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dr. S. Yan

Assistant Professor 

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Organization Studies


I am interested in building novel institutional theory frameworks to understand organizations in the financial sector with both quantitative and qualitative methods. My research has appeared and/or forthcoming in Administrative Science Quarterly and Research in Sociology of Organizations.

I obtained my PhD in Management from IESE Business School and was a visitign scholar at the Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago.

Please do not hesitate to contact me ( if this line of work overlaps with your interest.


Research Interests:

Institutional theory; Strategic management; Economic sociology     

Market emergence and organization design; Finance and Society 

Regression analysis; Case study; Ethnography; Mixed-method research

Principal publications

  • Yan S, Ferraro F, Almandoz J. "The Rise of Socially Responsible Investing Fund: The Paradoxical Role of the Financial Logic", at Administrative Science Quarterly (forthcoming).
  • Yan S, Ferraro F. 2016. State Mediation in Market Emergence: Socially Responsible Investing in China. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald, 49B: 173?206.
Last amended: 09 February 2018