Tieying Yu
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Carroll School of Management
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
E-mail: yuti@bc.edu


Research Interests

Focusing on individual firm competitive actions, I study the antecedents, contingencies and outcomes of firm competitive interaction. A unique attribute of my research is the exploration of factors that are particularly salient for global rivalry, such as cultural or regulatory differences across countries. Hence, my work offers a novel extension of the traditional competitive dynamics research to an international realm.  Additionally, I am intrigued by the dynamism of multimarket competition, situations in which firms compete simultaneously against the same rivals in more than one market. Finally, I am interested in how firms compete and cooperate at the same time and how such co-opetive behavior influences firms’ future cooperative/competitive strategies and performance consequences.

My second line of work examines the impact of social context on firm strategic behavior. My work in this area has demonstrated that embeddedness in the social context has important consequences for some organizational phenomena, such as organizations’ responses to the spillover effects of crises; and organizational defection from multi-organization associations to which they belong.



Gao, H., Yu, T., & Cannella, A. 2015. “Understanding Word Responses in Competitive Dynamics.” Conditional Acceptance at Academy of Management Review. 

Gao, H., Yu, T., & Cannella, A. 2015. “Strategic Use of Language in Interorganizational Engagement: A Multidisciplinary Review and Agenda for Future Research.” Conditional Acceptance at Journal of Management. 

Yu, T., & Glynn, M. A. 2015. Competitive Memory :Bringing the Strategic Past to the Present. Forthcoming at Advances in Strategic Management. (PDF)

Yu, T., Subramaniam, M., & Cannella, A. 2013. Competing Globally, Allying Locally: Alliances between Global Rivals and Host Country Factors. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(2): 117-137. (PDF)

Yu, T.,  & Cannella, A. 2013. A Comprehensive Review of Multimarket Competition Research. Journal of Management, 39(1): 76-109. (PDF)

Yu, T., Subramaniam, M., & Cannella, A. 2009. Rivalry Deterrence in International Markets: Contingencies Governing the Mutual Forbearance Hypothesis. Academy of Management Journal, 52(1): 127-147.(PDF)

Yu, T., Sengul, M., & Lester, R. H. 2008. Misery Loves Company: The Spread of Negative Impacts Resulting from an Organizational Crisis. Academy of Management Review, 33(2): 452-472. (PDF)

Yu, T., & Lester, R. H. 2008. Moving Beyond Firm Boundaries: A Social Network Perspective on Reputation Spillover. Corporate Reputation Review. 11(1): 94-108.  (PDF)

Yu, T., & Cannella, A. 2007. Rivalry Between Multinational Enterprises: An Event History Approach. Academy of Management Journal. 50(3): 663-684. (PDF)


Working Papers

Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J. 2015. “Language and Competition: Dissuading Competitive Entry with Vague Language.” Under 2nd round review at Academy of Management Journal.