Siyu Yu is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
Siyu's research explores the performance and social consequences of inequality and hierarchy, and the underlying processes that drive these effects. Her research addresses questions such as: how individuals' perceptions of where others stand in their group's status hierarchies - and the accuracy of these perceptions (i.e., "status acuity") - shape individuals' social networks, performance, leader-follower relationships, proactive work behaviors, inequality perceptions, and team effectiveness. She also explores how advantageous social network ties can lead to undesirable outcomes, how different team environments determine intra-team conflict, and how the two core bases of inequality - status and power - are internalized differently, thereby influencing individuals' engagement at work. Overall, her work bridges the literature on inequality and hierarchy, social networks, diversity, and teams. Her research has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.