Dr. Yan Shen
Assistant Professor; International Business
BA in English for Science and Technology and BS in Engineering for Industrial Foreign Trade, Dalian University of Technology; Master in Law, East China University of Politics and Law; Doctorate in Business Administration, Boston University
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- Expatriates and International Assignments
- Mentoring and Developmental Networks
- International Human Resource Management
- Career Success Across Different Cultures
Yan Shen's primary research centers on careers, expatriation and repatriation, and developmental relationships across different cultures. Her articles have appeared in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Journal of World Trade. Her research on expatriates and cross-cultural careers won her the Best International Paper Awards from Academy of Management Careers Division. She was also the winner of doctoral student outstanding research award from Boston University School of Management. Prior to joining the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business in 2011, Yan was a post doctoral fellow at Boston University and served on the School of Management faculty of Donghua University in Shanghai, China.
Shen, Y. & Kram, K. E. (2011). Expatriates’ developmental networks: Network diversity, base, and support functions. Career Development International, 16(6), 528-552.
Cotton, R., Shen, Y. & Livne-Tarandach, R. (2011). On becoming extraordinary: The content and structure of the developmental networks of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers. Academy of Management Journal, 54(1), 15-46.
Shen, Y. & Hall, D. T. (2009). When expatriates explore other options: Retaining talent through greater job embeddedness and repatriation adjustment. Human Resource Management, 48(5), 793-816.
Chudzikowski, K., Demel, B., Mayrhofer, W., Unite, J., Bogicevic, B., Briscoe, J., Hall, D.T., Las Heras, M., Shen, Y. & Zikic, J. (2009). Career transitions and their causes: A country-comparative perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82(4), 825-850.
Williams, M., Kong, Y. & Shen, Y. (2002). Bonanza or mirage? Textiles and China’s accession to the WTO. Journal of World Trade, 36(3), 577-591.
- Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Best International Paper Award at Careers Division and Finalist for Carolyn Dexter Award (2009/2010)
- Boston University, Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student Award (2010)
- Boston University, Lafley Scholarship (2006-2010)
- Donghua University, Outstanding Young Faculty Award (1999)
- International Business (BCom)
In this Faces of UVic Research video, Dr. Shen's discusses her research about individuals' careers across cultures, mentoring, and individuals living and working in foreign countries. She also explains her international research, particularly into China and careers across non-Western cultures.