Shipeng YAN
Dr. Shipeng YAN
Management and Strategy
Assistant Professor

3917 0028

KK 1125

Academic & Professional Qualification
  • PhD, IESE
  • BBA(IS), HKU

Dr. Shipeng YAN is a management scholar with an institutional lens, a sociological orientation, and an interest in markets and organizations. In particular, he is keen to study (1) comparative dynamics of institutional arrangements across countries; (2) the emergence of new markets and strategies of nascent organizations in these markets; (3) the relationship between finance and society. His research works have appeared in prestigious journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Journal of International Business Studies.

  • EMBA
    Corporate social responsibility, City University of Hong Kong. 2020
  • PhD
    Organization theory, City University of Hong Kong. 2020-2021
    Institutions and teams, Tilburg University. 2017-2018
  • Master
    Reinventing management in global capitalism, University of Hong Kong. 2021-
    Societal institutions and development, Tilburg University. 2016-2018
  • Undergraduate
    Strategic management, University of Hong Kong. 2021-
    Strategic management, City University of Hong Kong. 2018-2020
    Strategic decision making, Tilburg University. 2016-2018
  • Corporate social responsibility, City University of Hong Kong. 2018-2020
  • Corporate social responsibility, Tilburg University. 2016-2018
Research Interest
  • Institutional theory
  • Market emergence
  • Finance and society
Selected Publications
  • Maksimov V, Wang S, Yan S (equal authorship). 2022. “Global connectedness and dynamic green capabilities in MNEs”. Journal of International Business Studies, 53(4): 723-740
  • Yan S, Almandoz J, Ferraro F. 2021. “The Impact of Logic (In)Compatibility: Green Investing, State Policy, and Corporate Environmental Performance”. Administrative Science Quarterly, 66(4): 903-944
  • Yan S. 2020. “A double-edged sword: Diversity within religion and market emergence”. Organization Science, 31(3): 535-795
  • Yan S, Ferraro F, Almandoz J. 2019. “The rise of socially responsible investment funds: The paradoxical role of the financial logic”. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(2): 466–501
Awards and Honours
  • Dean’s Research Excellence Award, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong, 2021
  • Finalist, Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty, City University of Hong Kong, 2020
  • IESE Alumni Research Prize for Best Published Paper, 2019
Service to the University/ Community
  • 2021-now: Member, Staff Student Consultation Committee, Master of Global Management, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2019-2021: Program Leader, MSc Organizational Management, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2021-2023: Communications Chair, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
  • 2019-now: Mentor, Doctoral Consortium, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
  • 2019-now: Editorial review board, Organization & Environment
  • 2021-now: Editorial review board, Management and Organization Review
Recent Publications
The Impact of Logic (In)Compatibility: Green Investing, State Policy, and Corporate Environmental Performance

Environmental protection is widely perceived as a state responsibility, but market-based solutions such as green investing have emerged in the financial sector. Little research has addressed whether green investing can affect corporate environmental performance and how the state would moderate such an impact. Using an institutional logics perspective, we extend the literature on institutional complexity by exploring the factors leading to compatibility of logics and practices. We theorize that the success of green investing as a novel hybrid practice combining financial means and environmental goals depends on the legitimacy it achieves as an appropriate solution to the stated goal, and this legitimacy can be boosted or dampened by other hybrid practices in the field. Analyzing a panel dataset of 3,706 firms from 20 countries between 2002 and 2013, we find a positive relationship between the relative size of green investment in the economy and firm-level environmental performance in that country. This relationship is moderated by state policies: a strong environmental protection policy weakens the positive relationship between green investing and corporate environmental performance, and a strong shareholder protection policy strengthens the relationship. We contribute to research on institutional complexity, logic compatibility, and public–private cooperation in pursuing the common good.