Yuan
Liao

Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations

PhD in International Business, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
MPhil in Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.Sc.NankaiUniversity

Echo Yuan Liao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. She holds a PhD in International Business from Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University and MPhil in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining IESE, Prof. Liao was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Management at UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. She has taught at Simon Fraser University and Justice Institute of British Columbia in Canada.

Prof. Liao’s research interests lie in cross-cultural management, regulatory focus, cultural intelligence, and multiculturalism. Her academic work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others, and has won two Best Reviewer Awards from an Academy of Management conference and an Academy of International Business conference.

Areas of interest

Cross-cultural Management
Regulatory Focus
Cultural Intelligence
Multiculturalism
Psychological Contract

Publications