Academic Profile

• Yu Kang Yang, Trevor is an Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior in the Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation at the Nanyang Business School. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), specializing in Organizational Behavior.
• Professor Yu teaches courses involving the management of human capital including managerial decision-making, consulting research methodology, total rewards, and organizational behavior and design at the Nanyang Business School. He has consulted with several Singapore and US-based organizations on issues of talent management, employer branding, career management, employee engagement, and work-team effectiveness.
• Professor Yu has published in internationally-renown academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and the Human Resource Management Journal. He currently sits on the editorial of board of journals including: Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, and Group and Organization Management.
• He has also co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Recruitment and written several book chapters for both academic and practitioner audiences. His research is constantly featured at top international conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
• Prior to his academic career, Professor Yu was an analyst with an international management consulting firm, where he specialized in business process consulting and organizational change management.
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Assoc Prof Kang Yang Trevor Yu
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation
Co-Director for Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE), Centre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE)

Professor Yu's areas of expertise include Employer Branding, Talent Management, Adult Workplace Learning & Development, Flexible Employment Arrangements, and Artificial Intelligence Collaboration at Work.
  • Investigating The Effects Of Social Media Word-Of-Mouth On Job Search Behavior

  • Investigating the Impact of Evaluation by Artificial Intelligence on Users and Collaborators: Development of an AI Preparedness Framework and Assessment Tool

  • Proactive career planning and development for Singapore Female Health Professionals
  • Yu, K. Y. T. 2019. Influencing how one is seen by potential talent: Organizational impression management among recruiting firms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(7): 888-906.

  • Yu, K. Y. T., & Verma, K. 2019. Investigating the Role of Goal Orientation in Job Seekers’ Experience of Value Congruence. Applied Psychology, 68(1): 83-125.

  • Yu, K. Y. T., & Davis, H. M. 2019. Integrating job search behavior into the study of job seekers’ employer knowledge and organizational attraction. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(9): 1448-1476.

  • Yu, K. Y. T., & Davis, H. M. 2016. Autonomy's impact on newcomer proactive behaviour and socialization: A needs–supplies fit perspective. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89(1): 172-197.

  • Yu, K. Y. T. 2016. Inter-Relationships among Different Types of Person–Environment Fit and Job Satisfaction. Applied Psychology, 65(1): 38-65.

  • Yu, K. Y. T. 2014. Person–organization fit effects on organizational attraction: A test of an expectations-based model. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 124(1): 75–94.

  • Yu, K. Y. T., & Cable, D. M. 2013. Oxford Handbook of Recruitment. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Yu, K. Y. T. 2009. Affective influences in person-environment fit theory: Exploring the role of affect as both cause and outcome of P-E fit. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(5): 1210-1226.