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Yao Yao

Yao, Yao
Assistant Professor
B.B.A (Renmin University of China), M.Sc. (with distinction) (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
DMS 6105
613-562-5800 x 8614
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Dr. Yao earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto and holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research seeks to understand changing workplaces as technological and institutional environments evolve. In particular, she is interested in the tensions between traditional workplace norms and characteristics of innovative work arrangements. Her current research program examines professional workers participating in online platform work, which received the Best Student Paper Award from the Canadian Industrial Relations Association and the UCIRHRP Best Paper Award. Prior to joining Telfer, Dr. Yao taught at Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto. She also serves at the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Labour and Employment Relations Association.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2019-2023 SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant R C Co-I $ 76,136
2019-2020 Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Rotman China Research Grant R U PI $ 5,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

Areas of Strategic Impact
Thriving Organizations and Societies

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