Jeffrey Yip

Assistant Professor, Management & Organization Studies


Room: SGL 3530

Phone: 778.782.6803



Ph.D. Organizational Behavior (Boston University), M.Ed. Human Development and Psychology (Harvard)


Jeffrey Yip is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Beedie School of Business. His research is in the areas of leadership, mentoring, and career development. His professional experience includes work in leadership development at the Center for Creative Leadership, as co-founder of the Halogen Foundation in Singapore, and as a consultant to public and private organizations. 

Prior to SFU, Jeffrey taught graduate courses in organizational psychology, interpersonal dynamics, and talent management at at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Boston University. At CGU, he directed the Talent Science Lab and served as an advisor to the Accenture Talent Innovation Lab. He currently directs ListeningWorks - a research initiative on listening and serves as representative-at-large for the Academy of Management Careers Division.

His work has been supported by research fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, the Lim Kim San Fellowship from Singapore Management University, a research fellowship from the Learning Innovations Laboratory (LILA) at Harvard University, and the Arnon Reichers Best Paper award from the Academy of Management.

Research Interests

Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, Career Development, Talent Management

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Yip, J., & Walker, D. O. (2021). Leaders mentoring others: the effects of implicit followership theory on leader integrity and mentoring. International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Yip, J., Trainor, L. L., Black, H., Soto-Torres, L., & Reichard, R. J. (2020). Coaching new leaders: A relational process of integrating multiple identities. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 19(4), 503-520.

Yip, J., Li, H., Ensher, E. A., & Murphy, S. E. (2020). Beyond Logic and Intuition: Development and Validation of a Career Discernment Scale. Journal of Career Development.

Walker, D. O., & Yip, J. (2018). Paying it forward? The mixed effects of organizational inducements on executive mentoring. Human Resource Management, 57(5), 1189-1203.

Yip, J., Ehrhardt, K., Black, H., & Walker, D. O. (2018). Attachment theory at work: A review and directions for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(2), 185-198.

Hall, D. T., Yip, J., & Doiron, K. (2018). Protean careers at work: Self-direction and values orientation in psychological success. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 5, 129-156.

Hall, D. T., & Yip, J. (2016). Discerning career cultures at work. Organizational Dynamics, 45(3), 174-184.

Kram, K. E., Wasserman, I. C., & Yip, J. (2012). Metaphors of Identity and Professional Practice: Learning From the Scholar-Practitioner. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48(3), 304-341.

Yip, J., & Raelin, J. A. (2012). Threshold concepts and modalities for teaching leadership practice. Management Learning, 43(3), 333-354.

Chandler, D. E., Kram, K. E., & Yip, J. (2011). An ecological systems perspective on mentoring at work: A review and future prospects. Academy of Management Annals, 5(1), 519-570.

books chapters and monographs

Yip, J., & Kram, K. E. (2017). Developmental Networks: Enhancing the Science and Practice of Mentoring. In Clutterbuck, D. A., Kochan, F. K., Lunsford, L., Dominguez, N., & Haddock-Millar, J. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Mentoring (pp. 88-104). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd (UK).

Chrobot-Mason, D., Yip, J., & Yu, A. J. (2015). Leading beyond "we": The nature and consequences of a boundary spanning mindset. In Roberts, L. M., Wooten, L. P., & Davidson, M. N. (Eds.), Positive organizing in a global society: Understanding and engaging differences for capacity building and inclusion (pp. 105-109). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States: Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Hall, D. T., Yip, J., & Barbera, K. M. (2014). Career Cultures and Climates in Organizations. In Schneider, B. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate (pp. 215-234). Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.