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. Since joining SFU, Jeffrey founded and leads Listening Works (, a research and educational initiative focused on leadership development. 

Jeffrey's 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 section commander in military service. Prior to SFU, Jeffrey taught graduate courses in organizational psychology, interpersonal dynamics, and talent management 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.

Research Interests

Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, Career Development, Talent Management

Selected Publications

articles and reports

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, 1-18.

Yip, J., Trainor, L. L., Black, H., Soto-Torres, L., & Reichard, R. J. (2019). Coaching new leaders: A relational process of integrating multiple identities. Academy of Management Learning and Education.

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.

Chandland, D., 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 Climate and Culture (pp. 215-234). Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.