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You-Ta Chuang

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School of Administrative Studies

Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 233
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66615
Email: ychuang@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/ychuang

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You-Ta Chuang teaches courses related strategy and innovation. His current research focuses on understanding (1) knowledge transfer (failure experience) within organizations; (2) multipoint contact and innovation; (3) and sexual minority issues in the workplace.

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Degrees

PhD, Rotman/University of Toronto
M.B.A., Baruch College/City University of New York
B.Sc., Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Professional Leadership

Division Chair, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2011 Program Chair, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2010 Academic Reviewer, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2009

Research Interests

, Organizational learning, Competition, Social movements

Current Research Projects

Act up: From managing LGBTQ2S+ identity to changing workplace discrimination

    Summary:

    This project brings together a group of established and emerging scholars, a LGBTQ2S+ advocacy organization leader in Canada, and two leading LGBTQ2S+ advocacy organizations in China (LGBT Rights Advocacy China and Diversity & Inclusion Consulting). The overall goal of this partnership is to develop strategies that LGBTQ2S+ employees can use to cope with and fight against workplace discrimination. A partnership between academics and non-academic partners in Canada and China is of critical and valuable. Having non-academic partners not only provides us the most relevant knowledge and the lived workplace discrimination experiences LGBTQ2S+ employees have but also helps to formulate effective, practical strategies that LGBTQ2S+ employees can use to cope with and fight against discrimination. Examining workplace discrimination against sexual minorities in both countries can offer richer and deeper understanding of this important and urgent issue, discover nuances between two countries, and develop “universal” strategies that help to reduce workplace discrimination. Most importantly, this partnership provides valuable opportunities for exchange of knowledge and experience between academics and non-academic partners to better understanding LGBTQ2S+ employees’ experiences in Canada and China.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Jing Wang, Chris Zhang, Jules Richardson
Everyone Accounts: A revisit of LGBTQ2+ Employees Workplace Behavior of Disrupting Workplace Heterosexism and Advocating Equal Treatment in China

    Summary:

    To understand the motives, processes, and behaviors LGBTQ2+ employees exert toward disrupting
    workplace heterosexism and advocating equal treatment in China

    Description:

    The role of LGBTQ2+ people plays in terms of leading systemic change in addressing gender equality in the public, and private spheres have been identified by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as an important future global challenge area (“Future Challenge Areas: 2018-21,” 2019), as the society is shifting towards inclusion and substantial diversity in positions of power. Such a challenge indicates that research should focus on the change agent role LGBTQ2+ employees play in leading equality change. In addition, understanding LGBTQ2+ employees’ change agent role is especially important in China, where there is no legislation prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. The proposed research will provide an improved understanding of how LGBTQ2+ employees engage in activities to disrupt workplace heterosexism and advocate equal treatment in China.

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    Role: Co-Applicant

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2022

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2024

    Collaborator: Chris Zhang
    Collaborator Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University
    Collaborator Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Chuang, Y.T., 2007. Developing business strategy. In Karakowsky, L. (Ed) . The Challenges of Business: Managing in the Canadian and Global Context, pp. 169-206. Captus Press.

2007

Li, S.X., and Chuang, Y.T. 2001. Racing for market share: Hypercompetition and the performance of multiunit-multi-market firms. In J.A.C. Baum & H.R. Greve (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 18: 331-357. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.

2001

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Dahlin, K.D., Chuang, Y.T., and Roulet, T.J. 2018. Opportunity, motivation, and ability to learn from failure and errors: Review, synthesis, and ways to move forward. Academy of Management Annals, 12: 252-277.

2018

Chuang, Y.T., Dahlin, K., Thomson, K., Lai, Y.C., and Yang, C.C., 2018. Multimarket contact, strategic alliances, and firm performance. Journal of Management, 44: 1551-1572.

2018

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R. and Hu, C., 2018. Effects of movements and opportunity on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by corporations. Journal of Management, 44: 2766-2800

2018

Chuang, Y.T., and Thomson, K. 2017. Maneuvering multimarket competition: Effects of multimarket contact and strategic alliances on performance of single-market firms, Strategic Organization, 15: 390-409.

2017

Zaheer, S, Ginsburg, L., Chuang, YT, and Grace, S. L. 2015. Patient safety climate (PSC) perceptions of front-line staff in acute care hospitals: Examining the role of ease of reporting, unit norms of openness, and participative leadership. Health Care Management Review, 40: 13-23.

2015

Mallidou, A.A., Cummings, G.G., Ginsburg, L.R., Chuang, Y.T., Kang, S, Northon, P.G., and Esabrooks, C.A. 2011. Staff, space, time as dimensions of organizational slack: A psychometric assessment, Health Care Management Review, 36: 252-264.

2011

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R., and Ophir, R., 2011. Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 22: 190-209

2011

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Berta, W.B., Norton, P.G., Ng, P., Tregunno, D., and Richardson, J., 2010. The relationship between organizational leadership for safety and learning from patient safety events. Health Services Research, 45: 607-632.

2010

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., et al., 2009. Categorizing errors and adverse events for learning: The provider perspective. Healthcare Quarterly, 12, 154-160.

2009

Ginsburg, L. Chuang, Y.T. et al., 2009. Development of a measure of learning from patient safety events. Health Services Research, 44: 2123-2147.

2009

Chuang, Y.T., Ginsburg, L., and Berta, W. B. 2007. Learning from preventable adverse events in healthcare organizations: A multi-level model of learning and propositions. Health Care Management Review, 32(4): 330-340.

2007

Baum, J.A.C., Rowley, T.J., Shipilov, A.V., and Chuang, Y.T. 2005. Dancing with strangers: Aspiration performance and the search for underwriting syndicate partners. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50: 536-575.

2005

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R., and Zikic, J., 2004. Organizational culture, group diversity, and intra-group conflict. Team Performance Management, 10: 26-34.

2004

Karakowsky, L., McBey, K., and Chuang, Y.T., 2004. Perceptions of performance: the impact of gender-based cues. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19: 506-525.

2004

Chuang, Y.T., and Baum, J.A.C., 2003. It's all in the name: Failure induced learning in multiunit chains. Administrative Science Quarterly, 48, 33-59.

2003

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Norton, P., Tregunno, D., Bert, W. B., Richardson, J., and Ng, P. Can we only learn from catastrophe? Paper presented in Patient Safety Research Conference 2007.

2007

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Norton, P., Tregunno, D., Bert, W. B., Richardson, J., and Ng, P. Matryoshka dolls? Learning from a small subset of patient safety events. Paper presented in Patient Safety Research Conference 2007.

2007

Chuang, Y.T. and Ng, P. Search of network partners’ capabilities: A longitudinal study of patenting activity of North American pharmaceutical firms. Paper accepted presentation in European Group of Organization Studies, 2007.

2007

Dahlin, K., and Chuang, Y.T. Closer or more apart? Organizational (dis)similarity in the U.S tennis racket industry and the Ontario hospital sector. Paper presented at Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics 2006.

2006

Chuang, Y. T., Geng, X., and Kerr, J. Strategy abandonment in the New York State banking industry, 1994-2003. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2006 International Schumpeter Society Conference.

2006

Chuang, Y. T., Geng, X., and Kerr, J. Will I stay or will I go? Strategy abandonment in the New York State banking industry, 1994-2003. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006.

2006

Ophir, R., Chuang, Y. T., and Church, R. Between state and practices: The effects of state legislation on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2005.

2005

Chuang, Y. T., Church, R., and Ophir, R. Tug of war: The rise of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meetings 2005.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Church, R and Chuang, Y.T. 2009. In and out: Movements internal and external to organizations and adoption of same-sex partner benefits by corporations. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Organization Theory Division, Proceedings.

2009

Shen, J-C, Chuang, Y.T., Chen, C-J, and Hsiao, Y-C. 2008. Hegemony or pluralism? The role of the state in Taiwan’s FDI deregulation in China, 1996-2001. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2008

Chuang, Y.T., Ginsburg, L., and Berta, W., 2004. A multi-level approach to responsiveness to adverse events. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2004

Baum, J.A.C., Rowley, T.J., Shipilov, A.V., and Chuang, Y.T., 2004. Dancing with strangers: Aspiration performance and the search for underwriting syndicate partners. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2004

Singh, R, and Chuang, Y.T., 2003. Performance and competition: Dynamics of multimarket competition in the Canadian daily newspaper industry. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Strategy Division, Proceedings.

2003

Chuang, Y.T., and Baum, J.A.C. 2002. It’s all in the name: A learning from failure perspective on the adoption of common naming strategies by multiunit chains. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2002

Dahlin, K., and Chuang, Y.T., 2002. What happens over time? Do firms become more or less similar? Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Technology and Innovation Division Proceedings.

2002

Tzabbar, D., and Chuang, Y.T., 2001. TMT knowledge diversity and TMT innovation initiation. The 2001 International Conference of Interdisciplinary and Multifunctional Business Management Proceedings.

2001

Chuang, Y.T. Hennessy, D., Thomson, K., and Madriz, R., 2000. The rise and fall of organizational diversity. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Organization Theory Division, Proceedings, 21: 40-49.

2000

Chuang, Y.T., 1999. The effects of resource dependence and resource-based positions on the occurrence of horizontal mergers and acquisitions: The Canadian evidence. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Strategy Division, Proceedings, 20: 40-49.

1999


You-Ta Chuang teaches courses related strategy and innovation. His current research focuses on understanding (1) knowledge transfer (failure experience) within organizations; (2) multipoint contact and innovation; (3) and sexual minority issues in the workplace.

Degrees

PhD, Rotman/University of Toronto
M.B.A., Baruch College/City University of New York
B.Sc., Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Professional Leadership

Division Chair, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2011 Program Chair, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2010 Academic Reviewer, Organization Management Theory Division, ASAC, 2009

Research Interests

, Organizational learning, Competition, Social movements

Current Research Projects

Act up: From managing LGBTQ2S+ identity to changing workplace discrimination

    Summary:

    This project brings together a group of established and emerging scholars, a LGBTQ2S+ advocacy organization leader in Canada, and two leading LGBTQ2S+ advocacy organizations in China (LGBT Rights Advocacy China and Diversity & Inclusion Consulting). The overall goal of this partnership is to develop strategies that LGBTQ2S+ employees can use to cope with and fight against workplace discrimination. A partnership between academics and non-academic partners in Canada and China is of critical and valuable. Having non-academic partners not only provides us the most relevant knowledge and the lived workplace discrimination experiences LGBTQ2S+ employees have but also helps to formulate effective, practical strategies that LGBTQ2S+ employees can use to cope with and fight against discrimination. Examining workplace discrimination against sexual minorities in both countries can offer richer and deeper understanding of this important and urgent issue, discover nuances between two countries, and develop “universal” strategies that help to reduce workplace discrimination. Most importantly, this partnership provides valuable opportunities for exchange of knowledge and experience between academics and non-academic partners to better understanding LGBTQ2S+ employees’ experiences in Canada and China.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Collaborator: Jing Wang, Chris Zhang, Jules Richardson
Everyone Accounts: A revisit of LGBTQ2+ Employees Workplace Behavior of Disrupting Workplace Heterosexism and Advocating Equal Treatment in China

    Summary:

    To understand the motives, processes, and behaviors LGBTQ2+ employees exert toward disrupting
    workplace heterosexism and advocating equal treatment in China

    Description:

    The role of LGBTQ2+ people plays in terms of leading systemic change in addressing gender equality in the public, and private spheres have been identified by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as an important future global challenge area (“Future Challenge Areas: 2018-21,” 2019), as the society is shifting towards inclusion and substantial diversity in positions of power. Such a challenge indicates that research should focus on the change agent role LGBTQ2+ employees play in leading equality change. In addition, understanding LGBTQ2+ employees’ change agent role is especially important in China, where there is no legislation prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. The proposed research will provide an improved understanding of how LGBTQ2+ employees engage in activities to disrupt workplace heterosexism and advocate equal treatment in China.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Applicant

    Start Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2022

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2024

    Collaborator: Chris Zhang
    Collaborator Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University
    Collaborator Role: Principal Investigator

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Chuang, Y.T., 2007. Developing business strategy. In Karakowsky, L. (Ed) . The Challenges of Business: Managing in the Canadian and Global Context, pp. 169-206. Captus Press.

2007

Li, S.X., and Chuang, Y.T. 2001. Racing for market share: Hypercompetition and the performance of multiunit-multi-market firms. In J.A.C. Baum & H.R. Greve (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 18: 331-357. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.

2001

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Dahlin, K.D., Chuang, Y.T., and Roulet, T.J. 2018. Opportunity, motivation, and ability to learn from failure and errors: Review, synthesis, and ways to move forward. Academy of Management Annals, 12: 252-277.

2018

Chuang, Y.T., Dahlin, K., Thomson, K., Lai, Y.C., and Yang, C.C., 2018. Multimarket contact, strategic alliances, and firm performance. Journal of Management, 44: 1551-1572.

2018

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R. and Hu, C., 2018. Effects of movements and opportunity on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by corporations. Journal of Management, 44: 2766-2800

2018

Chuang, Y.T., and Thomson, K. 2017. Maneuvering multimarket competition: Effects of multimarket contact and strategic alliances on performance of single-market firms, Strategic Organization, 15: 390-409.

2017

Zaheer, S, Ginsburg, L., Chuang, YT, and Grace, S. L. 2015. Patient safety climate (PSC) perceptions of front-line staff in acute care hospitals: Examining the role of ease of reporting, unit norms of openness, and participative leadership. Health Care Management Review, 40: 13-23.

2015

Mallidou, A.A., Cummings, G.G., Ginsburg, L.R., Chuang, Y.T., Kang, S, Northon, P.G., and Esabrooks, C.A. 2011. Staff, space, time as dimensions of organizational slack: A psychometric assessment, Health Care Management Review, 36: 252-264.

2011

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R., and Ophir, R., 2011. Taking sides: The interactive influences of institutional mechanisms on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits by Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Organization Science, 22: 190-209

2011

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Berta, W.B., Norton, P.G., Ng, P., Tregunno, D., and Richardson, J., 2010. The relationship between organizational leadership for safety and learning from patient safety events. Health Services Research, 45: 607-632.

2010

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., et al., 2009. Categorizing errors and adverse events for learning: The provider perspective. Healthcare Quarterly, 12, 154-160.

2009

Ginsburg, L. Chuang, Y.T. et al., 2009. Development of a measure of learning from patient safety events. Health Services Research, 44: 2123-2147.

2009

Chuang, Y.T., Ginsburg, L., and Berta, W. B. 2007. Learning from preventable adverse events in healthcare organizations: A multi-level model of learning and propositions. Health Care Management Review, 32(4): 330-340.

2007

Baum, J.A.C., Rowley, T.J., Shipilov, A.V., and Chuang, Y.T. 2005. Dancing with strangers: Aspiration performance and the search for underwriting syndicate partners. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50: 536-575.

2005

Chuang, Y.T., Church, R., and Zikic, J., 2004. Organizational culture, group diversity, and intra-group conflict. Team Performance Management, 10: 26-34.

2004

Karakowsky, L., McBey, K., and Chuang, Y.T., 2004. Perceptions of performance: the impact of gender-based cues. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 19: 506-525.

2004

Chuang, Y.T., and Baum, J.A.C., 2003. It's all in the name: Failure induced learning in multiunit chains. Administrative Science Quarterly, 48, 33-59.

2003

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Norton, P., Tregunno, D., Bert, W. B., Richardson, J., and Ng, P. Can we only learn from catastrophe? Paper presented in Patient Safety Research Conference 2007.

2007

Ginsburg, L., Chuang, Y.T., Norton, P., Tregunno, D., Bert, W. B., Richardson, J., and Ng, P. Matryoshka dolls? Learning from a small subset of patient safety events. Paper presented in Patient Safety Research Conference 2007.

2007

Chuang, Y.T. and Ng, P. Search of network partners’ capabilities: A longitudinal study of patenting activity of North American pharmaceutical firms. Paper accepted presentation in European Group of Organization Studies, 2007.

2007

Dahlin, K., and Chuang, Y.T. Closer or more apart? Organizational (dis)similarity in the U.S tennis racket industry and the Ontario hospital sector. Paper presented at Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics 2006.

2006

Chuang, Y. T., Geng, X., and Kerr, J. Strategy abandonment in the New York State banking industry, 1994-2003. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2006 International Schumpeter Society Conference.

2006

Chuang, Y. T., Geng, X., and Kerr, J. Will I stay or will I go? Strategy abandonment in the New York State banking industry, 1994-2003. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2006.

2006

Ophir, R., Chuang, Y. T., and Church, R. Between state and practices: The effects of state legislation on the adoption of same-sex partner health benefits. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2005.

2005

Chuang, Y. T., Church, R., and Ophir, R. Tug of war: The rise of same-sex partner health benefits in Fortune 500 corporations, 1990-2003. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meetings 2005.

2005

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Church, R and Chuang, Y.T. 2009. In and out: Movements internal and external to organizations and adoption of same-sex partner benefits by corporations. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Organization Theory Division, Proceedings.

2009

Shen, J-C, Chuang, Y.T., Chen, C-J, and Hsiao, Y-C. 2008. Hegemony or pluralism? The role of the state in Taiwan’s FDI deregulation in China, 1996-2001. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2008

Chuang, Y.T., Ginsburg, L., and Berta, W., 2004. A multi-level approach to responsiveness to adverse events. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2004

Baum, J.A.C., Rowley, T.J., Shipilov, A.V., and Chuang, Y.T., 2004. Dancing with strangers: Aspiration performance and the search for underwriting syndicate partners. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2004

Singh, R, and Chuang, Y.T., 2003. Performance and competition: Dynamics of multimarket competition in the Canadian daily newspaper industry. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Strategy Division, Proceedings.

2003

Chuang, Y.T., and Baum, J.A.C. 2002. It’s all in the name: A learning from failure perspective on the adoption of common naming strategies by multiunit chains. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings CD-ROM.

2002

Dahlin, K., and Chuang, Y.T., 2002. What happens over time? Do firms become more or less similar? Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Technology and Innovation Division Proceedings.

2002

Tzabbar, D., and Chuang, Y.T., 2001. TMT knowledge diversity and TMT innovation initiation. The 2001 International Conference of Interdisciplinary and Multifunctional Business Management Proceedings.

2001

Chuang, Y.T. Hennessy, D., Thomson, K., and Madriz, R., 2000. The rise and fall of organizational diversity. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Organization Theory Division, Proceedings, 21: 40-49.

2000

Chuang, Y.T., 1999. The effects of resource dependence and resource-based positions on the occurrence of horizontal mergers and acquisitions: The Canadian evidence. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Strategy Division, Proceedings, 20: 40-49.

1999