Yumei Yang

Yumei Yang

  • 01202 968718
  • yangy at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in HR & Organisational Behaviour
  • Executive Business Centre EB501, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Yumei Yang is a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University. Her current research interests are organizational routines and organizational learning. Particularly, she is interested in evaluating how organizational defensive routines affect organizational life, such as organizational performance, organizational learning and job satisfaction. During her PhD, she developed a scale to measure organizational defensive routines. Her current study is to explore whether these kind of routines are more prevalent in Chinese culture than they are in the UK.

Journal Articles

  • Yang, Y., Secchi, D. and Homberg, F., 2018. Are organisational defensive routines harmful to the relationship between personality and organisational learning? Journal of Business Research, 85, 155-164.


  • Yang, Y., 2019. Work-life balance: a study of field level administration in Bangladesh. In: European Academy of Management 18 June-21 March 2018 Iceland.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Knowledge Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Managing People

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Business Management

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Delivered a talk about organisational defensive routines in Lancaster University

Conference Presentations

  • Academy of Management Annual conference, Developing a scale measuring organizational defensive routines: camouflage in organizations, 03 Aug 2017, Atlanta
  • British Academy of Management, Investigating Organizational Defensive Routines and Organizational Learning, 06 Sep 2014, Belfast
  • British Academy of Management Workshop at Universit√© Paris-Dauphine, A Scale Development for Organisational Defensive Routines, 10 May 2015, Paris
  • European Academy of Management, Developing a Measurement Scale for Organizational Defensive Routines: Exploring the components of organizational defensive routines, 10 Jun 2015, Warsaw
  • European Academy of Management, Organisational Defensive Routines and Personality Traits: An Empirical Study, 01 Jun 2016, Paris
  • Academy of Management, Investigating the Impact of Organisational Defensive Routines on Organisational Learning: An Empirical Study, 04 Aug 2016, Anaheim

Attended Training

  • Doctoral Supervision workshop, 11 Oct 2017


  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (Beijing International Studies Institution, 2010)
  • MSc in MSc International Business Management (Bournemouth University, 2011)
  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • PhD in Organizational Defensive Routines (Bournemouth Unviersity, 2017)


  • Prestige Scholarship for MSc Internaitonal Business Management (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • Full scholarship for PhD (Bournemouth University, 2012)


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