My name is Anyi (pronounced “ahn-ee”). I am an Assistant Professor of Management at Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.
My research concerns the topic of agency. Organizations often tell employees to take charge and assert themselves – or to be agentic – at work. I study how agentic employees are perceived by others and the implications of these perceptions for gender and leadership. I also examine how agentic experiences feel like from the employee’s perspective and the wide-ranging – and often counter-intuitive – consequences of these experiences.
I teach negotiations here at the Freeman School of Business.
- Ma, A., Yang, Y., & Savani, K. (2019). “Take it or leave it!” A choice mindset leads to greater persistence and better outcomes in negotiations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 153, 1-12.
- Ma, A., Tang, S., & Kay, A. C. (2019). Psychological reactance as a function of thought versus behavioral control.
- Ma, A., Axt, J. R., & Kay, A. C. (2019). A control-based account of stereotyping. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 103819.
- Ma, A. & Kay, A. C. (2017). Compensatory control and ambiguity intolerance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 140, 46-61.
- Ma, A., Landau, M. J., Narayanan, J., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Thought-control difficulty motivates structure seeking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1067-1072.
- Rosette, A. S., Koval, C. Z., Ma, A., & Livingston, R. (2016). Race matters for women leaders: Intersectional effects on agentic deficiencies and penalties. The Leadership Quarterly, 27, 429-445.
- Rosette, A. S., Akinola, M., & Ma, A. (2017). Subtle discrimination in the workplace: Individual-level factors and processes. In E. King & A. Colella (Eds.), Oxford handbook on discrimination.
Education & Affiliations
- National University of Singapore, BBA
- Duke University, PhD