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Anyi Ma

Anyi Ma
Assistant Professor | Management and Human Resources
4250C Grainger Hall

Biography

Welcome!

My name is Anyi (pronounced “ahn-ee”). I am an Assistant Professor of Management at Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously I was at Tulane University, Freeman School of Business. I received my PhD in Management from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.

Organizations often tell employees to take charge and assert themselves – or to be agentic – at work. I research how other people perceive agentic employees and the effects these perceptions have on gender and leadership.
I also examine how employees experience agency, such as having choice and control and the wide-ranging – and often counter-intuitive – consequences of these experiences.

My work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychologist, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Naval Research Logistics, and The Leadership Quarterly.

If you’re an undergrad or grad student at UW-Madison, I’m also on the lookout for research assistants and collaborators. Email me at ama35 [at] wisc [dot] edu if you’re interested!

Research

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Sheetal, A. & Ma, A. & Infurna, F. (2024). Searching for solutions using machine learning: Preparing for future adversities by investigating resilience against Covid-19. American Psychologist

Selected Published Journal Articles

Chakraborty, S. & Ma, A. & Swinney, R. (2023). Designing rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns for strategic (but distracted) contributors Naval Research Logistics

Ma, A. & Liu, K. & Tai, K. & Kay, A. (2023). On the mutual constitution and culture: Examining the link between perceived control and cultural tightness-looseness Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Madan, S. & Ma, A. & Pandey, N. & Rattan, A. & Savani, K. (2023). Support for increasing low wage workers’ compensation: The role of fixed-growth mindsets about intelligence Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Ma, A. & Rosette, A. & Koval, C. (2022). Reconciling female agentic advantage and disadvantage with the CADDIS measure of agency Journal of Applied Psychology

Fath, S. & Ma, A. & Rosette, A. (2022). Self-views of disadvantage and success impact perceptions of privilege among White men Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Ma, A. & Tang, S. & Kay, A. (2019). Psychological reactance as a function of thought versus behavioral control Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Ma, A. & Axt, J. & Kay, A. (2019). A control-based account of stereotyping Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

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

Ma, A. & Landau, M. & Narayanan, J. & Kay, A. (2017). Thought-control difficulty motivates structure seeking Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Ma, A. & Kay, A. (2017). Compensatory control and ambiguity intolerance Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Rosette, A. & Koval, C. & Ma, A. & Livingston, R. (2016). Race matters for women leaders: Intersectional effects on agentic deficiencies and penalties The Leadership Quarterly

Practitioner-Oriented Publications

Ma, A. & Ponce de Leon, R. & Rosette, A. (2023). Asking for Less (but Receiving More): Women Avoid Impasses and Outperform Men When Negotiators Have Weak Alternatives Journal of Applied Psychology

Madan, S. & Ma, A. & Rattan, A. & Savani, K. (2023). Research: A Growth Mindset Can Boost Support for Increasing the Minimum Wage Harvard Business Review

Ma, A. & Fath, S. & Rosette, A. (2022). Research: People Can Learn to Recognize Their Racial Privilege Harvard Business Review Digital Articles

Ma, A. & Yang, Y. & Savani, K. (2020). How to Respond to “Take It or Leave It” Harvard Business Review Digital Articles

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