Trevor Young-Hyman is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Sociology in the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the formal and informal organizational structures that shape knowledge-intensive work. One line of research explores how ownership and governance structures impact the content and consequences of knowledge-intensive work practices. Papers in that area have focused on the organization of cross-functional project teams, the development of inter-organizational ties, and task specialization within firms. Another line of research examines the factors that shape organizational structures, with a particular interest in the antecedents of flat organizations. Papers in that vein have examined how workforce diversity and external stakeholders shape the viability of flat organizations. His research explores a range of empirical contexts including engineering consulting firms, venture capital firms, startups, and French worker cooperatives.
Organizations and Entrepreneurship