Top-Tier Journal Articles

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MGMT department ranks among the Top Fifteen management departments in the world in terms of faculty productivity for the recent seven years (2008-2014), based on the UT-Dallas survey of research publications in five premier management journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal.

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  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. In press. Exporting and innovating among emerging market firms: The moderating role of institutional development. Journal of International Business Studies.

  • Wang, H., Zhao, S., & He, J. Forthcoming. Increase in takeover protection and firm knowledge accumulation strategy. Strategic Management Journal.

  • Feldman, G., & Wong, K. F. E. In press. When action-inaction framing leads to higher escalation of commitment: A new inaction-effect perspective on the sunk-cost fallacy. Psychological Science.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. In press. Resolving the paradox between adaptive learning and escalation of commitment. Management Science.

  • Garg, S., Li, Q. & Shaw, J. Forthcoming. Undervaluation of directors: Impact on turnover of directors (and CEO) in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal.

  • Garg, S. & Eisenhardt, K. Forthcoming. Unpacking the CEO-board relationship in entrepreneurial firms. Academy of Management Journal.

  • Zhelyazkov, P. I. In press. Interactions and interests: Collaboration outcomes, competitive concerns, and the limits to triadic closure. Administrative Science Quarterly.


  • Gong, Y., Wu, J., Song, J. W., & Zhang, Z. 2017. Dual tuning in creative processes: Joint contributions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102: 829-844.

  • *Liu, D., *Gong, Y., Zhou, J. & Huang, J. C. In press. Human resource systems, employee creativity, and firm innovation: The moderating role of firm ownership. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 1164-1188. (*Joint corresponding author)

  • Zhu, J., Tatachari, S, & Chattopadhyay, P. 2017. Newcomer identification: Trends, antecedents, moderators and consequences. (shared first-authorship). Academy of Management Journal, 60: 855-879.


  • Glaser, L., Stam, W., & Takeuchi, R. 2016. Managing the risks of proactivity: A multilevel study of initiative and performance in the middle management context. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 1339-1360.

  • Liang, L. L., Lian, H., Brown, D. J., Ferris, D. L., Hanig, S., & Keeping, L. 2016. Why are abusive supervisors abusive? A dual-system self-control model. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 1385-1406.

  • Jonczyk, C., Lee, Y. G., Galunic, C., & Bensaou, B. 2016. Relational changes during role transitions: The interplay of efficiency and cohesion. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 959-982.

  • Ertug, G., Yogev, T., Lee, Y. G., & Hedstrom, P. 2016. The Art of Representation: How Reputation Affects Success in the Contemporary Art Field. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 113-134.

  • Zhelyazkov P. I. & Gulati R. 2016. After the break-up: The relational and reputational consequences of withdrawals from venture capital syndicates. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 277-301.

  • Zhu, J., Wanberg, C. R., Harrison, D. A., & Diehn, E W. 2016. Ups and downs of the expatriate experience? Understanding work adjustment trajectories and career outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101: 549-568.


  • Li, J.T., Qian, C. & Yao, K. 2015. Confidence in learning: Inter- and intra-organizational learning in foreign market entry decisions. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 918-929.

  • Yang, J.Y., Li, J.T., & Delios, A. 2015. Will a second mouse get the cheese: Learning from early entrants’ failures in a foreign market. Organization Science, 26: 908-922.

  • Takeuchi, R., Bolino, M., & Lin, C. C. 2015. Too many motives? The interactive effects of multiple motives on organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100: 1239-1248.

  • Ferris, D. L., Lian, H., Brown, D. J., & Morrison, R. 2015. Ostracism, self-esteem, and job performance: When do we self-verify and when do we self-enhance? Academy of Management Journal, 58: 279-297.

  • Chen, Z., Zhu, J., & Zhou, M. 2015. How does a servant leader fuel the service fire? A multilevel model of servant leadership, individual self identity, group competition climate, and customer service performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100: 511-521.


  • Liu, W., Gong, Y., & Liu, J. 2014. When do business units benefit more from collective citizenship behavior of management teams? An upper echelons perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 523-534.

  • Chang, S., Jia, L., Takeuchi, R., & Cai, Y. 2014. Do high-commitment work systems affect creativity? A multi-level combinational approach to employee creativity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 665-680.

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. (Equal Authorship). 2014. Reducing and exaggerating escalation of commitment by option partitioning. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 697-712.

  • Lian, H., Brown, D. J., Ferris, D. L., Liang, L.L., Keeping, L., & Morrison, R. 2014. Abusive supervision and retaliation: A self-control framework. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 116-139.

  • Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., Morrison, R. & Brown, D. J., 2014 Blame it on the supervisor or the subordinate? Reciprocal relations between abusive supervision and organizational deviance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 651-664.


  • Li, J.T. & Qian, C. 2013. Principal-principal conflicts under weak institutions: A study of corporate takeovers in China, Strategic Management Journal, 34: 498-508.

  • Chen, G., Farh, J. L., Campbell-Bush, E. M., Wu, Z., & Wu, X. 2013. Teams as innovative systems: Multilevel motivational antecedents of innovation in R&D teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 1018-1027.

  • Chen, Z., Takeuchi, R., & Shum, C. 2013. A social information processing perspective of coworker influence on a focal employee. Organization Science, 24: 1618-1639.

  • Qian, C., Cao, Q., & Takeuchi, R. 2013. Top management team functional diversity and organizational innovation in China: The moderating effects of environment. Strategic Management Journal, 34: 110-120.

  • Gong, Y., Kim, T. Y., Lee, D. R., & Zhu, J. 2013. A multilevel model of team goal orientation, information exchange, and creativity. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 827-851.

  • Wang, M., Liu, S., Liao, H., Gong, Y., Kammeyer-Mueller. J., & Shi, J. 2013. Can't get it out of my mind: Employee rumination after customer mistreatment and negative mood in the next morning. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 989-1004.

  • Chao, M., Hong, Y., & Chiu, C. 2013. Essentializing race: Its implication on racial categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104: 619-634.

  • Tadmor, C., Chao, M., Hong, Y., Polzer, J.T. 2013. Not just for stereotyping anymore: Racial essentialism reduces domain-general creativity. Psychological Science, 24: 99-105.

  • Garg, S. 2013. Venture boards: Distinctive monitoring and implications for firm performance. Academy of Management Review, 38: 90-108.

  • Li, Q., Maggitti, P., Smith, K., Tesluk, P., & Katila, R. 2013. Top management attention to innovation: The role of search selection and intensity. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 893-916.

  • Van Wijk, J.J., Stam, W., Elfring, T., Zietsma, C., & Den Hond, F. 2013. Activists and incumbents structuring change: The interplay between agency, culture and networks in field evolution.Academy of Management Journal, 56: 358-386.


  • Kozhikode, R. & Li, J.T. 2012. Political pluralism, public policies, and organizational choices: Banking branch expansion in India, 1948-2003. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 339-359.

  • Liang, J., Farh, C. I. C. & Farh, J. L. 2012. Psychological antecedents of promotive and prohibitive voice: A two-wave examination. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 71-92.

  • George, E., Chattopadhyay, P., & Zhang, L.L. 2012. Helping hand or competition? The moderating influence of perceived upward mobility on the relationship between blended workgroups and employee attitudes and behaviors. Organization Science, 23: 355-372.

  • *Chang, Y. Y., *Gong, Y., & Peng, M. W. 2012. Expatriate knowledge transfer, subsidiary absorptive capacity, and subsidiary performance. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 927-948. (*Equal contribution)

  • Tadmor, C., Hong, Y., Chao, M.M., Wiruchnipawan, F. & Wang, W. 2012. Multicultural experiences reduce intergroup bias through epistemic unfreezing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103: 750-772.

  • Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., & Brown, D. J. 2012. Does power distance exacerbate or mitigate the effects of abusive supervision? It depends on the outcome. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97: 107-123.

  • Wanberg, C. R., Zhu, J., Kanfer, R., & Zhang, Z. 2012. After the pink slip: Applying dynamic motivation frameworks to the job search experience. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 261-284.


  • Chen, G., Sharma, P. N., Edinger, S. K., Shapiro, D. L., & Farh, J. L. 2011. Motivating and de-motivating forces in teams: Cross-level influences of empowering leadership and relationship conflict. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96: 541-557.

  • He, J. & Huang, Z.* 2011. The informal hierarchy of the board of directors and firm financial performance: Exploring a tacit structure guiding boardroom interactions. Academy of Management Journal, 54: 1119-1139. (*equal contribution)

  • Wang, H. & Qian, C. 2011. Corporate philanthropy and financial performance of Chinese firms: The roles of social expectations and political access. Academy of Management Journal, 54: 1159-1181.

  • Markle, A. 2011. Dysfunctional learning in decision processes: The case of employee reciprocity. Strategic Management Journal, 32: 1411-1425.

  • *Shaw, J. D., *Zhu, J., Duffy, M. K., Scott, K. L., Shih, H.-A., & Susanto, E. 2011. A contingency model of conflict and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96: 391-400 (*Listed Alphabetically)


  • Li, J.T. & Tang, Y. 2010. CEO hubris and firm risk taking in China: The moderating role of managerial discretion. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 45-68.

  • Farh, J. L., Lee, C., & Farh, C. I. C. 2010. Task conflict and team creativity: A question of how much and when. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95: 1173-1180.

  • Chattopadhyay, P., Finn, C. P, & Ashkanasy, N.M. 2010. Affective responses to professional dissimilarity: A matter of status. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 808-826.

  • Sullivan, B. N. 2010. Competition and Beyond: Problems and Attention Allocation in the Organizational Rulemaking Process. Organization Science, 21:432-450.

  • Wang, X. M., Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2010. The roles of rater goals and ratee performance levels in the distortion of performance rating. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95: 546-561.

  • Marquis, C. & Huang, Z. 2010. Acquisitions as exaptation: The legacy of founding institutions in the U.S. commercial banking industry. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 1441-1473.

  • Wanberg, C. R., Zhu, J. & van Hooft, E. A. J. 2010. The job-search grind: Perceived progress, self-reactions, and self-regulation of search effort. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 788-807.


  • Kuilman, J. &  Li, J.T.  2009. Grades of membership and legitimacy spillovers: Foreign banks in Shanghai, 1847-1935. Academy of Management Journal, 52:229-245.

  • Kuilman, J., Vermeulen,  I. & Li, J.T. 2009. The consequents of organizer ecologies: A logical formalization. Academy of Management Review, 34:253-272.

  • Kirkman, B. L., Chen, G., Farh, J. L., Chen, Z. X., & Lowe, K. B. 2009. Individual power distance orientation and follower reactions to transformational leaders: A cross-level, cross-cultural examination. Academy of Management Journal, 52:744-764.

  • Gong, Y., Huang, J. C. & Farh, J. L. 2009. Employee learning orientation, transformational leadership, and employee creativity: The mediating role of employee creative self-efficacy. Academy of Management Journal, 52:765-778.

  • Gong, Y., Law, K.S., Chang, S., & Xin, K.R. 2009.  Human resource management and firm performance: The differential role of managerial affective and continuance commitment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94:263-275.

  • Takeuchi, R., Wang, M., Marinova, S. V., & Yao, X. 2009. The role of domain-specific perceived organizational support during expatriation and their implications for performance. Organization Science, 20:621-634.

  • Choi, J., & Wang, H. 2009. Stakeholder relations and the persistence of corporate financial performance. Strategic Management Journal, 30:895-907.

  • Wang, H.He, J., & Mahoney, J. 2009.  Firm-specific knowledge resources and competitive advantage: The roles of economic- and relationship-based employee governance mechanisms. Strategic Management Journal, 30:1265-1285.

  • He, J., & Wang, H. 2009.  Innovative knowledge assets and economic performance: The asymmetric roles of incentive and monitoring. Academy of Management Journal, 52:919-938.

  • Marquis, C. & Huang, Z. 2009. The contingent nature of public policy and the growth of U.S. commercial banking. Academy of Management Journal, 52:1222-1246.


  • Lee, S., Shenkar, O. and J.T. Li. 2008. Cultural distance, investment flow and control in cross-border cooperation. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 1117–1125.

  • Li, J.T. 2008. Asymmetric interactions between foreign and domestic banks: Effects on market entry. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 873-893.

  • Chattopadhyay, P., George, E., & Shulman, A. 2008. The asymmetrical influence of sex dissimilarity in distributive vs. colocated work groups. Organization Science, 19: 581-593.

  • Moon, H., Kamdar, D., Mayer, D. M., & Takeuchi, R. 2008. Me or we? The role of personality and justice as other-centered antecedents to taking charge within organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93: 84-94.

  • Takeuchi, R., Shay, J. P., & Li, J. T. 2008. When does decision autonomy increase expatriate managers’adjustment? An empirical test. Academy of Management Journal, 51: 45-60.

  • Wang, H., Choi, J., & Li, J.T. 2008. Too little or too much? Untangling the relationship between corporate philanthropy and firm financial performance. Organization Science , 19: 143-159.

  • Wang, H. & Lim, S. 2008. Real options and real value: The role of employee incentives to make specific human capital investments. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 701-721.

  • No, S., Hong, Y., Liao, H., Lee, K., Wood, D., & Chao, M. M. 2008. Lay theory of race affects and moderates Asian Americans’ responses toward American culture. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95: 991-1004.

  • Wu, G. & Markle, A. 2008. An empirical test of gain-loss separability in prospect theory. Management Science, 54: 1322-1335.

  • Stam, W. & Elfring, T. 2008. Entrepreneurial orientation and the performance of high-technology ventures: The moderating role of intra- and extraindustry social capital. Academy of Management Journal, 51: 97-111.

  • Morris, M., Podolny, J. & Sullivan, B.N. 2008. Culture and Coworker Relations: Interpersonal Patterns in American, Chinese, German, and Spanish Divisions of a Global Retail Bank. Organization Science, 19: 517-532.


  • Li, J.T., Yang, J.Y., & Yue, D.R. 2007. Identity, community, and audience: How wholly owned foreign subsidiaries gain legitimacy in China. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 175-190.

  • Farh, J. L., Hackett, R., & Liang, J. 2007. Individual-level cultural values as moderators of perceived organizational support-employee outcomes relationships: Comparing the effects of power distance and traditionality. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 715-729.

  • Gong, Y., Luo, Y., Shenkar, O., & Nyaw, M.K. 2007. Do multiple parents help or hinder international joint venture performance? The mediating roles of contract completeness and partner cooperation.Strategic Management Journal, 28: 1021-1034.

  • Takeuchi, R., Lepak, D. P., Wang, H., & Takeuchi, K. 2007. An empirical examination of the mechanisms mediating between high performance work systems and the performance of Japanese organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 1069-1083.

  • Wang, M.,& Takeuchi, R. 2007. The role of goal orientation during expatriation: A cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 1437-1445.

  • Yun, S.,Takeuchi, R., & Liu, W. 2007. Employee self-enhancement motives and job performance behaviors: Investigating the moderating effects of employee role ambiguity and managerial perceptions of employee commitment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 745-756.

  • Wong, K.F.E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2007. Effects of rater goals on rating patterns in performance evaluation: Evidence from an experimental field study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 577-585.

  • Wong, K.F.E., & Kwong, J.Y.Y. 2007. The role of anticipated regret in escalation of commitment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 545-554.

  • Sullivan, B.N., Haunschild, P. & Page, K. 2007. Organizations non-gratae?: The impact of unethical corporate behavior on interorganizational networks. Organization Science, 18: 55-70.


  • Kuilman, J. & Li, J.T. 2006. The organizers' ecology: An empirical study of foreign banks in Shanghai. Organization Science, 17: 385-401.

  • George, E., Chattopadhyay, P., Sitkin, S., & Barden, J. 2006. Cognitive underpinnings of institutional persistence and change: A framing perspective.Academy of Management Review, 31: 347-365.

  • Gong, Y., & Fan, J. 2006. A longitudinal examination of the role of goal orientation in cross-cultural adjustment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91: 176-184.

  • Cao, Q., Maruping, L. M., & Takeuchi, R. 2006. Disentangling the effects of CEO turnover and succession on organizational capabilities: A social network perspective. Organization Science, 17: 563-576.

  • Wong, K.F.E., Yik, M.S., & Kwong, J.Y.Y. 2006. Understanding the emotional aspects of escalation of commitment: The role of negative affect. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91: 282-297.

  • Wang, H. & Barney, J.B. 2006. Employee incentives to make firm specific investment: Implications for resource-based theories of corporate diversification. Academy of Management Review, 31: 466-476.


  • Li, J.T. & Hambrick, D.C. 2005.  Factional groups: A new vantage on demographic faultlines, conflict, and disintegration in work teams. Academy of Management Journal, 48: 794-813.

  • George, E. & Chattopadhyay, P. 2005. One foot in each camp: The dual identification of contract workers. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50: 68-99.

  • Takeuchi, R., Tesluk, P. E., Yun, S., & Lepak, D. P. 2005. An integrative view of international experiences. Academy of Management Journal, 48: 85-100.

  • Tekleab, A. G.,Takeuchi, R., & Taylor, M. S. 2005. Extending the chain of relationships among organizational justice, social exchange, and employee reactions: The role of contract violations. Academy of Management Journal, 48: 146-157.

  • Wong, K.F.E., & Kwong, J.Y.Y. 2005. Between-individual comparisons in performance evaluation: A perspective from prospect theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 90: 284-294.

  • Augier, M., March, J.G. & Sullivan, B.N. 2005. Notes on the evolution of a research community: Organization studies in anglophone North America,1945-2000. Organization Science, 16: 85-95.