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Prof. Ellick K.F. WONG

Prof. Ellick K.F. WONG

Professor

mnewong@ust.hk

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Experimental psychology
  • M. Phil The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Psychology (Human Congnition)
  • B.S.Sc. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Psychology

 


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Professor, since July 2018, Associate Professor, July 2007 - June 2018, Assistant Professor, July 2001 - June 2007.

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Psychology, Post-doctoral Fellow (with teaching duty), August 2000 - June 2001.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Feldman, G., & Wong, K. F. E. 2018. When action-inaction framing leads to higher escalation of commitment: A new inaction-effect perspective on the sunk-cost fallacy. Psychological Science, 29: 537-548.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2018. Resolving the paradox between adaptive learning and escalation of commitment. Management Science, 64: 1911-1925.

  • Jong, S. L., Keil, M., & Wong, K. F. E. 2015. The effect of goal difficulty on escalation of commitment. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28: 114-129.

  • Feldman, G., Baumeister, R, & Wong, K. F. E. 2014. Free will is about choosing: The link between choice and the belief in free will. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55: 239-245.

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. 2014. (Kwong and Wong contributed equally). Fair or not fair? The effects of numerical framing on the perceived justice of outcomes. Journal of Management, 40: 1558-1582.

  • Schwarz, G. M., Wong, K. F., E. & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2014. A regret theory of organizational institutionalization. Journal of Change Management, 14: 309-333.

  • 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.

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., Wong, K. F. E., & Tang, S. K. Y. (Kwong and Wong with equal contribution). 2013. Comparing predicted and actual affective responses to process versus outcome: An emotion-as-feedback perspective. Cognition, 129: 42-50.

  • Wong, K. F. E. & Cheng, C. 2013. Predictable or Not? Individuals' Risk Decisions Do Not Necessarily Predict Their Next Ones. PLoS ONE, 8: e56811.

  • Wong, K. F. E. 2012. Negative priming under rapid serial visual presentation. PLoS ONE, 5: e37023.

  • Wang, H., & Wong, K. F. E. 2012. The effect of managerial bias on employee incentives to make firm-specific investments. Journal of Management Studies, 49: 1435-1458.

  • Takeuchi, R., Yun, S., & Wong, K. F. E. 2011. Social influence of a coworker: A test of the effect of employee and coworker exchange ideologies on employees' exchange qualities. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115: 226-237.

  • 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.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Werbel, J. D. 2010. Cognitive processes in evaluating reference letters. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24: 27-40.

Book Chapters

  • Ng., C. K., & Wong, K. F.. E. 2008. Emotion and organizational decision-making: The roles of negative affect and anticipated regret in making decisions under escalation situations. In N. Ashkanasy & C. Copper (Eds.), Research companion to emotions in organizations: 45-46. Cheltenham, UK: Edwin Elgar Publishing.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. 2008. The effect of surplus avoidance on completing a goal in loyalty program. Advances in Consumer Research, 35:894-895.


SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Cheng, C. 2015. A culture-moderated meta-analysis on the turnover intention-behavior link. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2015. An adaptive learning approach of escalation of commitment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Wong, K. F. E., Kwong, J. Y. Y., Ng, C. K., & Yip, G. K. K. 2015. Rating differentiation in performance evaluation: An anchoring and adjustment perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. 2015. Connecting affective forecasting errors to goal pursuit. Poster presented the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: New York City, New York.

  • Feldman, G., & Wong, K. F. E. 2015. The freedom to excel: The belief in free will predicts academic, job and national level performance. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science 2015. Amsterdam, Netherland.

  • Feldman, G., & Wong, K. F. E. 2015. The freedom to excel: The positive implications of the belief in free will for performance. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, California.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2013. Option partitioning alters escalation of commitment through subjective utility. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida.

  • Wong, K. F. E., Kwong, J. Y. Y., Ng. C. K., & Yip, G. K. K. 2013. Rating differentiation in performance evaluation as a result of anchoring-and-adjustment from starting. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: Washington, DC.

  • Jong, S. L., Keil, M., & Wong, K. F. E. 2012. The influence of goal orientation on escalation of commitment: A temporal orientation perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Ng, C .K., Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2012. Personal responsibility might lead to de-escalation: When you regret over initiating the failing investment. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: Chicago, Illinois.

  • Ng, C .K., & Wong, K. F. E. 2012. The promise and peril of pride in de-escalation of commitment. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: Chicago, Illinois.

  • Schwarz, G. M., Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2011. The role of regret in institutional persistence and change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2011. Reducing and exaggerating escalation of commitment by option partitioning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Yik, M., Zeng, K. J., & Wong, K. F. E. 2011. Judging emotions is a process of anchoring and adjustment. Paper presented at ISRE Conference, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2011. A failure quota account of terminating a failing course of action under escalation situations. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2011. Reducing and exaggerating escalation bias by option partitioning. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

  • Ng, C. K., Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2010. A process model of affective experience in escalation situations. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Academy of Management Conference, Macau.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2010. Reducing and exaggerating escalation of commitment by option partitioning. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Academy of Management Conference, Macau.


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Consulting Editor:

    • Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2013-)

    • Journal of Applied Psychology (2015-)

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Journal of Behavioral Decision Making (2010-)

  • Ad Hoc reviewers (partial listed):

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

    • Experimental Psychology

    • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    • Journal of Business Research

    • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Managerial decision-making

  • Human judgment and decision processes

  • Language processing

  • Human attention


FUNDED PROJECTS

Competitive Earmarked Research Grants from Hong Kong Government:

  • Resolving the paradox between adaptive learning and escalation of commitment. 2014-2015 (#16503614): HK$611,592. Principal Investigator (with Jesscia Kwong).

  • Affective forecasts and responses as inputs for goal pursuits. 2014-2015 (#14501314): HK$427,112. Co-Investigator (with Jessica Kwong).

  • Performance differentiation in performance evaluation. 2012-2014 (#644312): HK$247,520. Principal Investigator (with Jessica Y. Y. Kwong).

  • De-biasing and exaggerating escalation bias by option partitioning, 2009-2011: (#643509): HK$391,620. Principal Investigator (with Jessica. Y. Y. Kwong).

  • Judging others' emotions: A process of anchoring and adjustment, 2008-2010: (#664508): HK$620,080. Co-Investigator (with Michelle Yik).


HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2011 Winner, Franklin Prize for MBA Teaching. Elective Courses.