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The Department of Management at HKUST is recognized internationally as a significant force in research. It is especially acclaimed for its faculty’s research work in relations to China. It cares about the intellectual development of this region and contributes to it through active research, high-quality teaching, and on-going participation in community activities.




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Forthcoming/ In press

  • Li, J.T., Qian, C. & Yao, K. In press. Confidence in learning: Inter- and intra-organizational learning in foreign market entry decisions, Strategic Management Journal. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.367)

  • Chang, S., Jia, L., Takeuchi, R., & Cai, Y. In press. Do high-commitment work systems affect creativity? A multi-level combinational approach to employee creativity. Journal of Applied Psychology. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • Liu, W., Gong, Y., & Liu, J. Forthcoming. When do business units benefit more from collective citizenship behavior of management teams? An upper echelons perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. (Equal Authorship). In press. Reducing and exaggerating escalation of commitment by option partitioning. Journal of Applied Psychology. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • Lian, H., Brown, D. J., Ferris, D. L., Liang, L.L., Keeping, L., & Morrison, R. In press. Abusive supervision and retaliation: A self-control framework. Academy of Management Journal (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • Lian, H., Ferris, D. L., Morrison, R. & Brown, D. J., In press. Blame it on the supervisor or the subordinate? Reciprocal relations between abusive supervision and organizational deviance. Journal of Applied Psychology. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)



  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.367)

  • Chen, G., Farh, J. L., Campbell-Bush, E. M., Wu, Z., & Wu, X. In press. Teams as innovative systems: Multilevel motivational antecedents of innovation in R&D teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 1018-1027. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • Chen, Z., Takeuchi, R., & Shum, C. 2013. A social information processing perspective of coworker influence on a focal employee. Organization Science, 24: 1618-1639. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.351)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.367)

  • Gong, Y., Kim, T. Y., Zhu, J., & Lee, D. R. 2013. A multilevel model of team goal orientation, information exchange, and creativity. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 827-851. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • Chao, M.M., Hong, Y., & Chiu, C. 2013. Essentializing race: Its implication on racial categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104: 619-634. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.877)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.543)

  • Garg, S. 2013. Venture boards: Distinctive monitoring and implications for firm performance. Academy of Management Review, 38: 90-108. (2012 Impact Factor: 7.895)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)



  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.351)

  • *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) (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.877)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)



  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)

  • 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) (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • 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. (2012 Impact Factor: 5.906)

  • Markle, A. 2011. Dysfunctional learning in decision processes: The case of employee reciprocity. Strategic Management Journal, 32: 1411-1425. (2012 Impact Factor: 3.367)

  • *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) (2012 Impact Factor: 4.758)


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A top-10 Management Department in the World!

MGMT department ranks among the Top Ten management departments in the world in terms of faculty productivity for the recent five years (2008-2012), 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).


A Four-Times Winner for the Franklin Department Award for Teaching Excellence, for 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the collective efforts made by a department's faculty in achieving overall teaching excellence. For more details, please kindly click here.

Research Seminar


List of Research Seminars



Next Seminar(s):



Mr Gilad Fieldman, HKUST


Cognition and Consequences of the Belief in Free Will (PhD Thesis Defense)


April 28, 2014 (Monday)




LSK Rm1027 (Lift 3-4)


Upcoming Seminar(s):



Prof Ying-Yi Hong,
Nanyang Technological University


The Impact of High versus Low Residential Mobility on Bribe Giving in a Chinese context


April 29, 2014 (Tuesday)




LSK Rm1001 (Lift 3-4)


 Department in the News

  • Faculty promotion and administrative appointments:

    • Prof. Chris Doran has been appointed as the Academic Director of the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA Program.

    • Prof. Paul Forster has been appointed as the Program Director of Global Business Program.

    • Prof. Emily Nason has been appointed as Associate Dean.

    • Prof. Stephen Nason has been appointed as the Director of World Bachelor of Business Program.

    • Prof. Riki Takeuchi has been promoted to Full Professor.

  • Prof Yaping Gong and Prof Larry Farh have received the 2013 Citation of Excellence Award by Emerald Management Reviews. For more information, please click here.

  • Prof Melody Chao has received the 2013 Michael Harris Bond Award for Early Research Contributions by Asian Association of Social Psychology. This award recognizes individual who has made significant contributions to Asian social psychology, broadly defined as psychological research on social processes in the Asian context, of a basic and/or applied nature.

  • Prof Wouter Stam has received the the Karen Legge Prize 2012 by Journal of Management Studies (JMS). This award is to recognize the exceptional contribution by an early career academic to JMS. The winner was voted for by the Editors based on number and quality of reviews for JMS and on papers submitted to the journal.

  • Prof Melody Chao has received the 2013 Early Career Award by International Academy of Intercultural Research. This award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of intercultural relations early in their careers.

  • Prof Karen Lee and Ms Agnes Lai who are the instructional team for MGMT1120 Developing the Leader in You, have received the 2012 Honorary Mention for the Common Core Course Excellence Award. This award is established to recognize excellent common core courses and the substantial efforts our faculty and instructors have contributed to the development and delivery of these courses. Click here to read more about this award.

  • Prof Huiwen Lian has received the Early Career Award 2012/13 by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council. This award is under the Early Career Scheme (ESC), each awardee would receive in addition to the funding of research and an additional amount of about $100,000 for undertaking educational activities including the training of undergraduate students.

  • Outstanding Management Student Scholarship: The 2013-14 award presentation ceremony was held at MSA Festival on Oct 23, 2013. For more information, please click here.

  • Prof Stephen Nason has won the 2012 Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching. The Medal is awarded each year at the University's Congregation to a member of the academic staff who best exemplifies continued pursuit of excellence, devotion to teaching, and the ability to inspire and motivate others.

  • Prof Chris Doran have won the Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence for the Year 2012.

  • Prof Karen Lee, Prof Stephen Nason and Prof Riki Takeuchi have been voted as the Best Ten Lecturers 2011. This is also six years in a roll that MGMT has faculty won this award.

  • Our PhD Graduates: To learnt more about where our PhD graduate placement, please click here.

  • Prof J.T. Li appointed as Associate Editor for Strategic Management Journal, a top-tier academic journal in strategy.

  • Prof Riki Takeuchi appointed as Associate Editor for Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in management.

  • Prof Yaping Gong appointed as Senior Editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM), the official journal of the Asia Academy of Management (AAOM).

  • Articles in Hong Kong Economic Journal (in Chinese) by Prof J.T. Li:

New Faculty

Warmly welcome our new faculty:

  • Assistant Professor - Dr John Li received his PhD degree in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland.