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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)

  • Wong, K. F. E. & Cheng, C. In press. The turnover intention–behaviour link: A culture-moderated meta-analysis. Journal of Management Studies.

  • 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.

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SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2019. Age and escalation of commitment: An adaptive learning approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (Paper appeared in the Best Paper Proceeding).

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. 2019. Capturing escalation of commitment across life span: An adaptive learning approach. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: Washington, D. C.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Kwong, J. Y. Y. 2018. The learning-escalation paradox: Adaptive learning at the decision-level and strategy-level. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

  • Wong, K. F. E., & Cheng, C. 2017. Macroeconomics, turnover intention, and actual turnover behavior: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

  • Kwong, J. Y. Y., & Wong, K. F. E. 2016. How novice and expert misforecast their emotions. Poster presented at the annual convention of Association for Psychological Science: Chicago, Illinois.

  • 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.


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Consulting Editor:

    • Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2013-2018)

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Journal of Applied Psychology (2015-)

    • 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

General Research Funds/Competitive Earmarked Research Grants from Hong Kong Government:

  • After Resolving the Learning-Escalation Paradox: Toward Adaptive Learning as a Formal Theory of Escalation of Commitment. 2018-20 (#14612118): HK$302,040. Co-Investigator (with Jessica Y. Y. Kwong)

  • Gamification vs. instruction: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate two coping flexibility interventions in Chinese employees. 2017-20 (#17601917): HK$881,700. Co-Investigator (with Cecilia Cheng and John Bacon-Shone).

  • 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.