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Professor George Chen

Research School of Management

Position: Professor
Email: george.chen@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 56194
Office: Room 1069, LF Crisp Bld (26)

Professor George Chen

Research Interests

Current Research Interests:

·               Organizational behavior in cross cultural contexts

·               Leadership

·               Proactive behaviour (including voice)

·               Job insecurity

·               Organizational commitment

·               Chinese management


Selected Publications:

Articles in Refereed Journals:


“A Self-Consistency Motivation Analysis of Employee Reactions to Job Insecurity: The roles of organization-based self-esteem and proactive personality” (In press), with Lin, X, Lee, C, et al. Journal of Business Research


“Is Leader Humility a Friend or Foe, or Both? An Attachment Theory Lens on Leader Humility and Its Contradictory Outcomes” (in press), with Karunanithi, B, Bahmannia, S, et al. Journal of Business Ethics.


“Why and When Employees Like to Speak up More Under Humble Leaders? The Roles of Personal Sense of Power and Power Distance” (In press), with Lin, X, Tse, H. et al. Journal of Business Ethics


“How Does Growth Need Strength Influence Employee Outcomes? Roles of Hope, Leadership, and Culture” (in press), with Lin, X, Qian, J, & Li, M, The International Journal of Human Resource Management


“A Giant of Cultural Research: Seeing Further from the Shoulders of Kwok Leung”, with Morris, M, Doucet, L, & Gong, Y, Management and Organization Review, 2017, 13: 703–711. 


“The impact of future time orientation on employees' feedback-seeking behavior from supervisors and co-workers: The mediating role of psychological ownership”, with Qian, J, Lin, X, Han, Z et al,Journal of Management & Organization, 2015, 21: 336-349.


“Social exchange spillover in leader-member relations: A Multi-Level Model”, with Chen, Y., Zhong, L. F., Son, J., Zhang, X, & Liu, Z., Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2015, 36, 5: 673-697. 


“Business leadership in the Chinese context: trends, findings, and implications”, with Zhang, Z., Chen Y., & Ang S., Management and Organization Review, 2014, 10: 199–221.  


“The relationship between organizational justice and organizational citizenship behavior: The moderating role of cultural value orientation”, with Schilpzand, M., Martins, L.L., Kirkman, B.L., Lowe, K.B., Management & Organization Review, 2013, 9: 345–374.


“Why Do I Feel Valued and Why Do I Reciprocate”, with Liu, J., Lee, C., Hui, C., Journal of Management Studies, 2013, 50: 963-1154.


“Empowerment and creativity: A cross-level investigation”, with Sun, Li-Yun, Zhang, Zhen, Qi, Jin, The Leadership Quarterly, 2012, 23: 5-65.  


“Authentic leadership and feedback-seeking behaviour: An examination of the cultural context of mediating processes in China”, with Qian, and J., Lin, X. S. Journal of Management & Organization, 2012, 18: 286-299.


“Inducements, contributions and fulfillment in new employee psychological contracts”, with Lee, C., Rousseau, D. M., Liu, J., Hui, C. Human Resource Management, 2011, 50:201-226.


“Fulfilling obligations: Why employees stay", with Liu, J., Hui, C. & Lee, C., International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2011, 1-17.


“Affective job insecurity: A moderation of the cognitive job insecurity - employee outcomes relationships”, with Huang, G. H., Lee, C., Ashford, S. J., & Ren, X. P., International Studies of Management & Organizations, 2010, 40:20-39. (Special issue on job insecurity) 


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


“Leader-member exchange, employee performance, and work outcomes: An empirical study in the Chinese context”, with Wang, H & Law, K., International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2008, 19, 1809-1824.


“Abusive supervision and employee contextual performance: A stress perspective”, with Aryee, S., Sun, L., & Debrah, Y. A.,  Management and Organisation Review, 2008, 4, 393-412.


“Cross-cultural development of an abridged job insecurity measure”, with Lee, C., Bobko, P., Ashford, S., & Ren, X.,  Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 2008, 29, 373–390. 


“Reactions to psychological contract breach: a dual perspective”, with Tsui, A. S., & Zhong, L. F., Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2007, 29, 527–548.


“Delegation and employee work outcomes: The cultural context of mediating processes in China”, with Aryee, S., Academy of Management Journal,2007,50(1), 226-238.


“Antecedents and outcomes of abusive supervision in Chinese setting”, with Aryee, S., Sun, L, & Debrah, Y. 2007., Journal of Applied Psychology, 2007,92(1), 191-201.


“Leader-member exchange in a Chinese context: antecedents, outcomes and mediating role of psychological empowerment”, with Aryee, S., Journal of Business Research, 2006, 59, 793-801.


“Investigation of the multidimensional model of job insecurity in China and USA”, with Lee, C. & Bobko, P., Applied Psychology: An International Review, 2006, 55(1), 167-195.


“Leader-member exchange as a mediator of the relationship between transformational leadership and followers’ performance and organizational citizenship behaviour”, with Wang, H., Law, K. S., Hackett, R. D., & Wang, D. X., Academy of Management Journal, 2005, 48 (3): 420-432.


“Test of a mediation model of perceived organizational support”, with Aryee, S. & Lee, C. K., Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2005, 66 (3): 457-470.


“Exchange fairness and employee performance: an examination of the relationship between organizational politics and procedural justice”, with Aryee, S. & Budhwar, P. S., Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2004, 94: 1-14.


“Consumer ethnocentrism and willingness to buy domestic products in a developing country setting: testing moderating effects”, with Wang, C., Journal of Consumer Marketing, 2004, 21(6): 391-400.


“Countering the trend towards careerist orientation in the age of downsizing: Test of a social exchange model in China”, with Aryee, S., Journal of Business Research, 2004, 57: 321-328


“Collectivism in action: Its moderating effects on the relationship between organizational commitment and employee performance in the PRC”, with Francesco, A. M., Group and Organization Management, 2004, 29: 425-441.


“The relationship between the three components of commitment and employee performance in China”, with Francesco, A. M., Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2003,62 (3): 490-510.


“Loyalty to supervisor vs. organizational commitment: Relationship to employee performance in China”, with Tsui, A. S. & Farh, J. L., Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 2002, 75: 339-356.


"Trust as a mediator of the relationship between organisational justice and work outcomes: test of an exchange model", Journal of Organisational Behaviour, with Aryee, S. & Budhwar, P. S., 2002, 23: 267-285.


“Culture and procedural justice: The influence of power distance on reactions to voice”, with Brockner, J., Ackerman, G., Greenberg, J.R., Gelfand, M. J., Francesco, A. M., Leung, K., Bierbrauer, G., Gomez, C. B., Kirkman, B. L., & Shapiro, D. L., Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2001,37 (4): 300-315.


“Employee demography, organisational commitment and turnover intentions in China: Do cultural differences matter?” with Francesco, A. M., Human Relations, 2000, 53(6): 869-887.


Refereed Best Paper Proceedings:


“Why Offering Participative Opportunities Does Not Necessarily Facilitate Speaking Up: Examining the Role of Harmony-Oriented Implicit Voice Beliefs in China”, with Liang, J., Huang, X., Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings’2013, Orlando, USA, OB. 


“Processes linking perceived leader-subordinate goal similarity to subordinate performance”, with Aryee, S, Lee, C. & Hui, C., Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings’2005, Honolulu, USA, OB.


“Empowered to act: understanding the relationship between delegation and employee outcomes in China”, with Aryee, S., Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings’2004, Louisiana, USA, OB: H1-6.  (Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee)  



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