Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Northeastern University

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How Could People Behave More Morally And Perform Better In The Digital Workplace?

Zhenyu Liao’s research primarily focuses on the areas of leadership, behavioral ethics and morality, organization philanthropy, and algorithmic labor.

He studies how organizations in an emerging digital working environment could foster employees’ work efficiency and creativity and more importantly, facilitate employees’ moralization. He has particularly endeavored to reduce moral complicity and gender bias within organizations. In addition, his research seeks to increase leadership effectiveness by studying leadership behaviors on a daily (or episodic) basis and followers’ momentary responses. Further, he has been intrigued by approaches to enhancing the work commitment of algorithmic labor.

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