Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Organizational Behavior

Olin Business School | Washington University in St. Louis

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How Could People Behave More Morally and Perform Better at Work?

Zhenyu Liao’s research primarily focuses on the areas of behavioral ethics and morality, leadership behavior and dynamics, and emotional experiences.

He studies how organizations could facilitate employees’ moralization and reduce their misconducts from moral self-regulation, mission moral framing, and organizational restructuring perspectives. His research also seeks to increase leadership effectiveness by examining leaders’ within-person variations in their leadership behaviors on a daily (or episodic) basis and followers’ momentary psychological and behavioral responses toward such variations. Additionally, he endeavors to understand how individuals regulate their emotional experiences to enhance their well-being and productivity.

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