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.
Give and Take: An Episodic Perspective on Leader-Member Exchange
- Journal of Applied Psychology, 2019
Episodic transactions, LMX relationship, Resource contributions, State work engagement, Momentary sense of obligation to reciprocate
Cleansing My Abuse: A Reparative Response Model of Perpetrating Abusive Supervisor Behavior
- Journal of Applied Psychology, 2018
Abusive supervisor behavior, Moral cleansing, Moral attentiveness, Moral courage
Why and When Leader’s Affective States Influence Employee Upward Voice
- Academy of Management Journal, 2017
Employee voice, Affect, Leadership, LMX