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.
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