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 TopicThe short-lived benefits of abusive supervisory behavior for actors: An investigation of recovery and work engagement(AMJ In press)

  SpeakerHUANG Mingpeng International Business School, University of Foreign Economics and Business

Time 14:30-15:50May 232018

SiteEMS B249

  AbstractAlthough empirical evidence has accumulated showing that abusive supervision has devastating effects on subordinates’ work attitudes and outcomes, knowledge about how such behavior impacts supervisors who exhibit it is limited. Drawing upon conservation of resources theory, we develop and test a model that specifies how and when engaging in abusive supervisory behavior has immediate benefits for supervisors. Via two experiments and a multi-wave diary study across 10 consecutive workdays, we found that engaging in abusive supervisory behavior was associated with improved recovery level. Moreover, abusive supervisory behavior had a positive indirect effect on work engagement through recovery level. Interestingly, supplemental analyses suggested that these beneficial effects were short-lived because, over longer periods of time (i.e., one week and beyond), abusive supervisory behavior were negatively related to supervisors’ recovery level and engagement. The strength of these short-lived beneficial effects was also bound by personal and contextual factors. Empathic concern––a personal factor––and job demands––a contextual factor–– moderated the observed effects. Specifically, supervisors with high empathic concern or low job demands experienced fewer benefits after engaging in abusive supervisory behavior. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of these findings, and propose future research directions.



  TopicUnder the microscope: An experimental look at board transparency and director monitoring behavior(SMJ 2018 published)

  SpeakerLI WeiwenZhongshan University

  Time 16:00-17:20May 232018

  SiteEMS B249

  AbstractIn most advanced economies, the board’s internal decision processes are either undisclosed or disclosed only to a very limited extent. It remains unknown, then, whether directors would behave differently if their behaviors were made public. We find that when their actions are disclosed to the public, directors concerned with their public reputations become more vigilant, whereas those concerned with their prospects for additional board seats become more passive in monitoring corporate insiders. Whereas regulatory bodies and corporate governance watchdogs have recently advocated for greater disclosure of the boardroom decision making process, our study suggests that such mandatory disclosure requirements can exacerbate, rather than alleviate, the problem of passive director monitoring.


  TopicSocial trust in subnational regions and foreign subsidiary performance: Evidence from foreign investments in China(JIBS 2018 published)

  SpeakerSONG YuanyangEast China University of Science

Time 9:00-10:20, May 24, 2018

  SiteEMS B226

  AbstractRecent research suggests that subnational regions can explain the variation in foreign subsidiary performance. However, most studies either treat subnational regions as a whole or focus on formal institutions at the subnational level. This study examines how general social trust, an important dimension of informal institutions at the subnational level, affects foreign subsidiary performance. In a sample of 17,886 foreign investments in China in 2012, we find that the level of social trust in subnational regions has a positive effect on the performance of foreign subsidiaries, reducing the liability of outsidership faced by foreign subsidiaries. Our results also show that this positive effect is contingent on local embeddedness of the foreign subsidiaries. Our findings highlight the importance of incorporating informal institutions at the subnational level in examining strategies and strategy outcomes.




  TopicCorporate social responsibility and financial market reactions

  SpeakerZHOU XiaoyuShanghai University of Science and Technology


  SiteEMS B226