Xiao-Ping Chen, a professor of management and organization and the Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair in Business Administration at the UW Foster School of Business, has been appointed the next editor-in-chief of the journal Management and Organization Review. Her four-year term begins January 2022.
Chen is Foster’s former associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at Foster and past chair of the school’s Department of Management and Organization, which is ranked the #4 most productive management research faculty in North America.
Chen recently completed a term as editor-in-chief of the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and continues to edit the Chinese/English bilingual magazine Management Insights. She is a past president of the International Association for Chinese Management Research.
Since joining the Foster faculty in 1999, Chen has received numerous accolades for teaching, research and leadership, including the Dean’s Leadership Award, the Andrew Smith Faculty Development Award, the Outstanding University of Washington Woman Award, the Dean’s International Research Award, the Charles E. Summer Outstanding Teacher Award and the Outstanding PhD Mentor Award.
She received the Best Paper of Chinese Theory of Management Award by Peking University Press and Management & Organization Review in 2018, and the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research in 2016.
Chen’s research explores inter-cultural communication, entrepreneurial passion, leadership and creativity, and Chinese guanxi.
She is a co-creator of icEdge, a Myers-Briggs-like assessment of personal communication style with the potential to enhance the effectiveness of any working team or individual working amid an unfamiliar culture.
Her book, Leadership of Chinese Enterprises, explores what it takes to be a successful homegrown entrepreneur in the People’s Republic of China via close examination of 13 private businesses that have flourished despite institutional barriers.
Other recent publications by Chen include these findings:
- Teams willing to learn and reorganize innovate best amid tech turbulence.
- Entrepreneurial investors reward preparation over passion.
- Motivational cultural intelligence can enhance the bottom line.
- Workplace autonomy fosters passion which, in turn, fosters creativity.
- Mental fatigue doesn’t always make us more likely to act unethically.
In addition to her prolific scholarship in English, Chen is the author of 10 Chinese books ranging from management to personal essays and poetry. Titles include: Managing Across Cultures; Empirical Methods in Organization and Management Research; Solving Social Dilemmas: Psychological Mechanisms of Cooperation Induction; The Art of Balancing Work and Life; In Pursuit of Happiness; Simplifying Renqing; Still Seeing Mountains; Follow Your Heart; No Empty Space; and Focus.
Management and Organization Review aims to be the leading-edge journal for advancing management and organization research with a contextual focus on China and all other transforming economies.
“The search committee is thrilled with Professor Chen’s academic knowledge, editorial experience and deep knowledge of management in China,” says Ray Friedman, president of the International Association of Chinese Management Research. “We expect MOR to thrive under her leadership.”