• About Me

    I conduct research on how to effectively manage and lead the increasingly diverse and dynamic labor force. The two primary areas of my interests are dynamics of multinational teams and employee turnover.

     

    My research aims to shed light on how to manage participation and status dynamics in multinational teams. Specifically, one of my studies examines how language proficiency, an understudied construct, adds a unique layer to team dynamics above and beyond the commonly studied dimensions of cultural and demographic diversity (Li, Yuan, Bazarova, & Bell, 2018). For example, we found that language proficiency dispersion among team members limits voicing behaviors, the accurate recognition of expertise, and ultimately overall team performance. These effects were also more pronounced in face-to-face teams than in virtual teams. This study has received the 2015 Best Student Paper Award and 2015 Student Transnational Research Award from the Academy of Management. In a related paper, my collaborators and I studied how people from different national and organizational cultures view, gain, maintain, and utilize status (Li, Chen, & Blader, 2016).

     

    For my research on employee turnover, I study how and why unit-level changes, for example, leader departures, lead to unit instability or collective turnover. My collaborators and I are studying how the different characteristics of the exiting and incoming leaders influence members’ voluntary turnover behaviors both in the short term and in the long run (Li, Hausknecht, & Dragoni, accepted). This study has received the 2018 Best Micro Paper Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research.

     

    I have conducted research in collaboration with a variety of organizations including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Darden, Ingersoll Rand, Merck, etc.

  • Education

    Cornell University

    Ph. D. in Management and Organizations

    Stanford University

    M. A. in Education

  • Research

    Peer-reviewed Publications

    Li, H., Hausknecht, J. P., & Dragoni, L. (Accepted). Initial and Longer-Term Change in Unit-Level Turnover Following Leader Succession: Contingent Effects of Outgoing and Incoming Leader Characteristics. Organization Science

     

    Li, H., Yu, Kun, & Jin, X. (2019). Not all leaving is created equal: Differentiating organizational and occupational turnover intentions. Journal of Personnel Psychology.

     

    Li, H., Yuan, Y. C., Bazarova, N., & Bell, B. S. (2018). Talk and Let Talk: Effects of Language Proficiency on Speaking Up and Competence Recognition in Multinational Team. Group & Organization Management

     

    Li, H., Chen, Y. R., & Blader, S. L. (2016). Where is context? Advancing status research with a contextual value perspective. Research in Organizational Behavior.

     

    Hausknecht, J. P., & Li, H. (2015). Big Data in Turnover and Retention. Big Data at Work: The Data Science Revolution and Organizational Psychology, 250.

    Selected Presentations

    Li, H., Chen, Y. R., & Hildreth, J. A. (2018, July). Power and Lying. IACM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    • Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity fellow with scholarship ($1350)

    Li, H., Chen, Y. R., & Hildreth, J. A. (2018, May). Power and Lying. East Coast Doctoral Conference, New York, NY

     

    Bell, B., Li, H., & Nishii, L. (2018, May). Building Inclusive Climate Top-down and Bottom-Up. The 33th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Chicago, IL

     

    Li, H., Chen, Y. R., & Hildreth, J. A. (2018, April). Power and Lying. Kellogg Culture and Negotiation Conference, Chicago, IL

     

    Li, H., Hausknecht, J. P., & Dragoni, L. (2017, August), Follow the leader? A meso-level perspective on leader exits and unit-level turnover rates. The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Atlanta, GA

     

    Li, H., Yuan, Y. C., Bazarova, N., & Bell, B. S. (2017, May). Talk and Let Talk: Effects of Language Proficiency on Speaking Up and Competence Recognition in Multinational Team. East Coast Doctoral Conference, New York, NY

     

    Li, H. & Chen. Y.-R. (2016, August), Effects of Subordinate Warmth and Competence and Manager Need to Belong on Manager's Justice. The 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA

     

    Dragoni, L., Li, H., Woodruff, T., & Young, L. (2016, August), The Impact of Ambidextrous Leadership in Goal Orientation on Teams’ Adaptive Performance. The 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Anaheim, CA

     

    Li, H., Yuan, Y., Bazarova, N. & Bell, B. (2015, August), Talk and Let Talk: The Effects of Language Proficiency on Speaking Up and Expertise Recognition in Multinational Teams. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    • 2015 Best student paper award at Academy of Management (Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division)
    • 2015 Student transnational research award at Academy of Management (Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division)

    Li, H., (2015, April) Not All Leaving Is Created Equal: Differentiating the Antecedents of Changing Organizations versus Switching Occupations. The 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

     

    Li, H., & Adams, J. (2013, March). The turnover issue in rural Chinese teachers. Conference of the Comparative International Education Society, New Orleans, Louisiana

     

    Li, H., & Wang, L. (2011, July). The Decision Tendency of Maximizing and Subjective Well-being in Chinese Adults. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Kunming, China

     

    Li, H., & Wang, L. (2010, June). When Does Employee Organizational Citizenship Behavior Lead to Customer Satisfaction? Charismatic Leadership as the Moderator. Presented at the 27th International Conference of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia

    Selected Work in Progress

    Li, H., Wang, X., Williams, M., Chen, Y.-R. & Brockner, J., My Boss is Younger, Less Educated, and Has a Shorter Tenure: Status Incongruence and Supervisor Competence Predict Subordinate Perception of Promotion System Fairness (Under review at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes)

     

    Li, H., Chen, Y. R., & Hildreth, J. A. Power and Lying. (At manuscript composing stage, Target journal: Psychological Science)

     

    Dragoni, L., Li, H., Woodruff, T., Young, L. & Hymer, C., The Impact of Ambidextrous Leadership in Goal Orientation on Teams’ Adaptive Performance. (At manuscript composing stage, target journal: Academy of Management Journal)

     

    Li, H., Zhou. S. Foreign Language and Perspectives not Taken (At data collection stage)

     

    Nishii, L., Bell, B., & Li, H., An Experimental Field Study to Assess the Impact of Training Leader Strategies for Developing Inclusive Climates. (At data collection stage, authorship order undecided)

     

    Duguid, M., Reagans, R., & Li, H., Middle-status and decision making (At data collection stage, authorship order undecided)

     

    Li, H., Kim, E., Bell, B. Membership change, hierarchy inertia, and team effectiveness (At study design stage, authorship order undecided)

  • Teaching

    MGMT 6820: Negotiations

    10/2018 - 12/2018

    (Required core course for Master of Professional Studies students at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in Johnson College of Business)

    Student evaluation: 4.9/5

     

    "Your teaching style and well thought out curriculum created a great learning environment."

    -- Ross E. (Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

     

    "This was one of my favorite courses. It actually changed how I behave in discussions in the real world and how I view all disagreements." -- Anonymous

     

    "She was great at lecturing, explaining concepts, creating an inclusive classroom atmosphere, and pushing us to apply the material." -- Anonymous

    NBA 6660 - Negotiations

    10/2016 - 12/2016

    (Elective course for undergraduate, master, and PhD students)

     

    Student evaluation: 4.62/5

    "I really enjoyed your course, as I learned a lot, but most of all, I enjoyed your enthusiasm and how passionate you are about teaching. " -- Nicholas M. (Master student in Management in Hospitality, Resort Management & Finance)

     

    "I greatly enjoyed the class and think you did an excellent job of distilling such a broad topic into a manageable and useful series of lessons." -- Andrew G. (Lawyer & Managing Partner)

     

    "This class has been extremely enjoyable and it offered me a new perspective on negotiation and the business world." -- Sophie L. (Undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering)

     

    "I really admired the professor's willingness to listen to and help the students." -- Anonymous

  • Talks

    2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Management and Human Resources
    2018 Columbia University, Morris Lab
    2018 Cornell University, Future Leaders Program Hosted by CICER
    2018 Cornell University, SPARK (Scholars Present About Research and Knowledge) Talks
    2018 Cornell University, ILR ExPO Lab

  • Service

    Reviewer, Interdisciplinary Network for group research (INGRoup) Conference, 2/2018

    Reviewer, International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference, 2/2018

    Reviewer, Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, 1/2014 - Present

    Author, the Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) blog, 2018

    Coordinator, Advanced Workshop of Applied Psychology and Management, Peking University, 5/2011