Hongguo Wei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management (Management)
412-397-5285 phone (M)
Massey Hall 312

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, 2017

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor, Robert Morris University Fall 2021. Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma Fall 2017. Research Assistant, Case Western Reserve University 2012-2017. Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University Fall 2014-Spring 2015. Lecturer, Beijing Normal University (night school) 2008-2009. Part-time Management Consultant 2007-2011.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Dr. Wei is passionate about studying how to improve employee well-being and create a better workplace through the lens of emotions and leadership. In particular, her research interests focus on leadership, emotions, compassion, workplace relationships, and ethical behavior. She has presented at major conferences such as the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Her research has appeared in journal outlets such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Management and Organization Review, etc.


  • Selected Publications

    Zhu, J., Wei, H., Li, H., & Osburn, H. 2021. The paradoxical effect of responsible leadership on employee cyberloafing: A moderated mediation model. Human Resource Development Quarterly. [Equal contribution among the first three authors].

    Liu, S., Wei, H., Xin, H., & Cheng, P. 2021. Task conflict and team creativity: The role of team mindfulness, experiencing tensions, and information elaboration. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. [Equal contribution between the first two authors].

    Passarelli, A., Boyatzis, R. E., & Wei, H.  2018. Assessing leader development: Lessons from a historical review of MBA outcomes. Journal of Management Education, 42: 55-79.

    Wei, H., Bilimoria, D., & Li, S. 2017. How does culture matter? The xin(heart-mind)-based social competence of Chinese executives. Management and Organization Review, 13: 307-344.  

    Wei, H., Zhu, Y., & Li, S. 2016. Top executive leaders’ compassionate actions: An integrative framework of compassion incorporating a Confucian perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 33: 767-787.

    Liu, S., Liao, J. & Wei, H. 2015. Authentic leadership and whistleblowing: Mediating roles of psychological safety and personal identification. Journal of Business Ethics, 131: 107-119.