PhD Candidate 2013
Joo Hun Han
OB & HR (major), Strategic Management (minor)
Joo Hun Han studies the contextual influences on the emergence and effectiveness of leadership. Specifically, he investigates the intersections of HR systems, organizational climate, and various leadership styles such as transformational and empowering leadership in increasing employee performance. In his dissertation, he examines how group members’ informal networks in terms of emotions and helping alleviate the negative impact of adverse leader-member exchange relationship. He received his M.S. and B.A. from Seoul National University in Korea.
Dissertation titleGrowing Out of the Pain: Emotional and Helping Networks as a Remedy for Adverse Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparison
I start by noting that leaders often inevitably differentiate among members in developing leader-member exchange (LMX), but such differentiation tends to cause negative outcomes for members with adverse LMX. In search of solutions for the negative outcomes, I focus on group members’ informal relationship in terms of envy, empathy, and helping, and investigate how low envy and high empathy facilitate help seeking and receiving among members, which then reverse the negative impact of adverse LMX.
Dissertation Chair: Hui Liao
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