Gilad Chen Directory Page
Associate Dean for Research
Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior
Ph.D., George Mason University
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior and Associate Dean for Research, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at various other universities.
Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context. He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
His research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He served as Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, and as an editorial board member of several leading psychology and management journals.
Primary Research Areas
- Team and leadership effectiveness
- Work motivation
- Work performance and adaptation
- Multilevel phenomena and methodology
Honors and Awards
- Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology (Incoming Editor, 2014; Editor, 2015-2020)
- Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (2014)
- William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2013)
- Elected Fellow, Academy of Management. American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Award for Best International Paper, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (2009)
- Cummings Scholar Award for early- to mid-career scholarly achievement, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (2008)
- Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2007)
- Top 15% Teaching Award, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2008 & 2012)
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal (2005, 2006, 2007, & 2009)
- Organizational Research Methods Best Article of the Year Award (2005)
- American Society for Training and Development Research Article Award (2005)
- Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division Best Paper Award (2005)
- Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division Robert McDonald Advancement of Research Methodology Award (2004)
- EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
- Home Depot
- Lockheed Martin
- NYLCare Health Plans
- Perot Systems
- Self-Management Institute
- U.S. Army
Schuth, M., Brosi, P, Folger, N., Chen, G., & Ployhart, R. E. (in press). When new talent scores: The impact of human capital and the team socialization context on newcomer performance in professional sports teams. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Chen, G., Goldfarb, B., Erez, M., & Agarwal, R. (2022). Forming entrepreneurial teams: Mixing business and friendship to create transactive memory systems for enhanced success. Academy of Management Journal, 65, 1110–1138.
Derfler-Rozin, R., Sherf, E., & Chen, G. (2021). To be or not to be consistent? The role of friendship and group-targeted perspective in managers’ allocation decisions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42, 814-833.
Foulk, T., Chighizola, N., & Chen, G. (2020). Power corrupts (or does it?): An examination of the boundary conditions of the antisocial effects of experienced power. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14(4), Article e12524.
Kirkman, B. L., Chen, G., & Mathieu, J. E. (2020). Improving employee performance by developing empowering leaders and companies. Behavioral Science & Policy, 6, 23-36.
Lazar, M., Miron-Spektor, E., Agarwal, R., Erez, M., Goldfarb, B., & Chen, G. (2020). Entrepreneurial team formation. The Academy of Management Annals, 14, 29-59.
Chen, G., Smith, T. A., Kirkman, B. L., Zhang, P., Lemoine, G. J., & Farh, J. L. (2019). Multiple team membership and empowerment spillover effects: Can empowerment processes cross team boundaries? Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 321-340.
Farh, C., & Chen, G. (2018). Leadership and member voice in action teams: Test of a dynamic phase model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 97-110.
Kozlowski, S. W. J., Chen, G., & Salas, E. (2017). One hundred years of the Journal of Applied Psychology: Background, evolution, and scientific trends. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 237-253. [Invited, but refereed article]
Salas, E., Kozlowski, S. W. J., & Chen, G. (2017). A century of progress in industrial and organizational psychology: Discoveries and the next century. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 589-598. [Invited, but refereed article]
Kanfer, R., & Chen, G. (2016). Motivation in organizational behavior: History, advances and prospects. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 136, 6-19.
D’Innocenzo, L., Luciano, M., Mathieu, J. E., Maynard, M. T., & Chen, G. (2016). Empowered to perform: A multilevel investigation of the influence of empowerment on performance in hospital units. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 1290-1307.
Firth, B. M., Chen, G., Kirkman, B. L., & Kim, K. (2014). Newcomers abroad: Expatriate adaptation during early phases of international assignments. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 280-300.
Chen, G., Farh, J. L., Campbell-Bush, E. M., Wu, Z., & Wu, X. (2013). Teams as innovative systems: Multilevel motivational antecedents of innovation in R&D teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 1018-1027.
Mathieu, J. E., Aguinis, H., Culpepper, S. A., & Chen, G. (2012). Understanding and estimating the power to detect cross-level interaction effects in multilevel modeling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 951-966.
Chen, G., Sharma, P. N., Edinger, S., Shapiro, D. L., & Farh, J. L. (2011). Motivating and de-motivating forces in teams: Cross-level influences of empowering leadership and relationship conflict. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 541-557.
Chen, G., Ployhart, R. E., Cooper-Thomas, H. D., Anderson, N., & Bliese, P. D. (2011). The power of momentum: A new model of dynamic relationships between job satisfaction change and turnover decisions. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 159-181.
Mathieu, J. E. & Chen, G. (2011). The etiology of the multilevel paradigm in management research. Journal of Management, 37, 610-641.
Chen, G., Kirkman, B. L., Kim, K., Farh, C. I. C., & Tangirala, S. (2010). When does cross-cultural motivation enhance expatriate effectiveness? A multilevel investigation of the moderating roles of subsidiary support and cultural distance. Academy of Management Journal, 53, 1110-1130.
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