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Hongguo Wei

Assistant Professor
Phone: (405) 974-5662
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Biographical Info

Dr. Hongguo Wei is an assistant professor in the department of management at the College of Business. Her research interests focus on emotions, emotional experience, leadership and leadership development. Specifically, her research projects can be summarized into a few categories. First, she has applied a relational, paradox perspective to examine how compassion between leaders and employees shape their respective behavior and outcomes. Second, she examines how indigenous culture shapes executive leaders’ social competences. Third, she values the role of followers and studies how follower prosocial behaviors impact leader emotional experience. Further, she is very interested in exploring how moral emotions such as compassion serve as a micro foundation of institutional work.

Research interests

  • Compassion; Emotional/social intelligence; leadership and followership; moral emotions


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S., Business Administration, Beijing Normal University
  • B.S., Industry and Business Administration, Beijing Normal University


  • Boyatzis, R. E., Passarelli, A. & Wei, H. In Press. Assessing leader development: Lessons from a historical review of MBA outcomes. Journal of Management Education.
  • 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.
  • Wei, H. & Li, H. 2015. The competency model of insurance salespeople: A qualitative Meta- analysis. Chinese Journal of Management, 27: 146-155.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Gaskin, J. & Wei, H. 2015. Emotional and social intelligence and behavior. In D. Princiotta, S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook of Intelligence: Evolutionary, Theory, Historical Perspective, and Current Concepts: 243-262. New York, NY: Spring Press.
  •  Liu, S., Liao, J., Liao, S. & Wei, H. 2014. The influence of prohibitive voice on proactive personality traits of extraversion, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. Social Behavior and Personality, 42: 1099-1104.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Passarelli, A. & Wei, H. 2013. Developing emotional, social, and cognitive competencies in MBA programs: A twenty-five year perspective. In R. Riggio & S. J. Tan (Eds.). Leader interpersonal and influence skills: The soft skills of leadership: 311- 330. New York: Routledge.
  • Boyatzis, R. E., Passarelli, A. & Wei, H. 2013. A study of developing emotional, social, and cognitive competencies in 16 cohorts of an MBA program. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings (Best Paper, MED). [DOI 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.99]
  •  Wei, H. & Li, S. 2011. Confucian nurturing doctrine of xin (heart-mind): Its enlightenment to organization research. Journal of Management Development, 30: 753-765.
  • Li, H. & Wei, H. 2008. HR integration strategies and key points of implementation in the process of corp. M&A: A case study. Human Resource Development of China, 10: 58-61.
  • Wei, H., & Wang, X. 2007. Improving the core competitiveness of M&A companies: A cultural integration perspective. Journal of Shanxi Normal University, 7: 58-60.

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