Yuntao Dong

Assistant Professor


Education/Professional Certification

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., Peking University, China
  • B.S., Peking University, China

Areas of Expertise

  • Empowerment and empowering leadership
  • Cognitive and interpersonal processes in teams
  • Employee proactive behavior and creativity
  • Multilevel research


Yuntao Dong, Ph.D. is a graduate of Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland.  Dr. Dong’s research focuses on multilevel theory building on leadership and interpersonal processes, states, and interactions in dynamic environments and within work groups and teams.  The research examines a variety of individual and team outcomes including performance, creativity, and turnover.  Dr. Dong’s work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.  Dr. Dong serves as a reviewer for Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.  Dr. Dong has taught Managerial and Interpersonal Behaviors and Management and Organization Theory in the undergraduate program.

Featured Publications

  • Sun, L., Li., C., & Dong, Y. (In Press). Innovating via building absorptive capacity: Interactive effects of top management support of learning, employee learning orientation and decentralization structure. Creativity and Innovation Management.
  • Campbell, E. M., Liao, H., Chuang, A., Zhou, J., & Dong, Y. (2017). Hot shots and cool reception: The social consequences of high performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 845-866.
  • Dong, Y., Bartol, K. M., Zhang, Z., & Li, C. (2017). Enhancing employee creativity via individual skill development and team knowledge sharing: Influences of dual-focused transformational leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38, 439-458.
  • Dong, Y., Liao, H., Chuang, A., Zhou, J., & Campbell, E. M. (2015). Fostering Employee Service Creativity: Joint Effects of Customer Empowering Behaviors and Supervisory Empowering Leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1364-1380. Abstract Available at SSRN:
  • Dong, Y., Seo, M., & Bartol, K. M. (2014). No pain, no gain: An affect-based model of developmental job experience and the buffering effects of emotional intelligence. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 1056-1077. Abstract Available at SSRN:
  • Dong, Y., Liao, H., Chuang, A., Zhou, J., & Campbell, E. M. (2012). An invisible hand in employee service creativity: Customer empowering behaviors. Proceedings of the 72 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

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Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-1614
Mailing AddressUnit 1041
Office LocationBUSN 346
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