Liao, Leo Huiyao（廖輝堯）
BBA (Renmin University of China); MS (Shanghai Jiao Tong University); PhD (University of Iowa)
Department of ManagementRoom 807, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
+852 3943 7789
Prof. Huiyao (Leo) Liao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. He received his PhD degree from the University of Iowa. His research focuses on family motivation/prosocial motivation, workplace relationships, teams and leadership, and social network analysis. His research has been published in leading management and psychology journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Bulletin, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
Human Resource Management
Social Network Analysis
Leadership and Teams
- Publications & Working Papers
- Liao, H., Harris, T. B., Li, N., & Han, Y. (In press), “Team conflict at the core: Exploring the influence of critical member conflict on team creative functioning,” Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
- H, Liao*, R, Su*, T, Ptashnik, and J, Nielsen (2022), “Feeling good, doing good, and getting ahead: A meta-analytic investigation of the outcomes of prosocial motivation at work,” Psychological Bulletin, 148(3-4), 158–198.
- N. Li*, H, Liao*, J, Pan*, and B. Harris (2022), “Exploring the pandemic’s potential effects on workers’ collectivist values, prosocial behaviors, and attitudes toward mistreatment,” Human Resource Management, 61(1), 55-74.
- C.S. Li, H. Liao, and Y. Han (2022), “Despise but also envy you: A dyadic investigation of perceived overqualification, perceived relative qualification, and knowledge hiding,” Personnel Psychology, 75(1), 91-118.
- X. Zhang, H. Liao, N. Li, and A. Colbert (2020), “Playing it safe for my family: Exploring the dual effects of family motivation on employee productivity and creativity,” Academy of Management Journal, 63(6), 1923-1950.
- Z. Liu*, H. Liao*, and Y. Liu (2020), “For the sake of my family: Understanding unethical pro‐family behavior in the workplace,” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41(7), 638-662.
* Equal contribution and authorship
- “Prosocial motives are not created equal: How different prosocial motives are perceived and rewarded (or punished) differently”, awarded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (General Research Fund) with HK$511,702, 2024-2026 (Principal Investigator)
- “An economic-symbolic dual-meaning model of family motivation”, awarded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (Early Career Scheme) with HK$450,000, 2022-2024 (Principal Investigator)
- “Does the leader know what is happening?”, awarded by Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund with CNY10,000 (HKD8,000), IACMR, 2020
- Awards & Honours
- Best International Paper, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2019
- Academic/Professional Services
Editorial Board Member
- Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2022-Present
- Management and Organizational Review, 2022-Present
- Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2022-Present