Jing Zhou is Houston Endowment Professor of Management, and Director for Asian Management Research and Education at the Jones Graduate School of Business of Rice University. She is an associate editor of Journal of Applied Psychology, a top scholarly journal in the field of management. She is a Senior Vice President of International Association for Chinese Management Research, and will become President after serving as SVP.
Professor Zhou teaches and does research in organizational behavior and international management. She has taught organizational behavior, managing for creativity and innovation, leadership, global leadership, and negotiation at undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. levels. Prior to joining the Jones School, she was an associate professor and Mays Faculty Fellow in the Management Department at the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, where she received two teaching awards and one research award.
Her current research interests include organizational/contextual, and personal factors that promote or inhibit employees’ creativity and innovation; cross-cultural differences in antecedents and consequences of creativity; and the role of creativity in entrepreneurship. Professor Zhou’s research leverages motivational, affective, and cognitive theories for an understanding of individual and team creativity in organizations. Her systematic program of research has addressed central questions such as how organizational and contextual factors (e.g., leadership, supervisory behaviors, coworker behaviors, and feedback or expected evaluation from others) interact with personal factors (e.g., personality, values, goal orientation) to enhance or restrict individual and team creativity. Recent research has also investigated cross-level antecedents of employee creativity. Her research has been published in top scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology. In addition, Handbook of Organizational Creativity, edited by Zhou and Shalley, is an authority source book for researchers and practicing managers who are interested in a cutting-edge and scientific evidence – based understanding of antecedents and consequences of creativity in the workplace. Professor Zhou has received a research award for her excellent in research. Striving to inform management practice of research-based and scientifically-proven knowledge, she has served as a consultant to a number of organizations on issues related to her research interests and expertise, especially on promoting employee creativity and innovation.
Professor Zhou’s service to profession and leadership in professional associations include but not limited to: Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology; Editorial board member, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Management and Organization Review, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Chair, Micro Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management Track of Academy of International Business; Vice President and Program Chair, Senior Vice President, and President of International Association for Chinese Management Research.