Associate Professor Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu

Associate Professor Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu
 Position Associate Prof/Reader
 Org Unit Management
 Telephone +61 8 8313 2596
 Location Floor/Room 10 ,  Nexus 10 ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu is an Associate Professor in Leadership at the Adelaide Business School, the University of Adelaide. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Dr. Chiu's research interests include positive leadership (e.g., humility), team leadership (e.g., shared leadership), and leaders' wellbeing. Before joining the University of Adelaide, Chad was the Associate Director of the Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia, where he won multiple research and teaching awards.

    Chad has published in multiple top peer-reviewed journals in the academic field of organisational research (ABDC A*; FT 50 Journals). He currently serves as an Associate Editor of Human Relations (FT50/A*) and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management (FT50/A*) and Journal of Organizational Behavior (A*).

    He also teaches various courses related to leadership and people management in organisations at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States. His leadership-relevant courses (for undergraduate and MBA students) are among the top-rated courses in various Australian and US universities.

    Here is Chad's personal website:

  • Qualifications

    Ph.D. (2014) in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA

    MBA (2005), National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

    B.S. in Statistics (2003), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan 

  • Teaching Interests

    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Leadership Development
    • Research Methods

  • Research Interests

    • Team Leadership
    • Leader humility
    • Leaders' wellbeing

  • Research Funding

    • RNUDS 2020 Scheme – DSTG Grant, 2021-2022 (AUD $249,702; shared with Ruchi Sinha, Gillian Yeo, Bart De Jong, and Andrew Yu)
    • The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) funding, 2019 (GBP £8,000)
    • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation (DAAD) Scheme Grant (No. 57379159), 2017 (AUD $30,500; Primary Investigator; shared with Brooke Gazdag and Jill Gould) 

  • Publications

    A*, A, & B = Following the Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) journal quality list; FT 50 = Financial Times Top 50 Management Journals; IF = impact factor; + denoted as a student co-authors when the project is initiated.
    1. Chiu, C., Marrone, J. A., & Tuckey, M. R. (2021). How do humble people mitigate group incivility? An examination of the social oil hypothesis of collective humility. Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, 26(5), 361-373. (A; IF = 7.25).
    2. Sinha, R., Chiu, C., & Srinivas, S. (2021). Shared leadership and relationship conflict in teams: The moderating role of team power base diversity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42, 649-667. (A*; IF = 8.17). 
    3. Chiu, C., Nahrgang, J., Bartram+, A., Wang, J.+, & Tesluk, P. (2021). Leading the team, but feeling dissatisfied: Investigating informal leaders' energetic activation and work satisfaction and the supporting role of formal leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior,42, 527-550. (A*; IF = 8.17).
    4. Sanner, B., Evans, K., & Chiu, C. (2021). Shared leadership, unshared burden: How shared leadership structure schema lowers individual enjoyment without increasing performance. Group and Organization Management, forthcoming. (A; IF = 3.94)
    5. Chiu, C., Lin, H-C., & Ostroff., C. (2021). Fostering team learning orientation magnitude and strength: Roles of transformational leadership, team personality heterogeneity and behavioral integration. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94, 187-216 (A; IF = 4.57)
    6. Chiu, C., Balkundi, P., Owens, B., & Tesluk, P. (2020). Shaping positive and negative ties to improve team effectiveness: The roles of leader humility and team helping norms. Human Relations, forthcoming. (A*; FT 50; IF = 5.73)
    7. Xu+, N., Chiu, C., Treadway, D. (2019) Tensions between diversity and shared leadership: The role of political skill. Small Group Research, 50, 507-538. (A; IF = 1.75)
    8. Mao+, J., Chiu, C., Owens, B., Liao, J., & Brown+, J. (2019). Growing followers: Exploring the effects of leader humility on follower self-expansion, self-efficacy, and performance. Journal of Management Studies, 56, 343-371. (A*; FT 50; IF = 4.89)
    9. Chiu, C., Balkundi, P., & Weinberg, F. J. (2017). When managers become leaders: The role of manager network centralities, social power, and followers' perception of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 28, 334-348. (A*; IF = 3.31)
    10. Chiu, C., Owens, B.*, & Tesluk, P.* (2016). Initiating and utilizing shared leadership in teams: The role of leader humility, team proactive personality, and team performance capability. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1705-1720. (A*; FT 50; IF = 5.09) (*The two authors contribute equally)
    11. Brouer, R., Chiu, C., & Wang, L. (2016). Political skill dimensions and transformational leadership in China. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31, 1040-1056. (B; IF = 1.20)
    12. Dansereau, F., Seitz, S., Chiu, C., Shaughnessy, B.A., & Yammarino, F. (2013). What makes leadership, leadership: Using self-expansion theory to integrate traditional and contemporary approaches. Leadership Quarterly, 24, 798-821. (A*; IF = 2.71)


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