Dr. Qin Zhou
Dr. Qin Zhou received her PhD in Management from Aston University, Birmingham. She joined Leeds in January 2022. Her research interests include leadership, creativity, and HRM systems. She previously worked at Durham University, University of York, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa in Portugal, and Twente University in the Netherlands.
My research interests include employee creativity, leadership, organizational resilience, and wellbeing. My research findings have theoretical implications for understanding how organisational practices shape employee attitudes and performance in the dynamic, changing business environment. These findings also constitute actionable knowledge that organisations can leverage to more effectively manage their workforces. The quality and contributions of my research are evidenced by a growing body of publications, which have appeared in premier OB/HRM journals, including Journal of Management (ABS4), Journal of Organizational Behavior (ABS4), Journal of Business Research (ABS3), Journal of Business Ethics (ABS 3), Applied Psychology: An International Review (ABS3), Human Performance (ABS3), and International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABS3), International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (ABS3).
Research theme 1: Employee Creativity
I focus on how individual creativity related factors such as motivational orientation, emotions and creative self-efficacy interact with relevant contexts to influence their creative behaviour at work.
Research theme 2: Leadership
I focus on the processes through which leaders influence employee outcomes, including individual-based cognitive and motivational processes and group-level climate engineering, as well as the contexts of leading and influencing.
Research theme 3: Wellbeing & Resilience
I am interested in how organizations and their employees build and invest resources for resilience and wellbeing.
I am open to PhD applications with topics related to my research interests.
Zhou, Q., Edafioghor, T. E., Wu, C.-H., & Doherty, B. (2022). Building organisational resilience capability in small and medium-sized enterprises: The role of high-performance work systems. Human Resource Management Journal, 1– 22. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12479
Lin, S.-Y., Park, G., Zhou, Q., & Hirst, G. (2022). Two birds, one stone: How altruism can facilitate both individual creativity and prosocial behavior in two different team contexts. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, No Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified. doi:10.1037/gdn0000188
Ete, Z., Epitropaki, O., Zhou, Q. et al. Leader and Organizational Behavioral Integrity and Follower Behavioral Outcomes: The Role of Identification Processes. J Bus Ethics 176, 741–760 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04728-6.
Costa, C. G., Zhou, Q. & Ferreira, A. I. (2020). State and trait anger predicting creative process engagement – the role of emotion regulation. The Journal of Creative Behavior 54(1): 5-19.
Aryee, S., Kim, T., Zhou, Q. & Ryu, S. (2019). Customer service at altitude: Effects of empowering leadership. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 31(9): 3722-3741.
Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D, Zhou, Q., Zhu, C. & Tsai, P. (2018). Team exploitation and exploration climates' influence on individual performance and creativity: Diminishing returns as a function of self-efficacy. Journal of Management.44 (3): 870-891. doi: 10.1177/0149206315596814
Costa, C. G., Zhou, Q. & Ferreira, A. I. (2018). The impact of anger on creative process engagement: The role of social contexts. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 39(4): 495-506.
Zhou, Q., Martinez , L. F., Ferreira, A. I. & Rodrigues, P. (2016). Productivity losses attributed to presenteeism, supervision support, and role ambiguity: Evidence from a longitudinal study. Journal of Business Research. 69 (9) pp.3380-3387.
Zhou, Q., & Pan W. (2015) A cross-level examination of the process linking transformational leadership and creativity: The role of psychological safety climate. Human Performance. 28(5). pp.405-424. doi:10.1080/08959285.2015.1021050
Shipton, H., Zhou, Q., & Mooi, E. (2013). Is there a global model of learning organizations? An empirical cross-national study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(12), 2278-2298. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2013.781431
Zhou, Q., Hirst, G., & Shipton, H. (2012). Context matters: Combined influence of participation and intellectual stimulation on the promotion focus–employee creativity relationship. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33(7), 894-909. doi: 10.1002/job.779
Zhou, Q., Hirst, G., & Shipton, H. (2012). Promoting creativity at work: The role of problem-solving demand. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 61(1), 56-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2011.00455.x
Aryee, S., Walumbwa, F. O., Zhou, Q., & Hartnell, C. A. (2012). Transformational leadership, innovative behaviour, and task performance: Test of mediation and moderation processes. Human Performance, 25(1), 1-25. doi: 10.1080/08959285.2011.631648
Zhou, Q. Edafioghor, T. & Doherty, B. High-Performance Work Systems, Resilience and Performance. Paper presented at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 9-13, Boston, Massachusetts.
Zhou, Q. & Qian, D. Y. Leaders’ Emotional Regulation Strategy and Team Creativity. Paper presented at the 2019 European Association for Work & Organizational Psychology conference taking place 29 May-1 June, Turin, Italy.
Ete, Z., Epitropaki, O., Zhou, Q., Graham, L., & Zheng, Y. Leader-, Follower- and Organisational Behavioural Integrity and OCB: The role of Identification Processes, British Academy of Management (BAM), Birmingham, 2019.
Aryee, S., Zhou, Q. Ryu, S. & Kim, T. Service Performance at Altitude: Cross-Level Effects of Team-Directed Empowering Leadership", paper accepted for presentation at the 2017 Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 4-8, Atlanta, Georgia
Zhou, Q. & Pan, W. Understanding the process linking empowering leadership and taking charge. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 5-9, Anaheim, USA.
Zhou, Q. Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Leader-Member Guanxi (LMG) – similarities and differences. Professional Development Workshop (PDW) presented at the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting August 5-9, Anaheim, USA.
Zhou, Q. & Martinatyte, I. Empowerment and performance in healthcare organizations: The role of professional respect. Paper presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-11, Vancouver, Canada.
Costa, C., Zhou, Q., Ferreira, A. I. Anger and creative process engagement: The moderating effects of social context. Paper presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 7-11, Vancouver, Canada.
Zhou, Q. Creativity research in the Chinese context- in ‘China and India A Tale of Similarities and Contrasts between Two Emerging and Fascinating Societies’ Professional Development Workshop (PDW) presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting August 7-11, Vancouver, Canada.
Zhou, Q. (2014). Transformational leadership and creativity: The role of psychological safety climate. Poster presented at the 29th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), May 15-17, Hawaii, USA.
Sacramento, C. & Zhou, Q. (2013). When creative-self efficacy does not lead to creativity: The effects of leaders’ and followers’ prevention focus. Paper presented at the 16th congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, 2013 May 22nd-25th, Münster, Germany.
Hirst, G., Zhu, C. J. & Zhou, Q. (2012). Unpacking the ambidexterity literature to predict employee performance and creativity. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-7, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Zhou, Q. (2012). Transformational leadership and innovative behaviour: An examination of contextual boundary conditions. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-7, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
- PhD in Management, Aston University (2008)
- MSc in HRM and Business, Aston University (2003)
- Academy of Management
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Research groups and institutes
- Workplace Behaviour Research Centre