Jing Wu is a postdoctoral fellow at BI Norwegian Business School. She obtained her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. During her PhD study, Jing was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, the US, in 2017 and 2018. Jing’s research interests focus on how employee voice behavior, or expression of opinions or suggestions for improving collective functioning, is elicited and exerts positive influences in teams. Three chapters in her doctoral dissertation explicate (a) how followers are motivated to voice up to the leader considering one’s own and workers’ relationships with the leader, (b) how and when voice that occurred between team members of different expertise backgrounds can be translated into facilitated team performance, and (c) how teams centralize their voice around more competent members over time to perform better. Also, Jing collaborates with a diverse group of scholars on projects covering topics ranging from employee proactivity, leadership, diversity, to gig workers.
In carrying out these projects, Jing has been using a variety of advanced statistical methods including multilevel modeling, polynomial regression and response surface analyses, latent growth modeling, and social network analysis, etc. Jing has presented her work at international conferences, such as Academy of Management Annual Meeting and the New Directions in Leadership Research Conference organized by Duke University, Erasmus University, INSEAD, and the Wharton School.
In terms of teaching, Jing teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including international business, human-human interaction, managing diversity and inclusion, etc.