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Understanding newcomer role orientation in the workplace: A self-determination theory perspective (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Chen, J., & Cooper-Thomas, H. (2019, May). Understanding newcomer role orientation in the workplace: A self-determination theory perspective. Presented at 2019 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress

Newcomers can be a source of innovation for organisations, bringing fresh perspectives and novel solutions. Thus, in many organisations, it is desirable for newcomers to adopt an innovative (versus custodial) role orientation. Using self-determinatio... Read More about Understanding newcomer role orientation in the workplace: A self-determination theory perspective.

When do supervisor expectations for creativity lead to newcomer innovative role orientation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Chen, J., & Cooper-Thomas, H. (in press). When do supervisor expectations for creativity lead to newcomer innovative role orientation

Using a role theory perspective, this study investigated contingent conditions under which supervisor expectations for creativity is related to newcomer innovative role orientation. Longitudinal data were collected from 161 graduates from a universit... Read More about When do supervisor expectations for creativity lead to newcomer innovative role orientation.

Newcomer innovative behavior: Factors that enable and inhibit (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Chen, J., & Cooper-Thomas, H. (2018, August). Newcomer innovative behavior: Factors that enable and inhibit. Paper presented at 2018 Academy of Management Annual Conference

In this study, we propose that supervisory expectations for creativity would have a stronger positive effect on innovative behavior for newcomer with lower level of organizational identification. For these newcomers, supervisory expectations for crea... Read More about Newcomer innovative behavior: Factors that enable and inhibit.

Onboarding and induction (2016)
Book Chapter
Chen, J. (2016). Onboarding and induction. In J. Evans-Brain, & J. Neugebauer (Eds.), Employability: Making the Most of Your Career Development, 88-93. Sage Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781473996694

This is particularly true for those of you who have just joined a new company and wish to achieve long-term success and satisfaction in your career. This section discusses what you can do to make a good start.

Graduates’ experiences after organisational entry: Recent evidence from UK and China (2015)
Journal Article
Chen, J. (2015). Graduates’ experiences after organisational entry: Recent evidence from UK and China

With the advent of globalisation, employees are more mobile than ever before, and as a result, the issue of how to help new employees to settle down and make them productive as quickly as possible has received considerable scrutiny. Jenny Chen has co... Read More about Graduates’ experiences after organisational entry: Recent evidence from UK and China.

Hourly paid teachers in UK universities: Findings from an exploratory survey (2015)
Journal Article
Chen, J., & Lopes, A. (2015). Hourly paid teachers in UK universities: Findings from an exploratory survey

The Higher Education sector in the UK has seen some unprecedented changes in recent years. One of the most striking changes has been the widespread use of casualised contracts in UK universities. In 2012-13, almost 34 per cent of academics worked par... Read More about Hourly paid teachers in UK universities: Findings from an exploratory survey.

Are "standardized performance appraisal practices" really preferred? A case study in China (2010)
Journal Article
Chen, J., & Eldridge, D. (2010). Are "standardized performance appraisal practices" really preferred? A case study in China. Chinese Management Studies, 4(3), 244-257. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506141011074138

Purpose: In spite of the increasing awareness that standardized performance appraisal practices must fit in varied local contexts, limited research and mixed findings still cloud our understanding about how those appraisal practices are perceived and... Read More about Are "standardized performance appraisal practices" really preferred? A case study in China.

Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots (2007)
Journal Article
Lihua Dou, , Jin Sa, , Wenguo Liu, , Wenguo Liu, W., Winfield, A. F., Jin Sa, J., …Lihua Dou, L. (2007). Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots. Adaptive Behavior, 15(3), 289-305. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712307082088

This article presents a simple adaptation mechanism to automatically adjust the ratio of foragers to resters (division of labor) in a swarm of foraging robots and hence maximize the net energy income to the swarm. Three adaptation rules are introduce... Read More about Towards energy optimization: Emergent task allocation in a swarm of foraging robots.

Alternative pathways by which newcomer proactive behaviours enable resource acquisition and adjustment
Presentation / Conference
Chen, J., & Cooper-Thomas, H. Alternative pathways by which newcomer proactive behaviours enable resource acquisition and adjustment. Presented at EAWOP group meeting

This study investigated newcomer proactive behaviour across two cultural settings, one Western (UK) and one non-Western (China). A two-path research model was developed on the basis of conservation of resources (COR) theory (Hobfoll, 1989, 2001). Th... Read More about Alternative pathways by which newcomer proactive behaviours enable resource acquisition and adjustment.