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Prof. Madeline ONG

Prof. Madeline ONG

Assistant Professor

ongm@ust.hk

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Business Administration (Management & Organizations)
  • BBM Singapore Management University, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Psychology

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, July 2018 - present.

  • Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, 2017 – 2018

  • INSEAD, Singapore, Global Leadership Centre, Visiting Scholar, 2015 – 2016


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Mayer, D. M., Ong, M., Sonenshein, S., & Ashford, S. J. 2019. The money or the morals? When moral language is more effective for selling social issues. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104: 1058-1076. (Download here)

  • Lee, J. J., Ong, M., Parmar, B, & Amit, E. 2019. Lay theories of effortful honesty: Does the honesty- effort association justify making a dishonest decision? Journal of Applied Psychology, 104: 659-677.(Download here)

  • Ong, M., Mayer, D. M., Tost, L. P., & Wellman, N. 2018. When corporate social responsibility motivates employee citizenship behavior: The sensitizing role of task significance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 144: 44-59. (Download here)

  • Bauman, C. W., Tost, L. P., & Ong, M. 2016. Blame the shepherd not the sheep: Imitating higher-ranking transgressors mitigates punishment for unethical behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 137: 123-141. (Download here)

  • Wellman, N., Mayer, D. M., Ong, M., & DeRue, D. S. 2016. When are do-gooders treated badly? Legitimate power, role expectations and reactions to moral objection in organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101: 793-814. (Download here)

Book Chapters

  • Ashford, S. J., Ong, M., & Keeves, G. 2017. The role of issue-selling in effective strategy- making. In Floyd, S.W., & Wooldridge, B. (Eds.). Handbook of Middle Management Strategy Process Research. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Ong, M., & Ashford, S. J. 2016. Issue-selling: Proactive efforts toward organizational change. In Parker, S. K., & Bindl, U. K. (Eds.). Proactivity at Work. London, UK: Routledge.


SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Ong, M., Lee, J. J., & Parmar, B. 2019. Does Economics education make us see honesty as costly? To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

  • Lee, J. J., Ong, M., Parmar, B, & Amit, E. 2018. Lay theories of effortful honesty. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL; presented at the Asian Management Research Consortium, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Ong, M., Ashford, S. J., & Bindl, U. 2018. The power of the pause: Individual reflections and its impact on leadership emergence. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

  • Ong, M., & Mayer, D. M. 2017. Moral emotions and recidivism in the aftermath of wrongdoing. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

  • Ong, M. 2017. Individual reflection and leadership emergence. Presented at theNew Directions in Leadership Research Conference, Fontainebleau, France.

  • Nurmohamed, S., & Ong, M. 2017. When the going gets tough, what keeps job seekers thriving? A relational perspective on job search. Presented at the Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Ong, M., Ashford, S. J., & Bindl, U. 2016. Mindfully engaging experiences via reflection. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

  • Ong, M, & Mayer, D. M. 2015. Moral reform in the aftermath of wrongdoing. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, 2016, San Diego, CA.

  • Ong, M. 2015. Overcoming fixed mindsets and enhancing motivation to reform through self- reflection. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2015, Vancouver, BC.

  • Ong, M., Ashford, S. J., & Bindl, U. 2015. Beyond navelgazing: Exploring the concept and payoff of individual reflection at work. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

  • Bauman, C. W., Ong, M., & Tost, L. P. 2015. Blame the shepherd not the sheep: Imitating high status authorities absolves subordinates of moral responsibility. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

CHAIRED SYMPOSIA

  • Ong, M., Okimoto, T, & Treviño, L. 2015. Offender morality in the aftermath of wrongdoing. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

    • Showcase Symposium & Best Symposium Award 2015 by OB Division.

  • Ong, M., & Mayer, D. M. 2014. Using moral psychology to understand organizational problems. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Ong, M., Ashford, S. J., Sonenshein, S, & Mayer, D. M. 2013. Advocating an ethical viewpoint: Speaking up about social and ethical issues in organizations. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL.


REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Ad Hoc reviewer:

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Journal of Organizational Behavior

    • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

    • Organization Science

    • Personnel Psychology

    • PLOS ONE


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Business ethics

  • Leadership

  • Learning and development


FUNDED PROJECTS

  • UROP Faculty Support Grant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2019, HK$22,907)

  • The HEAD Foundation Research Grant (2017-2018, SGD$50,000)


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2018. Dean’s Teaching Honor List, Top 20 Faculty Members, Singapore Management University

  • 2018. Likert Dissertation Prize, ICOS, University of Michigan

  • 2015. Best Symposium Award (OB Division), Academy of Management

  • 2015. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management OB Division

  • 2013. Best Paper Award, Ivey Business School and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), PhD Sustainability Academy

  • 2013. Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide at Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, Excellence in Ethics Conference Scholarship