Employee Pro-activity and Work Outcomes

——Reflections on One-decade Research and Future Directions

Department of Organisation Management    2017-06-15

Employee Pro-activity and Work Outcomes: Reflections on One-decade Research and Future Directions

Speaker: Tae Yeol Kim, Professor of Management at CEIBS

Host: Jiang Yuan, Associate Professor from Department of Organisation Management, ACEM

Time: Jun 21, 2017, Wednesday, 13:30-15:00

Venue: S203 Xinshangyuan Building


I have studied employee proactivity for more than one decade. Employee proactivity (i.e., self-initiated anticipatory action that aims to change and improve the situation or oneself) has been associated with positive work outcomes such as task performance and citizenship behaviors. My initial work examined the antecedents and consequences of proactive person-environment fit behavior (i.e., changing the individuals’ fit with the organisation environment) such as feedback seeking and relationship-building behavior. Later, my research interests evolved to examine the effects of proactive work behavior (i.e., changing the internal organisational environment such as taking charge and voice) on work outcome. In this research seminar, I will share my research findings on these issues and discuss future directions for employee proactivity research.

Speaker Introduction:

Dr. Tae Yeol Kim is Professor of Management at CEIBS. Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. in Organisational Behavior at The University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. He also holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. 

Prof. Kim is interested in doing research on proactivity, creativity, person-environment fit, and other issues on organisational behavior. His research has been published in prestigious academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organisational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Organisational Behavior, and Human Relations. He has served as editorial board for Journal of Management, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, and Management Organisation Review, 

Prof. Kim has won many awards, such as Faculty Research Awards at CEIBS in 2012, Faculty Research Awards at City University of Hong Kong in 2007, Emerald Citations of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2009 Awards for Excellence of Emerald Literati Network, and etc.

Welcome to attend!