Runtian JING

  • Department:Organization Management
  • Phone:+86 (0)21 52301152
  • Title:Professor
  • Email:rtjing@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Runtian Jing is a professor of organizational behaviour in the Antai College of Economics and Management of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his Ph.D. from the Xian Jiao Tong University in 1997, and taught at the School of Management and Economics of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China before his present appointment. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2011-2012. His research focuses on organizational change, leadership behaviour, and cross-cultural management. In recent years, he is especially interested in developing indigenous theories of organizational change based on the Chinese cultural or institutional context.

    He has won 4 research projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and a number of awards, including Yangtze River Scholarship Distinguished Professor, the Outstanding Youth Award of Management Research, the Program of the Ministry of Education for New Century Excellent Talents of China, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, Young Teacher Award of Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, the China National Program for Elaborate Courses, the Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education of China, the Best Paper Award of Chinese Theory of Management by the International Association for Chinese Management Research, the Finalist for Carolyn-Dexter Award at AOM conference, the Highly Commended Award of Emerald Group.


    1.    Key Research Project granted by National Natural Science Foundation of China: Studies on Leadership Behavior of Chinese Firms under Changing Environment; (2015 - 2019)

    2.    Project granted by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China: Institutional Environment and Leadership Behavior of Organizational Change of Chinese Firms; (2010-2012)

    3.    Project granted by the Research Funds for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China: Study on the Power and Strategic Actions of Organizational Change in Chinese institutional context; (2010-2011)

    4.    Project granted by National Natural Science Foundation of China: Leadership Behaviors and Other Antecedents of the Performance of Research Teams; (2009 - 2012)

    5.    Project granted by the Ministry of Education of China for Brilliant Youth Scholar: Managerial Discretion and Organizational Change of SOEs in China; (2008 - 2010)

    6.    Project granted by National Natural Science Foundation of China: Organizational Development and Change of the NSFC in the Next Decade; (2006 - 2008)


    1. Jing, R., & Sun, X. 2021. Positivism vs. Interpretivism: Comparison of Two Classic Case Research Paradigms and Their Inspirations. Management World (In Chinese). 3: 198-216.

    2. Jing, R., Kong, X., & Geng, J. 2021. Study on Relationship among New Managers' Job Challenges,Self-Reflection,and Leadership Development. Journal of Industrial Engineering /Engineering Management (In Chinese), 35(4): 14-28.

    3. Mia, R., Lu, F. & Jing, R. 2020. Reinventing the State-Owned Enterprise? Negotiating Change during Profound Environmental Upheaval. Academy of Management Journal, 63(4): 1300-1335.

    4. Honig, B., Lampel, J. Baum, J.A.C., Glynn, M.A., Jing, R. et al. 2018. Reflections on Scientific Misconduct in Management Unfortunate Incidents or a Normative Crisis. Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(4): 412–442.

    5. Van de Ven, A. H., Meyer, A.D., & Jing, R., & 2018. Opportunities and Challenges of Engaged Indigenous Scholarship. Management and Organization Review, 14(3): 449-462.

    6. Runtian Jing. 2017. Momentum for Change: Connecting Chinese and Western Perspectives. In Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

    7. Runtian Jing, Yunan Zhao, Ying Teng. 2016. Platform Organization, Mechanism Design, and Intrapreneurship: Case Study on Platform Transformation of Haier Group. Management Journal Quarterly. 4: 38-71.

    8. Runtian Jing and Mary Benner. 2016. Institutional Regimes and Path Dependence: Case Studies of the Conversion of Military Firms in China. Journal of Management Studies, 53(4): 552–579.

    9.  Lu Chen, Baiyin Yang and Runtian Jing. Paternalistic Leadership, Team Conflict, and TMT Decision Effectiveness: Interactions in the Chinese Context. Management and Organization Review, 11(4): 739–762.

    10.  Runtian Jing and Andrew H. Van de Ven. A Yin-yang Model of Organizational Change: The Case of Chengdu Bus Group. Management and Organization Review, 2014, 10(1): 29-54.

    11.  Runtian Jing, Hu Zhao and Kevin Steensma. 2013. Study on FDI Spillover Effects inside Chinese Business Groups. Nankai Business Review (In Chinese), 16(5): 110-122.

    12. Runtian Jing and E. Patrick McDermott. Transformation of State-Owned Enterprises in China: A Strategic Action Model. Management and Organization Review, 2013, 9(1): 53-86.

    13. Runtian Jing and Fangmei Lu. Indigenous Researches of Chinese Management Theory: Conception, Challenges, and Strategies. Chinese Journal of Management (In Chinese), 2012, 9(11): 1569-1576.

    14.  Runtian Jing and Yao Li. Which Works Better: Public Choice or Social Choice? The Service Industry Journal. 2011, 31(2): 153-168.

    15.  Shuangying Chen, Runtian Jing, Xiaoning Long and Yunfei Shao. 2010. Empirical Studies on the Impacts of Private Entrepreneurs’ Social Capital upon R&D Decision. Management World (In Chinese), 1: 88-97.

    16.  Lu Chen, Baiyin Yang, Runtian Jing and Pu Liu. Relations between Social Capital, Team Conflicts and Decision Performance of SOEs Top Management Team. Nankai Business Review (In Chinese), 2009, 12(6): 42-50.

    17.  Tinali Feng and Runtian Jing. Empirical Study on the Institutional Environment and Private Entrepreneur’s Willingness to Build Political Connections. Management World (In Chinese). 2009, 8: 81-91.

    18.  Yuanyuan Wan, Runtian Jing, and Yuhuan Liu. Comparative Study on the Determinants of Executive Compensation between Listed Companies in China and U.S., Journal of Management Sciences in China (In Chinese), 2008, 2: 100-110.

    19.  Runtian Jing and John L. Graham. Values versus Regulations: How Culture Plays its Role. Journal of Business Ethics. 2008, 80(4): 791-806.

    20.  Guofeng Wang, Runtian Jing and Andreas Klossek. Antecedents and Consequences of Conflict: Resolution Styles of Chinese Top Managers in Multiple Rounds of Cognitive and Affective Conflict. International Journal of Conflict Management. 2007, 18(1): 74-97.


    Vice President of International Association for Chinese Management Research

    Member of Academy of Management (AOM)

    Deputy Director Member of Organization and Strategy Division of China Academy of Management (CAOM)

    Member of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Division of China Academy of Management (CAOM)

  • Organizational Behavior,Principles of Management (Undergraduate level)

    Organizational Behavior (MBA/EMBA level)

    Organization Theory, Qualitative Research (Postgraduate level)