Chen Zhang

PhD Candidate, Management & Organizations, 2013-2018 
University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Research Areas

In my research, I investigate issues related to workplace energy and well-being, examining workday experiences, work and non-work activities, and contextual factors that shape individuals’ energy and well-being at work, as well as the downstream implications for work performance and organizationally relevant outcomes. Through my research, I hope to shed light on ways in which people can still achieve well-being while striving to be productive and effective at work, as well as challenges they may face in doing so.

Another stream of my research adopts an agentic lens and focuses on individuals’ proactive and discretionary behaviors in work settings, uncovering factors that shape and consequences that flow from such behaviors. I have studied individuals’ informal leadership and other forms of proactive behaviors.

Feel free to navigate to the “Research” page to learn more about my current work.


Faculty Advisors & Collaborators

Gretchen Spreitzer, David Mayer, Susan Ashford