Chen Zhang 张晨

Associate Professor, Leadership and Organization Management
School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

清华大学 经济管理学院
领导力与组织管理系 副教授


Educational Background

PhD, University of Michigan
MS, Tsinghua University
BEcon, Tsinghua University

Courses Taught

Management as a Perspective: Systematic Thinking and Effective Actions
Introduction to Business and Management
Research Methodology in Management

Research Interests

Time, energy, and well-being issues at work
Time-based work designs
Proactive behaviors in organizations



Zhang, C., Spreitzer, G.M., & Qiu, Z.A. (forthcoming). Meetings and individual work during the workday: Examining their interdependent impact on knowledge workers’ energy. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Zhang, C., Nahrgang, J. D., Ashford, S. J., & DeRue, D. S. (2020). The risky side of leadership: Conceptualizing risk perceptions in informal leadership and investigating the effects of their over-time changes in teams. Organization Science, 31(5), 1138-1158.

Zhang, C., Nahrgang, J. D., Ashford, S. J., & DeRue, D. S. (2020). Why capable people are reluctant to lead. Harvard Business Review. Digital article.

Hafenbrack, A.C., Cameron, L. D., Spreitzer, G. M., Zhang, C., Noval, L. J., & Shaffakat, S. (2020). Helping people by being in the present: Mindfulness increases prosocial behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 159, 21-38.

De Stobbeleir, K., Ashford, S., & Zhang, C. (2020). Shifting focus: Antecedents and outcomes of proactive feedback seeking from peers. Human Relations, 73(3), 303–325.

Zhang, C., Mayer, D. M., & Hwang, E. B. (2018). More is less: Learning but not relaxing buffers deviance under job stressors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(2), 123-136.

Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.M. (2018). To cope with stress, try learning something new. Harvard Business Review. Digital article.