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Academics

Xiaoyun (Aarn) Cao

Lecturer in Business

Economics, Business and Finance

Research Interests

Leadership
Social Networks in Organizations
Employment Arrangements
Idiosyncratic Deals
Workplace Discretionary Behaviors
Organizational Change and Development
Organizational Culture

Education

PhD     University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
MA       University of Minnesota, 2009
BA        Renmin University, 2007

Publications

Marinova, S. V., Cao, X., & Park, H. (2018). Constructive Organizational Values
Climate and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: A Configurational View. Journal of
Management 45, no. 5, 2045–2071.

Panaccio, A., Henderson, D. J., Liden, R. C., Wayne, S. J., & Cao, X. (2014). Toward an
Understanding of When and Why Servant Leadership Accounts for Employee Extra-Role
Behaviors. Journal of Business and Psychology 30, 657–675.

Book Chapters

Liden, R. C., Wu, J., Cao, X., & Wayne, S. J. (2015). Leader-Member Exchange Measurement.
In T. Bauer & B. Erdogan (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Leader-Member Exchange,
pp. 29–54. Medicine-US.

Kluemper, D. H., Davison, H. K., Cao, X., & Wu, B. (2015). Social Networking
Websites and Personnel Selection. In J. Oostrom & I. Nikolaou (Eds.), Employee
Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment: Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice,
p.61. Psychology Press–Taylor & Francis.

Working Papers

Luo, J., Cao, X., & Burt, R. S. (2019). Tradeoffs of Brokerage: The Contingent Value of
Supervisor’s Network and Group Network Attributes. Targeted for Administrative Science
Quarterly.

Cao, X., Meuser, J. D., & Wang, Y. (2019). An Investigation of the within-person
identification-performance relationship. Targeted for Journal of Applied Psychology.

Cao, X., Luo, J., & Kuo, M. Necessary Evil? (2019). An Examination of Organizational
Justice in The Context of Informal Social Network. Targeted for Administrative Science
Quarterly.

Cao, X., Wayne, S. J., Wu, W., & Fan, X. (2019). Threats or Opportunities? A
Trickledown Model of Change Appraisals. Targeted for Academy of Management
Journal.

Cao, X., Wu, W., & Luo, J. (2019). Impact of Incentive Pay Changes on Interpersonal
Social Network. Targeted for Administrative Science Quarterly.

Meuser, J. D. & Cao, X. (2018). Integrating social identity and social exchange theories:
What are the mechanisms? Targeted for Journal of Applied Psychology.

Cao, X., Meuser, J. D. & Kluemper, D. (2018). A Longitudinal Investigation of
Organizational Identification in The Team Formation Process. Targeted for Journal of
Applied Psychology.

Cao, X., Liden, R. C., Wayne, S. J., & Wang, Y. (2017). Individual and Social
Explanations of Idiosyncratic Deals: When Do Managers Make Special Deals? Targeted for Journal of Applied Psychology.

Conference Proceedings and Publications

Luo, J., & Cao, X. (2019). Tradeoffs of brokerage: The contingent value of
supervisor’s network and group network attributes. Academy of Management Annual
Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Meuser, J. D. & Cao, X. (2018). Integrating social identity and social exchange theories:
What are the mechanisms? Southern Management Association Annual Meeting,
Lexington, Kentucky.

Cao, X., Meuser, J. D., & Wang, Y. (2018). An Investigation of the within-person
identification-performance relationship. Academy of Management Annual Meeting,
Chicago, Illinois.

Cao, X., Liden, R. C., Wayne, S. J., & Wang, Y. (2017). Individual and social
explanations of idiosyncratic deals: When do managers make special deals? Academy of
Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Cao, X. (2017). Leader’s guanxi circle and employee perceptions of organizational
justice. The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Beijing, China.

Luo, J. & Cao, X. (2017). Leader’s informal social network and employee task
performance: Do structural holes matter in China? The International Sunbelt Social
Network Conference, Beijing, China.

Cao, X., & Wayne, S. J. (2016). Granting of I-Deals: The interplay of equity rules, past
performance, and performance expectations. Academy of Management Annual Meeting,
Anaheim, California.

Chaudhry, A, Cao, X., & Vidyarthi, P. (2015) A meta-analytic review of servant
leadership: Construct, correlates, and the process. Paper accepted for presentation at
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Marinova, S. V., & Cao, X. (2013). Constructive organizational culture and
organizational citizenship behaviors: A configurational view. Paper accepted for
presentation at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Meuser, J. D., & Cao, X. (2013). I’m good because of what I get: A meta-analytic
mediation model of organizational identification. Paper accepted for presentation at
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando.

Grants, Honors, and Fellowships

Grant Research Projects

Principle Investigator (w/collaborator R. C. Liden, University of Illinois at Chicago).
Managerial Decisions on Customized Work Arrangements – An Investigation of Who
and What Servant Leaders Prioritize. The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership (USD
$2,500). Awarded 2014.

Selected Academic Honors & Fellowships

Greenleaf Scholar, the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership                           2014

The Greenleaf Scholars Program is offered by the Greenleaf Center for Servant
Leadership to award promising early career scholars who wish to study the impact of
servant leadership in various organizational or social contexts.

Liautaud Graduate School of Business Fellowship                                        2010–2014

Liautaud fellowships are competitive awards for outstanding doctoral students at
Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of Illinois at Chicago                  2010–2014

UIC Department of Managerial Studies Fellowship                                      2010–2012

Academic Excellence Scholarship, Renmin University of China                  2004–2006