Rui Zhong

钟 锐

Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Division

Sauder School of Business

University of British Columbia

My name is Rui Zhong (钟锐). I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behavior at Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

My research primarily focuses on negative workplace behaviors, such as abusive supervision, negative gossip, workplace ostracism, and deviant/unethical behavior, with a particular focus on managing and reducing their adverse consequences.

Most of my research projects examine negative work behaviors in the contexts of leadership and teams, using a variety of methods, such as experience sampling methods, meta-analyses, and experiments.

My additional research interests include death awareness and implicit theories.

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University of British Columbia, Canada, 2018-2023 (Expected)

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior

Tianjin University, China, 2013-2017

  • BMGT in Construction Management

Journal Publications

Zhong, R., Paluch, R., Shum, V., Zatzick, C., and Robinson, S. (2021). Hot, cold, or both? A person-centered perspective on death awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Applied Psychology. 106(6), 839-855

Zhong, R., & Robinson, S. (2021). What happens to bad actors in organizations? A review of actor-centric outcomes of negative behavior. Journal of Management. 47(6), 1430-1467

More About Me

I like to play badminton, jog, lift weights, listen to podcasts, and watch shows on Youtube and Netflix. Over the weekends, I often go hiking with friends and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Vancouver. I am a big NBA fan and grew up playing basketball.

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