Minyoung Cheong

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Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, Management
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    Minyoung (Min) Cheong earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.S. from Seoul National University in South Korea. His primary research interest resides in the topic of leadership in general and the topic of empowering leadership in particular. Related interests are in the areas of levels-of-analysis and multilevel issues in leadership, paradox, emergence, and bottom-up effects pervaded in organizations. His work has been published in prestigious management and psychology journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group & Organization Management.


    2021 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State Great Valley
    2020 Early Career Award for Research and Scholarship, Penn State Great Valley
    2018 Outstanding 2017 Group & Organization Management Paper Award
    2017 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, State University of New York at Binghamton

    Research Interests
    • Leadership
    • Empowerment
    • Levels of Analysis
    • Emergence
    • Balance and Paradox

    Eckardt, Rory, Chou‐Yu Tsai, Shelley D. Dionne, Danielle Dunne, Seth M. Spain, Jin Won Park, Minyoung Cheong, Jayoung Kim, Jie Guo, Chanyu Hao, and Eung Il Kim. "Human capital resource emergence and leadership." Journal of Organizational Behavior 42, no. 2 (2021): 269-295.

    Yammarino, Francis. J., Minyoung Cheong, Jayoung Kim, and Chou-Yu Tsai. "Is leadership more than 'I like my boss'?." Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management 38 (2020): 1-55.

    Ete, Ziya, John J. Sosik, Minyoung Cheong, Jae Uk Chun, Weichun Zhu, Fil J. Arenas, and Joel A. Scherer. "Leader honesty/humility and subordinate organizational citizenship behavior: A case of too-much-of-a-good-thing?" Journal of Managerial Psychology 35, no. 5 (2020): 391-404.

    Kim, Jayoung, Francis J. Yammarino, Shelley D. Dionne, Rory Eckardt, Minyoung Cheong, Chou-Yu Tsai, Jie Guo, and Jin Won Park. "State-of-the-science review of leader-follower dyads research." The Leadership Quarterly 31, no. 1 (2020), 101306.

    Choi, Dongwon, Minyoung Cheong, and Jihye Lee. "Leadership influences? It depends on followers! The relationship between the Ohio State leader behaviors, employee self-regulatory focus, and task performance." Personnel Review 49, no. 2 (2019): 491-515.

    Han, Soojung, Crystal M. Harold, and Minyoung Cheong. "Examining why employee proactive personality influences empowering leadership: The roles of cognition- and affect-based trust." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 92, no. 2 (2019): 352-383.

    Cheong, Minyoung, Francis J. Yammarino, Shelley D. Dionne, Seth M. Spain, and Chou-Yu Tsai. "A review of the effectiveness of empowering leadership." The Leadership Quarterly 30, no. 1 (2019): 34-58.

    Lee, Soojin, Soojung Han, Minyoung Cheong, Seckyoung Loretta Kim, and Seokwha Yun. "How do I get my way? A meta-analytic review of research on influence tactics." The Leadership Quarterly 28, no. 1 (2017): 210-228.

    Lee, Soojin, Minyoung Cheong, Myungsun Kim, and Seokhwa Yun. "Never too much? The curvilinear relationship between empowering leadership and task performance." Group & Organization Management 42, no. 1 (2017): 11-38.

    Cheong, Minyoung, Seth M. Spain, Francis J. Yammarino, and Seokhwa Yun. "Two faces of empowering leadership: Enabling and burdening." The Leadership Quarterly 27, no. 4 (2016): 602-616.


    B.B.A., Kyung Hee University

    M.S., Seoul National University

    Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton