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A/Prof. Jeff Shao



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2016

+61 3 924 43004


Dr Jeff Shao is an Associate Professor in Leadership in the Department of Management. He received his PhD from UNSW Sydney in 2016. Prior to joining Deakin, he was a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Lecturer at RMIT University. Jeff’s research focuses on leadership, emotions, and cross-cultural management. He has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, and The Leadership Quarterly. Jeff’s research has been funded by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Baptcare, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Eastern Health, and the Ian Potter Foundation. He was the recipient of the Early Career Researcher Award from The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management in 2019.

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Research interests

Leadership, emotions, emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural management


Early Career Researcher Award, The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), 2019

Early Career Researcher Award, RMIT University, 2017


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An examination of anti-violence human resource management practices in the context of health care and aged care

B Shao, P Dina Pariona-Cabrera, Y Guo, K Chrisfield, T Bartram

(2023), Vol. 33, pp. 187-202, Human Resource Management Journal, C1

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How leader emotional labour is associated with creativity: A self-determination theory perspective

B Shao, X Lin, J Duan

(2023), Vol. 72, pp. 1020-1042, Applied Psychology, C1

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The effects of workplace violence on the job stress of health care workers: buffering effects of wellbeing HRM practices

P Pariona-Cabrera, T Bartram, J Cavanagh, B Halvorsen, B Shao, F Yang

(2023), pp. 1-27, International Journal of Human Resource Management, London, Eng., C1

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More than just an angry face: A critical review and theoretical expansion of research on leader anger expression

B Shao, Y Guo

(2021), Vol. 74, pp. 1661-1687, Human Relations, C1

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Data Collection via Online Platforms: Challenges and Recommendations for Future Research

A Newman, Y Bavik, M Mount, B Shao

(2021), Vol. 70, pp. 1380-1402, Applied Psychology, C1

journal article

Crisis leadership: A review and future research agenda

Y Wu, B Shao, A Newman, G Schwarz

(2021), Vol. 32, Leadership Quarterly, C1

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The role of early immersive culture mixing in cultural identifications of multiculturals

L Martin, B Shao, D Thomas

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 508-523, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, London, Eng., C1

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Moral anger as a dilemma? An investigation on how leader moral anger influences follower trust

Bo Shao

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 365-382, Leadership Quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Motivational or dispositional? The type of inference shapes the effectiveness of leader anger expressions

B Shao, L Wang, H Tse

(2018), Vol. 29, pp. 709-723, Leadership Quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Does anger expression help or harm leader effectiveness? The role of competence-based versus integrity-based violations and abusive supervision

L Wang, S Restubog, B Shao, V Lu, G Van Kleef

(2018), Vol. 61, pp. 1050-1072, Academy of Management Journal, New York, USA, C1-1

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Early immersive culture mixing: the key to understanding cognitive and identity differences among multiculturals

L Martin, B Shao

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 1409-1429, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, C1-1

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Universality Versus Cultural Specificity of Three Emotion Domains: Some Evidence Based on the Cascading Model of Emotional Intelligence

B Shao, L Doucet, D Caruso

(2015), Vol. 46, pp. 229-251, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Emerging Japanese-Australian Female Leader Program

Dr Heather Round, A/Prof Jeff Shao, Prof Alexander Newman

DFAT Australia-Japan Foundation

  • 2022: $19,490

Other Public Sector Funding

Team resilience at Eastern Health - Identifying the sources and effects of team resilience among health care professionals

Dr Nicole Larson, A/Prof Jeff Shao, Prof Andrew Noblet

Eastern Health

  • 2022: $50,000

Industry and Other Funding

Ending violence and aggression: An examination of the implementation of the ANMF's 10 point plan and its impact on the health and wellbeing of nurses working in aged care facilities.

A/Prof Jeff Shao

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation

  • 2020: $2,438

The underutilisation of in-home care packages: Examining the reasons, implementing solutions and assessing progress

A/Prof Jeff Shao

Baptcare Limited

  • 2022: $15,000
  • 2021: $5,000


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