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A/Prof. Shuang Ren



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2015

+61 3 924 46972


Dr Shuang Ren is an associate professor in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Prior to working at Deakin, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Ethical Leadership, the University of Melbourne where she managed research teams on projects related to leader emergence, ethical leadership and Chinese management.

Shuang completed her PhD in 2013 under the award of the University of Melbourne scholarship and was awarded Williams Prize for Excellence in the Research Thesis in 2014. She also held visiting position at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University in 2018.

Shuang's research expertise is a social cognitive application in the leadership domain. She also works in the strategic human resource management domain, with an international perspective. She has published in leading scholarly outlets, including for instance MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Personnel Review etc. She is also the author of two research books related to leadership and leader development in China and Asia. She is in the editorial board of Journal of Vocational Behavior and European Management Journal. She is the recipient of ANZAM Early Career Research Award in 2015, Faculty Excellence Award in Research in 2017 and Academy of Management OB Best Paper Award in 2019.

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Research interests

  • Leader - Emergence
  • Strategic HRM
  • Chinese Management
  • Sustainability, green HRM, pro-environmnetal behavior

Teaching interests

  • Strategic HRM
  • International HRM


  • Academy of Management OB Best Paper Award with Practical Implications 2019
  • Early Career Researcher Award, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), 2015.
  • Faculty Excellence in Research 2017


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How work-related capabilities influence job performance: a relational perspective

S Ren, F Yang, R Wood

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 1157-1180, International journal of human resource management, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Negative workplace gossip: its impact on customer service performance and moderating roles of trait mindfulness and forgiveness

Mayowa Babalola, S Ren, Thomas Kobinah, Yuanmei Qu, Omale Garba, Liang Guo

(2019), Vol. 80, pp. 136-143, International journal of hospitality management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The changing role of the state in industrial relations since Vietnam's reform

Collins Ngan, S Ren, Malcolm Warner

(2019), pp. 1-19, Asia Pacific journal of human resources, Chichester, Eng., C1


Green human resource management research in emergence: a review and future directions

S Ren, G Tang, S Jackson

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 769-803, Asia Pacific journal of management, New York, N.Y., C1


New generation employees' preferences towards leadership style in China

S Ren, Y Xie, Y Zhu, M Warner

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 437-458, Asia Pacific business review, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Is guanxi always good for employee self-development in China? Examining non-linear and moderated relationships

S Ren, D Chadee

(2017), Vol. 98, pp. 108-117, Journal of vocational behavior, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1


Ethical leadership, self-efficacy and job satisfaction in China: the moderating role of guanxi

S Ren, D Chadee

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 371-388, Personnel review, Bingley, Eng., C1


Influence of work pressure on proactive skill development in China: the role of career networking behavior and guanxi HRM

S Ren, D Chadee

(2017), Vol. 98, pp. 152-162, Journal of vocational behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Candle in the wind: complexity leadership in China's fringe arts businesses

S Ren, Y Zhu

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 80-89, Journal of general management, London, Eng., C1


Context, self-regulation and developmental foci: a mixed-method study analyzing self-development of leadership competencies in China

S Ren, Y Zhu

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 1977-1996, Personnel review, Bingley, Eng., C1


Business leaders and leadership in Asia

Y Zhu, S Ren, N Collins, M Warner

(2017), Abingdon, Eng., A1


Developing family businesses through ongoing learning: case studies of Chinese urban and rural family businesses under market-oriented reforms

S Ren, Y Zhu

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 51-70, Journal of general management, Henley-on-Thames, Eng., C1


Business leadership development in China

S Ren, R Wood, Y Zhu

(2015), Abingdon, Eng., A1


Dilemmas concerning the employment of university graduates in China

S Ren, Y Zhu, M Warner

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-23, Studies in higher education, Oxford, Eng., C1


Making sense of business leadership vis--vis china's reform and transition

S Ren, Y Zhu

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 867-884, Leadership and organization development journal, Bingley, Eng., C1


Do-It-Yourself leadership training in China

S Ren, R Wood,, Y Zhu

(2014), Vol. 56, pp. 19-21, MIT Sloan management review, Cambridge, Mass., C1


Leadership self-development in China and Vietnam

S Ren, N Collins, Y Zhu

(2014), Vol. 52, pp. 42-59, Asia Pacific journal of human resources, London, Eng., C1-1


Human resources, higher education reform and employment opportunities for university graduates in the People's Republic of China

S Ren, Y Zhu, M Warner

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 3429-3446, International journal of human resource management, Abingon, Eng., C1-1


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