Gang Wang

Madeline Duncan Rolland Associate Professor of Business Administration and Director, Ph.D. with a major in OBHR Program and Ph.D. with a major in Strategy Program
Gang Wang
252 RBB
Academic Specialty
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Ph.D., University of Iowa
DESS-CAAE (M.B.A.), University of Pantheon-Sorbonne
B.S., Qingdao University

Areas of Expertise

Leader Behavior
Leader Emotion
Executive Leadership

Dr. Gang Wang is the Madeline Duncan Rolland Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. He also is the doctoral program director for the organizational behavior and human resources (OBHR) and strategy majors in the Ph.D. in Business Administration program.

His research focuses on how leadership can increase individual, team and organizational effectiveness. Specifically, he is interested in roles played by leader behavior, emotion and human capital in follower motivation and performance, team process and performance, and firm financial performance. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly and Group and Organization Management

Wang received his bachelor’s degree in textile engineering from Qingdao University, his MBA from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne and his doctoral degree in organizational behavior and human resource management from the University of Iowa.

Selected Published Research

Wang, G., Holmes, M. R., Oh, I. S., & Zhu, W. C. (in press). Do CEOs matter to firm strategic actions and firm performance? A meta-analytic investigation based on upper echelons theory. Personnel Psychology, 88 pages. 

Wang, G., Harms, P. D., & Mackey, J. D. (2015). Does it take two to Tangle? Subordinates' Perceptions of and Reactions to Abusive Supervision. Journal of Business Ethics, 131(2), 487-503. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2292-7 

Wang, G., & Seibert, S. E. (2015). The Impact of leader emotion display frequency on follower performance: Leader surface acting and mean emotion display as boundary conditions. The Leadership Quarterly, 26, 577-593. doi: 

Zhu, W. C., Wang, G., Zheng, X. M., Liu, T. X., & Miao, Q. (2012). Examining the role of personal identification with the leader in leadership effectiveness: A partial nomological network. Group & Organization Management, 38(1), 36-67. 

Colbert, A. E., Judge, T. A, Choi, D, & Wang, G. (2012). Assessing the trait theory of leadership using self and observer ratings of personality: The mediating role of contributions to group success. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 670-685.

Zhu, W. C., Wang, G., Zheng, X. M., Liu, T. X., & Miao, Q. (2012). Examining the role of personal identification with the leader in leadership effectiveness: A partial nomological network. Group & Organization Management, 38(1), 36-67.

Wang, G., Oh, I. S., Courtright, S. H., & Colbert, A. E. (2011) Transformational leadership and performance across criteria and levels: A meta-analytic review of 25 years of research.Group & Organization Management, 36(2), 223-270.

 Oh, I. S., Wang, G., & Mount, M. (2011). Validity of observer ratings of the Five-Factor Model of personality traits: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(4), 762-773.

Seibert, S. E., Wang, G., & Courtright, S. H. (2011). Antecedents and consequences of psychological and team empowerment in organizations: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(5), 981-1003.

Interesting Facts

In his spare time, Gang likes jogging, bicycling, and traveling.

Honors and Awards

Gang's article with Drs. In-Sue Oh and Michael Mount was the recipient of the SIOP 2013 Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance.