Yuan (Echo) Liao

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D., International Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada | M.Phil., Cross-Cultural Social Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China | B.Sc., Applied Psychology, Nankai University, China

About Yuan (Echo)

Professional activities

  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of International Business

Book chapters

  • Thomas, D. C., & Liao, Y. (2010). Interactions across cultural lines: the Chinese context. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology (pp. 679-698).Oxford University Press: New York.

Refereed journal articles

  • Lazarova, M., Cerdin, J., & Liao, Y. (in press) The Internationalism career anchor: A validation study. International Studies of Management and Organization.
  • Ghorbani, M., Liao, Y., Chand, M., & Caykoylu, S. (2013). Guilt, shame, and reparative behavior: The effect of proximity. Journal of Business Ethics, 114, 311-323.
  • Ravlin, E. C., Liao, Y., Morrell, D., Au, K., & Thomas, D. C. (2012). Collectivist orientation and the psychological contract: Mediating effects of creditor ideology. Journal of International Business Studies, 43, 772-782.
  • Liao, Y., & Bond, M. H. (2011). The Dynamics of face loss following interpersonal harm for Chinese and Americans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 25-38.

Conference presentations

  • Ghorbani, M. & Liao, Y. (August, 2011). Differences between East & West: The effect of culture and psychological distance on shame, guilt and level of compensation. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, US.
  • Ghorbani, M., Liao, Y., Caykoylu, S., & Chand, M. (August, 2011). Guilt, shame, and reparative behavior: The effect of proximity. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, US.
  • Thomas, D. C., Ravlin, E. C., Liao, Y., Morrell, D. L., & Au, K. (August, 2011). Cultural variation and the psychological contract: The mediating effect of exchange ideology. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, US.
  • Liao, Y., & Campbell, C. (June 2011) Justice perception and acceptance to performance appraisal: The role of recipient's regulatory focus and giver's base of power. Annual Meeting of Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Campbell, C., & Liao, Y. (July, 2010). A tool for understanding response to consumer: Generated ads across cultures or groups. Conference of Cultural Perspectives in Marketing, Lille, France.
  • Liao, Y. (June, 2010). Giving feedback in multicultural organizations: The moderating role of regulatory focus, feedback sign, and framing. Annual Meeting of Academy of International Business, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Liao, Y., & Thomas, D. C. (August, 2009). Acculturation as a foundation for multiculturalism research. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, US.
  • Liao, Y., Kwan, J. L. Y., Tong X. L., & Bond, M. H. (July, 2008). The mediating effect of behavioral intentions on the association between angry feelings and reactions to a harm doer in Hong Kong Chinese and American. International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany.
  • Liao, Y., & Bond, M. H. (July, 2007). Benefits for the donor and costs for the recipient: Under what conditions will they help others in the future? Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • Liao, Y., & Bond, M. H. (July, 2006). The Dynamics of face loss following harm in two cultural groups. International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Isle of Spetses, Greece.
  • Liao, Y., Bond, M. H., & Jing, S. (July, 2006). Coping styles, self-esteem and locus of control in stressful life events. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece

Research interests

  • Regulatory focus and self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Psychological contract
  • Multicultural identities
  • Intercultural interactions
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