Professor of Organization and Human Resources
School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology
DBA Advisor at emlyon business school

Dr. Yuan Jiang, is a tenured Professor of Organization and Human Resources, at School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, and DBA Advisor at emlyon Business School. Prior to joining HIT, Dr. Jiang was the tenured associate professor of organization management at the Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Previously, he was on the faculty of Organizational Leadership Division at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne and Lingnan College at Sun Yat-Sen University. He received his PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). His primary research interests include leading and managing collaboration, knowledge work, diversity, innovation, and human resource management in global and Chinese indigenous contexts. He has received multiple large-scale funding from national science and social science foundations, and has published in major peer-reviewed journal such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, etc. He serves as reviewer for Cross Cultural Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Quarterly Journal of Management (in Chinese), etc.

Dr. Jiang’s work has won International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award from the HR Division of Academy of Management, finalist for Best Conference Paper Award - Micro Paper Track of International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference, and included in Best Paper Proceedings. He earned Outstanding Reviewer for the Organizational Behavior Division in the Academy of Management and J. R. Beyster Employee Ownership Fellowship. He was an International Faculty Fellow at MIT (2002). In addition to his research, Dr. Jiang has been recognized for his teaching at various levels and earned University Candle Light Teaching Award (2015). Dr. Jiang provides various training workshops and consulting services to Chinese organizations on management, teamwork, and leadership.

  • Ph.D., Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2009
  • M.S., Human Resource Management, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2006
  • M.A., International Economics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2001
  • B.A., Economics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1996

Leading and managing collaborative work, including:

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Global and Chinese HRM


  • Principle of Management
  • Human Resource Issues
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Conflict Management


  • Team Collaboration (MBA)
  • Innovation Management (PhD)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (MA/PhD)
  • Advanced Research Methods (PhD)
  • Mixed-Methods Approaches (DBA)
  • Case Study Methods (DBA)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (DBA)
  • Human Resource Management (MBA)
  • Employee Relations (MA)
  • Data Based Decisions for HR (MA)
  • Managerial Economics (MBA)