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Lead Researcher, Smarter Workforce Institute

Dr. Haiyan Zhang



Haiyan Zhang Ph.D. is a researcher with the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. Her areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative methods, talent attraction and retention, HR management and organizational effectiveness, and cross-cultural research. She has presented and published research findings at various conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her current research focuses on talent acquisition, employee experience, career development, and technology-enabled HR transformation.


Han, Y., Sears, G., & Zhang, H. (2018). Revisiting the “give and take”in LMX: Exploring equity sensitivity as a moderator of the influence of LMX on affiliative and change-oriented OCB. Personnel Review, 47(2), 555-571. 

Halliday, C. S., Paustian‐Underdahl, S. C., Ordóñez, Z., Rogelberg, S. G., & Zhang, H. (2018). Autonomy as a key resource for women in low gender egalitarian countries: A cross‐cultural examination. Human Resource Management, 57(2), 601-615.

Jang, S., Shen, W., Allen, T. D., & Zhang, H. (2018). Societal individualism–collectivism and uncertainty avoidance as cultural moderators of relationships between job resources and strain. Journal of organizational behavior, 39(4), 507-524.

Klein, C., Synovec, R., Zhang, H., Lovato, C., Howes, J., & Feinzig, S. (2017). Survey Key Driver Analysis: Perhaps the Right Question Is,“Are We There Yet?”. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 10(2), 283-290.

Paustian-Underdahl, S. C., Fainshmidt, S., Sanchez, J. I., Misati, E., Zhao, Y., & Zhang, H. (2017). The role of economic development and perceived growth opportunities in employee reactions to M&As: A study of the merger syndrome across 29 countries. Group & Organization Management, 42(2), 163-194.

Sears, G. J., Zhang, H., & Han, Y. (2016). Negative affectivity as a moderator of perceived organizational support–work outcome relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 257-260.

J. Sears, G., Zhang, H., H. Wiesner, W., D. Hackett, R., & Yuan, Y. (2013). A comparative assessment of videoconference and face-to-face employment interviews. Management Decision, 51(8), 1733-1752.


Dr. Haiyan Zhang’s Series and Articles