Feirong (Jackie) Yuan
Assistant Professor
University of Houston-Victoria

Related Research Interests

I received my Ph.D. in management from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2005. In my Ph.D. program, I studied with Dr. Richard Woodman, who introduced me to the fields of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development and Change. I currently serve as an Assistant Professor in Management at the University of Houston–Victoria. Prior to this position, I served on faculty at the University of Kansas, UT Arlington, and Southern Methodist University.

My research focuses on individual motivation, interpersonal processes, and cross-cultural issues related to employee creativity and innovation. I have worked with organizations from different industries in the U.S. and China. My early research centers around building innovative teams and organizations. My recent research takes an equity perspective toward creativity, aiming to create a better and more equitable workplace using a Positive Organizational Scholarship approach.

My research publications appear in academic outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Creativity Research Journal, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Oxford Bibliographies in Management, Research in Organizational Change and Development, and others. I received the Guy O. and Rosa Lee Mabry Best Paper Award from the University of Kansas in 2011 and the UHV Internal Research Grant Award in 2023. I currently serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and serve as the Division Representative-at-Large at the Organization Development and Change (ODC) Division, Academy of Management (AOM).

I have offered courses at the undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. levels, and have offered staff training on creativity and innovation. I was the recipient of the Teaching Innovation Award from the University of Kansas in 2008 and UHV “Service-to-Students” recognitions in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Related Publications

  • Yuan, F. (2023). Sensemaking and creativity at work when employees are coping with traumatic life experiences: Implications for positive organizational change. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 59(3), 509–531. https://doi.org/10.1177/00218863221113319
  • Yuan, F., & Zhou, J. (2015). Effects of cultural power distance on group creativity and individual creativity in groups. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 990–1007. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2022
  • Yuan, F., & Woodman, R. W. (2010). Innovative behavior in the workplace: The role of performance and image outcome expectations. Academy of Management Journal, 53(2), 323-342. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMJ.2010.49388995