Mo Wang

Dr. Mo Wang receives prestigious achievement award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mo Wang, the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Full Professor at the Warrington College of Business, was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Academy of Management (AOM) Organizational Behavior Division’s Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award.

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar. To be eligible for this award, one must have received his or her PhD no more than 12 years ago.

The award will be presented at the OB Division Awards and Celebration Event during the AOM conference on Saturday, August 5 in Atlanta.

Dr. Wang served as an Associate Professor at Warrington from 2011-2014 and has been a Full Professor since 2014. Along with serving as the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, he is also the director of the Human Resource Research Center. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology.

The award committee highlighted its reasons for selecting Dr. Wang:

“Mo Wang has an incredibly impressive record of productivity since receiving his Ph.D. in 2005, having published over 100 articles and book chapters (including over 40 in top-tier management and applied psychology journals), and edited five books. Mo’s research is notable in quantity and quality but also in its impact in the field of Organizational Behavior. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited more than 4,800 times, with an H-index of 36. Publishing across several areas central to OB, the crux of Mo’s contribution comes from examining the adjustment process for people facing significant work-related changes, including getting socialized to a new job, retiring, being an expatriate and coping with stress from change.

“He uses a diverse set of methodologies including meta-analysis, longitudinal field surveys, and experience sampling, among others, to rigorously test theoretically-driven hypotheses. Moreover, his work is of considerable practical significance. Mo is a prolific scholar with a strong reputation, and exceptionally well-deserving of the OB Division’s Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award 2017.”

This is not the first time Wang has been recognized by AOM. In 2008, he received the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of AOM. In 2011, he received Early Career Achievement Awards from two AOM divisions: Human Resources Division and Research Methods Division.

He earned a B.S. from Peking University in Beijing in 2001, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University in 2003 and a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2005.