Pingping Fu

Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Nottingham University Business School China
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Room 420, IEB


University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


+86 (0)574 88180000 ext. 8572


PhD (University at Albany)

MBA (University of Nevada)

MA (Academy of Social Sciences of China)

BA (Hangzhou University)


Professor Pingping Fu is currently a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China). She obtained her Ph.D. in Organizational Studies at the State University at Albany, New York. She has an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, MA in Journalism from the Academy of Social Sciences in China, and MA in Philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her BA was in English Literature from the Hangzhou University.

Professor Fu has taught courses in management area for students at different levels, as well as training classes for various companies. For research, she was a member of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavioral Effectiveness (GLOBE) research project team between 1997 and 2017, and was a member of the GLOBE board between 2010 and 2017. She has led a dozen research projects supported by grants from Hong Kong government; and is a coinvestigator of multiple CNSFC-sponsored projects. Her works have been published in various journals, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Management International Review, Organizational Dynamics, Advances in Leadership Research, Advances in Global Leadership, Journal of Asian Businesses, International Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, European Review of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Human Resources Management, International Journal of Conflict Management and Asian Pacific Journal of Management.



  • Humanistic Philosophy in Modern Business
  • Work and Society
  • Human Resource Management I
  • Organisational Behaviours
  • Organising and Managing in Practice


  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Managing International Business in China 

Research interests

Current research interests

  • Leadership: Confucian humanistic leadership; Paradoxical responsible leadership; Cross-cultural leadership


Publications in English Journals

  • Chong, M. & Fu, P.P. (2020). Global Leadership: An Asian Perspective. Journal of the Leadership Studies, 14(12): 1-5.
  • Jeong, S., Sun, C., & Fu, P.P. (2020). Softening the hearts of business students: The role of emotions in ethical decision making,” Journal of Management Education,
  • 44(3): 278-312.
  • Chong, M. P., Zhu, X., Fu, P.P., & Wong, L. Y. S. (2019). Influence strategies and work outcomes: Effects of attributions. Chinese Management Studies, 13(4), 967-984.
  • Ng, K.S., & Fu, P.P. (2018). Factors Driving Foreign Women Entrepreneurship in China. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 6(4), 49-69.
  • Amazon, A. Liu, J. & Fu, P.P. (2018). Value heterogeneity: An overlooked and important antecedent of TMT conflict and effectiveness. Journal of Managerial Issues,
  • Vol 30(2): 155-182.
  • Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Karam, C. M., Li, Y., & Fu, P. P. (2018). Changes in work values across the regions of China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(1), 145-179.
  • Zhang, X.J., Fu, P.P. & Xi, Y.M. (2017). Promoting management education in China through developing practice-based management theories: An interview with Practitioner-scholar Youmin Xi. Journal of Management Inquiry. 1-12.
  • Fu, P.P., Liu, J. Ji, X.L., Zhong, S. & Yu, G.T. (2016). Leading in a highly competitive environment: Effects of CEO confident leadership on follower commitment in China. Frontiers of Business Research in China, 10(2): 149-175.
  • Liden, B., Fu, P.P., Song, J.W., & Liu, J. (2016). The influence of CEO values and leadership on middle manager exchange behaviors. Nankai Business Review International, Vol 7(1): 2-20.
  • Chong, M. P. M., Peng, T. K., Fu, P. P., Richards, M., Muethel, M., Caldas, M., & Shang, Y. (2015). Relational perspectives on leaders’ influence behavior: The mediation of Western leader-member exchange (LMX) and Chinese guanxi. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(1): 71-87. DOI: 10.1177/0022022114554035.
  • Xu, L., Fu, P. P., Xi, Y., Zhang, L., Zhao, X., Cao, C., Liao, Y., Li, G., Xue, X., & Ge, J. (2014). Adding dynamics to static theory: Examining how leader traits evolve and are expressed. The Leadership Quarterly, 25: 1095-1119.
  • Xu, L., & Fu, P. P. (2014). Suzhi: An indigenous criterion for human resource management in China. The Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 5(2): 129-143.
  • Zhang, A. Y., Song, L. J., Tsui, A. S., & Fu, P. P. (2014). Employee responses to employment-relationship practices: The role of psychological empowerment and traditionality. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol 35(6). DOI: 10.1002/job.1929
  • Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Furrer, O., Kuo, M-H., Li, J., Wangenheim, F., Dabic, M., Naoumova, I., Shimizu, K., de la Garza Carranza, M. T., Fu, P. P., Potocan,V., Pekerti, A., Lenartowicz, T., Srinivasan, N., Casado, T., Rossi, A. M., Szabo, E., Butt, A., Palmer, I., Ramburuth, P., Brock, D., Terpstra-Tong, J., Grison, I., Reynaud, E., Richards, M., Hallinger, P., Castro, F. B., Gutiérrez, J. R., Milton, L., Ansari, M., Starkus, A., Mockaitis, A., Dalgic, T., Darder, F. L., Thanh, H. V., Moon, Y-L., Molteni, M., Fang, Y., Pla-Barber, J., Alas, R., Maignan, I., Jesuino, J. C., Lee, C-H., Nicholson, J. D., Chia, H-B., Danis, W., Dharmasiri, A. S., & Weber, M. (2014). Societal-level versus individual-level predictions of ethical behavior: A 48-society study of collectivism and individualism. Journal of Business Ethics, 122(2), 283-306.
  • Qu, Q., & Fu, P. P. (2014). Tecsun’s code of management: The employee manual – An interview with Mr. Nie Shengzhe, founder and director of Tecsun (Suzhou) Homes Co., Ltd. Chinese Management Insights, 3(2), 88-108.
  • Liu, J., Kwan, H. K., Fu, P. P., & Mao. Y. (2013). Ethical leadership and job performance in China: The roles of workplace friendships and traditionality. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(4), 564-584.
  • Karam, C. M., Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Butt, A., Srinivasan, N., Fu, P. P., ... & Chia, H. B. (2013). Perceptions of the ethicality of favors at work in Asia: An 11-society assessment. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30(2), 373-408.
  • Wu, L., Tse, E. C., Fu, P. P., Kwan, H. K., & Liu, J. (2013). The impact of servant leadership on hotel employees’ “servant behavior.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 54(4), 383-395.
  • Chong, M. P. M., Muethel, M., Richards, M., Fu, P. P., Peng, T. K., Shang, Y., & Caldas, M. P. (2013). Influence behaviors and employees’ reactions: An empirical test among six societies based on a transactional-relational contract model. Journal of World Business, 48(3), 373-384.
  • Chong, M. P. M., Fu, P. P., & Shang, Y. (2013). Relational power and influence strategies: A step further in understanding power dynamics. Chinese Management Studies, 7(1), 53-73.
  • Fu, P. P., Xu, L.G., & Perez, L. (2013). Evolutionary leaders: The changing personalities of China’s business visionaries. HQ Asia, (5), 64-66.
  • Zhang, X., Fu, P. P., Xi, Y.M., Li, L., Cao, C., Li, G., Ma, L., & Ge, J. (2012). Understand indigenous leadership research: Explication and Chinese examples. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(6), 1063-1079.
  • Liu, D., & Fu, P. P. (2011). Motivating protégés’ personal learning in teams: A multilevel investigation of autonomy support and autonomy orientation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(6), 1195-1208.
  • Fu, P. P., Tsui, A. S., Liu, J., & Li, L. (2010). Pursuit of whose happiness? Executive leaders’ transformational behaviors and personal values. Administrative Science Quarterly, 55(2), 222-254.
  • Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Carranza, M. T., Ramburuth, P, Terpstra-Tong, J., Pekertt, A. Grison, I., Herrig, H., Dabic, M., Tang, M., Hallinger, P., Palmer, Elenkov, D., Furrer, O., Potocan, V. V., Wangenheim, F., Maignan, I., Perrewé, P. Rossi, A. M., Lenartowicz, T., May, R., Ledgerwood, D., Weber, M., Jesuino, J. C., Fu, P. P., Naoumova, I., Casado, T., Riddel, L., Richards, M., Butt, A. Danis, W. Castro, F. B., Gutiérrez, J. R., Milton, L., Ansari, M., Brock, D., Srinvasan, N., Starkus, A., Dalgic, T., Darder, F. L., Thanh, H. V., Moon, Y., Chia, H. B., Kuo, C. Molteni, M., & Wallace, A. (2009). Ethical preferences for influencing superiors: A 41-society study. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(6), 1022-1045.
  • Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Casado, T., Fu, P. P., & Wangenheim, F. (2009). The impact of life stage and societal culture on subordinate influence ethics: A study of Brazil, China, Germany, and the U.S. Journal of International Management, 15(4), 374-386.
  • Fu, P. P., & Liu, J. (2009). It’s time to reexamine values. Leadership in Action, 28(6), 18-19.
  • Liu, J., Fu, P. P., & Liu, S. (2009). Conflicts in top management teams and team/firm outcomes: The moderating effects of conflict-handling approaches. International Journal of Conflict Management, 20(3), 228-250. (Awarded for most cited paper of the year)
  • Hom, P. W., Tsui, A. S., Wu, J. B., Lee, T. W., Zhang, A. Y., Fu, P. P., & Li, L. (2009). Explaining employment relationships with social exchange and job embeddedness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(2), 277-297.
  • Li, J., Fu, P. P., Liu, Z. Q., & Chen, Y. Y. (2008). The malleability of culture and leadership style in East Asia: A perspective of institutional symbiosis. Journal of Organization and Management Development, 1(1), 59-84.
  • Liu, J., Fu, P. P., Wu, W. (2008). Firm environment, leader behaviors, and leadership effectiveness: An interactive model. Frontiers of Business Research in China, 2(1), 50-66.
  • Fu, P. P., Yan, X. H., Li, Y., Wang, E., & Peng, S. (2008). Examining conflict-handling approaches by Chinese top management teams in IT firms. International Journal of Conflict Management, 19(3), 188-209.
  • Leong, J. L. T., Bond, M. H., & Fu, P. P. (2007). Perceived effectiveness of influence strategies among Hong Kong managers. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(1), 75-96.
  • Chia, H. B., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., Fu, P. P., Kuo, M. H. C., Lee, C. H., ... & Moon, Y. L. (2007). Four tigers and the dragon: Values differences, similarities, and consensus. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(3), 305-320.
  • Lau, D. C., Liu, J., & Fu, P. P. (2007). Feeling trusted by business leaders in China: Antecedents and the mediating role of value congruence. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(3), 321-340.
  • Waldman, D. A., De Luque, M. S., Washburn, N., House, R. J., Adetoun, B., Barrasa, A., Bobina, M., Bostjancic, E. Cardoso, A. P. S., Evcimen, I., Fu, P. P., Hartog, D. N., Dorfman, P., Gupta, V., Gratchev, M., de Hoogh, A. H. B., Howell, J., Kabasakal, H., Konrad, E., Lang, R., Liu, J., Martinez, B. Munley, A. E., Papalexandris, N., Peng, T. K., Prieto, L., Quigley, N., Rodriguez, F. G., Stevrer, J., & Tanure, B. (2006). Cultural and leadership predictors of corporate social responsibility values of top management: A GLOBE study of 15 countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 37(6), 823-837.
  • Fu, P. P., Tsui, A. S., & Dess, G. G. (2006). The dynamics of Guanxi in Chinese high-tech firms: Implications for knowledge management and decision making. Management International Review, 46(3), 277-305.
  • Leong, J. L. T., Bond, M. H., & Fu, P. P. (2006). Perceived effectiveness of influence strategies in the United States and three Chinese societies. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 6(1), 101-120.
  • Fu, P. P., Kennedy, J., Tata, J., Yukl, G., Bond, M. H., Peng, T. K., ... & Cheosakul, A. (2004). The impact of societal cultural values and individual social beliefs on the perceived effectiveness of managerial influence strategies: A meso approach. Journal of International Business Studies, 35(4), 284-305.
  • Tsui, A. S., Wang, H., Xin, K., Zhang, L., & Fu, P. P. (2004). Let a thousand flowers bloom: Variation of leadership styles among Chinese CEOs. Organizational Dynamics, 33(1), 5-20.
  • Fu, P. P., Peng, T. K., Kennedy, J. C., & Yukl, G. (2004). Examining the preferences of influence tactics in Chinese societies: A comparison of Chinese managers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. Organizational Dynamics, 33(1), 32-46.
  • Tata, J., Fu, P. P., & Wu, R. (2003). An examination of procedural justice principles in China and the US. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 20(2), 205-216.
  • Fu, P. P., & Tsui, A. S. (2003). Utilizing printed media to understand desired leadership attributes in the People’s Republic of China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 20(4), 423-446.
  • Yukl, G., Fu, P. P., & McDonald, R. (2003). Cross-cultural differences in perceived effectiveness of influence tactics for initiating or resisting change. Applied Psychology, 52(1), 68-82.
  • Li, J., Fu, P. P., Chow, I., & Peng, T. K. (2002). Societal development and the change of leadership style in Oriental Chinese societies. Journal of Developing Societies, 18(1), 46-63.
  • Fu, P. P., Chow, I. S., & Zhang, Y. (2001). Leadership approaches and perceived leadership effectiveness in Chinese township and village enterprises. Journal of Asian Business, 17(1), 1-16.
  • Bond, M. H., Fu, P. P., & Pasa, S. F. (2001). A declaration of independence for editing a new international journal of cross cultural management? International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 1(1), 24-30.
  • Li, J., Lam, K., & Fu, P. P. (2000). Family-oriented collectivism and its effect on firm performance: A comparison between overseas Chinese and foreign firms in China. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 8(4), 364-379.
  • Fu, P. P., & Yukl, G. (2000). Perceived effectiveness of influence tactics in the United States and China. The Leadership Quarterly, 11(2), 251-266.
  • Chow, I. H. S., & Fu, P. P. (2000). Change and development in pluralistic settings: An exploration of HR practices in Chinese township and village enterprises. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 11(4), 822-836.
  • Yukl, G., & Fu, P. P. (1999). Determinants of delegation and consultation by managers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 20(2), 219-232. (Won the rating of excellence by ANBER)
  • Fu, P. P., et al. (1999). Culture specific and cross-culturally generalizable implicit leadership theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed?" in The Leadership Quarterly, 10(2), 219-256.

Selected Publications in Chinese Journals

  • 曲庆,富萍萍, (2019).“苏州固锝:幸福企业建设的中国范本”,《清华管理评论》, June.
  • 徐立国,富萍萍,庞大龙 & 郑娴婧 (2019).“人单合一”管理模式与悖论式领导,《清华管理评论》,Vol. 9.
  • 曲庆,富萍萍,康飞 & 赵锴. (2018). 文化领导力:内涵界定及有效性初探《南开商业评论》Vol. 1: 191-202.
  • 富萍萍,曲庆,Winfried Weber. (2017). 苏州固锝vs赛多利斯:中德隐形冠军的异同【商评新思】《商业评论》6.15:1-16.
  • 于广涛,富萍萍,曲庆,刘军,孙聪. (2016). 中国人的人生价值观: 测量工具的修订及理论建构。《南开商业评论》Vol 6: 70-80.
  • 李艳霞,富萍萍,于广涛。(2015). 帕森斯行动理论对领导研究的启示. 《管理学家》,2(3): 94-98.
  • 丛龙峰 & 富萍萍. (2014). 幸福企业的家庭模式。《管理学家》,9(17): 039-042.
  • 曲慶, & 富萍萍. (2014). 德勝洋樓的管理法典:員工守則——訪德勝管理體系創始人聶聖哲先生. 《中國管理新視野》, 3(2): 31-51.
  • 富萍萍 & 孫聰. (2013). “大我”成就卓越領導. 《清华管理评论》, (2), 79-84.
  • 富萍萍, 徐淑英, 劉軍, & 李蘭. (2011). “大我型”領導更有效. 《哈佛商业评论》, (12), 46-49.
  • 尚玉釩, 富萍萍, & 荘珮雯. (2011). 權力來源的第三個維度——“關係權力”的實證研究. 《管理学家》学术版, (1), 3-11.
  • 于廣濤, 富萍萍, 劉軍, & 曲慶. (2007). 陰陽調和: 中國人的價值取向與價值觀結構. 南大商學評論, 15, 1-34.