2017 Mo Wang


Sponsored by the OB Division
Each year the OB Division honors the achievement of an early- to mid- career scholar with the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award. The award was created in honor of the late Professor Larry Cummings, and is sponsored by the OB Division Endowment. The 2017 recipient of the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award is Mo Wang! Mo is the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. The award committee had the following to say about Mo:
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.
Congratulations, Mo! And thank you to the award committee: Sally Maitlis (Chair), Deanne den Hartog, Dave Mayer, Frances Milliken and Ben Tepper.