Grace Guo, Ph.D.

Grace Guo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/MBA Academic Faculty Director , Management

Dr. Guo is a member of the Academy of Management (AoM), International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACRM), Academy of International Business (AIB),  and International Organizations Network (ION). Dr. Guo is currently the Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

Degrees and Certifications

    • B.A. in English Literature from Sichuan International Studies University in China
    • MBA from Oklahoma State University
    • Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Responsibilities

    Dr. Guo’s has taught in the areas of Management, Organizational Behavior and International Management.

Research Interests and Grants

    Her major research interests include cross-cultural management, self-initiated expatriation/repatriation, global careers, talent management, organizational justice, entrepreneurial processes and corporate entrepreneurship.

Awards and Fellowships

    • 2013, 2014, 2015 Sacred Heart University, Welch College of Business Faculty Research Award
    • 2012 the Wiley Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award
    • 2012 & 2011 the Academy of Management International Management Division Best Reviewer Award
    • 2011 the Academy of International Business 3rd Annual Emerging Scholar Award in Women's Entrepreneurship
    • 2009 The Academy of Management International Management International Management Division Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management/Organization Theory
    • Best Paper Award in OB/HRM/OT from the International Management Division at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in 2009
    • 2008-2009 Outstanding Teaching Award from Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst

Publications and Presentations

    Articles Published in Peer-reviewed Academic Journals:  

    • Al Ariss, A. & Guo, C. Understanding job allocations and stratification among expatriates in an ethnically diverse organizational context, International Business Review, forthcoming.  
    • Woodard, M.S., Miller, J. K., Miller, D.J., Silvernail, K., Guo, C. et al. A cross-cultural examination of individual preferences for job and organizational attributes, forthcoming, Journal of Managerial Psychology.  
    • Guo, C. & Miller, J. K. (2015). Meanings and dimensions of organizational justice and fairness in China: An inductive investigation, Management and Organization Review, special issue on “Behavioral ethics, organizational justice, and social responsibility across contexts”, 11(1), 45-68.  
    • Guo, C. & Al Ariss A. (2015). Human resource management of international migrants: Current theories and future research, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(10), 1287-1297.  
    • Guo, C., Jiang, C., and Yang, Q. (2014). "The Development of Organizational Capabilities and Corporate Entrepreneurial Processes: The Case of Chinese automobile Firms", Thunderbird International Business Review, 56(6), 483-500.  
    • Gupta, V. K., Guo, C., Canever, M., Yim, H. R., Sraw, G. K., and Liu, M. (2014). Institutional environment for entrepreneurship in rapidly emerging major economies: the case of Brazil, China, India and Korea. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 10(2), 367-384.  
    • Lawter, L., Rua, T. and Guo, C. (2014). Can ethics be taught? Learning styles and ethics education, Journal of Management Development, 33(6), 580-593.  
    • Guo, C., Porschitz, E. T., Alves, J. (2013). Exploring career agency during self-initiated repatriation: A study of Chinese sea-turtles, Career Development International, 18 (1), 34 – 55.  
    • Guo, C., & Miller, J. K. (2012). Understanding Survivors’ Reactions to Downsizing in China, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 27(1), 27-47.  
    • Jiang, C. X., Zimmerman, M. A. & Guo, C. (2012). Growth of women-owned businesses: The effects of intangible resources and social competence, Journal of Business Diversity, 12(1).  
    • Guo, C. & Miller, J. K. (2010). Guanxi Dynamics and Entrepreneurial Firm Creation and Development in China. Management and Organization Review, 6(2), 267-291.
      • Recipient of 2012 the Wiley Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award
      • Reprinted in 2012 Research In Emerging Economy Contexts, a virtual issue of Selected papers. Edited by Will Mitchell, Co-Editor, Strategic Management Journal and Anne S. Tsui, Editor-in-Chief, Management and Organization Review.  
    • Guo, C., Ruane, S. G., Galli-Debicella, A., Nguyen, P. A., & Manz, C. C. (2008). Dynamic leadership: Toolbox for the value-based entrepreneurship. The Journal of Values Based Leadership, 1(2): 26-40. 


    Best Paper Proceedings:  

    • Guo, C. & Giacobbe-Miller, J. K. (2009) Organizational justice and fairness in China: an inductive analysis of the meaning and dimensions. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
      • 2009 AoM IM Division Best Paper Award in OB/HRM/OT;
      • 2009 AoM IM Division Samsung Best Paper Award Finalist  


    Case Study with Teaching Notes:  

    • Roberto, M., Guo, C., & Jiang, C. X. (2011). Chang'an Automobile and the Chinese Automotive Industry, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 1(4), 1-17.

    Book Chapters:  

    • Giacobbe-Miller, J.K. & Guo, C. (2013). Recruitment: International cross cultural perspective, book chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Recruitment, edited by D. Cable and T. Yu.. Oxford University Press, New York, pp.402-422.  
    • Porschitz, E., Guo, C. & Alves, J., (2013). The “Paths” and “Ladders” of “Sea Turtles:” How Do Young Chinese Returnees Understand Their Careers? Book chapter in Managing the New Workforce: International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation, edited by E. Ng, S. Lyons, and L. Schweitzer, E. Elgar, pp. 86-106.  
    • Lawter, L., Guo, C. &Rua, T. (2011). The disconnect between business ethics education and putting it into practice: How do we fix it? In Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education edited by A. Stachowicz-Stanusch and C. Wankel, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina, pp. 233-251. 



    • Guo, C. (2014). Cultural convergence, divergence, crossvergence, monograph in Volume 6 International Management of The Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, edited by Vodosek, M., Hartog, D. N. D., & McNett, J. M., Wiley, pp.92-93.  

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