Chad Chiu

Associate Professor Chad Chiu

Associate Prof/Reader

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Chia-Yen (Chad) Chiu is an Associate Professor in Leadership at the Adelaide Business School, the University of Adelaide. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. Before joining the Adelaide Business School, Chad was a faculty member of the University of South Australia (Australia) and the University at Buffalo (US). 

Chad's primary research interest is developing positive leadership for organisations. He studies a variety of leadership-relevant topics such as leader humility, shared and emergent leadership, and leaders' wellbeing. His work has appeared in multiple top peer-reviewed journals in the field of organisational research (i.e., FT50 and/or A*), including Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource ManagementJournal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Leadership QuarterlyHe currently serves as an Associate Editor of Human Relations (FT50/A*) and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management (FT50/A*) and Journal of Organizational Behavior (A*).  


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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Chiu, C., Howard, M., Lopes, E., Kulik, C. T., & Tuckey, M. R. (2024). Put your own “oxygen mask” on first: A behavioral typology of leaders' self-care. Human Resource Management, 63(2), 243-263.
    2023 Chiu, C. Y., Wu, C. H., Bartram, A., Parker, S. K., & Lee, C. (2023). Is leader proactivity enough: Importance of leader competency in shaping team role breadth efficacy and proactive performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 143, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Chiu, C. Y., Balkundi, P., Owens, B. P., & Tesluk, P. E. (2022). Shaping positive and negative ties to improve team effectiveness: The roles of leader humility and team helping norms. Human Relations, 75(3), 502-503.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS15
    2021 Chiu, C. Y., Nahrgang, J. D., Bartram, A., Wang, J., & Tesluk, P. E. (2021). Leading the team, but feeling dissatisfied: Investigating informal leaders' energetic activation and work satisfaction and the supporting role of formal leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(4), 527-550.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS8
    2021 Sinha, R., Chiu, C. Y., & Srinivas, S. B. (2021). Shared leadership and relationship conflict in teams: The moderating role of team power base diversity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(5), 649-667.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS17
    2021 Evans, K., Sanner, B., & Chiu, C. Y. (2021). Shared Leadership, Unshared Burdens: How Shared Leadership Structure Schema Lowers Individual Enjoyment Without Increasing Performance. Group and Organization Management, 46(6), 105960112199722.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2021 Chiu, C. Y., Lin, H. C., & Ostroff, C. (2021). Fostering team learning orientation magnitude and strength: Roles of transformational leadership, team personality heterogeneity, and behavioural integration. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94(1), 187-216.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11
    2021 Chiu, C. -Y. C., Marrone, J. A., & Tuckey, M. R. (2021). How do humble people mitigate group incivility? An examination of the social oil hypothesis of collective humility.. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26(5), 361-373.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2019 Mao, J., Chiu, C. Y., Owens, B. P., Brown, J. A., & Liao, J. (2019). Growing Followers: Exploring the Effects of Leader Humility on Follower Self-Expansion, Self-Efficacy, and Performance. Journal of Management Studies, 56(2), 343-371.
    DOI Scopus84 WoS70
    2019 Xu, N., Chiu, C. Y., & Treadway, D. C. (2019). Tensions Between Diversity and Shared Leadership: The Role of Team Political Skill. Small Group Research, 50(4), 507-538.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS5
    2017 Chiu, C. Y., Balkundi, P., & Weinberg, F. J. (2017). When managers become leaders: The role of manager network centralities, social power, and followers' perception of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, 28(2), 334-348.
    DOI Scopus70 WoS52
    2016 Chiu, C. Y. C., Owens, B. P., & Tesluk, P. E. (2016). Initiating and utilizing shared leadership in teams: The role of leader humility, team proactive personality, and team performance capability. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(12), 1705-1720.
    DOI Scopus214 WoS183 Europe PMC29
    2016 Brouer, R. L., Chiu, C. Y., & Wang, L. (2016). Political skill dimensions and transformational leadership in China. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(6), 1040-1056.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10
    2013 Dansereau, F., Seitz, S. R., Chiu, C. Y., Shaughnessy, B., & Yammarino, F. J. (2013). What makes leadership, leadership? Using self-expansion theory to integrate traditional and contemporary approaches. Leadership Quarterly, 24(6), 798-821.
    DOI Scopus65 WoS56
    2009 Chiu, C. Y., Lin, H. C., & Chien, S. H. (2009). Transformational leadership and team behavioral integration: The mediating role of team learning. Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters, AOM 2009, 2009(1), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus5
  • Book Chapters

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2023 Chiu, C., Perera, S., & Caines, V. (2023). Are Older Colleagues More Trustable? The Interactive Effect of Employee Relational Age and Voice Behaviour on Coworker Trust and Task Performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of CEPAR (ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research) International Conference:Population Ageing: Causes, Consequences and Responses. University of New South Wales.
  • ABLE Research Innovation Grant, 2024 (AUD $4,763)
  • ABLE Research Scheme Funding, 2023 (AUD $4,796)
  • RNUDS 2020 Scheme – DSTG Grant, 2021-2022 (AUD $249,702; shared with Ruchi Sinha, Gillian Yeo, Bart De Jong, and Andrew Yu)
  • UniSA Research Themes Investment Scheme (RTIS) Seed Fund, 2019 (AUD $38,500; Primary Investigator; shared with Michelle Tuckey, Carol Kulik, and Matylda Howard)
  • The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) funding, 2019 (GBP £8,000; AUD $15,900)
  • Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation (DAAD) Scheme Grant (No. 57379159), 2017 (AUD $30,500; Primary Investigator; shared with Brooke Gazdag and Jill Gould). 
  • Early Career Researcher Networking Grant, University of South Australia, 2017 (AUD $1,1500)
  • Research Fellowship, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, University of Buffalo, 2014-2015 (USD $50,000; AUD $61,700)
  • Research Fellowship, Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University, 2013-2015 (USD $ 50,000; AUD$61,700)
  • American International Education Foundation (AIEF) Scholarship, Taiwan, 2008 (USD $ 1,000; AUD $1,200)
  • Chung Hwa Rotary Scholarship, Taiwan, 2004 (NTD $120,000; AUD $4,800)

A/Prof. Chad Chiu teaches courses related to leadership and people management in organizations, including Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Leadership, and Research Methods at both under- and post-graduate levels. He also teaches Leadership Development at the EMBA/MBA levels. 

Currently, Chad teaches Managing Organisational Behaviour (MBA; MGMT 7087) and People and Organisations (MBA-Emerging Leaders; MGMT 7006) at Adelaide Business School.


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor When no-one is in the office: A mixed-methods study examining the leadership influence in remote teams. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ryan Henderson
    2024 Principal Supervisor Exploring the impact of Leader Humility and Hypocrisy on followers’ behaviors in Japan Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuting Liu
    2024 Principal Supervisor Leadership Resilience Mindset and Organisation Effectiveness: Evaluating Leaders in Christian Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Gerrit Johannes Nieuwenhoudt Roux
    2023 Co-Supervisor The Psychology of Entrepreneurs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Amira Shahin
    2023 Co-Supervisor The impact of state-imposed mandatory paid maternity leave policies on firms' cash holdings Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Shangyi Gao
    2023 Principal Supervisor Examining the Impact of Leaders' Energy Levels on Inclusive Behaviour Towards Employees with Autism. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Cecilia Tournour
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Risks of adaptive leadership: exploring the impact of leaders' engagement in adaptive leadership on their wellbeing University of South Australia Master By Research in Leadership Master Full Time Maria Cecilia Tournour
    2016 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Interpersonal power legitimacy among equally high-power peers University of South Australia PhD in Management Doctorate Full Time Gayath Wickramasinghe
    2016 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Leader narcissism and follower work outcomes: role of leader–member exchange, follower identity overlap, and identity threat University of South Australia PhD in Management Doctorate Full Time Affan Bokhari
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2022 - 2023 Representative Regional Representative SA/WA Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Associate Editor Human Relations Sage United States
    2021 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Management Sage United States
    2020 - ongoing Board Member Human Relations Sage United States
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Organizational Behavior Wiley-Blackwell United States
  • Position: Associate Prof/Reader
  • Phone: 83132596
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Management

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