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Kaifeng's research focuses on strategic HRM, organizational climate, and work teams. With over 40 articles published in leading management journals, he is among the most productive scholars in the field of strategic HRM in the past decade. He has earned prestigious recognitions for scholarly career achievement including the Early Career Achievement Award of the HR Division (2018) and the Luis Aparicio Prize of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (2018 and 2021). His research has received financial support from multiple sponsors including the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the SHRM Foundation. He serves on the editorial review boards of journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource ManagementJournal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He is an incoming Associate Editor of Personnel Psychology (2023-2025) and has served as an associate editor of International Journal of Human Resource Management (2020-2022) and Human Resource Management Journal (2016-2020). He has also been an active member of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management where he serves or has served in a number of capacities, including Executive Committee member (2017-2020) and Division Officer (2021-2026). He was elected to be a Fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2024.



Strategic Human Resource Management

I study why and how HRM systems influence outcomes at the individual, the team, and the organizational levels, as well as the antecedents of HRM systems. 


Rutgers University

PhD: Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Organizational Climates

I am interested in how employees' shared perceptions of organizational practices may influence their behaviors and business perforamnce outcomes.

Employee Behavior in Organizations

I also study what factors can influence employee behavior in organizations including creativity, engagement, volunteering, and turnover.


Renmin University of China

MA: Human Resource Management


Renmin University of China

BA: Human Resource Management


Rutgers University

MA: Industrial Relations and Human Resources

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