Kaifeng's research focuses on the effects of human resource management (HRM) practices on employee, team, and organizational outcomes. Related interests include leadership, work teams, and organizational climate. He has published over 20 research articles in journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology, as well as co-authored nine book chapters. His research has been recognized by the scientific community through several research and career awards, including the career achievement awards from the HR Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) and the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA). 


Kaifeng is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and currently serving on the editorial review boards of seven journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. He is also actively involved in the activities of the HR Division of the Academy of Management. In 2017, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the HR Division.



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. 

2008 - 2013

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.

2005 - 2007

Renmin University of China

MA: Human Resource Management

2001 - 2005

Renmin University of China

BA: Human Resource Management