Peter W. and Paul A. Callais Professorship in Entrepreneurship
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Professor Sun teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Managing People in Organizations. His research focuses on human motivation, creative and proactive behaviors, and mental health, with a particular emphasis on how leadership and organizational climate affect these outcomes. His research has been conducted among a diverse range of groups, including new labor market entrants, entrepreneurs, and organizational managers and employees. He has authored and co-authored more than twenty research papers and book chapters on these topics, and his research findings have been featured in the college textbook Organizational Behavior. Prior to joining Freeman School, Professor Sun taught graduate courses in Business Innovation and Sustainable Development and Managing Organizational Change at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands.
Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate)
Managing People in Organizations (Graduate)
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Journal of Business Venturing;
Journal of Management
HONORS AND AWARDS
Irving H. LaValle Research Award (2021);
Lepage Faculty Fellow (2018 - present);
Irving H. LaValle Research Award (2018)
- Sun, S. (2022). Is political skill always beneficial? Why and when politically skilled employees become targets of coworker social undermining. Organization Science, 33(3), 1142-1162.
- Yu, W., Li, Z. A., Foo, M.-D., & Sun, S. (2022). Perceived social undermining keeps entrepreneurs up at night and disengaged the next day: The mediating role of sleep quality and the buffering role of trait resilience. Journal of Business Venturing, 37(2), 106186.
- Burke, M. J., Smith-Crowe, K., Burke, M. I., Cohen, A., Doveh, E., & Sun, S. (2022). The Relative Importance and Interaction of Contextual and Methodological Predictors of Mean rWG for Work Climate. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37(5), 923-951.
- Sun, S., Burke, M., Chen, H., Tan, Y., Zhang, J., & Hou, L. (2021). Mitigating the psychologically detrimental effects of supervisor undermining: Joint effects of voice and political skill. Human Relations.
- Sun, S., Wang, N., Zhu, J., & Song, Z. (2020). Crafting job demands and employee creativity: A diary study. Human Resource Management, 59(6), 569-583.
- Sun, S. & Chen, H. (2017). Is political behavior a viable coping strategy to perceived organizational politics? Unveiling the underlying resource dynamics. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102 (10), 1471-1482.
- Uy, M. A., Sun, S., & Foo, M.-D. (2017). Affect spin, entrepreneurs' well-being, and venture goal progress: The moderating role of goal orientation. Journal of Business Venturing, 32(4), 443-460.
- Sun, S. & van Emmerik, IJ. H. (2015). Are proactive personalities always beneficial? Political skill as a moderator. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100 (3), 966-975.
- Sun. S., Vancouver, J., & Weinhardt, J. (2014). Goal choices and planning: Distinct expectancy and value effects in two goal processes. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 125 (2), 220-233.
- Sun, S., Song, Z., & Lim, V. K. (2013). Dynamics of the job search process:Developing and testing a mediated moderation model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(5), 771-784.
- Sun, S. & Frese, M. (2013). Multiple goal pursuit. In E. A. Locke and G. P. Latham (Eds, pp. 179-194), New developments in goal setting and task performance. New York: Routledge.
Education & Affiliations
Ph.D. in Management, National University of Singapore