TANG ChaoYing



          Name: TANG ChaoYing




          Tel: 86-10-82680677




          Research Areas:


            Employee and Team Creativity


            Firm innovation


            Social Network, Leadership and Creativity


            Creative Thinking Skills



2005    PhD.      Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

1994    M.D.      Beijing Business University

1991    B.S.       Hangzhou Business University


Working Experience

Dec.2018-April. 2019  Visiting scholar  University of Maryland

Jan. 2012-Dec. 2012  Visiting scholar  California State University, San Bernardino

Oct.2015-  Prof.  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dec.2004-July 2006  Associate Prof.  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dec.2004-July 2006  Assistant Prof.  University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sep. 1994-Oc. 2004  Assistant Prof.  Beijing Business University



1.“Intra-department communication and employees' reaction to organizational change: The moderating effect of emotional intelligence” published in Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management won the Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence 2013 by Emerald Literati Network.

2.2009, Best paper award of the proceedings of the 6th international symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT), Oct.23-25, 2009. Hangzhou, China,193-197.               

  Tang Chaoying, Wang Lu. An Empirical Study on R&D Team’s Creativity: the Role of Leader’s Empowerment Behaviors and Knowledge Sharing.

3.2008,Educational performance award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

4.2005, Beijing Science and Technology Development Award (third level award), No.2005 soft -003-04.

5.2004,Excellent Performance Dean Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.



Selected publications in journals

1.Tang, C., Byrge, C., & Zhou, J. (2018). Creativity Perspective on Entrepreneurship. In The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship (pp. 81-102). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

2.Tang, C., Li, Q., & Kaufman, J. C. (2018). Problem Clarity as a Moderator between Trait Affect and SelfPerceived Creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior52(3), 267-279.

3.Zhang, G., & Tang, C. (2018). Correction to: How R&D partner diversity influences innovation performance: an empirical study in the nano-biopharmaceutical field. Scientometrics, 116:1487–1512.

4.Zhang, G., & Tang, C. (2017). How could firm's internal R&D collaboration bring more innovation?. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 125, 299-308.

5.Guo, L., & Tang, C. (2017). Employees' knowledge searching in professional virtual forums and in teams: A complement or substitute?. Computers in Human Behavior, 74, 337-345.

6.Wang, Y., Tang, C., Naumann, S. E., & Wang, Y. (2017). Paternalistic leadership and employee creativity: A mediated moderation model. Journal of Management & Organization, 1-20.

7.Tang, C., Zhang, G., & Naumann, S. E. (2017). When do structural holes in employees' networks improve their radical creativity? A moderated mediation model. R&D Management, 47(5), 755-766.

8.Tang, C., Zhang, G., & Naumann, S. E. (2017). Do central country authors of international co-authored publication networks obtain a high research impact?. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 22(3), 1-17.

9.Zhu, W., Chen, Q., Tang, C., Cao, G., Hou, Y., & Qiu, J. (2016). Brain structure links everyday creativity to creative achievement. Brain and cognition103, 70-76.

10.Tang, C. (2015). Accessed external knowledge, centrality of intra‐team knowledge networks, and R&D employee creativity. R&D Management.

11.Tang, C., & Kaufman, J. C. (2015). Personal characteristics that distinguish creative scientists from less creative scientists. The Journal of Creative Behavior.

12.Tang, C., & Naumann, S. E. (2015). Team diversity, mood, and team creativity: The role of team knowledge sharing in Chinese R & D teams. Journal of Management & Organization.

13.Tang, C., & Naumann, S. E. (2015). Paternalistic leadership, subordinate perceived leader–member exchange and organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of Management & Organization, 21(03), 291-306.

14.Tang, C., & Ye, L. (2015). Diversified Knowledge, R&D Team Centrality and Radical Creativity. Creativity and Innovation Management, 24(1), 123-135.

15.Tang, C., Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2015). Implicit theories of creativity in computer science in the United States and China. Journal of Creative Behavior, 49(2), 137-156.

16.Byrge, C., & Tang*, C. Y. (2015). Embodied creativity training: Effects on creative self-efficacy and creative production. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 16, 51-61.

17.Tong, D., Li, W., Tang, C., Yang, W., Tian, Y., Zhang, L., & Zhang, Q. (2015). An illustrated heuristic prototype facilitates scientific inventive problem solving: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Consciousness and Cognition, 34, 43-51. 


Papers presented at conferences

1.Tang Chaoying, Bao Xinhua. A Case Study of R&D Teams Development Process in Chinese Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of the 6th international symposium on Management of Technology, Oct.23-25, 2009. Hangzhou, China,243-246.

2.Tang Chaoying, Gong Zenglian.The Modurate Effect of Emotion Norm on Two Types of Conflict and Emotion of the R&D. Proceedings of the 6th international symposium on Management of Technology, Oct.23-25, 2009. Hangzhou, China,189-192.

3.Tang Chaoying, Guijie Li, Zengliang Gong. Group Mood, Knowledge Sharing and Project Group Brainstorming Productivity. 2008 Jun.27th-30th,International Conference on e-Risk ManagementAtlantis Press,714-719.

4.Li Yuan, Tang Chaoying, Gao Peng. Chinese Validation of the Team Climate Inventory: A Measure of Team Climate for Innovation in R&D Teams. The 5th International Conference on Innovation and Management, December10-11, 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2008,861-867.

5.Gao Peng, Zhang Ling, Tang Chaoying, Li Yuan .An Empirical Research on the Impact of Trust, Conflict and Constructive Controversy on Creativity in R&D Team. The 5th International Conference on Innovation and Management, December10-11, 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2008, 342-347.

6.TangMa, S.M.Gong, Z.L. How Leader-member Exchange Quality Influences the Team Cohesiveness. Proceedings of the 2008 international conference 2008 International Conference Technology Management and Innovation in China: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century,510-516.

7.Ruimin Pei,Chaoying Tang,Peng Gao, Junyong Wang. Impact of Inner Structure of Organizational Justice on Team Performance: the Mediating Effect of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. The 5th International Conference on Innovation and Management,December10-11, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2008, 354-361.

8.Chao-ying Tang, Li-bin Liang.(2012) Growth needs, compensation design, intrinsic motivation and R&D creativity. Proceeding of international Asia conference on industrial engineering and management innovation (IEMI 2012), 849-853.

9.Chaoying Tang & Xuechen Ding. (2013) Stress, mood and creativity of R&D. 2013 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Science(ICIEMS 2013)

10.Chaoying Tang, Daren Wei, Linna Ye.(2013) Knowledge network and R&D Creativity. 2013 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Science (ICIEMS 2013).

11.Chaoying Tang & Jingjing Zhang. (2013) The Mediating Effect of Mood on Paternalistic Leadership and Team Performance. 2013 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Science (ICIEMS 2013).


Book Translation (from English into Chinese)

1.McShane and Won Glinow (edt.) Organizatioal Behavior [Essentials] (McGraw-Hill companies, 2007), Renming University Press,2008.

2.Keith Sawyer, Genius Team, Renming University Press, 2009.

3.McShane and Won Glinow (edt.) Organizatioal Behavior (McGraw-Hill companies, 2014), Renming University Press, 2015.


Research Projects

1.2018-2021, leader of Minister of Technology Project: “Application of Creative Methods in National Main Science and Technology Programs”  (SQ2018IM4910001)

2.2017.1-2020.12, leader of the National Nature Science Foundation of China, “A Study on the Dynamic Equilibrium of Ambidextrous Learning in High-Tech Enterprises” , (project number71673264) 

3.2015-2018, leader of the National Nature Science Foundation of China,“A study of the multi-level model of R&D team creativity in innovative enterprises”(project number 71473238).

4.2015-2018, participate in EU granted project Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for higher education, “Creativity E-modules in education”.

5.2015-2017, leader of a project of Science and Technology Development Bureau of Chinese Academy of Sciences,” Resources integration and the commercialization of science and technology output in Chinese Academy of Sciences”.



Organizational Behavior,Graduates;



Organizational Behaviors,Graduates/MBA;

Innovation Management,Graduates/Ph.D.;

(During 1996-2010, deliver and design the following courses for Motorola and other companies in China:

  1. Effective Meeting Leader;
  2. Creative Team Problem Solving;
  3. Responsive Communication;
  4. Successful Negotiator;
  5. Effective Listening as Communication Tool;
  6. Organizational Mapping and Analysis.

The contracted instructor of HP company (creativity course, 2014-2015).


Academic Service:

1.Vice president of the Chinese Creativity Education Association of Primary and Middle School.

2.Member of editorial board of the journal: Creativity and Innovation Management (SSCI).

3.Peer reviewer for several international journals: R&D Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, Thinking Skills and Creativity, Technovation, The Spanish Journal of Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Computer in Human Behaviors, Journal of Creative Behavior, and Chinese journals.