Dr. Dejun (Tony) Kong is an assistant professor of leadership studies and management. He holds a joint appointment in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Robins School of Business.
Dr. Kong has a background in business administration. His research focuses on negotiation and conflict management, cross-cultural management, trust and risk, and emotions and emotion regulation. His published work includes articles in journals such as Negotiation and Conflict Management Research and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, chapters in several books, and nonacademic publications such as Fortune.
As part of the Jepson School, he teaches courses such as Conflict Resolution, Theories and Models of Leadership, and Leadership in International Contexts, as well as a course cross-listed with the Robins School.
Dr. Kong received a B.B.A. in management science from Fudan University in China and M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Kong, D.T. (2013). Perceived competence and benevolence of political institutions as culturally universal facilitators of political trust: Evidence from Arab countries. Cross-Cultural Research, in press.
Kong, D.T., Dirks, K.T., & Ferrin, D.L. (2013). Interpersonal trust within negotiations: Meta-analytic evidence, critical contingencies, and directions for future research. Academy of Management Journal, in press.
Kong, D. T. (forthcoming). Mindfulness in interpersonal negotiations: Delineating the concept of mindfulness and proposing a mindful, relational self-regulation (MRSR) model. In J. Reb & P. W. Atkins (Eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Kong, D.T. (2013). Leader election outcomes as contextual moderators explaining the different frequencies of action-oriented terms and negation terms used in inaugural speeches of effective versus ineffective leaders and charismatic versus non-charismatic leaders: Evidence from 30 U.S. presidents. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 760-765.
Kong, D.T. (2013). Intercultural experience as an impediment of trust: Examining the impact of intercultural experience and social trust culture on institutional trust in government. Social Indicators Research, 113, 847-858.
Kong, D.T., Tuncel, E., & McLean Parks, J. (2011). Anticipating happiness in a future negotiation: Anticipated happiness, propensity to initiate a negotiation, and individual outcomes. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 4, 219-247.
Bottom, W.P., Kong, D.T., & Mislin, A. (2011) Judgment bias and decision making in negotiation. In M. Benoliel (Ed.), Negotiation excellence: Successful deal making (pp. 211-228). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.
Ferrin, D.L., Kong, D.T., & Dirks, K.T. (2011). Trust building, diagnosis, and repair in the context of negotiation. In M. Benoliel (Ed.), Negotiation excellence: Successful deal making (pp. 123-138). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Cross-Cultural Psychology of Leadership and Management