University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management

Faculty Bio

Elaine Wong

Assistant Professor of Management

Curriculum Vitae , updated 07/2012


Elaine Wong’s research interests are in the area of organizational behavior, specifically leadership and groups and teams. The central theme of her research is the examination of how leaders motivate and encourage others to achieve superior performance. Wong’s current research projects focus on the relationships among leaders’ observable and demographic characteristics (e.g., physical features, educational background), leadership team decision making dynamics (e.g., decentralized versus centralized decision making structures) and firm outcomes including firm financial performance and corporate social performance. Her research has been published in numerous journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Professor Wong received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley and she was a faculty member at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining SoBA.

Recent Scholarship

  • Ormiston, M.E. & Wong, E.M. (2012). The gleam of the double-edged sword:  The benefits of subgroups for organizational ethics. Psychological Science, 23, 400-403.
  • Wong, E.M., Haselhuhn, M.P., & Kray, L.J. (2012). Improving the future by considering the past: The impact of upward counterfactual reflection and implicit beliefs on negotiation performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 403-406.
  • Haselhuhn, M.P. & Wong, E.M. (2012). Bad to the bone: Facial structure predicts unethical behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279, 571-576.
  • Wong, E.M., Ormiston, M.E., & Haselhuhn, M.P. (2011). A face only an investor could love: CEOs’ facial structure predicts their firms’ financial performance. Psychological Science, 22, 1478-1483.
  • Wong, E.M., Ormiston, M.E., & Tetlock, P.E. (2011). The effects of top management team integrative complexity and decentralized decision making on corporate social performance. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 1207-1228.


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Anderson Hall 0238

Course Schedule

Fall 2014:


ANDERSON HALL 118,  T 8:10–11:00 AM

ANDERSON HALL 105,  T 7:10–10:00 PM



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