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Xinxin Lu

Doctoral Student in Business Administration: Human Resource Management


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University Hall


601 S. Morgan St., 2201 UH


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Xinxin is a PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in the Department of Managerial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her study in UIC, she had done research on ethical leadership and team dynamics for six years, and had obtained her PhD degree in China. During her study on leadership and teams, she gained insights on how leaders can facilitate intragroup cooperation and team performance through leading ethically and she became more interested in relationship between supervisors and the subordinates. Then, she shifted her research attention to the leader-member exchange and social exchange within a group and their associations with ethical leadership. In addition, in studying group dynamics and interactions, Xinxin also developed her interest in engagement at both individual and group level, and accumulated knowledge of how to facilitate employee engagement through interventions such as job redesign and team construction.

Teaching Assistant

  • Business Ethics, Fall 2017
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Fall 2017

Research Interests

  • Ethical leadership
  • Leader-member exchange
  • Work engagement intervention
  • Meta-accuracy of personality

Notable Honors

2016, UIC Business Graduate Assistantship, UIC Business

2016, UIC Department of Managerial Studies Fellowship, UIC Business


Doctoral student, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016-present
PhD of Management, Renmin University of China, China, 2012-2016
Master of Management, Wuhan University, China, 2010-2012
Bachelor of Management, Wuhan University, China, 2006-2010

Selected Presentations

  • Lu, X., & Sun, J. J. (2016). How ethical leadership enhances knowledge sharing through generalized exchange? Manuscript presented at the 2016 annual Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Anaheim, California.
  • Sun, J. & Lu, X. (2017). Multiple pathways linking leader member exchange to work effort. Manuscript presented at the 2017 annual Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.