Dr. Paul Steven HEMPEL (韓保羅)

PhD - Industrial Relations and Human Resources
BA - Mathematics / Economics

Associate Professor

Dr. Paul Steven HEMPEL (韓保羅)

Contact Information

Address: G7419, Academic 1
City University of Hong Kong
Phone: +852 34427853
Fax: +852 34420309
E-mail:
mghempel@cityu.edu.hk
Personal Web:
http://personal.cb.cityu.edu.hk/mghempel/

Research Areas

  • Global and Strategic HRM
  • Management of Knowledge and Professional Employees
  • Creativity (Individual and Team)
  • Technology in HRM

Research Grant

  • "Psychological and Managerial Factors Promoting Creativity in Hong Kong and China", Competitive Earmarked Research Grant - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: HK$616,880 (2007-2010) , Sue-Chan, Christina, Hempel P S and Miriam Erez
  • "Psychological and Managerial Factors Promoting Creativity in Hong Kong and China", Competitive Earmarked Research Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$61,688 (2007-2010) , Sue-Chan, Christina, Hempel P S and Miriam Erez
  • "Individual, Team and Organizational Level Influence on Creativity", Strategic Research Grant (SRG) - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$180,000 (2005-2007) , Sue-Chan, Christina, Hempel P S and Miriam Erez
  • "Knowledge Workers in Chinese Technology Organizations: Empowerment and Conflict", Competitive Earmarked Research Grant - Hong Kong Research Grants Council , Amount: HK$302,000 (2003-2006) , Hemper P S, Zhi-Xue Zhang and Dean Tjosvold
  • "Knowledge Workers in Chinese Technology Organizations: Empowerment and Conflict", Competitive Earmarked Research Grant - City University of Hong Kong , Amount: HK$30,200 (2003-2006) , Hempel P S, Zhi-Xue Zhang and Dean Tjosvold

Administrative Assignments

Period Name Position
4/2012 - Now Academic Review Committee Member
2011 - Now Board of Graduate Studies Member
2011 - Now College Graduate Studies Committee Member
2010 - Now MSc in Organizational and Change Management Programme Leader
2008 - Now College Board Member
2008 - Now Departmental Staffing Committee Member
2008 - Now Department Executive Committee Member
2004 - Now University Senate Management Department staff representative
3/2011 - 2/2013 Grievance Review Panel Member
2008 - 2011 Head (MGT) Search Committee Member
2005 - 2011 Research Seminar Coordinator
2005 - 2006 Quality Enhancement Sub-Committee for EMBA (2005-2006) Member

External Academic Activities

Period Organizer Country Role
2013 - Now Journal of Management - Member of Editorial Board
2011 - Now Journal of Organization Behavior - Member of Editorial Board
2011 - Now Management and Organization Review - Member of Editorial Board
2010 - Now Journal of World Business - Member of Editorial Board
6/2012 - 5/2014 International Association of Chinese Management Research - Asia-Pacific Representative

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
  • Hempel, P S, Zhang, Z X, & Han, Y. (2012), "Team Empowerment and the Organizational Context: Decentralization and the Contrasting Effects of Formalization", Journal of Management, 38, 2, 475-501.
  • Hempel, P S & Sue-Chan C (2010), "Culture and the Assessment of Creativity", Management and Organization Review, 6, 3, 415-435.
  • Hempel P S, Zhang Z X, and Tjosvold D (2009), "Conflict Management Between and Within Teams for Developing Trusting Relationships in China", Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 41-65.
  • Hempel P S and Martinsons M G (2009), "Developing international organizational change theory using cases from China", Human Relations, 62, 4, 459-499.
  • Hempel, P S (2008), "Chinese Reactions to Performance Feedback: Non-task Attributions of Feedback Intentions", Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 46, 2, 196-219.
  • Zhang, Z X, Hempel, P S, Han Y L, and Tjosvold, D (2007), "Transactive Memory System Links Team Characteristics and Performance", Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 6, 1722-1730.
  • Zhang, Z X, Hempel, P S, Han, Y L and Qiu, J (2006), "Transactive Memory System in Work Teams from High Technology Firms and its Consequences (高技术工作团队的交互记忆系统及其效果)", Acta Psychologica Sinica, Vol.38, No.2, pp.271-280, (in Chinese).
  • Hempel, P S (2004), "Preparing the HR Profession for Technology and Information Work", Human Resource Management, Vol. 43, No. 2, issue 3, pp. 163-179.
  • Hempel, P S and Chang, D C Y (2002), "Reconciling Traditional Chinese Management with High-Tech Taiwan", Human Resource Management Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 77-95.
  • Hempel, P S and Kwong, Y K (2001), "B2B E-Commerce in Emerging Economies: i-metal.com's Non-ferrous Metals Exchange in China", Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 335-355.
  • Hempel, P S (2001), "Differences between Chinese and Western Managerial Views of Performance", Personnel Review, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 203-226.
  • Hempel, P S (1998), "Designing Multinational Benefits Programs: The Role of National Culture", Journal of World Business, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 277-294.
  • Martinsons, M G and Hempel, P S (1998), "Chinese Business Process Re-engineering", International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 393-407.
  • Hempel, P S (1996), "Human Resource Based Models of Production Systems", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 43, No. 2, Issue 3, pp. 239-249.
  • Martinsons, M G and Hempel, P S (1995), "Chinese Management Systems: Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives", Journal of Management Systems, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 1-11.
  • Hempel, P S and Charles H F (1994), "Outside Director Compensation and Corporate Performance", Human Resource Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 111-133.
Conference Papers
  • Sue-Chan C and Hempel P S (Aug 2008), "New Directions in Creativity Research", Academy of Management 2008 Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
  • Zhang Z X, Hempel P S and Han Y L (Aug 2008), "Can Innovation Strategy and Decentralization Guarantee Team Performance? Type of Conflict Matters", Academy of Management 2008 Conference, Anaheim, US.
  • Sue-Chan C, Hempel P S, Kwan J and Yao X T (May 2008), "Development of a Two-Dimensional Scale of Creativity", 2008 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Hempel, P S, Zhang, Z X and Han, Y L (August 2007), "Structural Empowerment's Effect on Team Performance: The Mediating Role of Team Empowerment", Academy of Management 2007 Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sue-Chan, C and Hempel, P S (July 2007), "Modeling Extraordinary Creativity", 23rd EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) Colloquium, Vienna.
  • Lin, X W, Hempel, P S and Leung, K (19-21 December 2006), "Strategic Role of Human Resource Configurations in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations", <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: PMingLiU; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Asia</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: PMingLiU; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Academy</st1:PlaceType> of Management 5th Conference (AAOM 2006)</SPAN>, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hempel, P S and Zhang, Z X (24-28 June 2006), "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Empowerment in Chinese High-Technology Companies", Second Conference of International Association for Chinese Management Research, Nanjing, China.
  • Zhang, Z X, Hempel, P S, Han, Y L and Tsui, A S (24-28 June 2006), "Can an Innovation Strategy and Decentralization Guarantee High Performance? Effects of Process Conflict on Team Performance in Chinese High-Technology Companies", Second Conference of International Association for Chinese Management Research, Nanjing, China.
  • Hempel, P S, Zhang, Z X and Tjosvold, D (24-28 June 2006), "The Interplay Between Internal and External Conflict: Managing Conflict Between and Within Teams for Trust in China", 19th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hempel, P S and Zhang Z X (5-10 August 2005), "Knowledge Team Design and Conflict: Evidence from Chinese High Technology Companies", 65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Zhang, Z X, Hempel, P S and Han, Y L (5-10 August 2005), "Antecedents and Consequences of Transactive Memory Systems in Work Teams from High-Technology Firms", <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 宋体; mso-fareast-language: ZH-CN; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#ff0000></FONT>, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Hempel, P S , Zhang, Z X and Tjosvold, D (June 2005), "The Interplay Between Internal and External Conflict: Managing Conflict Between and Within Teams for Trust in China", 19th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management, Montreal.
  • Martinsons, M G and Hempel, P S (June 2002), "Process-Based Organizational Change in China", Organization Science Special Issue Conference on Corporate Transformations in the People's Republic of China, Beijing.
  • Martinsons, M G and Hempel, P S (August 2001.), "Process-Based Organisational Change: From China Towards a Global Model", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Hempel, P S and Kwong, Y K (August 2001), "B2B e-Commerce in Emerging Economies", Academy of Management 2001 Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Martinsons, A G B, Martinsons, M G and Hempel, P S (August 1999), "The Influence of Anglo-American Management Education on Chinese Business Practice", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA.
Case Study / Teaching Case
  • O'Connor, N G and Hempel P S (2008), "Bernard Watch Company: Unravelling the Cost of Voluntary Turnover", Asia Case Research Centre, University of Hong Kong.