Professor Wai Hung Gordon Cheung

BBA (CUHK); PhD (Virginia Tech)


Gordon joined the University of Auckland Business School in January 2016 as Professor of Organisational Behaviour. He served as the Associate Vice President and Professor in the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) before he joined the Business School. He obtained his BBA from CUHK and his PhD in management from Virginia Tech. He is well recognised internationally as an expert in structural equation modelling, especially in measurement equivalence/invariance, analysis of dyadic data, as well as estimation of moderating and mediating effects in complex latent variable models. He has published more than 20 articles in research methodologies, which have been cited over 9,300 times. He has twice received the Sage Best Paper Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management (2000 and 2009) and in 2008 the Best Published Paper Award in Organisational Research Methods.

He served as the Division Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management in 2006/07 and as the Chair of the Research Methods Special Track at the Academy of International Business 2011 Conference at Nagoya, Japan. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Organisational Research Methods, a member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel for the Behavioral Sciences Institute (BSI) at Singapore Management University and of the International Advisory Board, Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) in USA.

Gordon is an enthusiastic teacher and has taught undergraduate level international business, management, and organisational behaviour, and graduate level research methods and structural equation modelling courses. He has received many teaching awards, including the Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teacher Award (2000) and the Faculty of Business Administration Outstanding Teacher Award (2002/03) at CUHK.

Research | Current

Structural Equation Modelling; Moderated Mediation; Latent Interaction

Teaching | Current

Quantitative Research Methods; Structural Equation Modelling


  • Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK, 2000
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Faculty of Business Administration, CUHK, 2002-03
  • Research Methods Division/Sage Publications Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2000 and 2009
  • Best Paper Published in Organisational Research Methods, 2008
  • Management Education and Development Division Best Symposium Award, Academy of Management, 2005


MIB Department PhD Programme Director

Areas of expertise

Quantitative Research Methods, Structural Equation Modelling

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member, Editorial Board, Organizational Research Methods, 2005 – present
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA), USA, 2010 - present
  • Member, International Scientific Advisory Panel for the Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI), Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2011 - present
  • Division Chair, Research Methods Division, Academy of Management, 2006 – 2007
  • President, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, 2012 - 2014

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Giolito, V. J., Liden, R. C., van Dierendonck, D., & Cheung, G. W. (2020). Servant Leadership Influencing Store-Level Profit: The Mediating Effect of Employee Flourishing. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS10.1007/s10551-020-04509-1
  • Huo, M.-L., Boxall, P., & Cheung, G. W. (2019). Lean production, work intensification and employee wellbeing: Can line-manager support make a difference?. ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY10.1177/0143831X19890678
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., & Cheung, G. W. (2019). Teamwork attitudes, interest and self-efficacy between online and face-to-face information technology students. TEAM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, 25 (5-6), 253-278. 10.1108/TPM-05-2018-0035
  • Hewagama, G., Boxall, P., Cheung, G., & Hutchison, A. (2019). Service recovery through empowerment? HRM, employee performance and job satisfaction in hotels. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, 81, 73-82. 10.1016/j.ijhm.2019.03.006
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • Moloney, W., Gorman, D., Parsons, M., & Cheung, G. (2018). How to keep registered nurses working in New Zealand even as economic conditions improve. Human resources for health, 16 (1)10.1186/s12960-018-0312-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Willoughby Moloney, Matthew Parsons, Des Gorman
  • Huo, M.-L., Boxall, P., & Cheung, G. W. (2018). How does line-manager support enhance worker wellbeing? A study in China. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-19. 10.1080/09585192.2017.1423103
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall
  • McGrath, E., Cooper-Thomas, H. D., Garrosa, E., Sanz-Vergel, A. I., & Cheung, G. W. (2017). Rested, friendly, and engaged: The role of daily positive collegial interactions at work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38 (8), 1213-1226. 10.1002/job.2197
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helena Cooper Thomas
  • Cheung, G. W., & Lau, R. S. (2017). Accuracy of parameter estimates and confidence intervals in moderated mediation models: A comparison of regression and latent moderated structural equations. Organizational Research Methods, 20 (4), 746-769. 10.1177/1094428115595869

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 469
New Zealand