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Kong, Dejun \"Tony\"

Associate Professor



research overview

  • Dejun Tony Kong (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder (USA). His research focuses on promoting cooperation and prosociality largely through the lens of trust in various contexts (e.g., negotiations, leadership, organizations, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural settings), positive psychology in organizations (e.g., gratitude, humor, authenticity, passion), and behavioral ethics (e.g., moral emotions, prosocial/antisocial behaviors, diversity/equity/inclusion). His research has appeared in numerous management and psychology journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personality, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science.


  • trust, negotiation, leadership, emotions, positive psychology, behavioral ethics, diversity/inclusion/equity


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courses taught

  • MBAE 6560 - Executive Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    The purpose of this course is to build MBA students' understanding of leadership theories, concepts, processes, and behavior while also helping students identify, develop, and build their own leadership capabilities. The class will enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development.
  • MBAX 6560 - Executive Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Examines organizational leadership from the executive perspective, including private and public sector firms, and non-profits. Studies how executives lead change and innovation, interact with the top management team, and deal with the board of directors Topics include governance of the firm, strategies for enhancing executive influence, assessing and understanding diverse leadership styles, and the ethics and responsibilities of an executive. Formerly MBAX 6890.


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