IACMR Research Seminar Series Session #28

Theme: Virtually Possible: Understanding Remote Work and Its Implications for Work and Life
Speaker: Jia (Jasmine) Hu, the Ohio State University
When: 9:00- 10:15 am, Sept. 28, 2022 (China Time, UTC+8) 
Language: English


Remote work has been on the rise in modern organizations globally due to advancements in digital technologies, changing environments, and labor needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend toward ongoing remote work and will likely increase it eventually. In this presentation, I will discuss two recent papers addressing questions around remote/hybrid work. In the first paper (Ren, Hu, Tang, & Chadee, in press), we focus on digital technologies for work-related matters during nonwork time (DCON). Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we theorize that DCON has an inverted U-shaped relationship with employee job performance through the mediation of social capital development and emotional exhaustion. The results of two studies with different designs support our theoretical expectations. In the second paper (Hu, Chiang, Liu, Wang, & Gao, working paper), we build on family systems theory to elucidate how daily work-from-home status (WFH) affects both members in dual-earner couples. We propose that the WFH exerts intra-individual and inter-individual influences on employees’ and their partners’ work task and family task completion and their subsequent reactions to their work and family experiences. We examined the hypothesized relationships with two daily survey studies on dual-earner couples conducted during the pandemic (i.e., 1,559 daily responses of 165 dual-earner couples from China in Study 1, and 773 daily responses of 57 dual-earner couples from South Korea in Study 2). Across the two studies, we found no clear gender-difference patterns in husbands’ and wives’ work and family experiences.

Speaker’s Bio

Jia (Jasmine) Hu is a Full Professor of Management and Denman Scholar at the Fisher College of Business, the Ohio State University. Jasmine is the Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OBHR) and the Co-Academic Director of the Executive Development Program at Fisher Leadership Initiative. Jasmine received her Ph.D. with concentrations in OBHR from University of Illinois at Chicago. Jasmine’s primary research interests focus on understanding prosocial leadership, work teams, and remote work. Jasmine’s work has appeared in leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Personnel Psychology (PPsych), and Harvard Business Review. Her research and insights have also been mentioned in numerous media outlets, such as Forbes, Washington Post, the New York Times, and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jasmine was ranked among the top 10 most productive leadership scholars worldwide in the field of Organizational Behavior between 2011 and 2017. According to Google Scholar, Jasmine’s work has been cited for more than 7,000 times. Jasmine currently serves as a Deputy Editor of Management and Organizational Review and on the editorial boards of seven management journals including AMJ, JAP, OBHDP, PPsych, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Jasmine was awarded as a “Best Reviewer” by PPsych in 2019. Over the past six years, Jasmine has been teaching the Leadership Core course for Fisher’s full-time MBA program and was named as a “Best 40 under 40 Business School Professor” by Poets and Quants in 2021.