Man-Nok Wong

Man-Nok Wong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business



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Man-Nok Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He studies teams and organizations with a focus on pay communication, leadership, and interpersonal processes. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Research Methods, and has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Daily Mail (UK) and Business Insider.
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - February 2023
Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2015 - November 2020
Hong Kong Baptist University
Field of study
  • Management
September 2011 - June 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Field of study
  • Computing and Management


Publications (5)
Many topics in organizational research involve examining the interpersonal perceptions and behaviors of group members. The resulting data can be analyzed using the social relations model (SRM). This model enables researchers to address several important questions regarding relational phenomena. In the model, variance can be partitioned into group,...
Drawing on demands–resources theory, we develop and test a dual-path model to unpack the energizing and draining mechanisms, captured by leader need satisfaction and role conflict, through which servant leadership affects leader psychological strain and job performance.We further identify leader–leader exchange (LLX) as a critical resource moderato...
Pay transparency refers to a pay communications policy in which a company voluntarily provides pay-related information to employees — for example, about the process of the pay system (process transparency) and actual pay levels or ranges (outcome transparency), or even an open policy for employees to freely share information about their pay (commun...
Drawing from research on the transparency-privacy dilemma in management, we theorize that firm-level pay transparency elicits a multistep process involving managers and employees that shifts the dispersion in remuneration from more to less observable forms, thus making pay transparency a “moving target.” We posit a serial indirect effect of pay tra...


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