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Thomas Li-Ping Tang

Thomas Li-Ping Tang
Jones College of Business, MTSU · Management

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Thomas Li-Ping Tang, PhD Professor of Management Jennings A. Jones College of Business Fellow, Economic Psychology, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
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August 1991 - November 2015
Jones College of Business, MTSU
Position
  • Fellow, Economic Psychology, IAAP
January 1987 - December 2011
Middle Tennessee State University
Education
July 1974 - June 1981
Case Western Reserve University
Field of study
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Publications (227)
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Monetary intelligence asserts: individuals apply their money attitude to frame critical concerns in the context and strategically select certain options to achieve financial goals and ultimate happiness. Bridging the gap between stock volatility and behavioral economics, we collected longitudinal data from multiple sources and at multiple times: Fi...
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Monetary intelligence theory asserts that individuals apply their money attitude to frame critical concerns in the context and strategically select certain options to achieve financial goals and ultimate happiness. This study explores the dark side of monetary Intelligence and behavioral economics—dishonesty (corruption). Dishonesty, a risky prospe...
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This is a "Highly Cited Paper" in the Web of Science, SSCI data base. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-013-1967-9 http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1967-9 In this article, drawing from a relational perspective, we explore the relationship between moral leadership and employee creati...
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Corruption devours profits, people, and the planet. Ethical leaders promote ethical behaviors. We develop a first-stage moderated mediation theoretical model, explore the intricate relationships between ethical leadership (member rated, Time 1) and employee ethical behaviors (leader rated, Time 3), and treat ethical climate and organizational justi...
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Corruption devours profits, people, and the planet. Ethical leaders promote ethical behaviors. We develop a first-stage moderated mediation theoretical model, explore the intricate relationships between ethical leadership (member rated, Time 1) and employee ethical behaviors (leader rated, Time 3), and treat ethical climate and organizational justi...
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Mindfulness—the awareness of the present moment and experiences in daily life—contributes to genuine intrinsic and social-oriented values and curbs materialistic and hedonistic values. In the context of materialism, money is power. Avaricious individuals take risks and are likely to engage in dishonesty. Very little research has investigated the ef...
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Robert King Merton’s article published in Science popularized the Matthew Effect: “For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away” (Matthew 25:29). The Matthew Effect prevails at the individual, organization-industry, and country-global levels. This interdisciplin...
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Purpose In an ongoing War for Talent, what are the intangible and tangible return on investments (ROIs) for boundary-spanning employees? This study aims to develop a formative structural equation model (SEM) of the Matthew effect in talent. management. Design/methodology/approach This study develops a formative SEM theoretical model. Training and...
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This article covers the notion of monetary wisdom, its subconstructs, items, and a formative theoretical SEM model.
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This study explores the dark side of leadership, treats creative self-efficacy as a mediator, and frames supervisor bullying and employee creativity in the context of social cognition and social comparison. We theorize that with a high social comparison orientation, the combination of high supervisory abuse toward themselves (own abusive supervisio...
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Monetary Intelligence Theory asserts that individuals apply their money attitude to frame critical concerns in the context and strategically select certain options to achieve financial goals and ultimate happiness. This study explores the bright side of Monetary Intelligence and behavioral economics, frames money attitude in the context of pay and...
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Adolescents have increasing discretionary income, expenditures, and purchasing power. Inventory shrinkage costs $123.4 billion globally to retail outlets. Adolescents are disproportionately responsible for theft and shoplifting. Both parents and peers significantly influence adolescents’ monetary values, materialism, and dishonesty as consumers. In...
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Purpose In this study, we develop and test a new formative theory of Coping Intelligence (CI). We assert that problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies contribute differently to the overall Coping Intelligence latent construct which, in turn, relates to three outcome variables—job satisfaction, life satisfaction, sales commission. Des...
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We develop a dual‐impact theory, treat popularity (peer nominations) as a common mediator between both theory of mind and love of money and consumer ethics (deceptive/misleading/harmful shopping practices). We theorise our direct and indirect paths as follows: Directly, love of money is more strongly related to consumer unethical beliefs than theor...
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Purpose- In this study, we develop and test a new formative theory of Coping Intelligence (CI). We assert that problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies contribute differently to the overall Coping Intelligence latent construct which, in turn, relates to three outcome variables—job satisfaction, life satisfaction, sales commission. Desi...
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We develop a dual-impact theory, treat popularity (peer nominations) as a common mediator between both theory of mind and love of money and consumer ethics (deceptive/misleading/harmful shopping practices). We theorize our direct and indirect paths as follows: Directly, love of money is more strongly related to consumer unethical beliefs than theor...
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2939-z Published in Online First on 11/20/2012 A well-known common wisdom asserts that strong social bonds undermine delinquency. However, there is little empirical evidence to substantiate this assertion regarding adolescence academic cheating across cultures. In this study, we adopt social bon...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) captures an organization's commitment to and engagement with multiple stakeholders; integrates economic, social, and environmental concerns into sustainable policies; and enhances employee perceptions, emotions, long-term value creation, and financial success. Most researchers have reported linear relationships...
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Background: University students' substance abuse and risky sex contribute to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Purpose: We develop and empirically test a formative theoretical model of sexual temptation involving substance abuse (cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana), safe sexual behavior (use of condom/barrier for oral and vaginal intercourse...
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http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/applied+ethics/journal/10551?print_view=true&detailsPage=pltci_2857840
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Published Online First: May 15, 2014 Published in Print: July 29, 2015 Impact Factor 2014: 1.326 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-014-2197-5 Research suggests that attitudes guide individuals’ thinking and actions. In this study, we explore the Monetary Intelligence (MI) construct and investigate the relationships between a format...
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Published in print http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/RktQGiGimyiYqcmhJaPy/full Given the mixed findings regarding the direct effect of public service motivation on job satisfaction, we theorize that the relationship is moderated by the joint effects of person–organization fit and needs–supplies fit. Based on 623 full-time public employees in Ch...
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Published in print http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2100-4 We develop a theoretical model of income and pay comparison satisfaction with two mediators (love of money and pay comparison standards), examine the direct and the indirect paths of our model, and treat culture (the US vs. Spain) as a moder...
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Published in print: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-014-2084-0 Using a Solomon Four-Group Design, we investigate the effect of a case-based critical thinking intervention on students’ critical thinking skills (CTA). We randomly assign 31 sessions of business classes (N = 659 students) to four groups and collect data from three s...
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Here is the link to our paper: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2553-0 Abstract Research suggests that organizational justice (procedural, distributive, and interactional justice) has important impacts on work-related attitudes and behaviors, such as organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). In this article, we explore the exte...
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Research suggests that organizational justice (procedural, distributive, and interactional justice) has important impacts on work-related attitudes and behaviors, such as organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). In this article, we explore the extent to which individualism moderates the relationship between organizational justice and OCB (organiz...
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-015-2553-0 Research suggests that organizational justice (procedural, distributive, and interactional justice) has important impacts on work-related attitudes and behaviors, such as organizational citizenship behavior (OCB, organizational obedience, participation, and loyalty). In this article, we ex...
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http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1915-8 In this study, we develop a theoretical model of Monetary Intelligence (MI), explore the extent to which individuals’ meaning of money is related to the pursuit of materialistic purposes, and test our model using the whole sample and across college major and gen...
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This study explores (1) the effect of a short ethics intervention—a chapter of business ethics in a business course—on perceptions of business courses and personal values toward making money and making ethical decisions and (2) Monetary Intelligence (MI). Since attitudes predict intentions and behaviors, Monetary Intelligence, a form of social inte...
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In Study 1, we test a theoretical model involving temptation, monetary intelligence (MI), and unethical intentions and investigate the direct and indirect paths simultaneously based on multiple-wave panel data collected in open classrooms from 492 American and 256 Chinese students. For the whole sample, temptation is related to low unethical intent...
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In Study 1, we test a theoretical model involving temptation, monetary intelligence (MI), a mediator, and unethical intentions and investigate the direct and indirect paths simultaneously based on multiple-wave panel data collected in open classrooms from 492 American and 256 Chinese students. For the whole sample, temptation is related to low unet...
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Presented a PowerPoint Presentation as an Associate Editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review in a Panel: How to Get Published.
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This is a PowerPoint program, delivered at the International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014, Paris, France for a panel on “How to Get Published” seminar on July 10, 2014. Get your research published in a top journal is both rigorous science and art. Please pay attention to Slide 16. Eiffel Tower is a vivid example of the combination of great...
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The Sea Cloud of Huang Mountain - Volume 10 Issue 2 - Thomas Li-Ping Tang
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Online First http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-014-2234-4 http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/415/art%253A10.1007%252Fs10551-014-2234-4.pdf?auth66=1403391940_cf38a4eca12ef259648c07cf9a2c86a1&ext=.pdf In this study, we develop a new theoretical framework of Coping Intelligence (CI) which examines relationships between coping st...
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1464-0597.2012.00533.x/abstract Research suggests that materialism leads to the dark side of the finan-cial dream. In this study, we treat love of money as a mediator and test a theoretical model's direct path (Materialism to Financial Satisfaction) and indirect path (Materialism to Love of Money to Fin...
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本論文總結了湯博士和他的研究團隊關於金錢倫理及相關問題的研究發現。眾所周知,捲入財務醜聞的人們,他們的不道德行為往往依賴權力,且經過處心積慮的協同謀劃和組織。因為這一點,一直以來,社會科學家們如社會學家和管理學家都在試圖弄清楚金錢、貪欲和不道德行為的相互關係。在《福音書》中,人們也能發現同一主題的訓誡格言。例如,《聖經》中說,「貪財是萬惡之根」(提摩太前書6:10-11)。社會科學家們發現,貪財好貨的人更有可能不擇手段攫取金錢,以滿足一己私欲,而這一點應證了《新約》有關金錢誘惑的教導。本文試圖從社會科學得出的研究結果,及《聖經》的啟發,教導人們如何戰勝來自金錢的誘惑,正確地對待它。
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Purpose – This study aims to develop a Chinese core self-evaluations scale (CCSES) (Study 1) and examines the relationship between CCSES and self-reported job performance among entrepreneurs in private small and medium enterprises in People's Republic of China (Study 2). Design/methodology/approach – In Study 1, the paper incorporated two indigeno...
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We develop a theoretical model, explore the relationship between Temptation (both reflective and formative) and unethical intentions by treating monetary intelligence (MI) as a mediator, and examine the direct (temptation to unethical intentions) and indirect (temptation to monetary intelligence to unethical intentions) paths simultaneously based o...
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We develop a theoretical model involving religiosity [intrinsic (I), extrinsic-social (E s), and extrinsic-personal (E p), Time 1], Machiavellianism (Time 2), and propensity to engage in unethical behavior (Time 2) to investigate direct and indirect paths. We collected two-wave panel data from 359 students who had some work experiences. For the who...
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Purpose ‐ This editorial essay aims to focus on research integrity and commitment to excellence by analyzing the transitioning symptom associated with the Chinese research community as causes for concerns in research ethics and misconduct. The authors highlight their editorial process and practice in safeguarding research integrity at JCHRM and add...
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Tang, T. L. P. (2013). Making contributions to the literature. In A. C. Michalos & D. C. Poff (Eds.), Citation classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the first thirty years of publication (pp. 792-793). New York: Springer. It is my great honor and privilege that I have been invited to write a short essay to celebrate the achiev...
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In this study, we develop a theory of Monetary Intelligence, and explore satisfaction with pay and life from the virtuous money smart perspective: In order to enjoy high pay satisfaction and life satisfaction, money smart individuals must become good stewards and curb their love-of-money motive. We collect data from 6,586 managers in 32 geopolitica...
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Based on theory of planned behavior, we develop a theoretical model involving love of money (LOM), job satisfaction (attitude), coping strategies/responses (perceived behavioral control), work environment (subjective norm), and work-related behavioral intentions (behavioral intention). We tested this model using job satisfaction as a mediator and s...
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We developed a model and investigated the relationship between (1) leisure ethic, money ethic and (2) occupational commitment. We collected data from 397 professionals in the public sector using a stratified random sample of National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) professionals in the USA. Results suggested that females had high leisure eth...
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Based on theory of planned behavior, we develop a theoretical model involving love of money (LOM), job satisfaction (attitude), coping strategies/responses (perceived behavioral control), work environment (subjective norm), and work-related behavioral intentions (behavioral intention). We tested this model using job satisfaction as a mediator and s...
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We investigate the relationships between two work-related attitudes (the love of money and leisure ethic) and affective, continuance, and normative occupational commitment controlling gender, organizational tenure, and career tenure and test the model across Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers in a multi-group analysis. We collected data from a stratified ra...
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Purpose – The main purpose of this editorial is to combine the philosophies of learning from the Eastern and the Western cultures, offer some inspiration to researchers, and promote unique and interesting contributions to the literature in Chinese human research management (HRM) research. Design/methodology/approach – To illustrate the Eastern way...
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We investigate the extent to which perceptions of the authenticity of supervisor's personal integrity and character (ASPIRE) moderate the relationship between people's love of money (LOM) and propensity to engage in unethical behavior (PUB) among 266 part-time employees who were also business students in a five-wave panel study. We found that a hig...
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Can managers detect honest people's lies in a handwritten message? In this article, I will briefly discuss graphology and a basic model of interpersonal communication. I will then develop a fundamental theoretical framework of eight principles for detecting lies based on the basic communication model, handwriting analyses, and the following assumpt...
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This study tests a model of pay satisfaction using a sample of 207 American professors, treats academic tenure as a moderator, and investigates the model across tenured (n = 126) and non-tenured (n = 77) professors simultaneously. The direct path examines the relationship between income and pay satisfaction, whereas the indirect path consists of in...
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To what extent do attitudes toward money—specifically, the love of money—moderate the relationship between public service motivation and job satisfaction among public sector professionals in China? The authors collected data from full-time public sector professionals who also were part-time students in a master of public administration program in e...
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DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2011.65869480 http://people.uleth.ca/~mahfooz.ansari/AoM%2011%20Best%20Paper-LOM.pdf
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Can managers detect honest people’s lies in a handwritten message? In this article, I will briefly discuss graphology and a basic model of interpersonal communication. I will then develop a fundamental theoretical framework of eight principles for detecting lies based on the basic communication model, handwriting analyses, and the following assumpt...
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Purpose – The auto industry in the USA is facing tremendous challenges – plunging demands due to economic downturn, the gloomy trend in technology development, and fierce global competition. This article aims to examine the challenges of supply chain management and to propose a triple-C (cease-control-combine) remedy for the North American auto ind...
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http://dx.doi.org/10.12677/mm.2011.13029 采用《金钱心理问卷》、《不道德工作行为情境问卷》,随机抽取 305 名企业管理人员,调 查分析他们的金钱心理成分、类型及其特征,以及不同金钱心理类型人在不道德工作行为可能性上的 差异性。研究发现,中国管理人员金钱心理可以分为九成分(好,坏,成功,自主,公平,激励,预算, 挣钱,捐款)四类型(金钱崇拜者、金钱不满者、金钱排斥者和金钱冷漠者);不同金钱心理类型在不道 德工作行为上有显著差异,表现为:金钱排斥者比金钱不满者、金钱崇拜者、金钱冷漠者有更低的从 事不道德工作行为的可能性。
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By incorporating pay satisfaction at Level 1 and Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) at Level 2, we investigated the relationship between the love of money and self-reported corrupt intent among 6,382 managers in 31 geopolitical entities across six continents. Our significant cross-level three-way interaction effect showed that for managers with hig...
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This research investigates 266 business students' panel data across 4 time periods and tests a theoretical model involving intrinsic religiosity, the love of money (Time 1), Machiavellianism (Time 2), and propensity to engage in unethical behaviors (PUB; Times 3 and 4). There was a short ethics intervention between Times 3 and 4. We identified good...
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What are the common denominators for success when we consider increasing gas efficiency and enhancing creativity in organizations? As an analogy, the principles of increasing gas efficiency are applicable to enhancing creativity in organizations: Plan activities in advance, allocate sufficient time, resources, and set a SMART goal with clear priori...
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This article briefly summarizes selected theory and research related to money and the meaning of money. Research shows that money is considered as a tool and as a drug. People are subject to all kinds of temptation in the environment that trigger them to act ethically or unethically. Thinking about money enhances one’s feeling of “self‐sufficiency,...