Riyang Phang

 

Assistant Professor

Academic Areas: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource, Organizational Science, Computational Psychology (Agent-based Modeling), Performance Management, Social-Cultural Psychology

Courses Taught: Organizational Behavior, Senior Thesis (OBHR Track), MBA Thesis (OBHR Track), MBA Research Seminar

 

Riyang Phang is an HR educator and an interdisciplinary researcher who bridges
computational simulation methods with human resource management. He has a professional
certification in Total Rewards design by WorldatWork, US, and is an experienced agent-
based modeler. He has a wide range of research interests from culture, olfaction, infrasound
to poltical psychology. He had provided HR advice to several local businesses, and brought
in funding for the university in 2018. He was the recipient of two research grants and has led
the collection of employee attitudinal and cultural psychological data for more than 4000
employees in the Kyrgyz Republic. He introduced the use of Qualtrics in the university, was
the Chair of AUCA Institutional Review Board, and is currently the GLOBE 2020 country
investigator.
He is the top MBA instructor in 2020, and has students who were awarded the university and
department best thesis awards.
He obtained his PhD from Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in
2016.

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • 2016 PhD in Business
    Focus: Strategy, Management, & Organization
    Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2007 Bachelor’s (First Class Honours) in Human Resource Consulting, with Minor in Psychology
    Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2007
    Global Remuneration Professional
    WorldatWork, U.S.A.

(As at Nov 2020)

Invited Presentations

Phang, R. (2017). Pay for Performance Dilemma. School of Public Policy, Zhejiang Gongshang
University, China.
Phang, R. (2015). Agent-based Modeling in OBHR Research. Complexity Institute. Nanyang
Technological University.
Phang, R. (2012). Spread of Unhappiness and Riots, Insights from Agent-based Modeling. SMRT.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Phang, R., Qiu, L., Leung, K-y. (forthcoming). Dual Attitude Model of Opinion Diffusion:
Experiments with Epistemically Motivated Agents. Proceedings of Behavioral and Social
Computing 2020. IEEE.
Qiu, L., Phang, R. (2020). Agent-Based Modeling in Political Decision Making. Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. Edited by David Redlawsk.
Templer, K. J., Kennedy, K., & Phang, R. (2020). Customer Orientation: The Interactive Effect of Role Clarity and Learning Goal Orientation. Journal of Asian Business and Economic
Studies.

Conferences

Phang, R., Qiu, L., Leung, K-y. (2020). Dual Attitude Model of Opinion Diffusion: Experiments with
Epistemically Motivated Agents. 7th International Conference on Behavioral and Social
Computing. Bournemouth, United Kingdom. [Best Paper Award] Phang, R. (2019). Dynamic Equity Theory: Computational Experiments of Adams Equity Theory of
Fairness. The 7th International Psychology and Health Conference. Kunming, China.
Phang, R., Abdiev, D., Kang, S. L., & Totolina, V. (2019). Relationship of Large US Listed
Corporations’ CEO Personality on Employee Satisfaction: A Study Using Natural Language
Processing. The 7th International Psychology and Health Conference. Kunming, China.
Templer, K. J., Kennedy, K., & Phang, R. (2019). Learning Goal Orientation, Role Clarity, and
Supervisor Support for Hospitality Service Staff. 2nd Asia Conference on Business and
Economic Studies, Ho Chi Minh, Vitenam.
Phang, R., Kasymova, B. (2018). Influence of Work Autonomy and Meaningfulness on Job
Satisfaction in Kyrgyzstan: A Study on the Moderating Effect of Supervisor-Subordinate.
Life in Kyrgyzstan Conference 2018, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Leung, K.-y., Phang, R., & Koh, B . (2017). The Creative and Well-being Benefits of Instrumental Emotion Regulation. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Phang, R., Leung, K-y., Qiu, L., & Koh, B. (2017). Win, but Not So Much: The Ideal Percentage Hypothesis. International Convention of Psychological Science 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Phang, R., Qiu, L., Chiu, C-y, & Leung, K-y. (2017). Need for Cognitive Closure in Opinion
Diffusion: An Agent-based Model. International Convention of Psychological Science 2017,
Vienna, Austria.
Phang, R., Christopoulos, G., & Chiu C-y. (2015). Rethinking Equity Theory: Fairness Restoration and its Dynamic Outcomes. Conference for Complex Systems 2015, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Phang, R., Christopoulos, G., & Chiu C-y. (2015). Motivational Dynamics in the Search for Fairness.
Asia-Pacific Econophysics Conference 2015, Singapore.
Templer, K. J., Kennedy, K., & Phang, R. (2014). Learning Goal Orientation, Role Clarity, and
Supervisor Support for Hospitality Service Staff. Annual Conference of the Society for
Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Tay, A. S. L., & Phang, R. (2009). Emotional Exhaustion in Short-Term Business Travelers: Effects of CQ, Autonomy and Conflicts, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal.
Phang, R., & Quazi, H. (2008). Combinatory vs. Individual Components of Work-Life Balance:
Identifying Profiles & Employee Sub-Groups. Production and Operations Management
Society Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

 

Research 

  • 2017 Korn Ferry Institute. Global Research Center.
    Research. Methodology Validation and Rewards Trends.
  • 2016 – 2017 Singapore Management University. School of Social Sciences.
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Socio-cultural Psychology
  • 2015 – 2016 Nanyang Technological University. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Culture Science Institute (Deon Lab).
    Research Fellow. Psychological impact from blasts and subterranean work.

Teaching

  • 2016 – American University of Central Asia
    MBA Thesis Advisor, Research Track
    MBA Research Seminar
    Management & Organization Behavior II
    Senior Thesis Advisor, Research Track
    I-O Psychology
  • 2008 – 2012 Nanyang Technological University
    Compensation and Benefits
    Organizational Behavior
    Strategic Management
  • 2014 Northumbria University
    Total Rewards
    Change, Work, & Diversity
  • 2013 – 2014 Republic Polytechnic
    Human Resource Management
    Organizational Behavior
  • 2012 KHEI
    International Human Resource Management

Invited Presentations:

  • Phang, R. (2015). Agent-based Modeling in OBHR Research. Complexity Institute. Nanyang Technological University.
  • Phang, R. (2017). Pay for Performance Dilemma. School of Public Policy, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China. (presentation in Chinese)

phang_r@auca.kg

New Campus – room 215

 

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