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Dr Mei-I Cheng

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8777

E: mcheng@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

An occupational psychologist by background, Dr Cheng has researched widely in the field of competency and behavioural change within project and organizational contexts. Her research has included collaborative work with a range of construction and aerospace firms exploring innovative ways of enhancing individual and team performance amongst professional and managerial workers.

Her research papers have won awards, including a special ‘Citation of Excellence’ award, the highest award that Emerald bestows and Gold Medal - Winner of Innovation Award by The Chartered Institute of Building.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Employee Turnover Behaviour
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Organisational Commitment
  • Performance Management
  • Job Stress
  • Behavioural Change
  • Group Mind
  • Job Competency
  • Organisational Learning
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Strategic Initiative Implementation
  • Team Work
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Psychological Contract
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Citizenship Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management in Project Based Environments.

Areas of teaching

  • Work Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Psychology in Context
  • Further Research Methods for Psychologists
  • Intercultural Business Communication (MSc)
  • Psychological Well-being (MSc).

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, BSc in Psychology.

Courses taught

  • Work Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Psychology in Context
  • Further Research Methods for Psychologists
  • Intercultural Business Communication (MSc)
  • Psychological Well-being (MSc).

Honours and awards

2005 Citation of Excellence (Emerald) for:

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J & Moore, D R (2005). What Makes a Good Project Manager? Human Resource Management Journal, 15(1), 25-37. ISSN 0905-5395.Dr Cheng has received international recognition by some of the world’s leading management experts. The article was awarded a ‘Citation of Excellence’ by Emerald, a leading English language publisher of academic and professional literature in the fields of management and library and information management.

Each year Emerald selects some of the world’s top names in management to independently judge articles from the top 400 international management journals. Just 50 of the 15,000 papers assessed are singled out by the panel for a special ‘Citation of Excellence’ award, the highest award that Emerald bestows.

2002-2003 Gold Medal: Winner of Innovation Award A research paper competition ran by The Chartered Institute of Building.

2002 Outstanding Research Performance.Awarded by Loughborough University.

1997-2000 ORSAS Dr Cheng was the award holder for the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) of Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom.

Conference attendance

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M and Moore, D R (2006). What Makes an Effective Project Manager? Findings of a Four-year Program of Research', Proceedings of the ASCE/CIB 2nd Speciality Conference in Leadership and Management in Construction, Songer, A, Chinowsky, P and Carillo, P M (Eds), Grand Bahama Island, pp 116-123, ISBN 0 9707869 1 3.

Moore, D R, Dainty, A R J. and Cheng, M (2003). Improving Performance Through Integrated Project Team Constituency. System-based Vision for Strategic and Creative Design, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Structural and Construction Engineering, Bontempi, F (Ed) , Rome, Italy, pp. 2191-2196, ISBN 90 5809 599 1.

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M and Moore, D R (2003). A Critique of Management Competence Development in the UK: Does the Higher Education Sector Produce Effective Construction Managers? Proceedings of CIB BEAR Conference, Salford, pp 47-57.

Ferguson, E & Cheng, M (2000). The Prediction of Employee Turnover. Proceedings of BPS Occupational Psychology Conference, The British Psychological Society, pp 12-16.

Key research outputs

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J, & Moore, D R (2005). What Makes a Good Project Manager? Human Resource Management Journal, 15(1), 25-37. ISSN 0905-5395.

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J, & Moore, D R (2005). Towards A Multidimensional Competency-Based Managerial Performance Framework: A Hybrid Approach. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 20(5), 380-396, ISSN 02698-3946.

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J, & Moore, D R (2002). The Differing Faces of Competency in Britain and America. Journal of Management Development, 22(6), 527-537. ISSN 0262-1711.

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M, & Moore, D R (2005). A Competency-Based Model for Predicting Construction Project Managers’ Performance. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 21(1), 2-9. ISSN 0742-597X.

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M, & Moore, D R. (2005). A Comparison of the Behavioural Competencies of Client and Production-Focused Project Managers in the Construction Sector. Project Management Journal, 36(2), 39-48, ISSN 8756-9728/03

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M, & Moore, D R (2004). A Competency-Based Performance Model for Construction Project Managers. Construction Management and Economics, 22(8), 77-88. ISSN 0144-6193.

Dainty, A R J, Cheng, M, & Moore, D R. (2003). Redefining Performance measures for Construction Project Managers: An Empirical Evaluation. Construction Management and Economics, 21(2), 209-218. ISSN 0144-6193.

Moore, D R, Cheng, M, & Dainty, A R J. (2002). Competence, Competency and Competencies: Performance Assessment in Organisations. Work Study: A Journal of Productivity Science, 51(6), 314-319. ISSN 0043-8022.

Moore, D R, Cheng, M, & Dainty, A R J. (2003). What Makes a Superior Management Performer: the Identification of Key Behaviours in Superior Construction Managers. CIOB Research Competition Winning Paper.

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J, & Moore, D R. (2007). A Multifaceted Performance Excellence Framework for Project-Based Organizations. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, 7(3/4), 254-275. ISSN 1465-6612.

Cheng, M, Dainty, A R J, & Moore, D R. (2007). A Practical Implementation Model for Organizational Strategic Initiatives: A Case Study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 561, 60-75. ISBN 1741-0401.

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