Vincent Huang 黃磊

Lecturer

Dr. Vincent Huang is a lecturer in Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research examines how information and communication technologies structure, alter, and extend organizational and interpersonal communication. He is particularly interested in social media affordances and their relations to organizational socialization, leadership communication, and workplace relationship development. In addition, he studies digitally mediated interpersonal communication, especially in the context of online dating. His work has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Computers in Human Behavior, and Internet Research. Some of his work received best student paper awards from International Communication Association (ICA).

Dr. Huang’s teaching interests include communication research methods, organizational communication, theories of computer-mediated communication, and user experience (UX) research.

Research Interests

Social media use in organizational communication
Organizational socialization
Leadership communication
Workplace relationships
Digital public relations
Online dating

Publications

Huang, L. V. & Zhang, K. (2019). Engagement, formality, and visibility: Managing paradoxes of using mobile instant messaging for work. International Journal of Communication, 13, 1919-1938. [SSCI]

Poroli, A. & Huang, L. V. (2018). Spillover effects of a university crisis: A qualitative investigation using situational theory of problem solving. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. [SSCI]

Huang, L. V. & Yeo, T. E. D. (2018). Tweeting #leaders: Social media communication and retweetability of Fortune 1000 chief executive officers on Twitter. Internet Research, 28 (1), 123-142. [SSCI]

Sheer, V. C., Liu, S, & Huang, L. (2018). Ethical leadership: From western foundation to Chinese context. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 28 (1), 20-40. [SCOPUS indexed]

Huang, L. V. & Liu, P. L. (2017). Ties that work: Investigating the relationships among coworker connections, work-related Facebook utility, online social capital, and employee outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 512–524. [SSCI, based on a project that won best student paper award at International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA: US]

Conference Proceedings

Huang, L. V. & Wang, D. (2016). What a surprise: Initial connection with coworkers on Facebook and expectancy violations. In Proceedings of CSCW ’16: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion. San Francisco, SF: ACM.

Selected Refereed Conference Papers & Presentations 

Huang, L. V. (2018, August). Working on my identity: Social media and identity work of organizational newcomers in China. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2018 Annual Conference, Washington DC, US.\ 

Huang, L. V. (2018, June). All in one place? Reluctance in everyday mobile communication in China. Paper presented at the Second Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, Communication University of China and the National Communication Association (NCA), Beijing, China. 

Huang, L. V. & Zhan, Y. (2018, May). Strategic thinking of social media use for public relations: An affordance perspective. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 Preconference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Poroli, A. & Huang, L. V. (2018, May). Employee perception of dialectical tensions in company supported employee volunteerism. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.**Top Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division.

Huang, L. V. & Zeng, R. Z. (2018, May). Myself in different places: Needs, uses, and self-perception changes in the homosexual dating app ecology. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. 

Huang, L. V. (2017, November). Exploring the impact of perceiving peer coworkers’ inconsistencies between workplace and social media self-presentation. Paper presented at National Communication Association (NCA) 103rd Annual Convention. Dallas, TX: US.

Huang, L. V. & Liu, P. L. (2017, May). Ties that work: Investigating the relationships among coworker connections, work-related Facebook utility, online social capital, and employee outcomes. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA: US. **Best Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division.

Huang, L. V. & Zhang, K. (2017, May). Engagement, formality, and openness: Managing paradoxes of using WeChat for work. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA: US.

Huang, L. V. (2016, June). Exploring practitioners’ stresses from managing agency-client relationships at Hong Kong public relations agencies. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA) 2016 Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Huang, L. & Liu S. (2012, December). Presenting an ideal self: A study of narcissism impact on uses and gratifications of microblog in mainland China. Paper presented at China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference. Macao. **Best Student Paper.

Awards/Grants/Honors

Awards

2018, Top Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA) 2018 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
2017, Best Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference, San Diego, CA: US.
2012, Best Student Paper, China New Media Communication Association Annual Conference, Macau.

Externally-Funded Research Grants

2017
“Identity experiment and confirmation: Social media and organizational socialization,” China Fieldwork Research Fund and Tencent Digital Ethnography Support Program, Project number 303029 – 2017014.