Dr Remus Ilies is a Professor of Management at The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Before moving to NUS in 2011, he was the Gary Valade Research Fellow and Professor of Management in the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. Professor Ilies received his doctorate in Organizational Behavior/ Human Resource Management from University of Florida and earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Iowa State University.

His research examines numerous areas related to human resources and organizational behavior, such as personality, leadership, motivation, job attitudes, moods and emotions, and citizenship behaviors. This work has been published in premier scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. Dr Ilies has also received several national awards, including the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2008), the Early Career Achievement Award, from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (2010), and the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award, recognizing an early- to mid-career scholar, from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (2009).

Dr Ilies is an active reviewer for numerous scientific journals in psychology and management, and is or had been serving on the editorial boards of prestigious journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Personnel Psychology. In addition to his scholarly work, professor Ilies has consulted for a number of organizations, including The Iowa Department of Personnel, Iowa Healthcare Services, ePredix, and Toyota Financial Services.

Research Interests

  • Job Demands, Stress, Work-family Balance And Well-being
  • Affective And Attitudinal Spillover Across Life Domains
  • Work Engagement, Motivation And Self-regulation
  • Leadership And Group Processes
  • Dispositions, Personality And Behavioral Genetics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • LIM, Sandy, ILIES, Remus, Koopman J, Christoforou P and ARVEY, Richard (2016), “Emotional mechanisms linking incivility at work to withdrawal and aggression at home: An experience-sampling study”, Journal of Management
  • AW S Y S, ILIES, Remus and LIM, Kim Geok, Vivien (2016), “A Naturalistic multilevel framework for studying transient and chronic effects of psychosocial work stressors on employee health and well-being”, Applied Psychology: An International Review, 65, 2, 223-258
  • ILIES, Remus, Pluut, H. and Curseu, P.L (2015), “Social and study related stressors and resources among university entrants: Effects on well being and academic performance”, Learning and Individual Differences, 37, 262-268
  • ILIES, Remus, Huth, ML., Ryan, A.M. and Dimotakis, N (2014), “Explaining the link between workload and work-family conflict: Physical, cognitive and emotional fatigue”, Journal of Educational Psychology, in press
  • ILIES, Remus, Goh, Z.W.C and Keeney, J. (2014), “Capitalizing on positive work events by sharing them at home”, Applied Psychology: An International Review, in press
  • ILIES, Remus, Uy, M.A. and Foo, M.D (2014), “The motivational impact of perceived progress on effort intensity through positive activation”, Journal of Business Venturing, in press
  • ILIES, Remus, Curseu, P., Dimotakis, N and MATTHIAS SPITZMUELLER (2013), “Leaders’ emotional expressiveness and their behavioral and relational authenticity: Effects on followers”, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Volume 22, Issue 1, 4-14
  • ILIES, Remus, Peng, A.C., Savani, K. and Dimotakis, N (2013), “Guilty and helpful: An emotion-based reparatory model of voluntary work behavior”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 98, 1051-1059
  • ILIES, Remus, De Pater, I.E., Lim, S and Binnewies, C (2012), “Attributed caused for work-family conflict emotional and behavioral outcomes”, Organizational Psychology Review, vol. 2 no. 4 , 293-310
  • ILIES, Remus, Xanthopoulou, D and Bakker, A.G (2012), “Everyday working life: Explaining within-person fluctuations in employee well-being”, Human Relations , vol. 65 no. 9, 1051-1069
  • Boles, T, ILIES, Remus and Johnson, M. (2012), “Reference point conflict and outcome evaluation: The influence of affect”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 97, 33-45
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N and Conlon, D (2012), “The mind and heart (literally) of the negotiator: Personality and contextual determinants of cardiac arousal and tangible and intangible outcomes in negotiation”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 97, 183-193
  • Judge, T,A, Zhang, Z and ILIES, Remus (2012), “Genetic influences on core self-evaluations, job satisfaction, work stress, and employee health: A mediated model”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117, 208-220
  • ILIES, Remus, Le, H., Oh, I-S, Robbins, S.B., Holland E. and Westrick, P (2011), “Too much of a good thing: Curvilinear relationships between personality traits and job performance”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 96(1), 113-133
  • ILIES, Remus, Keeney, J. and Scott, B.A (2011), “Work-family interpersonal capitalization: Sharing positive work events at home”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 115-126
  • ILIES, Remus, Johnson, M., Judge, T.A. and Keeney J. (2011), “A Within-Individual Study of Interpersonal Conflict as a Work Stressor: Dispositional and Situational Moderators”, Journal of Organizational Behavior , 32(1), 44-64
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis N. and Judge, T.A. (2010), “Are Health and Happiness the Product of Wisdom? General Mental Ability, Education, Occupation Status, Health, and Well-Being”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 95, 3, 454-468
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N. and Watson, D. (2010), “Mood, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate at Work: An Experience-Sampling Study”, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 2, 120-130
  • ILIES, Remus, Judge, T.A. and Wagner, D.T (2010), “The Influence of Cognitive and Affective Reactions to Feedback on Subsequent Goals: Role of Behavioral Inhibition / Activation”, European Psychologist, 15, 2, 121-131
  • ILIES, Remus and Spitzmuller, M (2010), “Do they [all] see my true self? Leader’s relational authenticity and followers’ assessments of transformational leadership”, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19, 3, 304-332
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N. and De Peter I.E (2010), “Psychological and Physiological Reactions to High Workloads: Implications for Well being”, Personnel Psychology , 63(2), 407-436
  • Zhang, Z., ILIES, Remus and Arvey, R.D (2009), “Beyond Genetic Explanations for Leadership: The Moderating Role of the Social Environment”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 118-128
  • ILIES, Remus, Fulmer, I., Spitzmuller, M. and Johnson, M (2009), “Personality and Citizenship Behavior: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 94, 4, 945-959
  • ILIES, Remus and Seo, M. (2009), “The role fo self-efficacy, goal, and affect in dynamic motivational self-regulation”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 109, 120-133
  • ILIES, Remus, Nahrgang J. and Morgeson, F.P (2009), “The Development of Leader-Member Exchanges: Exploring How Personality and Performance Influence Leader and Member Relationship Over Time”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108, 256-266
  • ILIES, Remus, Wilson, K.S. and Wagner D.T. (2009), “The Spillover of Job Satisfaction onto Employees’ Family Lives: The Facilitating Role of Work-Family Integration”, Academy of Management Journal, 52, 87-102
  • ILIES, Remus (2008), “Employee Well-Being: Recent Developments and Directions for the Future”, Psihologia Resurselor Umane, 6, 11-15
  • ILIES, Remus, Nahrgang, J. and Morgeson, F.P (2007), “Leader-Member Exchange and Citizenship Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 92, 269-277
  • ILIES, Remus, Wagner, D.T. and Morgeson, F.P (2007), “Affective Linkages in Teams: Individual Differences on Contagion Susceptibility and Individualism/Collectivism”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 92, 4, 1140-1148
  • ILIES, Remus, Schwind, K.M. and Heller, D (2007), “Employee Well-being: A Multi-Level Model Linking Work and Non-Work Domains”, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 16, 326-341
  • Schwind, K.M., Wagner, D.T., Johnson, M., DeRue, D.S., Ilgen, D.R and ILIES, Remus (2007), “When Can Eployees Have a Family Life? The Effects of Daily Workload and Affect on Work-Family Conflict and Social Activities at Home”, Journal of Applied Psychology , 92, 5, 1368-1379, 2007 Finalist (top five papers) for Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research
  • ILIES, Remus, De Pater, I.E. and Judge, T.A (2007), “Differential Affective Reactions to Negative and Positive Feedback, and the Role of Self-Esteem”, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22, 590-609
  • ILIES, Remus, Watson, D and Heller, D (2006), “The dynamic process of life satisfaction”, Journal of Personality, 74, 1421-1450
  • ILIES, Remus, Mount, M.K and Johnson, E (2006), “Relationship of personalitly traits and counterproductive work behaviors: The mediating effects of job satisfaction”, Personnel Psychology , 59, 591-622
  • Scott, B.A, ILIES, Remus and Judge, T.A (2006), “The interactive effects of personal traits and experienced states on intraindividual patters of citizenship behavior”, Academy of Management Journal, 49, 561-575
  • ILIES, Remus, Judge, T.A and Scott, B.A (2006), “Work-family conflict, hostility, and guilt: Effects on work and family outcomes”, Personnel Psychology , 59, 779-814
  • ILIES, Remus, Judge, T.A and Wagner, D.T (2006), “Making sense of motivational leadership: The trail from transformational leaders to motivated followers”, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 13, 1-22
  • ILIES, Remus, Arvey, R,D and Bouchard, T.J., Jr. (2006), “Darwinism, behavioral genetics and organizational behavior: A revew and agenda for future research”, Journal of Organizational Behavior , 27, 121-141


  • ILIES, Remus and Dimotakis, N (2014), “Genetics influences on attitudes, behaviors, and emotions in the workplace”, In S.M. Colarelli & R.D. Arvey (Eds), The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior, pp. 47-69, The University of Chicago Press
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N. and Judge, T.A (2013), “Experience sampling methodology”, (in press), In J.M. Cortina & R. Landis (Eds), Methodology in Organizational Research, New York: Routledge Academic
  • ILIES, Remus and Keeney, J. (2011), “Work/family dynamics”, In K. Cameron & G. Spreitzer (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N. and Peng, A. (2010), “Work-family balance, role integration and employee well-being”, In S. Kaiser, M.J. Ringlstetter, M. Pina e Cunha, & D.R. Eikhof (Eds.) Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer
  • ILIES, Remus, Spitzmuller, M. and Mount, M. (2008), “Organizational citizenship behavior: A review and extention of its nomological network”, In C.L. Cooper & J. Barling (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Behavior (Ch. 6, pp. 106-123). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  • ILIES, Remus and Wagner, D.T (2008), “Affective influences on employee satisfaction and performance”, In N.M. Ashkanasy & C.L. Cooper (Eds.) Research Companion to Emotion in Organizations (Ch. 9, pp. 152-169). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
  • ILIES, Remus and Fandre, J. (2008), “Enriching employees` family lives through interpersonal capitalization on positive work events and experiences”, In Whitten P.S., Bokemeier, J.L., & Fitzgerald, H..E (Eds.) New Directions in Family Research at Michigan State University (pp. 127-134) East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, University Outreach and Engagement
  • ILIES, Remus, Dimotakis, N. and Mount, M. (2008), “Intentional negative behaviors at work”, In J. Martocchio, H. Liao & A. Joshi (Eds.) Research in Personnal and Human Resources Management, 27, 247-277, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ILIES, Remus and Arvey, R.D (2006), “Genetics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology”, In S.G. Rogelberg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. London: Sage Publication
  • ILIES, Remus, Judge, T.A, Parker, S., Colbert, A. and Heller, D (2001), “Job satisfaction: A cross-cultural review”, In N. Anderson, D. Ones, H.K. Sinangil, & C Viswesvaran (Eds.) Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, pp. 25-52, London: Sage Publications

Academic Experience

  • Professor, NUS Business School, 2011 – current
  • Senior Research Fellow, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 2010 – current
  • Professor, Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, 2010 – 2011
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, College of Social Science, Michigan State University, 2008 – 2011
  • Gary Valade Research Fellow, Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, 2006 – 2011
  • Visiting Professor, NUS Business School, 2010
  • Associate Professor, Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, 2006 – 2010
  • Assistant Profesor of Management, Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, 2003 – 2006
  • Meredith P. Crawford Fellow, Human Resources Research Organization, 2003 – 2004