Liuba Belkin, Ph.D., holds the Axelrod Family Endowed Fellowship


Rutgers University, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Research Interests

Affect and Emotions
Trust and Cooperation
Electronic Communication

Liuba Belkin's primary research interests focus on affect and emotions in organizational settings and the role of emotions in negotiations, trust relationships and managerial practices. She also studies influence of electronic communication media on employee relationships, decision-making and performance.

Her articles have been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among others. Professor Belkin has also presented her work on major international conferences, such as Academy of Management (AOM), Academy of International Business (AIB), International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), and Emotions and Work Life (EMONET) and her academic work has repeatedly won best paper awards.

Professor Belkin’s research received a wide press coverage in a number of leading business and finance media outlets, including, Business Week, CNBC, The New York Times; the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal,, Fortune magazine, the Financial Times, Quartz, among others with a number of radio interviews and TV appearances.

She is a 2019 recipient of Robert & Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award in the College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University and a winner of 2019 FLEX MBA Excellence in Teaching Award: MBA Elective Course. Her teaching interests include Conflict Management and Negotiations, Organizational Behavior and Managing People.


  • Kong D.T. & Belkin L.Y. (in press). “Being Grateful and Biased: Felt Gratitude as a Cause of Escalation Bias in Relational Dilemmas”, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Kong D.T. & Belkin L.Y. (in press). “Because I want to share, not because I should: Prosocial implications of gratitude expression in repeated zero-sum resource allocation exchanges”, Motivation & Emotion.
  • Post, C., Latu, I. & Belkin, L.Y. (in press). “A female leadership trust advantage in times of crisis: Under what conditions?”, Psychology of Women Quarterly.
  • Belkin, L.Y.* & Kong, D. T.* (2018). “Implications of advice rejection in repeated exchanges: Advisor responses and advisee gratitude expression as a buffer”, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78: 181-194. 
    *equal authorship
  • Belkin, L.Y. & Kouchaki, M. (2017) “Too hot to help! Exploring the impact of ambient temperature on helping”, European Journal of Social Psychology, 47 (5): 525-538*.
    *Received wide media coverage worldwide.
  • Belkin, L., Y. & Rothman, N. (2017) “Do I trust you? Depends on what you feel: Interpersonal effects of emotions on initial trust at zero-acquaintance” Negotiations and Conflict Management Research, 10 (1), 3-27.
  • Belkin, L.Y. & Kurtzberg, T. (2013). “Affective displays in e-mail communication: The evidence from the lab and the field”. In N. M. Ashkanasy, W. J. Zerbe, & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), Research on Emotions in Organizations (Vol. 9: pp. 279-308). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Friedman, R. & Belkin, L.Y. (2013). “The costs and benefits of electronic negotiations”. In M. Olekalns & W. Adair (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Negotiation (pp. 357-384). Edward Edgar Publishing, UK.
  • Belkin, L.Y., Kurtzberg, T.R., & Naquin, C.E. (2013). “Signaling dominance in online negotiations: The role of affective tone”, Negotiations and Conflict Management Research, 6 (4): 285-304*.
    *The version of this paper is reprinted in the Dispute Resolution magazine.
  • Chen, C.C., Belkin, L.Y., McNamee, R. & Kurtzberg, T.R. (2013). “Charisma attribution during organizational change: The importance of followers’ emotions and concern for well-being”, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43: 1136-1158.
  • Hoover, D. J., Giambatista, R. C. & Belkin, L.Y. (2012). “Eyes on, hands on: Vicarious experiential learning as an enhancement of direct experience”, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11 (4): 591-608.
  • Chen, C.C., Saparito, P. & Belkin, L.Y. (2011). “Responding to trust breaches: The role of affect in trust, trust erosion, and trust reparability”, Journal of Trust Research, 1(1): 85-106.
  • Naquin, C.E., Kurtzberg, T.R. & Belkin, L.Y. (2010). “The finer points of lying online: E-mail versus pen-and-paper”, Journal of Applied Psychology, 95 (2): 387-394.*
    *Featured in over 100 media outlets worldwide.
  • Belkin, L.Y. (2009). “Emotional contagion in the electronic communication context: Conceptualizing the dynamics and implications of electronic emotional encounters in organizations”, Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications & Conflict, 13(2): 105-122.
  • Kurtzberg, T. R., Naquin, C. E. & Belkin, L. Y. (2009). “Overcoming the e-mail disadvantage: Humor in online negotiations”, International Journal of Conflict Management, 20 (40): 377-397.
  • Naquin C.E., Kurtzberg, T.R. & Belkin, L.Y. (2008). “Online communication and group cooperation in mixed motive contexts”, Social Justice Research, 21: 470-489.
  • Newburry, W., Belkin, L.Y. & Ansari, P. (2008). “Perceived career opportunities from globalization: Globalization capabilities and attitudes towards women in Iran and the U.S.”, Journal of International Business Studies, 39: 814-832.
  • Chen, C.C., Belkin, L.Y. & Kurtzberg, T.R. (2006). “A follower-centric contingency model of charisma attribution: The importance of follower emotion”, in Shamir, B., Pillai, R., Bligh, M., & Uhl-Bien, M. (Eds.) Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership: A Tribute to the Memory of James R. Meindl (pp. 115-134), Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Kurtzberg, T.R., Belkin, L.Y. & Naquin, C. E. (2006). “The effect of e-mail on attitudes towards performance feedback”, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 14: 4-21.
  • Newburry, W., Gardberg, N. & Belkin, L. Y. (2006). “Organizational attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder: The interaction of movement capital with foreignness”, Journal of International Business Studies, 37: 668-686.
  • Kurtzberg, T.R., Naquin C.E. & Belkin L.Y. (2005). “Electronic performance appraisals: The effects of e-mail communication on peer ratings in actual and simulated environments”, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 98: 216-226.