Our Research

At the Leadership, Management, and Organization Division, we focus on bringing together knowledge of the East with that of the West. Some of our distinctive research areas include cultural intelligence; culture science; global leadership; talent management; and human resource practices. We have two unique research centres, viz.,

  • The Culture Science Institute (CSI) investigates the interplay between culture and psychology, the underlying neuro-biological and cognitive mechanisms, and the emotional and motivational processes by which the socio-cultural and organizational context evolves over time. 
  • The Centre for Leadership & Cultural Intelligence (CLCI) leads in generating knowledge, assessments and programmes for developing culturally intelligent individuals, teams, and organisations.

Research papers of our faculty have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Our faculty are active in the academic community as members of the various editorial boards of top academic journals. They have also won numerous awards in recognition of their research contribution and reviews of manuscripts.  


    Selected Publications

    Ang, S. (forthcoming). Cultural intelligence: Two bowls singing. In X.P. Chen & H. K. Steensma (Eds.), A Journey Toward Influential Scholarship: Insights from Leading Management Scholars. Oxford University Press. [accompanying Video] YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5Fa9x3GaM

    Peyrols Wu, C. and Ng, K.-Y. (2021), Cultural Intelligence and Language Competence: Synergistic Effects on Avoidance, Task Performance, and Voice Behaviors in Multicultural Teams. Applied Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12287

    Rajaram, K. (2021). Evidence-Based Teaching for the 21st Century Classroom and Beyond – Innovation-Driven Learning Strategies, Springer https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789813368033


    Rockstuhl, T., & Lievens, F. (2020). Prompt-specificity in scenario-based assessments: Associations with personality versus knowledge and effects on predictive validity.  Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication.

    Ding, Y., & Savani, K. (2020). From variability to vulnerability: People exposed to greater variability judge wrongdoers more harshly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(6), 1101–1117.  

    Shaobo (Kevin) Li, Michail D. Kokkoris, Savani, K. (2020). Does everyone have the potential to achieve their ideal body weight? Lay theories about body weight and support for price discrimination policies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 157, 129-142.

    Feng, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Z, & Savani, K. (2020). Let’s choose one of each: Using the partition dependence effect to increase diversity in organizations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 158,11-26. 

    Zou, X., Scholer, A. A., & Higgins, E. T. (2020). Risk preference: How decision-makers’ goals, current value state, and choice set work together. Psychological Review, 127, 74–94. 

    Jia, K. L., Savani, K., & Ilies, R. (2019). Doing good, feeling good? The roles of helping motivation and citizenship pressure. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 1020-1035.

    Yu, K. Y. T. (2019) Influencing How One is Seen by Potential Talent: Organizational Impression Management among Recruiting Firms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(7), 888-906. 

    Eisenberger, R., Rockstuhl, T., Shoss, M. K., Wen, X., & Dulebohn, J. (2019). Is the employment relationship dying or thriving? A temporal meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 1036-1057.

    Morris, M. W., Savani, K., & Fincher, K. (2019). Metacognition fosters cultural learning: Evidence from individual differences and situational prompts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 46-68.

    Nickel, L. B., Roberts, B. W., & Chernyshenko, O. S. (2019). No evidence of a curvilinear relation between conscientiousness and relationship, work, and health outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 296-312. 

    Chong, S., Kim, Y. J., Lee, H. W., Johnson, R. E., & Lin, S. H. J. (2019). Mind your own break! The interactive effect of workday respite activities and mindfulness on employee outcomes via affective linkages. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 159, 64 – 77.

    Ng, K. Y, Van Dyne, L., & Ang, S. (2019). Speaking out and speaking up in multicultural settings: A two-study examination of cultural intelligence and voice behaviors. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 151, 150–159.

    Ma, A., Yang, Y., & Savani, K. (2019). Take it or leave it: A choice mindset leads to greater persistence and better outcomes in negotiations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 153, 1-12.

    Zou, X., Lee, M., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides C. (2019). Nostalgia increases risk-taking.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. (Impact Factor: 2.560)  

    Madan, S.**, Basu, S.,* Rattan, A., & Savani, K (2019). Support for resettling refugees: Role of fixed-growth mindsets. Psychological Science, 30, 238-249.

    Garg, S., Li, J., & Shaw, J.D.  2019. Entrepreneurial firms grow up: Board undervaluation, board evolution, and firm performance in newly public firms. In press at Strategic Management Journal, 40, 1882-1907.

    Kuwabara, K., Hildebrand, C., & Zou, X. (2018). Lay theories of networking: How laypeople’s beliefs about networks affect their attitudes toward and engagement in instrumental networking. Academy of Management Review, 43, 50-64. 

    Fulmer, I.S., & Shaw, J.D. 2018. Individual differences in employee reactions to pay systems: An integrative conceptual review with implications for employees and organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 939-958. 

    Kouchaki, M., Smith, I., & Savani, K. (2018). Does deciding among morally relevant options feel like making a choice? How morality constrains people’s sense of choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 788-804.

    Rattan, A., Savani, K., Kommaraju, M., Morrison, M., Boggs, C., & Ambady, N. (2018). Meta-lay theories of scientific potential drive women and minorities’ sense of belonging in science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 54-75.

    Nai, J.,* Narayanan, J., Hernandez, I., & Savani, K. (2018). People in more diverse neighborhoods are more prosocial. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 497-515

    Rockstuhl, T., & Van Dyne, L. (2018). A bi-factor theory of the four-factor model of cultural intelligence: Meta-analysis and theoretical extensions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 148, 124-144.

    Tripathi, R., Cervone, D., & Savani, K. (2018). Are the motivational effects of autonomy-supportive conditions universal? Contrasting results among Indians and Americans. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1287-1301.

    Garg, S., Li, J., & Shaw, J.D. 2018. Undervaluation of directors in the board hierarchy: Impact on turnover of directors (and CEOs) in newly public firms. Strategic Management Journal, 39, 429-457.