Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Catherine Peyrols Wu


Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6790 5767
Office: S3-01C-100

  • PhD in Organization in Behaviour Nanyang Technological University 2017
  • MMgmt Kedge Management School 2004
Catherine Wu teaches the business course, “Cultural Intelligence at work" and liberal studies course “Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World” to local and exchange students from more than ten nations each semester.

Her research focuses on the role of cultural intelligence and language during intercultural interactions.

Her work has been presented at annual conferences of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Research Interests
Cultural Intelligence
Language confidence
Multicultural teams
Current Projects
  • Identify effective interventions to enhance undergraduates’ intercultural networking capability
Selected Publications
  • Wu, C., & Ng, K. Y. (2018, August). Avoidance in intercultural work contexts: The role of language self-efficacy, cultural intelligence, and interpersonal negative affect. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Chicago.
  • Keller, J. & Wu, C.(2012). Measuring ‘‘West meets East’’ in strategic management research using cultural consensus model and cultural mixture model analyses.. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management Vol 7(161-181). Emerald.
  • Peyrols, C., & Ng, K. Y. (2012, April). The role of cultural intelligence in interpersonal helping. Paper presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Peyrols, C., Keller, J. & Hong, Y.Y. (2011, August). Categorization conventions of American and Chinese behaviors in teams within and across cultures. Paper presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio.

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