Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Krishna Savani

Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Assoc Prof Krishna Savani

Krishna Savani is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Management, and Organisation at Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his BA in Economics and PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, and worked at Columbia Business School and NUS Business School prior to joining NTU.
Research Interests
Dr. Savani's research lies at the intersection of cultural psychology, decision making, and organizational behavior, with a special focus on how cross-cultural comparisons can reveal insights into basic psychological processes. He also conducts research in managerial decision making, focusing on how subtle interventions can lead people to make more rational decisions in their personal and professional lives.

Dr. Savani's research has been published extensively in academic journals and featured in numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Smart Money, Scientific American, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post.
Current Projects
  • Achieving “Car-Lite Singapore”: Understanding Motorist Behaviour and Developing Interventions
  • Cultural Differences in Memory Processes: Evidence from part-set cuing deficit and collaborative inhibition
  • Cultural Differences in Meta-norms: Identifying a New Construct and Investigating its Implications
  • Culture and Judgement and Decision Making
  • Enhancing productivity of innovations across cultures for Singapore (EPICS)
  • Influence of Social Motivations on Cultural Learning, Adjustment, and Integration
  • Provost’s Chair in Business (Krishna Savani)
  • Psychological Consequences Of Exposure To Variability
Selected Publications
  • Abhishek Sheetal , Zhiyu Feng, Krishna Savani. (2020). Using Machine Learning to Generate Novel Hypotheses: Increasing Optimism About COVID-19 Makes People Less Willing to Justify Unethical Behaviors. Psychological Science, 1(14), 14.
  • Madan, S., Nanakdewa, K., Savani, K., & Markus, H. R. (2020). The paradoxical consequences of choice: Often good for the individual, perhaps less so for society. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(1), 80-85.
  • Li, S., Kokkoris, M., & 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.
  • Ding, Y., & Savani, K. (2020). From variability to vulnerability: People exposed to greater variability judge wrongdoers more harshly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, .
  • Feng, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Z, & Savani, K. (2020). Let’s choose one of each: Using the partition dependence bias to increase diversity in hiring decisions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 158, 11-26.

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