Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Krishna Savani

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

Phone: (+65)6790 4628
Office: S3-01C-81

  • PhD Stanford University 2010
  • MA Stanford University 2007
  • BA (Hons) Stanford University 2005
Krishna Savani is an Assistant 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.
Research Grant
  • MOE Grant (2016-) [by MOE]
  • Social Science Research Thematic Grant (SSRTG) (2017-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
Current Projects
  • Cultural Differences in Meta-norms: Identifying a New Construct and Investigating its Implications
  • Influence of Social Motivations on Cultural Learning, Adjustment, and Integration
Selected Publications
  • Uchida, Y., Savani, K., Hitokoto, H. & Kaino K. (2017). Do you always choose what you like? Subtle social cues increase preference-choice consistency among Japanese but not among Americans.. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(169).
  • Basu, S. & Savani, K. (2017). Choosing one at a time? Presenting options simultaneously helps people make more optimal decisions than presenting options sequentially.. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 139, 76-91.
  • Savani, K., Mead, N. L., Stillman, T., & Vohs, K. D. (2016). No match for money: Even in intimate relationships and collectivistic cultures, reminders of money weaken sociomoral responses. Self & Identity, 15, 342-355.
  • Rattan, A., Savani, K., Chugh, D., & Dweck, C. S. (2015). Three essential academic mindsets: Implications for policy. Perspectives on Psychological Science, In Press.
  • Savani, K., Cho, J., Baik, S., & Morris, M. W.(2015). Culture and judgment and decision making.. Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (2nd edition)(In press). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

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