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
  • BA (Hons) Stanford University 2005
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
  • Psychological Consequences Of Exposure To Variability
Selected Publications
  • 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(1), 46-68.
  • 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(5), 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(1), 54-75.
  • Lu, L., Li, F., Leung, K. Savani, K., & Morris, M. W. (2018). When can culturally diverse teams be more creative? The role of leaders' benevolent paternalism. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(4), 402-415.
  • 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(9), 1287-1301.

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