Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Zou Xi

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

Assoc Prof Zou Xi

Dr. Xi Zou received a BBA with First Class Honours in Information Science from the Lingnan University in Hong Kong and a PhD with Distinction in Organisational Behavior, from Columbia Business School in the United States. Her research draws on social psychology to understand how culture and motivation shape people’s judgments, decision-makings, and behaviors, and the implications for interpersonal dynamics and job performance. Her work has been published in the top management and psychology journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organisational Behavior and Human Decision Making Processes, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She is currently an Associate Editor at Asian Journal of Social Psychology and Frontiers in Psychology, as well as on editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Management Studies, and Management & Organization Review. Before joining NBS, she was a faculty at London Business School in the United Kingdom. She has extensive experience in teaching leadership development and business negotiation.
Research Interests
Cultural Psychology, Motivation Science
Current Projects
  • A motivational approach to understand the human and machine interactions – when and why people would (or not) rely on algorithmic judgment
  • Founder's Motivational Orientation And Firm SuccessSelf-Concept Fluidity And Leadership Effectiveness
  • How to motivate effective learning from near-miss events?
Selected Publications
  • 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.

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