Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Krishna Savani

Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

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
  • Au, E. W., & Savani, K. (2019). Can we benefit from believing in fate? The belief in negotiating with fate when faced with constraints. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(2354), 1-18.
  • Ma, A., Yang, Y., & Savani, K. (2019). Take it or leave it: A choice mindset leads to greater persistence and better outcomes in negotiations.. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 153, 1-12.
  • Basu, S., & Savani, K. (2019). Choosing among options presented sequentially versus simultaneously. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28(1), 97-101.
  • 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.
  • Madan, S., Basu, S., Rattan, A., & Savani, K. (2019). Support for resettling refugees: Role of fixed-growth mindsets. Psychological Science, 30(2), 238-249.

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