Academic Profile

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.
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Assoc Prof Zou Xi
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Cultural Psychology, Motivation Science
  • Cultural Differences In Memory Processes: Evidence From Part-Set Cuing Deficit And Collaborative Inhibition

  • Founder's Motivational Orientation And Firm Success Self-Concept Fluidity And Leadership Effectiveness

  • Taking Advantage of the Future Economy: Role of Universal Mindsets
  • Wei LQ, Zou, X., and Orimison, M. (2020). Founder need to belong, tertius iungens orientation and new venture performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, .

  • Ko Kuwabara, Xi Zou, Brandy Aven, Claudius Hildebrand, Sheena Iyengar. (2020). Lay theories of networking ability: Beliefs that inhibit instrumental networking. Social Networks, 62, 1-11.

  • X Zou, AA Scholer, ET Higgins. (2020). Risk preference: How decision maker’s goal, current value state, and choice set work together.. Psychological Review, 127(1), 74.

  • Zou, X., & Savani, K. (2019). Descriptive norms for me, injunctive norms for you: Using norms to explain the risk gap. Judgment and Decision Making, 14(6), 644-648.

  • 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.