Kok-Yee Ng is Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Division of Strategy, Management & Organization at the Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University. She is the Director of Research for the Center for Leadership and Cultural Intelligence at the Nanyang Business School.

Professor Ng received her Ph.D from Michigan State University, with a major in Organizational Behavior and minor in I/O Psychology. To-date, she has published in top management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and the Management & Information Systems Quarterly. In 2008, she won the “Researcher of the Division” award for her research track record.

Professor Ng teaches a course on “Cultural Intelligence at Work” in NBS, and was voted by students as the “Teacher of the Year” in 2008, an award that recognizes the best teacher in the school. She has also conducted workshops on cultural intelligence for organizations, including Hamilton Sundstrand, MTV Asia, and Tata Consulting Services. She is currently co-leading a team of research investigators on a multi-year leadership project for the Singapore Armed Forces.
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Prof Ng Kok Yee
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Leadership, Management & Organisation

Kok-Yee Ng's research expertise is in the area of international organizational behavior, focusing on the role of culture and cultural intelligence in the domains of leadership and multicultural teams. In 2006, she guest co-editored a special issue on Cultural Intelligence in Group and Organization Management, which showcases cutting-edge thinking from renowned scholars in the field.

Her specific research areas of interest are as follows:

1. Cultural Intelligence - Measurement, Developmental Interventions, and Impact
2. Global Leadership - The Role of Culture and Cultural Intelligence on Leadership Effectiveness
3. Servant Leadership - The Role of Culture and Leader's Motivation-to-Serve
4. Multicultural Teams - Factors Affecting Interpersonal Trust in Culturally Diverse Teams
5. Multisource Feedback - The Role of Cultural Values in Affecting Rater's and Ratee's Reactions
  • Kok Yee Ng, Christine Koh, Jeffrey C. Kennedy, Soon Ang, and Adrian Chan. (2012). Transformational and servant leadership: Comparing follower outcome and leader motivation. Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference.

  • Ng, K. Y., Van Dyne, L., & Ang, S. (2009). From experience to experiential learning: Cultural intelligence as a learning capability for global leader development. Academy of Management Learning and Education, .

  • Koh, C. and Ng, K.Y. (2009, August). Servant leadership: Linking the heart of the servant-leader to leader-member exchange. Paper presented at Academy of Management Meeting, United States.

  • Ng, K. Y., Koh, S. K., & Goh, H. C.(2008). The heart of the servant leader: Leaders' motivation-to-serve and its impact on LMX and subordinates' extra-role behaviors. Knowledge driven corporation: Complex creative destruction (LMX Leadership Series)Information Age Publishing.

  • Ng, K. Y., Ang, S., & Chan, K. Y. (2008). Personality and leader effectiveness: A moderated mediation model of leadership self-efficacy, job demands and job autonomy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(4), 733-743.