Academic Profile

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

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.
  • Assessing Cities: A SCoRE (Societal Comprehensive Reflective Estimate) Methodology

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

  • Culture and Judgement and Decision Making

  • Enhancing Productivity Of Innovations Across Cultures For Singapore (EPICS)

  • Provost's Chair in Business

  • Psychological Consequences Of Exposure To Variability

  • Taking Advantage of the Future Economy: Role of Universal Mindsets
  • Abhishek Sheetal , Zhiyu Feng, Krishna Savani. (2020). Using Machine Learning to Generate Novel Hypotheses: Increasing Optimism About COVID-19 Makes People Less Willing to Justify Unethical Behaviors. Psychological Science, 1(14), 14.

  • Madan, S., Nanakdewa, K., Savani, K., & Markus, H. R. (2020). The paradoxical consequences of choice: Often good for the individual, perhaps less so for society. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(1), 80-85.

  • Li, S., Kokkoris, M., & Savani, K. (2020). Does everyone have the potential to achieve their ideal body weight? Lay theories about body weight and support for price discrimination policies. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 157, 129-142.

  • Ding, Y., & Savani, K. (2020). From variability to vulnerability: People exposed to greater variability judge wrongdoers more harshly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, .

  • Feng, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Z, & Savani, K. (2020). Let’s choose one of each: Using the partition dependence bias to increase diversity in hiring decisions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 158, 11-26.