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Xi Zou

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

BBA (Lingnan), M.Phil (Chinese University of Hong Kong), M.Phil, PhD (Columbia)

Dr Xi Zou has taught the Masters in Management (MIM), Masters in Finance (MIF) and MBA programmes – as Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour.  Shecoaches on various consulting projects.  Her research draws on social psychology to understand how social structures, social roles, and cultures affect people’s judgments and behaviours in businesses.

Her work has been published in top management and psychology journals such as Research in Organisational Behavior, Organisational Behavior and Human Decision Making Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Dr Xi Zou received a BA with First Class Honors in Information Sciences from the Lingnan University in Hong Kong and a PhD with Distinction in Organisational Behavior, from Columbia Business School in the United States.


Social network and subjective well-being: The contingent effect of regulatory focus

Zou X; Ingram P; Higgins ET

Motivation and Emotion

Forgiveness is not always divine: When expressing forgiveness damages relationships

Adams G S; Zou X; Inesi M B; Pillutla M M

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


In pursuit of progress: Promotion motivation and risk preference in the domain of gains

Zou X; Scholer A A; Higgins ET

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Bonds and boundaries: Network Structure, organizational boundaries, and job performance

Zou X; Ingram P

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


Mind-reading in strategic interaction: The impact of assumed similarity on projection and Stereotyping

Ames D R; Weber E U; Zou X

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes


Feeling right or being right: When strong assessment yields strong correction

Appelt K C; Zou X; Higgins E T

Motivation and Emotion

When risk-seeking becomes a tactical necessity

Scholer A A; Zou X; Fujita K; Stroessner S J; Higgins E T

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Culture as common sense: Perceived consensus versus personal beliefs as mechanisms of cultural influence

Zou X; Tam K P; Morris M W; Lee S L; Lau I Y; Chiu C Y

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


Business friendship

Ingram P; Zou X

Research in Organizational Behavior

Identity motives and cultural priming: Cultural (dis)identification in assimilative and contrastive responses

Zou X; Morris M W; Benet-Martinez V

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Managing Organizational Behavior, MBA Core Course

Leadership in Organizations, Core Course, Master in Management

International Assignment, South Africa Field Trip, EMBA Program

Personal Assessment and Development, Core Course, Master in Finance

Global Leadership Assessment and Management, MBA Core Course

2007 Donald C. Hambrick Distinguished Doctoral Student Award, Columbia University 

Research Interests

Cultural psychology, self regulation and social network.