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Lisa Shu

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Harvard); BA (Harvard)

Dr Lisa Shu studies the architecture of morality and examines the precursors and consequences of ethical decision-making. Bringing together ‘lab’ theory and field practice, she investigates the psychological costs of unethical behaviour. Dr Shu proposes new interventions in a social context, to avoid the negative costs of dishonesty.

Her tested strategies promote ethical decision-making for the long-term by identifying moral nudges that can be effective on a global, and culturally diverse, scale. 

Outside of London Business School she is Editorial Board Member of the Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes journal. Prior to joining the School, Dr Shu was Visiting Assistant Professor, Management and Organisations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern.

Dr Shu’s work has been published widely in journals such as: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology


  • Negotiations and Bargaining

Research Awards

  • Dispute Resolution Research Centre, Kellogg School of Management

    Research Grant Recipient, 2012-2014

  • Safara Center for Ethics, Harvard University

    Laboratory Fellow Grant Recipient, 2012-2013

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    Best Student Publication Award, 2012

  • Program on Negotiation, Harvard University
    Next Generation Grant Recipient, 2008-2009

  • Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, Harvard College
    Awarded to Harvard College Seniors for outstanding undergraduate theses, 2006

  • Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Prize, Department of Economics, Harvard University
    Best Undergraduate Thesis in Economics Department as chosen by faculty vote, 2006

  • Faculty Prize, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
    Awarded for exceptional research in the Psychology Department as chosen by faculty vote, 2006

  • Semifinalist, Intel Science Talent Search
    Awarded for Contextual Effects of Implicit Priming on Perceptual Identification, 2002