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Prof. Krishna SAVANI

Prof. Krishna SAVANI


Research Area: Management

Prof. Krishna Savani is a Professor of Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has previously worked at Columbia University, National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. He has three inter-related programs of research. One program uses cross-cultural research to uncover basic psychological constructs (e.g., the choice mindset, the universal mindset) and examines the implications of these constructs for individuals, organizations, and society. His second program uses knowledge of people’s decision-making biases to counteract discrimination in employees’ hiring, evaluation, and promotion. His final program uses machine learning methods to generate novel hypotheses, which are subsequently tested with experiments.

Prof. Savani’s research has received numerous awards, including the 2021 Responsible Research in Management award by the Academy of Management Fellows, and the 2016 Rising Star award from the Association of Psychological Science. He was featured among the 2018 “Top 40 Business Professors Under 40” by Poets and Quants. He is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. He is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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