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Zoe Kinias

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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Zoe Kinias is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.

Her research focuses on how social identities and situational factors affect individuals’ understanding of social and professional events and on how to improve individual and group performance. Professor Kinias’ work includes investigations of how to improve individuals’ decision making by reducing bias and how to bolster resiliency of individuals who may experience threatening professional situations. She publishes research in leading journals, including the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science.

Professor Kinias’ teaching experience is broad. Before focusing her teaching on psychological processes in organizations, she taught Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Applied Statistics, and Research Methods in California. She then joined the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she taught MBA and executive courses on Team Leadership and Motivation. At INSEAD, Professor Kinias teaches Psychological Issues in Management in the MBA program, Psychology of Leadership in the EMBA program, sessions on Team Leadership, Diversity, and Motivation in executive programs, and the core Organizational Behavior PhD course.

Research Areas

Culture; Emotion; Individual and Group Performance; Group Processes and Intergroup Relations; Perceptions of Discrimination; Social Identities.


Psychological Issues in Management (MBA); Psychology of Leadership (EMBA); Introduction to Social Psychology (PhD); Motivation, Team Leadership, Culture and Diversity (Executive).

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