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Power and Status, Trust, Emotions, Creativity, Temporal Perceptions, Decision Making, Ethical Behaviour, Negotiation
Negotiations, Organisational Behaviour
Li Huang is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. She holds a PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Professor Huang's research examines how the tension between contradictory psychological forces drives and regulates individuals’ mental, social, and organizational life, suggesting that intrapersonal contradictions, though aversive, possess motivational properties and can be resolved in ways adaptive to organizations and societies. She is especially interested in 1) how creativity can emerge from or how individuals' sense of control can be affected by the tension between internal states and external expressions, 2) how social, organizational, and psychological factors help resolve the tension between self- and other-interest to inspire trust, cooperation and ethical decisions, as well as 3) how the tension between individual goals and social or cultural norms regulate individuals’ power seeking and affiliative behaviors.
Professor Huang has published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her research has been recognized by the scientific community through awards and grants from the American Psychological Association and the Dispute Resolution Research Center. Her research and insights have also received numerous media mentions including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Scientific American, Business+Strategy, The Boston Globe, Canada’s Globe and Mail, and The Times of India.
Professor Huang teaches Negotiations in the MBA and the EDP programs as well as Organisational Behaviour in the PhD program. Prior to joining the faculty at INSEAD, she was a lecturer of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. A native of China, she has lived and worked for several years in the United States.
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- JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Highest Form of Intelligence: Sarcasm Increases Creativity for both Expressers and Recipients - Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Music of Power: Perceptual and Behavioral Consequences of Powerful Music - Social Psychological and Personality Science
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Stand Tall, But Don’t Put Your Feet Up: Universal and Culturally-Specific Effects of Expansive Postures on Power - Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Not So Fluid and Not So Meaningful: Toward an Appreciation of Content-Specific Compensation - Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Contemplation and Conversation: Subtle Influences on Moral Decision Making - Academy of Management Journal
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Mind–Body Dissonance: Conflict Between the Senses Expands the Mind's Horizons - Social Psychological and Personality Science
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Powerful Postures vs. Powerful Roles: Which is the Proximate Correlate of Thought and Behavior? - Psychological Science
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - No Mirrors for the Powerful: Why Dominant Smiles Aren't Processed Using Embodied Simulation - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - What’s in a Name? Subliminally Activating Trusting Behavior - Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes