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Intrapersonal Contradictions, Creative Thinking, Power and Status, Trust and Cooperation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Trust, Negotiations, Organisational Behaviour
Li Huang is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. She holds a PhD in Management and Organisations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Professor Huang's research examines how the tension between contradictory psychological forces drives and regulates individual's mental, social, and organisational life, suggesting that intrapersonal contradictions, though aversive, possess epistemic and motivational values and can be resolved in ways adaptive to organisations and societies. She is especially interested in 1) how creativity emerges from or trust develops despite the tension between internal states and external expressions, 2) how social, organisational, and psychological factors help resolve the tension between self- and other-interest to inspire cooperative and ethical decisions, and 3) how the tension between individual goals and social or cultural norms regulate individual's power seeking behaviors.
Professor Huang has published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her research has been recognised 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 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), The Economist, Financial Times, ABC News, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, MIT Sloan Management Review, Scientific American, Smithsonian.com, The Globe and Mail (Canada), The Independent (UK), The Times (UK).
Professor Huang teaches the Negotiations course in the MBA and the Executive Education programmes, The Value of Trust course in the MBA programme, as well as the Organisational Behaviour course in the PhD programme. Her teaching has received Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching at INSEAD.
Prior to joining the INSEAD faculty, she taught in the MBA program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. A native of China, she has lived and worked for several years in the United States.
Watch Li's interview on music and power with INSEAD Knowledge
Watch a snippet of Li’s talk on sarcasm and creativity at QSP Summit 2017
- Journal Articles - Advice Giving: A Subtle Pathway to Power - Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
- 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