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Krishna Savani, PhD

Dr. Krishna Savani is a Professor of Management at the Department of Management and Marketing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He uses cross-cultural comparisons to reveal basic psychological processes that would otherwise go undetected. His cross-cultural research has uncovering novel psychological constructs, such as the choice mindset and the universal mindset. Two of his programs of research document the implications of these mindsets for a wide range of societally important outcomes, including diversity, equity, inclusion, morality, decision making, social responsibility, environmental action, employee voice, and social policy. Two of his other programs of research focus on culture and judgment and decision making. Finally, his new program of research uses machine learning methods to generate hypotheses to make discoveries in the social sciences.

Dr. Savani’s research has been published in numerous academic journals, including  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, American Psychologist, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times.

Dr. Savani teaches Decision Making for Leadership.

Dr. Savani has been recognized as a 2015 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, and received the 2016 Nanyang Assistant Professorship award in Nanyang Business School. He has also been featured in the Poets and Quants Best 40 Under 40 Professors, and Singapore Business Review’s 2016 list of 18 influential business professors aged 40 and under. He received the university-wide Nanyang Research Award (Young Investigator) in 2020, the 2021 Responsible Research in Management award from the Academy of Management, and the 2023 Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Savani was an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Attitudes and Social Cognition section, from 2018-2022, and an Associate Editor at Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes from 2024-2026.