Li Huang is an Associate 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 mental, social and organizational life. She is especially interested in how power, creativity, trust, cooperation, ethical decisions, and future-oriented behaviour can emerge from these tensions. Her current research is driven by three questions: 1) how do social, organizational, and psychological factors help resolve the tension between self- and other-interest to inspire trust in others and morality in one’s own behavior? 2) how does different mind-sets help resolve the tension between present- and future-interest to promote long-term success? 3) how does the tension between internal states (such as emotional or power-related mental experiences) and external expressions (such as emotional expressions or power-related body postures) catalyzes power-related or creative behavior?
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 program and 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.