Dr Xi Chen

Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour

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Research Interests

  • Self-worth and work meaning, Psychology of Entrepreneurs,
  • Self-management, Knowledge management, Change management

Personal profile

Dr. Xi Chen obtained PhD of Management from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Her research focuses on how individuals’ defense of their self-worth influences their self-management, performance, and well-being. She also investigates how to communicate organizational change to overcome individuals’ defense of their social systems. Her entrepreneurship research has won the Best Paper Award of Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2020), Best Paper Award in Women Entrepreneurship of Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2020), and Finalist for Kauffman Best Paper Awards in Entrepreneurial Cognition (2020). Her research has been applied to my consulting services for government (Shanghai State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission),incubators (e.g., Accelerator Centre of Waterloo, Canada), multinational companies (e.g. Danone), domestic companies (e.g., Nuctech Company Limited), and start-up companies (e.g., Data Tellit Inc.).  



  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Human resource management
  • Work & Society
  • Management & Organizations (NYU)
  • Organizational Theory (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Managing People in Organizations (University of Guelph)


  • Cross-Cultural Management

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Stern School of Business, New York University

Award Date: 1 May 2014


  • Business Administration

Person Types

  • Staff


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