Dr Xi Chen

Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour

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20142021

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Research Interests

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

Personal profile

Defense is the obstacle to change, innovation, and cooperation. Dr Xi Chen's research focuses on how individuals’ defense of their self-worth influences their self-management, performance, and well-being. She also investigate how to communicate organizational change to overcome individuals’ defense of their social systems. Her 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.).  

Teaching

Undergraduate

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

Postgraduate

  • Cross-Cultural Management

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