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Xin, Katherine R.

Professor of Management;
Bayer Chair in Leadership;
Associate Dean (Europe);
Co-Director of Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies, CEIBS

Professor Xin, a native of the Chinese mainland, has extensive teaching, research and consulting experience in universities and multinational companies around the world.

Katherine Xin is Professor of Management, Bayer Chair in Leadership, Associate Dean (Europe)  and Co-Director of the Centre for Globalization of Chinese Companies at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). She holds her Ph.D. from the University of California and was previously on the faculty of IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, the University of Southern California, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Professor Xin specialises in the areas of leadership, organisational culture, change management, and strategic human resource management. She is currently researching how to build a high performance culture and how effective performance management can shape people’s mind-set and behaviour. She is a frequent contributor to academic and executive conferences and journals. Her research work has appeared in the leading international management journals such as the Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Leadership Quarterly, and other publications. Her recent books Made in China - Secrets of China’s Dynamic Entrepreneurs (2009) and Globalization of Chinese Firms (2009) received broad attention from executives globally. 

In addition to her research and teaching, she is a consultant and workshop leader, and has undertaken assignments for multinational firms such as Acer, Alcatel, Allicanz, BASF, BMW, China Mobile, China Steel, China Telecom, Daimler Benz, Ford Motor Company, Fluor Daniel, Interbrew, Inventec, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pacific Bell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm, San Miguel, Sony, Toyota, TRW, TSMC, UMC, Baosteel, and Baxter along with government agencies in the US, HK and the Chinese mainland. She also worked as the marketing director at a high temperature rubber manufacturing company in California.

  • Ph.D. , University of California, Irvine
  • MBA, California State University
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Culture
  • Top Management Teams
  • Change Management 
  • Leadership and Corporate Culture
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Negotiation and Decision Making
  • Made in China - Secrets of China’s Dynamic Entrepreneurs (2009)
  • Globalization of Chinese Firms (2009)