International Scientific Advisory Panel

The BSI International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) consists of 9 top scholars from different countries, in diverse disciplinary areas such as economics, management, organizational behaviour, public policy, psychology and sociology. The role of the ISAP is to provide scientific advice to the BSI in areas of strategic research directions for the Initiative and, where appropriate, the design, validity and applications of specific research studies undertaken by the Initiative.


Professor of Organisational Behaviour
University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

Professor Gordon W.H. Cheung is currently Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Auckland Business School (UABS). Prior to joining UABS, he served as the Associate Vice-President and Professor in the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He obtained his BBA from CUHK and his PhD in management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Professor Cheung is a dedicated researcher with expertise in research methods and structural equation modeling.  He has received the Academy of Management Research Methods Division/Sage Publications Best Paper Award twice (2000 and 2009), and the Best Paper Published in Organizational Research Methods Award in 2008.  Professor Cheung was elected as Division Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management in 2006/07.

Professor Cheung was the Director of Academic Links of CUHK between 2009 and 2012, responsible for implementing the University's internationalization strategies including steering student exchange and study abroad programmes, expanding the University’s collaboration in research and teaching with institutions from all over the world.  In 2012, he was elected President of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, one of the most important associations in the world for promoting international higher education.   

Professor Cheung is also an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys teaching and interacting with students.  He teaches undergraduate-level international business, management, organizational behaviour, and graduate-level research methods.  He has received many teaching awards, including the Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teacher Award (2000) and the Faculty of Business Administration Outstanding Teacher Award (2002-03) at CUHK.

Besides research and teaching excellence, Professor Cheung also possesses extensive experience in university administration.  He was the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) of the Faculty of Business Administration of CUHK between 2002 and 2005, and the Dean of Students of Shaw College between 2006 and 2009.  He founded the Global Business Studies (GLOBE) Programme in 2005, a pioneering undergraduate business programme that provides students with tri-continental learning experiences and he has served as the programme director until 2012.  He has also been Director of the Office of Summer Programmes since 2006.


Incheol CHOI
Professor of Psychology
Seoul National University, Korea

Professor Incheol Choi received his PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan in 1998, where he worked with Professor Richard Nisbett on cultural differences in cognition, including causal reasoning and hindsight bias, and was a founding member for its Culture and Cognition Program. After graduation, he taught for two years at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor before returning as faculty to his alma mater, Seoul National University in Korea.

Prof Choi’s research interests include culture and cognition, social cognition, and more recently, happiness. He has been testing the analytic versus holistic model of cultural differences in cognition in different ways. More recently, he was involved in a cultural neuroscience project in which the role of culture in brain representations of trait versus social identity was examined. He is also interested in various issues in social perception and judgment, and decision-making. Recently, he became interested in embodied cognition and conducted a study in which he tested the hypothesis that feeling heavy-hearted would make one actually feel heavy. Initial evidence seems to support the hypothesis. He is also conducting several studies related to consumer behaviour.

Prof Choi is the founding director of the Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University. He is particularly interested in lay beliefs of the nature of happiness, and how lay beliefs affect happiness seeking behaviour.

Prof Choi has co-authored publications in several journals, including the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Consumer Research.


Andrew CLARK
Research Professor
Paris School of Economics, France

Professor Andrew Clark holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is currently a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Research Professor at the Paris School of Economics, and previously held posts at Dartmouth College, University of Essex, Centre Pour la Recherche Économique et ses Applications, Départemente et Laboratoire d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the University of Orléans.

Prof Clark's work has largely focused on the interface between psychology, sociology and economics; in particular, using job and life satisfaction scores, and other psychological indices, as proxy measures of utility. His broad areas of interest include social interactions and social learning.

Prof Clark’s work has also examined relative utility or various types of social comparisons. This work has extended to theoretical and empirical work on evidence for and the implications of following behaviour and learning from others' actions. His recent work has involved collaboration with psychologists to map out habituation to life events (such as job loss, marriage, and divorce) using long run panel data. In addition, his work has examined direct measures of utility which allow direct tests of popular models of the labour market and addressed issues of unemployment, resignations and labour market rents.

Prof Clark is also a research associate at the LSE, Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), Aarhus School of Business, and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. He sits on the editorial board of seven journals, and has acted as referee for around 120 different journals in Economics, Sociology, Psychology and Statistics.


James FARR
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University, United States

Professor James L. (Jim) Farr received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland. Since 1972 he has been on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychology. At Penn State he has also chaired the dissertation committees of more than 30 graduate students in I/O Psychology and has served on the committees of more than 60 other students.

Prof Farr's primary research interests are in the areas of performance appraisal and feedback, personnel selection, the older worker, professional updating and obsolescence, and individual and work group innovation. He also has strong interest in the history of I/O Psychology. He is the author or co-author of over 80 publications, including The Measurement of Work Performance (with Frank J. Landy), Innovation and Creativity at Work (with Michael West), and Personnel Selection and Assessment: Individual and Organizational Perspectives (with Heinz Schuler and Mike Smith), and has recently co-edited The Handbook of Employee Selection (2010; with Nancy T. Tippins). He was the Editor of the journal Human Performance from 2000 to 2006 and has served on the editorial boards of numerous other professional journals.

Prof Farr was President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in 1996 to 1997 and has served in a variety of other positions for SIOP, including Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee and Editor of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. He has also been a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), serving from 1993 to 1996 and from 2002 to 2004, representing SIOP. Prof Farr has been a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, UK, the University of Western Australia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Giessen, Germany. He has also spoken at various international I/O conferences in Europe and Asia.

Prof Farr was a winner of SIOP's 1980 James McKeen Cattell Award for Research Design (with Frank Landy and Rick Jacobs) and its 1998 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (with Frank Landy, Edwin Fleishman, and Robert Vance). In 2001 he was the winner of SIOP's Distinguished Service Award. He is an elected Fellow of SIOP and APA.


Professor of Analytical Sociology
Linköping University, Sweden

Professor Peter Hedström is Professor of Analytical Sociology and the Director of the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University, Sweden. He also is Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford.

Prof Hedström received his doctorate from Harvard in 1987 and has since then held professor appointments at the University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Oxford, and Singapore Management University. He is board member of the Swedish Research Council, President of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists, and he has been President of the European Academy of Sociology and the Swedish Sociological Association. He is an elected fellow of The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, The Norwegian Academy of Science, Academia Europaea and the European Academy of Sociology. He has been Editor of Acta Sociologica and Associate Editor of American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology and Rationality and Society.

Prof Hedström's research has focused on social networks and their role in explaining various social phenomena. The methodology of the social sciences is another area of interest, and he has been one of the driving forces behind the development of analytical sociology. 


Yoshihisa KASHIMA
Professor of Psychology
University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Yoshihisa Kashima is Professor of Psychology at University of Melbourne, Australia. After completing a degree in Law at Tokyo University, Japan, he studied Psychology at the University of California, and the University of Illinois, graduating with a PhD in Social Psychology.

Prof Kashima's research focuses on cultural dynamics – stability and change of culture over time. He has written widely on topics including theories and metatheories of culture and psychology, neural network modelling of social cognitive processes, social reproduction of cultural representations, as well as cross-cultural differences in social cognition, self and language use.

Prof Kashima has also examined the nexus of cognitive, cultural and social network dynamics. This research connects the long standing embodied dynamical tradition that derives from George H. Mead’s symbolic interactionism with the most contemporary advances in social psychology and social network analyses, and locates the research programme of cultural dynamics squarely in the new science of social complexity.

Prof Kashima is formerly Editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology and Associate Editor of Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and currently Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition. He is a Fellow of Association for Psychological Science and Society for Experimental Social Psychology. He is currently serving as the President-Elect of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.


H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Professor Denise M. Rousseau is the H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College and the Tepper School of Business. She is the faculty director of the Institute for Social Enterprise and Innovation, chair of Health Care Policy and Management and Masters in Medical Management programmes. She was President of the Academy of Management from 2004 to 2005 and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior from 1998 to 2007.

Prof Rousseau received her AB, MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in psychology and anthropology. She has served on panels for the Institute of Medicine, National Science Foundation and the National Institute for Education. Currently she serves on the editorial boards of five scholarly journals. She was previously on the faculty of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the University of Michigan's Department of Psychology and Institute for Social Research, and the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Leeds (UK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Renmin University (China), and Dublin City University (Ireland).

Prof Rousseau’s most recent book, I-Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals Workers Bargain for Themselves, won the Academy of Management’s George Terry Award in 2006, another book, Psychological Contracts in Organizations: Understanding Written and Unwritten Agreement won the same award in 1996.  She is an elected Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the British Academy of Management. She has received the first annual National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award (1994); the Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, Best Paper Award (2004); the Organizational Psychology Track, British Academy of Management, Best Paper Award (2006); the William J. Davis Memorial Award and Educational Administration Quarterly Best Article Award (1982).

Prof Rousseau's research focuses upon the impact workers have on the employment relationship and the firms that employ them. Her publications include over a dozen books, and 170 articles and monographs.


Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management
Michigan State University, United States

Professor Neal Schmitt obtained his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Purdue University in 1972 and is Emeritus University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University.

Prof Schmitt was editor of Journal of Applied Psychology from 1988 to 1994 and has served on a dozen editorial boards. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He has received the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's (SIOP) Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (1999) and its Distinguished Service Contributions Award (1998). He served as SIOP's President in 1989 to 1990 and as the President of Division 5 (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Prof Schmitt is a Fellow of SIOP, Division 5 of APA, and Association for Psychological Science. He was also awarded the Heneman Career Achievement Award and the Career Mentoring Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, and Distinguished Career Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Prof Schmitt has co-authored three textbooks, Staffing Organizations with Ben Schneider and Rob Ployhart, Research Methods in Human Resource Management with Richard Klimoski, Personnel Selection with David Chan, co-edited Personnel Selection in Organizations with Walter Borman and Measurement and Data Analysis with Fritz Drasgow and published approximately 160 articles. His current research focuses on the effectiveness of organizations’ selection procedures and the outcomes of these procedures, particularly as they relate to sub-group employment and applicant reactions and behaviour. Over the past five years, he has also been working on the development and validation of non-cognitive measures for college admissions.


Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, United States

Professor Paul Tesluk is the Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the School of Management, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Prof Tesluk’s research focuses on strategies to enhance team effectiveness and innovation, the assessment and development of management and leadership talent, and organizational culture and climate in organizations transitioning to high-involvement workplace systems. He has published many articles and book chapters on these topics and has received awards from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for his research on work team effectiveness and work experience, and leadership development. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organization Science. He is also a Fellow of SIOP.

Prof Tesluk regularly teaches in several corporate development programmes on topics involving leadership development, teamwork and innovation both in the Robert H. Smith’s School of Business and overseas. Prof Tesluk has led several teams on projects involving long-term collaborations with organizations in designing and implementing comprehensive programmes and tools to improve organizational effectiveness and innovation.

Prof Tesluk has served as a consultant to a number of organizations through collaborations with organizational stakeholders in designing practices, systems and structures that are based on sound research. Organizations that he has worked with either in an executive education, executive assessment and coaching, consulting, and/or research capacity include Marriott International, Sabre, Laitram, National Institutes of Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Choice Hotels, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Otis Elevator, BBYO, Hughes Network Systems, Black & Decker, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Public Safety, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration (Air Traffic Organization), and the U.S. Department of Energy.