Doctoral Program and Research Director

Leigh Anne Liu is the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics 2020-2021, jointly awarded by the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and Fulbright Finland Foundation. She studies how culture and cognition influence intercultural interactions, including negotiation, conflict management, and collaborations at individual, organization, and national levels. Her research appears in Administrative Science QuarterlyJournal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of International Business Studies, among other outlets. She has been a visiting professor at University of South Australia, Toulouse Business School in France, Peking University and Nanjing University in China. She has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector on conflict management and multicultural competency programs. Professor Liu has taught courses and workshops for undergraduate, MBA, MIB, Ph.D., executives, and high school students on topics of international negotiation, intercultural competency, cross-cultural management, and research methods. She is an associate editor for Journal of Business Research and Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, and a guest editor of three special issues. She has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management ReviewManagement and Organization Review, and International Business Review.