Prof. Dr. Katherine Xin
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), Director of Leadership Development and Coaching Centre and 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, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Professor Xin specializes in the areas of leadership, organizational culture, change management, and strategic human resource management. She is currently researching how to build high performance culture and how effective performance management can shape people’s mindset and behavior. 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 Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Leadership Quarterly, and other publications. Her books Made in China - Secrets of China ’s D y namic Ent repr eneurs (2009), Globalization of Chinese Firms (2009), Five Types of Effective Leaders (2011), and Five-Star Model of Talent Development (2014) 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, Bosch, 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, Baxter and 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.