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Kai Chi (Sam) Yam, PhD

Associate Professor and Dean's Chair

Assistant Dean (Faculty Development)

National University of Singapore 

Dr. Kai Chi (Sam) Yam is an Associate Professor and Dean's Chair at the National University of Singapore Business School, where he also serves as Assistant Dean of Faculty Development. Sam received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. 

Sam’s research focuses primarily on behavioral ethics, leadership, humor, and the future of work. His work has been published in premier journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesAcademy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, British Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavioral and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. His work has received multiple Best Paper Awards and has been featured extensively both locally within Asia (e.g., South China Morning Post, The Straits Times) and internationally (e.g., The Huffington Post, The Times, Harvard Business Review). In 2016, Sam was named by Poets and Quants as one of the Best 40 under 40 Business Professors in the world.