Imperial College London


Business School

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour



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Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London. I earned my Ph.D. in Management and Organization from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and hold an M.A. in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KAIST, South Korea.

My area of research revolves around social hierarchy and conflict resolution. I aim to provide valuable insights into how individuals can fulfill their need for status in teams and organizations while maintaining harmony.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Pai J, Chou E, Halevy N, 2023, The humor advantage: humorous bragging benefits job candidates and entrepreneurs, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, ISSN:0146-1672

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