Kai Chi (Sam) Yam

Dr. Kai Chi (Sam) Yam is an Associate Professor of Management and Dean’s Chair at the National University of Singapore Business School, where he also serves as Assistant Dean (Faculty Development) and Head for the Department of Management and Organization. Sam received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. Sam’s research focuses primarily on the behavioral sciences in the domains of behavioral ethics, leadership, humor, and the future of work. He has published over 50 papers in premier management and psychology journals. Sam was named by Poets and Quants as one of the Best 40 under 40 Business Professors in the world in 2016. In 2022, he won three early career awards, including the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from Association for Psychological Science, the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award (Science) from Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Early Career Achievement Award from Academy of Management Human Resources Division.