Gillian Ku

Gillian Ku is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at London Business School.

Gillian received her doctorate in management and organizations from the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and worked at the Disney Corporation, where she was a financial analyst for Disney’s international video distribution division.

Gillian’s research and teaching are in the broad areas of decision-making and interpersonal relationships. Specifically, her research has focused on the dynamics of emotionally-charged decision-making and she has investigated the decision-making processes involved in auction bidding and auction fever. She is examining how perspective-taking helps and harms interpersonal and intergroup relationships, as well as how gender affects decision-making and relationships. Gillian’s research and teaching have received international recognition and her research has been published in the premier outlets of her field, including Harvard Business Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her research has also garnered international press coverage, including reports on CNN, Chicago Tribune, New York Times Magazine,, The Telegraph.