Center for Applied Research
We foster research that makes an impact on the business community and world at large. With a focus on values-centered leadership and social responsibility, the center endeavors to bridge the gap between business theory and practice. Our thought leaders uphold a University-wide mission to develop business success that is compatible with social responsibility.
Our Director, Dr. Zhike Lei
Dr. Zhike Lei studies how organizations, work teams, and employees adapt and learn in complex, time-pressured, consequence-laden environments. As an organizational scholar, Zhike’s work on team adaptation, psychological safety, and error management has been published in leading academic and management outlets, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Manager. Zhike has also won awards and prestigious grants for her scholarship. Zhike serves on the editorial review board for premier management journals and is a frequent speaker and panelist at leading research universities and academic conferences around the globe.
Zhike is passionate about promoting scholarship and thought leadership within and beyond the Graziadio community. Read more
Through research initiatives and awards, we celebrate both insight and impact.