Faculty & Staff

Kaibin XU

Associate Professor

(PhD University of Colorado at Boulder)

Dr. Xu is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research and teaching focus on organizational communication, group communication, and research methods (both qualitative and quantitative). He is currently interested in participation, dialogue and ethics in communication practices, seeking to develop a dialogic approach in organizational and group communication. His research has appeared in leading scholarly journals including Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Gender, Place & Culture, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, International Journal of Conflict Management, Journal of Loss and Trauma, and Health, Risk & Society.

Research Interests

Organizational communication, group communication, culture and communication

Selected Publications

  • Cao, W., Zhang, X., Xu, K., & Wang, Y. (2016). Modeling online health information seeking behavior in China: The roles of source characteristics, reward assessment, and  internet self-efficacy. Health Communication, 31, 1105-1114.  Doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1045236
  • Xu, K., & Li, Y. (2015). Exploring guanxi from a gender perspective: Urban Chinese women’s practices of guanxi. Gender, Place & Culture, 22, 833-850. Doi:10.1080/0966369X.2014.917279
  • Deng, Y., & Xu, K. (2014). Chinese employees negotiating differing conflict management expectations in a US-Based multinational corporation subsidiary in Southwest China. Management Communication Quarterly, 28,609-624. Doi: 10.1177/0893318914544324
  • Deng, Y., & Xu, K. (2014). Strategy to motivate and facilitate compromise in Chinese mediation: A discourse analysis of contemporary Chinese mediation sessions. International Journal of Conflict Management, 25(1), 4-20. Doi:10.1108/IJCMA-11-2011-0076
  • Yang, J., Xu, K., & Rodriguez, L. (2014). The rejection of science frames in the news coverage of the golden rice experiment in Hunan, China. Health, Risk & Society, 16(4), 339-354. Doi:10.1080/13698575.2014.923092
  • Xu, K. (2013). Theorizing difference in intercultural communication: A critical dialogic perspective. Communication Monographs, 80(3), 379-397. Doi:10.1080/03637751.2013.788250 
  • Xu, K. (2013). Organizational democracy, organizational participation and critical organizational communication studies. Journalism and Communication Review新闻与传播评论》, 13, 1-7. [in Chinese]
  • Xu, K. (2013). In the wake of the Wenchuan earthquake: The function of story-sharing in rebuilding communities in the quake disaster zone. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(2),152-174. Doi:10.1080/01292986.2012.725172
  • Xu, K., & Yuan, P. (2013). The effects of three sources of social support on quake survivors’ posttraumatic stress after the Wenchuan earthquake. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 19(3), 229-243. Doi:10.1080/15325024.2013.791516
  • Deng, Y., Xu, K., Fu, X., & Ma, S. (2013). Mediating family conflicts on TV: A discourse analysis of Gold Medal Mediation episodes. China Media Research, 9(4), 5-14.
  • Xu, K. (2013). Framing Occupy Wall Street: A content analysis of The New York Times and USA Today. International Journal of Communication, 7, 2412-2432. Doi: 1932–8036/20130005
  • Xu, K. (2013). The (im)possibility of dialogue in controversial public events: A dialogic approach to the Wang Hui/Zhu Xueqin case. Journalism Quarterly新闻大学, 121, 72-83. [in Chinese]
  • Xu, K., & Li, W. (2012). An ethical stakeholder approach to crisis communication: A case study of Foxconn's 2010 employee suicide crisis. Journal of Business Ethics, 117(2), 371-386. Doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1522-0
  • Xu, K. (2011). Causal attributions for corporate performance: A cross-cultural comparison of Chinese and U.S. American companies. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4(3), 221-239. Doi: 10.1080/17513057.2011.575951
  • Xu, K. (2011). An empirical study of Confucianism: Measuring Chinese academic leadership. Management Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 644-662. Doi:10.1177/0893318911405621

Professional Service: Journals Reviewed for

  • Management Communication Quarterly
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research
  • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
  • Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
  • International Journal of Conflict Management
  • Asian Journal of Communication
  • Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
  • China Media Research



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