Kevin Lo USF University of San Francisco School of Management

Kevin D Lo

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6139 Malloy Hall, Room 402


Kevin Lo, Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication, is a graduate of the USF joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program. His scholarly work and teaching focus on cross-cultural management and intercultural communication.

Professor Lo has lived and worked in Beijing, Taipei, and Auckland and draws upon these international experiences with cross-cultural communication, interpersonal networks and differing perceptions of time across cultures. Professor Lo encourages his students to recognize a wide range of management and organizational issues they are likely to face.

Since returning to the University of San Francisco, Professor Lo has immersed himself in service-learning pedagogy. He values the organizational context and practical experience that service-learning provides to assist students in understanding theoretical frameworks introduced in class.

Professor Lo hopes his students will learn from and interact with real-world businesses in San Francisco’s vibrant business community to develop their business acumen. He believes this engagement with flourishing enterprises will serve as keen assets for students working toward careers in business.

Former Department Chair, Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication
Ph.D., International Management, University of Hawaii
M.B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A.P.S., Master of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco
B.A., East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University
Assistant Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2007 - 2011
Selected Publications

"Guanxi in the workplace," in R. Morrison and H. Cooper-Thomas (Eds.) Relationships in Organizations: a Work and Organizational Psychology Perspective, Palgrave McMillan, 2013 (with S. Chen and M. Wilson)

"New Technologies, New Cultural Traditions: the Impact of Facebook on Chinese Nongovernmental Organizations," China Media Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.   99-110, 2012 (with R.D. Waters)

"Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Relationships: a Comparative Investigation of Chinese Guangxi and Anglo-American Networking," the Journal of International Management Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 216-223, 2012

"Exploring the cultural origins of differences in time orientation between European New Zealanders and Māori," New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 105-123, 2012 (with C.A. Houkamau)

"Exploring the impact of culture in the social media sphere:  A content analysis of nonprofit organizations' use of Facebook," Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 299-320, 2012 (with R.D. Waters)

"Lessons from beyond the great wall:  what cross-cultural researchers can learn from the Middle Kingdom," European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, Vol. 1, No. 2/3, pp. 188-196, 2010 (with S. Michailova)

Anglo-American Networking and Chinese Guanxi, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany, 2009

Awards & Distinctions

Faculty Service-Learning Award, USF 2014

Faculty Innovation Award, USF, 2013