Dr. Shuang Liang



Dr. Shuang Liang

Social Psychology


Phone: +41 76 8111 654

eMail: shuangliang12190311@gmail.com

About me

Shuang Liang received her doctorate in 2020 from the University of Zurich on social identity process in mergers and acquisitions. She was a member of the SNSF project "Identity Construction in Organizations Nested in Larger Structures: a Multiple Case Study of Sino-European M&As". From 2009 to 2015, Shuang Liang studied psychology and economics in China. Her research interests lie in behavioral economics, organizational behavior, social identity theory and agile organizations. She teaches Advanced Organizational Behavior and deals intensively with cross-cultural behavioral research and cooperation. She likes teaching and is fascinated to improve workplace collaboration in Sino-Western context.

Research interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social Identity Theory
  • Organizational Agility
  • Organizational Effectivenes

Work Experiences

Marketing manager in Nanjing Weather Online Meteorological Technology Co., Ltd.
Research Assistant in University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO)


2018     Van Dick, R., Ciampa, V., & Liang, S. (2018). Shared identity in organizational stress and change. Current opinion in psychology, 23, 20-25.

2019     Liang, S., Lupina-Wegener, A., Ullrich, J., Van Dick, R. (2019). “Trying before walking down the aisle”: Chinese managers’ construction of post-merger identification after an acquisition in Europe. In: BAM 2019 Conference, Birmingham, 3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019.

2019     Liang, S. Ullrich, J., Van Dick, R., & Lupina-Wegener, A. (2019) " The intergroup sensitivity effect in mergers and acquisitions: Testing the role of merger motives", Journal of Applied Social Psychology (Under Review)

2020     Liang, S.1 Lupina-Wegener, A. 1 Ullrich, J., & Van Dick, R., (2020) " Multiple Organizational Identities and Change in Ambivalence: The Case of a Chinese Acquisition in Europe", Journal of Organizational Change Management