Kaibin Xu

Assistant Professor

Globalization and Development Communication, M&C and Strategic Communication

Weiss Hall, Room 225
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Dr. Xu joined Temple in August 2008 after completing his Ph.D. at University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interests include organizational and group communication. More specifically, his research focuses on the role of culture, ethics, and dialogue in organizational and group communication practices. He conducts both quantitative and qualitative research. His work has been published in a variety of national and international journals, includingCommunication MonographsManagement Communication QuarterlyJournal of Business EthicsAsian Journal of Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural CommunicationInternational Journal of Conflict ManagementInternational Journal of CommunicationJournal of Loss and Trauma, Journalism Quarterly,Journalism and Communication Review, China Media ResearchGender, Place & Culture, and Health, Risk & Society.

Courses Taught

Number Name Level
MMC 9002 Researching Communication 1 Doctorate
STRC 2672 Leadership and Global Communication Undergraduate
STRC 3663 Research Methods Undergraduate
STRC 4670 Special Topics: Health Communication Undergraduate
STRC 8101 Research Methods Graduate
STRC 8103 Leadership in Communication Management Graduate
STRC 8104 Organizational Communication Graduate


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Selected):

Deng, Y., & Xu, K. (2014). Chinese employees negotiating differing conflict management expectations in a US-based multinational corporation subsidiary in Southwest China. Management Communication QuarterlyDoi: 10.1177/0893318914544324 

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., & Li, Y. (2014). Exploring guanxi from a gender perspective: Urban Chinese women’s practices of guanxi.Gender, Place & Culture. Doi:10.1080/0966369X.2014.917279

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.

Xu, K. (2013). Organizational democracy, organizational participation and critical organizational communication studies. Journalism and Communication Review,13, 1-7.

Xu, K. (2013). The (im)possibility of dialogue in controversial media events: A dialogic approach to the Wang Hui/Zhu Xueqin events. Journalism Quarterly [Xinwen Daxue], 33(5), 72-83.

Deng, Y., Xu, K., Fu, X., & Ma, S. (2013). Mediating family conflicts on TV: A discourse analysis of Gold Medal Mediation episodes. China Media Research9(4),5-14.

Xu, K. (2013). Framing Occupy Wall Street: A content analysis of The New York Times and USA Today. International Journal of Communication7, 2412-2432. Doi: 1932–8036/20130005

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: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping.Doi:10.1080/15325024.2013.791516

Xu, K. (2013). Theorizing difference in intercultural communication: A critical dialogic perspective. Communication Monographs80(3), 379-397. Doi:10.1080/03637751.2013.788250

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., & Li, W. (2012). An ethical stakeholder approach to crisis communication: A case study of Foxconn’s 2010 employee suicide crisis. Journal of Business Ethics117(2), 371-386. Doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1522-0

Xu, K. (2011). An empirical study of Confucianism: Measuring Chinese academic leadership. Management Communication Quarterly, 25(4), 644-662. Doi:10.1177/0893318911405621

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