Kaibin Xu

Kaibin Xu

Assistant Professor

Globalization and Development Communication, M&C and Strategic Communication

Weiss Hall, Room 215
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Biography

Dr. Xu specializes in organizational and group communication. His research focuses on the role of culture, ethics and dialogue in organizational and group communication practices, with the intent of developing a dialogic approach to organizational and group communication. His work has been published in a variety of national and international journals, including Communication MonographsManagement Communication QuarterlyJournal of Business Ethics, Asian Journal of Communication, Gender, Place & Culture, Journal of International and Intercultural CommunicationInternational Journal of Conflict ManagementInternational Journal of CommunicationJournal of Loss and Trauma, Health, Risk & Society, China Media Research, Journalism and Communication Review, and Journalism Quarterly. 

Dr. Xu came to the U.S. in 2003 when he was awarded a Graduate Council Fellowship by the University of Alabama to pursue graduate study in communication. Prior to that, he received education in foreign languages and linguistics in China. He is multilingual: he speaks Chinese, English and Japanese; he also learned German for a couple of years. In his leisure time, he writes commentaries, as an invited columnist, for several prestigious Chinese newspapers and news websites. He has published near a hundred opinion articles in China Youth Daily, Dongfang Daily News, The Beijing News, Shanghai Morning Post, Guangzhou Daily, among others.

As an international person and an observer of the U.S. society, Dr. Xu is seriously concerned about poverty and gun issues in Philadelphia after receiving numerous TU alerts (Temple University alerts) about robberies and shootings that happened on or around the campus nearly every week. When such things happened, most people tend to think the individuals involved (usually described as “black male”) are bad guys. However, he sees it more as a societal problem because individuals are deeply affected by various societal factors, e.g., their social economic status, educational and job opportunities that are available to them, the economic systems. His firsthand experience at Temple and the neighboring underserved black communities, including a shooting incident just a few meters away from him, makes him think on the issues of poverty, racial inequality, and gun control that the U.S. government failed to address. 


Education

Degree Field School
Ph.D. Organizational Communication University of Colorado - Boulder
M.A. Communication Studies The University of Alabama
M.A. Linguistics Sichuan University, China

Courses Taught

Number Name Level
MC 9002 Researching Communication Doctorate
STRC 1111 Communicating Leadership Undergraduate
STRC 2661 Introduction to Organizational Communication Undergraduate
STRC 2662 Leading Groups and Team Building Undergraduate
STRC 2672 Global Communication and Leadership Undergraduate
STRC 3663 Research Methods Undergraduate
STRC 4670 Special Topics in Organizational Leadership Undergraduate
STRC 4696 Diverse Communication and Leadership Undergraduate
STRC 4775 Health Communication Undergraduate
STRC 8101 Research Methods Graduate
STRC 8103 Leadership in Communication Management Graduate
STRC 8104 Organizational Communication Graduate

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Recent):

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(4), 609-624. Doi: 10.1177/0893318914544324 

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

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

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

Xu, K. (2013). The (im)possibility of dialogue in controversial public events: A dialogic approach to the Wang Hui/Zhu Xueqin case. Journalism Quarterly [Xinwen Daxue], 121, 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). Theorizing difference in intercultural communication: A critical dialogic perspective. Communication Monographs80(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, 13, 1-7.

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). 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