PhD defence: Xian Chen

Materialism, individualism and risk-taking decisions across regions in China

2020.12.18 | Vibeke Vrang

Date Thu 14 Jan
Time 10:00 13:00
Location via Microsoft Teams

To complete the PhD study programme, Xian Chen presents her PhD dissertation, giving a public lecture followed by a defence on 14 January 2021 at 10:00.

The defence takes place virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Logging on is only possible from 9:45 to 10:15, and attendees are asked to mute their microphones to avoid any background noise.

We strive to make it possible for the audience to ask questions to the candidate. Questions must be sent to Jesper Rosenberg Hansen, who heads the defence, via the "conversation" box appearing in the middle of the panel while attending.

Attendees do not have access to technical support during the defence.  

Use this link to attend the defence

Title of the defence

"Materialism, individualism and risk-taking decisions across regions in China"

Theme for the defence

"How do materialism and individualism influence risk-taking in China? What is meant by materialism and individualism – and how do these values differ across regions in China – and what is the implication for risk-taking?"

Assessment committee

  • Professor Jesper Rosenberg Hansen, MGMT, University of Aarhus (chair)
  • Associate Professor Verner Worm, CBS
  • Research Fellow Krista Jaakson, University of Tartu, Estonia


  • Professor Jakob Arnoldi
  • Professor Anders Ryom Villadsen

Where to find the dissertation
The dissertation can be downloaded from this link prior to the defence.   

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