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Friday, September 8, 2017

2017 CEIBS Faculty Award Recipients Announced

September 8, 2017. Shanghai – CEIBS Vice President and Dean Prof. Ding Yuan announced the recipients of this year’s teaching, research and service excellence awards today.

The recipients of the 2017 CEIBS Power of One Service Excellence Award for Faculty Members are Professor of Management Liang Neng, Professor of Finance Zhang Yimin, and Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy Shameen Prashantham. This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service reflecting the CEIBS’ mission and vision, and/or have made significant contributions to the School community beyond what is normally expected of their positions.  

Professor of Accounting Charles Chen is the recipient of the 2017 CEIBS Philanthropy Award for Faculty Members. The award honours faculty members who make outstanding contributions and whose accomplishments can be viewed as models of philanthropy both within and outside the CEIBS community. In line with CEIBS’ mission and vision, the school values faculty members’ active participation in philanthropic activities, as this promotes corporate social responsibility as well as social development in China.

Professor of Management Tae-Yeol Kim is the recipient of the CEIBS Medal for Research Excellence. The award recognizes full-time faculty members who have demonstrated continued excellence in research performance and achieved exceptionally high quality and productivity in research.

The 2017 Research Excellence Award recipients are Associate Professor of Strategy Zhang Yu, Associate Professor of Finance Zhang Hua, and Professor of Strategy and International Business Klaus E. Meyer. This award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to academic knowledge creation.

The recipients of the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award are Professor of Management Practice Gong Yan, Professor of Operations Management Nikos Tsikriktsis, and Professor of Finance and Accounting Oliver Rui. This award recognizes faculty who have made continuous improvements, and brought innovation into teaching, and who have contributed to faculty development through mentoring.

The awards will be conferred at the Faculty Retreat on September 22. Read on to learn more about the recipients of these prestigious awards.

Professor Liang Neng is the current President of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). He has served as the Director of the CEIBS Case Development Center, Director of the School’s Executive MBA Programme, Associate Dean of Faculty, and Chairperson of the Strategy and Management Department. Between 2007 and 2013 he was also a Standing Committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Pudong District. His research focuses on corporate governance in China, executive career and CEO succession and judgement and managerial decision making.

Professor Zhang Yimin received his Ph.D. in Finance and Policy from University of British Columbia, Canada and he is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. His research is mainly focussed on operation, financing, and regulation of the transportation industries.

Associate Professor Shameen Prashantham’s research and teaching interests relate to international entrepreneurship and strategy. His research focusses on new venture internationalization, in particular how start-ups “dance with gorillas”, i.e. partner with large multinationals as a means to improve their prospects of innovation and international expansion. He also has interests in strategy-as-practice.

Professor Charles Chen is the Zhongkun Group Chair in Accounting. His research interests are centred on accounting and auditing issues in China and international accounting. He currently teaches financial statement analysis and corporate governance and has taught financial and managerial accounting courses at various levels.

Professor Tae-Yeol Kim is the recipient of many research awards, including the Emerald Citations of Excellence (2015, 2016). He was also among the world’s most-cited Chinese researchers in 2015 according to Elsevier. He also received the Research Excellence Award at CEIBS in 2012. His current research focusses on organizational justice, cross-cultural psychology, creativity, leadership, proactivity, and person-environment fit.

Associate Professor Zhang Yu received the inaugural BlackRock/NACD Global Challenge for Innovation in Corporate Governance in 2013 for his research on the role of corporate governance in regulating the impact of earnings pressure on firm strategy. His research focusses on the interaction between strategy and capital markets.

Associate Professor Zhang Hua received his Ph.D. in Economics from the School of Economics, University of Hong Kong. His research is focussed on corporate finance, corporate governance and business ethics, entrepreneurship, and financial economics.

Professor Klaus E. Meyer is the Philips Chair in Strategy and International Business. His current research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies. He is particularly interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each emerging economy. He has thus investigated foreign investor’s choice of entry mode and foreign acquisitions in transition economies. Another stream of research focuses on the global strategies that may bring multinational enterprises into emerging economies in the first place. Recent research investigates multinational enterprises originating from emerging economies such as China, focusing in particular on how the home country context shapes the strategies of international growth.

Professor Gong Yan is the Programme Director of the CEIBS Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp. His research focuses on capabilities, routines and unexpected events in entrepreneurial firms. He has taught entrepreneurial management, global business, business strategy and complex organisations.

Professor Nikos Tsikriktsis is an Associate Dean and Director of the CEIBS Global Executive MBA Programme. His research interests include operations strategy, service management and supply chain management. He has designed and taught programmes in the US, UK, China, India, Dubai, Portugal, France, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Canada.

Professor Oliver Rui is Zhongkun Group Chair in Finance, Director of the Ph.D. Programme, Director of the CEIBS Centre for Wealth Management, and Co-Director of the CEIBS Centre for Family Heritage. He received the 2013 Research Excellence Award at CEIBS and was the recipient of the first CEIBS Medal for Research Excellence in 2015. His areas of research include corporate governance, stock markets in China, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Janine Coughlin