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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

2019 CEIBS Faculty Award Recipients Announced

August 19, 2019, Shanghai – CEIBS Vice President and Dean Ding Yuan today announced the recipients of this year’s CEIBS teaching, research and service excellence awards.

Distinguished Chair Professor of Management Jiing-Lih Farh is the recipient of the CEIBS Medal for Research Excellence. The award recognises full-time faculty members who have demonstrated continued excellence in research performance and achieved exceptionally high quality and productivity in research.

Professor of Economics & Finance Xu Bin and Professor of Marketing Wang Gao are the recipients of the CEIBS Medal for Teaching Excellence. The award recognises full-time faculty who have a sustained and compelling record of excellence in teaching and learning and an ongoing commitment to educational excellence in teaching at CEIBS. It is the highest award in faculty teaching.

The recipients of the 2019 CEIBS Power of One Service Excellence Award for Faculty Members are Associate Professor of Finance Huang Sheng, Adjunct Professor of Economics & Finance Sheng Songcheng, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting Mathew Tsamenyi and Professor of Management Katherine Xin. This award recognises faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service reflecting CEIBS’ mission and vision, and/or have made significant contributions to the school community beyond what is normally expected of their positions.

The 2019 Research Excellence Award recipients are Associate Professor of Management Sebastian Schuh and Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy Shameen Prashantham. This award recognises faculty who have made outstanding contributions to academic knowledge creation.

The recipients of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award are Professor of Management Katherine Xin, Associate Professor of Management Sebastian Schuh and Professor of Economics Bala Ramasamy. This award recognises faculty who have brought continuous improvements and innovation to teaching, and who have contributed to faculty development through mentoring.

The Medal for Research Excellence/Teaching Excellence will be conferred at the CEIBS 25th Anniversary Ceremony on November 15, 2019. All other awards will be presented at the CEIBS Faculty Retreat on August 31, 2019. Congratulations to our faculty on their success in receiving these prestigious awards, and many thanks for their great contributions!

Short Bios:

Prof. Jiing-Lih Farh is Distinguished Chair Professor of Management and ABN AMRO Chair in Management at CEIBS. His current research focuses on management theories as adapted and practiced in Chinese contexts. He is best known for his seminal works on Chinese leadership (paternalistic leadership model), organisational citizenship behaviour in Chinese contexts, guanxi and trust, and how personal values of traditionality and power distance affect employee work behaviour. He has published more than 50 articles in top international management journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. His scholarly works have been impactful with over 12,000 Google Scholar citations, and over 3,200 Web of Science citations. His co-edited book with Xiao-Ping Chen and Anne Tsui on research methodology for Chinese management research published by Peking University Press is the best-selling methodology text book in graduate management studies in China.

Prof. Xu Bin is Professor of Economics and Finance, Associate Dean (Research) at CEIBS. His current research focuses on the global and Chinese Economy, multinational enterprises in China, and trade and finance issues of emerging markets. He has published extensively in both international and Chinese journals, and is author of International Trade (Peking University Press, 2009). Dr. Xu teaches macroeconomics, Chinese Economy, and international finance at CEIBS. He has been invited to give speeches to executives of multinational enterprises and Chinese companies on issues related to the global and Chinese economies. Dr. Xu is a four-time recipient of the CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award (2009, 2010, 2014, and 2016).

Prof. Wang Gao is Professor of Marketing, Baosteel Chair in Marketing and Associate Dean at CEIBS. He wrote and edited several books, such as the Series of Frontiers of Retail Study, and published many scholarly papers in journals such as The Management World, Acta Psychologica Sinica, The Journal of Management Science, The Journal of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Nankai Business Review, and the International Journal of Market Research. He teaches marketing management and Strategy Simulation in the EMBA programme, and various subjects in the Executive Education programme, such as CEO, CMO, AMP, Business Growth, and company specific programmes.

Prof. Huang Sheng is Associate Professor of Finance at CEIBS. His current research focuses primarily on Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Intermediation, and Investment. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as Management ScienceJournal of Financial Intermediation, and the Review of Financial Studies, among others. Dr. Huang has won numerous awards for his outstanding performance in research and teaching, such as Best Paper Award at the Seventh Annual Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (CAFM) in 2012, SMU Dean’s Teaching Honour List from 2010 to 2011. His research was featured in major media outlets such as Wall Street JournalYahoo Finance, and Fox Business.

Prof. Sheng Songcheng is Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at CEIBS, Executive Deputy Director of CLIIF. Dr. Sheng Songcheng’s research interests mainly include Monetary Economics, Monetary Theory and Policy, and Macroeconomic Analysis. He has made outstanding contributions in the research of aggregate financing to the real economy, capital account opening-up, interest rate liberalisation, as well as financial transformation and development. Dr. Sheng Songcheng was granted the second prize in the Scientific Research Award for young scholars by the Henry Fok Educational Foundation in 1993 (first prize vacancy). He also won the Excellent Text Book Award among all colleges and universities finance teaching materials in the first “Golden Morning” excellent research award of The Chinese Financial Education Development Foundation, the first outstanding scientific research award granted by the State Education Commission, “Golden Sheep” Award for financial books in 2013 and the first prize in excellent research achievement awarded by the China Financial Education Development Foundation.

Prof. Mathew Tsamenyi is Professor of Management Practice in Accounting at CEIBS and Executive Director of CEIBS Africa. He is the Co-Founding Editor of the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies and also Co-Editor of the Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies Series. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change. He has undertaken research funded by various bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to investigate cost management and customer relationship management in the UK, and the Nuffield Foundation to study performance and financial controls in privatised companies in Ghana.

Prof. Katherine Xin is Professor of Management, Bayer Chair in Leadership, Associate Dean (Europe), Co-Director of the Hospitality EMBA Program, Director of the Leadership Development and Coaching Centre and Director of the Centre for Globalisation of Chinese Companies at CEIBS. She specialises in the areas of leadership, organisational culture, change management, and strategic human resource management. She is currently researching how to build high performance culture and how effective performance management can shape people’s mind-set and behaviour. She is a frequent contributor to academic and executive conferences and journals. Her research work has appeared in the leading international management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Leadership Quarterly, and other publications.

Prof. Sebastian Schuh is Associate Professor of Management at CEIBS. His teaching and research mainly focus on leadership – on how leaders can create high performance work environments that promote employee motivation, identification, and health. Professor Schuh has been ranked as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets & Quants, a key resource on business school education. Moreover, he has won the CEIBS Research Excellence Award and a fellowship from the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Before joining academia, he worked as a strategy consultant and advised corporations and investors such as The Walt Disney Company, The Carlyle Group, and Liberty Global in the internet, media, and telecommunications industries.

Prof. Shameen Prashantham is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at CEIBS. His research and teaching interests relate to international entrepreneurship and strategy. His research focuses on new venture internationalisation, 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. His work, undertaken in China, India, the UK and US, has been published in California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies, among other outlets. His latest book is Born Globals, Networks and the Large Multinational Enterprise: Insights from Bangalore and Beyond (London, Routledge, 2015).

Prof. Bala Ramasamy is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at CEIBS. His research interest focuses on Asian economies, Foreign Direct Investment, Corporate Social Responsibility and International Business Strategy. His research has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, World Economy, Journal of World Business, Journal of World Investment and Trade, and the Journal of Business Research, among others. His views are regularly sought by the media – he has been interviewed by CCTVBloombergAPAl Jazeera, and Channel NewsAsia. His comments have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, China Daily, Global Times and other newspapers around the world.

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