Congratulations to the winners of the 2014/2015 Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Educator Award at the Faculty level. These awards honour and recognise members of the NUS Business School community who, through their performance and commitment, set new benchmarks in the areas of research and teaching.
Outstanding Researcher Award
Young Researcher Award
Assistant Professor Wenlan Qian from the Department of Finance has published numerous studies in top journals over the past two years. Recently, she was nominated to serve as a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. Wenlan also serves on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics. In addition, her work has earned research grants from external associations, as well as international awards at some of the world’s most prestigious conferences. Recently, she won the award for best paper in asset pricing at Society of Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcade, and also the BlackRock research award for best paper on capital markets at the Australasian Banking and Finance Conference.
Outstanding Researcher Award
Professor Remus Ilies from the Department of Management and Organisation has research published or accepted for publication in top tier journals. Remus’ research addresses issues that are highly relevant for organisations and society. A remarkable feature of Remus’ work is his creativity in combining significance with outstanding theoretical and methodological sophistication. He has enhanced the reputation of NUS by publishing impactful research, as reflected in the number of citations (over 4000 citations in ISI and more than 11000 on Google Scholar) and numerous international research awards. Recently, he won the Center for Creative Leadership Award for best paper on Leadership for 2013 and 2014 at the European Association Of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress in Oslo.
Outstanding Researcher Award
Professor Allaudeen Hameed from the Department of Finance has published extensively in influential finance journals. In 2015 alone, he had five papers published, or accepted for publication in Journal of Financial Economics(JFE), Review of Financial Studies(RFS) and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis(JFQA). This recent achievement puts him among the most productive researchers in the field of global finance. His research achievements have elevated the standing of our finance department. Besides being an active research mentor in the department advising many junior faculty and PhD students, Allaudeen has also been integral in exploring opportunities for joint Finance Masters programmes with other universities.
Outstanding Educator Award
Members of the Panel: Prof Ang Swee Hoon (moderator), Ms Baljeet Kaur Grewal, Ms Andress Goh, Dr Owi S. Ruivivar, Dr Qian Wenlan
When it comes to female financial literacy, there is good news and bad.
The bad news is that women are falling behind men, especially in an increasingly complex financial world. The good news is women are more aware of this shortcoming and can take action to bridge this gap.
During the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments’ 3rd Women in Banking and Investments forum, the four panelists discussed issues pertaining to financial literacy and gender diversity, as well as shared their anecdotes about how they learnt to be financially savvy. The unanimous personality that all of them highlighted as their first financial mentor was their mothers, emphasizing the vital role women play in ensuring the transmission of financial literacy to their children.
Posters dotted the Business School foyer on the day of the Decision Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition. For the students, it was the culmination of several weeks of discussions to find solutions to a real-life business problem, based on theories learnt in the classroom over the past few years. It was also a chance to articulate to judges, and argue too, the rationale of their business proposals.
While judges were faculty members, members of the companies they were analysing also came by to watch the presentations and offer valuable practical feedback on the business plans presented.
Prof Simon Poh (front row, first from right), with the team of 28 students he led into the SMU Tax Case Competition. Amanda Chua is seated next to Prof Ho.
Our Accounting students clinched the top four prizes at the Tax Associate Round at the SMU Tax Case Competition, and the Most Photogenic Group award.
Twenty-eight Accounting students from NUS, forming seven teams, took part. In total, 40 teams took part from local universities and polytechnics.
In a speech at NUS Business School’s Gala Dinner to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke about the need for Singapore to create an innovative economy and society.
Mr Shanmugaratnam, who is also Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, spoke about how creativity and innovation can help Singapore earn its place in a constantly changing world.
Some 500 industry leaders, alumni and faculty came together on 28 October as NUS Business School celebrated the finale of its Golden Jubilee at the Leadership Forum & Gala Dinner.
Our heartiest congratulations to Justin Liu, our third-year business and economics student. Together with teammate Denise Lim, they clinched gold at the Nacra 17 event at the Qingdao leg of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup. They are the first Singaporeans to win at a World Cup event in the sport.
In so doing, they have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Congratulations to Professor Wong Poh Kam, Professor of Strategy & Policy, and Director of the NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, on winning the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s (WEnF) Entrepreneur for the World Award (Educator Category).
The award is conferred on exceptional entrepreneurs annually for their impact on society and their capacity to change the world. He is among only five recipients this year, and the only one in the Educator category.
Associate Professor Lawrence Loh (sixth from the right, front row) with Mr Thomas Thomas, CEO of ASEAN CSR Network (fifth from the right, front row) with the student team.
The Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) is joining forces with the ASEAN CSR Network to undertake a study on sustainability reporting in Singapore.
This research project is especially relevant given that Singapore Exchange (SGX) hopes to get companies to ‘comply or explain’ when it publishes its guidelines on sustainability reporting, likely by Financial Year 2017.
Fifty-two companies. More than 200 students. Government agencies, statutory bodies, financial heavyweights, MNCs, Singapore companies, and even startups like FoodPanda, Lazada and Rocket Internet.
All were taking part in Relazione 2015, the career fair specially organized for the December 2015 and May 2016 graduates. The event was kicked off by Vice-Dean Prof Chng Chee Kiong.
Full-time MBA student Jose Antonio Borrero is finding that going on exchange programmes overseas brings major benefits. Last month, he took part in an entrepreneurship course at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) and found the time spent there to be a precious experience.
The MBA programme offers some 17 courses under its short exchange programmes at universities worldwide, giving students the opportunity to broaden their outlook and develop awareness of different cultures and economic environments.
Participating schools include Tel Aviv University, Tsinghua University, and the Norwegian School of Economics. The duration of these courses ranges from one week to a month.
Jose Antonio Borrero (bottom left) with his classmates in Bangalore