Faculty Awards 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Research Excellence and 2015/2016 Teaching Excellence Awards at the Faculty level. These awards honour and recognise members of our community who, through their performance and commitment, set new benchmarks in research and teaching.

Dean Bernard Yeung and the award recipients

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The fellowship of research

The President’s Graduate Fellowship (PGF) is awarded to candidates who show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research. According to two PhD recipients, it has allowed them to focus on their research without having to bear a financial burden.  They told Outside-In what a huge difference it has made.

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Adjunct Professor Virginia Cha invited to the World Economic Forum

We are proud to announce that Adjunct Professor Virginia Cha has been invited to become a member of the Network of the Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems, an invitation-only knowledge network that serves as a forward-looking brain trust to the World Economic Forum (WEF), for the 2016-2018 term.

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This is the second time Professor Cha will be serving on one of WEF’s councils; she served on the Global Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship from 2012-2014.

The World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Future Councils is the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking on the future. The network convenes thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society to challenge conventional thinking and develop new insights and perspectives on the key global systems.

With her prolific background in entrepreneurship and tech innovation in Asia, Professor Cha has been invited to the prestigious WEF Global Future Council as one Asia’s foremost experts, along with other leading academics from Stanford University, CEIBS etc. as well as practitioners and leaders from global organisations. Members of the council will collectively identify key initiatives to effect positive change and foster a healthy exchange of ideas.

 

Minister Ong Ye Kung pays a visit

The School recently welcomed Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) & Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, on 13 September, 2016 for a dialogue with faculty members and students, as well as a tour of the School’s facilities.

Minister Ong NUS Business School

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Professor Michael Frese honoured for lifelong contribution to the field of psychology

Congratulations to Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head of Management and Organisation, for receiving the Distinguished Career Contributions Award by the Leipzig Congress of the German Psychological Society.

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(L-R) Michael Frese, Professor Abele-Brehm, President of the German Psychological Society and Professor Brigitte Rockstroh, who was also honoured for her scientific work

Presented at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the German Psychological Society on Sept 18-22 in Leipzig, Germany, Michael was awarded the honour for his life-long contributions to the field of psychology. He has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, 150 book chapters and nearly 30 books and edited special issues till date. He is the most-cited management scholar in Germany and Asia-Pacific region, and among the 10 most-cited organizational behaviour and entrepreneurship researchers worldwide. He is ranked third in lifetime publications among German management professors and is the second most-cited economist in Germany (FAZ Ranking on Research 2015). As a cross-cultural organisational psychologist, Michael’s research interests span across innovation and innovation processes, the psychology of entrepreneurship and error management. He is particularly interested in enhancing the entrepreneurial mind-set of students and entrepreneurs in developing countries.
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When research makes a global impact

When Associate Professor Audrey Chia embarked on a study of how social entrepreneurship can make an impact in healthcare, little did she realise that her paper will start a global conversation.

Collaborating with Associate Professor Lim Yee Wei from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, she co-authored a paper titled “Social Entrepreneurship: Improving Global Health” to underscore the growing role and effectiveness of social entrepreneurship in healthcare delivery.  Drawing upon data and case studies of Asian social enterprises, the paper highlights how social enterprises such as Aravind Eye Care System and Kopernik, have risen to the task to meet basic health needs through frugal innovations.

Assoc Prof Audrey Chia taking a class at NUS Business School

Audrey taking a class at NUS Business School

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Redefining how we learn marketing

Art and science have permeated the marketing industry today, with disruptive forces – such as digital media, mobile and gaming – shaping the constant battle for the consumer’s attention.

How has marketing education kept up with these changes? How do aspiring marketers ensure they have the right knowledge, skills and training to succeed in this new-age battleground?

Associate Professor of Marketing Ashok Charan is addressing these challenges, one innovation at a time. His prolific background as a global marketing expert in leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, combined with his passion for relevant and hands-on marketing training, has led him to create an innovative tool for his students that provides real-world training through simulation.

Destiny© is a FMCG business simulator that imparts strategic marketing skills through a virtual consumer panel. By replicating consumer behaviours, it offers a holistic learning experience. Pit against one another, participants have to implement effective marketing and business strategies, and develop an understanding of what drives store choice and brand choice. In doing so, they become proficient in the use of market knowledge and financial data for day-to-day business decisions.

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Professor Michael Frese Recognised for a Lifetime of Dedication to Entrepreneurship

Professor Michael Frese, Provost’s Chair and Head of Management and Organisation, was recently awarded The Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award, the Academy of Management’s highest award in the Entrepreneurship Division . The Award recognises a small number of individuals and organisations who have made extraordinary, long-term contributions that advance the mission and interests of the Division.

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(L-R) Awardees Bill Gartner, Candida Brush, Michael Frese; and Harry Sapienza (Presenter of the award and head of the award committee)

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The young and the influential

Nine of the 18 most influential professors aged 40 and under selected by Singapore Business Review in its annual list are from NUS Business School. This is the second time since 2014 the publication has released such a list to identify young business professors who have shown notable willingness to share their skills, knowledge and expertise in any medium.

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Nominated by various business schools and their colleagues, these young teachers are rising stars, both in the classroom and in cutting-edge research. They are authors of significant publications and are most sought after speakers in various forums.

Youngest on list is 27-year-old Assistant Professor Sam Yam who is also youngest in this year’s Poets & Quants global list of 40 most outstanding “under 40” business professors across the world.

Other young and talented professors nominated and featured from NUS Business School on the list are:

Congratulations to the professors!

 

Sam Yam makes list of top 40 under 40 Biz School Dons

Sam Yam picCongrats to Asst Prof Sam Yam who made Poets&Quants’ most outstanding 40 under 40 professors at leading business schools. Poets&Quants.com is a news portal devoted to the coverage of all that matters in the graduate business school world.

Every year, Poets&Quants puts out a call for nominations—students, alumni and the schools responded by nominating 75 professors from 40 different business schools from all over the world.

This is how it Poets&Quants describes those that made the list:

  • This year’s 40 Under 40 professors won’t disappoint
  • Rising stars at business schools from around the world
  • An inspiring group of young women and men who are making red hot names for themselves through academic research and classroom teaching
  • 40 of the brightest and youngest minds who serve on the faculty at MBA programs across the globe
  • Young professors who have reached mind-blowing success
  • They’ve accomplished so much in their brief careers and, to think, they’re just getting started

Oh, an additional distinction for Asst Prof Yam – he is the youngest – and the only 20plus – on the list! He is also one of the youngest professors on campus.

Read Sam’s interview with Poets & Quants.

Read Sam’s interview with the Straits Times.