Professor Michael Frese has been conferred the 2016 Emerald Africa Academy of Management Trailblazer Award. This award recognises scholars who have taken a leadership role in the promotion and advancement of scholarship and/or teaching on management in Africa.
Prof Frese receiving his award from representatives of the academy
Prof Frese has distinguished himself not only in making a significant contribution to organisational phenomena in Africa, but also in the development and improvement of research and teaching of management in African organisations.
Many students will say it is a dry subject. And Dr Liu agrees it can be hard to engage the students, especially for those with a phobia of numbers.
Yet Dr Liu Qi Zhang of Decisions Sciences has managed to win an Outstanding Educator Award for his work with students. This award recognises dedicated and innovative teachers who set new benchmarks in teaching.
What is decision science? Dr Liu says, simply, that it is the “science of making decisions”. Every day, managers have to make many decisions. They are faced with a mountain of data. If they know which data to collate and analyse, they can use the insights gained to make optimal decisions for their companies.
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
Service is everything at Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung restaurant group. For instance, employees at its branch in Xinyi, Taiwan, spent over an hour to help a customer from France recover his lost mobile phone from a taxi.
The service spirit CEO Warren Yang wants every Din Tai Fung employee to have is to “treat every customer as you would treat your family member, and genuinely show them your care and concern”, according to Associate Professor Brian Hwarng, Department of Decision Sciences.
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.
This ranking was based on a survey of 1,000 business schools from 154 countries.
As an indication of the strong international reputation enjoyed by NUS Business School, we retained Eduniversal’s maximum rating of five Palmes for the eighth year running.
The Deans’ vote, whereby school directors and deans select which institutions they would recommend to their students, effectively puts NUS Business School in first place not only among Singapore schools, but also in Far East Asia.
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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.
Money cannot buy fairness but it appears that fairness can determine where the money goes.
In their paper ‘Distributional and Peer-induced Fairness in Supply Chain Contract Design’, Professor Teck-Hua Ho, Associate Professor Xuanming Su from the Wharton School and Associate Professor Yaozhong Wu, became the first to introduce the concept of peer-induced fairness in the design of business-to-business wholesale pricing contracts. They successfully demonstrated that when making business transactions, supply chain members care about not only their individual profit but also fairness in profit comparisons with one another. So a profit-seeking supplier should strategically incorporate the retailer’s fairness preferences in making contract offers.
Professor Teck-Hua Ho (left) and Professor Wu Yaozhong
What does NUS Business School have in common with a Buddhist Monk?
The answer? An insatiable thirst for knowledge; the determination to walk the talk; the will to overcome all obstacles to attain their goal; and a shared journey trekking across the Gobi Desert. It was at Mo-Kia-Yen Gobi Desert 1,300 years ago that the Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller and translator, Xuangzang, was chased, abandoned, and almost killed as he traversed the desert to India in pursuit of original Buddhist scriptures.
It is not often that one gets to be a professor, speaker, writer, inventor, subject-matter expert, consultant, pilot, poet, business leader, and a father – and excel at each of these roles. But when asked what inspires him the most, Visiting Senior Fellow Keith Carter immediately responds, “While I wear multiple hats, there’s one thing I most definitely do and love: To make lives of others easier with technology. That is my passion, and my mission in life.”