NUS Business School’s Joel Goh voted “Best Male Speaker” at John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition

From left: Joel, Phyllis, the team's student ambassador Octavio Haddad Nahas, Wei Han and Fabian

From left: Joel, Phyllis, the team’s student ambassador Octavio Haddad Nahas, Wei Han and Fabian

Congratulations to our students Joel Goh (BBA Hons Year 4), Fabian Kho (BBA Hons Year 4), Phyllis Ng (BAC Hons Year 4) and Tan Wei Han (BBA Hons Year 3) who won second place at the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC).

In addition, Joel was voted Best Male Speaker.

Associate Professor Ashok Charan from the Department of Marketing was the team’s faculty adviser.

In its eighth year, the week-long JMUCC takes place in the heart of downtown Montreal, and challenges twenty-four international teams from renowned business schools.

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Business School Dinner Talk: Asia in the post QE G2 era

Some 30 distinguished policy makers, business leaders, as well as friends and faculty of the School got together to deliberate the current issues afflicting the regional economies due to the global economic instability; and generated many new perspectives on what could be done to ride out the challenges ahead.

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julie panel 1 Panellists at the talk: “Asia in the Post QE G2 Era: Policy Trends & Economic Outlook” provided invaluable insights into the situations faced by Japan, China and India while the Q&A, moderated by Prof Kim Sun Bae (Strategy & Policy), was a thought-provoking session that generated much participation.

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In his welcome remarks, Dean said, “… significant economies in Asia, like Japan and India, are making policy changes to strengthen their economies. In this context, NUS Business School would like to serve as a platform for meaningful discussion and development of important insights.”

Inspiring ideas and encouraging collaboration

general shot at phd research day 2016The fifth Annual PhD Research Day gives our students from different levels and disciplines an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas for their research.

“It is a great opportunity for the students to showcase their research to the entire business school community. By exposing the students to a wider audience, they improve their work through feedback from diverse perspectives. Furthermore, the event inspires them to embark on fresh research ideas and encourage collaboration across departments,” said Sumit Agarwal, Vice-Dean (PhD and Research) and Low Tuck Kwong Professor.

At the heart of the event is the poster competition held in the MRB atrium where students (second year and above) get to present a visual summary of their research topic in a poster, including the methodology and key findings. Judged by a committee of six faculty members, the posters are assessed based on factors such as originality of the research and the ability to connect to a wider audience.

There are also morning sessions where nominated first-year students present their research works in various seminar rooms.

This year’s winners are:

Pei Sha n HuXiaoliDepartment of Accounting: 1st prize: Pei Sha & Hu Xiaoli; 2nd prize: Ma Jiameng; 3rd Price: Guan Xinjiao

Lyu GuodongDepartment of Decision Sciences: 1st prize: Lyu Guodong; 2nd prize: Tang Qinshen; 3rd Price: Chen Zhi

Department of Finance: 1st prize: Zhang Jian; 2nd prize: Zou Qiqi; 3rd Price: Zhang Changhao

Yang ZheshuaiDepartment of Marketing: 1st prize: Yang Zheshuai; 2nd prize: Xu Xiaoyan; 3rd Price: Jia Miaolei

Sherry AwDepartment of Management & Organisation: 1st prize: Sherry Aw; 2nd prize: Liu Yukun; 3rd Price: Gabriel Henry Jacob

Xiao FenglongDepartment of Strategy & Policy: 1st prize: Xiao Fenglong; 2nd prize: Tan Hongbin; 3rd Price: Hu Tianyou and Siddharth Natarajan

Faculty Promotion

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sandy Lim from the Department of Management & Organisation who has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure with effect from 1 July 2015.

sandy lim half body face leftAssoc Prof Lim specialises in research that examines interpersonal dynamics at the workplace, work-family issues as well as gender and cultural issues in organisations.

Her research work has been published in top business and psychology journals and presented at major international conferences such as the Academy of Management Meetings. She has received numerous international awards, including a prestigious research fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She has held research, teaching and executive appointments in several private sector corporations, the Ministry of Defence, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Singapore.

Prof Frese wins international management award

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.

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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.

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Faculty Profile: Prof Vivien Lim

We are delighted to kick off our 2016 Faculty Profile series with Professor Vivien Lim.

Deer Park Lake View-HiroshimaProf Lim has been with Business School for over twenty years. She started as a Senior Tutor with the Department of Management & Organization. She became our first female full Professor in 2014. She is also Deputy Head of the department and Director of the Women in Leadership Program.

She is well-received by her students, and has received numerous teaching awards. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, she has been placed on the University’s Teaching Honour Roll.

Prof Lim is a leading scholar in the areas of job insecurity, cyberloafing, information technology and work and workplace misbehaviour, and has received numerous research awards at both faculty and international levels. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

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More than up to the Challenge

Congratulations to our undergraduates who won the CFA Institute Research Challenge Singapore Round 2016. They defeated teams from SMU, NTU, SIM University, SIM Global, SIT and Yale-NUS.

20160130_135306The team comprising, (from left to right) Toh Zhen Zhou, Yeo Sui Chuan, Sarah Long, Lim Wei Quan Jenson and Wang Wei Long Bryan, also clinched the Best Research Report Award.

Held annually since 2007, the competition is organised by CFA Institute, a global association of finance professionals. Our school has been dominating the Research Challenge Singapore Round. With this year’s title, we have won a record five times, two more than our nearest challenger, SMU.

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Partaking of the Winners Dream

with male studentsLast month, a packed hall of students met Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP. With nearly 77,000 employees and 300,000 customers in 190 countries, SAP is the world’s business software market leader. Bill is also the author of “Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office”, where he shares his journey from teenage entrepreneur to global CEO.

Bill began his professional career at Xerox, where he worked for 17 years and rose through the ranks to become the company’s youngest corporate officer and division president. He joined SAP in 2002 to lead the North America business, and became the company’s co-CEO in 2010 and its sole CEO in 2014.

However, as a businessman, Bill started his journey at 17, just a little younger than our undergraduates, when he bought his first deli with $5,500 in loans. His promise to his creditors then – if he failed to make any of the repayments as scheduled, he would lose the deli. He paid them back, within two months, a total sum of $7,000, including interest. The deli paid his way through college, and was sold once that purpose was achieved.

If life was a deli, this is what Bill took away:

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Carrying Deloitte’s flag on campus

Student ambassador programmes by organisations help develop students’ technical and soft skills. One such initiative is the Deloitte Student Ambassador Program.

Launched in 2014, the Program was introduced to recognise talented new staff. Its Student Ambassadors are those who have accepted priority offers to join the firm upon graduation and have excelled in their studies, co-curricular activities or their internships with the firm.

The 2015 edition of the Program saw Low Zhan Hao Pierre, BAC Year 3 and Ngui Jia Yi, BAC Year 2 joining Deloitte as the firm’s Student Ambassadors. Continue reading