Marketing Professor Surendra Rajiv passes away

It is with great regret and sadness that we receive the news that Professor Surendra Rajiv from the Department of Marketing passed away earlier this week.

Surendra RajivProfessor Rajiv was a key member of the School for 11 years before he resigned last year. He joined us as a tenured professor of marketing in 2002 and held several appointments including Assistant Dean of Research and PhD programmes, as well as Provost’s Chair.

Before joining NUS, he was a visiting professor at the Haas School of Business and was also a faculty member at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He obtained his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and earlier degrees from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Patna University.

His contributions to the field of quantitative marketing are invaluable and his extensive work has been published in many reputed journals.

We have lost a scholar, mentor and devoted member of our community and will miss him dearly. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Faculty member wins research award

Assistant Professor Wenlan Qian in the Department of Finance has won the Best Paper in Asset Pricing award in the 2014 Society of Financial Studies (SFS) Cavalcade conference for her paper, “How Constraining are Limits to Arbitrage?”

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Professor Wenlan and her co-author Professor Alexander Ljungqvist examine the role of limits to arbitrage in asset pricing and behavioural finance, and propose an innovative arbitrage strategy.

The SFS Cavalcade is a joint project between the Review of Financial StudiesReview of Corporate Finance Studies, and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies. This year, 653 submissions were received for the conference, with an acceptance rate of 11.5%.

Professor Wenlan joined NUS in 2008 after obtaining her PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also affiliated with the Institute of Real Estate Studies and Risk Management Institute at National University of Singapore.

She is the recipient of several research grants and has won the best paper awards at several other international conferences. Her work appears in Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Congratulations, Professor Wenlan!

Faculty Awards

Five faculty members of the School have won the University’s Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) for the Academic Year 2012/13.

The ATEA is a prestigious teaching award at NUS that recognises faculty members who have  demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to, and achievement of, good teaching.

The winners received their awards at the ATEA ceremony held on 12 May 2014.

Our heartiest congratulations to the faculty members!

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Central banker turns academic

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Finance Secretary to the Government of India, has joined the School as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for a year, effective from 2 May 2014.

A career civil servant with some 40 years’ experience in India’s state and federal governments, Dr Subbarao will take part in various activities at the business school as well as at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He will share his deep insights in finance through seminars, lectures and workshops, and at meetings with policymakers, academia, students and the business community. 

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao

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A Family Business Showcase

The Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations, or CGIO, played host to leading academics from around the world who were in Singapore to participate in the Family Business Conference.

Keynote speaker professor Ruth V.Aguilera from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was among the scholars from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia who presented their research and participated in roundtable discussions on ownership, governance and networks in family firms.

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Faculty Interview: Andrew Delios and Zhijian Wu

An integral part of our School community, our faculty members run on such a tight schedule that it’s rare to have one slow down long enough to speak with us. So we were pleased as punch when we got a chance to speak to Professor Andrew Delios, a renowned name not only within the School but outside as well.

A veteran of the School, Prof Andrew is a thought leader and expert in global business strategies and competition issues in emerging economies. He has not only authored six books, but also co-authored more than 80 published journal articles, case studies and book chapters.

For his latest book, Prof Delios had teamed up with NUS MBA alumnus Zhijian Wu and journalist Phillip Day. Here are excerpts from our interview with Andrew and Zhijian on ‘China 88: The Real China and How to Deal With It’ :

Q1. Please tell us a little about yourself and your association with NUS Business School.

AD: I’m a Canadian citizen and have been living in Singapore for 13 years. I joined NUS Business School as an Associate Professor when I first came to Singapore, and am now a full Professor. I teach international business and corporate strategy to PhD, EMBA and MBA students of the School.

ZW: I’m currently the CEO of Woodsford Capital Management Pte Ltd, a quantitative macro fund management company based in Singapore, which I co-founded in 2010. I’m originally from China and have been living in Singapore for more than 10 years. I graduated with a Masters degree from NUS Business School.

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Faculty Award and Promotions

We’re proud to highlight the recent achievements of our faculty members.

Professor Ivan Png, from Department of Strategy and Policy, has recently been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of the University. This honour is awarded  to academics who demonstrate excellence and international recognition in innovative research and superior performance in the field. Professor Ivan is a renowned economics expert, with an academic career spanning over two decades. His research focuses on the economics of Innovation and pricing. In addition to his contribution to academics, he has also been a nominated Member of Parliament (10th Parliament of Singapore).

Professor Sumit Agarwal from the Department of Finance has been promoted to full professor. Professor Sumit, a well-known expert in finance, recently won the School’s Outstanding Researcher award.

Professor Sumit has been cited widely and has produced five top-tier journal papers since joining us two years ago, a feat that puts him on par with the best researchers in the field. He also writes extensively for the ‘Smart Finance’ blog on Think Business, our knowledge portal.

 

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Associate Professor Edmund Keung, from Department of Accounting, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning this January. Professor Edmund teaches accounting courses at the School and has won the School’s Outstanding Research award in 2010.

His research interests lie in financial accounting and capital markets, and his work has been published in several leading journals. 

 

irisAssistant Professor Iris Hung, from Department of Marketing, has also been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning this January.
Iris teaches promotional management and consumer information processing courses at the School and has won the Outstanding Researcher award for the School in 2010. Her research interests lie in consumer information processing and effects of subjective experiences on decision making. Her work has been published in several leading journals.

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