recognition of IACMR’s mission, we wish to confer awards for excellence
in Chinese management research. These awards will be made at the 2010
Bi-Annual Conference in Shanghai, China (June 16-20, 2010).
a. Distinguished Research Contribution Award
This award recognizes a senior scholar who has devoted much of his/her
career to the study of Chinese management and has made significant
contributions to the field in theory, methodology or in explaining the
workings of Chinese organizations or organizations in China; who has
advanced the field and blazed a path for future researchers; and who has
enhanced the visibility of Chinese management research by impacting the
broader research community.
Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: Dec. 30, 2009
The winner of the 2010 Distinguished Research Contribution Award is Professor Nan Lin, Duke University.
Professor Nan Lin is a professor of sociology and the Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of
Sociology of the Trinity College, Duke University. He received his
doctorate degree at Michigan State University and previously taught at
Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Albany.
His academic interests, for more than four decades, have focused on
social networks, social support and social capital. He has made efforts
to construct theories, devise measurements and conduct empirical
research in each research arena. Empirically, he has applied these
theories and measurements to the studies of social stratification and
mobility, stress and coping, and individual, organization and community
well-being. He has conducted research in the United States, Central
America, Haiti, and Chinese societies (mainland China and Taiwan). He
has employed both quantitative (large-scale national surveys, and
surveys in organizations and communities) and qualitative (intensive
long-term observations in villages, for example) methods. He has
authored or edited eleven books (including Social Capital: A Theory of Social Structure and Action, 2001, Cambridge University Press), forty book chapters and numerous journal articles.
For the past twenty years, he has made a concerted effort to establish a
research paradigm on social capital – with integrated
theory-measurement-empirical approach. He is currently working on four
research programs about China: (1) social capital in three societies
(China, Taiwan and the United States), (2) social capital in
organizations in China (interview data from 194 work units and 526
position occupants and their supervisors in these work units), (3)
Chinese capitalism (a centrally managed capitalism), (4) civil society
in China (Cybernetworks and home owners associations).
He has received several honors and awards. He is an academician at the
Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and a past Vice President of the American
Sociological Association. Recently he delivered the Fei Xiao-tong
Memorial Lecture, at Peking University ( 2008), was honored at the
“Re-construction and Development of Sociology in China and Nan Lin’s
Intellectual Thoughts,” at Tsinghua University (2008), and gave the
Famous Foreign Lectures at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science
Theory and Methodology (ICS), the Netherlands (2006). He holds an
honorary doctorate degree from the National Chengchi University and
distinguished visiting or honorary professorships at many Chinese
universities and institutes (including Nankai University, Renmin
University, Fudan University, Peking University, Academia Sinica,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jilin University, Tianjin
Academy of Social Sciences and Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences).
Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology at
SUNY-Albany and Director, the Asian-Pacific Studies Institute at Duke
b. Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award
This award recognizes a young scholar’s contributions to the fields of
managerial and organizational research. The award will go to a young
author who has published in Management and Organization Review and who
is the sole or first author of his/her article.
MOR Young Scholar Award Flyer
Balanced versus Unbalanced Psychological Contracts in Temporary and Permanent Employment: Association with Employee Attitudes, Jeroen de Jong, Tilburg University, René Schalk, Tilburg University, Nele de Cuyper, K.U., Leuven (in MOR 5.3)
Principal-Principal Conflict in the Governance of the Chinese Public Corporation, Yiyi Su, Peking University, Dean Xu, The University of Hong Kong, Phillip H. Phan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (in MOR 4.1)
Employment and Market Innovation in Chinese Business Group Affiliated Firms: The Role of Group Control Systems, Robert E. White,
Arizona State University, Robert E. Hoskisson, Arizona State
University, Daphne W. Yiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Garry D.
Bruton, Texas Christian University (in MOR 4.2)
c. Distinguished Executive Award
This award is for a senior executive who has devoted much of his/her
career to the practice of management and is widely recognized for strong
leadership with positive firm performance. S/he has high social
responsibility in practical management environment and taking concrete
actions reflecting concern for the society's social and natural
environments; and that values learning, and serves as a role model for
Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: Feb. 15, 2010
The Distinguished Executive Award Committee is pleased to
announce that the 2010 Award will be presented to Mr. Lejiang Xu,
Chairman of Baosteel Group Corporation, in the Award Presentation
ceremony at 5.00 p.m., Wednesday the 16th of June 2010, at the Grand
Ballroom, Huating Hotel, Shanghai.
Mr. Xu will receive the Award in person and will present an acceptance speech to the gathering.
The Award recipient – A brief biography
Mr. Lejiang Xu, Chairman of Baosteel Group Corporation, professor-level senior engineer.
Mr. Xu has extensive managerial expertise in the steel industry, joining
Baosteel in 1982 and successively holding the posts of Assistant to the
Head of Blooming Plant, Deputy Head, Head of Cold-rolling Plant and
Assistant to the President of Shanghai Baosteel, Vice President,
Executive Vice President of Baosteel (Group) Corporation, Director, Vice
President and President of Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, and
Director and President of Baosteel Group Corporation. He was Director of
the First and Second Board of Directors and Chairman of the Third and
Fourth Board of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. He has been Chairman
of Baosteel Group Corporation since January 2007.
Mr. Xu graduated from Jiangxi Metallurgy Institute in 1982 and went to
West Virginia University, U.S.A. for further studies from 1995 to 1996.
He received his MBA degree from the joint MBA program of Fudan
University and the University of Hong Kong in 2000.
The Award criteria
The Award Committee used the following criteria to determine who would
be granted the Award, chosen from a short list of nominated individuals:
leader who has devoted much of his or her career to the practice of
management and who is widely recognized for strong leadership with
positive firm performance.
A leader who has high social
responsibility as shown by providing a positive work environment for
employees, producing high quality products and services for customers,
and taking concrete actions reflecting concerns for the society’s social
and natural environments.
A leader who values learning, seeks self-improvement, and encourages employee and organizational development.
A leader who serves as a role model
for other leaders in his or her industry and who has a significant
influence on other leaders within the Chinese context.
The recipient as a “Distinguished Executive” – A snapshot
Mr. Xu exemplifies leadership qualities
that distinguish him as a management practitioner in the turbulent
economic times that confront all of us today.
This statement by the nominator best
captures the well-rounded leadership of Mr. Xu: “I have witnessed many
senior executives in action and through my teaching in China since 1997.
Many of them are impressive and world class in their accomplishment.
However, Mr. Xu ranks the top of my list for making all of those around
him better! Through my interactions with him, I learned and witnessed
‘The Practice of Management’ as so well articulated by Peter Drucker”.
Mr. Xu is a strong business leader. Within weeks of the economic crisis that recently hit the world, and
China was no exception, the Baosteel Group experienced the largest
crises in the history of the company. With large unexpected
cancellations of orders from customers while inventories and raw
materials worth billions accumulated along the production lines, the
situation called for some immediate and appropriate management actions.
Mr. Xu and his team moved quickly to keep production afloat. The change
management program he initiated throughout the organization demanded
strong leadership which Mr. Xu demonstrated. In difficult times, he got
closer to his customers and worked out business solutions, moved closer
to his associates to understand their problems, worked longer hours, cut
his own salary by 20%, and boosted morale among his co-workers who had
only previously read about recessions in books, now facing the
realities. In 2009, Baosteel returned to profitability from huge losses
in 2008. Indeed, it met 157.6% of its annual targets.
Mr. Xu is a socially concerned manager. He led Baosteel to become one of the most respected organizations in
the industry in the aspect of social and environmental sustainability,
not only in China but in the world. In supporting one the company’s core
values, social and environmental programs have been implemented with
organization-wide and stringent measures, a sign of the level of
seriousness that management places on these values. In 2007, the
Baosteel Education Fund honored 773 professors and students from 82
universities, donated RMB500 million to the China Environmental
Protection Fund, and continued its support of Baoshan community
Mr. Xu values learning and innovation. Under his leadership, learning and innovations characterize Baosteel.
Having successfully introduced R & D innovations in the
manufacturing processes, the company has now become a dominant player
(with over 50% market share) in specialty steel production that were
formerly reliant on imports. Baosteel has also excelled in supplying
specialty metal to the auto industry. Mr. Xu believes that
differentiation is the answer to the problem of oversupply in the
industry and he leads the corporation to create innovative products and
services. In the past four years, Baosteel has generated 739
Mr. Xu is a role model for many. His extraordinary management performance has been well recognized by
the numerous awards he has received over the years, including “National
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award”, “Shanghai Outstanding Young
Entrepreneurs Award”, “Gold Eagle Award”, “Excellent Leader in Quality
Management Award”, among others.
It is Mr. Lejiang Xu’s special brand of
technical – business – human leadership that makes clear that he truly
deserves to be recognized as the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished
Executive Award, to be proudly presented to him by the International
Association for Chinese Management Research.
d. Best Conference Paper Awards
i. Best Conference Macro Paper Award
This award is given to a paper that
deals with organizational level issues including strategy, structure,
international management, multinational corporations, organizational
growth and development, firm-environment relationships, or firm
Domestic Diversification, Top Management Teams and International Expansion of Firms from Emerging Markets , Jiangyong Lu, Peking University, Xiaohui Liu, Loughborough University, Igor Filatotchev, City University London, Mike Wright, Nottingham University
The Impact of Identity Focus on Network Dynamics in the Hong Kong Film Industry,1970-1997, Yi Tang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Portfolio of Political Ties and Expansion of Business Groups in Emerging Economies, Hongjin Zhu, McMaster University, Chi-Nien Chung, National University of Singapore
ii. Best Conference Micro Paper Award
This award is given to a paper that
deals with individual and group level issues within the organizational
setting, including topics such as leadership, motivation, conflict,
group dynamics, individual attitudes and performance, as well as
cross-cultural issues at the individual or group levels, etc.
Coping with Workplace Ostracism: The Roles of Ingratiation and Political Skill in Employee Psychological Distress, Long-Zeng Wu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Ho Kwong Kwan, Drexel University, Frederick Hong-kit Yim, Hong Kong Baptist University, Xiaomeng Zhang, American University
The Effects of Person-job Fit, Emotional Labor, and Social Desirability on Psychological Well-being and Service Quality, Wing Lam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ziguang Chen, City University of Hong Kong, Yuanyuan Huo, City University of Hong Kong
The Janus Face of Paternalistic Leadership, Simon Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xu Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ed Snape, Hong Kong Baptist University, Catherine Lam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
iii. Best Student Paper Award
This award is given to a paper
written by a student who is the sole author of the paper. Any topic is
appropriate as long as the paper shows rigor in conceptualization and
methods and contributes to new knowledge.
Interpersonal Affect, Formal Hierarchy, and Task-related Ties in a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise, Xiao Chen, University of Toronto
The Role of Locational Flexibility in Location Choice of FDI, Shengsheng Huang, Rutgers University
The Substance and Symbolism of Restructuring: A Nested Institution View, Pengji Wang, National University of Singapore
e. Li Ning Dissertation Grant
The Li Ning Dissertation Grant, sponsored by Li Ning Company, is
established to encourage doctoral students to conduct the dissertation
research that borrows existing theories, with appropriate
contextualization, to analyze Chinese management phenomena, as well as
develops context-specific theories to explain unique Chinese management
Below is the list of students who win the Li Ning Grant:
University of Washington
Arizona State University
University of California, Irvine
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
National University of Singapore
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Judy Yi Sun
University of Texas at Tyler
Katie Ka Yee Lau
Australian National University Advisor
University Ramon Llull
f. Conference Best Reviewers
The English Program
Siu Yin Sally Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Carolyn Egri, Simon Fraser University
Lori Yue, Columbia University
Michael Miles, University of Ottawa
Xinwen Bai, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Li Ma, Peking University
Xiaotao Yao, Xi'An Jiaotong University
Kefei Ma, Peking University
To see previous awards winners, awards committees and other detailed information, please go to the IACMR’s website: http://www.iacmr.org/Awards/ConfAwards.htm.