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a.     Research Contribution Award

Distinguished 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. 

The winner of the 2008 Distinguished Contribution Award is Professor Andrew Walder, Stanford University.   

b.     Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award

Award winners will be announced at the Awards Lunch on June 20, 2008.

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.

The winner of the 2008 Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award is Wenhong Chen, Duke University.

Finalists:

Does the Colour of the Cat Matter?: The Red Hat Strategy in China's Private Enterprises,  Wenhong Chen, Duke University (in MOR 3.1)

The Norm of Reciprocity: Scale Development and Validation in the Chinese Context, Joshua B. Wu, University of Miami (in MOR 2.3)

'Ren Qing" versus "Big Five": The Role of Culturally Sensitive Measures of Individual Difference in Distributive Negotiations, Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University (in MOR 1.2)

c.     Best Conference Paper Awards

Award winners will be announced at the Awards Lunch on June 20, 2008.

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 performance, etc.

The winner of the 2008 Best Conference Macro Paper Awards is Chi-Nien Chung, National University of Singapore, Xiaowei Luo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for "Institutional Logics or Agency Costs: The Influence of Corporate Governance Models on Business Group Restructuring in Emerging Economies"

Finalists:

The Effects of Share Ownership on Organizational Decision-Making and Strategic Orientation, Eric Gedajlovic, University of Connecticut, Qing Cao, University of Connecticut, Hongping Zhang, Shandong University (Presented in Session 16C)

Institutional Logics or Agency Costs: The Influence of Corporate Governance Models on Business Group Restructuring in Emerging Economies, Chi-Nien Chung, National University of Singapore, Xiaowei Luo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Presented in Session 8C)

Structural Replacement or Structural Inducement: Governmental Ties of Chinese Managers, Xiaotao Yao, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Stan Xiao Li, York University, Christina Sue-Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Youmin Xi, Xi'an Jiaotong University (Presented in Session 2E)

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.

The winner of the 2008 Best Conference Micro Paper Awards is Ya-Ru Chen, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington, Rebecca Portnoy, Washington State University, for "To Whom Do Positive Norm and Negative Norm of Reciprocity Apply? Effects of Inequitable Offer, Relationship, and Relational-self Orientation"

Finalists:

A Multiple-Stakeholder Perspective of Human Resource Management in Service Organizations: Aligning the Interests of Employees, Customers, and Shareholders, Chih-Hsun Chuang, Da-Yeh University, Hui Liao, Rutgers University (Presented in Session 17D)

Promotive and Prohibitive Voice Behavior in Organizations: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Examination, Jian Liang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Jiing-Lih Larry Farh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Presented in Session 2A)

To Whom Do Positive Norm and Negative Norm of Reciprocity Apply? Effects of Inequitable Offer, Relationship, and Relational-self Orientation, Ya-Ru Chen, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington, Rebecca Portnoy, Washington State University (Presented in Session 4A)

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.

The winner of the 2008 Best Student Paper Awards is Nan Zhou, University of Pennsylvania, for "Institutional Environment and Diversification of Chinese Listed Firms: An Investigation of H-Share Firms"

Finalists:

Beyond Friend-Stranger Dichotomous Social Relationships in Inter-Cultural Negotiations: Study between America and China, Xiao Wang, Peking University (Presented in Session 2H)

Institutional Environment and Diversification of Chinese Listed Firms: An Investigation of H-Share Firms, Nan Zhou, University of Pennsylvania (Presented in Session 8F)

Learning from Chinese subsidiaries: Headquarters' subsidiary relationships for better performance, Yingying Zhang, Ramon Llull University (Presented in Session 4C)

d.     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 other leaders.

The winner of the 2008 Distinguished Executive Awards is Li Ning, Li Ning Company Ltd.


In recognition of IACMR's mission, we wish to confer awards for excellence in Chinese management research. These awards will be made at the 2008 Conference in Guangzhou. Nomination for awards is closed.

Distinguished Contribution Award

This award is for 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.  S/he has advanced the field and blazed a path for future researchers; and that have enhanced the visibility of Chinese management research by impacting on the broader research community.

Early Career Achievement Award (renamed, previously Scholarly Contribution Award)

This award is for an up-and-coming scholar who through their current work shows a great promise for excellence in Chinese management research and who is likely to make significant future contributions in the area.  The scholar should be between five and ten years into their academic career.

Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award

This Award aims to recognize young scholars' 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 winning articles will be selected from Management and Organization Review every two years. Eligible authors must be either PhD students or those who have received their degree no more than five years prior to the publication date of the article and are the sole or first authors of the articles.

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.

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 performance, etc.

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.

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 other leaders.


Eligibility:  All scholars are eligible for nomination.  IACMR membership is not required.  To avoid conflict of interest, Award Committee members are not eligible for nomination or consideration of the award.  Deserving committee members may be nominated in subsequent years.

Please click the following links for more detailed information on the previous IACMR award winners.

Award Winners in 2006
Award Winners in 2004


Nomination Procedures for Distinguished Contribution Award and Early Career Achievement Award

A nomination must include:

1. A nomination letter specifying the nominee's name, contributions to the field of Chinese management, and reasons for the nominee to receive the award.

2. The nominee's full curriculum vitae with all basic information on the first page, including name, position, university and publications.

3.  The nominator should seek the agreement of the nominee for the nomination.  The nominee must attend the meeting to receive the award if selected.

Each member of IACMR may nominate one candidate for each category of award.  If making nominations for both categories of awards, please address each in a separate nomination letter.

All nominations must be submitted electronically to IACMR Coordinator Red Ng (iacmr@asu.edu) by December 15, 2007.

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