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Conference Awards

In recognition of IACMR’s mission, we wish to confer awards for excellence in Chinese management research. There are two categories of award, one is the Research Award and the other is the Best Conference Paper Award. The Awards Presentation Ceremony will be held from 12:30 to 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom A&B, Grand Metropark Hotel on June 16, 2006 (Day 2 of the Conference).

We are pleased to announce the winners of the IACMR 2006 Research and Executive Awards (you could view a short bio of the winner by clicking in their names):

- Distinguished Contribution Award: Prof. Gordon Redding, The Euro-Asia and Comparative Research Centre, INSEAD
- Scholarly Contribution Award: Prof. Mike Peng, University of Texas at Dallas
- Distinguished Executive Award: Captain Jia-Fu Wei, Executive President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO).

Click here for the more information of the Distinguished Contribution Award, Scholarly Contribution Award and Distinguished Executive Award

Click here for the ten finalists of the Best Conference Papers Awards (three categories)

We would like to extend our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and finalists for their outstanding accomplishments and achievements!

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Research Awards

The nomination is closed. Thank you for your interest!

This award is to honor those scholars who have made significant contribution to the advancement of Chinese management research in any discipline. Under Research Award category, there are two awards, Distinguished Contribution Award and the Scholarly Contribution Award.

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Call for nominations of IACMR Research Awards

Eligibility for the Awards

Nomination Procedures

List of Research Awards winners, 2004 Inaugural Conference, Beijing, PRC

Best Conference Paper Awards

The goal of this award is to recognize outstanding research papers being presented at the IACMR Conference. There are three awards under this category, Best Student Paper Award, Best Conference Macro Paper Award, and the Best Conference Micro Paper Award.

Awards Committee Members, 2006 Inaugural Conference, Nanjing, PRC


Distinguished Contribution Award
The first 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 the broader research community.

Scholarly Contribution Award

The second award is for an up-and-coming scholar (typically someone who has been out for 5 to 10 years), 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 of their academic career. 


Best Student Paper Award

This award is given to a paper written by a student and 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 Marco 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.

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. 

Nomination Procedures

A nomination must include:

1. A "blind" 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 Winee Wu ( by December 15, 2005.

Awards Committee Members,  2006 Inaugural Conference, Nanjing, PRC.

  • Rosalie L. Tung, Simon Fraser University (Chair)
  • Max Boisot, INSEAD
  • Don Hambrick, Pennsylvania State University
  • C. M. Lau, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Nan Lin, Duke University
  • Fred Luthans, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Peter Smith, University of Sussex

List of Research Awards winners, 2004 Inaugural Conference, Beijing, PRC.

Distinguished Contribution Award

John Child, University of Birmingham personal website

Victor Nee, Cornell University personal website

Scholarly Contribution Award

Yadong Luo, University of Miami personal website

Prof. Gordon Redding, Winner of the Distinguished Contribution Award

Prof. Redding is Director, The Euro-Asia and Comparative Research Centre, INSEAD, a position he assumed after a long and distinguished career as Professor of Management Studies at Hong Kong University.  Gordon is one of the pioneers of Chinese management research.  He has published many books and articles on the subject.  Perhaps his single most influential and cited work is The Spirit of Chinese Capitalism (1990). Virtually all scholars who seek to gain a better understanding of Chinese management practices have read this book.

Prof. Mike Peng, Winner of the Scholarly Contribution Award

Mike is the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Global Strategy at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Mike Peng graduated from the University of Washington in 1996.  He has published three books, 39 journal articles, and 24 non-refereed publications.  His publications on strategies employed by domestic and international companies competing in Greater China have appeared in AMJ, AMR, JIBS, JM, JMS, OS, and SMJ.  Mike’s principal contribution to the literature lay in his advocating an institution-based view of strategy as one of the three legs in a "strategy tripod" ? the other two legs are the more established industry- and resource-based views. Mike is also the editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Captain Jia-Fu Wei,  Winner of the Distinguished Executive Award

Captain Jia-Fu Wei is Executive President and CEO of China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). Captain Wei has been serving COSCO for over 38 years through which he grew up from a deck employee to a captain and to a top leader of the company. He led two key transformations of COSCO: from a global shipping carrier to a global logistics provider integrating rail, river, and road transport, terminal operations, and documentation; and from a China-based shipper to a multinational company optimizing operations globally, utilizing local staff, decentralizing decisions, and relying on the COSCO culture to unite the company worldwide. The ultimate aim of these initiatives is a much more fundamental transformation of COSCO from a state-owned enterprise to a state-controlled enterprise that is subject to the discipline of global capital markets.

Captain Wei is not only a successful entrepreneur but also has a strong sense of social responsibility. Under his leadership COSCO has devoted many resources with the aim at being a good corporate citizen. In 2004, COSCO signed in the Global Compact Movement and promised to be a green service provider. In recent years, COSOC has contributed more than a hundred million Yuan (RMB) in environment protection and improvement of product quality. In addition, COSCO has been paying a lot of attention to the welfare and safety and health of its own employees and its customers.

Captain Wei values learning and continuously seeks self-improvement, and encourages his employees to do the same. Even though he has a master degree and doctoral degree in ship and ocean structural design and manufacture, he has still been actively participated in executive training programs in China and in the US. He also strongly supports his employees to learn for life time and is turning COSCO into a learning organization.

Captain Wei has been a role model for other business leaders in China. He has received numerous awards in recent years, such as the Perspective IT Master of 2006, Top 10 Innovation Talents of 2006, A leader in the global shipping and logistics industry in the 3rd Annual Leadership Roll granted by The Journal of Commerce of American Commonwealth Business Media worldwide, 2005 CCTV Person of the Year of China's Economy, to name a few. In addition, under his leadership, COSCO has been awarded The Top 10 Responsibility Corporate Award of The Nation in 2006, Self-Motivated Study Excellence Award, Shipping Line of the Year 2005 by Lloyd's List, and the "Adaptive Enterprise Awards" of 2004 in Asia Pacific regions by Business Week and Hewlett-Packard (HP) and so on.