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2018 – 2021 IACMR Officers

 
Founding President, Special Advisor & Co-Treasurer of IACMR – Anne S. Tsui
 

ANNE S. TSUI, Founding President of IACMR, currently Special Advisor and Co-treasurer of the Association, is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame since fall 2014, Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at Arizona State University, and concurrently Visiting Distinguished Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. Previously, she was faculty at Duke University, U California, Irvine, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM), 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She is also an elected fellow of the Academy of International Business. She won best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, received the Center for Creative Leadership Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Outstanding (Alumnus) Achievement Award, the AOM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. In recent years, she has devoted her professional work to advancing both the quality and the relevance of international and Chinese management research. She is the co-founder of the Responsible Research in Business and Management network (www.RRBM.network). Dr. Tsui received her BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


 
 
Past President – Neng Liang
 
Dr. Neng Liang is Professor Emeritus (hired back) of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Previously he was a professor of management at Peking University and a tenured professor at Loyola University in Maryland, USA. He was a standing committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Shanghai Pudong District; a vice president of Chinese Economist Society, and the President of IACMR. He currently serves as the education committee chair of IACMR and an academic advisor to the Center for China and Globalization.
Neng Liang was one of the pioneers of Chinese MBA education. He returned to China in 1997, co-founded the first joint MBA program in Beijing, and served as its first Chinese dean. In CEIBS, he served as the Director of the EMBA Programme, Associate Dean of Faculty, and the Director of case center; received teaching excellence award twice and a service excellence award.
Liang’s research focuses on the behaviors of the upper echelon. His research won two Enbar research excellence awards in Europe, two “All Academy Best Paper” awards and two “Divisional Best Paper” awards in the Academy of Management. His edited book on corporate governance won a “National High Quality Best Seller” award in China. His research book on Chinese entrepreneurs (together with three Wharton professors) has been published in three languages.
Liang spent six years as a farm laborer during the cultural revolution. He was admitted into graduate program in Renmin University as a self-taught student. He received his MBA from The Wharton School, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University (Bloomington).
 

 
President – Raymond A. Friedman
 
Raymond A. Friedman is the Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1987) and his B.A. from Yale University (1980). Prior to Owen, he was an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and was a faculty member of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. Professor Friedman’s research interests include negotiation, dispute resolution, the management of diversity, and cross-cultural differences between Chinese and American managers. In the early part of his career, Professor Friedman focused on labor negotiations, with a special focus on the role that team dynamics affect negotiation strategies, and efforts to change labor negotiation through training in mutual gains bargaining. Professor Friedman then shifted his attention to race and gender in organizations, looking at how race affects perceptions of justice, and the structure and dynamics of minority employee network. More recently, he has studied Chinese-American differences in approach to dispute resolution (including negotiation, arbitration, and conflict management) as well as the effects of Guanxi, behavioral integrity, and particularism in Asian culture. His work has been published in ASQ, AMJ, JAP, OBHDP, Human Relations, Industrial Relations, HBR, JESP, MOR, JPSP, JIBS, and other journals. Professor Friedman has served as Chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management, and as president of the International Association for Conflict Management. He organized and ran IACM’s 2006 conference in Montreal, Canada. At Vanderbilt, he has been the area coordinator for Organization Studies since 1995, and served as Associate Dean for Faculty from 2010 to 2013. Professor Friedman has taught Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Labor and Employee Relations, Doing Business in China, and Leading Teams and Organizations, and has received the Deans Award for Teaching Excellence at Owen. For six years he led a yearly project trip to China for MBA students.
 

 
President Elect – Zhi- Xue Zhang
 
 
Zhi-Xue Zhang is a professor of Organization and Strategic management, the director of Center for Research in Behavioral Science, and the director of Management Innovation Interdisciplinary Research Platform at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Hong Kong. He was a research fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997-2000, a visiting scholar at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2001-2002, a Freeman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006-2007, a visiting professor at the Stockholm University in 2011-2013, and an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong in 2017-2019. In 2009, the National Science Foundation of China named him a Distinguished Young Scholar. He is currently the President Elect of International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Professor Zhang’s research interests include Chinese leadership, team process, negotiation and conflict management, and cross-cultural management. He has published more than 100 research papers in local and international journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Management World (Chinese), and Acta Psychologica Sinica (Chinese). He also published nearly 40 articles at journals for practitioners such as Harvard Business Review (English online version and the Chinese version) and MIT Sloan Business Review. He is currently a senior editor of Management and Organization Review (MOR), and serves on the editorial board at Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (2008- ). He had been the associate editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2015-2016) and on the editorial board of Acta Psychologica Sinca (in Chinese) (2006-2017). At Peking University, he has taught courses for Undergraduate, PhD, MBA, and Executive MBA, and Executive Development programs.
 

 
Vice President and Program Chair – Runtian Jing
 
Runtian Jing is a professor of organizational management in the Antai College of Economics and Management of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the deputy director of the organization and strategy division of Chinese Academy of Management. He received his Ph.D. from the Xi’an Jiao Tong University in 1997, and taught at the School of Management and Economics of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China before his present appointment. He was granted “the Outstanding Young Scholar Award” by the Chinese Academy of Management in 2013, and “the Yangtze River Young Scholars Distinguished Professor” by the Ministry of Education of China in 2016. Dr. Jing’s research interests include organizational change, leadership behavior, cross-cultural management etc. His recent studies on Chinese indigenous view of organizational momentum were granted the 2016 Best Paper Award of “Chinese Theory of Management” by IACMR, and were included in the 2017 Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference. He has worked on several funded research projects. Among them, five were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (including a key research project) and one was supported by the Program of the Ministry of Education for New Century Excellent Talents of China.

 
Executive Secretary/Treasurer – Lerong HE
Lerong He is a Professor of Management and Interim Associate Dean of the School of Business &  Management at State University of New York at Brockport. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fuzhou University, China. Dr. He received her PhD in Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her M.A. degree in Industrial Relation and Human Resource Management from University of Minnesota, and her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Peking University. Dr. He’s main research interests are corporate governance, strategic leadership, and business ethics. Her recent research focus is to study these topics in the emerging market context particularly China. Dr. He’s research has been published in Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Management & Organization Review, etc. Her research has won several conference best paper awards and has been highlighted in Barron’s and Bloomberg News Asia. Dr. He currently serves as the co-editor of Management Research Review. She also serves on the editorial board of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Corporate Governance: An International Review and as an ad hoc peer reviewer for dozens of management, finance, and accounting journals. Dr. He was the 2014 Taiwan Fellowship recipient. She obtained the Fujian 100 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Grant in 2015. She also won the 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
 

 
Representative at Large (The Americas) – David Zhu
 
David Zhu is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar at the Arizona State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in strategy from the University of Michigan. One stream of his research examines how group decision-making processes and personalities influence top executives’ decisions about corporate governance and corporate strategy. Another stream of his research concerns the structure of corporate elite networks and interorganizational networks. His current projects examine how top executives’ prior experience and characteristics influence technological exploration and breakthrough inventions, how Confucian values of top executives influence corporate governance practices in China, and the antecedents and strategic consequences of Chinese top executives’ job satisfaction. Zhu has published his research in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He is currently on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal. He also serves as a Representative-at-Large for the Strategic Leadership and Governance Group of the Strategic Management Society and as a member of the Research Committee at the OMT division of the Academy of Management.
 
 
 

 
 
Representative at Large (Europe) – Jingjing Yao
 
Jingjing Yao is currently an assistant professor at IESEG School of Management, France. He obtained his Ph.D. in organization management at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China. He was a visiting scholar at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2013-2014. His research interests include negotiation, trust, creativity, and cross-cultural studies. He pursues research in these areas in a micro-macro synthesis approach. His research findings have been published in English journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Chinese Management Studies, and also Chinese journals such as Management World and Acta Psychologica Sinic. He also actively participate in various services. He served as a reviewer in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management and Organization, Asia Pacific Journal of Psychology, etc. He served as a session chair or coordinator in conferences such as Academy of Management Conference, International Association for Conflict Management Conference, International Association for Chinese Management Research, etc. He will serve as the Think Tank in the Dispute Resolution Research Center’s culture and negotiation conference in 2018.
 
 
 

 
Representative at Large (the Chinese Mainland) – Xiaotao Yao
 
Xiaotao Yao is currently a professor at School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He obtained his PhD from Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests mainly focus on networks, institutional theory, organizational identity, organizational learning, entrepreneurship, competitive dynamics, and TMT, particularly on interesting Chinese management phenomena related to the above areas. He has published his research in such journals as Management and Organization Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Management Decision, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Management Sciences in China (in Chinese), etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Representative at Large (Asia Pacific) – Yi Tang
 
Yi Tang currently is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in Strategy in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong. Previously, Dr. Tang was affiliated with Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Yi Tang received his PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in June, 2009. Dr. Tang’s research and teaching interests reside in the areas of strategic leadership, firm innovation, corporate social responsibility, and interfirm social networks. His research output has been published in leading management journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, among others. Dr. Tang currently sits on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Management. He is also editing special issues for Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, and Family Business Review. Dr. Tang is an active member of Academy of Management (AOM) and Strategic Management Society (SMS), and also serves as the representative-at-large for the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
 
 

 
Ph.D. Student Representative (China) – Eryue Teng
 
Eryue Teng is a doctoral student in the Organization & Human Resources department at the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). She received her B.A. in management from School of Economics and Management of Harbin Engineering University and got the opportunity of studying in HIT for doctor degree. Her research interests focus on job stress, employee’s proactive behavior, emotions in the workplace and creativity. Teng is the recipient of National Scholarship (2013-2014), First-class Scholarship (2012-2014), Provincial-Level Merit Student (2015) and Outstanding Graduate of Harbin Engineering University. She serves as a local contact person of Heilongjiang Province for the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Teng has finished five papers, including two papers published on Industrial Engineering and Management and Social Behavior and Personality, two papers forthcoming on Management Review and Current Psychology. She has presented on 2016 IACMR Conference and accepted by 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and 2017 IACMR Research Methods Workshop.
 
 

 
Ph.D. Student Representative (Outside of China) – Siyu Yu
 
Siyu Yu joined the PhD program in Management at New York University Stern School of Business in 2014. Siyu’s research focuses on the micro-foundations of groups and teams, with a particular focus on social hierarchy, conflict and competition, and cross-cultural organizational behavior. Specifically, she examines how individuals’ perceptions of hierarchy affect their outcomes, behaviors, and decision-making at work, as well as the group-level consequences and cultural variations of hierarchy perceptions. She is also interested in various antecedents of conflict and competition in group processes. In carrying out her research, Siyu employs a variety of methods, including field, laboratory, and archival studies. Her research appears in Psychological Science, Social Science Research, and Academy of Management Annals. Prior to Stern, Siyu received double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Sociology from Peking University and a Master degree in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley.