2022 Grant Winners of Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund

Dear IACMR Community,

The Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund was created to commemorate the life and work of Professor Kwok Leung, and to continue his mission of supporting young scholars. The fund is intended to support Ph.D. students who need funds to collect data to finish their dissertations. The fund is open to all doctoral students doing Chinese Management research. 

It’s the 7th year to invite proposals for the fund grant. The Call for Proposals was announced on March 14, 2022. By the submission deadline of April 30, 2022, 50 valid proposals had been received from students worldwide. 

The IACMR Research Committee membersco-chaired by Lori (Qingyuan) Yue (Columbia Business School), Eric Zhao (Indiana University), Ning Li (Tsinghua University) and Wu Liu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) reviewed and assessed the submitted proposals, each of which received at least two reviews. The following five proposals (listed in alphabetical order of the authors’ last name) received the highest ratings and have won Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund grants.

From the Lady with the Lamp to the Robot with the Lamp: The Disruption and Reconstruction of Service Workers’ Meaning of Work 
Qi Fang(方琪) (Zhejiang University)

App-work or Work for App? The Double-edged Sword Effects of Algorithmic Management of Online Labor Platforms 
Jia-Hui He(何家慧) (Zhejiang University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Cross-Sector Collaborations in Global Supply Chains as An Opportunity Structure: How NGOs Promote Corporate Sustainability in China
Wenjie Liu(刘文杰) (Erasmus University)

Too creative to be a good leader? Exploring the paradoxical nature and potential consequences of leader creativity 
Zimin Liu(刘子旻) (Peking University)

Yi Peng(彭屹) (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Warm congratulations to the above winners! Each winner will be awarded a grant of RMB10,000 yuan.

We take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of the reviewers! (Listed in alphabetical order of the reviewers’ last name)

Han Jiang, Tulane University 
Ning Li, Tsinghua University
Wu Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Cuili Qian, The University of Texas at Dallas
Shipeng Yan, The University of Hong Kong
Lori (Qingyuan) Yue, Columbia Business School
Eric Zhao, Indiana University

Thanks to donations of many scholars who made this award possible (click here for name list of donors). We would appreciate very much if you could join us to support Kwok’s mission of training young scholars! Please contact Dr. Lerong He, IACMR Treasurer, at if you feel like to do so. Thank you for your kind attention and constant support!

Zhi-Xue Zhang