Conference Awards

Awards General

In recognition of IACMR’s mission, we 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.

Research Awards
These awards are to honor those scholars who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Chinese management research in any discipline. Under the Research Award category, there are three awards, the Distinguished Contribution Award, the Early Career Achievement Award, and the Wiley-Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award.

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.

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.

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; that has advanced the field and blazed a path for future researchers; and that has enhanced the visibility of Chinese management research by impacting the broader research community.

Early Career Achievement Award (formerly Scholarly Contribution Award)
This award will be provided to an up-and-coming scholar (typically someone who has been out for 5-10 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 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.


List of Winners, 2016 Seventh Biennial Conference, Hangzhou.

Lifetime Contribution Award
Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award
Xiaoping Chen, University of Washington

Inaugural Hermann and Marianne Straniak Stiftung – MOR Best Paper Award
Xing, Yijun; Liu, Yipeng, 2015, Poetry and Leadership in Light of Ambiguity and Logic of Appropriateness

Kwok Leung Dissertation Grant
Financing for Social Entrepreneurship in China: An Exploratory Study
Kun Guo , Peking University
Pain Is Not Always Detrimental: An Integrative Consequence Model of Episodic Abusive Leadership Behavior
Zhenyu Liao, National University of Singapore
How Organizational Failures Influence Trust from the Public
Donna Jingdan Yao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Some Things, If not All Things, Are About Change: A Time-Based Theory of Abusive Supervision
Lingtao Yu, University of Minnesota
Antecedents and Processes of Chinese Firms’ New-to-the-world Innovations
Zhijing Zhu, UNSW, Australia

Best Conference Macro Paper Award

Painted with the Same Brush: Negative Reputation Spillover among Emerging Market Firms Listed in Developed Market
Xiwei Yi, Rice University, Weiwen Li, Sun Yat-Sen University

Best Conference Micro Paper Award
Buffering or Exacerbating? Climate Effects on the Curvilinear Relationship between Abusive Supervision and Creativity
Riki Takeuchi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Ruixue Zhang, Hong Kong U. of Science and Technology

Best Student Paper Award
The Legacy of the Past: Multiple Historic Events and the distributions of Contemporary FDI Inflows in Chinese Cities 1842-2011
Jiangling Yi, Nanjing University

Conference Theme Best Paper Award

The Dynamic Alignment of Multicultural Experience and Identities in Intracultural and Intercultural Negotiations
Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University, Li Ma, Peking University, Chei Hwee Chua, University of Miami, Zhixue Zhang, Peking University, Cordula Barzantyn ,Toulouse Business School