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Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund

Background and Scope
The Kwok Lueng 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. An applicant may submit one proposal for funding consideration during each award cycle.

The fund is open to all doctoral students doing Chinese Management research. Research that is “Chinese” includes studies where data is collected from Chinese companies or Chinese individuals. Research that is “Management” includes micro OB, macro OB, and strategy. Chinese Management research includes (but is not limited to) Cross-Cultural Management research and Indigenous Chinese Management research.

Funding and Deliverables
Each year there will be five awards of 10,000 RMB each. Support will be prioritized based on quality of the research proposal, financial need, and track record of accomplishment by the student.


2016 Winners
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