Faculty Members Awarded for Teaching and Research Excellence 2015-16

Three faculty members/student from the Business School were awarded for their outstanding teaching performance, research output and contribution to the school in the 81st Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on 17 November 2016.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong held its 81st Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on 17 November 2016. Three faculty members/student from the Business School were awarded for their outstanding teaching performance, research output and contribution to the school.

Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2015
The Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award Scheme was launched in 1999 to recognise outstanding teachers. Every year, each Faculty can nominate at least one teacher with excellent teaching performance in the eyes of students, as well as other teaching staff.

Dr. Yuen Chi-lok, Andrew

Dr. Yuen Chi-lok, Andrew
Senior Lecturer
Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

Dr. Yuen graduated from CUHK obtained with B.B.A and MPhil degrees. Later, he obtained his PhD Degree of Transport Economics from Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada. His main research interests include aviation and maritime economics, industrial organisation and applied econometrics. He published academic papers in various international peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Transport Economics Policy, Journal of Air Transport Management, Transport Research Parts A and D, Maritime Policy and Management and Pacific Economic Review. Dr. Yuen was appointed as Assistant Dean of CUHK Business, and Co-director of Integrated BBA Program, between 2012 and 2014. Since 2014, he has served as the Associate Dean (General Education), SHHO College, and the Associate Director of Aviation Policy Research Center of CUHK.

“It is my great honour to receive the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Award this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank colleagues in my Department, Business School and my College. Many of them are my teachers, mentors and companions in my teaching career. I always question myself what the core values of business education are. To me, the goal of business education is to cultivate our students to become future leaders who could create values to customers, clients, shareholders, employees and society as a whole. It is never an easy task, but needs passion, dedication and creativity. The Award is not only an encouragement to me, but also a reminder for me being a good teacher in the future.”

Young Researcher Award 2015
In order to recognise research accomplishments of young faculty, the University established the Young Researcher Award in 2002. One young faculty with the best research output will be nominated by the Dean of each Faculty every year.

Prof. Xianchi Dai

Prof. Xianchi Dai
Associate Professor
Department of Marketing

Prof. Dai received his PhD from INSEAD, France in 2009 and joined CUHK the same year. His research interests are in behavioural decision theory, consumer behaviour, and behavioural economics. His recent work focuses on understanding the impact of human needs and motivation on inter-temporal and consumer choices, which has generated publications in top marketing, management, and psychology journals such as Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology General, Psychological Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

“It is a great honor to be granted this award. I want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues, students, and collaborators. They inspired me one way or another in shaping my research interests. I also thank the business school and the department for their generous support over the years. I would have been much less productive without their financial and other forms of support. The award surely will encourage me to work harder and take greater challenge in the future. I hope that I can continue my research that will generate important contributions to the academic world and positively affect our society.”

Postgraduate Research Output Award 2015
To encourage quality research, the University established the Postgraduate Research Output Award in 2002. One postgraduate student per faculty will be nominated by the Dean every year.

Ms. Melody Jun Zhang

Ms. Melody Jun Zhang
PhD Candidate
Department of Management

Ms. Zhang received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Zhejiang University with national scholarship of China. She joined CUHK Business School as a PhD student in 2012. Ms Zhang’s research interests lie in understanding how to promote motivation, employee proactivity and innovation and enhance good relationships at work in modern organisations. Her research projects focus on leadership, employee proactive behaviours and innovation and aim to provide theoretical and empirical implications for human resource management in organisations.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to my supervisor for his guidance and support throughout my study. This award is a result of our hard work and dedication together. I also would like to thank other professors and my colleagues who influenced and encouraged me throughout my days in CUHK. I’m so grateful and proud of working with a group of excellent people that I can learn a lot from each of them in different aspects. It is truly a great honour for me to be granted this award. I have just started my journey in academia. This award surely motivates me to further elevate my academic research. I hope that I can continually produce high-quality research and that my research findings can find a way to contribute to the society.”