|By Marketwired .||
|August 6, 2013 02:30 AM EDT||
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 -- Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, has won the prestigious Irwin Outstanding Educator Award, becoming the first person from an Asian institution to win the honour.
A prominent accolade in business education, it is conferred by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management in the United States. The award honours each year an eminent strategy scholar who has established a longstanding commitment to, and expertise in, imparting strategic management knowledge or educating others about strategic management. To be considered for the award, nominees are required to have at least 15 full years of service, and be closely linked to the development of other outstanding scholars, such as through mentorship of doctoral (PhD) students and junior colleagues.
In selecting Professor Yeung, the awards committee highlighted his dedication to mentoring PhD students and faculty members, providing them with invaluable feedback on research and pushing them to strive for excellence. The committee also noted testimonials of his unofficial coaching of both students and junior faculty with whom he has no formal connection.
"The committee members were very impressed by the breadth and depth of Professor Yeung's commitment to graduate students. Professor Yeung has developed many outstanding scholars, and is inspiring in his dedication to mentorship," said Professor Rajshree Agarwal, Chair of the Irwin Award Committee and Division Chair-Elect, BPS Division, Academy of Management.
Past award recipients include Harvard Business School's internationally renowned Professor Roland Christensen, a leading authority on case method teaching; Professor Michael Porter, a leading expert on company strategy; and Professor Pankaj Ghemawat of IESE Business School, a globally respected economist, strategist and author.
Throughout Professor Yeung's career in academia, he has been at the forefront of business education. Before joining NUS in June 2008, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business.
In addition, despite his heavy workload as Dean, Professor Yeung was a member of the Economic Strategies Committee in Singapore (2009 - 2010), and the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
As a leading researcher, Professor Yeung has had more than 60 papers published on a range of subjects in top journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Economic Journal, Management Science and Strategic Management Journal, as well as more than 35 book chapters, attracting over 2,100 citations, a feat that indicates the global impact of his research.
At the same time, Professor Yeung has been driving efforts to develop the academic culture and the School's research capabilities, through the recruitment of top academics and cultivation of existing faculty members. He is also spearheading the development of the Asian Bureau for Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), a virtual network that will promote Asia Pacific-oriented finance and economic research; seek to connect globally prominent academic researchers, practitioners and public policy decision makers on Asia Pacific-related finance and economic issues; as well as enhance research capabilities and the development of intellectual hubs in the Asia Pacific region.
At NUS Business School, he has led a holistic review of the NUS Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme which resulted in enhancements to the curriculum. Today, the NUS MBA curriculum has new core modules such as Business Analytics, Macroeconomics in the Global Economy, and Management Accounting. The programme also features Management Communication and Management Practicum modules, which were introduced to develop 'soft' business skills and encourage experiential learning.
"I am humbled to have been selected for this prestigious award as it is an honour to be recognised by peers. I have had the privilege of working with excellent colleagues and students devoted to scholarship and education. The award will encourage me to work even harder with my colleagues to serve the business community and society, as we strive to be the leading business school in Asia", said Professor Yeung.
Professor Yeung will be presented with the Irwin award on 11 August 2013 at the next Academy of Management meeting in Orlando, US. More information can be found at www.bpsdiv.org/index.php/bps-awards/2013-irwin-award.
About NUS Business School
National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is known for providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling its students and corporate partners to leverage global knowledge and Asian insights.
The school has consistently received top rankings in the Asia-Pacific region by independent publications and agencies, such as The Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit, and QS Top MBA, in recognition of the quality of its programmes, faculty research and graduates. In the Financial Times Global Rankings, the NUS MBA is ranked 36th in 2013, while the UCLA - NUS Executive MBA and Asia-Pacific Executive MBA were ranked 5th and 26th respectively in 2012.
In the biannual 2011 Forbes rankings for two-year MBA programmes, NUS Business School was ranked the top school in Singapore and Asia, and fourth among business schools outside the United States -- the first time a Singapore business school made the list. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the school first in Asia and 8th in the world for accounting and finance.
The school is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and is a member of the GMAC Council, Executive MBA Council, Partnership in Management (PIM) and CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) -- endorsements and affiliation with organisations of high repute in the education circle that the school has met the highest standards for business education.
For more information, please visit bschool.nus.edu.sg.
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