Awards and Honors

  • Elected to Macro-Organizational Behavior Society (MOBS), 2015
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (PhD), University of Michigan Ross School of Business, 2015
  • China Policy Review article “Embracing Shared Value in China,” selected for 2014 China Economic Yearbook published by the Chinese State Council Research and Development Center.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organization Science, 2014
  • Batten Honorary Lectureship on Entrepreneurship, Sponsored by the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business and Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, 2014
  • Named to list of top “50 Global People” by Portrait Magazine, China (人物杂志), 2014
  • Finalist, Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, 2013
  • Named High-level Overseas Expert, Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, Government of China, 2012
  • HBS Case Study “Social Innovation at” used for team case analysis finals in National MBA Human Capital Case Competition, 2012
  • Finalist, Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, 2010
  • Runner-Up, Academy of Management, OMT Division, Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in 2009
  • Academy of Management, William H. Newman Award for best paper based on a dissertation, 2006
  • Academy of Management, OMT Division, Louis R. Pondy Award for best paper based on a dissertation, 2006
  • State Farm Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2004
  • Finalist, INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, 2004
  • American Sociological Association, OOW Division, James D. Thompson Award for best graduate student paper, 2003


  • Finalist, Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring, 2009, 2010


  • Horace H. Rackham Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention (university-wide competition), 2005
  • Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (full year fellowship, university-wide competition), 2004
  • Dykstra Award for Teaching Excellence (full year fellowship, Business School), 2003
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award (Sociology Department), 2003