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Faculty honoured with Martin Excellence Awards for Research & Teaching at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

March 8, 2016

Toron­to, ON – Four fac­ul­ty mem­bers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been award­ed with the 2015 Roger Mar­tin Awards for Excel­lence in Research and Teach­ing. Estab­lished by Prof. Roger Mar­tin, a for­mer Dean of the Rot­man School, the awards are pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly to fac­ul­ty mem­bers who have achieved dis­tinc­tion for their teach­ing or research activ­i­ties.

The co-win­ners of the Mar­tin Excel­lence in Research Award are Prof. Liyan Yang and Prof. Ming Hu.

Liyan Yang is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of finance at the Rot­man School. His research inter­ests are in asset pric­ing, behav­ioral finance, and infor­ma­tion eco­nom­ics. His cur­rent research focus­es on infor­ma­tion trans­mis­sion and pro­duc­tion in finan­cial mar­kets and relat­ed reg­u­la­tion issues. He has pub­lished research papers in lead­ing eco­nom­ics and finance jour­nals, includ­ing Jour­nal of Eco­nom­ic The­o­ry, Jour­nal of Finan­cial Eco­nom­ics, Jour­nal of Finance, Jour­nal of Finan­cial and Quan­ti­ta­tive Analy­sis, Man­age­ment Sci­ence, Review of Finan­cial Stud­ies, and many oth­ers. He received the 2015 MIT Asia Con­fer­ence in Account­ing Best Paper Award (Run­ner-Up), the 2015 RFS Dis­tin­guished Ref­er­ee Award, The Chi­nese Finance Asso­ci­a­tion Best Paper Award in 2011 and 2013, the North­ern Finance Asso­ci­a­tion (NFA) Best Paper Award in 2011 and 2012, and the 2009 Finan­cial Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion (FMA) Con­fer­ence Best Paper Award.

Ming Hu is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of oper­a­tions man­age­ment at the Rot­man School. His research explores strate­gic inter­ac­tions among firms and between firms and con­sumers, in the con­text of oper­a­tions man­age­ment. His research has received media cov­er­age in Cana­da and inter­na­tion­al­ly. He was the recip­i­ent of Inno­va­tion Research Award by Hewlett-Packard Labs in 2008–2010; Hon­or­able Men­tion in the Junior Fac­ul­ty Inter­est Group Paper Com­pe­ti­tion by the Insti­tute for Oper­a­tions Research and the Man­age­ment Sci­ences (INFORMS) in 2014; and First Prize, Annu­al Con­fer­ence Best Paper Award by Chi­nese Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion for Man­age­ment Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing (CSAMSE) in 2015. Most recent­ly, he focus­es on oper­a­tions man­age­ment in the con­text of social buy­ing, crowd­fund­ing, crowd­sourc­ing, and two-sided mar­kets.

The co-win­ners of the Mar­tin Excel­lence in Teach­ing Award are Prof. Jia Lin Xie and Prof. Alexan­der Dyck.

Jia Lin Xie is Magna Pro­fes­sor in Man­age­ment and pro­fes­sor of orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour and human resource man­age­ment at the Rot­man School. Her research focus­es on the fit between employ­ees and their work envi­ron­ment (P‑E fit) and the effects of such fit and mis­fit on employ­ee well-being. Anoth­er area of her research exper­tise is cross-cul­tur­al man­age­ment, with a focus on Chi­nese orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­ior. She has taught numer­ous cours­es in the Rot­man School’s MBA, Exec­u­tive MBA and Exec­u­tive Edu­ca­tion pro­grams in the top­ics of orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour, lead­er­ship, cross-cul­tur­al man­age­ment, ethics and research method­ol­o­gy. Prof. Xie is Past Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion for Chi­nese Man­age­ment Research.

Alexan­der Dyck is a pro­fes­sor of finance and busi­ness eco­nom­ics at the Rot­man School and holds the Pro­fes­sor­ship in Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance. He is also an Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor of the Director’s Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram, joint­ly devel­oped by the Insti­tute of Cor­po­rate Direc­tors (ICD) and the Rot­man School, , a board mem­ber of the Rot­man Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Pen­sion Man­age­ment, and a Fel­low at the Michael Lee-Chin Fam­i­ly Insti­tute for Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship at the Rot­man School. He teach­es pop­u­lar PhD and MBA cours­es in cor­po­rate finance, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions and pri­vate equi­ty. His research inter­ests include cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, cor­po­rate finance, cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­i­ty, reg­u­la­tion and pri­va­ti­za­tion, the media and finan­cial mar­kets, and tax­a­tion.

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