Professor Xufei Ma honoured with Silver Medal

Professor Xufei Ma from the Department of Management has been recognised at the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) 50 Year Celebration for his substantive research contributions. He was awarded a Silver Medal at a presentation held at the Academy of International Business Conference in Copenhagen on 25 June.

Published by the Academy of International Business, JIBS is ranked top in the international business field and listed among the UTD 24 journals.

"I am humbled by being recognised among the best international business researchers in the world, some of whom are founders of the journal, the academy, and the field," Xufei said.

"Our field never lacks interesting topics, and we are now experiencing important issues such as the current globalisation-deglobalisation trend, Belt and Road initiative, and Greater Bay Area development. All of these will definitely provide abundant opportunities for international business researchers to address the grand challenges faced by policy makers and managers."

It is the third time Professor Ma has received recognition in the international business field, previously receiving the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar by the Academy of International Business (2006) and the Dunning Fellow by the John H. Dunning Center for International Business (2017).

Professor Ma's current research examines strategy, innovation, and management of multinational and entrepreneurial firms in and from China's emerging economy. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management. As a management professor teaching EMBA courses, he is also a frequent contributor to practice-oriented meetings, journals, and forums.