Media Reports and Awards
Professor Mike Peng’s world-class research, teaching, and professional services are frequently reported by news media around the world, and have won numerous awards ranging from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA, a Federal government agency) to the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
November 20, 2015: I received the UT Dallas 10 Year Service Award in recognition of my service commitment to the university.
Received Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald in recognition of my article published on Journal of World Business in 2012 relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Marketing.
Received Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald in recognition of my article published on Journal of Management Studies in 2012 relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Marketing.
Received Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald in recognition of my article published on Asia Pacific Journal of Management in 2012 relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Marketing.
August 26, 2015: Quoted by the US News and World Report in an article “8 Tips for Surviving the Stock Market’s Record Drop,” with a subtitle: “Shock waves on Wall Street are palpable following the free fall of China’s Shanghai Composite.” The article was also disseminated by Yahoo News around the world.
January 16, 2015: Received the 2015 JIBS Decade Award, one of the most prestigious honors conferred by the Academy of International Business (AIB), with his co-author Dr. Klaus Meyer, a China Europe International Business School professor of strategy and international business. The paper, originally published in 2005, is titled "Probing Theoretically into Central and Eastern Europe: Transactions, Resources and Institutions" (see award letter).
- October 6, 2014: Received Highly Cited Research Award from Thomson Reuters. The award letter congratulated me for my “landmark contributions to research in the field of Economics and Business.” Specifically, I was selected because “your peers have identified your contributions as being among the most valuable and significant in the field of Economics and Business.”
- October 2014: Listed in The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, compiled by Thomson Reuters. Top researchers in 22 broad fields are listed. In the field of Economics and Business, 95 scholars are listed – most are economists. The rest are business school professors in all disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and strategy. I was the only faculty member from UT Dallas that is listed, not only in my field, but also in all fields (see p. 40 – note the full document is 108 pages and 2 MB). Excel just for the 95 top scholars in Economics and Business.
- October 15, 2013: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): “Jindal School PhD student wins best paper awards,” reporting my PhD student Steve Sauerwald’s award winning papers from three Academy of Management divisions in Orlando, August. One paper that won the best paper award from the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division was coauthored with me and Prof. John Lin (see “August 12, 2013”).
- September 29, 2013: Named conference co-chair for the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference on “Strategic Management in the Asian Century,” to be held in Sydney, Australia, December 6-8, 2014. (PDF for call for proposals)
- September 29, 2013: Received a Strategic Management Society (SMS) plaque at the SMS annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, in recognition of my service as Global Strategy Interest Group Associate Program Chair (2006), Program Chair (2007), and Interest Group Chair (2008).
- September 27, 2013: Invited presentation at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Extension Conference on “Comparative Corporate Governance and Global Strategy,” Charleston, South Carolina. My presentation was entitled “Principal-principal conflicts.” Fellow presentations were R. Aguilera, A. Delios, I. Filatotchev, O, Guedhami, P. Heugens, M. Hitt, W. Megginson, D. Reeb, J. Siegel, M. Van Essen, H. Van Oosterhout, and J. Walsh. (PDF for my slides)
- August 27, 2013: Invited presentation on behalf of UT Dallas at the City of Plano Multicultural Roundtable (MCOR) and Plano International Festival (PIF) Conference, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas. The Conference theme was “Local impact of global business.” My presentation was entitled “Global business @ UT Dallas.” The Mayor of Plano gave welcome remarks at the event. The event was moderated by L. Ross (Deputy City Manager), and fellow presenters were P. Ritter (Executive VP, DFW International Airport) and A. Davidson (Director, Leadership Plano). (PDF for my slides)
- August 12, 2013: Received a Best Paper Award at the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, Florida. The paper was “Board social capital and excess CEO compensation,” authored by Steve Sauerwald (my PhD student), John Lin (my colleague), and me. It won this distinction in competition with nearly 700 papers that were submitted to the BPS Division. (Steve also won two other awards and his accomplishments were reported by UT Dallas Daily News Center on October 15, 2013—see above).
- June 2013: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, for which I served as Editor-in-Chief during 2007-2009, was found to be the world’s tenth most influential management journal (measured by citation impact reported by the Social Sciences Citations Impact [SSCI]) among all 170 SSCI-tracked management journals in 2012. Its impact factor in 2012 was 4.1. (In 2011 it was 3.1; in 2010 [its first year in the SSCI] it was 3.4.) See full ranking
- May 14, 2013: PMI Visiting Scholar Lecture, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, “Emerging multinationals from China.” (PDF for my slides)
- May 10, 2013: Jack Austin Center for Asian Business, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, “Emerging multinationals from China.” Mr. Jack Austin, benefactor of the center, came to the event and enjoyed the presentation. (See slides under “May 14, 2013”)
- April 2013: Participated in an important Booz & Company strategy consulting project, “Sino-Finnish paths to international competitive advantage,” which was co-sponsored by Tekes (Finnish Technology Agency). Specifically, I was interviewed by project leader John Jullens and colleagues and my input was substantially incorporated in the final report, which was released in September 2013. (PDF for the project summary — my contributions are acknowledged on p. 17)
- January-March 2013: Led an important strategy consulting project commissioned by the UK Government Office for Science Foresight Program, which is a part of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The overall project is “The Future of Manufacturing.” According to the project overview, “the manufacturing share of the UK economy has declined, from 22% of GDP in 1990 to around 10% today... The Future of Manufacturing project will provide a timely and fresh look at the long-term picture for the manufacturing sector out to 2050, investigating global trends and drivers of change. The project calls on industry and academic expertise from the UK and abroad to explore how the UK can maximise key opportunities and mitigate risks... The Government Office for Science Foresight programme leads the project, under the direction of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington. Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, is the project sponsor Minister... The project’s fresh thinking, innovative evidence base and futures analysis will help inform policy makers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and a range of other relevant departments throughout the project and beyond.” (see project overview website: http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/projects/current-projects/future-of-manufacturing).
Our specific mandate is to conduct a forward-looking expert review of “Winning the future markets for UK manufacturing output.” I collaborated with Professor Klaus Meyer, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China. Our expert review is expected to be published and disseminated in October 2013. (We cannot disseminate its content prior to its release by the UK government.)
October 30, 2012: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): “Ceremonies pay tribute to university faculty and benefactors,” reporting the investiture ceremonies for endowed chairs. Although I was appointed to hold the O.P. Jindal Chair of Management in October 2011 (in the same month when the Jindal School was named), the investiture ceremonies took place on October 23, 2012. President David Daniel presided over the ceremonies, and my family was in attendance (my wife was quoted on p. 2 and the family picture was on p. 3). (PDF for article).
- October 5, 2012: Interviewed and quoted by the Dallas Morning News, in an article on free trade agreements, job creation, and US export push. (PDF for article).
- September 9, 2012: Interviewed and quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in an article on Coca-Cola’s global expansion strategy. (PDF for article).
- July 1, 2012: Inducted as the newest Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), National Press Club, Washington, DC. AIB Fellows is a group of about 60-70 most distinguished IB scholars, who have made giant contributions to the field. The nominator was Professor Jean Boddewyn (Baruch College, City University of New York; former Dean of the AIB Fellows). Professor Peng is the first faculty member from UT Dallas to be inducted into the AIB Fellows group and is reportedly the youngest Fellow. (A picture of all Fellows who participated in the festivities in Washington, DC.)
- June 7, 2012: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): "Reports salutes 2 profs as influential management scholars," reporting that I am the 4th most influential management scholar in the world (by both academic citations and non-edu Google webpages) among professors who graduated from their PhD programs since 1991 (I graduated in 1996 from the University of Washington). This report is based on a study in the Academy of Management Perspectives by Aguinis et al. (2012: Scholarly impacted revisited—see p. 126).(PDF for title page + Table 4 + Table 6) (PDF for the full article—see especially pp. 118 and 126)
- March 2012: Named the 49th most influential (high-impact) scholar in corporate governance (in all disciplines) and the 11th most influential management scholar in this area during the 1956-2008 period, according to a study in the Academy of Management Learning and Education by Judge et al. (2012). Corporate governance (CG) is a vast interdisciplinary area with thousands of scholars not only from management, but also from economics, finance, law, and other disciplines. The study reported Michael Jensen (finance) and Andrei Shleifer (economics) to be the top two most influential scholars in CG, and James Westphal to be the number one most influential management scholar in CG (number eight overall). (PDF for title page + the ranking table for the top 100 scholars) (PDF for the full article)
- February 23, 2012: Interviewed and quoted by Dallas Morning News in an article on US and Texas export competitiveness. In 2011, the United States had a record $1.48 trillion exports, representing an enviable 16% annual increase. Of these, $250 billion (1/6th of total US exports) came from Texas, which was the nation’s export champion state (ahead of California, Illinois, Louisiana, and New York). (PDF for article)
- September 19, 2011: UT Dallas UNIV 1010 Freshman Enrichment Lecture: "Global Business @ UT Dallas." This is a new initiative launched to enhance the undergraduate experience and build excitement at UTD. Lead speaker on Sept 12 was UTD President David Daniel. I was the 2nd speaker of the series and the 1st speaker representing the School of Management. The introduction was given by Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, Provost of UTD. (PDF for slides)
- July 10, 2011: Keynote speaker, Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue Conference on Private and Family Firms: "The global strategy of emerging multinationals from China," Renmin University, Beijing, China. (PDF for slides)
- December 2010: Named one of the top two most influential ethnic Chinese scholars in the field of business and economics, according to a study by Wang et al. (2010): Analysis of international academic influence of the excellent Chinese scientists based on bibliometrics, Journal of Intelligence, 29(12): 5-9 (in Chinese). (PDF for the full article—see p. 7).
- December 17, 2010: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): "Global strategy prof's paper is a business pacesetter," reporting my 2009 AMP paper that was identified as a “New Hot Paper” representing the entire field of Economics and Business by ScienceWatch (see November 1, 2010, entry below).
- December 16, 2010: Invited presentation at Management Research Forum on China and Emerging Economies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Other presenters were Professors Anne Tsui (Arizona State), Marjorie Lyles (Indiana), Andrew Delios (NUS), Xiao-Ping Chen (Washington), and Larry Farh (HKUST). (PDF for my slides) (Photos for the Research Forum).
- December 13, 2010: Asia Pacific Journal of Management Best Paper Award, presented to me at the Asia Academy of Management, Macau. The paper was M. W. Peng, 2005, From China strategy to global strategy, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 22(2): 123-141. (PDF for the award winning paper) (PDF for the paper translated into Chinese, published as the lead article in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Strategic Management/Zhan Lue Guan Li (in Chinese), 1(1): 1-13).
- December 13, 2010: Asia Academy of Management plaque in appreciation of my service and dedication as Editor-in-Chief to the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
- November 1, 2010: Interviewed by ScienceWatch (a unit of Thomson Reuters that also publishes Essential Science Indicators [ESI], Science Citation Index [SCI], and Social Sciences Citation Index [SSCI]) for my 2009 Academy of Management Perspectives article (“The institution-based view as a third leg for a strategy tripod,” coauthored with S. L. Sun, B. Pinkham, and H. Chen). This article was identified as a “New Hot Paper” representing the entire field of Economics and Business by ScienceWatch, because it was cited among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) among all new (less than 2 years old) papers in the field. A total of 22 scientific fields are represented, and other fields include Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Geosciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Social Sciences (general), and Space Science. Each field has only one New Hot Paper. My 2009 AMP article was the only Economics and Business paper winning this distinction in 2010. (See http://sciencewatch.com/dr/nhp/2010/10novnhp/10novnhpPengLE/) (Science Watch will also be promoting my piece on its new Twitter site (https://twitter.com/TR_ScienceWatch) during the month of November) (Overview of the New Hot Papers and the List of 2010 Winners) (PDF for the AMP paper). Previously, in May 2004, my 2003 Academy of Management Review (written when I was on the faculty at the Ohio State University) also won this distinction as a “New Hot Paper” representing the entire field of Economics and Business (see May 2004 below, in the “Media Reports and Awards” section).
- June 30, 2010: Interviewed by Brasil Economico (Brazil's major daily economic and finance newspaper) on Chinese investment abroad and China's trade relationships with Brazil, during my trip to deliver lectures at three leading Brazilian business schools (ESPM, FGV, and Insper) in Sao Paulo.
- June 7, 2010: The Economist reported my forthcoming article in the Academy of Management Learning and Education, "In the spirit of scholarship" (coauthored with Greg Dess), in its article: "Ideas that Work: Should MBA students care about their professors' research?" UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings are mentioned by The Economist article (PDF for our AMLE article)
- April 26, 2010: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): “Management profs earn Distinguished Scholar Awards," reporting the Distinguished Scholar Awards presented to me and another UTD professor, my friend, and colleague Greg Dess, by the Southwestern Academy of Management (SWAM).
- March 4, 2010: (Lifetime) Distinguished Scholar Award, Southwestern Academy of Management (SWAM), Dallas. My co-winners are Greg Dess (UTD, PhD 1980) and Mike Hitt (Texas A&M, PhD 1975). Considering my own PhD was only awarded in 1996, I feel it was a tremendous honor for me to be acknowledged in the same way that Dess and Hitt were acknowledged. (Photo 1: Mike receiving award; Photo 2: All three winners)
- March 2010: Speaker UTD [email protected] Lecture Series (one of the 40 public lectures by UTD's top faculty in celebration of UTD's 40th anniversary): "Global Competition and the Rise of Asia" (PDF for slides)
- November 2009: "UTD faculty author event celebrates profs in print" (Annual library reception honoring UTD faculty authors. I broke a record in having 5 editions of different books published in 2009), reported by the UTD Daily News Center (see the "Books" area of my website).
- October 2009: Keynote speaker: "China Goes Global," at the Pacific Region Forum, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada (PDF for the keynote slides). (Sing Tao Daily report 1, Sing Tao Daily report 2 -- both in Chinese)
- October 2009 (UTD News Center): Keynote speaker at the Harvard Conference on “China Goes Global” Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA (PDF for the keynote slides).(UTD School of Management e-Management report).
- April 2009: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (one of the leading academic journals in entrepreneurship in the world) notified us that our 2008 paper (“What drives new ventures to internationalize from emerging to developed economies?,” with Y. Yamakawa and D. Deeds) was the top five most downloaded ETP paper in 2008, with 1045 downloads. (PDF for the ETP paper)
- December 2008: Asia Academy of Management plaque “in grateful appreciation” of my outstanding efforts as a faculty member teaching at the inaugural Doctoral Consortium at the Asia Academy of Management in Taipei.
- December 2008: Journal of International Business Studies letter of appreciation for outstanding service as a member of the Editorial Review Board, 2000-08.
- October 2008: A Journal of International Business Studies study reports that in all three categories of scholarly impact (citations), I am among the most influential IB scholars during 1996-2006. (1) I authored the top seven most cited article published in JIBS (IB’s number one journal), (2) I authored the top nine most cited IB article published in AMJ, AMR, and SMJ, and (3) I authored one of the top nine most cited IB books (the book rankings are alphabetical and the other authors are P. Dicken, J. Dunning, T. Friedman, G. Hofstede, P. Murrmann, C. K. Prahalad, A. Rugman, and J. Stiglitz).
- October 2008: Strategic Management Society (SMS) certificate of appreciation in recognition as Chair of the Global Strategy Interest Group, presented at the annual conference in Cologne, Germany.
- Autumn 2008: Strategic Management Society (SMS) Global Strategy Interest Group Newsletter volume 1 number 1 (inaugural edition): It starts with my letter to “Dear Global Strategists” around the world as Global Strategy Interest Group Chair (I served as the first elected interest group officer—progressing from Associate Program Chair, to Program Chair, and to Chair—during 2005-08)
- Autumn 2008: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine, p. 15): “Management Research Frontiers: One SOM professor factors societal norms into business strategy,” reporting my Journal of International Business Studies paper with D. Wang and Y. Jiang, including an abstract for practitioners. (PDF for the JIBS paper)
- Autumn 2008: School of MANAGEMENT (p. 20): “Two Professors and Ph.D. student earn SBA Best Paper award,” reporting my award-winning paper reported in the entry below. (PDF for the award-winning paper posted at the SBA government website: http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs326tot.pdf)
- September 17, 2008: School of Management website (http://som.utdallas.edu) top news: “SOM researchers’ paper won Small Business Administration award.”
- September 16, 2008: UT Dallas News Center (daily campus-wide email bulletin): “Paper wins Small Business Administration award,” reporting my paper coauthored with S. Lee and Y. Yamakawa that won the Best Paper Award at the Babson Conference on Entrepreneurship Research awarded by the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
- August 2008: A Journal of Management study reports that I am the top 65th most cited management author during 2000-04—in other words, among the top 65 most influential management scholar during that period (the last year the authors study is 2004).
- August 2008: The Asia Pacific Journal of Management, under my chief editorship, has been accepted by the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). (PDF for my editorial in the 1st issue of 2009)
- June 6, 2008: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, Washington, DC, news release: “Best paper awarded by Advocacy at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference,” reporting our Babson conference paper, “Entrepreneurship and the barrier to exit: How does an entrepreneur-friendly bankruptcy law affect entrepreneurship development at a societal level?” “This paper is an excellent example of the type of scholarship our Best Paper Award is intended to highlight,” said SBA Office of Advocacy Chief Economist Chad Moutray. “This kind of research provides a sound theoretical basis for public policy choices, in this case analyzing the infrastructure that fosters value-creating activities by firms with high-growth potential.”
- June 2008: An Asia Pacific Journal of Management study reports that I am the top seven most prolific contributor to the Journal of International Business Studies (the number one journal in IB), the top 18th most prolific contributor to Management International Review (the second highest ranked journal in IB), and the top 17th most prolific contributor to the six leading IB journals during 1996-2006. The same study also reports that based on authors’ current affiliations, UTD is the 6th most prolific contributing school to IB in the United States and the 12th in the world during 1996-2006.
- Spring 2008: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine, p. 24): “Professor Peng pilots Asia Pacific Journal of Management 25th anniversary issue,” reporting my leadership role behind APJM’s 25th anniversary celebrations. (PDF for the APJM special issue)
- March 7, 2008: The World Journal (Shi Jie Ri Bao, the largest Chinese language newspaper in North America, headquartered in New York), “Editor-in-Chief Mike Peng carries out internationalization,” reporting my APJM leadership activities (in Chinese).
- December 2007: Keynote Speaker, Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue Conference on “Varieties of Asian Capitalism,” Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (PDF for the Special Issue)
- December 2007: Academy of Management Journal plaque of appreciation for outstanding service as a member of the Editorial Review Board, 2004-07.
- September 2007: An Asia Pacific Journal of Management study reports that I am the third most prolific contributor to the literature on management and organization in China and that my 2000 Academy of Management Journal article is the single most frequently cited (and thus most influential) paper by both SSCI and Google Scholar measures during 2000-05. (PDF for the AMJ paper)
- July 2007: Keynote Speaker, Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue Conference on “Knowledge Management and Innovation Strategy in Asia,” Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. (PDF for the Special Issue)
- May 2007: Smart Business Dallas (magazine p. 22), section on Executive Education Insights: “Global Strategy,” interviewed by Lisa Beets.
- May 2007: Co-Chair, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Issue Conference on China Strategies (co-chairs: S. Park, K. Li, and H. Li), CEIBS campus, Pudong, Shanghai, China. (The lead paper presented at the conference is now published by the Strategic Management Journal, authored by Z. Lin, M. W. Peng, H. Yang, and S. L. Sun—PDF for the SMJ paper)
- December 2006: Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker: Academy of International Business (AIB)/Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Research Frontiers Conference: Asia and Global Business (co-chairs: R. Bhagat, University of Memphis, and K. Leung, City University of Hong Kong). This conference has been turned into a JIBS Special Issue on “Asia and Global Business” that I am guest-editing with R. Bhagat and S. Chang (2007-2010). (PDF for the keynote paper)
- December 2006: A Journal of International Management article reports that I am among the top eight global strategy scholars who excel in both quantity and quality (citations) of our research.
- Autumn 2006: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine p. 31): “Professor Peng honored,” reporting my Scholarly Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).
- Autumn 2006: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine p. 32): “Five faculty members appointed to editorial posts,” reporting my appointment as Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
- August 2006: [email protected] ([email protected]) (magazine pp. 44-45), interviewed and quoted in “Behind the success and failure of overseas strategic replication” (in Chinese).
- June 16, 2006: International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), (Lifetime) Scholarly Contribution Award presented at the IACMR’s second conference, Grant Metropark Hotel, Nanjing, China. (PDF for nomination and PDF for award description)
- June 2006: [email protected] ([email protected]) (magazine pp. 31-32), section on “Global experts on Chinese management,” interviewed on “The evolution of relationship strategy” (in Chinese).
- Spring 2006: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine inside cover): “Message from the Dean,” “The work of these three scholars [M. Peng, L. Markoczy, and J. Salk] exemplifies the quality of the research the SOM faculty is producing”
- Spring 2006: School of MANAGEMENT (magazine pp. 16-19): “Global research prominence” and “Oft-cited works by Drs. Peng, Markoczy, and Salk,” reporting that three of us authored three of the top five most cited papers on Central and Eastern Europe reported in the Journal of International Business Studies (see December 2005 entry below).
- Spring 2006: School of MANAGEMENT (p. 28): “New books analyzing international dynamics in new ways,” introducing my Global Strategy (and books by other colleagues).
- December 14, 2005: The Business Times (Singapore newspaper, p. 10), “Asian companies set to go global in next few years (page 1 and page 2),” quoted at length in an article on the Asia Pacific Journal of Management special issue conference I co-chaired and keynoted on Asian business groups (co-chair: A. Delios)—written by Conrad Tan and reported on the 2nd day of our conference. (PDF for the keynote paper published in APJM)
- December 2005: A Journal of International Business Studies study reports that (1) I am ranked as the 19th most prolific contributor to this literature during 1986-2004, (2) my 1996 Academy of Management Review paper is ranked the top one most cited paper during 1986-2004, and (3) two of my more recent papers in the Academy of Management Executive and the Academy of Management Review are ranked as the 8th and 11th most highly cited recent papers published in the last five years, 1999-2004.
- Autumn 2005: School of MANAGEMENT (p. 28): “Recent hires contribute to environment of excellence,” reporting my appointment as the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Global Strategy—a prestigious chair position that UTD specifically created in order to attract me to join its faculty from Ohio State.
- May 2004: Thomson Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which publishes the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and other essential science indicators (ESI), finds that my 2003 Academy of Management Review paper (“Institutional transitions and strategic choices”) to be the “new hot paper” (based on citations) in the entire field of Economics and Business (other fields include Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physics, and Social Sciences (general), each has only one paper). (PDF for the AMR paper)
- March 2004: Ohio State University Research News: “Outside directors don’t help companies in emerging economies,” based on my National Science Foundation-funded research published in the Strategic Management Journal on China and Journal of World Business on Russia. Item posted at http://researchnews.osu.edu and http://fisher.osu.edu. (PDF for the SMJ paper and PDF for the JWB paper)
- June 12, 2003: OnCampus (Ohio State University newspaper for faculty and staff): “Two faculty awarded NSF CAREER awards: Gopalan and Peng awards total $1.1 million,” reporting my $422,890 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation—reportedly the single largest NSF grant to a business school faculty member at the time of award.
- December 2002: Academy of Management Review plaque of appreciation for outstanding service as a member of the Editorial Review Board, 2000-02.
- December 2001: A Journal of Management study reports that I am the most prolific contributor to the international business literature with a focus on the resource-based view during 1991-2000.
- September 2001: Inaugural Keynote Speaker, “Guanxi and competitive business strategies,” at the inauguration of the Ohio State University Institute for Chinese Studies reported by The World Journal (Shi Jie Ri Bao, the largest Chinese language newspaper in North America, headquartered in New York) at chineseworld.com.
- April 2001: Academy of Management Review (volume 26 issue 2: 311-313), Review of my book, Business Strategies in Transition Economies (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage) by Professor Tailan Chi (at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at that time, now at the University of Kansas).
- March 2001: Administrative Science Quarterly (volume 46 issue 1: 157-159), Review of my book, Business Strategies in Transition Economies (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage), by Professor Mark Jacobs (at the Cornell University Sociology Department).
- January 2001: A Journal of Business Research study reports that I am the top 8th most prolific contributor to the literature on management and organization in Greater China during 1978-1997 (bear in mind that I only received my PhD in 1996).
- March 2000: Journal of International Business Studies, Review of my book, Business Strategies in Transition Economies (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage) by Professor Klaus E. Meyer (at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, at that time, now at the University of Bath, UK) at www.jibs.net.
- October 27, 1997: Newsweek international edition (p. 24) and Japanese edition (October 29, 1997, p. 17): Interviewed and quoted on mainland Chinese red chips listing in Hong Kong
- June 1996: Exporter Magazine (p. 2): editorial reporting my dissertation research completed at the University of Washington.
- May 1996: Exporter Magazine (p. 2): editorial reporting my dissertation research on export strategy
- February 21, 1990: Winonan (campus newspaper for Winona State University): “Peng presents paper,” reporting my first-ever academic conference presentation, as an undergraduate student, at the Pacific Interest Conference in Salem, Oregon, in February 1990.