Neng Liang, WG'86
Professor of Management
Associate Dean
Director of CEIBS Case Development Center, China Europe International Business School

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Dr. Neng Liang is Professor of Management, Associate Dean (Faculty), Director of Case Development Center at CEIBS, and vice president of International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Between Year 2002 and 2009, he was the Director of the Executive MBA Program at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was a tenured Professor of Management at Loyola University of Maryland, USA, and a professor of management at the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER), Beijing University. Dr. Liang received his Ph.D. from Indiana University (Bloomington), an MBA from The Wharton School, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University in 1984. In 2010, Dr. Liang is appointed a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School. He served on the standing committee of the Third and the Forth Shanghai Pudong Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (2007-2011).

Dr. Liang's research has been published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, the European Journal of Marketing, the International Executive, the Journal of Development Studies, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Handbook of International Corporate Governance, Board Room Realities, Corporate Governance Asia, etc. Dr. Liang is on the editorial board of Academy of Management Learning and Education, Organizational Buying and Industrial Marketing, and CEIBS Business Review. He is also a member of the Academy of Management's International Theme Committee.

Dr. Liang served as a consultant to multinational firms such as GE, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo, as a vice president of the Chinese Economists Society (CES), and as the Chairman of the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee of the Municipal Government of Baltimore, USA. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the first Chinese director of the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University. He also serves as independent director for some listed and unlisted firms.

Dr. Liang received Fulbright scholarship in 1984, Starr scholarship in 1986, CES "Member of the Year" award in 1998, and the Citizen's Citation by the Mayor of Baltimore, USA in 1999. His publications on importer behavior and unsolicited exporter order won "Anbar research excellence" award twice (1996; 1998), and his edited book on corporate governance won a national "high-quality best seller" award in China in 2001. At the 2005 annual meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Dr. Liang won the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (coauthored with Shu Lin), the Academy of Management Learning and Education Best Paper Award (coauthored with Jian Wang). This is the first time that Chinese scholars receive these All Academy Awards. Dr. Liang also received the Management Education and Development Division Best Paper award in 2005 (coauthored with Shu Lin). In 2012, Dr. Liang and his coauthors (professor Jian Han and Lan Wang) won the Best International Paper Award in the career division of the Academy of Management for their study on CEO functional background in China. Dr. Liang also received the CEIBS Teaching Excellence Award in 2007 and 2010.

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