Ming-Jer Chen, Leslie E. Grayson Professor of Business Administration, author of Inside Chinese Business as well as several strategy cases, received the award during the Academy's 74th annual meeting in Philadelphia. When reviewing Chen's nomination materials, his work with the Chinese Management Scholars Community, and his commitment to developing doctoral students and faculty stood out most for the awards committee members.
Chen coined the phrase “ambicultural management” to describe the approach of combining the best qualities of multiple business cultures in order to manage functions across different countries and organizational divisions. He made ambiculturalism a part of his scholarly mission to bridge divides between Eastern and Western management systems over the course of his work within the Academy.
In addition to teaching MBA courses at Darden, Chen teaches in Executive Education custom programs, and has worked with clients such as Merck, FedEx, Taiwan Mobile, Rolls-Royce, and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of China's State Council. More