4 CKGSB Professors Named as Most Cited Chinese Researchers of 2019

May 27, 2020

On May 7th, 2020, publication group Elsevier officially announced its annual “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” list of 2019. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CGKSB) is proud to announce that 4 of its professors have been named on the 2019 list.

On May 7th, 2020, publication group Elsevier officially announced its annual “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” list of 2019. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CGKSB) is proud to announce that 4 of its professors have been named on the 2019 list. Liu Jing, CKGSB Professor of Accounting and Finance; Teng Bingsheng, CKGSB Professor of Strategic Management; and Zhang Xiaomeng, CKGSB Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, have been named on the “Business, Management and Accounting” list whilst Cao Huining, CKGSB Professor of Finance has been named on the “Economics, Econometrics and Finance” list. Professor Liu Jing, Professor Teng Bingsheng, and Professor Cao Huining have been named on Elsevier’s “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” list now for six consecutive years, whilst it is the first time Professor Zhang Xiaomeng has been named on the list.

The “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” list aims to scientifically analyze and evaluate the global influence of Chinese researchers, and commend exceptional scholars promoting academic advances. In 2019, a total of 2,163 Chinese scholars from 242 colleges, universities and research institutions were named by Elsevier.

The “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” list is based on the Scopus database—a world-leading database of peer-reviewed abstracts and citations. The database includes over 24,000 journals from more than 5,000 publishers, 9.8 million papers presented and published at academic conferences, 220,000 books and over 44 million patent information documents from five major patent institutes globally, encompassing a range of academic fields such as natural science, technology, engineering, medicine, social science, art and humanities, dating back to 1823.

Papers created by scholars in various fields, are available to be cited by other scholars, once they are included. A paper’s citation frequency is one of the most important indexes that is used to evaluate the author’s contribution and influence in the corresponding academic field.

Let’s take a closer look at the 4 CKGSB professors who made the 2019 list, their background and research areas of focus and interest:

Liu Jing, Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting and Finance at CKGSB

Professor Liu Jing is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at CKGSB, the Academic Director for the Business Scholars Program, Associate Dean of the Business Scholars Program and CKGSB Chuang Community, and Chairman of the Faculty Executive Committee.

Professor Liu taught at Columbia Business School in 1998. The following year, he earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration at Columbia Business School. He then went on to work as a tenured professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Professor Liu received the Eric and “E” Juline Faculty Excellence in Research Award from UCLA Anderson School in 2005, the Outstanding Research Award from CKGSB in 2010, and the Best Paper Award from Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in 2007.

Engaged in research on capital markets, financial accounting and equity investment, Professor Liu is an internationally recognized expert on equity investment and security analysis. Being one of the most extensively cited authors among Chinese scholars of social sciences in the past decade, Professor Liu’s research has international influence. Professor Liu now serves as a long-term reviewer and editorial board member in several top-level international academic journals.

For more on Professor Liu Jing, visit:

Teng Bingsheng, Associate Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at CKGSB

Professor Teng Bingsheng is a Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the MNC Research Center, and Associate Dean for CKGSB Europe and Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the City University of New York, and taught at George Washington University before joining CKGSB in 2006.

Professor Teng’s research interests include strategic alliances, M&A, entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate business management, and multinational corporate management.

In the past few years, Professor Teng has published over 20 papers in top-level international journals like the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. His research on strategic management has been cited by various textbooks, and his numerous papers are widely cited and are considered as must-read papers for strategic alliances.

Professor Teng is often exclusively interviewed by leading media outlets like The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and has become an international authority on strategic alliances.

For more on Professor Teng Bingsheng, visit:

Cao Huining, Professor of Finance at CKGSB

Professor Cao Huining is a Professor of Finance at CKGSB, and a member of the American Finance Association. Prior to joining CKGSB, he taught at UC Berkeley and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His main research fields include portfolio management, options pricing, asset pricing, market micro-structure, and international finance.

Professor Cao’s research has been widely published in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and his papers have been extensively cited.

He has been nominated twice as the ‘Author of the Best Paper’ by the Journal of Finance in 1998 and 2000, and was awarded the ‘Author of the Best Paper’ on emerging market research by the Northern Finance Association, as well as the ‘Author of the Best Paper’ most relevant for practitioners by the Western Finance Association. Professor Cao was awarded third prize for ‘The Best Paper’ by the China International Finance Conference in 2004.

He serves as a member of the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance, and is also the Co-Editor of the International Review of Finance and the China Financial Review.

For more on Professor Cao Huining, visit:

Zhang Xiaomeng, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at CKGSB

Professor Zhang Xiaomeng is the Associate Dean for Executive Education, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Leadership and Motivation Research Center at CKGSB. Prior to joining CKGSB, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Kogod School of Business at the American University in Washington DC.

Her research interests lie in the inter-disciplinary areas of leadership and psychology, including leadership cognition, motivation, teamwork, talent echelon construction, and the application of psychology in those areas.

Professor Zhang has been extensively published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Science, and Personnel Psychology.

Professor Zhang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Sun Yat-sen University of China. She also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior / Human Resource Management from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Paine Award for outstanding academic achievement, as well as several teaching awards.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Zhang led the CKGSB Leadership and Motivation Research Center to launch the Investigation Report on the “Psychological Resilience of Business Owners and Employees before and after Work Resumption due to COVID-19 focusing on relevant topics and pertinent issues such as tracking work resumption, gender differences, building of resilience, stress management, and accelerating bounce-back, in a bid to help individuals and organizations understand more and recover from the outbreak. .

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