Awards and Academic Achievements


  • Top Paper Poster Award, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, CA.

  • Ang, S., Rockstuhl, T., & Tan, M., L. (2015). Cultural intelligence and competencies. In Wright, J. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences (2nd Editon, pp. 433-439). Oxford, UK: Elsevier
    • PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
    • PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference – Humanities & Social Sciences

  • SAFTI MI Pride Day Gold Award. Award for SAF LIT (Leader Insights and Tips) series in recognition of innovation in enhancing officers’ learning and development.


  • Inaugural AIS Sandra Slaughter Award, Association for Information Systems. Awarded for outstanding leadership within the association.

  • Finalist, 2015 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award - Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication. Conference on College Composition and Communication.


  • Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership: Greensboro, North Carolina. Awarded for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied research.      

  • Finalist, 2014 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award. Conference on College Composition and Communication.  


  • The Long Service Medal, Republic of Singapore.

  • Finalist, 2013 Emerald Best International Symposium Award. Academy of Management Meetings, Orlando, Florida for "The Contributions of Context-Related Global Characteristics to Global Leadership Effectiveness" Symposium.

  • Finalist, 2013 International HRM Scholarly Research Award. Academy of Management, Human Resources Division.


  • Association of Information systems (AIS) 2012 Fellow Award, AIS. Awarded for outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service, as well as for significant global and local contributions to the field.

  • Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.


  • Best professor in Business Strategy, CMO Council.


  • Best Practitioner-Oriented Paper runner up, AMCIS (Americas Conference on Information Systems), Peru.  

  • Public Administration Medal (Silver), Republic of Singapore.


  • Best Practice Status for Assurance of Learning System at the Nanyang Business School, AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  


  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, Decision Sciences Institute.  

  • Top Paper Poster Award, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.  

  • Best Interactive Paper Award, Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, CA.  


  • Researcher of Strategy, Management & Organization Award, Nanyang Business School.  

  • NTU Research and Innovation Award, Nanyang Technological University (1st social scientist to receive this highest research award accorded by NTU).  


  • Ranked 3rd most prolific researcher worldwide in outsourcing (Gonzalez, R., Gasco, J., and Llopis, J. 2006. Information systems outsourcing: A literature analysis,Information & Management, 43, 7, 821-834).  

  • Nominee, Carolyn Dexter Award, Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  

  • Distinguished Leadership Award for International Alumni, University of Minnesota. (  


  • Goh Tjoei Kok Distinguished Chair in Business Management (one of first three endowed chaired professors at NTU).  


  • Researcher of Strategy, Management & Organization Award, Nanyang Business School.  


  • Best Paper Award, ACM SIGCPR (Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Computer Personnel Research) Conference, Kristiansand, Norway.  

  • Outsourcing World Achievement Award, Runner-up & Finalist for Best Academic Contribution to Outsourcing Research (PricewaterhouseCoopers & Michael Corbett & Associates).  


  • Meritorious Reviewer Award, Human Relations.  


  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA.  

  • Best Paper Award, 31st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Trends in Outsourcing of Information Systems, Organizational Systems and Technology Track.  


  • PhD Dissertation Fellowship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  


  • Best Dissertation Proposal Award finalist, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS, TIMS/ORSA).  

  • University of Minnesota Doctoral Representative, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Doctoral Consortium, Miami.  


  • Senior Tutor Overseas Scholarship, National University of Singapore & Nanyang Technological University.  


  • Price Waterhouse Gold Medal Award (Bachelor of Accountancy), for Best Performance in Advanced Auditing and Information Systems.