Professor ZHENG Xiaoming’s Collaborative Paper Officially Accepted by Academy of Management Journal


Recently, Professor ZHENG Xiaoming of the Department of Leadership and Organization Management of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management(Tsinghua SEM), LU Shuye (MBA2011) and LIU Xin’s (PhD2013) collaborative paper “Pitching Novel Ideas to the Boss: The Interactive Effects of Employees’ Idea Enactment and Influence Tactics on Creativity Assessment and Implementation” has been officially accepted by Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), an internationally recognized top journal in the management field.


ZHENG Xiaoming, the corresponding author, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organization Management of Tsinghua SEM. LU Shuye, the first author, a MBA student graduated from Tsinghua SEM in 2013, and now is a doctoral candidate in the Management and Organization Department of Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. LIU Xin, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Leadership and Organization Management of Tsinghua SEM and is going to be an Assistant Professor at Renmin University Business School after graduation. The other two co-authors are Kathryn Bartol and Vijaya Venkataramani from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.


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Associate Professor ZHENG Xiaoming, LU Shuye (MBA2011) and LIU Xin (PhD2013)


The paper starts with the following organizational phenomenon: Many of employees’ creative ideas often do not get recognized by their managers and therefore lose the opportunity to be implemented. For instance, although Kodak’s research lab invented the first digital camera, the lack of recognition by its managers permitted Sony to eventually overtake Kodak as the market leader in the digital photography space. Similarly, whereas Xerox developed a blueprint for the first personal computer, insufficient investment by managers allowed Steve Jobs and Apple to snatch the opportunity away.


It has become the first paper published on AMJ by Tsinghua University. AMJ is the flagship journal of the Academy of Management, and is internationally recognized as a top journal in the management field. The journal is known for its strict academic requirements and its extremely high editorial standards. It is also one of the 24 journals listed in the UT DALLAS directory, an internationally recognized authority journal directory in the economics and management fields.