I like to explore grand challenges. My doctoral dissertation examines the cultural processes of stigmatization and destigmatization, through empirical projects on the decline of the medical profession and the rise of business professions during China's market transition. I believe it is timely and important to study stigma, inequality, and social justice in today's society. The dissertation has won the Grigor McClelland Award 2022, which "recognize and award doctoral research that is expansive and imaginative in that it covers significantly new terrain or counters existing thinking within management and organisational research."
More recently, I'm also studying governance mechanisms that explain an organization's socially or environmentally responsible behavior, crisis management in response to major societal change such as the ongoing pandemic and climate change, as well as digital transformation and platform strategies.