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Maria Lai-Ling Lam

Contact Information:
330-471-8191
m...@malone.edu
Mitchell Hall 200 F

Professor of Business Administration

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy 1998. (Marketing and Organization Behavior) School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
M.A. in Religion Studies 2001 (Christianity and Chinese Religion)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong.        
M.B.A. 1986 (Marketing and International Business), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.    
B.B.A., 1983 (Major Marketing, Minor Finance)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Post-Graduate Diploma in Information Technology in Business, 1990
The City University of Hong Kong

Experience

Professor of Business Administration, Malone University. 2009 August - present.
Tenure awarded in 2006. Associate Professor. 2004 - 2009, August.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Malone College. 2001 - 2004, August.
Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 1999 - 2000
Researcher, Hong Kong Arts Development Council. 1998
Lecturer, Hong Kong Polytechnic    1987 - 1991    
External Examiner, Faculty of Business, East Asia Open Institute, University of East Asia, Macau    1987 - 1991
Marketing Manager, Nam Fong Electronic Machine Co. Ltd.1987

Recent Scholarly Work

Awards

Symposium Best Research Paper Award in the 2nd Kent State University International Symposium on Sustainable Value Chains, 2011.

Award for Fellowship for the Case Research and Writing Workshop, July 20, 2011, in Singapore.

Book Chapters
(2009) "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility as an Innovation in China" will be in a book entitled Research on Innovation for Business, IGI Global Publications.(in press)
(2009) "Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility of multinational enterprises in China." In J. R. McIntyre, S. Ivanaj, & V. Ivanaj (Eds.) Multinational Enterprises and the Challenge of Sustainable Development by Edward Elgar Publishing.
(2007)    A study of the transfer of corporate social responsibility from well-established foreign multinational enterprises to Chinese subsidiaries. In J. Hooker, J. Hulpke, & P. Madsen (Eds.), Controversies in international corporate responsibility. International Corporate Responsibility Series, Volume 3, 343 - 363. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University.

Articles in the Journals
(2009)  "Becoming Corporate Social Responsible Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China" The Journal of International Business Research and Practice (JIBRP), Volume 3. (in press)
(2008)    "Beyond Credibility of Doing Business in China: Strategies for Improving Corporate Citizenship
of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China," Journal of Business Ethics, 87:137-146.
(2007) "Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises in China" The Journal of International Business Research and Practice, Volume 1, pp. 161-173.
(2006) Alice Lam, Maria Lam, and Lewis Lam, "A Study of Human Rights Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) as Social Movement Organizations (SMOs) in Hong Kong, China: Implications for Higher Education." International Journal of the Humanities, 3(9), 105 - 117.

Articles in the Proceedings
(2009) Abstract of the paper, "Corporate Social Responsibility Movement in China: Implications to Managerial Education and Managerial Practices." Proceedings of Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA), U.S.
(2009)  "Corporate Social Responsibility Movement in China: What can foreign corporations corporate social responsibility programs in China do to universal values" will be in the International Society of Universal Dialogue Eighth World Congress: Dialogue among Cultures: Peace, Justice and Harmony to be held 23-28 July, 2009 in Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China. The paper is peer-reviewed and in the web site.
 (2009) "Innovative initiatives of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China" in the poster session and Virtual Global Forum at the 2009 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Manage by Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation to be held June 2-5, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
(2009) Abstract and powerpoint slides of "Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China" in the on-line proceeding of the conference-- From the Local to the Global: International Sustain Ability Conference, Villanova University, Philadelphia, U.S.
(2009) Abstract of "Becoming Corporate Social Responsible to Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China."  Proceedings of AIB-Midwest Conference, MBAA international, Chicago, U.S.
 (2008) "Non-government organizations as the salt and light in the Corporate Social Responsibility movement in China." Proceedings of the 2008 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, U.S.
(2008) "Being Innovative by Doing Good." Proceedings of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2008, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
(2007) "Beyond Legal Compliance: Toward Better Corporate Citizenship of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China." Proceedings of the 2007 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, U.S.
(2007) "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in China through Multinational Corporations" Proceedings of the 67th Academy of Management Annual Conference, U.S.
(2007) "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility as Innovation in China." Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Management of Technology, China.    
(2007)     "Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises in China." Proceedings of AIB-Midwest Conference, Chicago, U.S.
 (2007)   "Inspirations from Universal Instruction Design in 21st Century Business Education." Proceedings of North American Management Society, Chicago, U.S.
(2007) "Toward Better Corporate Citizenship of Foreign Multinational Corporations in China"  Proceedings of  the 8th Annual International Business Research Forum, Institutional Changes and Organization Transformations in Developing Economics,  Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.  The proceedings are in the web site of Institute of Global Management Studies/CIBER, Temple University.
(2006) "A Study of the Transfer of Corporate Social Responsibility from Multinational Enterprises to Chinese Subsidiaries: Implications for Christian Business Educators." Proceedings of the 22nd Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Cedarville University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
 (2006) Abstract of "Trust Building Between American and Chinese Negotiators." Academy of International Business 2006 Conference Proceedings, Beijing, China.

(2006) Abstract of Symposium: "Wiser Ways of Working: An Interdisciplinary and Cross Cultural Model" Proceeding of the North American Management Society, MBAA international conference, Chicago, U.S.  
(2005) "Trust Building: Some of the American and Chinese Business Negotiators' Cross-Cultural Challenges" Proceeding of the Academy of International Business Northeast USA Annual Conference, Cleveland State University, U.S.

(2005) "Redemptive Business Education in the Age of Globalization" in the 21st Annual Christian Business Faculty Association Conference Proceedings, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, U.S.
(2005) "Important Strategies for Moral Character Development in Business Education." Improve University Teaching  30th (international) Conference web page. http://www.iutconference.org/sessions/sessionII/IIB/Lam.pdf

(2005) "Moral Character Development and Marketing Education." Marketing Management Association 2005 Spring Conference Proceedings, Chicago, U.S.

(2004) "Reflections on Integrating Faith and Marketing Education" in the 20th Annual Christian Business Faculty Association Conference Proceedings, Abilene Christian University, St. Antonio, Texas, U.S.
(2004) "Hong Kong Chinese Executives' Perceptions of United States-Chinese Negotiation Styles and Relationships," Proceedings of the 38th Academy of Marketing Conference, "Virtue in Marketing." University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, U.K.
(2004) "Some Thoughts on Facilitating the Development of Moral Marketing Managers," Marketing Management Association 2004 Spring Conference Proceedings, Chicago, U.S.

Presentations

(2009)  "Corporate Social Responsibility Movement in China: Implications to Managerial Education and Managerial Practices" will be presented on Oct. 17, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Meeting, Arkansas, U.S. (paper)

(2009) "What Should We be doing about the Spiritual Condition of Business Executives in the Green Management?" the Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Presented on Aug. 8.
 (2009) "Innovative Initiatives of Foreign Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in China" in the poster session and Virtual Global Forum at the 2009 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Manage by Designing in an Era of Massive Innovation to be held June 2-5, 2009 in Cleveland, U.S. (paper)
(2009) "The importance of NGOs in the Corporate Social Movement in China" in the 7th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Beijing, China, presented on June 4. (paper)
(2009) "Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China." From the Local to the Global: International SustainAbility Conference, Villanova University, Philadelphia, U.S. Presented on April 24. (paper)
(2009) "Becoming Corporate Social Responsible to Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China" Academy of International Business-Midwest Conference, MBAA international, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 18. (paper)
(2009) "Chinese Environmental Non-government Organizations as effective stakeholders in China", Business/Society/Government session, MBAA international, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 20. (paper)
(2008) "Non-government organizations as the salt and light in the Corporate Social Responsibility movement in China."  2008 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, U.S., Nov. 6 - 8. Presented on Nov. 7. (paper)
 (2008) "How might NGOs enable foreign multinational enterprises to be more responsive to local and global initiatives in China"? Colloquium on the Role of NGOs in the Business-Government Interface, May 21 - 24, Paris, France. Presented on May 23 at Science Po University. (paper)
(2008)    "How might NGOs enable Japanese MNEs to be more responsive to local and global initiatives in China?" Presented  in the Asian Forum of International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan on April 28, 2008.

(2008)    "Being Innovative by Doing Good." Academy of Innovative and Entrepreneurship 2008, Beijing, China, March 27 - 29. Presented on March 28 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (paper)
(2008) Presented a lecture "Case Study Research" to a group of graduate students of School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China on March 20. 2008.

(2008) "Social Movement Theory, Institutional Theories, Corporate Citizenship in Organization Studies." Presented to a group of graduate students of the Institute of Social Development & Public Policy at Beijing Normal University on March 7.  


(2007) "Beyond Legal Compliance: Toward Better Corporate Citizenship of Foreign Multinational Enterprises in China." 2007 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S, Oct. 4 - 6. Presented on Oct. 5 at Seattle Pacific University. (paper)
(2007) "Inspiration of St. John of the Cross to Business Professional" the Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Presented on Aug. 4.
(2007) "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in China through Multinational Corporations" Presented on Aug. 6 in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug.6 - 8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. (paper)
(2007) "Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility in China through American and Japanese Multinational Enterprises" International Centre for Corporate Accountability's 2nd International Conference on "Globalization and the Good Corporation," Baruch College, New York, U.S. June 26 - 28. Presented on June 27. (paper)
(2007)  "Managing Corporate Social Responsibility as Innovation in China," in the 5th International Symposium on Management and Technology organized by Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 1 - 3, 2007. Presented on June 3. (paper)
(2007)  "Strategic Management of Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises in China" in the Strategic Management Society (U.S.) Special Conference on "China Strategies" in Center European International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China, May 29 - 30. Presented on May 30. (paper)
(2007) "Toward Better Corporate Citizenship of Foreign Multinational Corporations in China" 8th Annual International Business Research Forum sponsored by Temple University CIBER and George Washington University CIBER, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.  Presented on April 21. (paper)
(2007) "Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Enterprises in China" Academy of International Business-Midwest Conference, MBAA international, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 29. (paper)
(2007) "Inspirations from Universal Instructional Design in 21st Century Business Education" North American Management Society meeting (NAMS), MBAA international, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 30. (paper)
 (2006) "A Study of the Transfer of Corporate Social Responsibility from Multinational Enterprises to Chinese Subsidiaries: Implications for Christian Business Educators" 22nd Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Cedarville University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Presented on Oct. 27. (paper)
(2006) "Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility in China" Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change Global Forum Virtual Presentation on Oct. 22 - 25 in the 2006 Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. (paper)
(2006) "Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility for Multinational Enterprises in China" International Research Colloquium on Sustainable Development as a Tool of Competitiveness for the Multinational Enterprise, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Presented on Oct. 20. (paper)
(2006) "A Study of the Transfer of Corporate Social Responsibility from Multinational Enterprises to Chinese Subsidiaries" The Third Conference on International Corporate Social Responsibility at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China. Presented on Sept. 23. Sponsored by Carnegie Bosche Institute for Applied Studies in International Management Carnegie Mellon University. (paper)
(2006) "Trust Building Between American and Chinese Negotiators" Academy of International Business Annual Conference Interactive Session, Beijing, China. Presented on June 26. (paper)
(2006) Chair and a Panelist of the Symposium, "Wiser Ways of Working: An Interdisciplinary, Cross Cultural Model," North American Management Society, MBAA International, Chicago, U.S.  Presented on March 17.
(2006) A Panel Member of the Symposium, "Globalization and International Faculty Teaching Marketing Classes: Contributions, Benefits, and Challenges in Twenty-First Century," Marketing Management Association, MBAA International, Chicago, U.S.  Presented on March 16.

(2005) "Redemptive Business Education in the Age of Globalization" in the 21st Annual Christian Business Faculty Association Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, U.S. Presented on October 14. (paper)
 (2005) "Trust Building: Some of the American and Chinese Business Negotiators' Cross-Cultural Challenges." Academy of International Business Northeast USA Annual Conference, Cleveland State University, U.S. Present on October 8. (paper)

 (2005) "Seeking the Good, the Truth, and the Beauty in Marketing Education." Academic Conference of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxbridge 2005 - Making All Things New: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful, Oxford and Cambridge, U.K. (paper). Presented on July 26 at Oxford University, U.K. (paper)

(2005) "A Study of Human Rights Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) as Social Movement Organizations (SMOs) in Hong Kong: Implications for Higher Education." The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities: The Humanities in a 'Knowledge Society.' Cambridge, U.K. (paper). Presented on Aug. 3 at Cambridge University, U.K. (paper)
 
(2005) "Some Strategies for Moral Character Development in Business Education." Improve University Teaching  30th (international) Conference: Making a Positive Difference Through Higher Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Presented on July 12 (paper).

(2005) "Toward a Peace-Centered Process of Teaching Marketing: From Pieces to Peace (a revised copy.)" Plowshares Preemptive Peacemaking: Non-violence for a New American Century, Manchester College, U.S. (paper) Presented on June 7.

 (2005, March) "Moral Character Development and Marketing Education." Marketing Management Association 2005 Spring Conference, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 17. (paper)

(2004) "Hong Kong Chinese Executives' Perceptions of United States-Chinese Negotiation Styles and Relationships," 38th Academy of Marketing Conference, "Virtue in Marketing." University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, U.K. Presented on July 7. (paper)
(2004) "Toward a Peace-Centered Process of Teaching Marketing: From Pieces to Peace." Bluffton College Teaching Peace Conference. Presented on May 28, 2004. (paper)
(2004) "Natural Law and Marketing Education," Calvin College Seminar in Christian Scholarship 2004 Conference - Written on the Heart: The Tradition of Natural Law. Presented on May 11, 2004. (paper) (presentation was tape-recorded)
(2004) "Some Thoughts on Facilitating the Development of Moral Marketing Managers," 40th Annual Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, U.S. Presented on March 18, 2004. (paper)

Teaching Assignments

Undergraduate: 
Marketing (BUS 311)
Consumer Behavior (BUS 415)
Marketing Management and Strategy (BUS 417) 

Graduate:
Survey of Marketing 
Marketing Management

I was born and reared in Hong Kong. My favorite sport is yoga!
I am the author of Working with Chinese Expatriates in Business Negotiations (Quorum Book, 2000).



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