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“(Zhou) joins a distinguished group of scholars (including two retired JGSB faculty, Jennifer George and Bob Hoskisson) to be recognized by the AOM for their significant contributions to the field of management,” wrote Jeff Fleming, deputy dean of academic affairs and the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Finance at Rice Business, in a May 3 announcement to the JGSB. “This is a tremendous honor and one that is richly deserved.”
Zhou was nominated and elected for fellowship — the academy’s highest level of distinction — by sitting fellows. AOM has nearly 20,000 members from 120 countries. Members include professors and Ph.D. students from business schools around the globe, as well as academics in related social sciences and other fields.
Zhou is the organizational behavior area coordinator, director for Asian management research and education and director of the Ph.D. program at Rice Business. She has previously been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Sciences and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
A recent study ranked Zhou among the most influential 1% of researchers in business and management. Her work has appeared in top journals, she has co-edited several books on creativity in management and she has built a systematic research program on workplace creativity and innovation.
Zhou has received the Journal of Management’s Best Paper Award twice and served as an editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology and as president of the International Association for Chinese Management Research.