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New Advancements in Longitudinal Panel Data Analysis


I、About Longitudinal Panel Data Methods

Organization sciences and management researchers are increasingly exposed to longitudinal panel data. However, prevailing methods are weak in drawing temporal-based causal inferences on such data. Moreover, longitudinal data are increasingly longer, for example, 15 or more repeated measurements are used in experience sampling studies and high-frequency measures (e.g., 100 or more repeated measures for a subject) are more and more available to researchers. Conventional longitudinal methods are cumbersome or impossible to analyze this type of intensive longitudinal data. This workshop introduces to researchers in China two new methods: general cross-lagged model and dynamic structural equation modeling that can effectively address these difficulties. We will use concrete examples from management and organizational literatures to illustrate how to apply these analytic approaches in researchers’ own projects.

II、About the Workshop and Who Should Attend 

This Workshop is the 9th annual workshop sponsored by SYSBS, featuring applications-oriented workshops focusing on the latest trends in organizational research methods. Led by two experts in the field, as the first national Workshop on New Advancements in Longitudinal Panel Data Analysis in Chinese, it aims to tutor Chinese scholars about emerging methods to analyze longitudinal panel data in management and other disciplines of business and social sciences. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate how to apply these methods in their research projects.

Reminder: Participants should be familiar with some common statistical methods including linear regressions, path analysis, and structural equation modeling. In addition, some knowledge of Bayesian statistical methods is recommended.

III、Tentative Schedule  

Date Time Activity Content
June 22nd, 2019, Saturday 08:30-09:00 Check in
09:00-09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:30-11:00 Section 1

Prevailing Approaches to Analyzing Longitudinal Panel Data

11:00-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-12:15 Section 2

Introducing the General Cross-Lagged Model (GCLM)

12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Section 3

Comparison between GCLM with Other Panel Data Approaches

15:30-15:45 Tea Break
15:45-17:15 Section 4

Applying GCLM to Obtain Stronger Causal Inferences: An Illustrative Example

  Questions and Answers
June 23rd, 2019, Sunday


08:30-09:00 Check in
09:00-10:30 Section 5

Features of Intensive Longitudinal Data (ILD) and Analytic Challenges

10:30-10:45 Tea Break
10:45-12:00 Section 6

Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling (DSEM): Univariate Time Series

12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Section 7

DSEM: Bivariate and Multivariate Time Series

15:30-15:45 Tea Break
15:45-17:15 Section 8

Illustrative Examples of DSEM

  Questions and Answers


IV、Instructor Biographies

Dr. Mo Wang is the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida. He is also the Director of Human Resource Research Center at University of Florida. He specializes in research areas of retirement and older worker employment, expatriate and newcomer adjustment, occupational health psychology, leadership and team processes, and advanced quantitative methodologies.  He received multiple scholarly achievement awards from Academy of Management, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and academic journals for his research in these areas.  He also received Mid/Early Career Contribution/Achievement Awards from Academy of Management’s OB Division (2017), American Psychological Association (2013), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2013), Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2012), Academy of Management’s HR Division (2011) and Research Methods Division (2011), and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2009). He was the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Retirement.  He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Work, Aging and Retirement, an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Psychology, and an Editorial Board member for multiple academic journals.  He is a Fellow of American Psychological Association, Association of Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Dr. Wang was the President of Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2014-2015) and the Director for the Science of Organizations Program at National Science Foundation (2014-2016). 

Dr. Zhen Zhang is Professor of Management and the Dean’s Council of Distinguished Scholar in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations in 2008 from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on leadership process and leadership development, work teams and groups, biological basis of work behavior, the intersection between organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, and advanced research methods. His work has appeared in several leading management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Zhang also published research methods-oriented papers in Psychological Methods and Organizational Research Methods. One of his papers was the winner of the 2013 Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Zhang is currently an Associate Editor at Personnel Psychology, and he is on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Leadership Quarterly.


Regular Rates RMB 1000
Student Rates RMB 500

Those who are interested in participating in this seminar should register on the conference website in time. The deadline for registration is 31 May 2019. The registration fee includes all forums and meals listed in the meeting schedule. Please visit the conference website for more information. For queries, please contact the organizers at or +86-020-84112612, +86-020-84112678.



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Accommodation Guide

1. Sun Yat-sen University Kaifeng Hotel
Price: 450 RMB
Address: 1/F Information Technology and Culture Center, North Gate of Sun Yat-sen University, Binjiang Road (E), Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-89222888

2. Gold Coast Marina Club Hotel
Price: 450 RMB
Address: No.81 East Binjiang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-34280123

3. Wing Kwong Hall
Price: 350 RMB
Address: In Sun Yat-sen University (About 30 meters from the business school)
Tel: 020-84112138

4. Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou
Price: 680 RMB
Address: No.9 Mingyue Yi Road, Guangzhou Avenue, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-87372988

5. New Pearl River Hotel
Price: 558 RMB
Address: No.795 East Binjiang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-34255335

6. Guangzhou Rosedale Hotel
Price: 400 RMB
Address: No. 348 Jiangnan Avenue, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Tel: 020-84418888