Training Programs

2024 IACMR Research Methods Workshop Schedule and Faculty Information

2024 Research Method Workshop Schedule

Date/TimeJuly 7 (SUN)July 8 (MON)July 9 (TUES)July 10 (WED)July 11 (THUR)
 9:00 – 10:30 Lecture 1:                                  The Spirit and Ethics of Science (Xiao-Ping Chen)  
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
Lecture 4:
Experimental Research (Zhi-Xue Zhang) 
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
Lecture 7:
Network Analysis (Ning Li)
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
Lecture 10:
Machine Learning in Optimal Distinctiveness Research (Eric Zhao)
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Lecture 2:
Developing Theory and Hypotheses (Xu Huang)
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
Lecture 5:
5a: Experience Sampling: Micro (Zhaoli Song) 
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
5b: Longitutudial Research: Macro (Wei Shen) 
Location: 知新楼B205
Lecture 8:                  
8a: Multi-level Research: Micro (Wu Liu) 
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
8b: Endogeneity and Causal Inference: Macro (Han Jiang)
Location: 知新楼B205
Lecture 11:
Qualitative Research (Runtian Jing)
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and BreakLunch and BreakLunch and BreakLunch and Break
14:00 – 15:30Faculty Meeting
Location: 知新楼B509
Discussion Session 1:
Share Research Interests and Workshop Proposals  (Faculty and students)
See table below 
Discussion Session 3:
Discuss Proposals in Depth (Faculty and Students)
See table below
Discussion Session 5:
Group Discussion and Reflection                 (Students Only)
See table below
14:00 – 15:00               
Discussion Session 7:            Preparation for Presentation      (Students Only)
See table below
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Lecture 3:
Philosophy of Management Research (Stratos Ramoglou, Online lecture)
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
Lecture 6:     
6a: Survey Research: Micro (Jian Liang)
Location:  知新楼C座思源报告厅
6b: Survey Research: Macro (Liangding Jia) 
Location: 知新楼B205
Lecture 9:                  
Congruence Analysis (Zhen Zhang) 
Location: 知新楼C座思源报告厅
15:30 – 18:30
(25  min per proposal: 15 min presentation and 10 min Q&A)
Macro track (Location:知新楼C座思源报告厅 )
Micro track (Location:知新楼B205 )
17:30 – 19:00 DinnerDinnerDinner 
19:00 – 21:30(17:30- 21:00)
Welcome Reception and Dinner [Faculty with Participants]
Location: 学人大厦
Discussion Session 2:
Discuss Proposals in Depth  (Faculty and Students)
See table below
Discussion Session 4:
Discuss Proposals in Depth  (Faculty and Students)
See table below
Discussion Session 6:         
Discuss Selected Proposal in Depth  (Faculty and Students)
See table below
Graduation Dinner
[Faculty with Participants]

Faculty AdvisorLocation
group 1Xu Huang知新楼B503
group 2Ning Li知新楼B509
group 3 Jian Liang知新楼B517
group 4 Wu Liu知新楼B521
group 5 Zhaoli Song知新楼B523
group 6Zhen Zhang知新楼B525
group 7Zhi-Xue Zhang知新楼B201
group 8Liangding Jia知新楼B203
group 9Han Jiang知新楼B205
group 10Runtian Jing知新楼B214
group 11Wei Shen知新楼B218
group 12Eric Zhao知新楼C座思源报告厅

Faculty Bio

Xiao-Ping Chen

Dr. Xiao-Ping Chen is currently Philip M.Condit Endowed Chair Professor in the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. She is an elected Fellow in Academy of Management (AOM), American Psychological Association (APA), and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Professor Chen has served as Editor-in-Chief for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2010-2016) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Management and Organization Review and Management Insights, a bilingual (Chinese and English) magazine for business educators and practitioners. She received her Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Professor Chen’s research interests include cooperation and competition in social dilemmas, teamwork and leadership, entrepreneur passion, Chinese guanxi, and cross-cultural communication and management.  Professor Chen has published more than 30 research papers in top-tier journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Management Science, and Journal of International Business Studies

Professor Chen served as President for International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). 

Xu Huang

Professor Xu Huang received his PhD from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), MA from Lancaster University (UK), and Honors Diploma from Lingnan University (Hong Kong). Currently, he is Chair Professor of Management Associate and Dean of the School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also the Director of the DBA program and the Director of Center for Human Resource Strategy and Development.  He is Consulting Editor of the Management and Organization Review, and a member of editorial board for Academy of Management Journal and Human Relations. Professor Huang is now serving as an Independent Director of the board of Giodano International Limited.

Professor Xu Huang’s research interests include leadership, power, proactive and abnormal work behaviors, employee well-being, cross-cultural psychology, and management issues in China. He has published more than 80 papers in international journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Management and Organization Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, Human Relations, Leadership Quarterly, and so forth.

Liangding Jia

Liangding Jia ( is a professor of management at the School of Business, Nanjing University. He earned his PhD at Nanjing University. He mainly explores the micro-mechanisms for building virtuous and innovative organizations, including the topics such as top management teams and firm strategy, professionalism and professionalization, and employment relationships. His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Management and Organization Review, among others. He is currently serving as the deputy director of Organizational and Strategic Management Division of Chinese Academy of Management, Co-Editor of Quarterly Journal of Management (2022-2024), and Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review (2022-2024).

Han Jiang

Professor Han Jiang received his Ph.D. degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Before joining CUHK-Shenzhen, he served on the faculty of Tulane University and the University of Arizona. Professor Jiang’s research focuses on social networks and inter-organizational relationships, corporate governance and strategic leadership, international business, and entrepreneurship. His works have been published regularly in leading academic journals. His research has been funded by the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation Program for Distinguished Young Scholars (Overseas). 

Professor Jiang actively assumes editorial and leadership duties for leading academic journals and conferences. Since late 2021, he has been serving as the Senior Editor at Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Professor Jiang is also a member of the editorial review board for Strategic Management Journal and Management and Organization Review. He served on the macro research committee of IACMR between 2021 and 2023, and will serve as the track chair of Business Policy and Strategy track for 2024 Asia Academy of Management biannual conference.

Runtian Jing

Runtian Jing is a professor of organizational management in the Antai College of Economics and Management of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the current president of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, as well as the deputy director of the organization and strategy division of Chinese Academy of Management. He received his Ph.D. from the Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1997, and taught at the School of Management and Economics of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China before his present appointment. He was granted the “Outstanding Young Scholar Award” by the Chinese Academy of Management in 2013, and the “Yangtze River Scholarship Distinguished Professor” by the Ministry of Education of China in 2020. Dr. Jing’s research interests include organizational change, leadership behavior, cross-cultural management, etc. His recent studies on Chinese indigenous view of organizational momentum were granted the 2016 Best Paper Award of “Chinese Theory of Management” by IACMR, and were included in the 2017 Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference. He has worked on several funded research projects. Among them, five were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (including a key research project) and one was supported by the Program of the Ministry of Education for New Century Excellent Talents of China.

Ning Li

Ning Li is the Flextronics Chair Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organization Management at Tsinghua University. Prior to his appointment at Tsinghua, he served as a Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at The University of Iowa. Professor Li completed his bachelor’s degree in management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on big data in management, AI and human interaction, organizational network analysis, team collaboration, team leadership, and other topics.

In addition to his academic roles, Professor Li contributes significantly to the editorial boards of prestigious journals. He is currently the Associate Editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP) and the Deputy Editor of Management and Organization Review (MOR). He has also served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Management (JOM).

Jian Liang

Jian Liang is a professor at Advanced Institute of Business at Tongji University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on employee voice and proactivity, leadership behavior, job design, and cultural values. He had published his research on decent management journals, such as Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied Psychology,Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Management and Organization Review etc. He currently serves as a senior editor for Management and Organization Review and Quarterly Journal of Management (in Chinese).

Wu Liu

Wu LIU is the Head and full professor in management with tenure at the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his bachelor’ and master’s degrees at Fudan University, China, and his Ph.D. in organization studies at Vanderbilt University, U.S.A. He joined Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008.

His current passion of research centers on (1) emotions at workplace; (2) voice behavior; and (3) leader-member and team dynamics, and leadership development. His work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal Organizational Behavior. 

Stratos Ramoglou

Stratos Ramoglou is Professor of Entrepreneurship Studies and Head of the Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (DSIE). Stratos holds a PhD and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge (UK), an MA from the University of Warwick (UK), and a BSc from Aristotle University (Greece). Stratos has been published in leading academic journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Business Venturing. He also sits on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Review and Journal of Business Venturing, and is an Editor of European Management Review. Stratos has won the Dean’s Award for leadership in research as well as the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award.

Wei Shen

Wei Shen (Ph.D., Texas A&M University) is a Dean’s Council Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He previously served as Associate Dean for W. P. Carey’s China Programs. His research focuses on CEO succession, boards of directors, organizational change, corporate governance, and research methods. He has published extensively on these topics, including in top-tier management journals, such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal. He has also served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal. He was an Area Editor of Corporate Governance in the Chinese Quarterly Journal of Management from 2017 to 2022. He has won several awards and recognitions, including the inaugural Robert J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper Award from the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and the Mays Outstanding Ph.D. Alumni Award from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He currently serves as the President Elect of the International Association for Chinese Management Research. 

Zhaoli Song

Dr. Zhaoli Song is an Associate Professor at Department of Management and Organization, NUS School of Business, National University of Singapore. He has research expertise on topics such as behavior genetics, leadership, job search and reemployment, leadership, cross-culture management, AI and the future of work, work-family balance, emotion, and future scenarios. He is leading the research effort to introduce molecular genetics into the management area. He has published in some top management journals such as PNAS, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behaviors, and Leadership Quarterly. His work on genetics has been featured in the media such as Economists, Washington Post, and Strait Times. Dr. Song has consulted or provided training to companies and government agencies in the US, China, and Singapore. He was the academic director of the NUS Asian Pacific EMBA (Chinese) from 2013-2017. 

Zhen Zhang

Dr. Zhen Zhang is the O. Paul Corley Distinguished Chair in Organizational Behavior and Administration in the Management and Organizations Department at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University (SMU). He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tsinghua University in China. Before joining SMU in 2020, he worked at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University for twelve years.  Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on leadership process and leadership development, work teams and groups, biological basis of work behavior, start-ups and entrepreneurship, and advanced research methods. His work has appeared in 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, and has been cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Globe and Mail. Dr. Zhang is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Personnel Psychology (2023-2025).

Zhi-Xue Zhang

Zhi-Xue Zhang is a Boya Distinguished Professor at Peking University, the director of Institute of Social Science Survey Peking University. He is the professor of organization and strategy management, the director of Center for Research in Behavioral Science, the director of Management Innovation Interdisciplinary Research Platform at Guanghua School of Management, and a honorary professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong. He got his Ph.D. degree in social psychology from University of Hong Kong. In 2009, he was awarded the Distinguished Young Scholar by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He was the president of International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) (2021-2023). Prof. Zhang’s research interests include Chinese leadership and organizational culture, team process, negotiation and conflict management, and organizational innovation. He has published more than 100 research papers in local and international journals, including top-tier journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Management World (in Chinese), and Acta Psychologica Sinica (in Chinese). Prof. Zhang is currently a consulting editor of Management and Organization Review, and serves on the editorial board at Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (2008- ) and Business and Management Journal (2018-) (in Chinese). He had been the associate editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2015-2016) and on the editorial board of Acta Psychologica Sinca (in Chinese) (2006-2017). 

Eric Zhao

Eric Zhao is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Strategy at the Saïd Business School and St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. His current research addresses topics like optimal distinctiveness, AI and firm strategy, and institutions and entrepreneurship. Eric’s work has been published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals and is widely cited. He has received top early career awards from both the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. His book Optimal Distinctiveness: A New Agenda for the Study of Competitive Positioning of Organizations and Markets is published by Cambridge University Press.