2nd Round Call for Papers: The Inaugural MOR Paper Development Workshop

June 15-16, 2024
Business School, Hunan University, Changsha, China

Submission DeadlineApril 30, 2024 

To promote the mission of Management and Organization Review (MOR) to become “the premier journal for ground-breaking insights about management and organizations in China and global comparative contexts” and to inspire scholars to develop indigenous theories and explore interesting phenomena and research questions within the Chinese context, IACMR and MOR are jointly organizing the 1st Paper Development Workshop (PDW) on June 15-16, 2024, at the Business School, Hunan University, Changsha, China. 

Registration is scheduled for the morning of June 15. The PDW consists of an academic conference and six PDW parallel sessions, led by Professor Xiao-Ping Chen, the Editor-in-Chief of MOR, along with five Deputy/Senior Editors. We encourage all IACMR members, especially research/Ph.D. students and junior faculty, to participate. In the academic conference, MOR Deputy/Senior Editors will deliver keynote speeches. The PDW parallel sessions will be held to discuss the accepted papers and detailed research proposals, during which the authors will receive guidance and feedback from the MOR editorial team. 

To ensure that all accepted submissions receive detailed feedback, the PDW plans to accept around 20 full papers and/or detailed research proposals, depending on the quality of submissions. We strongly encourage the authors to submit their full papers or detailed research proposals to MOR for publication consideration after the PDW. MOR plans to offer a fast-track review process for these submissions and publish these papers promptly once they meet MOR publishing standards. 

Conference Submission Guidelines

  • –  Research Scope: Submissions within the scope of MOR are welcome. This includes but is not limited to organizational behavior, human resource management, firm strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, family business, and technology and innovation. 
  • –  Submission Method: Please submit full papers or detailed research proposals to Dr. Ya Xi Shen ( by April 30, 2024. Acceptance decisions will be made by May 20, 2024. 
  • (2)  Detailed research proposal 
    • w  Proposals should not exceed 5,000 words and should include research questions, a brief and relevant literature review, disciplinary perspectives for the study and other relevant parts if necessary; for quantitative research, it should also include hypotheses, targeted sample, planned measures and analysis. 
    • w  Proposal submissions should include a timeline to complete the project and a short version (no more than five pages) of all authors’ academic vitae, highlighting the authors’ educational background, professional experience, and academic achievements. 

Conference keynote speakers/PDW parallel session chairs:
Chair: Prof. Xiao-Ping Chen (University of Washington) 
Prof. Xiao-Ping Chen (University of Washington)
Prof. Wei He (Nanjing University)
Prof. Ning Li (Tsinghua University) 
Prof. Eric Yanfei Zhao (University of Oxford)
Associate Prof. Zilin He (Tilburg University)
Assistant Prof. Shipeng Yan (University of Hong Kong) 

PDW Submission Review Committee:
Chair: Prof. Wei He (Nanjing University)
Prof. Wei He (Nanjing University) 
Prof. Long Zhang (Hunan University)
Associate Prof. Zilin He (Tilburg University) 
Assistant Prof. Shipeng Yan (University of Hong Kong) 

Local Committee (Business School, Hunan University):
Prof. Zhi Yang (Dean of School)
Acting Chair:
Prof. Long Zhang (Head, Business Administration Department)
Acting Secretary-General:
Associate Prof. Wei Zeng 
Assistant Prof. Ya Xi Shen
Associate Prof. Xinxin Lu 
Assistant Prof. Shuisheng Shi
Assistant Research Fellow Zhu Yao 

– Hotel with a Negotiated Price (Please inform the hotel front desk of the full name of the PDW for the negotiated price when making a telephone reservation) 

Nelson Hotel:(Able to accommodate foreign guests) Distance: 5.7km from the conference location 
Price: about 350 yuan
Telephone: 0731-85529999 (domestic), +86-731-85529999 (international) 

– Other hotels nearby
Lavande Hotel (at Hunan University) 
:(Able to accommodate foreign guests) Distance: 1km from the conference location
Price: about 220 yuan
Telephone: 0731-88311999 (domestic), +86-731-88311999 (international) 

Dolton Lushan Hotel (Orange Island at Yuelu Mountain) :(Able to accommodate foreign guests) Distance: 2.2km from the conference location 
Price: about 250 yuan.
Telephone: 0731-85863888 (domestic), +86-731-85863888 (international) 

Vienna International Hotel (Changsha Yuelu Mountain Riverside University Town) :(Able to accommodate foreign guests) 
Distance: 2.3km from the conference location
Price: about 300 yuan.
Telephone: 0731-82806888 (domestic), +86-731-82806888 (international) 

Changsha Tianmu Hotel (Fubuhe Road):(Domestic guests only) Distance: 1.2km from the conference location 
Price: about 200 yuan.
Telephone: 0731-82785301 (domestic)