News Updates

Bimonthly Briefing – April 2017


  • 2017 Workshop Updates
  • 2018 Conference Updates
  • IACMR 2017- 2020 New Officers Election Updates
  • Inaugural GSM — IACMR MBA Case Method Teaching Workshop
  • Management and Organization Review (MOR) Updates
  • 2017 IACMR/Emerald China Doctoral-Research Publication Awards
  • 2017 Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund Grant
  • Management Community News


  • IACMR News
  1. IACMR Conference system revamping and new website development

Early in September 2016, the IACMR Executive Committee decided to revamp the official website and the conference system which has been running for over 14 years. IACMR China Office started searching potential suppliers and some IT companies had been identified for comparison and assessment before the negotiating meetings in last November and December.After careful comparison of development capacity, service quality, price and their previous experience in meeting similar technical demands to ours, E-Tiller Company was selected to develop the IACMR conference system and ZhiwebCompany to develop the IACMR new website. The two contracts were signed in late last December and early January this year. Both companies have been working on webpage designs, technical development and system improvement. The two projects are approaching the final stage and to be ready for testing soon. The new website and conference system are about to be launched in June.

Due to a severe problem with the current website, we are unable to update the contents of the website and some webpages are not able to be opened. News updates and announcements are now released via the IACMR WeChat account for the time being. Please follow the account of iacmr2002 for regular updates.


  1. Updates about IACMR reception/business meeting in AoM 2017

IACMR will make “IACMR and the business school ecosystem” a focal point of the IACMR business meeting at AoM in August. A panel of famous scholars will be organized to debate on relevant issues. The business meeting will be followed by a joint reception of IACMR and MOR.


  1. IACMR will co-sponsor “China Management Research Frontiers Conference” in the U.K. with Lancaster University Management School and Lancaster China Management Center. The conference will be held on 27-28 July, 2017. The Call for Papers was released on IACMR Wechat Public (iacmr2002)on April 11 and the paper abstracts to be submitted should be due on 16 May, 2017.


  • 2017 Workshop Updates
  1. Since the call for applications was released in December, 2016, we had received 133 applications for the workshop by the submission deadline. After a careful review of each proposal by the workshop committee, 126 proposals were admitted. The decision letters were sent out to all applicants at the end of March.
  2. The online registration for the workshop is open for admitted applicants to get registered from April 1 to May 10, 2017. Workshop participants can confirm their seats and make payment through the 2017 IACMR Workshop System.
  3. The workshop committee is working on grouping of participants according to everyone’s research interests. The grouping results will be announced in early May.
  4. The workshop arrival guidance and hotel information are available in the workshop system.
  5. The workshop reading materials are required to be read before the workshop. The reading list has been posted at the workshop website and the admitted participants are to be notifiedin due course.


  • 2018 Conference Updates
  1. Prof. Zhixue Zhang, Program Chair of 2018 IACMR Conference and Ms. Zhijun Yao, IACMR Executive Director visited Wuhan University on March 22 to discuss aboutthe 2018 conference preparations with the hosting school.
  2. The 2018 Conference submission reminder has been sent out to all IACMR members and posted on IACMR Wechat Public account. The submission system will be open in September, 2017 and the submission deadline of papers and symposia is midnight October 15, 2017, US Eastern Standard Time. Detailed information of the Call for Submissions please visit here.

For any questions about paper/symposium submissions to the conference, please contact Program Chair Zhixue Zhang at Questions about the IACMR may be directed to Zhijun Yao, Executive Director of IACMR at . General information about the IACMR may be found on our website:


  • IACMR 2017- 2020 New Officers/Governor Election Updates

By the deadline of March 31, about 30 nominations of candidates for the following officer and student representative positions have been received.

  • Vice President and Program Chair 2020
  • Four Representatives-at-Large from the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Chinese Mainland
  • Two Ph.D. student representatives from China and auniversity outside China

The Nomination and Election Committee had two WebEx meetings to discuss about the nominees and determine the candidates for the ballot. Now two candidates for each position have been determined with confirmation from each candidate. The ballot will be sent out soon to the current fee-paying IACMR members who are eligible for voting. The voting results will be announced at the end of June.


  • Inaugural GSM — IACMR MBA Case Teaching Workshop

The inaugural MBA Case Method Teaching Workshop co-organized by Guanghua School of Management and IACMR was held successfully on April 10th, 2017 in Guanghua School. Over 40 faculty members from PKU, Tsinghua University, the Central University of Finance and Economics, Zhejiang University and Sun Yat-Sen University attended the training workshop. IACMR President, Prof. Neng Liang demonstrated how to do case teaching step by step by going through a few carefully selected cases. Six groups were formed to discuss about solutions of different roles in the cases, and Prof. Liang guided the participants to further their discussions by introducing carefully-phased case materials. In the end, Prof. Liang introduced the four stages of case teaching method: i.e.‘introduce, polarize, analyze and summarize’, and the Case Triangle Theory of “Scenario (real-controversial-with element of surprise)– Theory – Teaching Aim”.Prof. Liang’s rich experience in teaching cases with CEIBSand his demonstration have greatly benefited all the participants.

Prof. Neng Liang

Following Prof. Liang’s sessions, IACMR Vice President, Prof. Zhixue Zhang shared with all participants his experience of ‘participative teaching’ method which focuses on students’ participation in class instead of teachers’ straight delivery of contents. Prof. Zhang introduced three key methods of case teaching: case discussion, simulation and role play, behavior survey and feedback. By employing such methods, the participants were fully involved in classroom discussions and encouraged to find solutions to the problems presented in the cases. In this way, the workshop participants had chances to combine their own experience with the case problems and thus really enhance their abilities of case analysis.

Prof. Zhixue Zhang


  • Management and Organization Review (MOR) Updates

1.Table of Contents for MOR Volume 13, Issue 1.

  • A guest editorial by Deputy Editor Johan Peter Murmann on cultivating blockbuster papers for MOR
  • Revised MOR Editorial Statement
  • Letter to the Editor by Gordon Redding regarding new reviewing policies
  • A vigorous exchange on the history and debate over intellectual property discussed in the paper by Mike W. Peng, David Ahlstrom, Shawn M. Carraher, and Weilei (Stone) Shi, followed by two commentaries by Can Huang and Martin Kenney.

2. MOR Paper Development Workshop

Paper Development Workshop for Doctoral Students and Early-Career Academics on: “SMEs and Family Firms in Russia, Ex-Soviet Republics, and Eastern European Economies” will be held on May 17, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The call for papers was released via the IACMR WeChat account on March 30.

The Paper Development Workshop aims to help doctoral students and early-career academics develop their research papers on SMEs and family firms operating in Russia, Ex-Soviet Republics, and Eastern European Economies.

Workshop participants will receive developmental feedback on their studies from Arie Y. Lewin (Duke University, Editor in Chief MOR), Henk Volberda (RSM Erasmus University, Consulting Editor MOR), Carl Fey (Aalto University & Chinese University of Hong Kong, Deputy Editor MOR), Igor B. Gurkov (Higher School of Economics), and Oli Mihalache (VU University Amsterdam, Associate Editor European Management Review).


  • 2017 IACMR/Emerald China Doctoral-Research Publication Awards

The policy of the IACMR/Emerald award has been changed from 2017. Now the award offers research grants for China doctoral-research publications(instead of dissertations previously) in the field of management. The award will offer 8,000 RMB to fund each of two winning articlesand prizes of 4,000 RMB for each of three runners-up. The call for applications was released via the IACMR WeChat account(iacmr2002)on March 13, and the closing date for applications is 31 December 2017.Winners will be announced in 31 March 2018.

To view the detailed information and download application form, please visit Emerald website


  • 2017 Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund Grant

The fund is open to all doctoral students doing Chinese Management research. The call for proposals was released via the IACMR WeChat account on March 29. Each year there are five awards of 10,000 RMB each. Support will be prioritized based on quality of the research proposal, financial need, and track record of accomplishment by the student. Applicants must be active IACMR members (membership fee current). The proposals should be sent to the IACMR ( email account with the subject “Application for the Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund”, and the submission deadline is May 5, 2017.Winners will be announced by June 15, 2017.


  • Management Community News

1.Open calls for papers:

  • ‘Coopetition and Innovation in Transforming Economies’ with guest editors Jay B. Barney, Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Valentina Della Corte, and Eric W. K. Tsang Submissions due April 30, 2017
  • ‘The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in India’ with guest editors Suresh Bhagavatula, Ram Mudambi, and Johann Peter Murmann         Submissions due July 17, 2017
  • ‘Doing Qualitative Research in Emerging Markets’ with guest editors EmmanuellaPlakoyiannaki, Tian Wei, Carol Hsu, Catherine Cassell, and Shameen Prashantham       Submissions due September 30, 2017
  1. During the AIB annual meeting in Dubai, a pro-bono workshop on building research capacity is to be organized to assist business schools in emerging economies to develop their research programs. The workshop isheld in conjunction with the AIB annual meetingand offered for free on July 2nd. More information on the workshop and the Annual Meeting can be found.
  2. IACMR active member, Dr.Dong Liu, Associate Professor at the Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, has won the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management.The Award is given to an individual who makes distinguished contributions during the early- to mid-career stage (defined as within 7 years of receiving the Ph.D.).

Prof. Liu’s research interests include creativity, turnover, event system theory, teams, and international entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on examining the multilevel interface between individuals, teams, and organizations across cultures. His research has been published and in press in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Ivey Case Publishing and elsewhere. He has received several recognitions for his outstanding research and teaching achievements such as the Best 40 Under 40 Professors,  the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, the Best Paper with International Implications Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, the Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence, the Professor of the Year Award (Core Business Courses), and the Evening MBA Elective Professor of the Year Award from the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Finalist for the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award, and Ivey’s Ten Best Selling Cases from Ivey Case Publishing.