News Updates

Bimonthly Briefing – June 2017

● IACMR News
● 2017 Workshop Updates
● 2018 Conference Updates
Management and Organization Review (MOR) Updates
● 2017 Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund Grant
● Management Community News


● IACMR News

1.  IACMR 2017- 2020 New Officers/Governor Election Updates

According to the Constitution and Bylaws of IACMR, a biennial election has been held in 2017 to elect positions of five officers (Vice President and 4 Representatives-at-Large) and two non-voting Ph.D. student representatives of the IACMR Board of Governor for the period of July 2017 – June 2020.

By the nomination deadline of March 31, about 30 nominations of candidates had been received. After thorough discussions, the Nomination and Election Committee determined the candidates for the ballot and the online voting was kicked off in late April. In total 374 active fee-paying members had casted their votes by the voting deadline of May 25. The voting results of the 2017 election are as follows.

• Vice President, Program Chair (2020):
Runtian Jing (井润田), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

• Representative- at-Large: Americas:
David Zhu (朱洪泉), Arizona State University

• Representative- at-Large: Europe:
Jingjing Yao (姚晶晶), IESEG School of Management (France)

• Representative- at-Large: Mainland China:
Xiaotao Yao (姚小涛), Xi’an Jiaotong University

• Representative- at-Large: Asia Pacific:
Yi Tang (唐翌), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

• Ph.D. Student Representative – China:
Eryue Teng (滕尔越), Harbin Institute of Technology

• Ph.D. Student Representative – Outside China:
Siyu Yu (于思雨), New York University

Warm congratulations to the newly elected IACMR Board members and student representatives! We appreciate their willingness to serve IACMR and our members!

2.  IACMR Research Committee (2017- 2018)

The Research Committee is to promote and facilitate scholarship among members doing Chinese management research, advance research opportunities for members, promote research ethics, and screen and select nonconference award winners. Their specific tasks include evaluating proposals for small research grants or candidates for research/paper awards, mainly the Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund Grant and IACMR/Emerald China Doctoral-Research Publication Awards at the current stage.

The following members of the Research Committee have served for over 4 years. We offer our sincere thanks to their dedication of time and efforts in serving IACMR in the past years!


Haiyang Li, Rice University (Co-Chair)
Peter Li, Copenhagen Business School
Klaus Meyer, China Europe International Business School
Eric Tsang, University of Texas at Dallas


Xu Huang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Co-Chair)
Yaping Gong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Jun Liu, Remin University of China
Zhaoli Song, National University of Singapore

In 2017- 2018, the Research Committee will be chaird by Representative-at-Large: Americas and Representative-at-Large: Asia Pacific. Here is the name list of the new Research Committee members. Click here for the biographies of the committee members.


Chris Marquis, Cornell University (Co-Chair)
David Zhu, Arizona State University
Cuili Qian, City University of Hong Kong
Pei Sun, Fudan University

(Prof. Runtian Jing of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was appointed a member of the Committee in the first place. He asked to step down due to his heavy workload at school and his upcoming capacity of IACMR Vice President).


Aichia Chuang, The National Taiwan University (Co-Chair)
Jia (Jasmine) Hu, Notre Dame University
Wendong Li, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Junqi Shi, Lingnan University College, Sun Yat-sen University

3. There will be two IACMR events at the AoM meeting on Sunday Aug. 6: a keynote panel to discuss the recent movement of responsible research and its implication in China, followed by a joint reception of IACMR/MOR and Wuhan University. All the members attending AoM 2017 are welcomed to join us! For detailed information, please click here to view the website or view the posting of the IACMR Wechat (iacmr2002) on June 13.

Event I: Keynote Panel on “Responsible Research in China” and Report to Member
Time: 17:00-19:00, Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Venue: Marquis M301 Room of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia

Panel members and topics

Gerry George (Dean, SMU and Immediate Past Editor in Chief, AMJ):  Overview of the responsible research ecosystem and principles

Anne Tsui (University of Notre Dame, former president of AoM and founding president of IACMR): New journal requirements to increase credible knowledge

Bill Glick (Former Dean, Rice U. and Immediate Past Chair of AACSB):  New initiatives to increase useful knowledge

Neng Liang (Professor of CEIBS, President of IACMR):  What research matters to Chinese entrepreneurs?

Event 2: IACMR/MOR & Wuhan University Joint Reception
Time: 19:00 – 20:30, Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Venue: Marquis Salon D Room of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia

This year, IACMR, MOR and Wuhan University will host a joint reception at the Academy of Management Meeting, which will offer IACMR members an opportunity to learn about the association, the programs it offers, and Wuhan University (the hosting school of 2018 biennial IACMR Conference), and to meet others who are also interested in management research in the cross cultural context—especially that of China. Delicious Chinese food and drinks will be provided.

4. IACMR new website construction and conference system development

The Executive Committee decided in October 2016 to revamp the IACMR website and conference system. Zhiweb and E-Tiller were finally chosen as the service suppliers to revamp the website and develop the conference system respectively, and the contracts were signed in early January this year. The IACMR Office made great efforts in the past months in supervising and communicating with the suppliers as well as moving all the data from the crashed old website. The new website and the conference system are under testing and debugging at the moment and are expected to be launched in July though it will take some more time to transfer conference-related data from the old server to the new server and fix a few minor issues. A mass email will be sent to the IACMR membership in 2-3 weeks about the launching of the new website and the user name and password to login in the membership center in the new website.

5. “China Management Research Frontiers Conference“, co-organized by IACMR and Lancaster University Management School/Lancaster China Management Centre, will be held July 27-28, 2017. The call for submissions was released on April 11, 2017 and invitations were issued in June. The core theme of the conference explores some key questions on China management broadly around the internet and innovation, which are yet answered. For the detailed call for submission, please visit here.

6. IACMR and Department of Organization and Human Resource, School of Business, Renmin University of China co-organized a lecture with the theme of “Employees’ perception, understanding and attribution of HRM: The influence of national culture” in RUC on May 24. The lecture was delivered by Prof.Karin Sanders, School of Management, UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia. Prof. Sanders explained the HR Process approach, and presented some results from experimental and field studies, she had conducted with colleagues. She also presented a study she had conducted with co-authors on the influence of national culture in the HR process (the paper was nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award, Academy of Management, 2015).

7. IACMR and School of Management, Lanzhou University co-organized lectures on Event system theory:  An event-oriented approach to the organizational sciences on June 28, in Lanzhou University. The lectures will gave by Prof. Dong Liu from Georgia Institute of Technology.

8. Prof. Arie Y. Lewin, the Editor in Chief of Management and Organization Review, gave a lecture on “Contrasting Leadership of Zhang Ruimin and Ren Zhengfei as They Face Selection of Their Successors” on May 5, 2017 in Peking University. It was a joint seminar by Guanghua School of Management, Peking University and IACMR.

● 2017 Workshop Updates

1. The 2017 workshop participants finished online registration through the workshop system by May 15, 2017. 120 admitted applicants confirmed their attendance.

2. The workshop grouping list has been posted in the workshop system. All participants have been notified by emails.

3. The workshop arrival guidance and hotel information is available in the workshop system.

4. The workshop reading materials have been posted and updated at the workshop website and the admitted participants have been notified to read the materials before the workshop.

5. The Wechat group for the 2017 workshop participants was created early June for convenience of communications.

6. The IACMR staff are working closely with the HUST team to prepare every piece of preparation work to ensure success of the workshop.

● 2018 Conference Updates

In recognition of IACMR’s mission, we confer awards for excellence in Chinese management research every two years. The Call for Nominations for the 2018 IACMR Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award was announced to all members and released at IACMR Wechat (iacmr2002) on June 2nd. By the nomination deadline of June 20, 5 nominations had been received. The DSC Award Committee will have meetings to discuss about each candidate’s academic achievements as well as their contributions to the development of Chinese management research and make the final decision in August. The award will be conferred at the 2018 IACMR Conference in Wuhan, China.

● Management and Organization Review (MOR) Updates

1. Free Downloading “The Article of the Month” from MOR 13.2 (June, 2017) by June 30. MOR offers free downloading of “the Article of the Month” by the end of the month. Here are some details.

  • Chinese Entrepreneurs, Social Networks, and Guanxi’, by Ronald S. Burt and Katarzyna Burzynska.
  • Entrepreneurs and Social Capital in China, by Olav Sorenson
  • The Comparative Significance of Guanxi , by Yanjie Bian
  • Advancing Network Analysis of Chinese Businesses: Commentary on Burt and Burzynska, by Nan Lin

2. MOR 13.2 (June, 2017) Abstracts

  • History and the Debate Over Intellectual Property, by Mike W. Peng, David Ahlstrom, Shawn M. Carraher, and Weilei (Stone) Shi
  • Human Resource Development Investment in Chinese Private Firms: Strategic Choice and Institutional Perspectives, by Jian Liang and Yaping Gong
  • What Determines the Establishment of Chinese Multinational Enterprises’ Asian Regional Headquarters? by Xufei Ma, Pengji Wang, and Donghong Li
  • Authoritarian Leadership and Extra-Role Behaviors: A Role-Perception Perspective, by Yan Zhang and Yun-Hui Xie
  • The Role of Business Entertainment in Economic Exchanges: A Governance Perspective and Propositions, by Francis Sun and Shih-Fen S. Chen
  • State-Mediated Globalization Processes and the Adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China, by Christopher Marquis, Juelin Yin, and Dongning Yang

3. MOR 13.1 (March, 2017) Abstracts

  • Knowledge Acquisition in Production Networks: Effective Strategies for System Integrators and Component Specialist, by Shu-Jou Lin, Hsing-Er Lin, and Edward F. McDonough III
  • Coworkers’ Relationship Quality and Interpersonal Emotions in Team-Member Dyads in China: The Moderating Role of Cooperative Team Goals, by Catherine K. Lam, Xu Huang, Frank Walter, and Simon C. H. Chan
  • Evolution and Coevolution: Dynamic Knowledge Capability Building for Catching-up in Emerging Economies, by Xiaoying Dong, Yan Yu, and Na Zhang
  • Do Employees Support Corporate Philanthropy? Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies, by Yongqiang Gao and Haibin Yang
  • The Role of Top-team Diversity and Perspective Taking in Mastering Organizational Ambidexterity, by Ci-Rong Li

● 2017 Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund Grant

It’s the 2nd year to invite proposals for the fund grant. The Call for Proposals was announced in March 2017. By the submission deadline of May 10, 2017, 15 valid proposals had been received from 13 universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Nankai University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Among them, 8 students are from overseas universities like the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytech University, Purdue University, Georgia State University and Boston University.

The following 5 proposals (listed in alphabetical order of the authors’ last name) received highest review comments and have won the 2017 grant of the Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund.

Impulsive and Strategic Abuse: Differentiation, Scale Development, and Examination on their Different Outcomes

Mingyun Huai (怀明云), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
How to Construct Desirable Images in Diverse Teams: Examining the Dual-Path Self-Regulation Mechanism

Jiping Li, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Global Identity and Trust-Building with Western Stakeholders for Chinese Multinational Enterprise

Yen-hung (Steven) Liu (劉彥宏), Georgia State University
The Dark Side of High-Quality LMX: Relational Tensions and Their Impacts on Leaders and Members

Lusi Wu (吴璐斯), Purdue University
The Influence of Political Ties on Firm Growth

Wei Zheng (郑玮), Peking University
Each winner will be awarded RMB 10,000 yuan. The awarding ceremony will take place at the IACMR business meeting at the AOM annual meeting on Aug. 6th, 2017.

● Management Community News

2017 Quarterly Journal of Management (QJM)Symposium will be held on July 14, 2017 in School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The theme is “Where the Chinese Management Research is Heading?”. The symposium will be free to all participants and application deadline is June 30, 2017. Please click here to get more detailed information and start application.

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