News Updates

Bimonthly Briefing- October 2018


2019 Research Methods Workshop

The research methods workshop in 2019 will be held in the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in the week of July 14 – 18, 2019. Professor Ray Friedman will be the Program Director of the workshop and he has invited thirteen professors to serve as lecturers and group facilitators. As he will not be available on July 14-18 next year due to schedule conflict, Professor Jing Zhou will run the workshop on the ground next summer. The Call for Applications will be sent out to IACMR members in November for the interested members to enroll for the highly acclaimed workshop. (See 2017 workshop report  and a more detailed report in Chinese)

Zhijun Yao (Executive Director) visited HIT campus in early September to check about the venue facility and local accommodations. The school has two buildings – the old building is on the campus located in the center of the city while the new building is in a newly developed area with good environment of trees and a river. There are quite a few MBA/EMBA classrooms, meeting rooms and an auditorium for lectures in the new building suitable for lectures and group discussions. The restaurant on the old campus will be used for the welcome dinner and graduation dinner.

She also had a meeting with Professor Qiang Ye, Dean of HIT School of Management and his colleagues. She briefed about the workshop schedule and topics as well as the past workshops and expressed her sincere thanks for the kind support of HIT School of Management to host the 2019 workshop. Dean Ye thanked IACMR for the trust in HIT. Being a participant of the 2005 workshop in Xi’an, he spoke highly of the workshop and the benefits to participants and assured his full support to the workshop. The school formed the Local Arrangements Committee.

2018 Teacher Training Workshop for the “Philosophy of Management Research” course

The 2018 Teacher Training Workshop for the PMR course will be held in Tongji University on December 13-17. This is the fourth time to run the course after those held in Peking University, Fudan University, and Nanjing University from 2015. Sixteen teachers from 14 universities including three from Hong Kong, Macau and Australia will participate in the workshop to enjoy the lectures and discussions offered by the following faculty facilitators led by Professor Anne Tsui.

  1.  Wei He, Nanjing University
  2.  Xu Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University
  3.  Liangding Jia, Nanjing University
  4.  Runtian Jing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  5.  Xuhong Li, Fudan University
  6.  Jian Liang, Tongji University
  7.  Anne Tsui, University of Notre Dame
  8.  Haijiang Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  9.  Tao Wang, Grenoble School of Management
  10.  Weiguo Zhong, Peking University

This workshop involves a four and a half days’ intensive study of the philosophy of science issues in social science research, how progress occurs in science, the role of values in scientific activities, and the challenges in management research, concluding with a discussion of the idea of responsible science in business and management. Participants will discuss how to teach this course to doctoral students so that the future scholars will live up to the responsibility of pursuing ‘responsible science’– research that generate credible and useful knowledge to improve management and business practices for a better world.

2020 IACMR Conference at Xi’an

The 2020 IACMR Conference will be held on June 17-21 in Xi’an, the ancient capital of Chinese Qin, Han and Tang dynasties and famous worldwide for the Terra Cotta Worriers. With the theme of ‘Cultivating Entrepreneurship in China’, the conference will be jointly hosted by Guanghua School of Management (GSM Xi’an Campus) of Peking University and the School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University. Earlier this year, the two schools signed a memorandum about this and GSM will play the leading role in hosting the conference – the conference site will be in the buildings of GSM Xi’an Campus and two of its neighbouring hotels. During the Wuhan Conference in June, GSM had a team of conference related staff to observe the complete conference programs for preparations and improvement. In addition, the team visited the venues in Xi’an to better understand conference logistics. It’s believed the 2020 conference will have great administrative support with the active and dedicated team.

IACMR Research Committee (2018- 2020)

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 us in the period of 2017-2018. We offer our sincere thanks to their dedication of time and efforts in serving IACMR and the members!


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


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

In 2018- 2020, the Research Committee will be chaired by David Zhu and Jasmine Hu. Please see below the name list and click here for the biographies of the committee members.


David Zhu, Arizona State University (Co-Chair)
Cuili Qian, City University of Hong Kong
Pei Sun, Fudan University
Eric Zhao, Indiana University


Jia (Jasmine) Hu, The Ohio State University (Co-Chair)
Wendong Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jason Huang, Michigan State University
Jessie Zhan, Wilfrid Laurier University

Responsible Research in Management Award

This award is sponsored by IACMR and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM). Responsible research is defined as studies that produce both credible and useful knowledge. The purpose of responsible research is to encourage studies that contribute to basic knowledge that has implications for making the world a better place through evidence-based, high quality and societal beneficial business and management practices. The award is to recognize research that exemplifies the seven principles of RRBM. Ten articles and two books won the award last year (click here for details). The Second (2018*) Annual “Responsible Research in Management” Award is calling for nominations and the deadline is November 15, 2018. Please click here to view the detailed call for nominations.

II. Management and Organization Review(MOR) Updates

MOR  Issue 14.3 Highlights

Management & Organization Review has a proud tradition of publishing articles at the cutting edge of key developments and this issue truly illustrates this.

Is the Tesla disruption exposing vulnerabilities in the incumbent automotive industry?

This issue’s Dialogue, Debate and Discussion forum debates Tesla as a Disruptor and the likelihood of game changing new disruptors.

David Teece in his overall commentary on the debate, discusses whether the incumbents are able to counter the disruptors and engage in competitive counter attacks on multiple fronts. Read the Tesla Forum articles here

The issue also includes a forceful perspective on Engaged Indigenous Management with commentary from Anne Tsui.

The essay examines some of the opportunities and challenges in undertaking engaged indigenous scholarship on organization and management issues.

Call for Papers: Management and Organization Review Special Issue ‘Social Networks ‒ The Dark and Bright Sides of Informal Networks’(Link to the web page)Submission Deadline (full paper): 31 January 2019

Article of the Month (October) (From Friendship to Family: Jiangyiqi and Strong Interpersonal Relationship Development in Chinese Organizations by Xin Liang, Sibin Wu and Shujuan Zhang, click here for more details)

Abstracts of Volume 14 Issue 3, click here for abstracts

III. Management Community News

Remembering James March: Call for Your Ideas and Actions

Professor James March passed away on September 27, 2018. An announcement was issued very soon in the name of Anne Tsui (Founding President of IACMR and Founding Editor-in-Chief of MOR) and Arie Lewin (current Editor-in-Chief of MOR) to offer our condolence. Also two editors called for ideas and actions to celebrate and honor James March’s intellectual legacy.

Prof March’s first major work Organization(1958), with Herbert Simon, defined the field of organizations. His name is associated with most of the important ideas in our field: exploration and exploitation, organizational learning, garbage can model of organizational choice, new institutionalism, ambiguity and choice, and many more.

Prof. March wrote the inaugural article for Management and Organization Review(March, 2005) titled “Parochialism in the evolution of a research community: The case of organization studies.” His insight is on how parochialism may limit the integration of organizational studies, but if properly balanced with cross-boundary linkages and interactions, can prevent the homogenizing tendencies of dominant scholarly groups. This article is a strong and eloquent argument that contextual and indigenous Chinese management studies are necessary for developing both contextualized and universal knowledge.

MOR and IACMR are indebted to Prof March for his insightful advice. His legacy is part of the intellectual foundation of Chinese management research. MOR and IACMR is establishing a committee to consider various ideas and initiatives for celebrating and honoring James March’s intellectual legacy. We are soliciting your ideas and suggestions as well as volunteers who wish to serve on this committee. Some suggestions include an MOR Special Issue, Establishing an Award in his name, and a special memorial conference. However, we are hoping to stimulate many more ideas that relate James March’s intellectual leadership to China.

Please forward ideas to Tina Minchella, MOR Managing Editor at MOR

Professor James March passed away on September 27, 2018. An announcement was issued very soon in the name of Anne Tsui (Founding President of IACMR and Founding Editor-in-Chief of MOR) and Arie Lewin (current Editor-in-Chief of MOR) to offer our condolence. Also two editors called for ideas and actions to celebrate and honor James March’s intellectual legacy.

Call for Papers: Celebrating and Advancing the Scholarship of David P. Lepak (1971–2017),Please click here for the details;

AOM Perspectives Paper Development Workshop,Please click here for the details;

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of International Business Studies,Please click here for the details;

IV、Job Vacancies

Lingnan University job information, click here for more details.

V、New IACMR-PKU Press Books

Responsible Research in Management: Philosophy and Practice

Stars of Guanghua: Reflections on the Journey Toward High Quality Scholarship

Empirical Methods in Organization and Management Research (3rd Edition)

The Philosophy of Management Research

A Collection of Papers on Management Theory Development

A Revisit to the Theories and Practice of Case Study

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