Training Programs

Call for Applications|2024 IACMR Research Methods Workshop

July 8-11, 2024

Jinan, China 

Dear IACMR Members,

You are cordially invited to apply for the IACMR Research Methods Workshop to be held from July 8-11, 2024, at Shandong University, Jinan, China. The purposes of the workshop are to introduce the major research methods involved in designing a high-quality research project, to provide instructions on developing a research project that will make a meaningful contribution to knowledge and practice, and to build relationships with world-class management scholars. The 4-day program will consist of lectures and intensive discussion sessions for developing your research proposals. The workshop’s ultimate goal is to help develop research projects that will address important management problems and be publishable in international (English) academic journals. The instructional language for the workshop is English and Chinese, mostly in Chinese. The previous workshops were well received. Please click here to view the report of the 2022 workshop and here to view the feedback and reflections about the 2019 workshop held at Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin.

In addition to lectures, students/faculty with similar research interests will be put into the same discussion groups. Workshop participants will benefit from in-depth feedback and discussions of their proposal with the faculty advisors guiding the sessions and the other participants working in similar research areas. The discussions will focus on constructive comments and recommendations for improving proposals that would make a significant contribution to the advancement of organization and management knowledge. The workshop is also a very good opportunity to build relationships with well-known management scholars. 

Requirements on participants:

To qualify for participation in this workshop, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You are either a graduate student who has already enrolled in a Ph.D. program and finished at least one year’s course work or a junior faculty with a Ph.D. degree, who has been a faculty for NO more than five years.
  2. You have NOT attended any previous IACMR Research Methods Workshop.
  3. You are proficient in reading, speaking, and writing English.
  4. You are a fee-paying member of IACMR. The one-year membership dues (regular member: USD100/year; student member: USD50/year) must be paid if you are not a current fee-paying member when submitting your application. Please click here to pay membership dues in USD.
  5. You sign a pledge form (appended to the end of this Call), agreeing to specific requirements to be a participant in this workshop.

Research proposal

Please submit a maximum 4-page research proposal in ENGLISH (Times New Roman 12 point font size, double spaced, with 1 inch margins) including tables, figures or references. The proposal must be new, preferably still in the conceiving or designing stage, rather than work with data already collected. 

In the proposal you should provide

 1) the research question with concise statements of its nature and importance; 
 2) major concepts that address the research questions; 
 3) the major hypotheses that you would like to develop or explore through empirical studies, and 
 4) to the extent possible, the research methods of your study including research design (e.g., survey, experiment, or secondary data), sampling, and possible statistical methods.

The research proposal will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of the extent to which

1) the research questions are of theoretical and/or practical importance; 
2) the concepts are adequately defined and hypotheses are clearly formulated with reasonable rationale and form a coherent theoretical model; 
3) the methods are appropriate and adequate for addressing the research questions. 

Due to the large number of applications we expect to receive, we apologize that we will not be able to provide feedback on your proposal, except the decision of acceptance or not.

The entire application should have the following components:

  1. a one-page cover letter in English confirming: IACMR membership, membership expiration date, and position title (for faculty, please state your rank and list number of years after Ph.D. degree; for doctoral students please list number of years in the Ph.D. program); macro or micro track;
  2. a one-page résumé in English indicating education, experience, and up to five representative publications (including information of author, year, and journal) or research papers in either English or Chinese;
  3. a four-page research proposal in English as described above;
  4. two one-page reference letters in either English or Chinese from faculty advisors for students and from department head and/or senior colleagues for faculty applicants;
  5. Completed pledge form (see last page of this document).

Please Submit the 9-page word file to IACMR submission system ( Mar. 17th, 2024. We encourage you to apply early since the workshop space is limited. A final acceptance/rejection decision will be made by April 14th, 2024.


The 2024 Research Method Workshop is generously sponsored by School of Management, Shandong University. The workshop registration fees will be RMB 1800/student and RMB 3000/faculty. Due to limited seating, applicants whose proposals are accepted are asked to be sure to pay the registration fee online by June 1, 2024 to reserve your spot in the workshop. 

We look forward to receiving your applications!

2024 Workshop Director
Runtian Jing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Director of Local Arrangement Committee
Changqi Wu, Dean of School of Management, Shandong University

Executive Director of the Local Arrangement Committee
Yimin Wang, Associate Dean of School of Management, Shandong University
Yuehua Xu, Professor, School of Management, Shandong University

Local Arrangement Committee
Weipeng Lin, Ning Xu, Zhaopeng Liu, Chenghao Men, Zixiang Ma, Xiaocong Tian, Shufeng Xiao, Qiuxia Zheng

Teaching Faculty (in alphabetical order): 

Xiao-Ping Chen, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Xu Huang,  School of Business,The Hong Kong Baptist University
Liangding Jia, Business School, Nanjing University
Han Jiang, School of Management and Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Runtian Jing,  Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Ning Li, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Jian Liang, School of Economics & Management, Tongji University
Wu Liu, Business School, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stratos Ramoglou, Business School, University of Southampton 
Wei Shen, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Zhaoli Song, Business School, National University of Singapore
Zhen Zhang, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Zhi-Xue Zhang, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
Eric Zhao, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


For questions about the workshop, applications and schedules, please contact IACMR Office at,+8610 62747696.
For questions about the venue and accommodation, please contact Dr. Shufeng Xiao, email:, phone:15665830833.

2024 IACMR Research Methods Workshop Participant Pledge Form

I agree to the following requirements if I am accepted to participate in the 2024IACMR Research Methods Workshop.

1. I will attend the workshop and participate in all activities.
2. I will arrive on time for all lectures and discussion sessions.
3. I will fully prepare for in-depth discussion about my proposal.
4. I will contribute to discussions actively and respect others’ contributions.
5. I will have read the IACMR Commitment to Excellence statement, which is posted on the IACMR website, before the first day of the workshop.
6. I agree to have read all the materials posted on the workshop website, as instructed by the faculty leaders before the first day of the workshop.
7. I agree to adhere to guidelines for research ethics and ethical conducts in all current and future research activities.
8. If I am accepted by the workshop organizers and need to cancel, I agree to cancel at least one month in advance, and I understand that no refund will be given.

Signed:  _______________________________________________

(Name and date)