Training Programs

Call for Applications

2013 IACMR Research Methods Workshop
July 21-24, 2013

Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Call for Applications
Application Deadline is extended to February 25th, 2013
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Dear Members of IACMR,
You are cordially invited to apply for the IACMR Research Methods Workshop to be held from July 21-24, 2013, at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. The purposes of the workshop are to provide instructions on developing a research project that will make a meaningful contribution to knowledge and practice, to introduce the major research methods involved in designing a high quality research project, 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.
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.
To qualify for participation in this workshop, you must meet the following criteria:
(a) You are either a graduate student already enrolled in a Ph.D. program and has finished at least two years’ course work or a junior faculty with a PhD degree, who has been a faculty for NO more than five years since earning the PhD and is at or below the rank of associate professor.
(b) You have NOT attended any previous IACMR Research Methods Workshop.
(c) You are proficient in reading, speaking, and writing English.
(d) You are a paid member of IACMR.
(e) 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 3-page research proposal in ENGLISH (Times New Roman 12 point font size, double spaced, with 1 inch margins) including any 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) concise statements of the nature and importance of the research problem, 2) major concepts that address the research questions, 3) the hypotheses that you would like to develop or explore through empirical studies, and 4) to the extent possible, the methods of your study including research design (e.g., survey, experiment, or secondary data), sampling, and possible statistical analyses.
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 make up a coherent theoretical model, 3) the methods are appropriate and adequate for addressing the research questions. Due to the large number of application 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 confirming: IACMR membership, membership expiration date, and position title (for faculty, please state your rank and list number of years after PhD degree; for doctoral students please list number of years in the PhD program);
(2) a one-page résumé indicating education, experience, and up to five representative publications (including information of author, year, and journal) or research papers;
(3) a three-page research proposal as described above;
(4) two one-page reference letters 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).
All application materials must be written in English including the reference letters.
Submit this 8-page word file electronically to the workshop website on between Dec 1st, 2012 and Feb 25th, 2013 which is the last day applications can be submitted. Space for the workshop is limited.  We encourage you to apply early.  A final acceptance/rejection decision will be made by March 31st, 2013.
This workshop is generously sponsored by the IACMR, Tongji University, and co-sponsored by NSFC. The workshop registration fees will be RMB1500/student and RMB3000/faculty. Please note that the registration fee is only about 20% of the cost of the workshop due to the generous support of all the sponsors.  For participants who have been accepted by March 31st, to reserve your space, we must receive your registration fee May 1st, 2013, paid either on-line or by mail (if paying your registration fee by mail please send it well in advance so that your payment may be received by IACMR by May 1st, 2013).
We look forward to receiving your applications!
Workshop Director: Chao C. Chen
Workshop Committee: Chao C. Chen, Larry Farh, Anne Tsui, Jing Zhou, Jia Lin Xie, Jiazhen Huo, Shouming Chen
Director of Local Arrangement Committee: Jiazhen Huo, Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
Executive Director of the Local Arrangement Committee: Shouming Chen, Associate Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
Faculty Advisors
1. Brian Boyd, Professor, City University of Hong Kong
2. Chao C. Chen, Professor, Rutgers University
3. Deborah Dougherty, Professor, Rutgers University
4. Larry Farh, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
5. Arne Kalleberg, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6. Steve Kozlowski, Professor, Michigan State University
7. Kwok Leung, Professor, City University of Hong Kong
8. Hui Liao, Professor, University of Maryland
9. Wei Shen, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
10. Anne Tsui, Professor, Arizona State University
11. David Whetten, Professor, Brigham Young University
12. Jia Lin Xie, Professor, University of Toronto
13. Jing Zhou, Professor, Rice University
2013 IACMR Research Methods Workshop Participant Pledge Form
I agree to the following requirements if I am accepted to participate in the 2013 IACMR 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 contribute to discussions actively and respect others’ contributions.
4. I will have read the IACMR Commitment to Excellence statement, which is posted on the IACMR website, before the first day of the workshop.
5. 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.
6. I agree to adhere to guidelines for research ethics and ethical conducts in all current and future research activities.
7. 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)