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Call for MOR Editor-in-Chief Nominations Delayed One Month

Due to disruptions related to COVID19, the deadline for nomination for EIC of Management and Organization Review has been pushed back to April 30.   Also, please send a copy of your nomination email to IACMRs Executive Director, Zhijun Yao, as well as IACMR President Ray Friedman.    

The International Association for Chinese Management Research, in collaboration with Cambridge University Press, is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for Management and Organization Review.

Management and Organization Review is the leading journal on Chinese management. Management and Organization Review publishes high impact theoretical and empirical papers in three domains. The first is research that seeks to understand phenomenon unique to China (context specific research). The second is research that compares Chinese management with that of other countries or regions, including both emerging and developed economies (context dependent research). The third is management research that is universal (context free). We encourage research that looks at phenomena that are of great importance to organizations and society, in particular those that address the “grand challenges” facing business and organizations today. Some examples of such challenges include economic and social inequality, nature of work in the internet and AI environments, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. Studies at both the micro and macro levels as well as interdisciplinary research are welcome.

Professor Arie Y. Lewin, the current Editor-in-Chief, will conclude his editorship on December 31st2021. During his term, MOR has reached a number of new milestones.

  • Publication frequency has increased from 3 to 4 issues in 2015 and to 5 issues in 2020;
  • Circulation has increased from nearly 2,000 institutional subscribers in 2015 to nearly 9,000 in 2019;
  • Usage has increased from 20,000 downloads in 2015 to over 71,000 in 2019;
  • Submissions have increased from 166 in 2015 to 293 in 2019 ;
  • Cambridge University Press has undertaken innovative promotional strategies such as themed collections, blogs and ‘Article of the Month’ and mass marketing of each new ‘table of contents’;
  • MOR was one of the first management journals to engage with Open Data and publish badges to recognize exemplary scientific practices satisfying criteria of falsifiability, transparency and replication;
  • MOR has expanded article types beyond research papers, including Dialogue, Debate, and Discussion, Perspective Papers, Editorial Essays, and Letters to the Editor

Candidacy for the Editor-in-Chief requires strong scholarship, an understanding of China, a commitment to advancing Chinese management research, editorial experience, and good management skills.  The candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the challenging environment facing management research in the context of China, as well as articulate strategies for taking MOR to the next level.

It is expected that the new Editor-in-Chief will continue to work with Tina Minchella, the Managing Editor of MOR, who has been with MOR since 2010. The International Association for Chinese Management Research, Cambridge University Press, and the Editor’s home institution work together to provide the resources needed to run MOR.

The term of the Editor-in-Chief is four years, after a transition year as Editor-in-Chief Elect beginning in January 2021. The Editor-in-Chief Elect will begin accepting manuscripts as Incoming Editor-in-Chief on July 1, 2021.  The out-going Editor-in-Chief will oversee the completion of the review process of the manuscripts submitted through June 30, 2021. The formal term of the new Editor-in-Chief will begin January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2025.

To apply: Send a CV and a letter of interest.
To nominate: Send the candidate’s C.V. and a letter explaining your reasons for the nominating this person.

Please submit nominations and/or applications to the Chair, Ray Friedman, by April 30, 2020.  When you send the email, cc the Executive Director of IAMR, Zhijun Yao (


Ray Friedman
Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt University
401 21st Ave South
Nashville TN 37203

Please contact any of the search committee members if you have any questions or to discuss potential interest.

Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University (Chair)         
Jiing-Lih Larry Farh, CEIBS                                       
Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University                         
Xuhong Li, Fudan University                                      
Chris Marquis, Cornell University                              
Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame                    
Zhixue Zhang, Peking University