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Call For Papers and Participants:2018 FBR International Conference

2018 Frontiers of Business Research in China International Conference

Management Research and Practice in the Transforming Era

June 10-12, 2018, Beijing, China

Conference Website:

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2018; Notice of Paper Acceptance: April 25, 2018

Frontiers of Business Research in China (FBR) is a quarterly English academic journal, hosted by Business School, Renmin University of China, and co-published by the Higher Education Press and Springer-Open (ISSN 1673-7326; e-ISSN 1673-7431; CN11-5746/F). FBR is pleased to announce its 5thAnnual International Conference in Beijing, China on June 10-12, 2018.The Conference cordially invites submission of original research papers and case studies in all areas of business administration. Major areas of interest include but are not limited to: Accounting, Finance, Human resources, International business, Management information systems, Managerial economics, Marketing, Operations management, Organizational behavior, and Strategic management. Presentations of research papers, panel discussions, and workshops will begin on June 11 and end on June 12. The Doctoral Consortium will be held on June 10.


Jun-Koo Kang, Canon Professorship/Distinguished Professor of Finance, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Co-editor,Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

Mike Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy,University of Texasat Dallas, USA; Editor-in-Chief emeritus and Consulting Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Jason Shaw, Chair Professor of Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Editor-in-Chief,Academy of Management Journal


Jiye Mao, Renmin University of China

Steven Shuye Wang, Renmin University of China


David K. Ding (Massey University, New Zealand), Fuxiu Jiang (Renmin University of China), Ming-Hua Liu (University of Macau, Macau, China), Dong Lou (London School of Economics, UK), Kenneth Kim (Tongji University, China), Karin Sanders (University of New South Wales, Australia), Qian Sun (Fudan University, China), Rolf van Dick (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Xiaozu Wang (Fudan University, China), Jiang Wei (Zhejiang University, China), Yu Xin (Sun Yat-sen University, China), Haina Zhang (Lancaster University, UK), Liandong Zhang (Singapore Management University), Kai Zhang (Renmin University of China)

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested authors should submit their papers or extend abstracts (with at least 500 words)at the Conference’s website by April 10, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 25, 2018.For paper submitted to FBR for publication consideration, please submit the complete paper at the journal’s Springer-Open website: When submitting your work, please separate the title page and the main text into two files, and the title page of the manuscript indicating the name, affiliation, and contact information of the authors.

BEST PAPER AWARDS AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: The Conference offers several Best Paper, Young Scholar Best Paper, and Best Case Study Awards. A selected set of articles presented in the conference will be invited for publication consideration at the FBR.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM: Doctoral Consortium includes a panel session with distinguished scholars discussing the latest advances in research, specifically, Experience Sampling Method (ESM) training and application. The breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to present dissertation proposals and receive feedback and career advice from the panelists. To apply for the Doctoral Consortium, students must complete the online application and submit a 3-to 5-page dissertation proposal, and one recommendation letter from their supervisors. Attending the consortium is free for accepted consortium participants, those who also like to attend the following FBR annual conference will receive a 50% conference registration discount.

REGISTRATION: The Conference requires at least one author to register by May 15, 2018 to secure a final acceptance of the paper on the program. To register, please register on-line at the Conference’s website. The registration fee is RMB 700 (or US$105) if register before 15 May 2018, or RMB 900 (US$135) after. A50% registration fee discount is applied to graduate students. Registered participants can attend the Conference and all social functions, including tea breaks and meals.Participants should cover their own hotel and travel expenses.

ABOUT FBR: Created in 2007, FBR is a double-blind refereed quarterly journal in business research. FBR encourages interdisciplinary studies and interactions between Chinese and international researchers in the broad of business administration. FBR is abstracted and indexed in all major international databases including EconLit, ESCI, INSPEC, SCOPUS, and ProQuest.FBR awarded the Excellent International Impact Academic Journal of China in 2014, 2016, and 2017, respectively.


Lynda Jiwen Song (Chair), Xiaoyun Cao, Ziliang Deng, Haibing Gao, Jianhua Ge, Jun Pang, HaoshuTian, He Wang, Xia Wang, Xue Wang, Yangwen Wang, Jingtao Yi, Chengxi Yin, Bo Zhang, Jin Zhang, Min Zhang, Zelin Zhang, Daxuan Zhao, Meng Zhao, Lingling Zheng, Chunling Zhu, Jinlong  Zhu, Rongli Yuan, Qinyu Li, Xin Cheng, Jooyeen Son, Jing Jin, Ruxi Wang, Yanlai Chu, Jianghua Wu, Yunjie Wang, Jialin Du.


Ms. Nannan Yue, Ms. Xingxing Zhao, Editorial Office

Frontiers of Business Research in China

Room 707, Mingde Business Building, Business School, Renmin University of China

59 Zhongguancun St., Haidian District, Beijing 100872, China

E-mail: Tel: 86-10-6251 6409; 86-10 8250 9399.