2023 Conference (June 14-18, 2023)

Call for Submissions|2023 IACMR Conference

Globalization in Flux: China and the World
动荡中的全球化: 中国与世界

June 14-18, 2023

Hong Kong, China

Submission System Open: September 15, 2022, U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Submission Deadline: Midnight October 23, 2022, U.S. Eastern Standard Time

IACMR’s 10th biennial meeting will take place from June 14th to 18th, 2023 in Hong Kong, China, hosted by Hong Kong Baptist University.  We invite scholars who work in the field of management, with a focus on China, to submit their work.  By management, we mean the way people and organizations are managed, including topics in organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, employment relations, international management, social issues, business ethics, and management education. Work is China-related if it is done with Chinese study participants or organizations, or Chinese organizations operating globally, or is based on Chinese theoretical perspectives.

We value all high-quality Chinese management research that addresses important questions and reports interesting findings. We accept studies using various methodologies including survey research, archival data analysis, experimental studies, case studies, qualitative methods, and other creative methods for Chinese management research.

Globalization in Flux: China and the World is the theme of the 2023 conference. Management research in the past four decades shows that the free flow of resources, personnel, and information across the globe improves economic efficiency, facilitates technological innovation, creates wealth, and has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. China and Chinese firms have not only benefited tremendously from globalization but also become a driving force of it. Yet, the world is increasingly reflecting on the “dark side” of globalization and rethinking how the same forces have contributed to global challenges such as distributional injustice and environmental deterioration. In many countries, forces of deglobalization have resulted in profound shifts in political landscapes and rapid surges of nationalism and populism.  This trend is further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic as it disrupted the global supply chains and international travels.

At this critical juncture of history, critical questions for Chinese management scholars are: Which direction the world is moving and how that would affect Chinese firms and multinational companies (MNCs) operating in China? Our theme – Globalization in Flux: China and the World – is intended to encourage research that helps us further understand the impact of globalization on Chinese management, as well as how Chinese firms and MNCs in China respond to forces of deglobalization. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: workforce globalization and creativity, leadership in global teams, globalization and innovation, global entrepreneurship, globalization of Chinese firms, globalization and corporate social responsibility, corporate governance of globalized Chinese firms, institutional logic of globalization and deglobalization, balancing Chinese characteristics with globalization, and organizational response to deglobalization.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for scholars from around the world to share the latest research on Chinese management and organizations under continuous change in globalization, with a focus on exploring new concepts, theories and examining empirical findings in rigorous and creative ways. IACMR is committed to assisting scholars, students, managers, and consultants who are interested in advancing knowledge about Chinese management. As one of world’s most vibrant cities characterized by a fusion of different cultures from both the East and the West, Hong Kong is a great place for IACMR’s members to share their ideas and findings about Chinese management during the rise and fall of globalization.

Important Reminders to All Submitters

Academic Ethics. IACMR is a nonprofit voluntary association whose operation, growth, and pursuit of excellence depend on cooperation, involvement, and dedication from all members. All forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited, including plagiarism and impropriety with data collection or analyses. Academic ethics also include professionalism in conference participation. Members should honor all professional commitments by presenting accepted papers in either oral presentation sessions or interactive roundtable sessions and by fulfilling scheduled roles as chairs, discussants, or panel members at workshops, scholarly programs, and pre-and post-program meetings.  If a member must miss a scheduled meeting because of unforeseen circumstances, the member must contact the relevant program or track chair and make alternative arrangements. All responsibilities and obligations should be performed in a timely, diligent and sensitive manner.  Failure to do so violates the general standards of professionalism and disrespects many authors, reviewers, organizers, volunteers, and attendees.  All authors must commit to upholding IACMR’s high ethical standards through professional and ethical research, reports, and conference presentations. Please read the full statement of “IACMR Commitment to Excellence”. 

Languages of Presentation. Two parallel programs, the English Program and the Chinese Program, have different guidelines for paper submissions, symposium proposals, and professional development workshop proposals. However, authors should NOT submit the same paper or papers with major content overlap as if they were different papers simply because they are written in different languages.  Authors must choose whether to submit a paper to the English or the Chinese program, but not to both. Submissions that violate this rule will NOT be reviewed. The Call for Submissions provides guidance for papers, symposia, and professional development workshop proposals written in English. A separate Call for Submissions in Chinese is released as well. Please use that information for submitting papers or proposals written in Chinese.

Submission Limitation. The rule is 3+3+2. Each author (either as a single author or as a coauthor) may submit a MAXIMUM of three submissions, including papers and symposia, to the English Program, and three submissions, including papers and symposia, to the Chinese Program. The fourth submission to a single program will be returned to the author without review. Each person (as a presenter or organizer) can participate in ONLY two professional development workshops.

Submission Procedures. We accept electronic submissions only.  Detailed information on the electronic submission process will be posted on IACMR website by September 15, 2022, when the website will open for paper and symposium submissions. It will close at midnight October 23, 2022, U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Submissions for the Professional Development Workshop must be received by midnight November 20, 2022. To ensure that your submissions are received and reviewed, read the following guidelines and the online submission procedures carefully and submit as EARLY as possible. Last-minute submissions often incur mistakes and cause authors to overlook important information regarding the process. Because the program chairs have a very short period to review the submissions, we will NOT review any that fail to follow the proper procedures or to finalize the submission.

Acknowledgment of Receipt. Corresponding authors will receive email confirmations that we have received the submissions.

Review and Notification. Papers submitted to the Scholarly Program will be double-blind reviewed. Reviewers will evaluate each paper for research quality, contribution to the field of Chinese management, and general interest to IACMR members. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejections by February 20, 2023, EST.

The Scholarly Program. The Scholarly Program occurs June 14 to 17, 2023, and includes presentations of papers, symposia, and keynote panels.

Papers. We seek original papers that address the main theme of the conference and topics from all disciplinary areas of organization and management. Originality means that the paper has not been presented at any other conferences or published in any academic journals or books, even if those other outlets are in different languages. Once accepted, the list of authors for any paper shall NOT be changed for the conference presentation and/or conference proceedings.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as either paper presentations or roundtable discussion sessions. Each paper presentation will be about 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. In the roundtable sessions, authors will discuss their papers in small groups among the participants, led by the session facilitator.

Paper Preparation and Submission Guidelines

1. Please follow the submission steps as shown by the system and tick the paper language, macro/micro track, major research area, key topics and research methods, and fill up the paper title, abstract and upload the full paper.
2. The full paper must include the following components but WITHOUT author’s information
· Abstract Page (including title, up to 200 words of abstract, no more than five keywords that identify the content area, methodological area: qualitative, quantitative, or both)
· Main Text
· Figures (if any)
· Tables (if any)
· References

3. Number all pages of the paper starting from the abstract page.
4. The maximum length for the paper is 35 pages including all tables, figures, notes, and references.
5. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with 1-inch (2.5cm) margins all around for the text, including headers and footnotes.
6. Papers must be written in English and follow the current style, including references format, of the official journal of IACMR, Management and Organization Review.
7. To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL author-identifying information, including acknowledgments, from the text.
8. Check that the paper prints correctly (i.e., all imported figures and tables appear properly) and ensure that the file is virus-free.
9. Please convert your file into PDF format before uploading. The Word version is also acceptable where conversion is difficult.

Symposia The goal for symposium presentations is to provide a forum for effective exchange and collective learning that will further our knowledge on a topic.  With this in mind, we invite submissions of new, creative, and exciting proposals for symposium presentations. We particularly welcome symposia that are related to the conference theme: Globalization in Flux: China and the World. A symposium consists of presentations from three to four presenters. Each symposium will have a total of 90 minutes for presentations, discussions, and Q&A.

Symposium Preparation and Submission Guidelines

1. A title page that has:
a. The Conference-assigned submission number
b. Title of the symposium
c. Complete full name, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number, and d. email address of all presenters, discussant(s) and chair. Add an asterisk (*) next to the name of the corresponding (contact) presenter
e. No more than five words to identify the content area

2. A 5-page overview of the symposium (i.e., the objectives, the content, the synergy among the presentations provided by the different presenters, and the significance of the symposium to Chinese management research)
3. A 2-3 page synopsis of each presentation, including references
4. The symposium proposal should not exceed 20 total pages.  Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with 1-inch (2.5cm) margins all around for the text, including headers and footnotes
5. A signed statement from the organizer declaring: “I have received signed statements from all intended participates agreeing to participate in the entire symposium.”  Symposium submissions will NOT be reviewed unless the statement is included.

Professional Development Workshops In addition to paper and symposium presentations in the Scholarly Program, we also invite proposals for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) that will be held on the last day of the conference, June 18, 2023.

PDWs provide a forum for researchers to explore a common topic. Their goals are educational and informational and are generally conducted in an interactive and participative format. PDWs are not a forum for several standard paper presentations on a common theme—such sessions are part of the scholarly paper program. We especially welcome PDWs that are related to the conference theme of how to conduct research on Culture and Chinese management. We are open to proposals that focus on contemporary issues relating to Chinese management research, research methods (e.g., how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research), and professional development topics (e.g., how to help junior faculty in conducting and publishing high-impact research or career development issues). Proposals for workshops dealing with teaching methods and content are encouraged. Creative and novel proposals are particularly encouraged.

If you would like to discuss a PDW idea before submission (in advance of the submission deadline), please contact PDW Chair Heli Wang at hlwang@smu.edu.sg.  PDW organizers must submit the following proposal items to the conference website by November 20, 2022, EST.
· Title of the workshop
· Full name and contact information of the chair or organizer, indicated with an asterisk (*) by the chair/organizer’s name, and all presenters, including affiliation, title (e.g., Associate Professor), address, phone number, fax number, and email
· Goal of the workshop (i.e., learning objectives)
· Content of the workshop
· Intended participants and admission criteria for the participants
· Time requirement of the workshop

Submitter Pledge and Confirmation Statement

The online submission system will include a confirmation statement pledging: (a) you have not published or presented the paper or symposium elsewhere, (b) you have not submitted another version in a different language to the IACMR conference, (c) at least one author will attend the conference to present the accepted paper in either the oral presentation or roundtable sessions, and (d) you are willing to serve as a reviewer for the conference if needed. You will not be able to complete your submission until you have signed the confirmation statement.

Other Important Information

Conference Proceedings  We will only publish paper abstracts after the conference. Publication in the online Proceedings does NOT preclude authors from publishing their papers elsewhere in journals or books.

Best Paper Awards We will present five Best Conference Paper awards in the following categories: micro topics (individual and group level analysis), macro topics (organization-level analysis and strategy focus), conference theme, Responsible Research in Business & Management (RRBM), and best student paper. The Conference Theme Best Paper Award recognizes a paper that best captures the theme of the 2023 Conference—Globalization in Flux: China and the World.

Meeting Venue and Registration The conference will be held at the Campus of Hong Kong Baptist University.  Registration for the conference will be open on March 1, 2023.  Detailed information on conference registration procedures, fees, and hotel reservations will be available on the IACMR website beginning on February 20, 2023.

Inquiries For questions about this Call for Submissions or the conference, please contact Program Chair Wei Shen at IACMR2023HK@asu.edu. Questions about the IACMR may be directed to Wei Zhang, Executive Director of IACMR at wei.zhang@gsm.pku.edu.cn. General information about the IACMR may be found on IACMR website.

Call for Reviewers Sign-up

As usual, IACMR needs quality reviewers for the 2023 Conference in Hong Kong. We encourage you to sign up as a volunteer reviewer for the track in which you intend to submit your paper or the track in which you are knowledgeable. In addition to supporting track chairs in their acceptance decisions and helping authors improve the quality of submissions, being a reviewer exposes you to cutting-edge issues in Chinese management research and connects you and your institution to scholars interested in similar topics. The Reviewer Sign-up system was opened on June 1, 2022, please sign up and choose your areas of expertise (i.e., keywords) for the track you want to review.  Once you sign up, you may be asked to review up to four submissions for the track (English or Chinese) you selected. Thank you in advance for volunteering to be a reviewer.   

2023 Conference Organizing Committee

IACMR Founding President:
Anne S. Tsui, Arizona State University and Peking University

IACMR Past President:
Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University

IACMR President:
Zhi-Xue Zhang, Peking University

IACMR President-Elect:
Runtian Jing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

IACMR Vice President and 2023 Program Chair:
Wei Shen, Arizona State University

2023 Program Co-chair, Local Arrangement Committee Chair:
Xu Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University

Macro Track Chairs (English Program):
Hinrich Voss, University of Bristol
Lori Qingyuan Yue, Columbia University

Micro Track Chairs (English Program):
Zhijun Chen, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Wu Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Macro Track Chairs (China Forum):
Guoli Chen, INSEAD
Ming Jia, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Micro Track Chairs (China Forum):
Wei Chi, Tsinghua University
Ning Li, Tsinghua University

PDW Program Chair:
Heli Wang, Singapore Management University

IACMR Executive Director:
Wei Zhang