Training Programs

Chinese Management Research Methods Workshop

July 13-20, 2005, Xian, People’s Republic of China

Congratulations to a very successful and fruitful workshop which was well attended by 91 participants from 41 affiliations of the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and United States. We sincerely thank you the active participation from the participants; great lectures delivered by the faculty members and their valuable comments on the participants’ research papers, and the great coordination work by the local committee.

More information including photos taken at the workshop will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned!

The application is closed. Application results have been announced.
You are cordially invited to apply for the Chinese Management Research Methods Workshop to be held from July 13-20, 2005 at Xian Jiaotong University, China. The overall goal of the workshop is to develop and promote high quality management research in China. The 8-day research method training program will be packed with Lectures, Sample Research Discussions and Paper Development Sessions.One of the highlights in the workshop is Paper Development Sessions (PDS). We will ask each workshop participant to submit a working paper ahead of time. These papers will then be classified into about 10 to 12 groups based on their themes and topics (e.g., motivation theories, leadership, work teams, competitive strategy, and organizational design).  The actual themes will depend on the papers submitted. During the PDS, each group will be led by a faculty advisor who will help to provide developmental feedback for the authors. Workshop participants will benefit from in-depth feedback and from discussions of drafts of their papers with our faculty advisors guiding the sessions and from other participants working in similar research areas. The discussions will focus on constructive comments and recommendations for improving the papers to the level of quality that warrants publications in high quality journals.





International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Xian Jiaotong University, China and with support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

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¨   To develop and promote high quality management research in mainland China.

¨   To discuss key research design strategies and issues relevant for management research in mainland China.

¨   To identify core research agendas for future management research in mainland China.

¨   To provide feedback and guidance in writing papers for publication in top tier management journals.

¨   To form collaborative research teams on key management issues involving scholars from mainland and Hong Kong with those in other world centers.

¨   To enhance the practice of management in mainland China by strengthening the research skills of the management scholars in mainland China.

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¨   Intense learning opportunities with a team of 12 internationally recognized scholars in management research.

¨   Individualized developmental feedback by the faculty on promising manuscripts by the program participants.

¨   Review of major research method topics including theory building, research design, construct development and measurement, lab experiment, survey research, secondary-data research, case study and qualitative research.

¨   All research topics will be discussed in the context of exemplary empirical studies, many of which were conducted using Chinese samples on issues particularly relevant for Chinese organizations.

¨   Abundant built-in group discussions among the faculty and participants to stimulate ideas and promote joint research ideas.

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LIST OF FACULTY ADVISORS (in alphabetical order of last names)

Click here for biographies of faculty advisors

Yanjie Bian, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Max Boisot, Univesitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington, USA

Tailan Chi, University of Kansas, USA

Gregory Dess, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Carolyn Egri, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Jiing-Lih Farh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Kenneth S Law, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Claudia Bird Schoonhoven, University of California, Irvine, USA

Anne S Tsui, Arizona State Univ./HK Univ. of Science and Technology, USA/Hong Kong

David Whetten, Brigham Young University, USA

Xueguang Zhou, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

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English will be the primary language of instruction and discussion, supplemented by Putonghua.

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The sponsoring universities will cover the expenses for all the instructors, meeting rooms, and teaching materials.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and local accommodation only.  There is no tuition or fee for this workshop.

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HOTEL RESERVATION*You will be responsible for all the accommodation expenses~

Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel (15 minutes by bus to workshop venue at Xian Jiaotong University) website

Nanyang Hotel (Less than 10-minute walk to workshop venue at Xian Jiaotong University) website

Please send the completed form to the address stated near the end of the form.

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MAPS – all maps can be enlarged by pointing your cursor at the bottom right hand corner.

Xian Jiaotong University (All the classrooms are in the School of ManagementBuilding. You should take the South Gate of the University for the most convenient access) The building of the School of Management can be found at the top right hand corner of the map.

Maps for the two hotels (Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel and Nanyang Hotel)

Floor plan of the floors

2/F (discussion rooms for PDS groups 1 to 5)

3/F (classroom 311, 313, 315 and discussion rooms for PDS groups 6-12)

5/F (classroom 517)

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¨   Must have a demonstrative interest and experience in management research.

¨   Must be currently affiliated with a university or research institute in mainland China. Applicants outside mainland China are also welcome. But due to funding agency constraint, the numbers of places for such applicants are limited to no more than 20% of the total number of applicants admitted.

¨   Must have a PhD or currently enrolled in a PhD program in a reputable institution.

¨   Proficiency in reading, listening to, and speaking English and Putonghua.

¨   Membership with IACMR. Apply now

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Please send the following documents directly to:

Miss Winee Wu
Hang Lung Center for Organizational Research, SBM
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

¨  Application form with current resume in English. click image for the application form

¨  Two representative publications (at least one in English).  Papers presented in    international research conference are also acceptable.

¨  One English language working paper that reports an empirical study for possible   publication in an English language international journal.

¨  One-page statement of research interests and plans (in English).

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All applications materials must be received by March 15, 2005.  Applications received after this date will be considered for admission only if space is available.  Acceptance notification will be made by early May, 2005.

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If you have any questions about the program or suggestions for improvement, please contact Dr. Jiing-Lih Farh, the Program Coordinator at 2358-7735 (phone), 2335-5325 (fax), (email) or by mail to Dept. of Management of Organizations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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