News Updates

IACMR Bimonthly Briefing – February 2016

IACMR Bimonthly Briefing

for Jan.~ Feb. 2016


–  IACMR 2015 Annual Review
–  IACMR 2018 Conference Hosting School
–  IACMR 2017 Workshop Hosting School
–  2016 IACMR Hangzhou Conference Updates
–  MI Updates
–  Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund

–  Academic News
– Job vacancy posting

 IACMR 2015 Annual Review

The IACMR 2015 annual review is available online. It is a summary of IACMR development and progresses in 2015. You can find detailed information here.

IACMR 2018 Conference Hosting School

While preparations for the 2016 biennial conference to be held in Hangzhou are well under way, the Executive Committee is arranging for the hosting school of the 2018 conference. The Economics and Management School of Wuhan University has expressed its intention to host the conference after the initial visit and invitation by Ray Friedman, Vice President of IACMR, last July. After the formal proposal for hosting the conference was received, Jiing-Lih Larry Farh (IACMR President), Neng Liang (President Elect), Zhixue Zhang (Vice President Elect and 2018 Conference Program Chair) and Zhijun Yao (Executive Director) visited Wuhanon January 26, 2016.

With good efforts and coordination from Prof. Yanping Li, associate dean of EMS of Wuhan University, the delegation visited three potential hotels and checked the hotel facilities and the surrounding hotels/inns in the morning. In the afternoon, the delegation had a meeting with EMS leadership: Dean Danyang Xie, associate deans Yanping Li and Tao Wang. The meeting turned out to be productive. Dean Xie spoke highly of IACMR’s achievements in the Chinese management research field and expressed the school’s willingness to host the 2018 conference and his full support. Both parties went over the expected income and expenditure of the conference, funding sources and local arrangement committee member schools. For details of the meeting and the visit, please click here.

 IACMR 2017 Workshop Hosting School

The 2015 Research Method Workshop, which was held in Tianjin University, was a great success. 135 participants and 14 faculty members set up a record in the workshop history. Three schools expressed their willingness to host the workshop after the Tianjin workshop had ended. Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) has been very supportive to the workshop by sending dozens of doctoral students since the Chengdu workshop in 2009.  By submitting a proposal in November 2015, HUST expressed the hope to host the workshop in 2017. Jiing-Lih Larry Farh (IACMR President), Neng Liang (President Elect), Zhixue Zhang (Vice President Elect and 2018 Conference Program Chair) and Zhijun Yao (Executive Director) visited HUSTon January 25, 2016.

The delegation had a meeting with the leadership of HUST School of Management represented by LingzhiJin (party secretary), Jianqiao Liao andZhi Yang (associate dean), etc. Prof. Jin affirmed the school’s hopes to organize an international academic conference once a year and reaffirmed the school leadership’s support to host the workshop. Both parties discussed about the budget and dates of the 2017 workshop, potential funding sources and possible involvement of the school faculty.Dean Zongjun Wang joined the meeting after returning to the school from another commitment. He expressed his keenness to join hands with IACMR in organizing international academic activities, both the workshop and the biennial conference. He assured of this full support and urged his team members to organize the workshop successfully.

After the meeting, the group checked the school facilities such as the lecture hall, multi-function rooms, meeting rooms and discussion rooms which will be used for lectures and group discussion rooms.For details of the meeting and the visit, please click here.

 2016 IACMR Hangzhou Conference Updates

(1) Accepted papers: total 537 papers were accepted with the following breakdowns. All the acceptance/decision letters were sent out to corresponding authors. The track chairs are grouping papers with shared topics into sessions and inviting paper session chairs or round-table session facilitators.

Papers accepted for paper sessions:
Papers in English in micro track: 96
Papers in English in macro track: 90
Papers in Chinese in micro track: 61
Papers in Chinese in macro track: 51
Papers accepted for round-table discussion sessions:
Papers in English in micro track: 75
Papers in English in macro track: 55
Papers in Chinese in micro track: 75
Papers in Chinese in macro track: 34

(2) Conference registration:

By noon Feb. 29, 2016, the 2016 conference has got over 700 members registered for the conference. As usual, only the papers with at least one author registered for the conference will be scheduled into the conference program. Authors are urged to get registered as soon as possible.


(3) Placement services

There will be placement services on the evening of June 16. Invitation letters have been sent out to deans of over 200 business schools. Members are encouraged to invite your school to take advantage of this opportunity to recruit faculty members.


(4) Student grant

About 160 student grant application forms have been received by February 29, 2016.  We offer up to 120 grants to doctoral students to partially cover hotel charge or travel cost to attend the 2016 Conference.Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, and priority will be given to those who will present paper or be active volunteers in the conference. The awards will be announced by April 16, 2016.


(5) PDW

June 19th will be the professional development workshop (PDW) day at the upcoming 7th IACMR conference in Hangzhou. This year there will be 30 diverse sessions that will help increase your skills in varied research and teaching areas. Please find the schedule of PDW sessions on the conference’s PDW webpage. You may enroll for the PDW sessions by logging in the conference system  and click on ‘Enroll PDWs’ .

 MI Updates

Co-published by IACMR and the School of Management, Fudan University,four issues of Management Insightswere published in 2015. Please click here for the 4th issue of the magazine. Fee paying members may view the full articles of MI by clicking ‘MI Direct Access’ in the “Member Area” after Member Login and input your valid email address when asked. For English version of the articles, please view the back part of the magazine (such as P. 104-130 of Issue 1, P. 101-131 ofIssue 2 and P. 52-66 of Issue 3).

 Kwok Leung Memorial Dissertation Fund

The Kwok Leung Fund was created to commemorate the life and work of Professor Kwok Leung, and to continue his mission of supporting young scholars. The fund is intended to support Ph.D. students who need funds to collect data to finish their dissertations. The Call for Proposals was sent out last December. Please click here to view the detailed call for proposals. The deadline for proposal submission is March 15.

 Academic News

IACMR member, Dr. Dong Liu and his coauthors published an article at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes in January, 2016: Huang, Krasikova, and Liu (2016). In this article, they applied an inter-individual approach to studying the impact of leader characteristics (e.g., motivational attributes, personality traits) on follower outcomes (e.g., creativity). Specifically, they found that the indirect effect of leader creative self-efficacy (CSE) on follower creativity via leader encouragement of creativity and follower creative process engagement. In addition, leader-member exchange (LMX) strengthened the relationship between leader encouragement of creativity and follower creative process engagement. Thus, in the presence of higher LMX, leader CSE is likely to have a stronger positive impact on employee creativity through leader encouragement of creativity and, subsequently, follower creative process engagement. This article has become one of the top 10 most downloaded articles of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes in the last 90 days, which published its first issue in 1966.

 Reference: Huang, L., Krasikova, D. V., & Liu, D. 2016. I can do it, so can you: The role of leader creative self-efficacy in facilitating follower creativity.Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 132: 49-62.

 Job Vacancy Posting

The following schools are recruiting faculty members. Please click here for the detailed information.

School/ University: The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Positions: Associate/full professor in strategy and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Contacts: Ms. Daisy Li

School/ University: School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China
Positions:  Associate and Assistant Professor
Contacts: Kun Yu, Ph.D.,
Tel: 8610-62510320

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