MOR Special issues

MOR Special Issue: Second Proposal Development Workshop


MOR Special Issue 

Responsible Leadership in China and Beyond: A Responsible Research Approach

Second Proposal Development Workshop 

(Online via Zoom)


9:00 to 13:00, [Thursday, August 6, 2020]

(Time zone in China, GMT+8, for invited authors only)


Workshop Description

This Proposal Development workshop is designed to help you develop your proposal for submission to the special issue. Those who wish to have their proposal reviewed and discussed should submit a preliminary proposal (Five pages, excluding references, tables, and figures) to the MOR Managing Editor ( by July 1, 2020. The subject line must read “Responsible Leadership in China Proposal” .


Proposal Submission Requirements

Following the completion of MOR Proposal Development Workshop, research teams will be invited to submit their formal proposals. The formal proposals must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Each research team’s research question must contribute to answering the core research question of this Special Issue.

2. Each study designs should demonstrate how it follows or exemplifies the seven principles of responsible research (see cRRBM, 2017; and Tsui, 2019 for some guidelines).

3. Each design should include at least one independent verification of findings (see Aguinis & Solinaro, 2019 for various types of replications).

4. Each research team should pre-register the study hypotheses and/or study design on a designated website depository (e.g.,

5. Proposal should include all research team members with brief biographies and listing up to five relevant publications demonstrating prior related research experiences of each team member.

6. Timeline to complete the project.

7. The entire research proposal should not exceed 5000 words, include the research questions, a brief and relevant literature review, disciplinary perspectives for the study, hypotheses or research questions, sample and region where the study will be conducted, measures, data, analytical plan, and how the design will meet the above six requirements.


Workshop Schedule Overview


A Responsible Research Approach to Studying Responsible Leadership

Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, USA


9:15 -9:30 

General Feature of MOR and the Special Issue 

Arie Y. Lewin, Duke University, USA



Breakout Rooms Discussion: 

Paper Development Section 1



Breakout Rooms Discussion: 

Paper Development Section 2



Tea Break



General Advice from Guest Editors (Xiao-Ping Chen, Michael Hitt, Runtian Jing, Peter Murmann, Lori Yue, Jianjun Zhang), Q&A



Special Issue Submission Procedure and Guideline 

Xu Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University, China