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Seminar by Prof. Anne Tsui: A Vision of Responsible Research in Business and Management: Striving for credible and useful knowledge

A Vision of Responsible Research in Business and Management:
Striving for Credible and Useful Knowledge

Co-sponsored by
the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and
the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Anne S. Tsui, University of Notre Dame, Peking University, Fudan University
Date and Time: December 15, 2017, Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm
Venue: Guanghua School of Management, Building 1, Room 112, Peking University, Beijing


This paper presents a “Vision 2030” in which business schools and scholars worldwide have successfully transformed their research toward responsible science – defined as research that produces credible knowledge with either direct or indirect usefulness for addressing problems important to both business and society. This vision is based on the belief that business is a means for a better world. The paper begins with a set of principles to support responsible research. Then, the paper outlines possible actions by different stakeholders to help business schools and scholars that wish to realize this vision. The paper further explains the impetus for the proposal by describing the current business research ecosystem and associated problems. The paper ends with a discussion of the consequence of a “do nothing” option, and a call to action for directing research toward achieving humanity’s highest aspirations. The paper invites discussion and debate on the possibility of creating a “responsible research” ecosystem so that business and management research can become a force of change for a better world.


Anne S. Tsui is Adjunct Distinguished Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Motorola Professor Emerita of International Management at Arizona State University, and Visiting Distinguished Professor at Peking University and Fudan University, China. Previously, she taught at Duke University, U California, Irvine, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is the 67th President and Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM), 14th Editor the Academy of Management Journal, Founding President of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review. She won best paper awards from AMJ, ASQ, and JOM, recipient of the Center for Creative Leadership Applied Leadership Research Award, the University of Minnesota Outstanding (Alumnus) Achievement Award, the AOM Distinguished Service Contribution Award, and the IACMR Lifetime Contribution Award. In recent years, she has devoted her professional work to advancing research quality and relevance in management research. Dr. Tsui received her BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; PhD in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.