About Us

The Association


The International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) is an academic organization that serves scholars, students, managers, and consultants who are interested in advancing their knowledge about organizational management in the Chinese context. The primary goal of the association is to promote organization and management research in such a context. The Association was founded in 2002, and registered in the U.S. as a not-for-profit organization (501(c)3). Since then, the Association has experienced rapid growth with the support of our members and sponsors. We have now over 8,000 registered members all over the world, from almost 100 countries. IACMR has been recognized as the most authoritative, world-class academic research organization in the area of Chinese management.


IACMR is a premier scholarly association dedicated to the creation and dissemination of management knowledge with a focus on China. We aspire to be a professional organization of choice by management scholars, students, consultants, and practicing managers in and outside of China due to its emphasis on ethics, rigor, relevance, and impact.

IACMR Objectives

1.     To encourage wider acceptance and active idea exchanges among those interested in the science, education, and practice of Chinese management ;

2.     To provide opportunities for closer cooperation and collaboration among scholars, educators, practitioners, and policymakers about management research and education in Chinese contexts ;

3.     To advance an educational organization with unquestioned reputation for excellent scholarship and intellectual integrity .

Chinese management is broadly defined as management of Chinese organizations operating on or outside the Chinese mainland and non-Chinese organizations operating in any Chinese contexts.

IACMR Core Values

Pursuit of Excellence – members, officers, and volunteers of IACMR aspire to reach excellence in all of their activities and contributions, individually and collectively.

Source of Inspiration – IACMR members draw inspiration from each other’s work and from the activities, programs and publications offered by IACMR.

Responsible Scholarship – IACMR encourages its members to contribute to the well-being of the Chinese society and the global community through engaged and socially responsible scholarship in management.

Spirit of Service – IACMR promotes volunteerism and a strong spirit of service from its members to IACMR and to the profession as a whole.

Research Domain

1.     Scientific analyses of individual, group, and firm behaviors in the Chinese context;

2.     Cross cultural or comparative analyses of individual, group, and organizational level studies on firms inside and outside China;

3.     Advancement in theories, application of creative methodologies, and cross-disciplinary analyses regarding individual, group, and organizational phenomena.

Commitment to Excellence

IACMR is Committed to Excellence. We pursue excellence in research integrity, journal publication, respect for research participants, reviewer and editor responsibilities, professional interaction and exchange, conference participation, and IACMR member responsibility. The full statement can be found at: www.iacmr.org


2018 – 2020: Ray Friedman, Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University

2016 – 2018:  Neng Liang, Professor of Management, Director of Case Center, CEIBS

2014 – 2016 :  Jiing-Lih Larry Farh, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2012 – 2014:  Prof. Chao C. Chen, Rutgers University

2010 – 2012:  Prof. Jia Lin Xie, University of Toronto

Prof. Jing Zhou, Rice University

2008-2010:  Prof. Shuming Zhao, Nanjing University

2006-2008:  Prof. Xiao-Ping Chen, University of Washington

2002-2006:  Prof. Anne S. Tsui, Arizona State University, Peking University (Founding President)

IACMR Publications

Management and Organization Review (MOR) is the official journal of the IACMR, jointly sponsored by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Peking University. Now MOR is published by Cambridge University Press four times a year, in March, June, September and December. First published in 2005, the journal is already ISI-listed with an international reach in 2008, and a readership that spans over 3,000 research institutions. It is dedicated to advancing global knowledge on management and organizations and aims to publish innovative research in three domains:

1.        Fundamental research in management;

2.        International, comparative and cross-cultural management research;

3.        Chinese management research, including research on the management and organization of Chinese companies both in and outside of China and multinational companies operating in China.

Based on the  2015 SSCI Impact Factor report, we are proud to announce:

MOR‘s Impact Factor

* SSCI Impact Factor = 2.81

* Rank among 172 management journals = 14

Management Insights is co-published by IACMR and School of Management, Fudan University. Publishers are Xiongwen Lu, Dean of School of Management, Fudan University and Anne S. Tsui, Founding President, International Association for Chinese Management Research; Chief Editor is Xiaoping Chen, Professor of University of Washington. It is a Chinese-English bilingual publication that converts leading academic research on China-related topics into summaries that can be easily read and used by managers. These summaries exclude most of the academic theory, research methodology and literature references that are in the original full papers, and focus on what is directly useful to managers. Most of the papers come from Management and Organization Review (MOR), published by the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) with selected China-related articles from other leading journals. All the summaries have been approved by the authors of the original articles.

IACMR Bimonthly Briefing is a bilingual member briefing published by the IACMR. It contributes to communication between the association and its members and dialogue among Chinese management researchers.


Two books of Chinese versions of the best papers in the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) and Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ), including awarded papers, from the past ten years.

Empirical Methods in Organization and Management Research was edited by Professors Xiao-Ping Chen, Anne Tsui and Jing-Lih Larry Farh. It systematically introduces research methods in management and highlights the uniqueness of Chinese management research.

We are pleased to announce that the publication of five “Organization and Management Research Methods” books, published by Peking University Press:

Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China

A Collection of Papers on Management Theory Development

China’s Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle Income Trap

Empirical Methods in Organization and Management Research, 2nd edition

Case Study Research Method: Selected Articles by Kathllen M. Eisenhardt

In Search of Truth and Beauty: The Research Journey of Professor Anne S. Tsui

Collection of Award-winning Papers in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Volume 2

Collectiong of Award-winning Papers in the Academy of Management Journal, Volume 2

Using Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Collection of Selected Excellent Papers in the Journal of International Business Studies

Solving Social Dilemmas: The Psychological Mechanisms of Cooperation

Management Education for the World

IACMR Meetings

Biennial Conference

This conference aims to provide a forum for scholars from around the world to present and learn about the latest management research in the Chinese context. It features:

1.   Speeches by established scholars from both industry and academia, special-topic panels, refereed paper presentations;

2.   Professional development workshops (PDWs);

3.   Research awards and best conference paper awards.

Research Methods Workshop

Every other year IACMR organizes special Research Methods Workshops for young scholars and doctoral students in China to provide learning opportunities on basic research methods, current trends in methodology, and exemplary research design.

Academic Seminars

IACMR organizes academic seminars of various topics on management, aiming at introducing Internationally renowned researchers and their work to Chinese researchers as well as creating opportunities for collaborations.

Membership Services

IACMR members enjoy the following benefits and services:

–  A platform for scholarly exchange and professional development;

–  Paid member gets free online  subscription to Management and Organization Review;

–  Paid member gets free online subscription to Management Insights;

–  Free  Bimonthly Briefing;

–  Free admission or discounts to selected workshops and seminars sponsored by IACMR

–  Online services.

– Membership Directory

– Resource Center

– Online Forum

– News Updates in (Chinese) Management Research

– Job opening Announcements

– Join IACMR Wehcat Groups


We encourage you to join our community by filling out the online application. For membership fee and other information, please visit here (English) or here  (Simplified Chinese).

Contact us

Address: Room 501, No.1 Building of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Email: iacmrmembership@pku.edu.cn

Tel: (8610) 6275-8824