Call for Papers
Aligned with China’s societal and organizational priorities, ethics and sustainability is a timely theme for the 2012 IACMR conference. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for scholars from around the world to present and gain exposure to the latest research on management and organizations in the Chinese context, with special focus on building ethical and sustainable organizations. IACMR is committed to assisting scholars, students, managers, and consultants who are interested in advancing knowledge about Chinese management. Internationally renowned as the most advanced city in China in terms of legal compliance, corporate governance, and economic freedom, Hong Kong is the perfect location for holding the 2012 IACMR Conference to showcase ethical and sustainable business practices and propose new trends for research in this field.
Generally speaking, business ethics and organizational sustainability falls under the broad concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), which embraces the following elements: a) responsible/ethical conduct, b) balancing competing goals and expectations of diverse stakeholders, c) positive non-financial outcomes, d) sustainability (environmental responsibility, social justice, profitability), and e) voluntary behavior exceeding what the law requires (i.e., positive citizenship behavior). While CSR refers to the conduct of organizations as acting entities, organizations do not speak or act per se. Individuals and teams speak or act on behalf of the organization. Thus, CSR by definition is a multi-level phenomenon. We are interested in research on ethics and sustainability at the individual level (i.e., ethical decision making, citizenship behavior), at the group level (e.g., ethical leadership, climate), and at the organizational level (e.g., ethical codes and guidelines, organizational culture), as well as cross-level research (e.g., How organizational culture and leadership shapes employees’ ethical conduct). We value research questions that are important, interesting, and focused on the theme of building and leading socially responsible organizations in the Chinese context. Some examples include:
Instructions for different types of submissions (papers, symposia, professional development workshops, and caucuses) are provided below after Important Reminders.
Important Reminders to All Submitters
Academic Ethics. The IACMR is a non-profit voluntary association whose operation, growth, and pursuit of excellence depend on cooperation, involvement, and dedication from all of its members. It prohibits all forms of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and impropriety with data collection or analyses. Academic ethics also include professionalism in conference participation. Members should honor all professional commitments, including (1) presenting accepted papers in either oral presentation sessions or interactive roundtable sessions and (2) fulfilling scheduled roles as chairs, discussants or panel members at scholarly programs or the pre- and post-program meetings and workshops. If absence from a scheduled meeting is unavoidable due to unforeseen circumstances, one must take the responsibility to contact relevant individuals in charge and make alternative arrangements. All responsibilities and obligations should be performed in a timely, diligent and sensitive manner. Failure to do so violates the general standard of professionalism and constitutes an act of disrespect toward the voluntary contribution of the many authors and reviewers as well as conference organizers, workers, and attendees. We expect all authors to be committed to upholding the high ethical standards of the IACMR through professional and ethical conducts when conducting their research, when writing their papers, and when presenting their work to colleagues. Please see http://www.iacmr.org/ for the full statement on the "IACMR Commitment to Excellence".
Languages of Presentation. There are two parallel programs: the English Program and the China Forum, which have different sets of paper submissions, symposium proposals, and professional development workshop proposals. However, the same paper or two papers with major content overlap should NOT be submitted as two different papers simply because they appear in different languages. Authors must make the choice of submitting a paper to either the English or the Chinese program but not both. Submissions that violate this rule will NOT be reviewed. This Call for Papers provides guidance for papers, symposia, and professional development workshop proposals written in English. A separate Call for Papers in Chinese for Chinese papers will be posted on this web site. Please use the information presented on that website for submitting papers or proposals in Chinese.
Submission Limitation. There is a rule of 3+3+2. Each author (as a single author or as a co¬author) is allowed to make a maximum of three submissions (including papers and symposia) to each of the two programs, the English Program and the China Forum. The fourth submission to a single program will be returned to the corresponding author without review. Each person (as a presenter or organizer) can participate in NO more than two Professional Development Workshops.
Submission Procedures. We only accept electronic submissions. Detailed information on the electronic submission process will be posted on the website at www.iacmr.org by October 15, 2010. The website will be open for paper and symposium submissions on September 15, 2011, and will be closed at midnight October 15, 2011, U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Submissions for Professional Development Workshop and Caucus proposals must be received by November 15, 2011. To ensure that your submissions are received and reviewed, please read the following guidelines and the online submission procedures carefully and please submit as EARLY as possible. Last-minute submissions often result in more mistakes, and their authors tend to miss important information regarding the process. Because the program track chairs have a very short period of time to complete the reviews of all the submissions, any submission that does not follow the proper procedure or does not finalize the submission will automatically NOT be reviewed.
Acknowledgement of Receipt. An acknowledgement of the receipt of submissions will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author.
Review and Notification. Papers submitted to the Scholarly Program will be double-blind reviewed. Reviewers will evaluate each paper on the basis of research quality, contribution to the field of Chinese management, and interest of the topic to IACMR members in general. Notification of acceptances or rejections will be made by Feb 15, 2012.
The Scholarly Program
The scholarly program of the conference occurs during June 21 to 23, 2012, which consists of presentations of papers, symposia, and keynote panels.
We seek original papers that address the main theme of the conference and topics from the disciplinary areas of organization and management listed above. Originality means that the paper has not been presented at any other conferences or published in any academic journals or books, even if these other outlets are in different languages. Once accepted, the content of any paper should NOT be changed or revised for the conference presentation.
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference in either one of two formats: paper presentations or roundtable discussion sessions. Each paper presentation lasts roughly 20 minutes with 15 minutes for the presentation of the paper and 5 minutes for Q&A. In the roundtable sessions, authors will present their papers in small groups, followed by discussion and feedback among participants, led by the session chair.
Paper Submission Guidelines
The goal for symposium presentations is to provide a forum for effective exchange and collective learning that will further our professional knowledge and enhance our skills. With this in mind, we invite submissions of new, creative, and exciting proposals for symposium presentations. We particularly welcome symposia that are related to the conference theme of ethics and sustainability. A symposium consists of presentations from three to four presenters. Each symposium will have a total of 90 minutes for presentations, discussions, and Q&A.
Symposium Submission Guidelines
Professional Development Workshops and Caucuses
In addition to paper and symposium presentations in the scholarly program, we also invite proposals for professional development workshops (PDWs) and caucuses, which will be held on the last day of the conference, June 24, 2012.
Professional Development Workshops
PDWs provide a forum for researchers to explore a common topic. Their goals are educational and informational. PDWs are generally conducted in an interactive and participative format. PDWs are not a forum where people should propose to make several standard paper presentations on a common theme—such sessions are part of the conference’s scholarly paper program. We especially welcome PDWs that are related to the conference theme of ethics and sustainability. We are also open to proposal submissions that focus on contemporary issues relating to Chinese management research, research methods (e.g., how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research), and professional development topics (e.g., how to help junior faculty in conducting and publishing high-impact research or career development issues). Proposals for workshops dealing with teaching methods and content are encouraged. Creative and novel proposals are particularly encouraged.
If you would like to discuss a PDW idea, please contact PDW Chair Simon Dolan of the ESADE Business School at email@example.com. You are encouraged to initiate informal contact (in advance of the deadline) with Simon via email about what you want to do prior to developing a full proposal. PDW organizers need to submit the following proposal items to the conference website by November 15, 2011.
The 2012 IACMR conference also welcomes proposals for caucuses. Different from paper presentations and symposia, caucuses are roundtable discussions designed to provide an informal way for IACMR members who share a mutual topical interest or a professional concern to find one another and to develop a sense of community. Anyone who would like to discuss a caucus idea should please contact Caucus Chair Simon Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org (in advance of the deadline). Caucus organizers need to submit the following proposal items on the conference website by November 15, 2012.
Submitter Confirmation Statement
All submitters will be asked to sign a Confirmation Statement included in the online submission system that pledges: (a) the paper or symposium has not been published or presented elsewhere, (b) there is not another version in a different language being submitted to the IACMR conference, and (c) at least one author will attend the conference to present the paper in either the oral presentation or roundtable sessions. You will not be able to submit your manuscript unless the Confirmation Statement is signed.
Other Important Information
We will publish a CD of the Conference Proceedings. The papers in the paper sessions will be published in full, while only the abstracts of the roundtable papers will be included on the Proceedings CD. Publication in the Proceedings does NOT preclude the authors from publishing the paper in journals or books. However, authors can choose not to include their accepted papers in the Proceedings by checking the relevant box when submitting their papers. However, all accepted papers and symposium proposals will be posted on a conference-secure website for participants to read and prepare for the meeting.
Best Paper Awards
We will give three Best Paper Awards in the following categories: micro topics (individual and group level analysis), macro topics (organization level analysis and strategy focus), and best student paper. To qualify for the Best Student Paper Award, the student must be the sole author of the paper.
Meeting Venue and Registration
The conference will be held at Hotel Icon, Hong Kong, SAR, China. Registration for the conference will be open on November 1, 2011. Detailed information on conference registration procedures, fees and hotel reservations will be available on the Conference Website through http://www.iacmr.org/ in 2012.
Conference scholarships will be available to students on a competitive basis. Please watch for the scholarship announcement on the conference website in late 2011.
For any questions about this Call for Papers or the conference, please contact Program Chair Jiing-Lih (Larry) Farh at email@example.com. Questions about the IACMR may be directed to Co-Presidents Jia Lin Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jing Zhou at email@example.com. General information about the IACMR may be found on our website: www.iacmr.org.
Call for Reviewers Signup
The IACMR needs quality reviewers for the 2012 Conference in Hong Kong. We encourage you to sign up as a volunteer reviewer for the track to which you submit your paper or the track in which you are knowledgeable. In addition to supporting track chairs in their acceptance decisions and helping authors improve the quality of submissions, being a reviewer provides more visibility to you and your institution. Please sign up at www.iacmr.org, where the Call for Reviewer Signup will be posted on February 1, 2011, and choose your areas of expertise (i.e. keywords) for the track for which you want to review. Once you sign up, you may be asked to review up to 3 submissions for the track (English or Chinese) that you sign up. Please be aware that the review period will run from the end of October to the end of November, 2011. We thank you in advance for your consideration to be a reviewer.
2012 Conference Organizers
Founding President and Keynote Sessions Chair: Anne Tsui, Arizona State University and Peking University
Past President: Shuming Zhao, Nanjing University
President: Jia Lin Xie, University of Toronto
President: Jing Zhou, Rice University
Senior Vice President: Chao Chen, Rutgers University
Program Chair: Jiing-Lih Farh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Program Co-chair, Local Arrangement Committee Chair: Howard Davies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Macro Track Chair (English Program): Haiyang Li, Rice University
Micro Track Chair (English Program): Cynthia Lee, Northeastern University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Macro Track Chair (China Forum): Erming Xu, Remin University
Micro Track Chair (China Forum): Zhixue Zhang, Peking University
PDW & Caucus Chair: Simon Dolan, ESADE Business School
2012 Conference English Program Committee
1. Jiing-Lih Farh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Program Chair)
2. Haiyang Li, Rice University (Macro Papers Track Chair)
3. Cynthia Lee, Northeastern University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Micro Papers Track Chair)
4. Soon Ang, Nanyang Technology University
5. Sam Aryee, Aston University
6. Vishwanath V. Baba, McMaster University
7. Ingmar Bjorkman, Swedish School of Economics
8. Garry Bruton, Texas Christian University
9. Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
10. Chao Chen, Rutgers University
11. Adrienne Colella, Tulane University
12. George Zhen Xiong Chen, The Australian National University
13. Shu-Cheng Chi, National Taiwan University
14. Marc Dollinger, Indiana University
15. Carolyn Egri, Simon Fraser University
16. Raymond Friedman, Vanderbilt University
17. Yaping Gong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
18. Xu Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
19. Gary Johns, Concordia University
20. Simon Lam, The University of Hong Kong
21. Chun Ming Lau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
22. Kenneth Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
23. Jean S.K. Lee, China Europe International Business School
24. Kwok Leung, City University of Hong Kong
25. Mingfang Li, California State University Northridge
26. Peter Li, Copenhagen Business School
27. Hui Liao, University of Maryland
28. Xiaowei Luo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
29. Wei Shen, Arizona State University
30. Raymond Sparrowe, Washington University in St. Louis
31. Bilian Sullivan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
32. Lois Tetrick, George Mason University
33. Dean Tjosvold, Lingnan University
34. Weichi Tsai, National Chengchi University
35. Eric Tsang, University of Texas at Dallas
36. William Wan, Texas Tech University
37. David Whetten, Brigham Young University
38. Patrick Wright, Cornell University
39. Jia Lin Xie, University of Toronto
40. Dean Xu, China Europe International Business School
41. Michael Young, Hong Kong Baptist University
42. Anthea Yan Zhang, Rice University