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IACMR Election

Officer and Governor Election

 (1) According to the Constitution and Bylaws of IACMR, the vice-president-elect and representatives-at-large are elected every two years. The Nomination and Election Committee (N&E Committee), which includes members of the Past-Presidents Fellows and the president, with the immediate past-president serving as chairperson, initiates and controls the officer and governor selection process. 

(2) The N&E Committee chair solicits members for open-position nominations through online submission or email communications.

 (3) The N&E Committee proposes a ballot of two to three nominated candidates for each officer and governor position. 

(4) The Committee selects candidates according to criteria that the committee deems important for the position, including commitment and dedication to serving IACMR, ability to be responsive and timely in running IACMR business and related activities, ability and enthusiasm to energize prospective members, and motivation and demonstrated experience in promoting management research in and about China. It is required the candidate to run the election to be a fee-paying member of IACMR.

 (5) Election ballots list candidates in alphabetical order within each position. All candidates submit brief written statements indicating their qualifications, their vision for IACMR, and other relevant information as specified. 

(6) Active, fee-paying members are eligible to cast their votes. The candidate receiving the most votes wins. In case of ties, the N&E Committee consults with the Executive Committee to choose the winner.


Duties of each position


Vice-president/program chair

·         Serves as program chair of biennial conferences

·         Selects conference themes

·         Prepares calls for submissions

·         Selects track chairs and recruits reviewers for conference submissions

·         Works with the chair of the Local Arrangement Committee

·         Forms conference program committees

·         Works with Past-President Fellows to form keynote panels

·         Selects the best reviewers for conferences

·         Serves as chair of the Best Conference Paper Award Committee

·         Prepares conference program, including academic program contents and relevant events.


Representatives-at-large

·         May serve as track chairs at the biennial conference (subject to Program Chair’s decision)

·         Serve as chairs of standing (general or functional) committees

·         Develop membership bases in their regions

·         Raise IACMR presence at various meetings in their regions

·         Perform other duties designated by the Board, President or Program Chair, or job description-specified duties


Ph.D. Student Representative

·         Act as the bridge between the Association and doctoral students

·         Develop membership bases among doctoral students

·         Raise IACMR presence at various meetings in their regions

·         Perform any other designated tasks


2019 IACMR New Governor/Officer Election

According to IACMR Constitution and Bylaws, the elected officers will serve for the period of July 2019-June 2022. They will start their service from July 2019, as non-voting members observers on the board.


·         Schedule of 2019 new governor/officer election

February 1  : call for Nominations

March 10     : deadline for nominations

April 6          : voting opens

May 2           : deadline for voting

May 25        : announcement of results


·         Nomination and Election Committee

Neng Liang, CEIBS (Chair)

Chao Chuan Chen, Rutgers University 

Xiaoping Chen, University of Washington

Jiing-Lih Larry Farh, CEIBS

Ray Friedman, Vanderbilt University

Anne Tsui, Arizona State University

Jia Lin Xie, University of Toronto

Shuming Zhao, Nanjing University

Jing Zhou, Rice University


Please note only active fee-paying members are eligible to make nominations and participate in the voting (please visit the "Join Us" page for information about how to become a fee-paying member).


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When you nominate a candidate, please keep in mind that IACMR mission is to advance “the science, education and practice” of Chinese management, and our core values are “Pursuit of Excellence, Source of Inspiration, Responsible Scholarship and Spirit of Service”.