IACMR 2008

International Association for Chinese Management Research


The Olympic Spirit in Chinese Management Research

Third Bi-annual Conference

June 19–22, 2008

Garden Hotel, Guangzhou China

The Olympic movement has brought along not only splendid sporting competitions, but also synergy and solidarity among people from all over the world. The theme of the 2008 IACMR conference provides a broad scope for a variety of research that will contribute to the increasingly important knowledge of organizations and management in the Chinese context. We wish to advocate the Olympic spirit in fostering excellence in management research relating to China . We wish to carry out the Olympic ideal in facilitating cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among researchers with diverse research interests and backgrounds. Most importantly, we wish to celebrate what we do best: advancing management research while solving real-world problems.

Sponsors: Guangdong University of Business Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jinan University, Nanjing University, National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan, Shenzhen University, South China Agricultural University, South China University of Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Xiamen University, ChinaHRD, Yantian International Container Terminals Limited, along with the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Program: The first three days (June 19–21) will be invited keynote panels, refereed paper presentations, symposia, and poster/interaction paper sessions. The last day (June 22) will be devoted to professional development workshops.

Registration: Conference registration will open November 15, 2007 . Please visit the IACMR website: www.iacmr.org for registration information and early bird special rates.

Inquiry: For questions about the Conference, please contact Jia Lin Xie at Xiejl@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca or Jing Zhou at jzhou@rice.edu, and for questions about the IACMR, please contact Xiao-ping Chen at xpchen@u.washington.edu.

Keynote Panel Speakers and Discussants (Partial List)

  • Sharon Alvarez, Ohio State University
  • Jay Barney, Ohio State University
  • Paul Beamish, University of Western Ontario
  • Daniel Brass, University of Kentucky
  • Garry Bruton, Texas Christian University
  • John Child, University of Birmingham
  • Per Davidsson, Queensland U of Technology
  • Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley
  • Doug Guthrie, New York University
  • Gary Hamilton, University of Washington
  • Heather Havement, U of California , Berkeley
  • Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University
  • Gary Johns, Concordia University
  • Tom Lee, University of Washington
  • Marjorie Lyles, Indiana University
  • Marshall Meyer, University of Pennsylvania
  • Terry Mitchell, University of Washington
  • Andrew Walder, Stanford University
  • Mike Wright, Nottingham University
  • Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota