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Profiles of Keynote Speakers: 2017 FBR International Symposium


Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, PhD

Professor of Organizational Behavior, London School of Economics

Senior Editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB)

Vice President (2016-2019) and President-Elect (2019−) of the Academy of Management (AOM).


Research Interests: Justice in Organisations, Psychological Contracts, Organisational Citizenship Behavior, Organisational Change


Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro is a member of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab and the Radical Innovation, Team Processes and Leadership project. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Lecturer at the School of Management, University of Oxford.


Professor Coyle-Shapiro has published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. She is currently Senior Editor at the Journal of Organizational Behavior and was previously a Consulting Editor for Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.


Professor Coyle-Shapiro’s most recent book The Employee-Organization Relationship (Applications for the 21st Century) was published in 2012 by Routledge.


Dr. Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro has been elected as President of the Academy of Management (AOM). Professor Coyle-Shapiro will begin her five year term on 10 August 2016 as Vice President-Elect and Program Chair-Elect. In 2019, she will become the 75th President of the Academy, the first time in the history of the AOM that a UK-based academic has been elected to the role.

Keynote Speech: Going Beyond Social Exchange Theory in Psychological Contract Research

Abstract: A dominant theoretical basis of much of the empirical work on psychological contracts is Social Exchange Theory. In particular, the norm of reciprocity is used to explain the relationship between psychological contract fulfilment and positive outcomes and the relationship between psychological contract breach/violation and negative outcomes. I will review the empirical evidence supporting the norm of reciprocity and then argue that Conservation of Resources theory and Psychological needs provide additional and complementary lenses to understanding the consequences of psychological contract breach/violation on parties that lie outside the employee-organization dyadic relationship. Findings from two multi-study papers will be presented. Then, I will examine the emerging and growing research attention on ideological currency and offer some insights into how understanding of an organization’s fulfilment of its obligations to a “social cause” can help explain employee behavior. Finally, I will outline some challenges and directions for future research in this domain.



 Jiatao (J.T.) LI, PhD

Senior Associate Dean of the HKUST Business School

Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business

Head and Chair Professor, Department of Management

Director, Center for Business Strategy and Innovation


Research Interests: Organizational Learning, Strategic Alliances, Corporate Governance, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.


JT has been with the HKUST for 19 years since he joined in January 1997 as an Assistant Professor of Management. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, Full Professor in 2006, and Chair Professor in 2009. JT received his Ph.D. in strategy from the University of Texas, and was previously with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, a leading global management consulting firm.


At HKUST, JT has served on various university-level committees, including as the Chair of the University Appointments and Substantiation Committee and a member of the University Administrative Committee. As Senior Associate Dean since July 2013 he oversees all aspects of the school’s research portfolio. From 2009 to 2013 he served as Associate Dean (Faculty), with responsibility for the school’s faculty development. And since 2006 he has been serving as Head of the Management Department, which has won the Franklin Department Teaching Excellence Award six times during his tenure.


An award-winning scholar and teacher, JT is a leading expert in global business strategy. His research interests include organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship. His research work has been published regularly in premier management journals, and several of which have won best paper awards. A passionate teacher at the UG, MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, and PhD levels, he has repeatedly been recognized on the Teaching Excellence Honor Roll and with teaching excellence citations over the years.


JT is very active in the global community. He serves since 2009 as Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal, a leading journal in management. He is also an Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a prestigious lifetime fellowship. He has also been elected as Vice President and a board member of the Academy of International Business, serving as Program Chair for the 2018 AIB conference in the US. JT has served the Hong Kong community in multiple roles. He writes regularly for the Hong Kong Economic Journal. He has served on the Business Panel of the University Grants Committee in its Research Assessment Exercise in 2014, and he has been a member on the Research Grants Council’s Business Panel. He has also served on the Human Resources Committee of the Fu Hong Society which provides homes for the handicapped in Hong Kong.


Keynote Speech: Exporting, Learning and Innovating among Emerging Market Firms: The Moderating Role of Institutional Development

Abstract: Building on the recombinatory view of innovation and an institutional perspective, this study investigated how the institutional development in a firm’s home market and the difference in institutional development between the home and export markets might influence the effectiveness of learning through exporting. For exporters in emerging economies, institutions that support market transactions and innovation systems that promote local R&D investment were found to enhance the positive effect of exporting on firms’ innovation, while openness of the home market tends to dampen it. It was also shown that compared with exporting to advanced countries, exporting to other emerging markets is more effective in promoting innovation among emerging market firms. These findings arise from an empirical study of exporting and innovation among Chinese manufacturers.



S. Ghon Rhee, PhD

K.J. Luke Distinguished Professor of International Banking and Finance

Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Research Center

Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii

Editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal


Research Interests: Penny Stocks, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Empirical Asset Pricing Models, Investments, Asian Financial Markets


Dr. Rhee received his BA from Seoul National University Law School, MBA from Rutgers University, and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He is holding the K. J. Luke Distinguished Professor of International Banking and Finance. He was the founding president of the Pacific-Basin Financial Management Society, and serves as the president of the Asian Finance Association (2014-2016). He is the managing editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Prof. Rhee has served as the editorial board member of Frontiers of Business Research in China since 2013.


He was Resident Scholar (1997-1999) of the Asian Development Bank. He also served as a visiting research professor at the Hitotsubashi University (Japan), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, University of Malaya, Renmin University (China), and National University of Malaysia. He was the Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali Distinguished Chair in Investment and Finance of National University of Malaysia in 2005. He is currently holding an adjunct professorship at Monash University (Australia) since September 2011 and a distinguished visiting professorship at National Central University (Taiwan). He also serves as External Academic Advisor for City University of Hong Kong. He served as the dean (2008-2011) of the SKKU Business School in Seoul, Korea to initiate various reform programs to upgrade its research programs while he is on leave from University of Hawaii.


His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including: Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Financial Management, etc. He has published over 90 academic papers and edited or authored 18 books on Asian financial markets.


Dr. Rhee was a founding member and board member of the Ohana Pacific Bank, which is a state-chartered bank and serves ethnic minority business communities (Korean, Chinese, Philippine, Viet Nam, and Indonesian) in Hawaii. The Bank has been in business since June 2006. He received the 2001 Archimedes Award from University of Catania (Sicily) and Erasmus University (Netherlands) for his contribution to academic research on Asian capital markets.


Keynote Speech: Nonparametric Momentum Strategies


Abstract: Nonparametric measures, such as the rank and sign of daily returns, capture investor underreaction while mitigating overreaction to extreme movements of stock prices. Alternative momentum strategies formed on the basis of such measures, or nonparametric momentum strategies, outperform both Jegadeesh and Titman’s (1993) price momentum and George and Hwang’s (2004) 52-week high momentum, and exhibit no long-term return reversals. The profits, however, are not fully explained by common risk-based asset pricing models, and exhibit patterns consistent with the salience theory proposed by Bordallo, Gennaioli, Shleifer (2012, 2013). In particular, the nonparametric momentum, in conjunction with the 52-week high momentum, fully explains the price momentum, thus suggesting that the price momentum is driven by investor underreaction rather than continued overreaction.


Speakers of Workshops 



Karin Sanders, PhD

Associate Editor, International Journal of HRM

Editorial boards: HRM, HRMJ, HRMJ, Evidence-based HRM, Frontiers of Business Research in China

Chair Professor of HRM and Organisational Behaviour

Co-director, Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UNSW Business School

UNSW, Sydney, Australia


Professor Karin Sanders (School of Management, UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia) is professor of Human Resources Management (HRM) and Organizational Behaviour, and Head of School of Management. Her research focuses on the HR process approach---in particular, the impact of employees’ perceptions, understanding and attributions of HRM on employees’ attitudes and behaviours and firms’ performance. Her research has been published in such scholarly outlets as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Studies, Organizational Science, HRM, Academy of Management Learning and Education, International Journal of HRM, and HRM Journal. Karin is an elected board member of the Executive Board of the HR Division (Academy of Management) and is one of the leaders of HR Division’s International Ambassadors program. Co-sponsored by the HR Division (AOM), AGSM (UNSW), Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia and Monash Business School, Monash University in Melbourne, Karin has successfully organized the Second International Conference of the HR Division in February 20-22 2016 in Sydney. Karin is associate editor of International Journal of HRM, and is on the editorial board of HRM, HRMJ, HRMR, Evidence-based HRM and Frontiers of Business Research in China.


Title: Where Do We Collect Our Data? Differences between Methodological Choices of HR Research in North-America, Europe and Asia

Abstract: The Human Resource Management (HRM) academic and practitioners’ field share a common concern about the quality of their research which has an impact on the credibility of the field. Previous research examined the validity of the methodological choices of researchers studying the HR practices---outcomes relationship via a content analysis of 281 studies published across the past 20 years (Bainbridge, Sanders, Cogin & Sanders, 2016). While the results of this study indicate a high incidence of potentially problematic cross-sectional, single---informant, and single level research designs, the results also reveal significant improvements over time across many validity relevant methodological choices. In this follow-up study we focus on one of the elements of external validity (sample location) and examine if studies conducted in Europe (98 studies), North America (65 studies) and Asia (84 studies, including 57 from China) differ from each. The results show similarities and differences for the validity relevant methodological choice in internal, external, and construct validity, but not in conclusion statistical validity. The results of this study contribute to the debate of the increasing degree of scholars conducting data from Chinese samples.


Jason D. Shaw, PhD

Editor, Academy of Management Journal

Chair Professor of Management

Co-Director, Centre for Leadership and Innovation

Faculty of Business

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Jason D. Shaw (Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is Chair Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Editor of Academy of Management Journal,  the leading empirical journal in the field of management. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and also served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky and Drexel University. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among other scientific outlets. He served as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2010 to 2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Managerial Issues. Professor Shaw has served on the editorial board of Frontiers of Business Research in China since 2016. Professor Shaw previously served in elected leadership positions on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management and the Board of Governors of the Southern Management Association.


Title: Reflections on Publishing AMJ


Abstract: In this session, I will outline the mission of Academy of Management Journal, discuss key statistics, present some resources for prospective authors, and offer some suggestions to improve one's chances of publishing in the Journal.



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