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The 4th Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium Held Successfully

The 4th Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium, cohosted by Frontiers of Business Research in China (FBR), School of Business, Renmin University of China, and Higher Education Press, held successfully on May 26-27, 2017 in Beijing. More than a hundred of scholars from a dozen of countries and regions attended the conference.


Professor Jiye Mao, Dean of School of Business, Renmin University of China made the opening speech to welcome the symposium participants. He esteemed the achievements that have been made by FBR during the past decade and emphasized that the journal has become an important international platform for researchers to create knowledge and exchange their research ideas, and will make itself the most recognized English journal in Chinese management researches.


Prof. Jiye Mao


Prof. Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro of London School of Economics and Political Science, Prof. Jiatao (J.T.) Li of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Prof. Ghon Rhee of University of Hawaii delivered the keynote speeches, respectively.


Prof. Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro

Prof. Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, Vice President (2016-2019) and President-Elect (2019−) of the Academy of Management (AOM), developed her speech by introducing the social exchange theory and reviewed the empirical evidence supporting the norm of reciprocity. She argued 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.


Prof. Jiatao (J.T.) Li


Building on the recombinatory view of innovation and an institutional perspective, Prof. Jiatao (J.T.) Li’s 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.


Prof. Ghon Rhee


In Prof. Ghon Rhee’s speech, he concluded nonparametric momentum measures capture investor underreaction while mitigating overreaction to extreme movements of stock prices. The nonparametric momentum fully explains the price momentum, thus suggesting that the price momentum is driven by investor underreatction rather than continued overreaction.

Prof. Karin Sanders of UNSW Business School and Prof. Jason Shaw of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, presided over jointly a workshop, and delivered speeches on “The differences between methodological choices of HR research in North-America, Europe and Asia” and “Reflections and publishing AMJ”, respectively.


Prof. Karin Sanders


Prof. Jason Shaw


Prof. Steven Shuye Wang, Executive Editor-in-Chief of FBR, hosted the “Meet with Journal Editors” panel. Leading international journal editors, Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro (Journal of Organizational Behavior), Jiatao (J.T.) Li (Journal of International Business Studies), Ghon Rhee (Pacific-Basin Finance Journal), Karin Sanders (International Journal of HRM) introduced the development of their journals respectively and pointed out the common issues faced by academic journals nowadays. The symposium participants discussed face to face with the editors on how to develop and publish articles at leading international academic journals.


The “Meet with Journal Editors” Panel


50 papers in the areas of international business, organizational behavior, accounting, corporate finance, asset pricing, international finance, marketing, human resource management, leadership, corporate social responsibility and culture, MS/MIS, and entrepreneurship were presented in 14 parallel sessions. Authors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, UK and France presented their papers. Two “Best Paper Awards”, one “Best Case Study Award” and one “Best Young Scholar Paper Award” were issued.


Prof. Jiatao (J.T.) Li and Prof. Ghon Rhee also made a presentation with the Department of Trade Economics, Department of General Management and Department of Finance, respectively, during their visit to Renmin University of China.


The 4th Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium was closed successfully on May 27, 2017. The 5th Frontiers of Business Research in China International Symposium will be held in the summer of 2018.







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