Presentation on theme: "1 Minutes DRAFT – August 17, 2001 Minutes of the Organizing Committee Meeting 5:30 –7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 Cotillion South Marriott Wardman Park."— Presentation transcript:
1 Minutes DRAFT – August 17, 2001 Minutes of the Organizing Committee Meeting 5:30 –7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 Cotillion South Marriott Wardman Park Hotel The meeting began at 5:30 p.m. and ended at 7:15 p.m.
2 International Association for Chinese Management Research Organizing Meeting August 6, 2001, Washington, DC Agenda Introduction Sharing and discussion Organizing Next steps
3 International Association for Chinese Management Research How, where, and when did it begin? In Hong Kong and China (perhaps Taiwan and elsewhere), we taught (and are still teaching) largely Western theories and practices of management. Manuscripts with Chinese samples were judged for relevance to Western samples and firms, and fit with Western theories and constructs. We need more localized research and the idea of a journal emerged. But...
4 The journal idea was premature... Not enough high quality manuscripts. Not clear that China is ready to participate or support high quality research. Would Chinese management research be a fad?
5 Then, last summer in Chicago... The idea of an association first, journal second was born. China is ready and serious about joining the global management research community. An association can be a bridge to facilitate international collaboration and promote high quality research in China.
6 Mission of IACMR To advance research on management and organizations in the Chinese context. –Chinese organizations inside or outside of China. –MNCs operating in any of the Chinese contexts.
7 Specific Goals of IACMR 1.To provide a forum for exchange of ideas and experience among researchers about management research in the Chinese context. 2.To facilitate international collaboration between management researchers from around the globe. 3.To promote the development of management research capabilities in China.
8 Research Domain Psychological, sociological, and economic analyses of … Cross-cultural and comparative analyses of … Creative methodologies, new theoretical developments, and cross- disciplinary analyses of...
9 Possible Activities Bi-annual conferences Special topic research workshops Collaborative research projects Executive symposia Student mentorship Electronic bulletin board Journal
10 Current Status 65 founding members 140+ potential members –40+ Chinese mainland and 20+ Asia –45+ global and 25+ doctoral students Over 250 researchers in the area in past 20 years –2/3 global scholars –1/3 Asia (a few Chinese mainland) Journal has two university sponsors Chinese business schools and scholars are ready and eager
11 Email Survey Results (N=140) 1. Is it the right time to form IACMR?99% 2. Do you agree with the mission?92% 3. Are you willing to join and pay fee? 83% 4. Are you able to attend bi-conference?70% 5. Would you be willing to serve? 74%
12 Votes needed... Form IACMR Membership fee $10 until IACMR publishes the journal, then fees will increase to $50 (regular members) and $25 (students and those with less than $25,000 annual income) Inaugural conference –June 2003 –Beijing, PRC
13 Volunteers needed for... Membership Committee Inaugural Conference Committee Communication Committee (web site, egroup) Research Committee
14 Next Steps... Write and approve IACMR Constitution Register as a non-profit organization Membership registration and fee payment Prepare the inaugural conference program –Call for papers –Invited speeches Develop the journal policy and boards