International Symposium on Multinational Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Change and Employment Management

20 June 2017

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is a co-organizer of the Ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management that will take place in Nanjing, China, on 20-21 June 2017. The symposium is organized by MSM’s partner Nanjing University.

We cordially invite you to participate in this international symposium, to be held in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China on June 20-21, 2017. It will be our privilege to welcome you to share your research results, management experience, and creative ideas with participants from diverse backgrounds. We call for academic papers from scholars, experts, and practitioners at home and abroad.

The deadline for submitting the full-length paper is January 1, 2017.
All the papers will be double-blind reviewed. The Secretariat will inform the author(s) of acceptance or non-acceptance of papers by March 1, 2017.

Conference Background
Facing the increased pressure of international financial crisis and economic downturns, entrepreneurship has been considered as one of the new engines of economic development nowadays. Governments are encouraging entrepreneurship with the hope that it can boost the domestic economy and guarantee employment stability. Effects have emerged that it has been a driving force for local governments to transform their development concepts and government functions. Besides, entrepreneurship also contributes to accelerate the integration of different social strata and to facilitate harmonious social interactions. In the long run, entrepreneurship has important spillover effects beyond the above areas. It could have a potential impact on such domains as the pressure for organizational change and reflections on the current employment relations management.

In order to adapt to the business environment change, it is essential for organizations to keep pace with the environmental demands. This adaptation requires organizations to obtain necessary information from the external environment, maintain and strengthen the effectiveness of organizational operations. In the meantime, the attitudes and behavioral patterns of organizational members, and the according human resource policies such as employment relations management, also require substantial adjustments. However, since organizational change could impose high uncertainty and tremendous impact on employees’ working routines, most organizations are facing resistance forces which restrict organizational change. Some of the fierce confrontations are manifested as industrial disputes and labor unrest. Such situations could be a tougher problem for multinational companies, due to the national differences in employment policy, cultural background, union history, and legal system. How can companies foster sustainable development with entrepreneurship while successfully responding to the challenges of organizational change and employment relations management?

To explore solutions to these issues, and to meet the new challenges facing management scholars, Nanjing University Business School, will host the ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management on June 20-21, 2017. This symposium follows the earlier conferences held in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014. The symposium aims to provide a forum for scholars, entrepreneurs, and CEOs from multinational firms to discuss how corporations can survive and thrive in the environment of entrepreneurship, organizational change and employment relations management. We have chosen “Multinational Business Management– Entrepreneurship, Organizational Change and Employment Relations Management” as the theme of the ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management.

We cordially invite you to participate in this international symposium, to be held in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China on June 20-21, 2017. It will be our privilege to welcome you to share your research results, management experience, and creative ideas with participants from diverse backgrounds. We call for academic papers from scholars, experts, and practitioners at home and abroad.

Conference Theme
Submissions may include theoretical issues, new ideas, methodological issues, empirical studies, or case studies in the field of enterprise management and developments of Chinese and/or multinational corporations in entrepreneurship, organizational change and employment management.

Research Topics
Research topics related to entrepreneurship, organizational change and employment relations management are welcome for consideration. The following are possible topics:

Business Policy and Strategy in Multinational Companies
Conflict Management
Corporate Finance and Accounting
Corporate Social Responsibility
Employment Relations Management
Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship
Ethics in Business
Human Resource Management in a Global Economy
Innovation Management
Joint Venture Management under the China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Labor Relations Management
Legal Issues in Industrial Relations
Logistics and E-commerce
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Organizational Development and Change
Psychological Counseling
Risk Management
Sustainable Development

Submission Requirements of Paper Presentations:
The proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management and Selected Research Papers from the Symposium will be published. Failure to comply with the instructions provided below will preclude inclusion of the paper in the publication. Authors whose papers are accepted should submit a hard copy and an e-version of the paper, via e-mail, to the Secretariat: hrm2017@nju.edu.cn

Author(s) of a paper to be published in the proceedings must type his/her paper in a format suitable for direct photographic reproduction by the publisher. In order to ensure uniform style throughout the volume, all the papers should be prepared strictly according to the instructions set by the organizer.  A laser printer should be used to print the text. The complete camera-ready copy will be reduced to 75% by the publisher and will be printed in black and white only.

Cover Page
All papers must include a cover sheet with the following information:
Contact Person’s Affiliation, Professional Title, Address, Phone #, Fax #, Email address.

Paper Format
The first page should be the cover sheet described above. The body of the paper should be no less than 10 (A4) and no more than 25 (A4) pages including all tables, figures, notes, and references. Papers must be written in English and follow the current style sheet.

  1. Microsoft Word for Office 2000XP is the word processor used. A word processor compatible with MS Word is acceptable.
  2. Use 12-point courier font and traditional default margin settings. All papers, tables, footnotes, and equations should be numbered.
  3. First letter of each word in the paper’s title should be capitalized, and the title should be centered and in bold type.
  4. Centered two spaces below the title are the author’s name and institutional affiliation. Author’s addresses, and /or E-mail are footnoted, as are any comments by the author.
  5. The word ABSTRACT in capital letters is centered and in bold-type two spaces below the last author’s entry. The short abstract follows two spaces below.
  6. Following the ABSTRACT include the key words on a separate line.
  7. Double space and start the text. Do not use a heading called INTRODUCTION.
  8. No more than three levels of headings should be used. The first level headings are capitalized, left justified and bold. The second level headings have the first letters of each word capitalized, left justified and bold. The third level headings have the first letters of each word capitalized. All headings are on a single line.
  9. Footnotes should be used sparingly. Do not use endnotes. Footnotes are not used for literature citations. Rather, the work should be cited by the author’s name and year of publication in the body of the text [e.g. (McCarty, 1995)].
  10. Use double space between lines of text, but single space between lines of text and numbers in tables.
  11. Tables and Figures are labeled as such, e.g., Table 1 or Figure 1, centered and bold. Double space should be between label and title. Center and bold the title of the table or figure. Double space and insert a line from the left side margin to the right side margin, forming the top border of the table or figure. Repeat the line at the bottom of the table or figure as the bottom border. Minimize the use of lines within the table and use no lines on the sides of tables and figures. Authors should insert tables and figures in the text after the first text reference, as close as possible to the reference.
  12. References start on a new page with the title REFERENCES capitalized, centered and bold. Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the last name of the first author. Double space should be between entries. For example: Shuming Zhao and Juan Du, “Thirty-two Years of Development of Human Resource Management in China: Review and Prospects,” Human Resource Management ReviewNo. 3, 2012: 179-188.  This should be listed in reference as: Zhao, S.M. and Du, J. “Thirty-two Years of Development of Human Resource Management in China: Review and Prospects,” Human Resource Management Review,2012, 3: 179-188.

Acknowledgement of receipt
We will acknowledge receipt of the submission by e-mail to the corresponding author. 

Conference Dates
The Ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management will be held in Nanjing, P.R. China on June 20-21, 2017.

Tentative Schedule                               

 June 10, 2016  First announcement
January 1, 2017 Deadline for submitting full-length paper
March 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Invitation letter and registration form (the 2nd Announcement)

Deadline for early bird registration

June 19, 2017 On-site Registration
June 20, 2017 Morning Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speeches, and Plenary Session
June 20, 2017 Afternoon Parallel Sessions and

Special Sessions:

1、Professional Development Workshop *

2、Paper Writing and Publication Workshop*

3、The 12th NJU-RMU-KYUDAI Joint International Conference

4、China-Japan-South Korea-USA Conference on Entrepreneurship

June 21, 2017 Morning Keynote Speeches and Plenary Session
June 21, 2017 Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Conference Plenary Session and Closing Ceremony

*The conference will invite some Professors of several foreign universities to introduce the relevant policies and standards of enrolling graduate students, PhD students and visiting scholars. We hope to set up a cooperation platform for our youth students/scholars and foreign universities.

*There will also be a workshop about writing and organizing your paper for Asia Pacific Journal of Management and other Mainstream Management Publications.

Languages
Papers submitted to the symposium must be in English. The working language for the plenary sessions of the Symposium will be English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for plenary sessions. No interpretation will be provided for parallel sessions. All paper presentations and session discussions will be in English.

Conference Payment

Early bird registration fee (before May 1, 2017) Regular registration fee
Participants from Mainland China RMB 1600 Yuan RMB 2400 Yuan
Student attendees from Mainland China RMB 800 Yuan RMB 1200 Yuan
Overseas participants US$ 350 US$ 400
Overseas students US$ 180 US$ 200

You may pay registration fees by cashier’s check or remittance.

For RMB payment:
Account Name: Nanjing University
Account Number: 4301011309001041656
Bank Name: ICBC Hankou Road sub-branch Nanjing

For USD payment:
Account Name: NANJING UNIVERSITY
Account Number: 524858209957
Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA NANJING CENTER BRANCH
Bank Address: NO.29 HONGWU ROAD NANJING JIANGSU
SWIFT NO.: BKCHCNBJ940

Please specify that the payment is for the Ninth International Conference registration fees. The fee includes welcoming reception, all meals during the symposium, and symposium proceedings. The fee does not include transportation for participants from his/her location to the symposium, accommodations, insurance and medical fees, etc. 

Accommodations
The organizer will assist participants to reserve hotel accommodations at the conference rate.

Planning Committee Chairperson:
Dr. Shuming ZHAO
Chair Professor and Honorary Dean
Business School
Nanjing University
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83592077 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: zhaosm@nju.edu.cn

Planning Committee Vice-Chairpersons:
Dr. Ya-Ru CHEN
Academic Dean for China Initiatives
Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Global Business
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A.
Tel.: 607-255-1974
Fax: 607.254.4590
E-mail: yc659@cornell.edu

Dr. John DELANEY
Professor of Management and Dean
Kogod School of Business, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Tel.: 202.885.1985
Fax: 202.885.1992
Email: jdelaney@american.edu

Professor and Dr. Richard DUNFORD
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law), The University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
Tel.: 61 2 49217979
Fax: 61 2 49217977
Email: richard.dunford@newcastle.edu.au

Dr. Mary FINGER
President and Professor, Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA 15601, U.S.A.
Tel.: 724-838-4211
Fax: 724-834-
E-mail: mfinger@setonhill.edu

Dr. Joel GLASSMAN
Associate Provost and Director, Office of International Studies and Programs
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400, U.S.A.
Tel.: 314-516-5753
Fax: 314-516-6757
E-mail: jglassman@umsl.edu

Dr. Thomas A. HORAN
Dean and Professor
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Director, Center of Information Systems and Technology
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA 91711, U.S.A.
Tel.: 909-607-9302
Fax: 909-706-5098
E-mail: Tom.Horan@cgu.edu

Dr. Lutz M. KOLBE
Professor and Dean of Research Faculty of Economic Sciences and
Chair of Information Management
University of Göttingen
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5 D-37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 551 / 39-4441
Fax: +49 551 / 39-9735
E-mail: lkolbe@uni-goettingen.de

Dr. Wim A. NAUDE
Professor, Maastricht University and
Dean, Maastricht School of Management
P.B. Box 1203, 6201 BE Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tel.: 31-433870866
Fax: 31-433617237
E-mail: naude@msm.nl

Dr Greg WHITWELL
Professor and Dean University of Sydney Business School
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
Tel.: 61 2 93513084
Fax: 61 2 93516639
E-mail: Gregory.whitwell@sydney.edu.au

Planning Committee Vice Chairperson and Secretary General
Dr. Hong LIU
Professor and CPC Party Secretary
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
Tel: 86-25-83593515 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: liuhong@nju.edu.cn

Planning Committee Vice Secretaries General
Ms. Yongju CAO
Associate Dean and Director
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
Tel.: 86-25-83593929
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: cyju@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Donghua CHEN
Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621131 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: dhchen@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Xi CHEN
Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing and Electronic Business
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621039 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: chenx@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Shunping HAN
Professor and Associate Dean
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621013
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: shunpinghan@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Liangding JIA
Professor and Chair, Department of Business Administration
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621097 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: jldyxlzs@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Chunlin LIU
Professor and Associate Dean
School of Management, Nanjing University
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621047 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: liucl@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Quansheng WANG
Professor and Associate Dean
School of Management, Nanjing University
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621104 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: wangqs@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Yuetang WANG
Professor and Dean, School of Management
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83592139(O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: wangyt@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Jinping YU
Professor and Associate Dean
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621350
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: yujp@nju.edu.cn

Dr. Zhengtang ZHANG
Professor and Chair, Department of Human Resource Management
Nanjing University Business School
22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093, P. R. China
Tel: 86-25-83621051 (O)
Fax: 86-25-83317769
E-mail: zhangzt75@vip.sina.com

Planning Committee Members:
Dr. Lihua CHEN
Professor, Department of Accounting, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Dejun CHENG
Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Wanwen DAI
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Nanjing University Business School, China
Mr. Yiren DONG
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Chunyan JIANG
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Human Resource Management, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Shu LIN
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Accounting, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Jisheng PENG
Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Lifang SHI
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Xiangnan Tao
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Guocai WANG
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Marketing and Electronic Business, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Xiang Wang
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Business, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Yizhen WU
Associate Professor and Director, EDP Center, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Zhijian XU
Professor, Department of Business Administration, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Dongtao YANG
Professor, Department of Human Resource management, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Wenhong ZHANG
Professor and Director of EMBA Education Center and International MBA Center, Nanjing University Business School, China
Dr. Xiao ZHANG
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Business Administration, Nanjing University Business School, China

Secretariat
Nanjing University Business School, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing, People Republic of China, 210093
Telephone: (86)25- 83592077
Fax: (86)25-83317769
E-mail: hrm2017@nju.edu.cn

Contact Persons
Ms. Feng HAN
Vice Director, Administrative Office, Nanjing University Business School, China
Mr. Yuanben Li
Director, Administrative Office, School of Management, Nanjing University, China
Ms. Mengtian Zhu
Secretary to the Dean, Nanjing University Business School, China
Ms. Ru Li
Secretary to the Dean, School of Management, Nanjing University, China

 

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