picture of Gwendolyn Lee Haiyang Li Rice University haiyang@rice.edu

picture of Gwendolyn Lee Eric Tsang University of Texas-Dallas ewktsang@utdallas.edu

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Workshop Chairs at the above email addresses.

Workshop Schedule

To see the final workshop schedule, please click here.

Participating Advisors

picture of Garry Bruton Garry Bruton Texas Christian University

picture of Tailan Chi Tailan Chi University of Kansas

picture of Michael A. Hitt Michael A. Hitt Texas A&M University and TCU

picture of Robert Hoskisson Robert Hoskisson Rice University

picture of Yadong Luo Yadong Luo University of Miami

picture of Jeffrey Reuer Jeffrey Reuer University of Colorado, Boulder

picture of Stephen B Tallman Stephen B Tallman University of Richmond

picture of Margarethe Wiersema Margarethe Wiersema University of California, Irvine

picture of Yan Anthea Zhang Yan Anthea Zhang Rice University

Paper Development Workshop

The Strategic Management Society (SMS) is pleased to announce that a Paper Development Workshop will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 preceding the SMS Special Conference in Guangzhou, China. This workshop will be held on the campus of Sun Yat-Sen Business School in Guangzhou.

The primary objective of the workshop is to provide advice to junior scholars who currently research China-related strategy, international business and entrepreneurship topics and wish to publish in international journals. Specifically, the workshop will provide junior faculty with developmental feedback on their current research projects in round-table sessions with internationally renowned scholars. These scholars will also share their insights into publishing journal papers, identifying research topics, selecting research methods, and framing research ideas. Meanwhile, participants will have the chance of meeting editors of major journals in strategic management (including SMJ, GSJ, AMJ, AMP, and AMR). Another objective of the workshop is to promote and strengthen ties between Chinese (or China-based) and international researchers. The workshop is structured to provide lots of opportunities for interactions between junior and senior scholars through faculty panels and round-table sessions.


Submission to the workshop is open to associate or assistant professors, post-docs, and Ph.D. candidates who are doing or are interested in doing China-related strategy, international business or entrepreneurship research.

Any topic or empirical focus is welcome as long as it is associated with China-related strategy, international business or entrepreneurship issues (e.g., innovation, competitiveness, strategic alliance, foreign direct investment, Chinese MNEs, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility). Proposals and papers must be written in English.

We accept two types of submissions: full papers and research proposals. Full papers should contain the essential elements of a normal journal paper, and should be no more than 40 pages long (font size 12 and double spaced). Research proposals should at least include research questions, literature review, research design, and expected contributions and should be no more than 20 pages long. The format for submission should follow Strategic Management Journal paper submission guidelines (http://smj.strategicmanagement.net/). The deadline for submission is July 1, 2012.

Selection criteria

The number of participants is limited. The selection committee formed by the two Workshop Chairs will select participants based on the following criteria:

Format and Time Requirements

The workshop will be organized as follows: morning session will consist of panel discussions and presentations by leading scholars. In the afternoon, participants and senior faculty will split up into small groups to discuss papers and research proposals of the participants.

The workshop will be five hours in total: Two hours in the morning session and three hours in the afternoon session (with a two-hour lunch break and social interactions in between).

Paper Development Workshop Timeline

July 1, 2012
Deadline for Applications
End of August, 2012
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
Oct. 16, 2012
Deadline for Accepted Individuals to Confirm Participation
Dec. 14, 2012
Paper Development Workshop
Dec. 14-16, 2012
SMS Special Conference in Guangzhou, China

Paper Development Workshop

To see the complete version of the Paper Development Workshop Call for Applications, please download the provided PDF.

Strategic Management Society