The Strategic Management Society (SMS) is pleased to announce that a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 preceding the SMS China Special Conference in Guangzhou, China. In partnership with Sun Yat-Sen Business School (SYSBS), this workshop will be held on the campus of Sun Yat-Sen Business School, Guangzhou. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2012. For details, please visit the conference website (

This workshop is part of SMS China Special Conference in Guangzhou from December 14-16, 2012 (the main conference from December 15-16 will be held at the Dong Fang Hotel and this workshop will be held at SYSBS). 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 (e.g., Garry Bruton, Ming-Jer Chen, Tailan Chi, Michael Hitt, Yadong Luo, Jeff Reuer, Stephen Tallman, Margarethe Wiersema, Anthea Zhang, to name a few). 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 only open to associate or assistant professors, post-docs, and Ph.D. candidates.. 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). Submissions 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 ( 

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

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop chairs: Prof. Haiyang Li (Rice University) at [log in to unmask] or Prof. Eric Tsang (UT Dallas) at [log in to unmask] 

Stephanie L. Wang,
University of Miami
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