FBR Symposium on Strategic Management and International Business
November 28-29, 2018
Rm1507, F15, Fortune Tower, 4 Huixin East St., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
(高等教育出版社 1507 会议室 朝阳区惠新东街 4 号富盛大厦 15 层 )
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Yangwen WANG, Frontiers of Business Research in China
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Frontiers of Business Research in China
Department of Management, Renmin Unive rsity of China
Turning good research into good publications: Getting started right
Prof. David Ahlstrom
The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong
9:20-10:20 a.m., Nov. 29th
Rm1507, F 15, Fortune Tower, 4 Huixin East St., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
(高等教育出版社 1507 会议室 朝阳区惠新东街 4 号富盛大厦 15 层)
It is generally understood if a paper has weak theory or so-so methods, it will be rejected by most good journals. And as a result, most students and faculty are pretty good at theory, methods and data collection. But where they have much trouble, as I have seen from my nearly 20 years experience as an editor of special issues, journals , and conference divisons, is that many authors have major framing and paper organization problems. They also have much trouble with framing the paper through a clear research question and surounding initial literature. That is, they lack the crucial background knowledge of their topic and what is needed in that area of research.
This talk will focus in more on research questions and clear paper framing, with examples of good framing and motivating of the paper (with some negative examples). The key step of writing contr ibutions will also be discussed, and what are good and so-so contributions, as many papers can be rejected also for failing to contribute anything that is new or helpful to the field (or at least for not making this clear to the readers).
About the Speaker：
David Ahlstrom (PhD, New York University) is a professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and previously worked in the computer industry and government for a number of years. His research interests include managing in Asia, entrepreneurship, organizational and economic history. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of World Business. His work has also appeared multiple times in The Wall Street Journal. Professor Ahlstrom has guest edited special issues for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and Multinational Business Review.