Eastern Academy of Management International
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Managing in a Global Economy Conference XVII
June 18-22, 2017

Theme: The Bamboo Network, Asian Tigers, and World Markets Today: Retrospect and Prospect

EXTENDED Submission Deadline: December 12, 2016


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Co-Sponsored by Eastern Academy of Management-International and Bond University of Australia

Program Chair: David Ford, University of Texas – Dallas, USA
Conference Coordinator: Marie-Line Germain, Western Carolina University, USA
Host Program Coordinators: George Hrivnak & Amy Kenworthy, Bond University, Australia


The Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia. The Gold Coast metropolitan area converges with that of Greater Brisbane, forming part of an urban conurbation of over 3 million people. The Gold Coast is known for its 57km of white sand beaches, surfing, swimming, food and wine, entertainment, shopping, subtropical climate, lush hinterland, wildlife, and theme parks. As we have done in past years, we will be offering an optional trip to The Great Barrier Reef immediately after the EAM-I ends.


The Bamboo Network, Asian Tigers, and World Markets Today: Retrospect and Prospect
The latter half of the 20th century saw the rise of the Asian Tiger economies (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), driven in large part by the trade and export policies of their respective governments. At the same time, the emergence of the Bamboo Network (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Singapore), facilitated by the establishment of Chinese-owned family businesses in these countries, has also played a role in the prosperity of countries along the Asia-Pacific axis, including Australia and New Zealand. In the wake of the 2008 world economic crisis, some economies have largely recovered while others (e.g., Japan) are still struggling to get back on firm footing. Scholars are invited to explore opportunities for research in ways that look at past (retrospect) and future (prospect) challenges and opportunities that businesses in these countries face in engaging with the rest of the world.

Session types: There will be a mix of academic sessions, site visits, cultural activities, and keynote addresses by local experts. This conference is open to a discussion of perspectives on economic, cultural, technological, sustainability, and ethical factors that affect global managers. The theme is meant to be interpreted broadly, and papers not addressing the theme are also welcomed. Papers addressing the practical approaches to dealing with challenges in specific Asia-Pacific countries will be grouped with papers dealing with similar issues from other countries, to create comparative sessions.


1. Business Policy and Strategy
Focuses on issues associated with strategic management in a global economy. Particular emphasis will be on strategic, policy and management issues that arise when engaged in international business. This domain also includes government-business interface.
Track Chairs: Shalei Simms ( and Gary Bowman (

2. Diversity
Focuses on how individuals differ and the implications for work and business practices in organizations around the world. The
concept of difference is considered broadly to include both surface and deep level aspects (e.g., gender, culture, personality).
Track Chair: Orlando Richard (

3. Entrepreneurship
Focuses on issues related to the creation, support, and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurial organizations. This domain includes innovative small business practices and supporting entrepreneurial ventures in developing countries.
Track Chair: Vishal Gupta (

4. Human Resources
Focuses on aspects of human resource management including recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, compensation, socialization, training, and the development of human capital around the globe.
Track Chairs: Cynthia Fisher ( and C. Justice Tillman (

5. Management Education & Development
Focuses on issues of pedagogy and learning across cultures (e.g., distance learning) and classroom teaching methods that facilitate the acquisition of skills for managing in a global economy.
Track Chairs: Cheryl Tromley ( and Bill Ferris (

6. Organizational Behavior and Theory
Focuses on motivation, leadership, organizational learning, change, and the management of people in organizations across the globe.
Track Chairs: Jeanie Forray ( and Kathy Lund Dean (

7. Research Methods
Focuses on methodologies that advance management research and practice. These include quantitative and qualitative methods, survey and archival methods, experimental and non- experimental methods, and statistical modeling approaches.
Track Chair: Lisa Lambert (

8. Social Issues in Management
Focuses on the ways that organizations operating in a global environment fulfill their social responsibilities, create ethical cultures, and address issues surrounding sustainability.
Track Chair: Sarah Kovoor-Misra (

9. Technology, Communication, IS
Focuses on the use of technology and IS to manage and increase efficiency and effectiveness of the firm in a global environment. This domain also explores communication within and across organizations and how technology interacts with human systems.
Track Chairs: Shanthi Gopalakrishnan ( and Bruce Vanstone (



Submissions may take the form of either theoretical or empirical papers, symposia, panel discussions, cases, or experiential learning sessions. All submissions are to be written in English and follow Academy of Management style guidelines at All papers and proposals should be submitted electronically via the conference website at Submission deadline is December 2, 2016. The submission system will open on October 1st, 2016.

If a proposed idea does not seem to fit any of the domains described above, authors should contact Program Chair David Ford ( Your submission will be directed to the most appropriate domain.

Those submitting work to the conference are expected to serve as reviewers.

No participant is allowed to be included as an author, presenter, session chair, discussant, etc. in more than three program sessions.

Once a submission is accepted, all panelists and at least one author in each co-authored paper must register for the conference. If authors/panelists do not register by the deadline, their submissions will not appear in the Conference Program or Proceedings. Conference administrators cannot accommodate special requests regarding the timing of individual presentations.

Any author(s) who receives an EAM-I Outstanding Paper Award will be invited to submit the paper to Organization Management Journal (OMJ). Further information about OMJ can be found at



In 1985, the first Managing in a Global Economy Conference, which was held in Tilberg, Netherlands, initiated a series of biennial international conferences. Offered in partnership with local host universities in international locations, the EAM-I Conferences have become a source of collaboration and learning among academics and practitioners since their inception. Other conferences have been held in locations around the world, including Berlin, Singapore, Cape Town, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Sevilla, and, most recently, Lima, Peru. See the EAM-I Conference Homepage at for additional information.



Cross Cultural & Strategic Management Journal (CCSM) will work in cooperation with EAMI to produce a special issue of the journal based on papers submitted to the 2017 EAM-I conference. Manuscripts in keeping with the conference theme and accepted for presentation would undergo an additional double-blind review process by the CCSM editorial team to determine their suitability for inclusion in the special issue should the authors so desire. In general, the papers should also include an answer to the question, “What is the contribution of the paper to the literature and the field of international business and managing in the global context?”

Guest editors for the Special Issue are: David Ford ( and Seung Ho (Sam) Park ( Deadline for submission to the SI is April 1, 2017. CCSM does not publish single country studies unless there are clear cross-cultural implications associated with the data. Please contact one of the guest editors for further information on the SI.

Further information about CCSM can be found at



The early registration fee for the EAM-I Conference is USD $495 if paid by April 30. Thereafter, the regular fee is US $575. The fee covers the conference program, conference proceedings, attendance at all sessions, corporate site visits, meals and the closing dinner. For guests/spouses the early registration fee is USD $275 if paid by April 30. Thereafter guest/spouse registration is USD $325. For further information see the conference website at

Information about conference hotels and prices will be available on the conference website.



As Australia’s first and largest private university, Bond University is recognized internationally as a leading independent university.

Located on Australia’s beautiful Gold Coast, Bond University’s Business School is ranked among the best business schools in Australia. Bond offers a unique learning environment based on small class sizes and an accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable. Bond faculty and staff tailor industry-relevant learning experiences to the needs of each student, one by one by offering a diverse array of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs each utilizing dedicated learning facilities, global industry connections, internationally diverse cohorts and world class academics.



An optional tour following the conference is being planned to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for more than 2000 kilometers along the Queensland coastline. Scuba dive, snorkel, or take a scenic flight over the reef. Details about dates, costs, and purchase options for this tour will be available on the conference website as will details about other possible excursions that might be available.



Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Joy Schneer, Rider University, USA
Joan Weiner, Drexel University, USA



Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School, Estonia
Norman de Paula Arruda Filho, ISAE/FGV, Brazil.
D. Anthony Butterfield, UMass Amherst, USA
Miles Davis, Shenandoah University, USA
David Ford, U. of Texas at Dallas, USA
Martin J. Gannon, Cal. State U., San Marcos, USA
Eric Kessler, Pace U., USA
Sarah Kovoor-Misra, U of Colorado at Denver, USA
Mzamo Mangaliso, Umass Amherst, USA
Dilip Mirchandani, Rowan U., USA
Rickie Moore, EM Lyon, France;
Paulo Cesar Motta, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Stella Nkomo, U. of South Africa, South Africa
dt ogilvie, Rochester Institute of Technology., USA
Abhoy K Ojha, IIMB, India
Ana Perez-Luno, (UPO), Spain
Orlando Richard, U. of Texas at Dallas, USA
Kathleen Suchon, UMass Dartmouth USA
Rosalie Tung, Simon Fraser U., Canada
Hetty Van Emmerik, Maastricht U, The Netherlands
Charles Vincent, CENTRUM Catolica, PUCP, Peru
Joan Weiner, Drexel U, USA