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Future events



Knowledge Synthesis Researchers Network (II)


·           During 2019-2020, I plan to host several talks with students and faculty in b-school PhD programs that focus on knowledge integration.



Research Incentives (III)


·           At AOM 2019, a workshop proposal is under review to discuss the possibility to create a management meta-framework that can serve as a map/navigation to integrate disperse theories and evidence in explaining/predicting the Peaks matrix.



B-School Incentives (III)


·           In summer 2020, I plan to gather b-school administrators, b-school accreditation leaders, and university provosts who are responsible for interdisciplinary studies and/or social impact. Discussions will focus on whether and how the ideas generated from the above outreach events can be adapted and extended into actual university/b-school/accreditation practices.



Please also see Timeline for a more general picture of plans.


Past events





The Big Picture of GoPeaks for Consulting and B-Schools



·           During spring 2018, I presented the core ideas of GoPeaks to some leaders in the consulting industry and b-school accreditation such as Dominic Barton (McKinsey Co.) and Tom Robinson (AACSB International) on the big picture of GoPeaks business ecosystem (PDF).



Networking for Senior Executives on Analytics-based Decision Making (II)


·           With Mikael Hagstroem (then Partner/COO at McKinsey Analytics), Jennifer Roberts (then Charlotte Mayor), and Mirsad Hadzikadic (Director of Data Science Initiative and Founding Dean of College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte), I hosted a Charlotte City Club “Big Thinkers” Forum on September 6, 2017, on how to form an industry-university-government community to promote resource exchanges on analytics. I presented a proposed knowledge navigation system integrating science and practice. The event was attended by 90+ invited big thinkers/leaders in education, private, and public sectors in the Charlotte region.



Knowledge Synthesis Researchers Network (I)





·           With George Banks, I organized a presenter symposium on “Science-practice interface: Meta-analyzing theories for performance implications” on August 8, 2017, in Atlanta, George. Three distinct research teams presented their meta-analytical reviews on topics at individual, corporate, and international levels, all of which included a performance measure as the dependent variable to generate prescriptive values. The teams also exchanged ideas on frontier techniques of meta-analysis. For instance, James Field presented the data portal of Marc van Essen presented new techniques of meta-analysis based on partial correlations. The purpose of this symposium was to start a network of meta-analysis researchers for prescriptive research.



Research Incentives (II)




·           With Michael Hitt, I co-organized a 2017 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Time is ripe for knowledge synthesis: (Re)inventing technologies, outlets, and incentives” with four other former Academy presidents, Denise Rousseau, Jim Walsh, Susan Jackson, and Duane Ireland on August 6, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. The panel discussed ideas to encourage knowledge integration as a new agenda for management studies and how it can complement the existing scientific journal-centric system. In the panel, I presented a Concept Demo for a GoPeaks digital system. Here is a summary note (with Hitt and Rousseau) about the discussion at the meeting.



Networking for Senior Executives on Analytics-based Decision Making (I)



Image result for The Analytics Frontiers Conference


·           With Mikael Hagstroem (then Partner/COO at McKinsey Analytics), I co-hosted a breakout session on “Business strategy analytics: Integrating reason and data” at The Analytics Frontiers Conference on March 29, 2017, in Charlotte. I presented two research proposals on integrating scientific knowledge synthesis and big data resources from the workplace. The session was attended by 300+ participants interested in data analytics-based strategy making. Here is our presentation PPT.



Research Incentives (I)



·           I organized and chaired the 2016 Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Creating a more reliable and cumulative knowledge ecosystem: Meeting senior editors of five leading journals” on August 6, 2016, in Anaheim, California, with Arun Rai (Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly), Kris Byron (Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review), Christopher Marquis (Associate Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly), Gilad Chen (Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology), and John Cantwell (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies). The panel discussed various ideas on the presentations and editorial policies so that knowledge is more accessible and accumulative.



B-School Incentives (II)



·           With Henry Mintzberg, Peter Lorange, William Glick, and JC Spender I hosted the 2015 Academy of Management Panel Symposium on “Designing the future business schools”. Attended by 200+ Academy of Management members, this panel discussed ideas to reform the incentive systems of business schools towards a better integration between science and practice.



B-School Incentives (I)



·           With Charles McMillan, I contributed a paper entitled “Business schools in a changing global world: Who creates best practice and knowledge management?” to the Inaugural EFMD Conference on Higher Education and Research on February 14, 2012, at Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, Switzerland. EFMD is a major accreditation agency for business schools worldwide.


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