The Fourth International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

 

The Fourth International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business

 

In order to promote phenomenon-driven and context based study on management and marketing research in the business world, the Center of Business Anthropology at Tianjin Finance and Economics University, the Business School at Tianjin Finance and Economics University, and the Advanced Research College of Applied Anthropology will host “The Fourth International Conference on Applications of Anthropology in Business” to be held between May 21-25, 2015 in Tianjin. The conference will be sponsored by the School of Business, Continues Education College, and the Center of Business Anthropology, Tianjin Finance and Economics University. Prior to the conference, there will be a three-day workshop on ethnographic and qualitative research methods in business studies by worldwide famous Business Professor Dr. Russ Belk to be held at Tianjin Finance and Economics University.

 

The Conference will be co-sponsored by the Institute of Business Anthropology, Shantou University, and the North America Business Press (more co-sponsors will be added). The conference would like to accept papers from scholars all over the world, who are interested in the anthropological study of business theories and practices. Please submit your paper proposals to the conference by email: Luzhengying@tjufe.edu.cn, landy1978@126.com, and gtian@stu.edu.cn, the deadline for proposal is due on Jan. 30, 2015. The acceptance notice of paper proposal will be issued by March 15, 2015.  The full paper is due on April 30, 2015.

 

 

The themes/topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Anthropological study of contextual management and marketing phenomena and cultural issues in the business environment
  2. Ethnographic methods and applications in business studies
  3. Business Ethnography Vs. Traditional Ethnography
  4. Anthropological study of organizational and strategic behavior
  5. Anthropological study of consumer behavior,branding, advertising and marketing communication strategies
  6. Anthropological study of cross-cultural business communications and practices
  7. Anthropological study of product design and development
  8. Anthropological study of international business strategies
  9. The applications of anthropology in business education
  10. Anthropological study of organizational development and change
  11. Anthropological study of entrepreneurships

 

The Academic Committee of the Conference consists of the following scholars:

 

Dr. Russell Belk, Chair (Confirmed)

Professor LI Weian Chair (Confirmed)

Professor YU Li, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Alf Walle, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dominique Desjeux, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Zhou Daming, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. TIAN Guang, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. ZHANG Jijiao, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. GUO Yi, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. LUO Kanglong, Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. PENG Zhenyin, Co-Chair (Confirmed)


The Organizational Committee of the Conference consists of the following scholars:

 

Professor LI Weian, Chair (President of Tianjin Finance and Economics University)

Professor PENG Zhenyin, Co-Chair

Professor Tian Guang, Co-Chair (General Secretary for the Conference)

Professor LU Zhenyin, Co-Chair (Associate General Secretary for the Conference)

 

Qualified conference papers will be published in the following double bland peer-reviewed academic journals in addition to the conference proceedings (EI indexed service is confirmed):

 

Special Issues on Business Anthropology, the Anthropologist (SSCI indexed)

Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Cabell Directory listed

American Journal of Management, Cabell Directory listed

Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Cabell Directory listed

Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, Cabell Directory listed

International Journal of Business Anthropology, Cabell Directory listed

International Journal of China Marketing, Cabell Directory listed

Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Cabell Directory listed

 

The format of the paper:

 

GENERAL FORMAT SETUP:

 

Produced in MS-Word 95 or greater (or equivalent), please no pdf.

1 inch margins on all sides

8.5” x 11” paper size, not A4

Single spacing, from beginning of document

One space after all punctuation

Times New Roman, 12 pt. font

Full justification except where noted

Do not page number

Do not use footnotes or endnotes. If necessary, manually number using superscript and list numbered notes after body of paper and before references.

Paragraphs should be continuous, no line spaces between paragraphs, with a 1/4 inch indentation at each new paragraph no landscape oriented pages or color graphs please.

 

Article title should appear at 2.5 inches (8 hard returns) from top: title should be centered, bold, 14 pt font, Times New Roman. Each author, with affiliation, should be centered below title, with space between first author and title, and each subsequent author/affiliation, 12 pt font, bold, Times New Roman.

After the last author’s affiliation, hard return 4 times and place an abstract of no more than 100 words. Abstract is in italics, 12 pt font, with no indentation.

 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ACCURACY. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY! FINAL MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE SCHOLARLY WRITTEN AND WITHOUT ERROR.

 

**MAILING INFORMATION**

Following the REFERENCE section in the final formatted paper, please include the name, address and phone number OF THE CONTACT AUTHOR where your complimentary journal(s) should be mailed. If this information is not included, the delivery of your journal(s) will be delayed.

 

GENERAL FORMAT SETUP:

 

-Produced in MS-Word 95 or greater, please no pdf.

-1 inch margins on all sides

-8.5” x 11” paper size, not A4

-Single spacing, from beginning of document

-One space after all punctuation

-Times New Roman, 11 pt. font

-Full justification except where noted

-Do not number pages

-Do not use footnotes or endnotes. See details below.

-Paragraphs should be continuous, no line spaces between paragraphs, with a 1/4 inch indentation at each new paragraph, no landscape oriented pages please.

 

Article title should be 2.5 inches from top: title should be centered, bold, 14 pt font, Times New Roman. Each author, with affiliation, should be centered below title, with space between first author and title, and each subsequent author/affiliation, 12 pt font, bold, Times New Roman.

After the last author’s affiliation, hard return 4 times and place an abstract of no more than 100 words. Abstract is in italics, 11 pt font, with no indentation.

 

Scale Measurements in Marketing Research

 

Michael Johnson

University of Georgia

 

William Davis

 University of Oregon(enter)

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This is where the abstract would start…Do not use the word Abstract…Do not indent

Leave one space between the abstract and the body of the paper.

 

HEADINGS:

 

INTRODUCTION

 

First level headings should be bold, all caps, 11 pt Times New Roman, Left Justified with 1 line space above and below the heading.

 

Second Level Heading

Second level headings should be bold, 11 pt Times New Roman, Left Justified with one space above the heading, none below, using capitals as in a title.

 

Third Level Heading

Third level headings should be italic, 11 pt Times New Roman, Left Justified with one space above the heading, none below, using capitals as in a title.

 

TABLES and FIGURES:

 

They should be numbered consecutively within each category; thus, a paper might have a TABLE 1 and FIGURE 1. Each table and figure should be self contained and centered along with the headings being centered, all capital letters, bold, 11 pt font, and appear in the body of the paper in its appropriate location (See Table 1). Excessive tables, figures and raw data are discouraged. They should directly aid in the reading of the article. If needed, but cumbersome, they should be included in an appendix. If an Appendix is included, it should appear after the references. No landscape oriented pages if possible please.

 

TABLE 1

SIGNIFICANT VARIABLES FROM THE REGRESSION ANALYSIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIGURE 1

UNDER 5 MORTALITY RATES FOR SELECTED AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

 

 

EQUATIONS:

 

They should be left justified and numbered. Numbers should appear in parentheses and be right justified (set tab at 6.5 inches). See example below.

                                               (1)

ENDNOTES:

 

Only use if necessary. They should be manually numbered using superscript and then listed after the body of the paper and before the references in 10 pt font.

 

ENDNOTES

 

  1. Endnote appears here

 

CITATIONS:

 

Every citation in an article should provide specific information in the order specified by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA): The acceptable citation style is (Alan, 1981) coming at the final point of the paraphrased citation, or (Davis, et.al., 1999, p.116) coming after a quote.

 

References should include the author's last name, first initial, middle initial (year of publication in parentheses). Title of article. Name of Publication – italics, volume number, both beginning and ending pages of the article. Left Justify, with hanging indent, all lines of referencing, with no space between references. See examples below. If there is any confusion or you have an uncommon citation, please refer to the manual of the American Psychological Association.

 

REFERENCES

 

Alan, B.P. (1981). Management directed buyouts. Journal of Management, 27, (3), 23-34.

Bank, R. L. & Wheelwright, S. C. (1983). Operation versus strategy: Trading tomorrow for today, NewYork: John Wiley.

Davis, M.R., Jones, L.K. & English, C.P. (1999). Directing LBO’s in aviation firms. Journal of Strategic Policy, 41, Fall, 113-127.

Johnson, B. (1993). Principles of banking, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT and PERMISSIONS:

 

By accepting publication into the journal listed in above it implies that the Journal has copyright assignment from the authors, and the accepted articles have not appeared or been accepted for publication elsewhere. There is generally no objection, however, to having articles that appear in the journal reprinted in other publications at a later date, if appropriate permission is requested. The Journal has been copyright protected.

 

FINAL TRANSMISSION OF FORMATTED ARTICLE:

 

Once appropriate changes have been made, you need email an attached version of the final formatted manuscript to Luzhengying@tjufe.edu.cn,  landy1978@126.com,  and gtian@stu.edu.cn. Please make sure the contact author’s mailing information and telephone numbers are included in the final formatted paper below REFERENCES so that the complimentary journal(s) can be mailed.

 

Note: THE AUTHORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ACCURACY. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!!!

 

 

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