Revisit: SEM versus QCA


Regression and SEM versus Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Taichung, Taiwan 28-31 Jul 2015 and JBR Special Issue; Deadline now 20 Jun

GEIM in partnership with Journal of Business Research Special Issue

2015 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Management (GEIM) Conference in partnership with Journal of Business Research Special Issue- Comparing MRA/SEM versus Fuzzy-set QCA Theory Creation, Data Analysis, and Findings

Submission Deadline: June 20th, 2015 Conference dates: July 28-31, 2015

The 2nd International Conference on Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Management (GEIM) in partnership with the special issue of Journal of Business Research (SSCI) will be held at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan on July 28-31, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “Comparing MRA/SEM versus Fuzzy set QCA theory creation, data analysis, and findings in studies in accounting, consumer research, finance, hospitality, organizational studies, marketing and strategic management.” Empirical and qualitative manuscripts addressing the special issue consideration regarding the topic “Fuzzy set QCA theory creation, data analysis, and findings” are welcome for the conference. Authors are encouraged to send manuscripts on those topics to the conference. The conference official website is:

The main events of the conference include includes pre-conference workshop on July 29 or August 1, conference on July 30-31 and Journal of Business Research Publication.

(1) Pre-Conference Workshop:

The Conference provides a pre-conference workshop program one-day 2-in-1 workshop in theory, data analysis and writing-for-publication by Professor Arch Woodside, Boston College. Professor Arch G. Woodside, Journal of Business Research, Editor-in-Chief. Arch has published 400+ articles in more than 40 SSCI journals in marketing, management, psychology, tourism, and evaluation research.

2. Workshop Topics:

2.1 Morning session: What the best researchers do? Theory-construction, research, writing, and publishing in scholarly journals.

2.2 Afternoon session: Doing research using algorithms-moving beyond multiple regression analysis and symmetric testing.

3. Context: Everyone needs coaching! The full-day training program will improve skills necessary for publishing in top journals. A hands-on program—send or bring your most current manuscript to the workshop trainer—Arch G. Woodside, Journal of Business Research, Editor-in-Chief. The full-day of training covers what to do and what not to do in your thinking, research, writing, submitting, and revising papers for academic journals and nitty-gritty useful steps. Each participant will receive a PDF copy of CASE STUDY RESEARCH: Theory, Methods and Practice by Arch G. Woodside, Emerald Publishing, 2008, 420 pages and the program workbook. The hands-on training includes the use of the software program and writing exercises in class (Each participant should bring her/his PC laptop to the workshop). Also, the workshop provides training in how to use quantitative and qualitative research methods beyond what is typically learned in Ph.D. research training.

(2) Conference

The first edition of GEIM received 72 papers from scholars from 8 countries. Feedback from the scholars and editors of international journals help the authors publish their papers. In July 2015, National Chung Hsing University welcomes researchers again, lecturers and scholars from all over the world, who join together to attend the 2nd GEIM Conference. The submission process is now open, details of which can be found on the submissions page of this website. The Conference will be organized in parallel sessions. In addition to paper presentation sessions, paper symposiums and plenary speech sessions by top international scholars, a keynote speech, and a meet-the-editor session on how to publish in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) by the journal’s editor, Professor Arch Woodside will be organized. Professor Arch G. Woodside will host a face-to-face session with the participants of the Conference. In this session, Arch will explain JBR’s mission, editorial process, recent submission trends, and other topics of interest for scholars looking to publish their work in the journal. The aim of the session is to help authors understand what it takes to be published in JBR, and why papers get rejected.

(3) Publication Opportunities

GEIM Conference offers the chance to publish in the Journal of Business Research with a special issue containing the best papers from the Conference. The JBR is the sponsoring journal of the Conference. Conference papers presented at the International Conference on 2nd Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Management will be considered for a special edition of the Journal of Business Research (SSCI). At least one co-author must present the paper at GEIM Conference of the National Chung Hsing University for the paper to be considered for the Journal of Business Research special issue. Conference acceptance does not guarantee inclusion in the special issue of Journal of Business Research. Afterwards, papers will be selected for the special issue of Journal of Business Research from the papers submitted to the 2015 GEIM Conference. Double blind reviewing will be used to select which papers will be included in the special issue of the Journal of Business Research.

Following is a time table of registration and review process for 2015 GEIM at Taichung, Taiwan:

Registration deadline: June 25, 2015
Workshop date: July 29, 2015 or August 1, 2015
Conference date: July 30-31, 2015
First revision announcement: August 1, 2015
First revision due: August 31, 2015
Submitted paper for reviewing: September 1-October 10, 2015
Final decision: October 15, 2015
Final revision paper due: November 15, 2015

(4) Paper submission

Admission to the conference is on the basis of full submitted papers. All workshop or conference submissions, reviewing and notification will be conducted electronically through e-mail. Please submit your manuscript in an MS WORD document, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-font. References and citations should follow the Journal of Business Research style. Please place all tables and figures at the end of the manuscript (following the references). The manuscripts title page should include the corresponding author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Names and contact information for other authors should be included on the cover page. Information identifying the submission authors should only be listed on the title page. Submissions will be evaluated by a double-blind review process. To participate in the workshop and conference does not guarantee acceptance of your manuscript submission. The deadline for full papers is June 20th, 2015. Please Submit full papers to the Conference Chair: Chih-Wen Wu, Department of Marketing, National Chung Hsing University, Email: