Management and Organization Review Special Issue ‘Celebrating and Advancing the Scholarship of Kwok Leung
Michael Morris, Columbia University
(George) Zhen Xiong Chen, Australian National University
Lorna Doucet, Fudan University
Yaping Gong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Submission deadline for extended abstracts: December 14, 2015
This is a wide ranging call for papers addressing and extending Professor Kwok
Leung’s scholarship in cross- cultural research, psychology, and management (see
Interested authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of their paper
(5–8 pages) to Ms Stefanie McAdoo at Stefanie.email@example.com
The submission deadline for extended abstracts is December 14, 2015. Invitations
to present papers at a Special Paper Development Conference will be issued by
January 29, 2016.
The special paper development conference will be sponsored and hosted by Fudan
University School of Management, Shanghai, China. The conference will be held
June 11–14, 2016. Following the conference, the guest editors will invite
selected papers to be formally submitted to the MOR Special Issue for review. It
is expected that the Special Issue will be published on the second anniversary
of Professor Leung’s passing (MOR 13.3).
Kwok Leung Scholarship Legacy
Kwok Leung made many significant theoretical and methodological contributions to
cross-cultural research in psychology and management (Leung, Bhagat, Buchan,
Erez, & Gibson, 2005; Van de Vijver & Leung, 1997). He is regarded as a thought
leader in many areas of cross-cultural, social, and organizational psychology,
including distributive justice (Leung & Park, 1986), conflict resolution and
negotiation (Leung, 1987), harmony maintenance (Leung, Koch, & Lu, 2002),
pan-cultural structures of human values and beliefs (Leung & Bond, 2004),
Chinese personality (Cheung, Leung, Fan, Song, Zhang, & Zhang, 1996), and
creativity (Morris & Leung, 2010).
A central thread in his 30-year career is modeling how culture influences social
and organizational behaviors. His earliest empirical contributions tested the
model that differences in fairness judgments between individualist and
collectivist countries are carried by individual differences in personal values
on the dimension of idiocentrism-allocentrism (Leung & Bond, 1984; Triandis,
Leung, Villareal, & Clack, 1985). Later work found that country differences in
conflict resolution decisions were carried more by expectancies than valences
(Bond, Leung, & Schwartz, 1987; Leung, 1987), and by personal perceptions
(Morris, Leung, & Iyengar, 2004), prompting interest in schemas or implicit
theories that underlie cultural patterns. To explore how cultural patterns are
carried by social assumptions or norms, Kwok pioneered a model of the basic
dimensions of social axioms (Leung & Bond, 2004). His works on fairness judgment
and harmony offered exemplary illustrations of how emic and etic research
programs inform and stimulate each other (Leung, Brew, Zhang, & Zhang, 2011;
Morris, Leung, Ames, & Lickel, 1999). A culmination of this sustained inquiry
came in a recent conceptual paper (Leung & Morris, in press) that integrated
many of his insights by proposing the conditions, respectively, under which
values, schemas, and norms operate: Values play a more important role in
accounting for cultural differences in weak situations where fewer constraints
are perceived; schemas play a more important role when situational cues increase
their accessibility and relevance; and norms play a more important role when
social evaluation is salient. This special issue of MOR is dedicated to current
research that builds on, elaborates, and extends this stream of work. We welcome
manuscripts from a broad range of research areas (e.g., conflict and harmony,
negotiation, fairness judgment, leadership, cross-cultural management).
Bond, M. H., Leung, K., & Schwartz, S. 1992. Explaining choices in procedural
and distributive justice across cultures. International Journal of
Psychology, 27(2): 211–225.
Cheung, F. M., Leung, K., Fan, R. M., Song, W-Z., Zhang, J-X., & Zhang, J-P.
1996. Development of the Chinese personality assessment inventory. Journal
of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 27: 181–199.
Leung, K. 1987. Some determinants of reactions to procedural models for conflict
resolution: A cross-national study. Journal of Personality and Social
Psychology, 53: 898–908.
Leung, K., & Bond, M. H. 1984. The impact of cultural collectivism on reward
allocation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47:
Leung, K., & Bond, M. H. 2004. Social axioms: A model for social beliefs
in multicultural perspective. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
Leung, K., Brew, F. P., Zhang, Z. X., & Zhang, Y. 2011. Harmony and conflict: A
cross-cultural investigation in China and Australia. Journal of
Cross-Cultural Psychology 42(5): 795–816.
Leung, K., & Morris, M. W. In press. Values, schemas, and norms in the
culture-behavior nexus: A situated dynamics framework. Journal of
International Business Studies, doi:10.1057/jibs.2014.66
Leung, K., & Park, H. J. 1986. Effects of interactional goal on choice of
allocation rule: A cross-national study. Organizational Behavior and Human
Decision Processes, 37: 111–120.
Leung, K., Bhagat, R. S., Buchan, N. R., Erez, M., & Gibson, C. B. 2005. Culture
and international business: Recent advances and their implications for future
research. Journal of International Business Studies, 36: 357–378.
Leung, K., Koch, P. T., & Lu, L. 2002. A dualistic model of harmony and its
implications for conflict management in Asia. Asia Pacific Journal of
Management, 19: 201–220.
Morris, M. W., & Leung, K. 2010. Creativity east and west: Perspectives and
parallels. Management and Organization Review, 6(3): 313–327.
Morris, M. W., Leung, K., Iyengar, S. S. 2004. Person perception in the heat of
conflict: Negative trait attributions affect procedural preferences and account
for situational and cultural differences. Asian Journal of Social
Psychology, 7: 127–147.
Morris, M. W., Leung, K., Ames, D., & Lickel, B. 1999. Views from inside and
outside: Integrating emic and etic insights about culture and justice judgment.Academy of Management Review, 24: 781–796.
Triandis, H. C., Leung, K., Villareal, M. J., & Clack, F. I. 1985. Allocentric
versus idiocentric tendencies: Convergent and discriminant validation. Journal of Research in Personality, 19(4): 395–415.
Van de Vijver, F., & Leung, K. 1997. Methods and data analysis for
cross-cultural research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.