Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Aug 10, 2012
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Now in the whole world, leaders of every level are facing great challenge from rapidly developed science and technology and keenly competitive society transition. Leadership training becomes very important to the development and reform of modern organizations like enterprises and governments. The modern leadership science, on the one hand need to solidify the research foundation and increase the strength of the theory research, on the other hand also should respond to the needs of the reality. What are any new developments on contemporary leadership theory? What kinds of leadership we need for the modern organization development? In practice, how to develop and evaluate leadership? What is leadership ethic in this innovation era? In fact, there are a lot of issues on leadership for us to explore.
For this, Shanghai Administration Institute and Shanghai Leadership Association will host a 3-day international academic conference on “Research Development of Leadership: Theory and Application” on Oct 19-21, 2012. We will invite experts, scholars and leaders in this field at home and from the United States, Britain, Germany, Russia and other countries to SAI to discuss the frontline theories and practice in leadership science.

Those who have relevant studies or have interest in leadership are welcomed to prepare articles and address in the conference. Young scholars and Ph.D candidate are also welcomed to participate in this conference.

Theme of the conference:
Research Development of Leadership: Theory and Application

a. Recent advances in contemporary leadership research
b. Theory and practice of leadership development
c. Leadership in public sector
d. Leadership ethic in the changing era
e. Leadership in crisis
f. Psychology of Leadership and leadership assessment
g. Leadership innovation and China's transformation of the mode of economic development
h. Leadership innovation and Innovation-drive & transition development in Shanghai

Papers are invited on any of or not limited to the above topics. Papers may be research-based or evidence-based, may deal with theory or practice, etc. If you wish to present a paper, please remember the following requirements:
•Papers should reflect the conference theme: Research Development of Leadership: Theory and Application
•The working languages of the conference are English and Chinese. The simultaneous interpreter is available.
•Important dates:
o Submission of Abstract (300 words) by: the end of July, 2012
o Conference Secretariat will send the confirmation notice and formal conference invitation letter to individual participant before Aug. 10th, 2012, if the paper were accepted by the conference.
•The full text of the paper with abstract must be submitted to SAI at litingyu@hotmail.com no later than Sept. 4th, 2012. Earlier submission would be appreciated.
•Papers submitted after this date will not be able to print out at the conference. Speakers are therefore urged to comply with this deadline.
•A conference paper consists of:
o Title of the paper
o Name(s) of author(s), including their Institution, city and country
o Abstract of approximately 300 words, summarizing the presentation
o Full text
o E-mail contact address
•Papers please reference APA format.

Conference Agenda:
Time: October 19-21, 2012
Oct 18---Arrival and Registration
Oct 19-20 --- Plenary Meeting
Oct 21 --- Field visit and Sightseeing


No.200, South HongCao Rd., Shanghai, China

Additional Information

Registration Fee: Other than international air tickets and hotel bills, all expenses during the conference will be borne by SAI.