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Call for Papers

5th China Goes Global Conference

October 2-4, 2011

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA<>


China's present status in the world economy is already very impressive: The country is the world's most populous nation, biggest trader and recipient of inbound investment, and second largest economy (in GDP PPP) and third largest trader, and the largest recipient of foreign direct investment. China has 170 cities of over 1 million people, as well as 3 of the world's largest 20 cities: Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.  With over 800 million cell phone subscribers and the largest on-line population, China is also a major force in the introduction and diffusion of technology.

Not only a source for cheap labor, China is now a major market for consumer goods.  It buys over 12% of the world's luxury goods. It is a major player in world energy markets.  In the area of finance, Chinese banks are now among the world's largest in terms of market capitalization.  In addition, China has over two trillion dollars in foreign currency reserves.

While China has many economic achievements under its belt, it also suffers problems that can seriously hinder its development.  China fast economic growth is unbalanced and, perhaps, unsustainable. China's governance still lags behind on many indicators and the rule of law is weak. The Chinese Communist Party retains a tight grip on many activities, limiting human rights and civil liberties.  The environment is polluted and products coming out of China are unsafe for consumption.

In this context, we announce the fifth international research conference examining China's globalization.  We seek multi-disciplinary approaches, which can include analyses of China's businesses, economic environment, political systems and social structures.

Topics that will be considered for inclusion:
*     Outward Direct Investment (ODI) and internationalization of Chinese companies

*          Sovereign Wealth Funds and international capital movement
*     Chinese global competitiveness and export performance
*     International modes of entry of Chinese companies, including M&A, OEM, ODM, OBM, etc
*     The impact of Chinese firms on the global politics, economics and the environment
*     New models of globalization among Chinese companies and government entitites
*     Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility

*          State-owned enterprises and the role of state in the globalization of Chinese companies
*     Chinese firms performance in local and global markets
*     Political transformation, institutional change, and international organizations
*     Product safety, environmental and labor issues and green issues
*     China's policies towards acquisition of natural and strategic resources
*     Exchange Rate, foreign currency and the role of China in the global financial markets
*     China's new roles in a globalized world after the financial crisis
*     The impact of new information and communication technologies on the globalization of Chinese companies
*          Country of origin effect of Chinese brands, China's country image, and brand building
*          Techno-entrepreneurship, e-commerce, online development of China's globalization
*          Civic, political and economic freedoms roles in sustainable competitiveness of China
*          Sustainable growth, impact on ecology and natural environment
*          Impact of Chinese companies on innovation, clean technology, and patents

Submitted papers will be double blind reviewed for consideration in the conference. Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than 1. April, 2011. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree to review up to 3 papers.

The best papers from the conference will be recognized and considered for publication in a book volume or a special issue.

Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: April 1, 2011
Paper acceptance/rejection: July 1, 2011
Revised paper submission: August 15, 2011

Registration Fee

Please note that all presenters and participants must register to attend the conference. The early bird registration fee of USD 495 is due on July 15, 2011, and the regular registration fee of USD 595 is due on August 15, 2011. The registration fee includes refreshments, lunches, reception, and conference dinner. Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

Organizational Committee
Dr. Ilan Alon, Cornell Professor, Director Rollins China Center, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Dr. Julian Chang, Executive Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Ash Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Dr. Marc Fetscherin, Assistant Professor, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Dr. Christoph Lattemann, Assistant Professor of Corporate Governance & E-Commerce, University of Potsdam, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Dr. John R. McIntyre, Professor, Director of Georgia Tech CIBER, Georgia Institute of Technology

For more information, visit the conference website

Marc Fetscherin

Rollins College
Assistant Professor
Crummer Graduate School of Business
Department of International Business & Rollins China Center
1000 Holt Avenue - 2723
Winter Park, FL 32789
United States
phone: 407-691-1759
fax: 407-646-1566

Visiting Scholar
Harvard University
Ash Institute - Asia Program
79 John F. Kennedy Street - Box 130
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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