The 3rd Copenhagen Conference on:
Outward Investment from Emerging Economies
Date: 25-26 October 2012
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
This year’s conference welcomes all papers related to the broad conference theme, but particularly those related to innovation and global knowledge flows.
Multinational companies from emerging economies (EMNCs) are becoming major players in the globalized world economy and wield growing influence on economic dynamics in developed, emerging, and developing countries alike. Firms and governments in developed countries increasingly need to engage with the array of challenges and opportunities presented by emerging-economy multinationals seeking access to their markets and assets. Important impacts of outward direct investment from emerging economies (OFDI) will also be felt in developing host countries, where investments from emerging economies are becoming more and more significant. No less important will be the effects in the home countries of the outward investing firms themselves. The rise of outward investment from emerging and developing countries requires further scrutiny, both theoretically, empirically and methodologically.
While all papers related to the conference theme are welcome, this year’s conference particularly solicits papers with a focus on innovation-related aspects of outward investment from emerging economies, whether at micro, meso or macro level. Which roles are OFDI coming to play in the innovation processes of EMNCs, at strategic and operational levels? What are the implications for incumbents in developed countries, e.g. in terms of competitive and collaborative dynamics? What are the macroeconomic implications of asset-seeking investments, for both host and home economies?
The emergence of MNCs from emerging economies raises a wide range of challenges for theorists, business strategists, and policymakers alike. This year’s conference promotes ‘innovation’ as a special theme.
Submission of paper: 15 June
Paper acceptance/rejection: 29 June
Registration & submission of final paper: 17 September
Conference: 25-26 October
Please email your paper as an MS Word document to Bersant Hobdari ([log in to unmask]).
Accepted papers will be uploaded to an ‘electronic proceedings’ on the conference website. Arrangement will be made for the best papers to be published after the conference. The previous two conferences have produced special issues of Journal of International Management, European Journal of Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development.
The conference fee is EUR200. The fee covers meals, refreshments and conference materials. The concluding dinner is an optional extra.
For further information contact:
Department of International Economics and Management
Email: [log in to unmask]
Visit also the conference website: www.cbs.dk/ofdi
Peter Gammeltoft, Department of International Economics and Management
Bersant Hobdari, Department of International Economics and Management
Ming Hua Li, Department of International Economics and Management
Ari Kokko, Department of International Economics and Management, Denmark
Igor Filatotchev, City University of London, UK
Rajneesh Narula, University of Reading, UK
Klaus Meyer, University of Bath, UK
Andrea Goldstein, Global Relations, Investment Division, OECD
Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research, India
Niels Mygind, Department of International Economics and Management, Denmark
Kjeld-Erik Brødsgaard, Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University, US
Xiaobo Wu, Zhejiang University, China
Max von Zedtwitz, Peking University, China
Glauco Arbix, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The first and second conference
The first and second conferences produced special issues of Journal of International Management, European Management Journal, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development. For further information see the conference website.
Department of International Economics and Management, CBS
Asia Research Centre, CBS
The Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education and Research (FUHU)