*** Extended deadline for abstract submission - September 15th, 2013 ***

International Conference “State Capitalism in the New Global Political Economy”

November 21th-24th, 2013
Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

You are invited to submit an abstract (up to 500 words) by September 15th, 2013 to the international conference of the HEI (Institut québécois des hautes études internationales) on “State Capitalism in the New Global Political Economy”.

State Capitalism could be characterized by a triple role of the state: the state as a “programmer” to guide economic activity, a “protector” to safeguard national economic interests and also a “producer” to create national wealth through state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The objectives of this conference are manifold: to examine characteristics of State Capitalism in the world economy, especially in some emerging countries, to assess its real impact on economic development, to identify its scope to other developing countries, and also to explore the major challenges that it poses to the liberal capitalist model in the world of free-markets. Although not exclusive, the main themes of the conference are:

             State Capitalism in the world: characteristics, impacts, similarities and differences
             New forms of state intervention in economic activities
             Governance and performance of SOEs
             Strategies and behaviors of SOEs in international markets
             Impact of foreign state investments on host countries
             Importance and influence of Sovereign Funds in the global economy
             Issues related to national economic security in the context of globalization
             Political, legal, diplomatic and administrative frameworks adopted by different countries to deal with foreign state investments
             Scope of State Capitalism in some emerging countries to other developing countries
             Challenges of State Capitalism to the liberal capitalist model.

The Conference will include keynote speaker sessions, roundtables, panels and presentations. For further information, please visit the official conference website:

Confirmed keynote speakers:
        Professor Jeffry Frieden (Department of Government, Harvard University)
        Professor Aldo Musacchio  (Harvard Business School)
        Ms. Clare Akamanzi (CEO, Rwanda Development Board)
        Hon. Pierre S. Pettigrew (Executive advisor at Deloitte and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada)

Key dates:
        September 15th, 2013: New deadline for abstract submission
        September 30th, 2013: Deadline for early bird registration and payment of fees
        October 30th, 2013: New deadline for full paper submission (if you want to have your paper included in the conference proceedings)

We look forward to welcoming you in Quebec City!

Professor Zhan Su

President of the scientific and organizing committee of the conference
Director of Stephen-A.-Jarislowsky Chair in International Business
Laval University, Quebec (Quebec), Canada G1V 0A6
Tel.: 1 418 656 2085. E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>