China has become a powerful political and economic actor on the world stage. In parallel with the "global workshop" and the impact of the "made in China", the internationalization of Chinese companies has become another engine of economic growth. The globalization of Chinese MNCs, in the long run, will partially change the landscape of global business competition. In 2012, China has become one of the largest global investors, according to the joint statistic report by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange in China. Outward FDI amounted to USD 87.8 billion. As of the end d of 2012, 16,000 Chinese investors had set up nearly 22,000 overseas enterprises in 179 countries and regions.
In this context, we announce the eighth international conference examining China's globalization.  We seek multi-disciplinary approaches, which can include analyses of China's businesses, economic, social, legal environment, political systems, and ethical and social structures. Submission from other field from humanities (e.g. history) and social sciences (e.g. sociology) are welcome.
It is worth to highlight two distinguished features on the forthcoming conference. Firstly, it will be the first time that this conference to be organized in China! We strongly believe the forthcoming conference will be the great opportunity for you to have a deeper understanding on institutional, social and cultural aspects of Chinese economy. Secondly, thanks to the partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), and Kedge Business School (France), this conference will provide unique opportunity of dialogue between scholars, consultants and Chinese business leaders. In addition, company visit can be organized, according to the feedback of participants.

Topics that will be considered for inclusion (among others):

·         China-specific and existing theories to explain globalization of Chinese enterprises

·         Region specific topics: Chindia, China & Asia; Africa; Americas; Europe; Australia, and rest of BRICs; EU-China / USA-China trade and investment

·         China and political transformation, institutional change, and international organizations

·         Government procurement and negotiations with China

·         China's state capitalism and the crisis of Western liberal capitalism

·         Business-government relations in China's globalization

·         Chinese government policies and enterprise globalization

·         Chinas geopolitical role and policies towards acquisition of natural and strategic resources

·         Sovereign Wealth Funds and international capital movement

·         Impact of Chinese firms on global politics and economics

·         OFDI of Chinese companies in Europe/Asia/Americas/Africa/Australia/rest of BRICs

·         Trade policies and flows with Europe/Asia/Americas/Africa/Australia/ rest of BRICs

·         Role of ownership & corporate governance in globalization of Chinese companies

·         Managing and organizing in Chinese companies/subsidiaries abroad

·         China's globalization and corporate social responsibility

·         Product safety, environmental and labor issues, and Intellectual Property

·         Trust, reputation and culture in China-business relation
·         Innovation, techno-entrepreneurship, e-commerce, online development
·         Marketing and Chinese brands
·         China's human resources development; Chinese global entrepreneurs
·         China and globalization: historical perspectives
·         International public events (e.g. sports events) and the image of China
·         Psychology and sociology of China's globalization

We encourage completed papers but also accept works-in-progress papers and roundtable discussion proposals reflecting a range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the globalization of China and Chinese institutions, firms and people.
Submissions must be done online:
Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed for consideration in the conference. Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 25, 2014. 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 conference provides an ideal opportunity for scholars and practitioners, as well as Ph.D. students to share and discuss their most recent high-quality work with other experts in this research field. Depending on the quantity and quality of accepted papers, an edited book or special issue in a journal are planned.

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: March 25, 2014
Paper acceptance/rejection: May 15, 2014
Revised paper submission: June 15, 2014

Registration Fee
Please note that all presenters and participants must register to attend the conference.

Early bird registration fee (due on June 15, 2014): $499
Regular registration fee (due on July 15, 2014): $649
Student rate: $ 249 early bird ($299 regular)

The registration fee includes one-year CGA membership, reception, and conference dinner. Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

Organizing Committee
  Ilan Alon, Rollins College and Harvard University
  Julian Chang, Ash Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Center for Design Thinking-D-Forge
  John R. McIntyre, Georgia Tech CIBER/Georgia Institute of Technology
  William-HUA Wang, Kedge Business School
  Wenxian Zhang, Rollins College

Program Committee

Tamar Almor, College of Management, Israel

Gayle Allard, IE Business School, Spain

Giovanni Balcet, Universita de Torino, Italy

Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China

Stehane Coude, Paris Dauphine University, Canada

Louise Curran, Toulouse Business School, France

Duncan Freeman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Gaston Fornes, ESIC, Spain

Hans Jansson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Erja Helena Kettunen-Matilainen, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland

Belen Lopez, ESIC Business and Marketing School, Spain

Duan Peijun, Central Party School, China

Pia Polsa, Hult University Shanghai, China

Andrea Pontiggia, Ca' Foscari University Venezia, Italy

Xavier Richet, University Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III), France

Margot Schüller, University of Hamburg/GIGA, Germany

Sten Söderman, Stockholm University, Sweden

Dylan Sutherland, Durham University, UK

Hinrich Voss, University of Leeds, UK

Ann Westenholz, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Huiyao Wang; Ash Center, USA

Wei Yang, CEIBS Shanghai, China

*The Chinese Globalization Association (CGA is a not-for-profit corporation with the aim to promote research on Chinese Globalization. The China Goes Global conference participants' from 2014 are automatically members of the CGA until October 2015). For more information, visit:

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