Reminder, CfP: 4th Copenhagen Conference on Outward Investment from Emerging Economies

The 4th Copenhagen Conference on:


‘Emerging Multinationals’:
Outward Investment from Emerging Economies



Date: 9-10 October 2014


Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


This year’s conference welcomes all papers related to the broad conference theme of outward investment from emerging economies. In addition, the conference particularly invites papers related to home country effects.


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.


All papers related to the broad conference theme are welcome. In addition, this year’s conference particularly solicits papers with a focus on home country-related aspects of outward investment from emerging economies. There are significant opportunities for improving our understanding of how home country environments affect processes and outcomes that drive EMNCs, and thus to advance theories of the multinational enterprise. Consequently, we invite empirical and theoretical work addressing these complex relationships between various forms of home country environmental heterogeneities and EMNCs.


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 ‘home country effects’ as a special but not exclusive theme.


Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University

Ari Kokko, Copenhagen Business School

Peter Ping Li, Copenhagen Business School

Rajneesh Narula, University of Reading

Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University

Max von Zedtwitz, Peking University


Important dates

Submission of paper deadline:                                      13 June

Paper acceptance/rejection:                                         27 June

Registration & submission of final paper:         1 September

Conference:                                                            9-10 October

Submission & publication

Please email your paper as an MS Word document to Helle-Merete Hagedorn, [log in to unmask].


Accepted papers will be uploaded to an ‘electronic proceedings’ on the conference website.


As part of the conference, post-conference publications opportunities of submitted papers will be explored.


The previous conferences have produced special issues of Journal of International Management, International Journal of Technology Management, European Journal of Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development.

Conference fee

The conference fee is EUR200. The fee covers meals, refreshments and conference materials. The concluding dinner is an optional extra.

Further information

For further information contact:


Peter Gammeltoft

Department of International Economics & Management

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Organizing committee

Peter Gammeltoft, Department of International Economics & Management

Bersant Hobdari, Department of International Economics & Management



Otto Mønsted Foundation

Department of International Economics & Management, CBS

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