The paper submission deadline is upcoming _Friday 15 August_ for the 4th 
Copenhagen Conference on Outward Investment from Emerging Economies.

*_CfP: 4^th Copenhagen Conference on Outward Investment from Emerging 


*The 4^th 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 

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.

  * How do the institutional framework and the resource endowment of the
    home country influence the patterns and processes of organizational
    learning and capability building that enable investments abroad?
  * What are the dynamics of motives with which EMNCs invest abroad,
    which strategies do they pursue and which challenges do they face?
  *  From a co-evolutionary perspective, what are the dynamics of the
    interrelationship between institutional change and corporate
    strategy? How do EMNCs leverage their experience abroad to impact
    institutional development at home?
  * Are internationalization patterns and strategies of EMNCs
    qualitatively different from what we know from extant theories?
  * How do EMNCs leverage political and social ties at home to access
    and compete in foreign markets, especially developed country markets?
  * How are home economies affected by the internationalization of
    domestic firms? Should home countries pursue particular policies to
    accelerate or otherwise influence their OFDI?
  * How do EMNCs impact on different types of host economies? How are
    costs and benefits distributed? How are benefits captured? Which new
    policy challenges do they introduce?
  * How are EMNCs and OFDI affected by the lingering global stagnation –
    globally and regionally and at the level of countries, sectors and
  * Do EMNCs differ from developed-country MNCs in terms of corporate
    governance and corporate social responsibility?
  * How are companies from China and India in particular coming to
    internationalize their operations?
  * What distinguishes international investment strategies by
    state-owned and privately owned EMNCs? Is government ownership
    enabler or liability in internationalization?
  * Which are the roles of sovereign wealth funds?
  * How does EMNC behavior vary between different industries and why?
  * How does the rise of EMNCs influence global competition in different


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:15 August

Paper acceptance/rejection:    20 August

Registration & submission of final paper: 25 August

Conference:9-10 October

Submission & publication*

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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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