CfP: 4th Copenhagen Conference on Outward Investment from Emerging Economies
The 4th Copenhagen Conference on:
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
Submission of paper deadline: 15 August
Paper acceptance/rejection: 20 August
Registration & submission of final paper: 25 August
Conference: 9-10 October
Submission & publication
Please email your paper as an MS Word document to [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.
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 & Management
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Visit also the conference website: http://sf.cbs.dk/ofdi/conferences
Peter Gammeltoft, Department of International Economics & Management
Bersant Hobdari, Department of International Economics & Management
Otto Mønsted Foundation
International Economics & Management, CBS