China Goes Global IXth Annual Conference,  October 1, 2, 3, 2014
On October 7, 2014, the International Monetary Fund announced that China had surpassed the United States as the world's largest economy, a distinction held by the US since 1873 when it overtook Great Britain. This global phenomenon is not well understood and is fraught with opportunities and challenges.  In 2012, China became 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. At the end of 2012, 16,000 Chinese investors had set up nearly 22,000 overseas enterprises in 179 countries and regions.  Despite the impressive growth in foreign direct investment flows from China, the stock of foreign investment held by Chinese investors, compared to the size of the Chinese economy and the size of the total world investment, is still relatively small. This means that the growth of outward foreign direct investment from China is likely to continue its turbo-charged acceleration.
Many questions arise with the rise of China and its transnational companies, both state-owned and private.  What are the motivations of Chinese state-owned enterprises? How are different firm configurations and industries internationalizing? What role will Chinese firms and government play in the future value-added chain of production and consumption? How will the rise of China affect bi-lateral and multi-lateral international relations? How will institutions evolve in response to changing governance, nationally and internationally?  The answers to these questions and others can be can be derived from different analytical frameworks deriving from various disciplines:  economics, international business, political science,   sociology and public policy.  Research is also sought from the various business disciplines: strategy, operations finance, marketing.  We invite multi-disciplinary outlooks and analyses of the globalization of China.
Three distinctive features of annual conference and, specifically, the forthcoming 9th annual conference of China goes Global need to be highlighted. First, the conference is developmental in nature and we invite collaboration, constructive feedback, panel discussions, and mentoring.  Best papers are also given the chance to be published in the International Journal of Emerging Markets<>, a scopus ranked journal by Emerald.  The conference will have both posters and competitive papers to accommodate papers with different levels of development.  Second, we have fun. In addition to insightful papers, the conference also includes a reception, a performance, and great people. For the review of CGA 2014 conference, including photo gallery, please see: Finally, the conference is always accented with world re-known keynoters from the academe and business.  For a list of previous keynoters, please see:
Topics that will be considered for inclusion (among others):

·         Testing the limits of Western-centric theories in the context of China's globalization

·         Development of new Chinese-centric and indigenous theories

·         The rise of the emerging markets multinationals

·         Comparison of China with other emerging markets

·         Chinese engagement in India, Asia, America, Australia, Latin America, and other regions

·         Impact of Chinese foreign direct investment

·         The role of government in shaping the "going out" policy and its impact of internationalization

·         Chinese state capitalism and alternative economic systems

·         Explanations of Chinese flows of people, goods, ideas and money

·         Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Chinese multinationals

·         Global supply chain/logistics issues

·         Managing and organizing Chinese companies/subsidiaries abroad

·         Culture, trust, reputation of Chinese multinationals

·         Innovation, techno-entrepreneurship, e-commerce, online development


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 April 15, 2015. 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. Selected papers will be published in an annual special issue of the International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald Publishing).
Important Dates
Deadline for submission: April 15, 2015
Paper acceptance/rejection: May 30, 2015
Revised paper submission: June 30, 2015
Registration Fee

Please note that all presenters and participants must register to attend the conference.
Student rate: $249 early bird ($299 regular)
Early bird registration due on June 30, 2015: $499
Regular registration due on August 15, 2015: $649
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
  Julian Chang, Tsinghua University
  Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Center for Design Thinking-D-Forge
  John R. McIntyre, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
  William-HUA Wang, Kedge Business School
  Wenxian Zhang, Rollins College

Program Committee

Yuan Ding, China Europe International Business School

Manochehr Dorraj, Taxes Christian University

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, France

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

Wei Yang, CEIBS Shanghai, China

Penelope Prime, Georgia State University, China Research Center

D.J. Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fei-Ling Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Han Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Francis Ulgado,  Georgia Institute of Technology

James Hoadley, Georgia Institute of Technology

John R. McIntyre
Professor of Management  and International Affairs
Executive Director
Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education& Research
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
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