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<http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijoem>, 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: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/photos-from-past-conferences/. Finally, the conference is always accented with world re-known keynoters from the academe and business. For a list of previous keynoters, please see: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/past-conferences/previous-key-noters/ 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 Submission 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: http://www.chinagoesglobal.org/conference/paper-submission/ 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 800 W. Peachtree St., N.W., Atlanta, GA, 30308-0520 USA tel: 404 894 1463 H: 404 261 1231 Fax: 404 894 6625 email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> http://www.ciber.gatech.edu<http://www.ciber.gatech.edu/> ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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