*2nd CBSI International Conference on*

*China Innovation and Global Integration:*

*Silicon Valley and Beyond*


China Business Studies Initiative, University of San Francisco

School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University

Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of
Science and Technology of China

*Conference Local Organizer:*

World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations

*Date: May 17-19, 2017*

*Location: **Beijing, China*

*Submission Deadline: **January 25, 2017*

In 2015, China reported a 6.9 percent GDP growth, its lowest in 25 years.
The slowing growth of the world’s second-largest economy is a challenging
puzzle to solve for business leaders, policy makers, and scholars around
the world. With the two traditional forces of China’s economic growth
(low-cost labor force and heavy capital investment) losing steam, can
China’s economic miracle be sustained for the foreseeable future?  And if
so, how?

Innovation and entrepreneurship are viewed as the keys to boosting China’s
economic growth.   According to McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), China
needs innovation to generate a 2 to 3 percent increase in annual GDP in
order to maintain a 5.5 to 6.5 percent increase in annual GDP in the next
decade.  If this innovation is successfully implemented, it would be
responsible for contributing as much as $3 trillion to $5 trillion per year
to GDP by 2025.  These statistics are the reasons behind China’s recent
initiative of promoting “mass entrepreneurship and innovation by all” (
大众创业万众创新) as the national strategy for the economic restructuring of China,
a policy that echoes the “indigenous innovation” (自主创新) policy utilized in
the past to improve Chinese industry.

Further integration into the global economy is another key for China’s
growth.  Guided by the “Go Out Policy”, a strategy that promotes Chinese
investments abroad, China's outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI)
exceeded inbound foreign direct investment (IFDI) for the first time in
2014.  According to the Rhodium Group, Chinese firms invested a record
$15.7 billion in the USA in 2015, a 30% increase from last year, with
privately owned Chinese companies comprising 84% of total investments.
Additionally, China revealed its “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) strategy, which
aims to integrate geographically connected countries in Eurasia. The OBOR
strategy also aims to absorb China’s production overcapacity via the
land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB), as well as the oceangoing
“Maritime Silk Road” (MSR).

How will Chinese innovation and global integration change China and the
world? What are the opportunities and threats for organizations and
individuals, both inside and outside China? How should governments,
corporations, and global institutions respond in order to make China and
the rest of the world a better place for the next generation? These are the
questions concerning policy makers, business leaders and scholars.

In an effort to answer some of these questions, the China Business Studies
Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco launched its first
international conference focusing on Chinese multinationals in the USA in
2015. The conference provided a unique, interactive forum for practitioners
and researchers to discuss issues, share knowledge and insights, evaluate
the impacts of current policies, and set research agendas. Building upon
the success of the inaugural conference, we are pleased to announce the 2nd
CBSI international conference. We invite submissions of academic papers,
case studies, and practitioner perspectives.

Topics of special interest:

·         Innovation by Chinese multinationals inside & outside of China

·         Venture capital/angel investments from China & towards China

·         China’s “Mass entrepreneurship and innovation” strategy

·         China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy & global economy

·         Technology transfers and reverse knowledge transfer between
Chinese multinationals and the host country

·         M&A of Chinese firms in the foreign market: challenges and

·         Challenges of global integration: cultural, institutional,
regulatory and legal issues.

·         Image: managing skepticism toward China’s innovation

·         Politics: managing conflicts and relationships with local and
national governmental entities

·         Adapting managerial practices to the overseas market

·         Marketing Chinese brands across the globe

·         CSR philosophy and practices and community engagement performance
in Chinese multinationals

·         Human Resources: Recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining
overseas talent in Chinese multinationals

·         Cross-cultural differences between China and other parts of the

·         Organizational Behavior and innovation within the Chinese context

·         The social and psychological dynamics of Chinese entrepreneurship

·         Understanding individual and organizational constraints of
employee creativity in China

·         Chinese overseas investment in real estates & hotels and Chinese

·         Chinese innovation/integration in Global energy and
sustainability practices

·         Other related topics

These topics are examples, not restrictions; submissions on any topic that
relates directly to the theme of China Innovation & Global Integration are

Participation & Submission Guidelines:

We invite scholars, business leaders, policy makers, and other interested
individuals and organizations to join the conference as an interactive
forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss the issues concerning
Chinese Innovation & Global Integration.  We hold equal emphasis for both
academic and practical orientation.

For scholars, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to present
research, connect with practitioners, and identify questions concerning
practitioners. We invite submissions of both academic papers and case
studies. Case study submissions should include a 2~3-page abstract on case
triangle (Theory, Context and Business Situation, and Learning Objectives).
Participants with complete case studies and teaching notes will have the
opportunity to have their work recommended to publishers, such as Ivey
Publishing. Academic paper submission should include a 2~3-page extended
abstract with the following components (where applicable):

·         *Purpose *

·         *Design/methodology/approach *

·         *Findings *

·         *Research limitations/implications *

·         *Practical implications (every abstract is expected to include a
minimum of a half page of this component)*

·         *Originality/value *

Please follow the style guide of *Journal of International Business Studies
(JIBS)* for general formatting, as well as the providing of references.

For practitioners, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to present
concerns and questions on China Innovation & Global Integration, to share
the best practices, and to access knowledge found in academic research.
Practitioner submissions are encouraged, but not required, to follow the
standard academic format. (A brief one-page summary of questions, concerns,
and/or best practices should suffice.)

Best Paper Awards & Publication Opportunities:

All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings,
unless advised otherwise. The Best Paper Award will be presented to the
individual(s) judged by the conference committee at the end of the
conference. Authors who wish to have their papers considered for the best
paper award should submit full papers following the JIBS guidelines by the
submission date. The conference is partnering with an international journal
to compile a special issue reflecting the theme of the conference. The
author(s) of articles presented will be invited to submit their work to the
special issue. The author(s) of cases presented will be invited to have
their work submitted to Ivey Publishing.

*Important Dates:*

Submission Deadline:

January 25, 2017

Notice of Acceptance:

February 25, 2017

Early Bird Registration:

March 10, 2017

Conference Dates:

May 17-19, 2017

Contact Information

Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted to:

For additional information and questions, please visit the or email [log in to unmask]

Dr. Liang Wang

Assistant Professor
Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy
School of Management
University of San Francisco
China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) Executive Board member
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. 94117-1080
Email: [log in to unmask]

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