China Innovation and Global Integration:

Silicon Valley and Beyond

The 2nd Annual China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) International Conference hosted by University of San Francisco in collaboration with Peking University, the Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations .

Date: May 17-19, 2017

Location: Beijing, China
Submission Deadline: January 25, 2017
Notice of Acceptance: February 25, 2017
Early Bird Registration: March 10, 2017
Conference Dates: May 17-19, 2017

Distinguished invited speakers will include, among others:

Paul Beamish, PhD - Professor, Canadian Research Chair in International Management at Ivey, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Dean of the Fellows of the Academy of International Business, Director of the International Business Institute, and Canada Research Chair in International Management. 

Rosalie Tung, PhD - Ming & Stella Wong Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University (Canada). 

Marshall Meyer, PhD - Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor of Management and Sociology Emeritus in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Member of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Member of the Center for East Asian Studies. 

Bruce McKern, PhD - Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Dr. Yadong Luo, PhD - Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair and Professor of Management at University of Miami. 

Invited speakers for the practitioner track of the conference will include executives from companies like IBM, Baidu, as well as venture capitalists and economic experts. 

Our list of invited speakers for both the academic and practitioner forums will be updated on our website as the are confirmed.  

Conference Website:

Conference Submission Form:


Brief Overview

We are excited to announce a conference that further bridges the scholar-practitioner gap. This conference brings together leading scholars as well as business and policy leaders to address emerging business opportunities in China’s rapidly changing technology industry.

We invite theoretical papers, empirical research, and case studies in the broad area of innovation as it relates to Chinese business. See the attached call for topics of particular interest and specific 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.

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) 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.

Additional Details in the Attached Call for Papers.

Please visit the website at for updates regarding key note and distinguished speakers.
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
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