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The Open University of Hong Kong

Institute of International Business and Governance

2017 Annual Conference


The paper submission deadline has been extended to Oct 15, 2017

Competing in an Innovation-Driven Global Economy:

Institutions, Infrastructures, and Organization Design

Hong Kong, 13-14 December 2017


The Institute of International Business and Governance (IIBG) of The Open University of Hong Kong will organize the 2017 Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Competing in an Innovation-Driven Global Economy: Institutions, Infrastructures, and Organization Design’ on 13 and 14 December 2017.


Within the context of fierce global competition, the ability to innovate has become one of the key drivers of competitiveness for entrepreneurs, teams, organizations, industries, countries, as well as economies of all sizes. Because of this, the question of why, how, and under what conditions and circumstances that various types and forms of innovation can emerge and thrive has drawn considerable research attention from academic scholars. In addition, how infrastructures and organization structure and design may promote innovation has also been put under research spotlight.


We invite papers that respond to the theme and sub-themes of the conference. Conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers, using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies are welcome.

Conference participants are welcome to join the practitioners’ conference ‘Strengthening Innovation Capability for Global Competitiveness Conference’ to be held on 15 December 2017. 


Conference (13-15 December) Keynote Speakers:


Professor Joseph Cheng
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
College of Business
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


Professor Michael Hitt

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management

Mays Business School

Texas A&M University, USA


Professor Mario Kafouros

Professor of International Business and Innovation

Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds, UK


Professor Charles Snow
Professor Emeritus of Strategy & Organization
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University, USA


Accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings. A selection of full papers will be reviewed for consideration of publications in the special issue of Journal of Teaching in International Business or Journal of Organization Design, or an edited book. The deadline for submission of full papers is 15 Oct 2017. For more information, please refer to our conference website or email [log in to unmask].


Key Dates

Submission of Full Papers Deadline

15 Oct 2017

Early-bird Registration Ends

16 October 2017

Conference registration closing date

30 November 2017



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