Dear Colleagues



3rd Special Issue by International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) in 2018: ‘THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CHINESE FIRMS INTO THE WESTERN WORLD’ by Assistant Professor Dr Yi Wang at the University of Southern Denmark, and Associate Professor Dr Dafnis N. University at the University of Tartu

·         Yi Wang

Yi Wang

·         Dafnis N. Coudounaris

Dafnis N. Coudounaris

Goal: Aims and objectives: This special issue aims to investigate Chinese firms’ internationalization into the western countries. Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/international new ventures and other types of internationalizers, and also Chinese firms’ foreign direct investments, international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and divestments are welcome. They can be conceptual or based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) Business opportunities and impediments arising from changes in Chinese firms’ economic environment
2) Chinese firms’ export performance
3) Chinese firms’ export motives and barriers
4) Export promotion programs of China
5) Chinese exporters’ de- and re-internationalization (foreign market exits and re-entries)
6) Psychic distance of internationalizing Chinese firms
7) The impact of network relationships on Chinese firms’ internationalization
8) Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in China
9) The impact of ownership change on Chinese firms’ internationalization
10) Foreign direct investments by Chinese firms
11) International joint ventures in China
12) Mergers and acquisitions in China
13) Factors causing Chinese firms’ divestment decisions

Papers due by: 30th April 2018
Notification to authors: 30th June 2018
Final versions due by: 30th October 2018

Best regards


Dr Dafnis N. Coudounaris (Fellow EMAB, Board of Governors of GIKA, Editorial Review Board of JBR)

Associate Professor of Innovation Management

School of Economics and Business Administration

University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia

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Editor in Chief of International Journal of Export Marketing      

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