Dear colleagues,


I invite you to submit your papers to the 3rd Special Issue in 2018 of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) which is focused

on the Internationalization of Chinese firms into the western world. Guest editors of this issue are: Assistant Professor of International Business

Yi Wang at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark and Associate Professor of Innovation Management at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.


Call for Papers for Special Issue on: “The Internationalisation of Chinese Firms into the Western World”


Guest Editors Assistant Prof. Yi Wang, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ans Associate Prof. Dafnis N. Coudounaris, University of Tartu, Estonia. This special issue aims to investigate Chinese firms’ internationalisation into the western countries. Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/ international new ventures and other types of internationalisers, and also Chinese firms’ foreign direct investments, international joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestments are welcome. Papers can be conceptual or based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.


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

Business opportunities and impediments arising from changes in Chinese firms’ economic environment

Chinese firms’ export performance

Chinese firms’ export motives and barriers

Export promotion programs of China

Chinese exporters’ de-and re-internationalisation (foreign market exits and re-entries)

Psychic distance of internationalising Chinese firms

The impact of network relationships on Chinese firms’ internationalisation

Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in China

The impact of ownership change on Chinese firms’ internationalisation

Foreign direct investments by Chinese firms

International joint ventures in China

Mergers and acquisitions in China

Factors causing Chinese firms’ divestment decisions


Notes for Prospective Authors: Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper). All papers are refereed through a peer review process. All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 April, 2018

Notification to authors: 30 June, 2018

Final versions due by: 30 October,2018


IJEXPORTM will publish 4 issues in 2018 and onwards and each issue will consist of 4 papers plus the editorial. IJEXPORTM is a rigorous peer reviewed journal and the review process of each paper is based on 3 reviewers. The reason of having 3 reviewers is to improve the quality of papers and to have a majority decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the paper. Therefore, you have now another option in IB and export marketing to publish your paper. IJEXPORTM tries to enter SCOPUS and the emerging list of Web of Science. Meanwhile, USA list, Finnish list and Norwegian list have already accredited IJEXPORTM. Other lists will be very soon included this coming year.


Many thanks for sending your papers to IJEXPORTM for publication. Top scholars are ready to evaluate your papers.


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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Mob: +37258339575 or +35796572295

Editor in Chief of International Journal of Export Marketing      

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