Call for Papers

14th China goes Global Conference:

Globalization in the Age of Uncertainty

Simon Fraser University

Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies

Aug 5-7, 2020


The 14th Annual China goes GlobalTM (CGG is a registered trade mark of the
Chinese Globalization Association (CGA)) conference will be held at
beautiful Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business. 


We encourage paper writers, panel presenters, book authors, international
business professionals, representative of firms and government agencies, and
PhD students studying the globalization of China and its effects to submit
their work via the link below.


Submit your work:


The rise of China is nothing less than spectacular, lifting millions of
people out of poverty, modernizing the economy, and building a world class
infrastructure. At the same time, China has built a network of economic and
political links via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and has developed
plans to become a world leader in key technological areas, dubbed the Made
in China 2025. At the same time, the emergence of China as an economic power
has created uncertainties regarding global governance while its state-led
development model has challenged orthodox thinking regarding the role of the

We seek to understand the globalization of China's political economy through
research from a multi-disciplinary (business, economics, politics, etc.),
multi-method (qualitative/quantitative) and multi-level analyses (people,
firms, industries, regions, global).  Best papers from past conferences have
been published as Special Issues and Edited Books in the past. See, for
example: China's Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave, 2018)  


Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than
March 15, 2020. Papers should follow the author style and referencing guide
provided on the conference website. By submitting a paper, all authors also
agree to review up to 3 papers, and at least one author agrees to attend the

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2020

Paper acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2020

Revised paper submission: May 30, 2020


As in past years, several points of distinction will mark this year's


Publication Opportunities: Best papers from the conference will be invited
to submit to International Journal of Emerging Markets or Multinational
Business Review (both Emerald SSCI ranked journals).  


Paper Development Workshop: In conjunction with the journal publication
opportunities, there will be a special paper development workshop for the
papers deemed best in the conference.


Keynoters: This year's keynoters will be among the foremost experts in
emerging markets. Professors Farok Contractor and Mike Peng will our
academic keynoters (
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of previous keynoters, see:


Doctoral Consortium: a doctoral paper development program will be given to
early-career researchers, with the purpose of helping them publish the
ideas/papers in a top peer-reviewed journal. 


Local Attractions: There will be some local tours to internationalizing
companies and/or institutions.  Vancouver is a great tourist destination as
well. See here for an introduction:


Awards: A number of awards will be given to recognize excellent
contributions, including best paper, best reviewer, and best PhD paper

CGA Board Members: 

Ilan ALON, University of Agder, Norway (President)
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Julian CHANG, PwC China, Shanghai, China

Christoph LATTEMANN, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

John R. MCINTYRE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Francesca SPIGARELLI, University of Macerata, Italy

William Hua WANG, emlyon business school, France & China 

Wenxian ZHANG, Rollins College, USA 

Local Chairs:

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Jing LI  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] 


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