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Internationalization Strategies of Chinese Firms - Innovation, Governance, and Institutions

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emerging Markets

Special issue of International Journal of Emerging Markets

China has become a powerful political and economical actor. In parallel with the “global workshop” and its impact of “made in China”, the internationalization of Chinese companies has become another engine of economic growth. The globalization of Chinese MNCs, in the long run, will partially change the landscape of global business competition.

In this context, we are editing a special issue with the International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM) examining the internationalization strategy of Chinese firms. We seek multi-disciplinary approaches, which can include analyses of China’s businesses, economic, social, legal and political systems, and ethical and social structures. 

Topics for inclusion (among others)

We welcome papers from all the major disciplines in business and management studies, including: strategy, international business, organizational behaviour and cross-cultural management, marketing, operations and decision sciences, finance and accounting, international trade and business economics.

Outward FDI (OFDI) and M&A
•    Macro and meso level analysis
•    State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), state capitalism
•    National strategy on the acquisition of strategic resources
•    Chinese OFDI in America/Europe/Asia/Australia/ect.
•    Host country risks (political, social, labor regulation etc.)
•    Other risk management
•    M&A management
•    Institutions, and their impact on OFDI

•    Ownership and corporate governance
•    Overseas R&D management, Open Innovation
•    Business Model Innovation in overseas market
•    Governance of foreign affiliates
•    Branding, marketing, sales and distribution management
•    Business development
•    Talent management
•    Cross-Cultural management
•    Chinese management style
•    Chinese expatriates, and their network


The deadline to submit final full paper for this special issue is 29 September 2013.


Submissions should be made via  Ensure you select the correct special issue from the drop-down menu.

The format of the papers must follow (IJoEM) author guidelines.


Authors are invited to participate the 3rd Strategic Management Forum, on the 23rd August, Shanghai, China, co-organised by Euromed Management/KEDGE Business School (France), Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), and co-organised by the China Center of Rollins College (USA).

Papers will be reviewed and discussed by special issue editors. While all submitted papers will go through the regular double-blind journal review process, we believe that a face-to-face encounter at such a special issue session will result in better papers. Participation in the above conference will not be a necessary condition for acceptance into the Special Issue, but we will strongly encourage all potential authors to attend the international forum.

All correspondence to

Dr. Hua WANG
Euromed Management / KEDGE Business School
Associate Professor, China Area Manager
Marseille, France
Tel. +33 (0) 491 827 302, +86 (0) 21 5230 1172
[email protected]

Prof. Giovanni BALCET
Torino University,
Department of Economics,
Lungodora Siena 100
10183 Torino
[email protected]

Dr. Xavier RICHET
Professor of Economics
Jean Monnet Chair
University Sorbonne Nouvelle, (Paris III)
13, rue Santeuil F
75005 Paris
Tel. (00 33) 1 43 29 38 27
Fax: (00 33) 1 43 37 10 01
[email protected]