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 Current location:2014 Conference - CQ  
Transnational Corporations and Development in China:
Challenges and Opportunities  
Chongqing, China

July 7-8, 2014 (Monday – Tuesday)

Jointly Organized by

1.  Conference Overview

For over a generation, China has been implementing daring reforms and advancing firmly towards a modern market economy (mixed economy) based on the aspirations of a growing middle class. While still nominally an “emerging market” of the East, it occupies a special place as a G-2 country since the onset of this Great Recession globally. As we all are in the same "Great Recession" boat of the global economy, this global-based conference at the center of the west-south of the Chinese nation focuses on collaborative and interactive roles of governments and transnational corporations in the social and economic development of modern China and emerging markets in general. In particular, China's rapid integration into the global economy under the new leadership has created tremendous and ill-understood opportunities for all the global economy and institutional stakeholders. Featuring top experts, this conference, jointly organized by the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) in Chongqing University (CQU) in China and Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) in Ottawa United Learning Academy (OULA) in Canada, offers a unique forum for business, government and academia leaders and analysts to discuss and practically assess the existing opportunities and how to optimally advance them in the near future. 

2. Special Advisors and Keynote Speakers (to be confirmed)

  • Dr. Xuhong Zhou,Chongqing University, China 
  • Professor Peter Phillips, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Professor Yingui Sun, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Others (under consideration)

3. Supporting Organizations (to be confirmed)

  • Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, Columbia University, USA
  • European Working Group on Transnational Corporations, Germany
  • Investment Analysis Center, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Others (under discussion)

4. Conference Themes

Although thecentral themeof the conferenceis “Transnational Corporations and Development in China: Challenges and Opportunities”, papers are invited on all areas of economics and management, such as:

  • Transnational corporations, foreign direct investment and institutional innovation
  • International capitalist and socialist economy
  • Insertionof theBRICS in the globaleconomicscenario
  • Economic development and technological changes
  • Sustainable development and environmental economics
  • Outward FDI, global strategy, and overseas merger & acquisition
  • Global marketing, HR and operation management
  • Cross-cultural management for TNCs
  • E-commerce in a global context
  • Globalization and agricultural development
  • Globalization of R&D and innovation management
  • Foreign investment theories and policies
  • Internationalization ofentrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Service industry’s globalization
  • Transnational business ethics and sustainability
  • Development and management in China
  • Global supply chain management (logistics, sourcing, purchasing, etc.)

5. Conference Publications 

All accepted papers will be published by the Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) in English and/or Chinese as a special collection, and requested for the relevant indexes, including Econlit, EBSCO, PreQuest, SSCI-CPCI. Excellent papers in English will be referred by the conference academic committee one or two issues with indexing in the SSCI-listed journals.

All papers should be submitted to the TNCR editorial office by email at tncr.special@gmail.com. For the submission details on paper format, please follow the “Author Guidelines” on TNCR’s website: www.tnc-online.net/page/guidelines/index.php.

Each paper should not exceed 15 pages or 5,000 words in English or Chinese (single spaced with 12pt font Times New Roman, including the paper, references, tables and graphs, etc.). A cover page should be included with the paper’s title, authors’ full name, affiliations and contact details, such as postal address, phone and effective email address. A short paragraph on the author(s) for about 150 words, along with a recent passport size photo, is also required.

If a paper submitted is in Chinese, an English title, abstract (about 150 words), keywords (5-7words), about the author (each for about 100 words), and detailed contact information in English are essentially required for publishing and indexing purposes.

6.  Important Dates

  • Paper submission: May 31, 2014
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: Upon to a paper received with a peer-review process
  • Conference dates: July 7-8, 2014 (Monday-Tuesday)

7. Conference Secretariat

  • Liu, Xing, Conference Chair, CQU, China
  • Long, Yong, Conference Acting Chair, CQU, China
  • Cheng, Ying, Conference Secretary, CQU, China 
  • Tang, Jianmin, Conference Adviser, Industry Canada 
  • Yuan, Gloria, Conference Publisher, OULA, Canada
  • Carlson, Carl, Communications Officer (in English)
  • Dang, Hugh, Conference Coordinator (Overseas)
  • Others (under discussion)

8. Conference Websites

  • For news or updates about the conference, please visit the websites at http://ceba.cqu.edu.cn, http://international.cqu.edu.cn and/or www.tnc-online.org, www.tnc-online.net
  • For the conference information with registrations, please contact: Dr. Ying Cheng at CQU, email:chengying@cqu.edu.cn, tncr2014@gmail.com
  • For paper submissions, please contact: Prof. Jennifer Ma at tncr.special@gmail.com, tncr2014@gmail.com

About SEBA, CQU and CQ

Founded in 1929, Chongqing University (CQU) is one of the key national universities affiliated to China’s Ministry of Education. It is also one of the National “Project 211 and 985” Universities supported by both central and local governments. Located in Chongqing, CQU is a significant cultural and educational center with major industry and commerce base in the Southwest China, as well as an important economic center on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Created in 1937, the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) is one of the influential business schools in the country. Its first president is Professor Yinchu Ma, a well-known economist and educator, graduated from Columbia University in the United States. SEBA has become a high-level management and economics training base in the Southwest China. It includes one national key discipline, Technical Economics and Management, three post-doctoral programs (business administration, management science, applied economics), and three doctoral level programs. Moreover, the School has seven professional training and eight undergraduate majors. SEBA is currently developing a National Social Science Innovation Base - Chinese Academy of Development Economics. Both CQU and SEBA are currently collaborating with a number of international partners for academic exchanges and institutional development.

Chongqing University, one of key national universities affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China Located in western China, Chongqingis surrounded by Daba Mountains (north), Wu Mountains (east), Wuling Mountains (southeast) and Dalou Mountains (south) Chongqing, formerly romanized as Chungking,a major city in central China and one of the five national central cities in China


Established in 2008, Transnational Corporations review (TNCR) is supported by the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment at Columbia University in the United States and the Investment Analysis Center at UNCTAD at Geneva. It is a scholarly journal dedicated to providing economic, policy, and business analysis of current issues related to transnational corporations, foreign direct investment, institutional innovation and international development. The journal emphasises on development in emerging economies, like China, India, and Brazil. As a modern journal in economics and management, TNCR is working with the reviewers, advisers, and authors for 22 countries mainly from North America, Europe and China. The journal is regularly indexed by ALJC, AMICUS, CrossRef, EBSCO, EconLit, RePEc, Scopus, SSRN, etc. Since its establishment, the TNCR Board has successfully collaborated with a number of partners for international conferences, such as 2007 in Ottawa with Nankai University and MOFCOM, 2010 in Xi’an with Northwest University, 2011 in Beijing with Central University of Finance and Economics, 2012 with Wuhan University, and 2013 with State University of Maringa in Brazil.



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