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CALL FOR PAPERS
Transnational Corporations and China’s Economy: 
Challenges and Opportunities

Over the past several decades, China has actively implemented the reform and opening-up policy while maintaining the direction of its socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics. Although still listed among “emerging markets”, China has become one of the two biggest economies (U.S-China, known as G-2) in building a special position in the world economy. The initiation of Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area was proposed in Beijing APEC leaders meeting in 2014. With this background, an international conference on transnational corporations and China’s economy will be held in Chengdu – the southwest economic center in October 2015. This conference will be exploring the role and significance of the construction of Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area and governments as well as transnational corporations in the modern society, especially emerging economies, such as China. Based on modern theory and practice, the conference will discuss challenges and opportunities that China brings to Asia-Pacific economy as a result of its rapid integration into the world. The conference (forum) will provide a platform where enterprises, government and academic experts discuss the existing opportunities to perfect economic performance.

1.  Conference Organizations

The conference is sponsored by Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE). It is jointly hosted by School of International Business of SWUFE and Ottawa United Learning Academy, i.e. Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) in Canada. It is supported by School of Business of Central University of Finance and Economics, School of Economics and Management of Chongqing University, School of Business of Laval University in Canada and International Investment Research Center at Columbia University in the United States.

2. Proposed Topics for Submissions

The conference topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to the following. Please note that individuals who are not able to submit or present a paper but also welcome to register to attend the conference. 

  • Development and management of transnational corporations in China and other emerging economies 
  • Global development strategy and  mergers and acquisitions overseas
  • Globalization and economic development
  • Globalization of electronic commerce
  • Globalization of service industry 
  • International entrepreneurship and internationalization of small and medium sized enterprises
  • International marketing and human resources management
  • International trade and investment policy
  • R&D and Globalization of innovation management
  • Role of emerging markets in the global economy
  • Significance, function and effect of Asia-Pacific Free Trade Zone 
  • Social responsibility of transnational corporations and sustainable development
  • Transnational corporations and cross-cultural management
  • Transnational corporations, foreign investment and institutional innovation
  • Transnational corporations’ global supply chain management
  • World economic and financial research

3. Submission for Publication

  • Papers in both English and Chinese are admitted. If it is written in Chinese, the paper must contain an English title, abstract(about 150 words), key words, introduction of the authors (about 100 words for each) and detailed contact information(especially valid email). Paper needs to be written in English if the author wishes for an international publication, especially for recommending to SSCI-listed journals. For paper format, please see details at www.tnc-online.net/page/luntan/index.php.
  • All accepted papers will be published with Transnational Corporations Review in Canada, and will also be included in some important international index like SSCI-CPCI. Excellent English papers will be recommended by this conference to the SSCI-listed journals.

4. Registration

  • Conference registration: RMB 630 yuan per participant or US$120. This covers the conference material, activity, lunch/dinner, coffee and tea except transportation and accommodation (the conference secretariat encourages the potential participants to register as early as possible because of limited space) .
  • When applicable, for reviewing, editing and indexing papers for publishing, other charges might be requested in addition to the conference registration. Please contact the Secretariat of the Forum (Overseas) for more details

5. Important Dates

  • Paper Submission due: August 31, 2015 (Authors will be notified once the paper is reviewed and qualified).
  • Conference Dates: November, 6-8, 2015 (Friday to Sunday and register on November, 6).

Contact Information

To contact the conference secretariat in China, please write to Dr. Jian Lu at  lambert@swufe.edu.cn. For questions related to the paper submissions, please write to Prof. Jennifer Ma at tncr.special@gmail.com. Also the conference information can be found at http://sib.swufe.edu.cn/, www.tnc-online.net. The conference registration: sib.conf@swufe.edu.cn. For paper submissions, please send to sib.conf@swufe.edu.cn, info@tnc-online.org, tncr.special@gmail.com.

                    

 

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