Call for Paper

Call for Papers

10th China Goes Global Conference

July 26-28, 2016

Università di Macerata, Macerata, Italy

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The 10th Annual China goes Global© conference[1] will be held in Macerata, Italy, the birthplace of Mateo Ricci. We encourage paper writers, panel presenters, book authors, and PhD students researching China’s globalization to submit their work on our website ( A significant part of the world’s economy, trade, and investment regimes, China is a center of influence on geopolitics, world institutions, and global economic health. We seek to present research on the internationalization of China from multi-disciplinary perspectives, including political economy, business, sociology, the humanities and environmental studies. Previous conference attendees hailed from across the globe, mostly from the academy, but also from government, international institutions, and business sectors.

SIx special features will distinguish this year’s conference:

  • Special Issue: A special issue from the conference will be published by the International Journal of Emerging Markets, an Emerald journal that is indexed in Scopus and ranked by ABS (level 1). Articles from past Special Issues have achieved a high number of download and citation.
  • Keynoters: This year’s keynoters are among the foremost experts in emerging markets, including Professors Peter Buckley and Jean-Francois Hennart.
  • 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. A special pre-conference workshop on Methodologies and use of Data in Chinese studies will be offered as well.
  • Special Tracks: There are special tracks (see below)
  • Local Attractions: There will be some local tours to historical sites, wineries, and other attractions in the Marche region. The period of the conference also corresponds to the Opera season providing a cultural backdrop to an intellectually stimulating conference.
  • Awards: A number of best papers and reviewer awards will be given to recognize excellent contributions, including best paper award, best thematic award, best service award, best reviewer awards, best PhD paper submission award. The best paper awards will also confer on the recipients priority review to the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

As the premier conference in the field of China’s globalization, China Goes Global© will continue its decade-long effort to contribute to the discipline and to scholarly exchanges. While all topics on the study of Chinese globalization will be considered, we are planning tracks on the following topics:

  1. Globalization of Chinese capital, companies and people
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa: New dynamics, New synergies
  3. Health Care Systems Of China
  4. Negotiation, Language and Culture
  5. Impact of religion on Chinese globalization
  6. Education, University-Industry Partnerships and the Not-for-Profit sector
  7. Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship
  8. Upgrading of Capabilities, Technology and Strategic Assets
  9. China and Russia: towards a new strategic direction
  10. Chinese companies in Latin America
  11. The Role of Communication, Media and Public Relations
  12. Strategic HRM of Chinese MNCS
  13. Chinese investment in Europe
  14. China and energy policy
  15. The “One Belt, One Road” initiative

Special Tracks  (for more information, please contact the responsible Track Chairs)

Chinese organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa: New dynamics, New synergies (Lynette Louw;

A Comparison Among The Health Care Systems Of China, The European Union, And The United States (Francesco Farina;

New generations from a Chinese background. Negotiating belonging through language and culture (Eduardo Barberis; Valentina Pedone;

University-Industry Partnership, Cooperative Education and Entrepreneurship Education in China (Qiang Zha; and Guangfen Yan;

Upgrading processes of Chinese SMEs and development of industrial districts (Mario Biggeri; and Andrea Ferrannini

Microfounding the internationalization strategies of Chinese Multinational Enterprises: the role of individual characteristics of managers (Stefano Elia; Lucia Piscitello; Vittoria G. Scalera;

“Communication:” Chinese Companies Overseas: Challenges in Communication, Media and Public Relations (May Hongmei Gao;

Strategic HRM of Chinese MNCS (William Wei; Bruce Thomson;

Chinese investment in Europe: Implications for employment relations and industrial policies (Jan Drahokoupil;

Oceania and China (Peter Enderwick;

Food and Wine Trade with China: threats and opportunities for EU countries (Alessio Cavicchi;

Industrial Policy in East Asia: Challenges for China and for other Emerging Countries (Marco Di Tommaso;

The healthcare industry: challenges of globalization of Chinese firms, practices and medicine (Attilio Mucelli;

Towards a ‘third generation’ of empirical studies on Chinese outward FDI: How can we use existing data sources to better understand Chinese MNE activity? (Roberta Rabellotti; Marco Sanfilippo; Dylan Sutherland ;;;

Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 15, 2016. 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 conference.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2016
Paper acceptance/rejection: May 12016
Revised paper submission: June 1, 2016