China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI), University of San Francisco, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peking University and Department of International Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology of China are inviting academic papers, case studies, and practitioner perspectives for the 2nd CBSI International Conference taking place in May 17-19, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Conference Theme: China Innovation and Global Integration: Silicon Valley and Beyond

Submission Deadline: January 25, 2017

Notice of Acceptance: February 25, 2017

Early Bird Registration: March 10, 2017

Topics of special interest:

  • Innovation by Chinese multinationals inside & outside of China
  • Venture capital/angel investments from China & towards China
  • China’s “Mass entrepreneurship and innovation” strategy
  • China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy & global economy
  • Technology transfers and reverse knowledge transfer between Chinese multinationals and the host country
  • M&A of Chinese firms in the foreign market: challenges and opportunities
  • Challenges of global integration: cultural, institutional, regulatory and legal issues.
  • Image: managing skepticism toward China’s innovation
  • Politics: managing conflicts and relationships with local and national governmental entities
  • Adapting managerial practices to the overseas market
  • Marketing Chinese brands across the globe
  • CSR philosophy and practices and community engagement performance in Chinese multinationals
  • Human Resources: Recruiting, developing, rewarding and retaining overseas talent in Chinese multinationals
  • Cross-cultural differences between China and other parts of the world
  • Organizational Behavior and innovation within the Chinese context
  • The social and psychological dynamics of Chinese entrepreneurship
  • Understanding individual and organizational constraints of employee creativity in China
  • Chinese overseas investment in real estates & hotels and Chinese tourists
  • Chinese innovation/integration in Global energy and sustainability practices
  • Other related topics Editor’s Note:  Submissions with international entrepreneurship themes are encouraged and welcome

Participation & Submission Guidelines:

For scholars, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to present research, connect with practitioners, and identify questions concerning practitioners. Case study submissions should include a 2~3-page abstract on case triangle (Theory, Context and Business Situation, and Learning Objectives). Participants with complete case studies and teaching notes will have the opportunity to have their work recommended to publishers, such as Ivey Publishing. Academic paper submissions should follow the style guide of Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) for general formatting and include a 2~3-page extended abstract with the following components (where applicable):

  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Research limitations/implications
  • Practical implications (every abstract is expected to include a minimum of a half page of this component)
  • Originality/value

For practitioners, the conference aims to provide an opportunity to present concerns and questions on China Innovation & Global Integration, to share the best practices, and to access knowledge found in academic research. Practitioner submissions are encouraged, but not required, to follow the standard academic format. (A brief one-page summary of questions, concerns, and/or best practices should suffice.)

Best Paper Awards & Publication Opportunities:

All accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings, unless advised otherwise. The Best Paper Award will be presented to the individual(s) judged by the conference committee at the end of the conference. Authors who wish to have their papers considered for the best paper award should submit full papers following the JIBS guidelines by the submission date. The conference is partnering with an international journal to compile a special issue reflecting the theme of the conference. The author(s) of articles presented will be invited to submit their work to the special issue. The author(s) of cases presented will be invited to have their work submitted to Ivey Publishing.

Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted to:

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