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Call for Papers:SYSBS 2015 International Symposium on Frontier Theories in Management

Frontier Research on Emerging Markets and International Strategy

Guangzhou, December 19, 2015


The Sun Yat-Sen Business School is pleased to announce its 2015 annual international symposium on frontier theories in management in Guangzhou, China on December 19, 2015. This year’s theme focuses on emerging markets and international strategy, intending to provide a platform to bring together scholars, doctoral students in the fields of international business, cross-cultural management, global entrepreneurship and strategic management from China and beyond. English is the functional language of the symposium.

This conference seeks to create a scholarly forum for the study of international business issues relating to emerging markets that involve both the internationalization of EMEs and foreign MNEs competing in these markets. These issues are diverse, such as unique strategies and behaviors of emerging market MNEs, winning strategies by Western MNEs operating in foreign emerging markets, global co-opetition between Western MNEs and EMEs, competitive strengths and weaknesses of EMEs in international competition, business model innovation by emerging market MNEs, and adaptation of EMEs to the new global normal such as global connectivity and accelerated flows of trade, investment, finance, people and data, to name a few. We also encourage submissions that tackle the commonality and differences among emerging markets (e.g., common and disparate traits in institutional environment, varying motives and strategies in international expansion by EMEs from different emerging economies).

This conference is intended to attract papers or abstracts/proposals that will lead the discourse on some fresh or new perspectives on emerging market-related IB issues in general and on global strategy issues in particular. The conference should stretch our understanding of some new perspectives across multiple domains—international business, strategic management, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, cross-cultural management, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, human resources, and the like—and at multiple levels of analysis, such as country, industry, organization, and group. To this end, we invite papers or abstracts/proposals (2-3 pages) relating to the conference theme. Only original, unpublished work is sought.

The conference is featured with several world-renowned keynote speakers who are the authority in emerging market-related global strategy and international management. It will also recognize 2-3 best paper awards based on the quality of the paper submissions.

Please submit your papers or abstract/proposal via

Paper and abstract/proposal submission deadline: November 26, 2015
Author notification of accepted presentations: December 4, 2015
Conference registration deadline: December 6, 2015

More information about the conference please click here to download the PDF version.