Call for Papers | The 14th China Internationalization Forum

Source:Global DBA (Asia Track)Date:2020-02-13

In 2020, the 14th China Internationalization Forum, hosted by China Globalization Association (CGA), will be held at the Betty Business School in Vancouver, Canada. Jointly established by Harvard University ’s Kennedy School of Government, emlyon business school, Rollins University and Jacobs University, China Globalization Association (CGA) is one of the leading academic platforms for research and exchange on China’s globalization.

As one of the founders of CGA, emlyon business school paid close attention to the vital topic of "China’s globalization" as early as 2006 and is committed to building a bridge between the academic community and the private sector. Every year, the event attracts hundreds of top-notch scholars, business leaders, foreign ambassadors and international business experts.


  • 2018: Zhang, Alon, Lattemann China’s Belt and Road Initiative – Changing the Rules of Globalization; Palgrave
  • Book Review “China’s Belt Road Initiative” by Peter Buckley
  • Book Review “China’s Belt Road Initiative” by Saleh Shahriar
  • 2015: International Journal of Emerging Markets, Special Issue from the China Goes Global Conference Volume 10, Issue 2, April 2015.
  • 2014: International Journal of Emerging Markets, Special Issue from China Goes Global Conference 2012, Vol. 9, Issue 2
  • 2012: Gugler,Alon,Fetscherin (Eds.) Chinese International Investments | Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2012: Thunderbird International Business Review, Special Issue “Chinas Globalization”, Vol. 54, Issue 2
  • 2010: Ilan Alon, Julian Chang, Marc Fetscherin, Christoph Lattemann, John R. McIntyre China Rules – Globalization and Political Transformation; Palgrave, ISBN 978-0-230-57625-4
  • 2009: Chinese Management Studies, Special Issue “China Goes Global”, Vol. 3, Issue 1
  • 2008: Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, Palgrave, ISBN 978-0-230-51562-8

Hosted by China Globalization Association (CGA), the 13th China Internationalization Forum was held at Rollins College, which is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the southern United States.

Nearly 100 leading scholars, business leaders and international business experts from more than a dozen of countries witnessed the event and discussed a number of hotspot topics in political, business and academic communities, including China’s technology innovation strategy, the Belt and Road Initiative, the China-US relations and China's overseas investment. emlyon Global DBA participants were also invited to participate in this academic event and convey and share their cutting-edge findings.

emlyon Gloabl DBAer Ms. Connie WU shared her research
Group photo of emlyon Global DBAers attending the academic conference

As a guest speaker, Ms. Wu Chuanjuan from emlyon Global DBA 2018 intake shared her research, “Analyzing Complexity and Agility of Chinese EV Supply Chain”. Theoretically, she focused on the intersection of supply chain management, organizational behavior and new product development, that is, open collaboration. At the practical level, she studied the interplay between upstream and downstream partners in the supply chain during new product development process, representing co-creation, mutual benefit and win-win. Meanwhile, she stressed that institutional factors cannot be ignored, because government intervention, supply chain relations and trade wars all have a crucial impact on supply chain strategy. Her work revealed a better understanding on how China's electric vehicle supply chain supports the rapid development of the segment in a complex context.

emlyon Global DBA (Asia Track) has been specifically designed in response to a growing need of business leaders to challenge current business practice and devise new methods for progression in times of technological and geopolitical change, and increasing uncertainty.

By combining academically rigorous education with business practice, the program will enable participants to update their business knowledge and enhance their analytical and critical thinking capabilities through modules delivered across the globe.

The pogram also requires participants to produce a doctoral dissertation – an original piece of research focusing on solving core issues within their own industry or organization. With their career experience and their new academic learning, this dissertation will create real business impact and value.

Call for Papers

14 th China Goes Global Conference

August 05 – August 07, 2020 – Vancouver, Canada

Simon Fraser University

CfP (2020 call for papers)

The 14th Annual China Goes Global conference will be held at beautiful Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business, in Vancouver, Canada.

See video:

We encourage paper writers, panel presenters, book authors, professionals, representative of firms and PhD students studying China’s globalization to submit their work on our website (

The rise of China is nothing less than spectacular, lifting millions of people out of poverty, modernizing the economy, and building a world class infrastructure. At the same time, China has built a network of economic and political links via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and has developed plans to become a world leader in key technological areas, dubbed the Made in China 2025. At the same time, the emergence of China as an economic power has created uncertainties regarding global governance while its state-led development model has challenged orthodox thinking regarding the role of the state.

We seek to understand the globalization of China’s political economy through research from a multi-disciplinary (business, economics, politics, etc.), multi-method (qualitative/quantitative) and multi-level analyses (people, firms, industries, regions, global). Best papers from past conferences have been published as Special Issues and Edited Books in the past.

See, for example: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave, 2018)

Please submit your paper through our online submission system no later than March 2020. 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 paper submission: March 15, 2020

Paper acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2020

Revised paper submission: May 30, 2020

As in past years, several points of distinction will mark 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 and ranked by Scopus and ABS. Articles from past Special Issues have achieved a high number of downloads and citations. (see:

This year’s keynoters will be among the foremost experts in emerging markets.

Keynoters t.b.d.

We will utilize both an academic and a practitioner to keynote.  For a list of previous keynoters, see:

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 number of awards will be given to recognize excellent contributions, including best paper, best reviewer, and best PhD paper awards.
Conference Organizers

Ilan ALON, School of Business and Law, Universitetet i Agder, Norway

Julian CHANG, PwC China, Shanghai, China

Christoph LATTEMANN, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

John R. MCINTYRE, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Francesca SPIGARELLI, University of Macerata, Italy

William Hua WANG, emlyon business school, France & China

Wenxian ZHANG, Rollins College, USA (Conference Chair/Host)

Local Chairs
Daniel Shapiro –

Jing Li –

Local Attractions
There will be some local tours to internationalizing companies and/or institutions.Vancouver is a great tourist destination as well. See here for an introduction:

Call for Tracks [2020 Call for Track]

14th China Goes Global Conference –

We call on the past members of the Chinese Globalization Association (CGA) to join us as track chairs and propose new tracks in their particular fields of interest.

Track Chair Rights and Responsibilities

There might be co-chairs in each track. At least one of the co-chairs should be designated as the primary contact person, and should plan to attend the conference. The responsibilities of the track chairs will be to:

1.Suggest new tracks

2.Liaise with the program chair on all matters that concern CGG 2020

3.Promote the track submissions to ensure an adequate participation

4.Develop a list of potential reviewers for the track

5.Recommend best papers in the track

6.Chair a session in the track

Evaluation of Track proposals

Each proposal will be evaluated by the program committee. Decisions will be based on (a) the overall merit of the proposal, and (b) the significance of the topic to CGG.

Approved track chairs will benefit from a reduced registration fee (US380 dollars), together with a group of at least 4 presenters that he/she would recruit to the panel.


Track proposals should be e-mailed to Francesca Spigarelli as soon as possible, but no later than February 1, 2020. Notifications of acceptance or rejection of proposed tracks will be sent out in February 15th, 2020. Accepted tracks will be included in the call for papers.

We look forward to receiving your CGG 2020 track proposals!

Doctoral Consortium

PDF: 2020 Doctoral workshop

The 14th Annual China Goes Global conference will be held at beautiful Vancouver, Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business.

Within the pre-conference events, a Doctoral paper development program will be given to early-career researchers, with the purpose of helping them publish the ideas/papers in top peer-reviewed journals.

During the Doctoral Consortium, selected PhD candidates will have the opportunity to attend special speeches by academics and also discuss their work with professors and experts.

The following speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Other speakers will be invited.

To apply for the Doctoral Consortium, each PhD student needs to send a 2 pages proposal based on Pfaff’s Research Template ( where main points, contribution, literature, theory, preliminary results are presented.

Each 3 students will be assigned to 2 mentors for deeper discussion to improve their ideas, quality of research and scientific approach.

PhD candidates who wish to submit their request to join the Doctoral consortium are required to send to  – by March 15th – the 2 pages template.

Selected candidates will receive confirmation of their participation to the Doctoral Consortium by March 30th.

Indeed, Phd Students might also want to submit their papers to the main Conference at: