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International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management


Special Issue on: "Chinese Firms Go Global: Challenges and Opportunities"

Guest Editors:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain
Dr. William X. Wei, MacEwan School of Business, Canada

China is emerging as a global trader and global investor. With China’s accession to World Trade Organization (WTO), it has risen to the third largest trading economy (total trade over US$1.1 trillion) since 2004. China’s growing desire for overseas investment has also placed China as 17th in the world among outward investors in 2005 (World Investment Report 2006, UNCTAD). Along with this trend, Chinese firms such as China Mineral and Metal Corporation, Sinochem, Lenovo and Huawei Technology are completing global acquisition projects with the encouragement of Chinese government’s Going Global Strategy. However, it is imperative for Chinese TNCs to acquire skills and expertise to handle the changing management and governance of their operations abroad during their expansion process. Therefore, as far as the further development of Chinese domestic economy and Chinese firms’ strategy abroad are concerned, a number of questions are unsolved. This special issue addresses these questions, which include:

What are the regional and sectoral trends of Chinese ODI?
What are the ownership structure of Chinese firms' ODI?
What are the challenges and opportunities from Chinese firms' Going Global Strategy?
In what way does Chinese government policy affect Chinese firms' ODI?
What are the styles of management and governance of Chinese firms' overseas operation?

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Chinese ODI (Outward Direct Investment)
  • Internationalisation strategy of Chinese firms
  • Organizational culture and management of Chinese firms
  • Re-entry experience of Chinese managers
  • Foreign policy of China
  • Immigration and overseas Chinese
  • Environmental concerns and sustainable development

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 31 December 2007

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 April 2008

Notification to Authors: 15 May 2008

Final Versions Due: 10 July 2008