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International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets


Special Issue on: "China – The Emerging Market"

Guest Editors:
Mona Chung and Keith Abbott, Deakin University, Australia

Since its open-door and reform policies were enacted more than three decades ago, China has experienced significant and sustained economic growth to become the world’s second-largest economy. This relatively recent and rapid elevation has become emblematic for a number of developing countries that are seeking to follow the Chinese example, many of which are themselves beginning to emerge as significant players in global marketplaces.

The Chinese experience has certainly been occasioned by a variety of well-documented opportunities and challenges. Less investigated has been the historical interplay between national and regional economic policies, business and management practices, and the values, culture and expectations held towards work and its governance.

Hence the purpose of this special issue, which will look at these questions through a series of studies that investigate the historical and contemporary interplay of these indicators. To this end a series of empirical and conceptually based articles will be included, which in combination will offer a depiction and analysis of China’s developmental state credentials.

Such an appraisal should be of interest to policy makers seeking to understand the way various political, business and social factors have partaken of one another to facilitate Chinese economic development. It should also be of interest to policy makers seeking to replicate the Chinese experience. It should finally be of interest to business and management practitioners presently operating in China or who are seeking to establish operations in the country.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Social issues
    • Cross-cultural management
    • Cross-cultural marketing
    • Cross-cultural communications
    • Strategic management in a Chinese context
    • Expectations of work
    • Values held towards business, work and management
    • Historical changes in social values, culture and expectations of business, work and management
  • Policy issues
    • National policies relating to the regulation of business and labour
    • Regional policies
    • Ideological predilections held towards the regulation of work
    • Trade and investment policy targets and directions
    • Migration and local community policies
    • State-owned enterprises
    • Region and national focus of foreign direct investment
    • Historical evolution of national and regional policies relating to business, management, work and labour
  • Business and management issues
    • Outward and inward foreign direct investment
    • Economic performance
    • Business performance, domestic and foreign
    • Business management, domestic and foreign
    • Labour management, domestic and foreign
    • Organised labour
    • Historical evolution of business, management and work practices

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 January, 2016

Comments to authors: 30 May, 2016

Revised papers due: 30 August, 2016