Call for Proposals

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Competing and Cooperating in and for China

The Strategic Management Society is pleased to announce a special conference in Guangzhou, China. This special conference will provide a platform to bring strategy, management and business scholars and practitioners together to discuss and develop strategies for how local and foreign firms can compete and cooperate within China and within the international market.

Foreign and multinational corporations entering and operating in China have shifted their principal strategies to respond to the ever-changing competitive and regulatory environment. These new strategies have resulted in a status shift, where these companies are no longer merely "foreign investors"; they have become "strategic insiders" who view their large-scale Chinese operations as key to their overall corporate success. Many of these firms realize that China's growing economy provides numerous win-win opportunities through cooperation with the local business community. At the same time, China is becoming an extremely competitive market for most deregulated sectors and consumer products, forcing foreign companies to fiercely compete against local companies that are more cost effective and faster in product development.

In short, China offers a complex platform to present, discuss and develop strategies that will guide how local and foreign corporations cooperate and compete within China’s dynamic market. The aim of this conference is not only to unveil winning strategies in competition, cooperation and co-opetition, but also to identify what is good for China.

To this end, we invite proposals that focus on the forces, conditions, processes and outcomes of new strategic management models that address competition, cooperation and co-opetition in and for China.

Submission Guidelines And Requirements

Invited are proposals (5-7 pages, for paper and panel sessions) relating to the conference theme. Only original, unpublished work is sought. Deadline for submission of proposals: June 1, 2012

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