Date: June 15-17, 2017
Location: University of Agder, Norway
The world has been coming to China in an increasing rate since the days of Deng Xiaoping and the opening of the country’s doors in 1978. Since then, China’s rise to economic and political power has been nothing less than historic. China’s rise has corresponded with its global ambitions. It hosted the Olympic Games in 2008 and organized the 2010 World Expo. China is the most populous nation in the world, the second largest economy in purchasing power terms, third largest trader, and gaining ground in foreign direct investments and M&A, and international resource acquisitions. The development of the Chinese MNC is a new feature of globalization, one that will undoubtedly change the geopolitical landscape. The China Goes Global research initiative investigates some emerging questions related to China’s globalization: Why do Chinese firms internationalize, how do they do so, and what is the impact of Chinese firms and institutions internationalization on other nations?
Until now, there are only a few publications focusing on the expansion and activities of Chinese firms abroad. With the China Goes Global (TM), initiative, Jacobs University, Rollins College, Harvard University and Georgia Tech (CIBER) conduct a collaborative research program to analyze the structure and the inherent problems of this topic, and to give answers to these questions from a variety of stakeholder perspectives – corporate, governmental and non-governmental decision makers as well as researchers.
The conference was held for the first time in 2007 at Rollins College. Between 2008 and 2012 the conferences were hosted by the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, in partnership with the Rollins College, College of Professional Studies and the China Center of Rollins College, the Jacobs University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). In 2013 the conference was held at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. In 2014 it was held in Shanghai, Shanghai Jiaotong University. The 2015 conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia/USA at Georgia Tech. The 10th anniversary was celebrated in Macerata, Italy.
*David Zweig (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983, Harvard Post-doc, 1984-85) is Chair Professor of Social Science, and Director of the Center on China’s Transnational Relations at HKUST. His research interests include China’s “resource diplomacy,” China’s human resources and talent, Chinese politics and political economy, Sino-American relations, and Hong Kong Politics. His research grants include “Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony” (Research Grants Council of HK (RGC), 2010–13), “Hong Kong People on the Mainland: A Force for Integration?” (Central Policy Unit, HK Government, 2007–09), and most recently, “Coming Home: Reverse Migration of Entrepreneurs and Academics in India and Turkey in Light of the Chinese Experience,” RGC (HK), 2015-17.
He won the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, RGC of Hong Kong in 2013-2014. His most influential book is Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages (Cornell University Press, 2002), while has just completed editing a new book, Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, which is coming out in paperback from Routledge in December 2016. He is currently working on a book on reverse migration of highly skilled talent to China.
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