Monthly Archives: February 2014

imagesDate: 9-10 October 2014
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

This year’s conference welcomes all papers related to the broad conference theme of outward investment from emerging economies. In addition, the conference particularly invites papers related to home country effects but not exclusively.

• How do the institutional framework and the resource endowment of the home country influence the patterns and processes of organizational learning and capability building that enable investments abroad?
• What are the dynamics of motives with which EMNCs invest abroad, which strategies do they pursue and which challenges do they face?
• From a co-evolutionary perspective, what are the dynamics of the interrelationship between institutional change and corporate strategy? How do EMNCs leverage their experience abroad to impact institutional development at home?
• Are internationalization patterns and strategies of EMNCs qualitatively different from what we know from extant theories?
• How do EMNCs leverage political and social ties at home to access and compete in foreign markets, especially developed country markets?
• How are home economies affected by the internationalization of domestic firms? Should home countries pursue particular policies to accelerate or otherwise influence their OFDI?
• How do EMNCs impact on different types of host economies? How are costs and benefits distributed? How are benefits captured? Which new policy challenges do they introduce?
• How are EMNCs and OFDI affected by the lingering global stagnation – globally and regionally and at the level of countries, sectors and firms?
• Do EMNCs differ from developed-country MNCs in terms of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility?
• How are companies from China and India in particular coming to internationalize their operations?
• What distinguishes international investment strategies by state-owned and privately owned EMNCs? Is government ownership enabler or liability in internationalization?
• Which are the roles of sovereign wealth funds?
• How does EMNC behavior vary between different industries and why?
• How does the rise of EMNCs influence global competition in different industries?

Submission of paper deadline: 13 June
Paper acceptance/rejection: 27 June
Registration & submission of final paper: 1 September
Conference: 9-10 October

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Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations) co-publish The Global Innovation Index (GII), now in its sixth edition. The GII recognizes the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity and acknowledges the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation that is applicable to both developed and emerging economies, with the inclusion of indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of innovation (such as the level of research and development in a given country). The GII has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool to facilitate public-private dialogue, whereby policymakers, business leaders and other stakeholders can evaluate progress on a continual basis.

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ImageThis web-based interactive space, developed jointly by the OECD and the World Bank, provides an online repository of resources to support better innovation policy making and analysis. The platform includes:

•      More than 300 content webpages that discuss and summarise many topics associated with innovation performance;

•      43 country profiles, which include a selection of links to country responses to the OECD’s biennial Science, Technology and Industry Outlook survey;

•      More than 200 OECD reports that have been tagged and linked to the IPP’s content pages and country profiles;

•      More than 30 policy briefs on issues like R&D tax credits, regional innovation agencies, monitoring and evaluation for innovation policy, etc.; and

•      Hundreds of data series, many searchable through a new data visualisation tool.

In 2014, additional pages will be added, OECD reports will continue to be tagged and linked to the IPP, further policy briefs will be included, and more data will be available in the data visualisation tool. Thematic areas will be further developed, including innovation skills, innovation clusters and networks, and public sector innovation, and will draw upon a wider range of knowledge from across the OECD and beyond. The IPP will also be enhanced with new and improved functionalities, including the introduction of dedicated workspaces to support working parties’ and committees’ ongoing projects.

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