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A few days left to submit your work to Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM) 2022 (paper/proposal submission deadline: January 23, 2022)

  • 1.  A few days left to submit your work to Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM) 2022 (paper/proposal submission deadline: January 23, 2022)

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    Call for Papers

    May 6-8, 2022

    Hosted by Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies,
    Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Conference Co-Chairs

    Jing Li and Daniel Shapiro (Simon Fraser University),
    Lourdes Casanova (Cornell University),
    Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern University),
    and Mike Peng (University of Texas at Dallas).

    Simon Fraser University's Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies and partners – Cornell University Emerging Markets Institute, Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets, and The University of Texas at Dallas Center for Global Business - are hosting the Sixth Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM), with a theme of Geopolitics, Emerging Markets, and Global Strategies.

    This conference provides a platform to bring together senior and junior scholars, doctoral students, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of international business, strategic management, cross-cultural management, technology strategy, and global entrepreneurship with shared interests in global strategy, emerging markets, and emerging market multinationals.

    Key Dates

    Paper submission deadline January 23, 2022
    Author notification of acceptance and general registration opens February 6, 2022
    Registration Deadline  April 15, 2022
    Conference dates May 6, 2022: Networking Reception
    May 7 – 8, 2022: Conference

    Call for papers

    The theme of GSEM 2022 is "Geopolitics, Emerging Markets, and Global Strategies." The global world order – a system of rules, norms, and practices driving business activities – has been under pressure as exemplified by the growing rivalry between China and the United States, a rise in protectionism and investment restrictions, and the enhanced nationalistic sentiments triggered by COVID-19. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) have been challenged to navigate in an uncertain world characterized by increased political, economic, environmental, and health risks. This year's conference seeks to not only understand the impact that these changes have on companies but also outline the strategies that companies pursue to navigate this environment.


    This year's conference will be hybrid and feature in-person and online components. For those participants that can travel to the conference, we will look forward to meeting you at the Segal Graduate School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. For the participants unable to travel, we will broadcast the conference online. Paper Development Sessions will all be held virtually. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 trajectory and update our plans accordingly. 


    We welcome you to submit papers or proposals in the following formats:


    In particular, we encourage the submission of work by scholars residing in emerging markets. At least one author for each accepted paper/proposal must register to attend the conference.

    Please submit your papers or proposals through the conference webpage.

    Anastasia Ufimtseva
    Simon Fraser University
    Vancouver BC