6th Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM)

6th Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference (GSEM)

Contact: jack_austin_centre@sfu.ca


Deadline: Sun, 23 Jan 2022

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Event Details

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).

Previous GSEM conferences have been held in Miami (2016), Boston (2017), 
Miami (2018), Dallas (2019), and Ithaca (2020).

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
  • Conference: May 7-8,2022  

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. Please see the attached PDF for more details.


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.