Academics discuss emerging markets research at Centre in China

November 23, 2017

A number of international academics arrived at the University of Sydney Centre in China to attend the Advancing Emerging Markets Research Conference on 22 November, 2017.

Jointly sponsored by Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG), the University of Sydney Business School, and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre, the conference was the get-together of 16 business researchers from various universities in the Chinese mainland, Chinese Hong Kong, U.S.A., Japan and Australia.

During the one-day conference, the attendees made a dozen presentations on a wide variety of topics associated with emerging markets research, ranging from organizational innovation, the clash of business systems, corporate governance, cross-border M&As, outward and inward FDI, to the diversification and performance of business groups from emerging markets, foreign and local rivals in emerging economies, etc., and exchanged ideas in an open-minded atmosphere.

“The University of Sydney Centre in China is a critical resource for the University to engage with key stakeholders in the region. The Suzhou-Shanghai region is not only a significant business hub, but also home to a cluster of top tier research Universities. The conference at the Centre of China served as a platform for bringing a number of scholars together to discuss and advance research on “emerging markets”. Given the very positive response from participants, there is momentum and capacity to conduct such a conference on annual basis,” said Associate Professor Vikas Kumar, the University of Sydney Business School.

Supporting and co-organizing conferences, seminars and workshops is one of the core functions of the University of Sydney Centre in China.  Up to 20 academic events have taken place at the Centre in China during the first year of its operation, making the Centre an ideal place for international intellectual exchange.



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