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Global Strategy & Emerging Markets (GSEM) Conference

This conference provides a platform to bring together scholars, doctoral students, and practitioners from around the world in the fields of international business (IB), strategic management, cross-cultural management, business ethics and global entrepreneurship. Participants will stretch their understanding of new perspectives across multiple domains and at multiple levels of analysis while sharing and discussing fresh or new perspectives on frontier issues associated with emerging market-related global strategies.

January 6-8, 2016
Tentative Agenda with Abstracts

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016



8:45 - 9:15am Registration and Breakfast


9:15 - 9:45am Conference's Opening: Yadong Luo, University of Miami, School of Business Administration, and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business


9:45 - 11:00am Keynote Speaker: “Globalization, Institutional Change and Environmental Sustainability,” Christopher Marquis, Cornell University, Graduate School of Management


11:15 - 12:30pm Session 1: Institutional Impact

Chair: John Mezias, University of Miami, School of Business Administration

An Institutional Analysis of Corporate Political Activities: A Cross-Country Study
Nan Jia, University of Southern California; Seong-jin Choi, Hanyang University; Jiangyong Lu, Peking University

Do Home Institutions Have a Judo Effect? Evidence from Upstream Petroleum FDI
Stephanie Wang, Indiana University; Robert Weiner, George Washington University

Unpacking the Institutional Ownership Advantages: Relative Advantages of Emerging Market Multinational Corporations in Different Institutional Settings
Mehmet Erdem Genç, Özygin University; Remzi Gozubuyuk, Sabanci University

Institutional Voids and Gaining Market Access: The Strategic Decisions of SMEs
Nicholas Bailey, University of Northern Iowa


12:30 - 1:45pm Lunch - Keynote Speaker: “Global Strategy, Multinationals, Ethics, and Corruption,” Philip M. Nichols, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


2:00 - 3:15pm Session 2: Environmental Impact

Chair: Ravi Ramamurti, North Eastern University, Center for Emerging Markets

Born To Go Abroad: An Environmental Imprinting Perspective on Emerging Market Firm Internationalization Propensity
Ron Maas, Erasmus University

Divergent Patterns of Institutional Entrepreneurship of Multinationals in Emerging Markets: Comparing Emerging Market Multinationals (EMNEs) and Developed Market Multinationals (DMNEs)
Khaled Fourati, University of Pretoria, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Western Cultural Imprinting on Asian Women: Female Repatriates’ Identity and Career Thriving
Jie Hao, Tsinghua University; Hao Chen, Tsinghua University

An Institutional-Based Taxonomy for Emerging Markets
Daniel Rottig, Florida Gulf Coast University


3:30 - 4:45pm Session 3: Human Capital Impact

Chair: Maria Helena Jaen, IESA, Caracas

Investment in Human Capital Development as a Driver of Economic Growth in BRIC
Prem Ramburuth, University of New South Wales

Developing a Conceptual Model to Map the Perceptions of HRM Effectiveness in Young Professionals: The Case of the Emerging Economy of Pakistan
Syed Imran, University of Manchester

The Impact of Quality of Human Capital on Development in Small Emerging Markets
Ramdas Chandra, Nova Southeastern University; Ruth Clarke, Nova Southeastern University

Bicultural Executives in Multinational Banks
Marketa Sonkova, University of Iowa


5:00 - 6:15pm Welcome Cocktail

Anuj Mehrotra, Vice Dean of Graduate Business Programs, University of Miami, School of Business Administration


Thursday, January 7, 2016



8:30 - 9:00am Breakfast


9:00 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker: “Emerging Upheaval” Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School, Barcelona


10:45 - 11:45am Session 4: Ownership and Family Firms

Chair: Joseph Ganitsky, University of Miami, School of Business Administration

EMNCs’ Ownership Position and Firm Performance
Ru-Shiun Liou, Texas A&M University

State-Owned versus Private-Owned Multinational Enterprises from Latin American Countries
Jorge Alcaraz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Puebla

How Corporate Governance Affects Emerging-Market Acquirers’ Productivity Gains via Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Evidence from Chinese Acquires
Wenxin Guo, University of North Georgia


12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch - Keynote Speaker: “Catch-up Strategy of Late Comers from Emerging Economies,” Jaeyong Song, Seoul National University


1:30 - 2:45pm Session 5: Innovation

Chair: John McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology CIBER

The Impact of Emerging Market Firms’ International Engagement on Product and Process Innovation*
Sandra Teresa Corredor Waldron, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Liberty in Law? Intellectual Property Rights and the Structure of Global Alliance Networks
Sarath Balachandran and Exequiel Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania

The Innovation Value of Political Capital in Emerging Economies
Jie Wu, University of Macau, and Rajeev Sawant, Baruch College

Immigrants and Firm Performance: Effects on Foreign Subsidiaries vs. Foreign Entrepreneurial Firms in Emerging Markets
Elena Kulchina, Duke University; Exequiel Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania


3:00 - 4:45pm Session 6: Performance & Risk Hedging

Chair: William Newburry, Florida International University

Advanced Economy MNES (AMNEs) in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Study of Survival
Mehmet Erdem Genç, Özyegin University and Naomi Gardberg, Baruch College

Currency Risk Hedging on Multinationals
Arturo Bernal Ponce, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara; Xiomara Vázquez Guillen, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara

Accounting for Differences between Emerging Markets in International Disputes
Robert Ginsburg, Georgetown University


5:15 - 6:15pm Wrap-up Session: Yadong Luo, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Session Chairs


Friday, January 8, 2016 - IB Institute



8:30 - 9:00am Breakfast


9:00 - 10:15am Practitioners Panel

● Anthony Coletta, SAP Latin America & Caribbean Region Chief Financial Officer

● L. Arturo Bernal Ponce, XP Securities LLC, Chief Global and EM Strategist 

● Eduardo Santos, MasterCard, VP Public Policy, Latin America and Caribbean


10:30 - 11:00am New Technologies in Teaching International Business
Alejandro Ruelas-Gossi, University of Miami, School of Business Administration


11:00 - 11:30am Experiential Learning in International Business
Joseph Ganitsky, University of Miami, School of Business Administration


11:30 - 12:00pm Field Study Trips and Collaborations
Michael Werner, University of Miami, School of Business Administration


12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch - Keynote Speaker: "Can We Separate Research from Teaching?" John Daniels, University of Miami, School of Business Administration


1:30 - 1:40pm Best Paper Award: Daniel Rottig, Associate Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, “International Journal of Emerging Markets”


1:40 - 3:15pm Paper Development Workshop:

Reviewer 1: John Mezias, University of Miami, School of Business Administration

State-Owned Enterprises & Outward Foreign Direct Investment Activities
Jing Li, Simon Fraser University; Jun Xia, University of Texas at Dallas; Daniel M. Shapiro, Simon Fraser University; Zhouyu Lin, Fuzhou University

State Governance and Foreign Direct Investment – The Obsolescing Bargaining Model Revisited*
Camila Jensen, University of Southern Denmark

Firm Experience and Moderating Effects On Emerging Market Exit Of SMEs
Dr. Sui Sui, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University; Susanne Sandberg, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Excess Control Rights and the Choice of Subsidiary Location
Dirk Boehe, the University of Adelaide, Business School

Reviewer 2: Daniel Rottig, Florida Gulf Coast University

Internationalization of Emerging Market Family Firms: Evidence from Chinese Companies
Elitsa R. Banalieva, Northeastern University; Kimberly A. Eddleston, Northeastern University; Joy Ruihua, Oakland University; Michael D. Santoro, Lehigh University

The Effects of TQM-HRM on Organizational Performance: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Organizational Excellence and Entrepreneurial Organizational Culture*
Hassan Al-Dhaafri, American University in the Emirates, Adrienne A. Isakovic, Walden University, and Mohammed Saleh Alosani, University Utara Malaysia

Buffered or Under Scrutiny? Disentangling the Effect of Size on Subsidiary Political Strategies
Phillip Nell, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Reviewer 3: William Newburry, Florida International University

The Rise of Emerging Market Multinationals: Perspective of the Advanced Market Firms
Michal Budryk, Uppsala University

Rural Marketing Strategy and Bottom of the Pyramid and Models in Emerging Markets—Bangladeshi Perspectives
Shil Shubhankar, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka; Nandita Datta, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

Is Compositional Strategy in R&D Conducive to Innovation Performance?
Yuanyuan Li, The State University of New Jersey

The Role of Managers’ Strategic Mindsets in the Attitude Towards Corporate Social Responsibility
Jose Luis Iglesias, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ana Elisa Iglesias, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; Merlin Hinestroza, Universidad Del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia; and Darcy Hanashiro and Maria Luisa Teixeira, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil


3:15 - 3:30pm Wrap-up Session:Yadong Luo and John Mezias


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