• Date: 26-27 November, 2019
  • Venue: BS574, XJTLU
  • Co-organisers: University of Sydney, IBSS, UIBE Business School


Emerging economies have been undergoing fundamental changes in the macroeconomic environment. The institutional transition coupled with the threat of competition by MNCs has compelled many emerging market firms to undertake strategic transformation. These changes have resulted in a new breed of emerging market MNCs, which compete with developed MNCs in home and host markets. On the other hand, developed market MNCs have also been going through a transformation process in response to the institutional transition in emerging markets and the transformation of local competitors.

The topic on emerging markets research has attracted strong interests from both academia and industry. However, emerging market MNC have often been studied in isolation of developed MNC’s operation in emerging economies. Besides, literature has not paid adequate attention to the competition and co-evolution between emerging market and developed market MNCs.

Under such background, International Business School Suzhou at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, University of Sydney and UIBE Business School organize this conference on November 26-27, 2019, to facilitate future research on MNCs in emerging markets.