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Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies

Welcome
 

Welcome to the Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies. We are engaged in scholarly research on business strategies in emerging markets, especially its international dimensions. Companies face different strategic challenges in each emerging economy, and hence our prime interest is to explore how and why local contexts matter for business strategies.

We are planning a variety of activities to facilitate scholarly analysis, as well as to encourage debates on key aspects of strategy between researchers and business practitioners.

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Professor Sam Park

Director of RCEMS

Objective

 

The centre conducts and facilitates scholarly research on international aspects of business strategies in emerging markets. Recognizing that companies vary in how they develop their strategies in different contexts, our prime interest in to explore how and why aspects of context matter for business strategies.

Research at the center investigates the strategies and behaviors of firms in emerging economy contexts. Specifically, we are investigating issues within the following broad research questions: 1. How do large and small firms from industrialized economies enter, compete and grow within emerging economies? 2. How do local firms compete, cooperate, and catch-up with foreign companies operating in their economy? 3. How do firms from emerging economies enter and compete in international markets via subcontracting, exporting or direct investment? 

The centre is developing and supporting firm level studies within the broad scope of the three research questions. The primary focus is on Chinese enterprises as well as foreign businesses operating in China. However, the research approach is to consider China as one of the emerging economies and thus view it in a comparative perspective. Hence the centre also facilitates studies in other emerging economies, especially to generate new insights into the differences and similarities of business across economies.

The centre disseminates its work through a variety of channels, focusing on both scholarly and practitioner audiences, including publication of papers in top tier scholarly journals, and presentation of work in progress at scholarly and practitioner-oriented conferences. In this way, we are involved the cutting edge discourses among scholars, as well as with decision makers in policy and management.

Research Topics and Publications

 

Research at the centre investigates the strategies and behaviours of firms in emerging economy contexts. Specifically, we are investigating issues within the following broad research questions:

  1.       How do large and small firms from industrialized economies enter, compete and grow within emerging economies?
  2.       How do local firms compete, cooperate, and catch-up with foreign companies operating in their economy?
  3.       How do firms from emerging economies enter and compete in international markets via subcontracting, exporting or direct investment? 

Representative recent publications by members of the centre include: 

Chng, D. H. M., Rodgers, M. S., Shih, E., & Song, X. B. 2012. “When does incentive compensation motivate managerial behaviors? An experimental investigation of the fit between incentive compensation, executive core self-evaluation, and firm performance.”  Strategic Management Journal, 33(12): 1343-1362.

Miller, S. R., Indro, D. C., Richards, M., & Chng, D. H. M. “Financial implications of local and nonlocal rival isomorphism: A signaling paradox.” Journal of Management, Forthcoming.

Ramasamy, B. & Yeung, M., 2011. Consumer Support for Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Religion and Values, Journal of Business Ethics, (91(1): 61-72.

Ramasamy, B., Yeung, M. & Laforet, S. 2012. China's outward foreign direct investment: Location choice and firm ownership, Journal of World Business, 47(1) 17-25.

Tan, Danchi & Meyer, Klaus E. (2011): Country-of-origin and industry agglomeration of foreign investors in an emerging economy, Journal of International Business Studies, 42(4): 502-520.

Xu, Dean & Meyer, Klaus E. (2013): Linking theory and context: Strategy research in emerging economies since Wright et al., Journal of Management Studies, advance online.

Zhang, Hua, Li, Jing & Vertinsky, Ilan, “The quality of domestic legal systems and export performance: theory and evidence from China”, accepted by Management International Review.

Cao, Jerry, Ding, Yuan, and Zhang, Hua. 2014. Social capital, informal governance and post-IPO firm performance: A study of Chinese entrepreneurial firms ". Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming [ABDC: A; FT45].

Chng, D. H. M., Rodgers, M. S., Shih, E., & Song, X. B. Forthcoming. “Leaders’ Impression Management during Organizational Decline: The Roles of Publicity, Image Concerns, and Incentive Compensation.” The Leadership Quarterly (A*)

Chng, D. H. M., M. S., Shih, Rodgers, E., & Song, X. B. Forthcoming. “Managers’ marketing strategy decision making during performance decline and the moderating influence of incentive pay.” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (A*), online advance.

Chuah, S, Hoffmann, J, Ramasamy, B and Tan, J 2014, 'Religion, ethnicity and cooperation: An experimental study', Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 45, pp. 33-43.

Cui, Lin, Li, Yi, Meyer, Klaus E., & Li, Zijie (2015). Leadership Experience meets Ownership Structure: Returnee Managers and Internationalization of Emerging Economy Firms, Management International Review, online advance,

Cui, Lin, Meyer, Klaus E., & Hu, Helen (2014): What drives firms’ intent to seek strategic assets by foreign direct investment? A study of emerging economy firms, Journal of World Business, 49(4): 488-501.[ABDC: A]

Dixon, Sarah, Meyer, Klaus E. & Day, Marc (2014): Building dynamic capabilities of adaptation and innovation: A study of micro-foundations, Long Range Planning, 47(4): 186-20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2013.08.011. [ABDC: A]

Klossek, Andreas, Meyer, Klaus E., & Nippa, Michael (2015). Why Do Strategic Alliances Persist? A Behavioral Decision Model, Managerial and Decision Economics, advance online, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mde.2682/pdf

Meyer, Klaus E. (2014). What the Fox Says, How the Fox works: Deep Contextualization as Source of New Research Agendas and Theoretical Insight (commentary), Management and Organization Review, 10(3): 373-380. 

Meyer, Klaus E., Ding, Yuan, Li, Jing & Zhang, Hua (2014). Overcoming distrust: How state-owned enterprises adapt their foreign entries to institutional pressures abroad. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(8): 1005-1028.

Meyer, Klaus E. & Estrin, S. (2014): Local context and global strategy: Extending the integration responsiveness framework to subsidiary strategy, Global Strategy Journal, 4(1): ///. [ABDC: A]

Meyer, Klaus E. & Su, Yu-Shan (2015).  Integration and responsiveness in subsidiaries in emerging economies, Journal of World Business, 50(1): 149-158.

Meyer, Klaus E. & Thein, H.H. (2014): Business under adverse home country institutions: The case of international sanctions against Myanmar, Journal of World Business, 49(1): 156-171. [ABCD: A]

Yayavaram, S., & Chen, Weiru (2014): "Changes in Firm Knowledge Couplings and Firm Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Technological Complexity". Strategic Management Journal. [ABCD: A* / FT45]

Academic Members

 

Faculty

Ø  Professor Sam Park (Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Academic Director

Ø  Assistant Professor Daniel CHNG (Strategy)

Ø  Assistant Professor Hua ZHANG (Finance)

Senior Admin Officer

Ø Vicky Ni

International Research Fellow

Ø  Position advertised. 

Research Assistants

Ø   TBC

Visitors

 

The RCEMS occasionally hosts Visiting Scholars who engage in joint research with CEIBS faculty for periods of one to six months. Recent visitors include:

l  Peter Hertenstein, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge (Jan 2015)

l  Professor Grazia Santangelo, University of Catania (March 2015)

Event

 

The centre holds research seminars and mini-conferences. Events planned for the near future include:

Mini Conference (January 12, 2015)

Title:

Internationalization Strategies: Family businesses, entrepreneurs and state firms from emerging economies

Keynote Speaker:

1. Shige Makino, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2. Yuan Ding, CEIBS & Hua Zhang, CEIBS
3. Chi Nien Chung, National University of Singapore
4. Peter Williamson, University of Cambridge, UK
5. Klaus Meyer, CEIBS
6. Kamel Mellahi, Warwick University, UK
7. Becky Reuber, University of Toronto, Canada
8. Kevin Au, Chinese University of Hong Kong
9. Jean Lee, CEIBS

Introduction:
Founded in 2011 the CEIBS Mini-Conference is intended as a forum for faculty in Chinese Management and Strategy to present new work and develop a joint research agenda with a community of like-minded scholars. 
Conference presenters are individuals who are on the cutting-edge of research in our field and whose work represents creative and high-quality scholarship. We strive to keep the conference numbers small and provide an intimate setting to foster collaborative ties and a supportive atmosphere. 
Throughout the day, there were presentations and spirited discussions on issues related to family business, entrepreneurship and the performance of government-run firms – all within the context of emerging economies. This year’s event was co-organised by two influential centres at CEIBS, the Research Center for Emerging Market Studies (RCEMS) and the Centre for Family Heritage (CFH). It was chaired by CEIBS Profs. Meyer and Lee who respectively head the RCEMS and CFH. CEIBS Dean Prof. Hellmut Schutte made opening remarks while CEIBS faculty who moderated the various discussions included Profs. Chen Weiru, Ramakrishna Velamuri and Oliver Rui.

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Sponsor

 

The Research Centre for Emerging Market Studies receives financial support from Ernst & Young, Emerging Markets Centre

Contacts

 

Academic Director:

Professor Sam Park

Tel: 86 21 2890 5681

Email: spark@ceibs.edu

Senior Admin Officer:

Ms. Vicky Ni

Tel: 86 21 2890 5153

Email:nvicky@ceibs.edu