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GSEM 2022

6th Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference

Simon Fraser University’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies is pleased to announce the 6th Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, in partnership with Cornell University Emerging Markets Institute, Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets, and The University of Texas at Dallas Center for Global Business.

This year's theme is "Geopolitics, Emerging Markets, and Global Strategies.” The conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore three interrelated topics—geopolitics, climate change, and energy transition—and to understand how multinational enterprises navigate an increasingly uncertain environment.

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

Venue and format

This year’s conference will be hybrid and feature in-person and online components. For those participants that can travel to the conference, we will look forward to meeting you at the Segal Graduate School of Business in Vancouver, Canada. For the participants unable to travel, we will broadcast the conference online. Paper Development Sessions will all be held virtually. We will continue monitoring the COVID-19 trajectory and update our plans accordingly.

In addition to research presentations, the conference will feature keynote speeches, paper development sessions, and industry, practitioner and policymaker panels. Selected attendees will have an opportunity to record a podcast or a video featuring their research that will be posted on the Jack Austin Centre website.

Key Dates

  • Submissions closed: January 23, 2022
  • Notices of acceptance sent: February 6, 2022
  • Registration deadlines:
    • Speakers and presenters: March 13, 2022
    • Public: April 15, 2022