Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

The Journal of Chinese Economic & Business Studies is peer-reviewed and publishes current and relevant findings from cutting-edge research in Chinese economic, business and related issues.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets

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Special Issue:
"Knowledge Management in Emerging Economies"


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Welcome to the Chinese Economic Association

The Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe) is an independent, not-for-profit research association of scholars, researchers, students and business executives concerned with China's economic development. Its objectives are to advance the knowledge of the general public about economic development in China, and to promote and publish research on the Chinese economy.

Activities of the Association include the publication of a quarterly newsletter and occasional discussion papers, and the holding of an annual conference, seminars and workshops. CEA (UK/Europe) encourages research activity and scholarly exchanges between Britain, other European countries and China.

Call for Papers: CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2019.

The 11th CEA (Europe) and 30th CEA (UK) Annual Conference "China’s Industrialization and the Expansion of Global Value Chains" will take place 1-2 September 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Call for Papers (pdf) - CEA 2019 Conference, Stockholm, September, 2019

"China's Path to the New Era" Conference held in Tsinghua University

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Through four decades of reshaping internal structures and opening up to external actors, China orchestrated an utterly unprecedented project of rapid economic growth and social development, drawing attention from scholars around the world..... Read more...

China Management Research Frontiers Colloquium Lancaster, 2017

This colloquium was co-organised by Lancaster University Management School/Lancaster China Management Centre, and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) and held at Lancaster University Management School, 27-28 July 2017.

The Call for Papers (pdf) can be downloded from here.

CEA(UK/Europe) Annual Conference, 2017, University of Manchester

The CEA 2017 annual conference, entitled "China's New Development: Innovation and Economic Transformation", was held 1-3 September, 2017, at Manchester University, UK.

Further information about the conference is available at the CEA 2017 Conference website and in the Call For Papers.

Following nearly 40 years of reform the Chinese economy has transformed in almost every aspect. It has gone from being one of the most closed and isolated economies in the world of little relevance to the global economy and become both highly globalised and the world’s second biggest economy. It is predicted that China will surpass the US in a decade’s time. There are two questions that need to be urgently addressed. 1) This change is having an important impact on international relations, as we have observed in the UK politics and elsewhere. 2) whether China is able to maintain its speed of economic growth. China’s growth has been slowing down to around 7 percent in recent years, compared to its high speed of growth of more than 9 percent per annual between 1979 and 2013.

To address many of the important issues concerning China, the Chinese Economic Association (UK and Europe) is organizing its annual conference at the University of Manchester on September 1-3, 2017. The conference will include invited keynote speakers, round table forums, and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will start in the afternoon of August 31st. All speeches and sessions will be held on September 1-3, 2017. Features of the conference include: 1) The China-UK-Europe Forum, a roundtable with senior government officials business leaders, and renowned scholars from China and Europe. 2) Awards for best papers submitted and presented by PhD students. 3) Information corner on job opportunities. 4) Social events: Two formal dinners, one with Chinese music orchestra. A guide tour to Manchester’s renowned landmark.


Scholars were invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers on all areas of the Chinese economy. Example relevant topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • China's economic growth
  • Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and China’s outward investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Development
  • Income distribution, education, healthcare and social welfare issues
  • Environmental issues
  • China’s political economy
  • China’s fiscal and financial system and reform
  • Real estate, capital market and corporate governance
  • Agricultural and rural development.


If you would like to organize a special session on a specific topic and have speakers in mind, please submit your proposal to cea2017@manchester.ac.uk by 30th April 2017. Each organized session should consist of 3-4 individual papers. Proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names of session presenters and their e-mails.


Conference fee is £180; PhD student concessional fee is £80. The conference fee includes one-year membership of CEA and four issues of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

All presenters and conference attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference page, which will be open after the deadline of submission. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Conference Chair:

Xiaobing Wang, University of Manchester, President-Elect of Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK)

Terry Peach, University of Manchester and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Call for Papers 2017 CEA (Europe/UK) China Conference at SWUFE, Chengdu

The 2017 CEA (Europe/UK) China Conference will be held at the School of Public Finance and Taxation of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 1-2 July 2017.

The title of the conference is "Public Finance Theories and Policies under the Belt and Road Initiative".

Scholars are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers on all areas of public economics and policies. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Tax reform in China.
  • Government budget and transfer.
  • State and local government debt.
  • Education, health and Environment.
  • Income distribution and social security.

You can downlod the full Call For Papers for CEA Chengdu 2017 conference.

Complete papers should be sent to cea_2017@126.comby 2 May 2017. Please feel free to address any inquiries to this address as well.

There is no registration fee for the conference. Presenting authors (one for each paper) will be provided two nights of accommodation at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

The announcement of accepted papers will be made by 15 May 2017.

Call for Papers: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

A special issue of the international journal "Entrepreneurship & Regional Development" is in preparation with guest editors Qihai Huang, Lancaster University Management School, UK; Xueyuan (Adrian) Liu, Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, China; and Jun Li, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.

China has grown to become the world's second largest economy, in merely three decades and entrepreneurship has been identified as a key driver of China's fast growth (Huang, 2010). The China Surveys of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in the last fifteen years consistently indicate the country's high rate of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, China has been in transition from the predominance of necessity-based entrepreneurship to that of opportunity-based entrepreneurship since the mid-2000s...

The special issue aims to seek original research that will help build a more informed theoretical account of entrepreneurship in the context of China. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The impact of formal and informal institutions on entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurial interactions between entrepreneurs.
  • Social capital/guanxi and entrepreneurship.
  • Small firm problems and solutions/growth and contractions.
  • Regional differences and consequences of entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurial competition and collaboration.
  • Internet entrepreneurship.
  • Internationalisation of small and medium sized firms.
  • Formal and informal finance for small firms.
  • Entrepreneurial growth and entrepreneurial exit.

Extended abstracts and full papers should be submitted by email Word attachment to one of the Guest Editors of the special issue (see contacts below). The first page must contain the title, author(s) and contact information of the corresponding author.

Please submit your extended abstract (1,000 words excluding references) by 15 November 2016.

Please email any of the Guest Editors if you have any queries about the special issue:

  • Dr. Qihai Huang: qihai.huang@lancaster.ac.uk
  • Dr Xueyuan Liu: x.liu@whu.edu.cn
  • Dr Jun Li junli@essex.ac.uk
  • The full Call For Papers is available as a PDF here.

    CEA (UK/Europe) Annual Conference, September 2016

    The 2016 CEA (UK) and CEA (Europe) conference was held at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 1-3 September, 2016. The theme of the conference was "CHINA’S NEW WAY OF INTEGRATION WITH THE WORLD: THE NEW SILK ROAD AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY"

    Call for Papers.

    Submissions of theoretical and empirical studies were invited on relevant topics such as:

    • The 'One Belt, One Road' Initiative
    • Innovation, productivity and development
    • Trade, foreign direct investment, and China’s outward investment
    • Logistics and transportation economics
    • Culture and migration
    • Globalisation and international integration
    • Income distribution, education, healthcare and social welfare issues
    • Environmental issues
    • China’s institutions and political economy
    • China’s fiscal and financial system
    • Real estate, capital market and corporate governance
    • Urbanisation and industrial upgrading
    • Agricultural and rural development
    • State-owned enterprise reforms
    • Demographic change and labour market

    Further information about the conference can found at http://cea2016.org/