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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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.

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

This year's CEA annual conference will be held 1-3 September, 2017, at Manchester University.

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

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/