Since the introduction of the One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR), first proposed in late 2013, international scholars have begun to study this new policy and its implications in the global age. While OBOR provides new opportunities for China in terms of regional cooperation and global development, many also raise concerns about China’s intentions of using economic means to achieve strategic and foreign policy objectives. Hailing from the West and the East, the authors reflect on the wide-ranging impacts of OBOR on specific countries, regions, economic policies, and geopolitical considerations. Including both theoretical research and empirical studies that explore opportunities and challenges related to OBOR, this edited volume will allow readers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this ambitious undertaking and its long-term impact on the rest of the world.
Wenxian Zhang is a member of Rollins College faculty, and a recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Faculty Service Award, as well as an Arthur Vining Davis Fellow. His recent books include China Visualized by Americans and The Entrepreneurial and Business Elites of China.
Ilan Alon is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the University of Agder, Norway, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and European Journal of International Management. Previously, he was visiting scholar at Georgetown University, Harvard University and both the University of International Business and Economics and JiaoTong University in China. Ilan is the President of the Chinese Globalization Association and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 30 books including China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation.
Christoph Lattemann is Professor of Business Administration and Information Management at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. He is the Director of the Jacobs Center for the Research on China and Globalization, Vice-Director of the Confucius Institute Bremen, and Vice President of the Chinese Globalization Association. Previously a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Stanford University, Christoph has published over 150 scientific publications and ten books. He is currently senior editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets.