The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Business and Management Conference, to be held from November 16-18 2012 in the great and exciting trading city of Osaka, Japan.
Negotiating a Way Forward: Asia Post Crisis and Post Catastrophe
After a difficult 2011 with extreme natural and man-made disasters in Japan and Thailand as well as unconvincing growth in China and Eurofears threatening an anemic economic recovery in Asia, the region seems poised for growth, if less exciting than in the previous decade.
Japan has targeted 2% inflation, a potentially huge step after years of deflation, entered the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, reconstruction is stimulating the economy, and Japanese businesses are using the strong yen to acquire overseas competitors. China, with Japan, claims it is ready to cooperate on the Eurozone debt crisis, as wage increases threaten greater inflation troubles internally. Myanmar seems ready to return to the regional economy promising opportunities for major investment and regional coordination. From India to Hokkaido, is the region preparing for growth? Will it be sustainable, or just old-school infrastructure projects? Will it be another boom and bust cycle?
Come to ABMC, discuss the future and how we got this far. As with last year, the Conference sessions will be wide-ranging, covering both policy and research. ABMC 2012 will bring together experts and leaders from the academic and business world to answer these questions and more; to both reflect on the recent past, and look forward, to exchange ideas, and share research findings in the exciting environment of Osaka, Japan.
ABMC 2012 encourages submissions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Business, Management and Economics, although the following themes have been suggested by the programme advisers for your consideration:
ABMC 2012 Special Themes
- Marketing and Social Networking in Business
- Asia's Role in the Global Recovery
- New Business Thinking and Business models from Asia
- Business Internationalization and Globalization in Asian Countries
- Japan and the East Asian Regional Economy
- Asia's Giants: China, India and Japan
- Asia's Rising Economies
- Asia's Changing Role in the Global Finance Industry
- Energy Politics and Policy Corporate Governance Public Sector and Private Sector Cooperation, Collaboration and Collusion: Too Close for Comfort?
- The Trans-Pacific Strategic Partnership: Good For Everyone?
- Intellectual Property: Ownership, Control and Creativity
- Japan After the Quake: The Resilience of Japan's Economy
- Women in Business
- Financial Regulations versus Market Discipline
- Japan and the World Economy
- The impact of Asian Economies on Global Business
- The futures of the RMB and the Dollar
- Reforms and Revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East: Political and Economic Implications for the Region and the Rest of the World
- Debts and Deficits: Spending Our Way out of Trouble?
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Business and Management.
ABMC Featured Speaker 2012: Bill Totten
Dr Bill Totten is a businessman and public commentator on business, economic, social, and environmental issues. A longtime resident of Japan, he is the founding CEO of KK Ashisuto, a company which he began with a few staff in 1972, and has since built to a corporation with over 800 employees, and producing annual revenues of 20 billion yen (USD 250 million).
Dr Bill Totten is a vocal opponent of the Trans-Pacific partnership and of Japan's proposed entry and will be addressing this topic at ABMC 2012.
ABMC 2012 Conference Chairs
Professor of Business, Akita International University, Japan and Professor Emeritus, College of Business, San Francisco State University, USA.
Associate Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management, Japan