Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) is proud to invite you to the 6th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy in the Age of Disruption (BizStrategy) 2016 which will be held on August 22 – 23, 2016 in Singapore at the Fort Canning Hotel. The event will take place in parallel to the 7th Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security (ICT-BDCS) 2016.
The issue of disruption is pervasive as numerous forces accelerate the pace of global change reshaping corporate and economic environments. There are many elements driving the age of disruption. Among these the most analysed is technological innovation that is transforming industries and ensuring rapid obsolescence of old industrial processes and consumer products and services. Consumer behaviour is also rapidly evolving in response to rapid urbanisation of the global population and this is creating new areas of demand and shifting patterns of consumption and production of goods and services. As a response to global climate change and environmental sustainability energy consumption and sourcing energy from renewable sources is disrupting the location of new factories and industrial equipment. A rising middle class in the emerging market economies of Asia, Africa and South America is further disrupting the established patterns of global demand for consumer products and services.
How do corporations set and implement sustainable business strategy in an age of disruption? What lessons can companies learn from analysing organisations that have failed to respond to disruptive challenges? What lessons can be gleaned from those companies that appear to be mastering the challenges of the age of disruption? How do managers lead organisations through an era of unprecedented economic volatility and increasing uncertainty? What should investors, government regulatory agencies and policy advisors do to ensure corporations and organisations increase their adaptive capability and respond to change in the age of disruption? These are among the many questions that are addressed by researchers at BizStrategy 2016.
- Prof. Ian Eddie – Accounting and Corporate Governance, School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University, Australia
- Assoc. Prof. Roy Chua – Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore: “Can Asians be Creative?“
- Assoc. Prof. Michael Chau – School of Business, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Journal: All accepted papers and presented papers at the conference will be published either in the Journals: GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) (Print ISSN: 2010 – 4804, E-periodical: 2251 – 2888). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. GSTF GBR is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform – Global Science Journals (GSJ) In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb, Cabell’s Directories, EconBiz, IndexCopernicus, journalseek and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus and amongst others.
- Conference Proceedings (Print ISSN: 2251 – 1970, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251 – 1989) will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest, Ulrichsweb, PsycEXTRA and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell’s Directories amongst others, where applicable.
- Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in “Business Review: Advanced Applications” to be published by GSTF. The book will be edited by Dr. Anton Ravindran President, Global Science & Technology Forum and Prof. Farid Shirazi, Assistant Professor & ITM Learning Edge Faculty Advisor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
- Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
- Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.
A business strategy provides an overall direction to the organization. Strategic planning in business is a vital back end exercise, and one that demands your own thoughts and ideas. Unlike most other business areas, strategic planning can’t be outsourced or passed on to other parties – it’s something you, as a business owner, will need to concern yourself with, and your drive and passion is the main factor sitting behind any success you do ultimately achieve. Thus your personal investment in strategic planning is fundamental to growing and improving the way your business operates. For any small business owner, the importance in business strategy planning is obvious and essential to long term success, thus it is a factor that should be considered on a frequent, if you weekly or daily basis.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Technology in MSMEs
- Technology adoptions by Indian companies
- Technology in Emerging Economies
- Bottom of the Pyramid
- Blue Ocean Strategy
- Corporate restructuring and Change
- E-Business practice, management and strategy
- E-business policy, standards, regulations, and legal issues
- E-business economics and development trend
- Global e-business operations and supply chain management
- Green e-business, organization, technology and practices
- Strategic management in e-commerce enterprise
- Approaches and Models of Strategic Management
- Challenges to Strategic Management
- The Strategic Audit: Aid to Strategic Decision Making
- Ethical Issues and Social Responsibilities
- Different Approaches and Models of Industry Analysis
- Approaches of International Risk Assessment
- Strategic Issues in Managing Stakeholder Relationships
- Global Branding Issues in Strategic Management
- Approaches to Evaluating Competitive Intelligence
- Competitive Analysis Techniques-how to use
- Research on Core and Distinctive Competencies
- Strategic Marketing & Financial Issues
- Strategic Information Technology Issues
- Corporate Strategy Formulation Approaches
- SWOT Analysis and Carrying Out Business Strategy
- Types of Business Competitive Strategy
- Types of Cooperative Strategy
- Portfolio Analysis Approaches and Techniques
- Approaches of Corporate Parenting Strategy
- Unrelated Strategy: Criteria of Holding Type Strategy (Multipoint Composition)
- Advanced Types of Organizational Structures
- Situational Analysis for Strategic Planning
- Leadership and Strategic Management
- Constructing Corporate Scenarios for Generating Strategic Alternatives
- Problems of Global Strategy
- Advanced Types of Organizational Structures for Effective Strategy Implementation
- Structure and Staffing Relations with Strategy
- Problems in Implementing Growth and Retrenchment Strategies
- Relationship of Management by Objectives and Strategic Management
- Relationship of Total Quality Management and Strategic Issues
- Leadership and Leading Types for Effective Strategy Formulation and Implementation
- International Strategic Performance Measurement
- Strategic Issues in Managing Technology and Innovation
- Categories of Innovation for Proper Strategy Formulation
- Role of the Entrepreneur as Strategist
- What is an “effective” or a “valuable” relationship at work, what underlies relational efficacy and upon what contextual factors does it depend?
- How do organization members build effective relationships at work?
- How does the process of relationship emergence differ when the targets are internal (versus external) to the organization? What is the nature of this process in virtual relationships?
- How might peer relations in organizations serve as mechanisms of control and what are the means that managers use to gain control over such relations?
- What is the role of social categorization and other interpersonal processes, such as perspective-taking, on the emergence of relationships within and across teams and organizations?
- How do employees use their relationships with others in the workplace to influence their self-identity and the meaning of their jobs?
- How do relational networks within and between organizations change over time, and what are the key drivers of such change.
Key areas of focus (but not limited to):
- Sustainable Tourism
- Medical Tourism
- Heritage Tourism
- Educational Tourism
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Understanding Tourism and Hospitality
- Tour/Event Operation and Management
- Leisure Management
- Hotel and Restaurant/Beverages Management
- Health and Wellness Tourism
- Visitor Management
- Home Hosting
- Public Sector Approaches to Tourism and Hospitality Development
- Tourism and Immigration
- Hospitality and Tourism Impacts
- Marketing Approaches/Strategies in Tourism and Hospitality
- Accounting and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
- Information Technology in Tourism and Hospitality
- Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality
- Climate Change, Adventure, High Risk and Accidents
- Education Tourism and Hospitality
- Medical Tourism
- Volunteer Tourism
- Cycle Tourism and Hospitality
- Adaptive Analysis Techniques/Research Methods
- Any other areas/topics relating with tourism and hospitality industry/research.
HRM & PD
- HRM Strategic Challenges
- Human Resource Management
- Ethics & Social Responsibility in Organization
- Team Building
- Organizational Communication & Information Management
- Managing Productive Work Teams
- Best Practices in Human Resource Management
- Strategic Reward Systems
- Power, Influence & Negotiation
- Building High Performance Organizations