6th Annual GSTF International Conference on Business Strategy in the Age of Disruption (BizStrategy) 2016 Singapore

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  • 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 2223, 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.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    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.


    Keynote Addresses

    • 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

    Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunities

    • 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: 20104804, E-​periodical: 22512888). 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: 22511970, E-​Periodical ISSN: 22511989) 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.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    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:

    Dis­rup­tive Technology

    • 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
    • Eco-​Tourism
    • Med­ical Tourism
    • Her­itage Tourism
    • Edu­ca­tional Tourism

    Fur­ther Topics:

    • 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
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