School of Business & Public Administration
This is our 12th annual conference which provides a venue for scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, students, and representatives from industry and government. The annual theme is the economic, social, political, cultural and technological environments in which today’s businesses operate.
Annually, our conference is attended by 60 to 120 participants who represent up to 20 universities in up to 12 countries and territories. Our conference has been successful in that more than 50% of participants are repeat participants, i.e., they participated in at least one of our past conferences. Participants’ post-conference feedback in our last three (3) conferences show more than 90% rating our conference as “excellent” or “very good”.
All of the past conferences were organized by the University of Guam-School of Business and Public Administration (Guam, U.S.A.) in partnership with one or more of the following partners:
1: Nagoya University-Graduate School of Economics-Economic Research Center (Japan)
2: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management (Japan)
3: Osaka Prefecture University-Graduate School of Economics (Japan)
4: Penn State Altoona-Division of Business, Engineering and Information Sciences and Technology (U.S.A.)
5: Alfred University-College of Business (U.S.A.)
6: Vietnam National University-Hanoi School of Business (Vietnam)
7: Seoul Women’s University (South Korea)
8: University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Proposals for presentations and panels (comprised of 3 to 5 related presentations) are invited in the following broad subject categories.
Proposals for a presentation must be received by October 31st 2017. All proposals are to be electronically submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Proposal for ICBEIT 2018 Osaka). Be sure to provide contact information about author(s), including email address(es) and a brief abstract (100 words) describing your presentation. Be sure to indicate the subject category to which your paper is most relevant (see codes above) and which of the authors are planning to attend the conference. You will be notified about the acceptance of your abstract by November 7th 2017 and expected to register by November 14th 2017.
The Conference Program will be organized so that sessions flow well and that papers in each session relate to each other. Depending on the numbers of paper presentations, we may also consider holding concurrent sessions. Plan on a 15-20 minute presentation (including questions and answers). Language used in the entire conference will be English. Non-English-speaking presenters may participate as long as they are accompanied by a competent English-translator and limit their presentation within the time allowance. Equipment for PowerPoint presentations will be available. Please save your PowerPoint files in a .pptx format to ensure software compatibility. Please use a USB-flash drive for file storage or bring your own USB-adapter if you are using a different file storage.
Most international flights will arrive through the Kansai International Airport (airport code KIX) http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/index.asp
A train ride between the airport and Namba station on the Nankai Airport Express will take 43 minutes and cost USD13-14 each way (JPY920 fare + JPY510 reserved seat fee = JPY1,430) https://www.osakastation.com/the-nankai-airport-line-the-airport-express-rapit-services-for-kansai-airport-namba/
There are many hotels near Namba Station to fit your budget.
The conference venue is Osaka Prefecture University’s I-site Namba, which is 1.3 km south of the JR Namba or Osaka-Namba train stations or Namba subway station or 0.6km west of the Daikokucho subway station.
The conference registration fee is USD350 per person (students may pay a discounted rate of USD250) and will cover lunch boxes and morning and afternoon coffee/tea snacks on the two days of the conference, conference materials and presentation of one paper. Please add USD50 for each additional paper if you plan to present more than one paper.
You may register for the conference by completing the enclosed form and sending it by email to Dr. Ruane at the University of Guam, School of Business and Public Administration (email@example.com) by November 14th 2017.
You have the OPTION for your manuscript to be included in the ICBEIT 2018 Osaka Proceedings and distributed to all conference participants. Please submit your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Manuscripts for ICBEIT 2018 Osaka) by January 31st 2018.
Like our past conferences, conference participants will have the opportunity to publish your conference paper in the Asia Pacific Business and Economic Perspectives, a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that is currently listed with the National Diet Library of Japan and is in the process of applying for EBSCO abstracting. It is published by the Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Society (APBERS) http://www.apbersociety.org/Asia_Pacific_Business_and_Economics_Research_Society/Guidelines.html
Although not all submissions will be accepted for publication, the editorial review board will give each submission its utmost consideration. Journal submissions must be sent to email@example.com (Subject: Journal submission) around April 30th 2018. Only those papers presented at the conference will be considered for journal publication.
U.S.-passport-holders do not need a visa to enter Japan. Non-U.S.-passport-holders are advised to consult the nearest Japan Consulate/Embassy regarding any visa requirement to enter Japan.
If an entry visa is required, obtaining it is the sole responsibility of the conference participant. The conference organizers will not apply for an entry visa on your behalf nor provide documents other than a letter that will indicate your intended participation at the conference.
Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics University of Guam-School of Business and Public Administration
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Tel 1 (671) 735-2501
Fax 1 (671) 734-5362
Akihiro Noguchi, D (Econ)
Dean and Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Economics and Former Director of Economic Research Center
C4-2(700) Furocho, Chikusa,
Nagoya 464-8601 Japan
Tel 81 (52) 789-2373
Fax 81 (52)789-4924
Michael Angelo A. Cortez, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu
Oita 874-8577 Japan
Tel 81 (977) 78-1232
Fax 81 (977) 78-1232
Mineo Tsuji, Ph.D.
Professor of Financial Accounting, School of Management, College of Sustainable System Science
Osaka Prefecture University
1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai city, Osaka 599-8531 Japan
Tel 81 (72) 252-1161
Fax 81 (72)254-9591