15TH ASIA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
2 December 2011
I was so overjoyed to find out that: my paper was accepted for presentation at the 15th APMC, and I was travelling to Taiwan for the first time :-)
The trip was made delightful because of the prospect of riding the bullet train for the first time :-)
Photo above: High Speed Rail (HSR) station at Taoyuan, headed to the TAINAN HSR Station, which was going to take only 1.5 hours!
Above: Behind: Manny Manuel, Art Ilano
In front: Gloria Talavera, (Erik Capistrano, PhD student in NCKU), me, Dr. Caloy Bautista
We arrived on Thursday, 1 Dec. 2011, afternoon. On these 2 photos: eating at the food court on the 2nd basement of the Department Store right beside our hotel, the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza.
2 December 2011: Day of the Conference :-)
Here's the UPCBA 'gang', on entering the College of Management of NCKU, venue of the 15th APMC :-)
[L - R: Dr. Carlos Bautista, Dr. Gloria Talavera, Prof. Erik Capistrano, Prof. Art Ilano, Prof. Manny Manuel, myself]
[Complete PowerPoint presentation shared in Attachments section below.]
ABSTRACT OF MY PAPER:
This paper is an exploratory attempt at generating a virtue ethics scale for Philippine managers, using the initial listing of Shanahan and Hyman (2003) and Chun (2005). The survey questionnaire consisting of 34 virtues was administered to a convenience sample of 141 postgraduate business and finance students who are managers in Philippine companies. The questionnaire sought to elicit from the respondents which of the virtues listed they felt their superiors possessed.
The responses were factor analyzed to make out the categories of virtues that the respondents found in their superiors. Based on the factor analysis of the responses to the items on the virtues questionnaire, the following were the resulting virtue or trait factors: (1) Care and concern, (2) Competence, (3) Ambition, and (4) Superiority. This result at least confirms that it is possible to identify virtue traits whereby managers direct firms, and eventually classify people according to their beliefs about the virtuous qualities of businesspeople and managers, with the hope that such scale development can indeed be a way of advancing the strategic role of the virtue ethics theory.
In the same session were: 2 Indonesians, 1 Cambodian :-)
AT THE FORT HONORING KOXINGA:
SACRED HEART CHURCH,
SHENGLI ROAD, TAINAN: