Conference 2008

PAPER PRESENTATION


2-3 August 2008, Senshu University, Tokyo Japan 

 


The selection of competitive papers was finalized. We faced many constraints and the selection was very competitive. We ask understandings by the  authors who applied for presentation.

 

The registration for foreigners is closed.


5th  SMEs in  GLOBAL ECONOMY CONFERENCE 2008 

Senshu University, Kandajimbocho, Tokyo Japan

 SMEs in Global Economy Series:

" SMEs and Industrial Development 

in Asian Countries"

2-3  August 2008

 

ORGANISED BY:

Center for SME studies, Institute of Development of Social Intelligence,  Senshu University, Tokyo and Kanagawa,  Japan 

Centre for Small Business and Regional Research, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong, NSW,  Australia

Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia

 

 

The results of selection of competitive papers:

The following papers will be presented at the paper session (August 3) of the conference. 

1 Za'faran Hassan AN EXPLORATORY INVESTIGATION OF TOP MANAGEMENT ROLE IN TQM INITIATIVES AMONGST MALAYSIAN MANUFACTURING SMEs: ASSOCIATION WITH OPERATIONAL AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
2 Syed Shah Alam The Effect of Perceived Characteristics of Innovating on ICT Adoption in the SMEs in Malaysia
3 Siti Khadijah Ab. Manan Financing of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia: A Review on Availability and Impact   (Not possible to attend)
4 Nham Phong Tuan Determinants of New Venture Performance: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam's New Manufacturing Ventures
5 Ismail Ab.Wahab FINANCING TECHNOLOGY-BASED SMEs IN MALAYSIA: PRACTICES AND PROBLEMS'
6 Charles Harvie PERCEPTIONS OF BUSINESS CHALLENGES FACING MALAYSIAN SMES:  SOME PRELIMINARY RESULTS'
7 LE Cong Luyen Viet  COMPETITIVENESS STRATEGIES OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN TRANSTIONAL ECONOMIES

The final papers  can be downloaded from the above.

Please understand that the conference employs simultaneous interpreters (English - Japanese) this year so the budgetary and the physical constraints limit the number of papers. 



Overview

This is the fifth International Conference on SMEs in Global Economy following the successful inaugural conferences held in Australia in June 2000, and succeeding conferences in July 2002, July 2004, and July 2007 held in Australia and Malaysia. This year, the conference is managed by the Center for SME Studies, Institute of Development of Social Intelligence, Senshu University  in cooperation with Centre of Small Business and Regional Research, University of Wollongong and Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Universiti Teknologi MARA. The topics discussed in the previous conferences cover wide range. They include for example:

  • Challenges and opportunities for SMEs in East Asian/Global Economic Recovery
  • Case studies of SME developments in East Asian and Global Economies
  • Economic restructuring: How does it affect SMEs?
  • Financing of SMEs: including role and experience of venture capitalists and SMEs
  • Technological and innovations of SMEs
  • Application of research and development by regional SMEs
  • SMEs networking and dissemination of information
  • Government policies
  • Management
  • Human resource management

 The rapidly changing economic conditions in and surrounding Asian economies present new challenges and opportunities for SMEs. We welcome papers that will help deepen our understanding of the problems and provide insight into the future of Asian SMEs.

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION

The conference is open to entrepreneurs, SMEs’ owners, policy-makers, financial institutions, government agencies, consultants and practitioners and scholars from all over the world. 

Provisional Schedule

       The First Day, August 2 Saturday, Schedule: 9:30-17:30

·           50-minute Presentations by guest speakers

·           Paper Sessions

The Second Day, August 3 Sunday, Schedule: 10:00-20:00

·           Paper Sessions

·           50-minute Presentations by Japanese speakers

·           Panel Discussion

18:00-20:00

·           Networking Party

     *Simultaneous translation between Japanese and English is provided.

 

INSTRUCTION FOR PAPERS

1. All papers (English language) will be subjected to a double blind, peer review process. Papers accepted for presentation as a result of the competitive reviewing process will be published  in the Conference Proceedings Web Page. A full paper must be at least 5 pages long. 



2. Papers should contain a 100 word abstract in English  and conform to the Harvard style of writing or the style of the American Psychological Association. The paper should be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors. General style/format includes:

a. Competitive papers must not be longer than 15 pages (all inclusive).

b. Papers must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review elsewhere

c. Although double spacing is preferable, if necessary manuscripts may be single space. They should be in Times New Roman font, 12pt with 1 (one) inch margin on all four sides and use Microsoft Word  on Windows 98, Windows 200x or Windows XP.

d. The name of the author should not appear in more than 3 papers.

e. All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.

f. The paper should have two covers. The first cover contains the title, full authorship, author’s academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, acknowledgement of research sponsors/assistance and the abstract. This should then be followed by another cover that only indicates the title and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). The second cover should be followed by the full paper.

g. All submission should be made electronically to senshu.asia.sme+sub@gmail.com

 New!

I am happy to inform that  the Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA has lauched Journal "International Journal of Business and Management Research(ISSN no: 1985-3599)." The submitted papers may have chances to be included in a special issue of the journal.

Please refer to www2.uitm.edu.my/ijbmr/necdoc/call%20for%20papers%20short.pdf.

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FURTHER INFORMATION INQUIRIES:
Prof. Mamoru Obayashi, Center for SME Studies, Senshu University

Email:senshu.asia.sme+info@gmail.com 

 

REGISTRATION for foreigners is closed. 



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