ACBPP & ACTIS 2014 Conference Report

Posted: January 6, 2015
Category: ACBPP, ACBPP2014, ACTIS, ACTIS2014, Past Events

ACBPP & ACTIS 2014 Conference Report

Thursday, November 20 – Sunday, November 23, 2014
Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme: “The Data-Enriched Enterprise”

The Fifth Asian Conference on Business & Public Policy and The Second Annual Asian Conference on Technology, Information and Society was held this year from Thursday November 20 to Sunday November 23 2014, in Osaka, Japan. About 150 academics, business people and policy makers from more than 30 countries gathered to discuss the conference theme of “The Data-Enriched Enterprise,” including how data is dramatically changing industries, business and society. Areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance, logistics, and operations all made significant contributions to the conference theme and related concerns.

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IAFOR would like to thank ACBPP/ACTIS 2014 Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker Professor Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University, USA, and ACBPP2014 Conference Co-Chair and Featured Speaker Professor Jerry Platt, San Francisco State University, USA, for their efforts in putting together this informative and enlightening programme.

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Staples, Director of the Economist Corporate Network, Japan, who gave a timely featured presentation on “Megatrends, Japan and the Innovation Challenge,” discussing Japan’s innovation challenge, as the country attempts to refashion itself for the challenges, and opportunities, of the global economy. ACBPP2014 Featured Speaker Professor Joel R. Campbell, Troy University, Japan, also discussed Japanese economic challenges with his talk “Nationalism and the Three Arrows – The Conservative Activism of Japan’s Shinzo Abe.”

ACBPP/ACTIS 2014 Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker Professor Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University, USA.
ACBPP/ACTIS 2014 Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker Professor Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University, USA.

We were also fortunate to have strong spotlight sessions. Dr Craig Mark, Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics and Law and Associate Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, presented on “Japanese Subs for Australia? Developments in Australian Defence Procurement/Japanese Defence Export Policy.” Dr. Bart Custers, Head of the Research Division on Crime, Law Enforcement and Sanctions at the Science and Research Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Security & Justice and a research manager at Leiden University, gave his spotlight presentation “A Model for Privacy Impact Assessments: Technology Regulation Experiences in the Netherlands.”

The reception at ACBPP/ACTIS2014.
The reception at ACBPP/ACTIS2014.

Lastly, we’d like to thank Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, ACBPP2014 Featured Speaker and Chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board, for giving his speech on “The Changing Japanese Business Landscape: Problems and Prospects” and providing guidance for the 2014 IAFOR conference programmes. Most importantly, we’d like to thank all delegates for making this year’s event a great success.

Conference Programme


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