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The Asian Business & Management Conference 2016

Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Thursday, October 13 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 20, 2016

Registration Deadline for Presenters: September 20, 2016


Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in business and management. As with all IAFOR events, ABMC2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

Now in its seventh year, The Asian Business & Management Conference will again be held alongside The Asian Conference on Politics, Economics & Law. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in both.




ABMC2016 Conference Theme: ”Development & Disruption: Continuity and Change”


The Asian Business & Management Conference is held in the great historical industrial and cultural Japanese hub of the Kansai, comprising the Kobe-Osaka metropolis, with nearby Kyoto.

Asia is the world’s economic motor, and Japan, as the world’s third largest economy, sits between a rising but unstable China, and a far from fading US. As well as the economies of the big three, the dynamic city states, growing powerhouses such as Indonesia and Malaysia, and the smaller developing economies, make Asia a wonderful sea of opportunities, but also challenges, and a fascinating place to both do, and study business.

This year’s conference theme invites scholars to look at Asia’s area of change, including the opening and development of new markets and economies, and disruption both in the form of positive new technologies and innovations, as well as more worrying changes and slowdowns amid continued uncertainty in financial markets and economies, as well as political instability. What have been the recent big stories in business and finance in Asia, and what are the big stories around the corner? Is Abenomics faltering or is Japan about to enter into a period of renewed growth? Will China provide more shocks for the world in 2016 as it tries to bring about limited political and economic reforms? Is there a Chinese bubble, and will it explode violently? Where are the places experiencing dynamic growth, and what are the environmental costs? How sustainable are the markets in Asia? What changes might the TPP herald? What are the areas for positive and bullish excitement, and what and where are the causes for concern?

This international conference invites scholars, practitioners and businesspeople from around the globe to present the latest in research and practice, and discuss the most recent trends and policy developments as we help discover and chart the changing business landscape in Asia and the wider global context, as well as highlight and situate the continuing and central role of Japan.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kobe!


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The IAFOR Journal of Business & Management is an editorially independent journal associated with ACBPP. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.



Conference Proceedings

If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.



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The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.

We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.