Call for papers: The 6th Asian SME Conference Tokyo, Japan, September 10-13, 2018http://acsb2018.org/index.html
would like to invite you to participate in the Asia Council for Small
Business (ACSB) 2018 Conference (the 6th Asian SME Conference)
, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on September 10-13, 2018.
The main theme of the 2018 conference is "New Development of Small
Business Policy and Management: Towards an Evidence-Based Policy Making
We gladly announce internationally recognized keynote speakers who confirmed their participation:
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
(University of Ottawa, Canada)
(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
(KU Leuven, Belgium)
Scientific committee members include:
Coad (Centrum Catolica, Peru), Luca Grilli (Politecnico di Milano,
Italy), Jolanda Hessels (Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL), Masatoshi
Kato (Kwansei Gakuin University, JP), Norifumi Kawai (University of
Sussex, UK), Yong Jin Kim (Sogan University, Rep. of Korea), Fumi
Kitagawa (University of Edinburgh, UK), Georg Licht (ZEW Mannheim,
Germany), Haifeng Qian (University of Iowa, US), Noriyuki Takahashi
(Musashi University, JP), Jinichiro Yamada (Osaka City University, JP),
and Haibo Zhou (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China).
Call for Papers:
Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) 2018 Conference (the 6th Asian
SME Conference) calls for submissions of extended abstracts from a broad
range of topics within the field of entrepreneurship and small business
(SME) research in various institutional, organizational and governance
contexts through a variety of theoretical lens and using different
methodological approaches. Both quantitative and qualitative studies as
well as theoretical / conceptual studies are welcome. Possible
sub-topics may include, but are not limited to:
Start-up, New Business
Policy for Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Business Models, Strategies, and Performance
R&D, Innovation, and Technology and Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Finance for New and Growing Businesses
SMEs and Regional Development
Family Business, Succession and Business Transfer
Business and Transaction Networks
Human Capital, Social Capital and Relational Networks
Gender and Female Entrepreneurship
Extended abstract submission for presentation:
- Extended abstract should provide the principal topic, literature
review, methodology, findings, and implications for theory, policy,
and/or practice. It should be no more than 4 pages (A4) - excluding
exhibits and references.
- Submissions must be typed and
double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times New Roman font
and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF
files is preferred.
- Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper.
- Submission deadline for extended abstracts is March 31 [extended], 2018.
- The scientific committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions.
- Notification of the outcome of the selection process will be made by May 1, 2018.
Call for Workshop proposals (Session submissions):
6th Asian SME Conference also calls for workshop proposals (session
submissions) for academic tracks. The organizer of a workshop should
submit a workshop proposal as an extended abstract with the same
conditions as the usual individual submission above, which will be
evaluated and selected by the Scientific Committee. The proposal should
provide details on the purpose, the relevance to the conference, the
contents and structure, and the schedule of the workshop. The submission
deadline is March 31, 2018.
If you have any inquiries regarding paper submission, please contact the Paper Submission Office.
ACSB 2018 Paper Submission Office
c/o JTB Communication Design, Inc.
Celestine Shiba Mitsui Bldg. 3-23-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8335, Japan
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Looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo.