The 2016 Management Theory and Practice Conference, jointly organized by NTU Management Review (NTUMR) and Kyoto University (KU), was held from Apr. 3 through 4, 2016, at Kyoto University with VIP guests including Mr. Yasunaga Wakabayashi, dean of Graduate School of Management (GSM-KU), Professor Norio Kambayashi, of Kobe University, Mr. Yoshihiro Tokuga, vice president of KU, Mr. Ruey-Shan Andy Guo, dean of NTU College of Management, Mr. Shing-Yang Hu and Mr. Robin Bing-Yu Chen, deputy deans of NTU College of Management, Professor Rong-Ruey Duh, former editor-in-chief, and many area editors of NTUMR.
NTUMR has been investing efforts in international connections over many years; NTUMR first invited Kyoto University to co-organize the 2014 Management Theory and Practice Seminar in Kitakyushu City. This time, NTUMR once again has invited KU to co-organize an international conference. This time, Professor Norio Kambayashi of Kobe University is invited to give a keynote speech on transitions of Japanese human resource and organization management practice and the proposition of integrating work and life. A parallel workshop with Mark Cannice (University of San Francisco), Yanto Chandra (City University of Hong Kong), Jin-ichiro Yamada (Osaka City University) on Entrepreneurship Research, Education, and Practice, moderated by Professor Ji-Ren Lee, is also organized. Through interactions and exchanges, scholars from different areas have reached agreements on topics of forward-looking management, not only bringing new aspects and creative ideas on management theory and practice, but also contributing substantial meanings as references for organizations.
The 2016 seminar has called for papers on the topic of Management Research and Practice in the Asia Pacific Region, and received many papers from Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Pakistan. After reviewing, 64 authors were invited to present their papers at the seminar. Excellent Paper Award and Recommended Paper Award with prizes of USD 400 and 250, respectively, were granted to 10 authors.
This seminar had helped to form closer interaction and exchange between KU and NTU; Dean Ruey-Shan Andy Guo and NTUMR look forward to future exchange and further cooperation with more internationally renowned academic institutes as to promote our university’s international academic and educational exchange, promote our international position, expand students’ international vision, and enhance research collaborations.
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