The 4th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia

The KKR Hotel
Thursday and Friday
January 4-5, 2018

Hiroshima, Japan

COMSA 2018 will be held at the KKR Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
January 4-5, 2018

Submission Final Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

COMSA Submission Form

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The 4th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018)»

Welcome to the 4th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018). This is an international, peer-reviewed conference. All sessions will be held at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan on Thursday and Friday, January 4-5, 2018.

With the focus on management, business and sustainability, COMSA 2018 is being organized alongside The 4th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA 2018).

About COMSA 2018

Building on the success of last year’s conference held in Fukuoka, Japan, we are excited to hold COMSA 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan – The City of Peace! This focus on management and sustainability offers an  platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable development issues towards a business and management agenda: people, planet, and growth. Because this is an emerging paradigm, there is much research and exploration that is needed. Academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to both share their findings and learn from each other, in order to facilitate the transformation in how economic activity is conducted, allowing human societies to be sustained and to thrive.

As the fields of sustainability and management cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies. We particularly invite papers making empirical and theoretical contributions about the social and economic processes impacting on sustainable development; global environmental management, sustainable business and marketing; technological innovations; disaster management and social issues; urban planning and development.

 The final deadline for submissions of 250 words in English is Friday, December 15, 2017 on these areas:

    • Disaster Management
    • Energy Management
    • Environmental Management
    • Facility Management
    • Finance and Microfinance
    • HRM and Organizational Behavior
    • International Management
    • IT Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Issues in Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Planning & Management
  • Other Areas (please specify)


Program Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai
Special Adviser, Polio Plus Committee of Japan
Committee Member, Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Co-Chair and Program Director

COM Professor Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka
Program Director

Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Review and Editorial Committee

Henry Loupias Henry H. Loupias, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Communication
University of Pasundan, Indonesia

Dr. Henry Loupias is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Visual Communication at the University of Pasundan (UNPAS), located in Badung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, where it is one the best and most popular universities drawing students from all over Indonesia as well as many international countries. His research interests include media, social policy, criminal law and legal fundamentals. Dr. Loupias is passionately concerned about the impact of globalization on media and human rights.

Plenary Speaker

Harry Carley Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech
English Department, School of Humanities
Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, currently lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.

Program Committee

COMSA 2018 is an international, peer-reviewed conference. As a general rule, all applicants must use a university or institution registered e-mail address to submit an abstract for evaluation. Please contact the secretariat if you need assistance.

Our review process employs a double-blind review system with instructions and a scoring rubric that assesses a range of areas which are not limited to, but include originality, clarity, organization, methodology, spelling, grammar and suitability for the conference.

Accepted abstracts and papers will appear in the COMSA 2018 Proceedings. We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

COMSA 2018 Review Committee Leadership

Henry H. Loupias, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Communication, University of Pasundan, Indonesia
Alan Brady, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Soci0logy, Kwansei Gakuin University
Susan Miller, Ph.D. Professor, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
Jo Ann Oravec, Ph.D. Professor, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, USA
Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D Professor, Radio For Peace International; Founder, Real Economy Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech Lecturer, Dept. of English School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan

Miyajima, JapanHiroshima, Japan