WELCOME TO

The 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
Thursday and Friday
August 2-3, 2018

Hiroshima, Japan

Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, 2018
The Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan

Submissions Due Friday, May 11, 2018

COMSA 2018 Submission Form

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The 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018)»

COMSA 2018 Welcome
Welcome to the 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed weekend event will be held in partnership with the 5th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA 2018).

COMSA 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All participants of COMSA 2018 will be invited to a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Following the Peace Park tour, there will be an optional excursion to visit the shrine island of Miyajima – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

About COMSA 2018

There has never been a more challenging time in management and sustainability as we enter into a period of great uncertainty and change. The conference theme, Growing Global will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, business professionals and students engaged in management education and the academic world to exchange the latest ideas, and share new research.

Today’s rapidly globalizing world has spawned dynamic changes from rising affluence and urban migration to heavy demands put on our finite resources and the environment.  The breakneck pace of development and consumption of modern society is an unsustainable course that threatens our ecosystem and future.

COMSA 2018 is an international conference held in Japan’s city of peace and just prior to the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. We hope that this setting in Hiroshima will provide a peaceful atmosphere to engage, learn and share ideas ranging from corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line to sustainable business practices,  economic development and sustainable livelihoods in developing nations.

The final deadline for submissions of 250 words in English is Friday, May 11, 2018 on these areas:

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business Ethics & CSR
    • Economic Development
    • Environmental Management
    • IT Management
    • Sustainable Business
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Management
  • Tourism Management
  • 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
INTESDA, Japan

Michael 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

Joann Oravec Jo Ann R. Oravec, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Technology & Supply Chain Management
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, USA

Jo Ann Oravec is a full professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management. She received her MBA, MS, MA, and PhD degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

She taught computer information systems and public policy at Baruch College of the City University of New York; she also taught in the School of Business and the Computer Sciences Department at UW-Madison as well as at Ball State University. In the 1990s, she chaired the Privacy Council of the State of Wisconsin, the nation’s first state-level council dealing with information technology and privacy issues. She has written books (including “Virtual Individuals, Virtual Groups: Human Dimensions of Groupware and Computer Networking,” Cambridge University Press) and dozens of articles on futurism, disability, technological design, privacy, computing technology, management, and public policy issues.  She has received more than twelve hundred academic citations of her journal articles.  She has worked for public television and developed software along with her academic ventures.  She has held visiting fellow positions at both Cambridge and Oxford.

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
William P. Kittredge, Ph.D. Professor, College of Business, Bellevue University, USA
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

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