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The 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
August 1-2, 2018
Hiroshima, Japan

COSA 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Thursday and Friday, August 1-2, 2018

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The 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2018)»

Welcome to the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held from August 1-2, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. This conference is being organized alongside the 5th Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability (ACAHS 2018) and the 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability (ACSUS 2018).

These events will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All registered participants will be provided with a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park as well as an optional, ticketed tour to Miyajima the Shrine Island – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

About COSA 2018

At the heart of the concept of sustainable business lie two interrelated challenges: how to address our growth needs, in particular those of the developing countries, given the limitations imposed by the state of business, technology and social organization on our ability to meet present and future needs.

What type of governance structures, business practices, technological innovations, legal agreements or policy tools can best bridge the needs-limitation gap in order to facilitate and accelerate sustainable business? The rapid economic growth of the developing countries in Asia in the recent decades has added a new dimension to this process, by shifting the leverage of change from the West to the East. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems.

COSA 2018 offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable business 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.

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 governance, business and public policy approaches; technological innovations; climate change adaptation & mitigation; renewable energy development.

Submit a proposal of 250 words in English on the following streams by Friday, March 2, 2018:

  • Agribusiness in Asia
  • CSR and Sustainable Development
  • Digital Divide
  • Ecological Economics
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Inequality, Poverty and Sustainability
  • National and International Law
  • Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
  • 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

Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
INTESDA Program Director
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 business and education rights.

Editorial Committee

Hossein Esmaeili, Ph.D. (UNSW, Australia)
Assoc. Professor of Law, Flinders Law School
Flinders University, Australia

Dr Hossein Esmaeili, is an Associate Professor of Law at Flinders University. He previously taught at the School of Law, University of New England and Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and School of Law, University of Western Sydney. Dr Esmaeili’s teaching areas include Real Property Law, Trusts, Immigration and Refugee Law, Comparative Law and Public International Law. He is the author of The Legal Regime of Offshore Oil Rigs in International Law (2001, Ashgate, Aldershot) and has published scholarly articles in leading law journals in Australia, Europe and the United States. Hossein is the Co-Editor of Flinders Law Journal.

Dag Petersson, Ph.D. (Copenhagen)
Assoc. Professor, School of Architecture
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

 

Dag Petersson (1971) has a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has for many years been researching the philosophy of photography and image representation. Dr. Petersson served between 2002 and 2009 as head of the Image Collection at the Royal Library in Copenhagen and has since been teaching at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Since 2014 he co-directs a new Master Program in architecture, “Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability.” He is currently researching Disaster Response and Representation.

Program Committee

COSA 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 official proceedings (ISSN 2188-3432), which is published in electronic format shortly after the conference.

We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

Review Committee

Hossein Esmaeili, Ph.D. Flinders Law School, Flinders University, Australia
Dag Petersson, Ph.D. School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
Kozue Kay Nagata, Ph.D. Faculty of International Cooperation, Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D. Professor, Radio For Peace International; Founder, Real Economy Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Miyajima, JapanHiroshima, Japan