Welcome to ABMC 2013 - an IAFOR event - Osaka, Japan
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community... 

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Asian Business and Management Conference, to be held from November 21-24 2013 in the great and exciting trading city of Osaka, Japan.

Conference Theme 2013: Corporate Governance and Business Sustainability

The Asian Business and Management Conference offers the occasion for wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion covering both policy and research in Asia, and beyond. ABMC 2013 will again bring together experts and leaders from the academic and business world to consider some of the pressing issues scholars and academics are facing in an open forum; seeking to define questions, pursue answers, search for research synergies and more; to both reflect on the recent past, and look forward, to exchange ideas and findings, in the exciting environment of Osaka, Japan.

We look forward to welcoming you (back) to Osaka!
ABMC 2013 Conference Chairs

Jerry Platt
Professor Emeritus, College of Business, San Francisco State University, USA & Vice-Chair, IAFOR International Advisory Board

Will Baber
Associate Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management, Japan

Call for Papers Now Open: Abstract Submissions Deadline Extended to October 1, 2013
To submit a paper through the online system, please click on the submissions tab above

Yozo Yokota
ABMC/ACPEL Keynote Speaker

Professor Yozo Yokota is an internationally renowned jurist and diplomat, who has extensively advised the United Nations, most notably as their special rapporteur on Myanmar. He is currently President of the Japanese Center for Human Rights.

For more information about the keynote speaker, the conference chairs, and other featured speakers, please click here.

Publishing Opportunities:
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Business and Management. For more information about the journal, click here

Conference Archive: For more information about past ABMC conferences, including links to associated media and publications, please click here.

ABMC 2013 will be held alongside the First Asian Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ACPEL 2013), and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge. Please click on the banner below to go to the ACPEL 2013 sister site.


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ABMC 2013 is pleased to be associated with the following affiliates:


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