2016 Asia Conference on Economics & Business Research (ACEB 2016)

24 & 25 November 2016, Concorde Hotel Singapore

The 2016 Asia Conference on Economics & Business Research (ACEB), is jointly organized by Asia Pacific International Academy and Aventis School of Management. ACEB 2016 will be held on the 24 & 25 November 2016 in Concord Hotel Singapore, which aims to bring together leading experts, students and practitioners from Asia and the rest of the world to share their expertise and experiences. Our goal is to create opportunities for international research collaborations, scientific information interchange and facilitate relationship building in the Economics and Business disciplines.

The topics discussed will include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Accounting and Economics, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Business Ethics, General Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Public Sector Management, and other related topics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. Submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.

Conference Proceedings in Partnership with Springer

ACEB Conference Proceedings will be in cooperation with Springer Science + Business Media. Springer is a global publishing company that publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, technical and medical (STM) publishing.[1] Springer also hosts a number of scientific databases, including SpringerLink, Springer Protocols, and SpringerImages. Book publications include major reference works, textbooks, monographs and book series; more than 168,000 titles are available as e-books in 24 subject collections. Springer has major offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, and New York City. All conference proceedings from Springer are automatically submitted to Thomson Reuters (ISI) for review. * Thomson Reuters (ISI) decide which proceedings to index will be included in their proceedings database.

What can you expect at 2016 ACEB?

We make a concerted effort to provide participants with ample opportunities to interact and seek new directions in the broad area of Economics and Business research.

  • Welcome reception for all first-time attendees to the conference
  • Reception for international attendees
  • Hear from some of key thought leaders in compelling special sessions
  • Gain exposure to cutting-edge research from a diverse array of scholars.
  • An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
  • Opportunities to attend special sessions which include in-depth workshops on the latest innovations in practice
  • Establish and deepen relationships with your peers in networking breaks & receptions
  • A full day of theme-track programming featuring compelling TED-style talks centred on ways we can expand business thinking and applied research
  • Two Research Awards will be selected in each sessions for:
    – Best Research Paper Award
    – Best Student Paper Award
  • Closing reception featuring Asian food, shopping and entertainment

About Aventis School of Management as the Conference Host

Aventis is an international graduate school located in Singapore renowned for its international partnership with top research universities including the City University of New York and California State University on applied research and thought leadership in business and applied research. We hope you will join us in Singapore for the largest gathering of the economics community in Asia.

Who Should Attend:

  • Leading Academics, PhD Students
  • Thought leaders
  • National and Local Government, Provincial
  • Government and Municipalities
  • Key Industry Players & Industry Consultants
  • Investors And Financiers
  • Business Consultants
  • Economists
  • Fund Managers

About Singapore Singapore is located at one of the crossroads of the world. Its’ strategic location has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Singapore is also one of the busiest seaports in the world, and has an airport served by more than 70 major airlines.Singapore cityscape looks magnificent, particularly at night when buildings are brilliantly lit.

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Language and Religion: The four official languages in Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the most common official language and it is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English.

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Climate Enjoy the sunshine in Singapore. The island is warm and humid all year round, with temperature ranging from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius during the day. You can seek shelter in air-conditioning equipped shops, restaurants, hotels and office buildings all over the island if want to avoid the sun.

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Travel Guide – VISA Requirements Click here for the travellers’ guide to help you plan your trip to Singapore. These are useful information that you should know before arriving or departing from Singapore, such as information on Visa requirements.

Accommodation & Conference Venue : 100 Orchard Road

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Concorde Hotel Singapore The conference will be held at in the heart of Singapore Shopping Belt, Orchard Road. Concorde Hotel, a 4 Stars International Hotel Chain located at 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840 | Tel: +65 6733 8855 | http://singapore.concordehotelsresorts.com/

There are numerous hotels to choose from to satisfy each person’s individual requirements.

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The Organizers invite business operators, business consultants, economists, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit papers to the 2016 Asia Conference on Economics & Business Research (ACEB).

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Accounting International Economics
Advertising Management International Finance
Business & Economics Labour Economics
Business Ethics Labour Relations & Human Resource Management
Business Intelligence Law & Economics
Business Information Systems Management Information Systems
Business Law Management Science
Business Performance Management Market Structure and Pricing
Business Statistics Marketing Research and Strategy
Change Management Marketing Theory and Applications
Communications Management Operations Research
Comparative Economic Systems Organizational Behaviour & Theory
Consumer Behaviour Organizational Communication
Corporate Finance and Governance Prices, Business Fluctuations and Cycles
Corporate Governance Product Management
Cost Management Product and Organizations
Decision Sciences Product/Operations Management
Development Planning Policy Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship
Economic Development Public Economics and Finance
Economic Methodology Public Relations
Economic Policy Public Responsibility and Ethics
Economic System Regulatory Economics
Entrepreneurship Resource Management
Finance & Investments Strategic Management
Financial Economics Strategic Management Policy
Global Business Stress Management
Household Behaviour and Family Economics Supply Change Management
Human Resource Systems Management
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Systems Thinking
Information Systems Taxes
Information Technology Management Technology and Innovation
International Business Welfare Economics

Authors will be notified of the selection results by email and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Conference.


Step 1: Check Format and Error before Submission

ACEB committee recommends that every manuscript should be thoroughly reviewed for grammatical and spelling errors prior to submission.

Abstract should not exceed 250 words with the information of paper’s background, methodology, findings and conclusions. The abstract should also contain all the keywords and key phrases at least once and more than once if necessary. Here below is the Abstract Template for your reference.


Step 2: Submit Abstract / Proposal
*Submit Online before September 30, 2016

Author need to submit only ONE abstract/proposal to the online system, Easychair which is the conference-system website for ACEB 2016. Author will be asked to create own personal account before uploading abstract/proposal, and they are free to use the system to edit the information and submission.


  1. Select “Submit a new version” from the right hand menu of the Submission screen.
  2. Select ‘Choose File’ and upload the Microsoft Word file containing your full paper to upload.
  3. Click ‘Submit a New Version’.

Step 3: Get Acceptance Letter and Submit Copy Right Form

If the abstract is accepted by the conference committee, author will get an Acceptance Letter and Copy Right Form. Upon completed payment of the registration fee, the paper will be scheduled for oral presentation in the conference.

Author need to sign the copyright form and upload it with full paper to Easychair before October 21, 2016. Please notice that the papers without signed copyright forms will not be considered for publishing in conference proceedings.

Step 4: Submit Final Paper
*Deadline is October 21, 2016

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper by October 21, 2016. The full article should be submitted in Word (NOT pdf). Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline, having thoroughly read the paper for errors.

To facilitate easier processing, reviewing, and publishing of all submissions, please follow this checklist, if English is not your first language.

  1. APA Style Sheet
  2. 10-point Times New Roman font
  3. Single-spacing throughout the document
  4. Double space (instead of indent
  5. to designate a new paragraph or section
  6. Top, bottom, and side margins no less than 7/8 of an inch or 2.2 cm
  7. Cover page that includes title, author’s/authors’ affiliation(s), contact information, and topic of the submission
  8. Title, authors and affiliations repeated at the beginning of the body of the paper
  9. Manuscript not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references)
    Manuscripts longer than 5,000 words will be returned for editing
  10. Graphs and visuals can be reproduced electronically

Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings will be published with World Scientific Publishing. World Scientific Publishing is one of the few publishers with direct partnership with Google to assure your book, including contents, can be easily searched and found from the internet. We believe firmly in wide discovery and indexing of our publications. The Conference proceedings will be submitted to Amazon Search inside the Book, ISI Book Citation Index, OCLC, EBSCOHOST, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index where applicable.



To register yourself in conference, you need to pay conference fee. The registration fee, in US dollar is due in advance from all participants including authors. Once we received payment authorization from our bank, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration. The conference is open to all who wish to make an oral presentation. Participants must register and attend the conference in order to present their paper. Non-presenting observer who wants to attend the conference should register as Observer (Participant ONLY).

It is not possible to pay the registration fee after the conference. Conference sessions are open only to registered participants. Each presenting participant is limited to two papers, either oral or as poster presentation. To assure your participation in the conference and inclusion of your paper in the conference proceedings, your registration fee must before deadline. If your registration will be late, or if you have difficulties making the payments on time, please contact our office or send us an e-mail at vivian@aventisglobal.edu.sg to make suitable arrangements.

Payment Details: 

Details Early Bird Payment per person Late Payment per person
(until midnight of Sept. 30th, 2016) (Oct 1st ~ Nov 10th, 2016)
Single Author USD750 USD850
Additional Author/s (if attend) USD650 USD750
Observer (ONLY Participant) USD600 USD700
Author (Virtual Presentation) USD500 USD550

*All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.

Cancellation Policy:

For any cancellation before November 15th, 2016, a USD 100 cancellation fee will be deducted. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date. The registration fee must be paid before the due date. If none of the authors of a paper register by the due date, their paper will not be listed in the Conference Program nor will it be published in the Conference Proceedings. The ACEB reserves the right to cancel or postpone the conference in the case of natural disaster, strike, government regulation or any other unpredictable event making it impossible to hold the conference. If a conference has been cancelled, the ACEB will only be responsible for returning the participant´s registration fee.


Registration Fee on or before Early Bird Rate Fee after Early Bird Rate
Single Author USD$ 750.00 USD$ 850.00

Single Author

Additional Author/s (if attend) USD$ 650.00 USD$ 750.00

Additional Author/s (if attend)

Observer (ONLY Participant) USD$ 600.00 USD$ 700.00

Observer (ONLY Participant)

Author (Virtual Presentation) USD$ 500.00 USD$ 550.00

Author (Virtual Presentation)

2016 Keynote Speaker

Richard Jerram is Chief Economist for Bank of Singapore where he is responsible for analysing and forecasting global macro developments, as well as being a key member of the investment committee. He joined Bank of Singapore in June 2011.

Richard has been working as an economist for nearly three decades, initially in Tokyo during the late 1980s bubble, followed by a period running Asia-Pacific forecasting for the Economist Intelligence Unit in London and then studying for a doctorate at the LSE. He returned to Japan with ING Securities in 1996, which was acquired by Macquarie Securities in 2004. In 2009, Richard was appointed Head of Asian Economics and was based in Singapore.

Richard has a BSc from University College London and MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Dr. Richard Jerram

Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore, PhD, International Economics, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2016 Keynote Speaker

Dr Alan Bollard is the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific.  Dr Bollard advances APEC’s agenda by executing APEC’s work programmes as mandated by Leaders and Ministers. Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.

Dr Alan Bollard

Executive Director, the APEC Secretariat, Singapore

2016 Keynote Speaker

Professor Sterling Huang joined Singapore Management University in 2014. He taught Financial Accounting (MBA) in INSEAD in 2013. Professor Huang received his Master of Science and PhD in Finance from INSEAD Business School. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) and a lecturer with Macquarie University Australia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia.

Professor Sterling Huang’s interests lie in the area of Corporate Governance, Family Firms and Analyst Forecast research. Professor Huang is also an ad hoc reviewer for European Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Empirical Finance, etc.

Professor Sterling Huang has published in leading academic journals, including Finance & Development, Harvard Business Review, Thomson Reuters, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Wall Street Journal, American Accounting Association Press Release, INSEAD Knowledge, etc.

Prof. Sterling Huang

Assistant Professor, Singapore Management University, PhD in Finance, INSEAD

Conference Chair Keynote Speaker

Dr. Luis J. Hall is an assistant professor in economics and finance at the Department of Economics of Universidad de Alicante in Spain. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Hall held previous positions in the New York State Banking Department, as external researcher for the World Bank and Inter-American Developing Bank and formerly taught at New York University. He has been a consultant for several banks focusing his research primarily on credit and credit default. His research interests lies in corporate finance, sovereign risk, interest rate, international economics and international financial markets.

Professor Luis Hall

Ph.D in Finance, New York University

General Chair

Prof. Dan Levin

Director (Academic Affairs) Graduate Programs Aventis School of Management, Ph,D, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance / Rejection Two weeks after submission
Upload Final Version of Manuscript October 21, 2016
Tentative Conference Program Announcement October 28, 2016
Conference Day November 24-25, 2016




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