On April 3rd and 4th, at the EMBA Center of the College of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) held a seminar titled “2021 Management Concept and Application Conference: Asian Business Management under Macroeconomic Uncertainty” with the College of Management, National Taiwan University (NTU). The conference was an academic platform aimed at providing an opportunity for scholars to share their research ideas, and also gave advice about Asia-Pacific corporations and institutions’ current challenges and up-and-coming issues in development.
In the opening speech, Dean Hwang San-Yih（黃三益）of the College of Management, NSYSU, stated that he wanted to give special thanks to the team from NTU’s College of Management, led by Dean Hu Shing-Yang（胡星陽）. With their cooperation, the NSYSU team had been able to organize the seminar successfully. He also thanked the sponsor Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) for their enthusiastic participation in education, the chairperson of JIU ZHEN NAN FOODS, Lee Hsiong-Qing（李雄慶）(Honorary Doctor of NSYSU, Outstanding Alumni), and the Chief of the JZN Brand Research Center, Lin Feng-Hue（林芬慧）, for providing 170 souvenirs for the assembled scholars and adding an honorable touch to the conference.
Four international scholars gave online speeches that increased the conference’s influence: Prof. Chung-Piaw Teo, Prof. Hsin-Chun Chen, Prof. Carl R. Chen, and Prof. In-Sue Oh. They are all influential representatives in academic research, and are all chief editors of internationally well-known academic journals including Operations Research, Management Science, ACM TMIS, ACM TOIS, IEEE IS, IEEE SMC, MISQ, DSS, JASIST, IREF, and JAP. By sharing their years of experience of writing and reviewing academic articles in their speeches, they allowed the participant scholars to gain a lot and create many brand-new ideas. Prof. In-Sue Oh also considered it very impressive that even during an epidemic crisis, Taiwan was still able to host in-person academic events.
Dean Hwang of NSYSU reminded the scholars to go to Sizihwan Beach to enjoy the beautiful sunset, which is considered one of the eight most beautiful views in Sizihwan, and to make sure to see Formosan Macaque. By arrangement of Chief Hsu, Jack Shih-Chieh（徐士傑）, of the Management Studies Research Center of NSYSU, the participants enjoyed a dinner at the Sunset Beach Resort on the campus at the end of the first day of the seminar. With the unique sunset and exquisite delicacies, it was an ideal end to an enriching day.
118 articles were submitted to this seminar, presented in 32 sessions. The articles’ authors came from 50 different universities domestically, and about 170 scholars participated in the event. Moreover, there were nine awards, including the Editor’s Choice Awards, Best Paper Award, and Outstanding Paper Award, which were presented to honor outstanding academic research. Award-winning authors were also invited to submit their work to Sun Yat-Sen Management Review or NTU Management Review, which are both first-level core journals of domestic TSSCI.
Chief Hsu of the Management Studies Research Center congratulated all the award winners and thanked the scholars for participating in this event during the holidays. All scholars were invited to exchange academic ideas in beautiful Sizihwan at any time, and the two-day seminar ended successfully.