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The 7th ICBMR jointly organized by University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and Universitas Indonesia, and supported by ABEST21, was successfully held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, on November 16, 2012. The ICBMR is an annual conference organized by Universitas Indonesia with international partners, in an effort to develop a platform for international collaboration in research. Since 2010, the conference is supported by ABEST21. The 7th ICBMR, which focused on “Transforming Local and Regional Networks into Sustainable Growth”, received 127 applications, but only 61 papers were selected for presentation in the one day conference at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. The papers addressed various interesting and critical topics in the areas of finance and banking, capital market, economic development, human resources management, marketing, accounting and governance, strategic and general management and were presented by researchers from countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan.
All full papers presented at the conference were evaluated by the organizing committee, track chairs and scientific committee for the ABEST21 Best PaperAwards. In this conference, ABEST21 sponsored two awards for outstanding papers: One in the area of business and management, and one – in economics.The president of ABEST21 Fumio Itoh presented the certificates and monetary awards to the winners during the dinner cruise on Saigon River.
The president of ABEST21 Fumio Itoh (on black suit) presented awards to the winners
The winners for theABEST21 Award for the Best Paper in Business and Management are “Repositioning Strategy for Malaysian Companies Internationalization” by Ismi Rajiani of University Technical Malaysia.
It is interesting to note here that Dr. Ismi Rajiani is an Indonesian serving Malaysian university. He wins for Malaysia, sad for Indonesia! His achievement in this event attract Utusan Malaysia the most popular national newspaper to cover the news.