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2. Call for Papers: Paper Tracks

 Paper Tracks: (Please DO NOT submit your articles to any track chairs. Thanks! )
 
Track 1. Consumer and Family Issues
 
Track Chairs: Jr-Tsung Huang, Ph.D., National Chengchi University, Taiwan (jthuang@nccu.edu.tw) and Jing Jian Xiao, Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, USA (jjxiao@uri.edu) 
 
The central topic of this track is the improvement of the well-being of consumers and families.  This track focuses on household demand, household production, family formation and dissolution, consumer finance and family economics, and government policy.  Research papers that use applied economics to address policy-relevant issues related to the behavior and well-being of families, individuals, and consumers are welcome.  We are also interested in the international dimensions of family and consumer economics, including applications in the areas of international development and consumer finance.  Other topics such as labor economics, gender economics, and home economics are also included in this track.
 
Track 2. Business Sustainability in a Disruptive Era
 
Track Chairs: Vasu Srivibha, Chief Impact Officer, Sasin School of Mnagement, Thailand (vasu.srivibha@sasin.edu) and Stephen Young, Ph.D., Global Executive Director, The Caux Round Table, USA (stephen.young@sasin.edu)
 
Business Sustainability is inevitably a driving force of maintaining balance between economy, environment and society, which have grown more difficult to maintain. This track concentrates on (i) the synergies between business and sustainability; (ii) SDGs and impact; (iii) corporate social responsibility; (iv) entrepreneurial mindset and social impact, (v) purposeful business; (vi) stakeholder engagement; (vii) creating shared value; (viii) ESG and Triple Bottom Line; (ix) socially responsible investment and impact investment; and (x) the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.
 
Track 3. Economics and Its Applications in the Digital Era 
 
Track Chairs: Pandej Chintrakarn, Ph.D., Mahidol University, International College, Thailand (pandej.chi@mahidol.ac.th) and Piyachart Phiromswad, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand (piyachart.phiromswad@sasin.edu)
 
This track invites papers from all areas of economics that focus on applying the knowledge in the field to address the issue of disruption. Disruption happens where new types of products or services that radically change their core value proposition and/or business model in the market or industry are introduced or will be introduced in the near future. This includes economics studies that focus on microeconomic issues, macroeconomic issues in the domestic and international economies, large and small businesses, game theory and general economic issues that focus on applying the knowledge to address the issue are welcome. 
 
Track 4. Economic Development of China 
 
Track Chair: Jr-Tsung Huang, Ph.D., National Chengchi University, Taiwan (jthuang@nccu.edu.tw)
 
This track is especially for the special issue of Singapore Economic Review on “China’s Economy: Challenges and Development in the Future.” We would like to broadly invite researchers to submit any original micro- and macro-level studies related to China’s economy to this track. Empirical and policy oriented research articles are most preferable, however, experimental, theoretical, and empirical case studies will be also welcomed. Those who have high-quality submissions in this track will be invited to submit their works to this special issue after conference.
 
Track 5. Longevity in Digital Era 
 
Track Chairs: Kua Wongboonsin, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand, (kua.wongboonsin@sasin.edu) and Patcharawala Wongboonsin, Ph.D., Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, (patcharawalai.w@chula.ac.th) 
 
Papers addressing theoretical, empirical, methodological, and policy issues that apply in an Asian context are priority.  A comparative study with non-Asia is also welcomed.  Contributions include those from the perspective of business demography, health economics, health marketing, actuarial science, and related fields.
 
Track 6. Global Innovation and Operation Management in a Digital Era 
 
Track Chairs: Chaipong Pongpanich, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand (chaipong.Pongpanich@sasin.edu) and Chonawee Supatgiat, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand (chonawee.supatgiat@sasin.edu) 
 
In the digital age, machine computing power and data storage technology are advancing at an exponential rate. Operations Research and Management Science are increasingly applied to solve various decision problems around the world. This track will present some examples of the development, application, and/or implementation of Operations Research and Management Science models that address economic issues in Asian countries.
 
Track 7. Marketing in a Disruptive Era
 
Track Chairs: Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand, (Krittinee.NuttaVuthisit@sasin.edu) and Pavitra Jindahra, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand, (Pavitraj@sasin.edu) 
 
In a disruptive era, conventional beliefs and practices are challenged. Marketing must be transforming rapidly due to dramatic changes of technology, communications, environment concerns, social pressures, and consumptions. This track incorporates a broad range of marketing topics such as consumer behaviors, brands, products, pricing, channels, communications, relationship management with a focus on offering new perspectives emerging from a disruptive era. Specific theme of interest includes consumer and business sustainability. 
 
Track 8. International Financial Management and Investments
 
Track Chairs: Pornsit Jiraporn, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA (pjiraporn@gmail.com) and Pattarake Sarajoti, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand (pattarake.sarajoti@sasin.edu) 
 
In a disruptive era, the most important question is how financial decisions can create sustainable value for the stakeholders.  It is also crucial to understand how corporate governance influences corporate outcomes and policies.  At the same time, investors make their investment decisions and diversify their portfolio globally.  This track welcomes papers that provide better understanding of financial decisions in a disruptive era.  Topics include international financial management, capital structure decisions, capital budgeting decisions, corporate governance, risk management, financial contagion, financial technologies, corporate and retail investor behaviors, portfolio management, mutual funds, derivative markets, performance evaluation, and financial sustainability.  
 
Track 9.  Global Leadership and Cross-Cultural Management
 
Track Chair: Kritika Kongsompong, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand (Kritika.Kongsompong@sasin.edu) 
 
Global leadership, cross-cultural management, global talent management and diversity management are vital to the management of human resources within the multinational firm. This track encompasses papers dealing with leadership development, and managing multicultural teams within the multinational firm. It also covers organizational behavior topics such as the positive and negative effects of diversity for individuals, teams, and organizations, issues related to cross-cultural management, and the role of language in multinational organizations. In addition, the track includes papers that address grand societal challenges (e.g., global migration and refuges, climate change, etc.) and the people-related and cultural implications for the multinational firm.
 
Track 10. Management, Organizations and Strategy 
 
Track Chairs: Adith Cheosakul, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand, (adith.cheosakul@sasin.edu) and Sabin Srivannaboon, Ph.D., Sasin School of Management, Thailand, (sabin.srivannaboon@sasin.edu)
 
Amidst the incessant volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) world, especially the disruptive innovation, practical approaches to proactive implementation of management, organization and strategy with the integrated application of essential functional knowledge in fields such as accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information system, marketing, operations and project management are required to foster organizational sustainability and longevity. This track solicits the latest, original and significant contributions related to innovative practices in management, organization and strategy that stimulate stakeholders’ innovation consciousness and engagement in active life-long learning and enable them to always be aware of their potential impact on a variety of constituencies.