Sponsored Jointly by ASBBS
Niigata University, Japan
8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho; Nishi-ku, Niigata 950-2181; Japan
June 23 – 24, 2018

The 22nd Annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences will be held at the beautiful campus of Niigata University, Japan during June 23-24, 2018. The theme of conference is “Diverse Business Education in a Globalized Economy”.  The jointly sponsored conference will include paper presentation in competitive sessions, the Best Paper award at the Banquet, tour of two Niigata University campuses (optional) and a study tour of the seat of Niigata prefecture and its enthralling coast line. The conference will highlight the Keynote Speech by Professor Sugata Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D, President of Niigata University. Professor Takahashi will speak on Community Healthcare (Community Medicine) in Niigata. The deadline for submission of papers is May 22, 2018.

About Niigata: Niigata is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. It lies on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan, in the Chūbu region and faces the Sea of Japan and Sado Island. It is situated approximately 250 kilometers or 158 miles directly north of Tokyo, and is connected with Tokyo via the Shinkansen and an expressway. Direct flight to Niigata is available through a number of international airports including Incheon, South Korea. Connecting flights from Narita International airport to Niigata are available throughout the day.

Niigata Prefecture is known for rice production and rice-related industries which are very important to the prefectural economy. Rice is the principal product, and among the prefectures of Japan Niigata is second only to Hokkaidō in rice output. The Prefecture is known throughout Japan for its high-quality sake, senbei, mochi, and arare. In sake production, the prefecture comes third after Gunma and Kyoto prefectures. Numerous wetlands, such as the Fukushimagata wetlands, can be found within the city limits. The Sakata lagoon is registered as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
Niigata Prefecture also produces the highest volume of azaleas and cut lilies in Japan, and along with Toyama Prefecture, it produces the highest volume of tulips in the country.

Niigata is home to the famous “industrial agglomeration area” for metalware production. The name of the area is “Tsubame-Sanjo”
The city is sometimes called the “City of Water” (水の都 Mizu-no-miyako) because of the two rivers that flow through it, its position next to the Japan Sea, its many wetlands, and the canals that used to run through the city. It is also sometimes referred to as the “City of Willows” (柳の都 Yanagi-no-miyako) or Ryuto (柳都) because of the willow trees that lined the old canals. In recent years, the city has been promoting itself as a “Designated City of Food and Flowers” (食と花の政令市 Shoku to hana no seireishi), highlighting its agricultural areas outside of the city center.

Accommodation and Conference Registration: Niigata offers a wide range of choice for hotels. Crown Plaza ANA Niigata is designated as the conference hotel. Participants will be transported to Niigata University on Saturday (June 23) morning and brought back to the hotel after the conference. The Study Tour will originate from the conference hotel on Sunday morning. The regular Registration Fee will be $450.00 if paid by May 22, 2018 and the late Registration Fee will be $500.00 if paid after May 22. The Registration Fee for students is $300.00 per paper per author.  Co-authors of the same paper will receive a 25% discount (applicable to all co-authors). Regular registration fee and late Registration Fee may be paid by check or credit card until June 15. Onsite Registration Fee must be paid in cash (U.S. dollars only). Participants may also register spouse for a fee of $100.00 The Registration Fee includes presentation of one paper (except spouse), study tour on Sunday and food and drinks during the conference. Participants may register to present a second paper for an additional fee of $150.00 To register for the conference, Click here Registration_Form_Niigata2018.doc (64 kilobytes, Microsoft Word).

Conference Proceedings and Refereed Journal: Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to publish their papers in the ASBBS International Conference Proceedings. The deadline to submit to the International Conference Proceedings is May 22, 2018. All conference papers will also be considered for publication in one of the four Cabell listed refereed Journals published by ASBBS.

Form Your Own Session: Authors are encouraged to form Thematic Sessions on any topic relevant to Business and Behavioral Sciences, or in the general areas of Arts and Sciences. Ideally, a Session should consist of five papers. The organizer of a Thematic Session will be designated as the Session Chair and his/her Registration Fee will be waived.

Translation Service: ASBBS encourages submission of papers and abstracts in Japanese and Korean languages. Authors may have their papers translated in English for a modest fee. Either the author or the translator may present the paper in a regular session of the conference. All completed papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

To submit a proposal, send a paper or an abstract of a paper with at least 300 words to the Conference Chair or the Program Chair. All papers and abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be informed of the review decision within one week of submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Conference Chair
Wali I. Mondal
Profesor, School of Business and Management
National University
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037-1011

Program Chair
Ryoji Ito
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Niigata University
8050 IkarashiNinochou, Nishi-ku
Niigata City, 950-2181, Japan
Tel: +81-25-2627483

Program Committee
Ayse Simin Erdemir
Istanbul Commerce UniversityAshutosh Deshmukh
Penn State University, Erie

Hank Findley
Troy University

Carol Anionwu
Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria

Gerald Calvasina
Southern Utah University

Neha Purushottam
School of Business and Leadership
University of South Africa

Saidatulakmal Mohammad
School of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Ellis B. Heath
Valdosta State University

Bala Maniam
Sam Houston State University

Elizabeth Katz
St. Edwards University

Shamsul Chowdhury
Roosevelt University

Jan Richards
National University

Donna L. Roberts
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide