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The 6th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2019) – Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan»

Welcome to COMSA 2019

Welcome to the 6th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2019)  to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2019 at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan.

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About COMSA 2019

The 6th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia is an annual, international, peer-reviewed event that has been held every year in Hiroshima, Japan since 2015. Last year, the event preceded the 73rd Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony; however, this year, we are holding our conference in late March to coincide with the Cherry Blossom season.

Our theme for COMSA 2019 is Emerging Issues in Asia. There has never been a more challenging time in management and sustainability as we enter into a period of great uncertainty and change. Partnered with our conference sustainable tourism, COMSA 2019 will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, business professionals and students engaged in management education and the academic world to exchange the latest ideas, and share new research. Today’s rapidly globalizing world has spawned dynamic changes from rising affluence and urban migration to heavy demands put on our finite resources and the environment. The breakneck pace of development and consumption of modern society is an unsustainable course that threatens our ecosystem and future.

Thus, we are pleased to hold this event once again in Japan’s City of Peace: Hiroshima. We sincerely hope that all attending participants will have time to enjoy seeing the cherry blossoms in full bloom around Hiroshima to visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hiroshima: Peace Park and Miyajima (the shrine island). Truly, Hiroshima serves as an ideal venue for participants from different beliefs, cultures, social and economic backgrounds to gather peacefully to share in the awe and wonder of this amazing city.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, January 18, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!


COMSA 2019 Submission Application

Management & Sustainability Streams

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Ethics & CSR
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Management
  • IT Management
  • Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
  • Sustainable Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Urban Planning & Management
  • Other Areas (please specify)

COMSA 2019 Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

COMSA 2019 will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, business professionals and students engaged in management education and the academic world to exchange the latest ideas, and share new research.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Takayuki Yamada
    Chairperson,
    INTESDA, Japan

    Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2018 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director, INTESDA,
    Japan

    Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA.  His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights. He is actively involved with flood-fighting and disaster response and management in Japan.

  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    Media and Technology Director, INTESDA,
    Japan
  • Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.

    Readers

  • Luis Santiago, Ph.D. Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    Thirayu Meererksom, Ph.D. Faculty of Management Science, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
    Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Ph.D. Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
    Vorapoj Promasatayaprot, Ph.D. (Health System Development), Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
    Hossein Esmaeili, Ph.D. Flinders Law School, Flinders University, Australia
    Dag Petersson, Ph.D. School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
    Jin Su Jeong, Ph.D. School of Engineering and Industrial Design, Technical University of Madrid, Spain