ICBEIT 2015 Guam

Doing Business in the Global Economy: Economic, Political, Social, Cultural and Technological Environments
March 23 and 24, 2015 at the Westin Resort, Tumon Bay, Guam, U.S.A.

University of Guam-School of Business and Public Administration (Guam, U.S.A.)
Penn State Altoona-Division of Business and Engineering (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
Nagoya University-Graduate School of Economics-Economic Research Center (Japan)
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management (Japan)

Call for Papers

Proposal(s) due November 20, 2014

About the Conference

This conference provides a venue for scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, students, and representatives from industry and government. The annual theme is the economic, social, political, cultural and technological environments in which today’s businesses operate. This conference is the 9th in the annual international conference series since 2007.

Annually, our conference is attended by 60 to 120 participants who represent up to 20 universities in up to 12 countries and territories. Our conference has been successful in that more than 50% of participants are repeat participants, i.e., they participated in at least one of our past conferences. Participants’ post-conference feedback in our last three (3) conferences show more than 90% rating our conference as “excellent” or “very good.”

Past Conferences

  • March 2007 in Guam, U.S.A.3
  • March 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam4
  • March 2009 in Nagoya, Japan1
  • February/March 2010 in Seoul, South Korea5
  • March 2011 in Guam, U.S.A.1
  • March 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1, 6
  • March 2013 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia1, 2
  • March 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan1, 2

All of the past conferences were organized by the University of Guam-School of Business and Public Administration (Guam, U.S.A.) in partnership with Penn State Altoona-Division of Business and Engineering (U.S.A.) and one or more of the following partners:

  1. Nagoya University-Graduate School of Economics-Economic Research Center (Japan)
  2. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management (Japan)
  3. Alfred University-College of Business (U.S.A.)
  4. Vietnam National University-Hanoi School of Business (Vietnam)
  5. Seoul Women’s University (South Korea)
  6. University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Conference Topics

Proposals for presentations and panels (comprised of 3 to 5 related presentations) are invited in the following broad subject categories.

[01] Accounting
[02] Business Law, Ethics or Regulation
[03] Economics
[04] Entrepreneurship
[05] Finance
[06] International Business
[07] International Tourism
[08] Management (including Health Care Management)
[09] Management Information Systems
[10] Marketing
[11] Strategic Management
[12] Interdisciplinary
[13] Pedagogy
[14] Case Studies
[15] Graduate Student Presentations
[16] Undergraduate Student Presentations

The Conference Program will be organized so that sessions flow well and that papers in each session relate to each other. Depending on the numbers of paper presentations, we may also consider holding concurrent sessions. Plan on a 15-20 minute presentation (including questions and answers). Language used in the entire conference will be English. Non-English-speaking presenters may participate as long as they are accompanied by a competent English-translator and limit their presentation within the time allowance. Equipment for PowerPoint presentations will be available. Please save your PowerPoint files in a .pptx format to ensure software compatibility. Please use a USB-flash drive for file storage or bring your own USB-adapter if you are using a different file storage.

Conference Registration

The conference registration fees are USD300 per person, including lunch and morning and afternoon snacks on the two days of the conference and presentation of one paper. Students may avail of the discounted rate of USD225 per student. Please add USD50 for each paper you plan to present after the first paper. You may register for the conference by completing the registration form and sending it by email to Dr. Ruane at the University of Guam, School of Business and Public Administration (mcruane@uguam.uog.edu) by November 30, 2014.

On the same registration form, please indicate if you will be interested in joining the study tour, which will be offered only if the minimum number of participants is met.

Submission of Proposals and Final Manuscripts

Proposals for a panel or individual presentation must be received by November 20, 2014. All proposals are to be electronically submitted to mcruane@uguam.uog.edu (Subject: Proposal for ICBEIT 2015 Guam). Be sure to provide contact information about author(s), including email address(es) and a brief abstract (100 words) describing your presentation. Be sure to indicate the subject category to which your paper is most relevant (see code above) and which of the authors are planning to attend the conference. Within days, you will be notified about the acceptance of your abstract and expected to register by November 30, 2014.

If you wish for your manuscript to be included in the ICBEIT 2015 Guam Proceedings and distributed to all conference participants, please submit your manuscript to mcruane@uguam.uog.edu (Subject: Manuscripts for ICBEIT 2015 Guam) by January 31, 2015.

Opportunity to Publish in a Peer-reviewed Journal

Like our past conferences, this year’s conference also offers you, as conference participant, with the opportunity to publish your conference paper in any of the double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by the Allied Academies http://www.alliedacademies.org/Public/Journals/Journals.aspx. Although not all submissions will be accepted for publication, the editorial review board will give each submission its utmost consideration. Journal submissions must be sent to mcruane@uguam.uog.edu (Subject: Journal submission) around April 30, 2015. Only those papers presented at the conference will be considered for journal publication.

Allied Academies require authors of accepted papers to become academy members at USD75 for the year. This entitles the member to a number of benefits, including a PDF version of the journal issue that features your accepted paper as well as access to past journal issues, which are downloadable as PDF files. Printed copies of any of Allied Academies’ journals can be ordered at extra cost.

Conference Hotel and Accommodations

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel will be THE WESTIN RESORT at 105 Gun Beach Road, Tumon, Guam U.S.A. 96913, Phone: 1(671) 647-1020 http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1057.

Tumon Bay is centrally located and offers walking access to shopping, restaurants and sightseeing attractions. Beaches facing the Pacific Ocean where you can enjoy the view of the sunrise and sunset can be accessed through most hotels or through public parks.

We have arranged a special room rate of $150 +11% occupancy tax for single or double occupancy (no breakfast) at The Westin Resort. To reserve, please Ms. Lita directly at Lita.Magdael@westin.com. Be sure to let her know that you are attending our conference. The two hotels closest to the Westin are Guam Reef Hotel and Ohana Bayview Hotel. Taxis and sightseeing buses are also available if you choose to stay in more distant hotels along Pale San Vitores Road in Tumon Bay.

Tumon Bay is 3-5 miles away from the A.B. WonPat Guam International Airport (airport code GUM). A cab ride between the airport and Tumon Bay would cost no more than US$20 each way.

Visa to Enter Guam, U.S.A.

Guam is a U.S. territory in the Western Pacific region. Non-U.S.-passport-holders are advised to consult the U.S. State Department or the nearest U.S. Consulate/Embassy regarding any visa requirement to enter Guam.

If an entry visa is required, obtaining it is the sole responsibility of the conference participant. The conference organizers will not apply for an entry visa on your behalf nor provide documents other than a letter that will indicate your intended participation at the conference.

Other Announcements

  • As in past conferences, all fees are non-refundable once they are paid.
  • As in past conferences in other locations, please note that the organizers do not provide insurance of any type to conference participants.

Contact Information of Conference Co-Chairs


Maria Claret M. Ruane, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics at the University of Guam-School of Business and Public Administration
UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Tel 1 (671) 735-2501
Fax 1 (671) 734-5362

Penn State Altoona

Barbara A. Wiens-Tuers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics and Head of the Division of Business and Engineering, Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601
Tel 1 (814) 949-5773
Fax 1 (814) 949-5829


Akihiro Noguchi, D (Econ)
Former Director of Economic Research Center and Professor at the Nagoya University- Graduate School of Economics
C4-2(700) Furocho, Chikusa,
Nagoya 464-8601 Japan
Tel 81 (52) 789-2373
Fax 81 (52)789-4924


Michael Angelo A. Cortez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu
Oita 874-8577 Japan
Tel 81 (977) 78-1232
Fax 81 (977) 78-1232