Local Host
Professor Sangho KIM
College of International Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
I am a full professor at College of International Management in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. I have received my Ph. D. degree in economics at Michigan State University in 1990. My main research interest are economic development, international trade and productivity. My recent publications include Contemporary Economic Policy (2016, 2014), Review of Development Economics (2012), Asian Economic Journal (2012), World Development (2010) and Applied Economics (2018, 2013, 2009). Some of my research projects were conducted with international organizations including ADB (2009, 2008), APEC (2014, 2008) and MPC (2014, 2007). I am currently on editorial board for several academic journals in Korea including International Economics Studies and Journal of Market Economy.
Welcome Message
Welcome to the 10th International Conference on Social Science and Management (ICSSAM)
this conference will offer a valuable opportunity for us to disseminate our researches and connect with others. I wish to thank all the participants and conference staff for making this conference insightful, memorable and enjoyable. Fukuoka is a beautiful city, boasting traditional temples and shrines, shopping arcade and delicate cuisines. Walk around the city and enjoy pleasant weather in May.
I am looking forward to welcoming you in Fukuoka!
Sangho Kim
Professor, College of International Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Keynote Speaker
Donald Louis Amoroso
Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy
Professor, Information Systems
Auburn University Montgomery
College of Business
Dr. Donald is one of Lowder-Weil Endowed Chair of Innovation and Strategy and Professor of Information Systems at College of Business, Auburn University Montgomery. Main areas of research include innovation, strategy, culture, and leadership in technology. Working interdisciplinary academic fields and cross-culturally with faculty to integrate areas to understand and change corporate and consumer innovation adoption.
Finished five-year research project in Japan analyzing the mobile strategy ecosystem; working with colleagues at 12 Japanese universities to develop research on each of the components of the mobile ecosystem. Research includes the strategy of mobile application development, food tracking and information, aging population, and consumer behavior culture. Interviews with key carrier executives include NTT DoCoMo, Softbank, and AU KDDI. Currently conducting innovation research in the Philippines as Visiting/Research Fellow Faculty member of Asian Institute of Technology with executives at Globe and Smart telecommunications companies. New research project with Chinese consumers; working with faculty in China at ten universities.
Topic: Sustainability Begins with Shared Value
Sustainability is a dynamic equilibrium in the process of interaction between a population and the carrying capacity of its environment so that the population develops to express its full potential without producing irreversible, adverse effects on the carrying capacity of the environment upon which it depends. Sustainability is a holistic approach that considers ecological, social and economic dimensions, recognizing that all must be considered together to find lasting prosperity. Shared value is a management strategy in which companies find business opportunities in social programs. While corporate social responsibility efforts focus on giving back to society, shared value focuses company leaders on maximizing the competitive value of solving social problems in new customers, markets, cost savings, talent retention, and providing a sustainability to the environment. We will discuss the approaches for corporate social responsibility and sustainability planning with a focus on shared value.

2020 ICSSAM Conference Program will be announced in late August, 2020.

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Important Dates
Submission Deadline
July 20, 2024
Notification of Acceptance
From August 10, 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline
August 31, 2024
Registration Deadline
September 15, 2024
Conference Dates
November 21 - 23, 2024
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