CALL FOR PAPERS

        The University of Economics - Hochiminh City and the Swiss-AIT-Vietnam Management Development Program invite submission to the 3rd International Conference on Management Education in Vietnam in September 7 - 8, 2005. The theme of this 3rd conference is “Management Education for The Knowledge Society”, which focuses on 4 major following topics:
-  Strategies to exploit opportunities and master challenges of the knowledge society.
-  International experiences, Co-operations, ways and means to enhance quality of management education, training, and development in transitional economies, especially in Vietnam.
-  E-learning and E-commerce and its applications.
-  Executive training, development, and consultant activities, and their roles.

        We seek conceptual and empirical papers examine the challenges, opportunities, and frontiers facing corporate management in the age of globalization and information as well as papers on how to practically address these issues in an educational and training environment.
Submissions inspired by the theme might examine and understand issues such as:
-  Impacts of the changing business environment such as of knowledge society, IT age, Globalization and Integration, and Knowledge-Based Industries.
-  Current situation and trends in Management Education in the region and the world. Lessons and experiences from other countries in management education, training, and development as well as the future directions and quality requirements for management education in the knowledge society.
-  Expected human resources from the market.
-  Models for management education to meet the market demands.
-  How universities and business companies could partner in providing management education and conducting management research? Issues and evidence in university-industry linkages in the knowledge society?
-  The current situation of the international cooperation in management education and development. Roles and contributions of the international cooperation to the management education and development in Vietnam.
-  Experiences of and lessons in management education cooperation with developing and transitional countries.
-  International cooperation in providing management education and development: Issues and evidence in partnership between local universities and foreign institutions.
-  Current issues of and trends in applying IT in management education and development.
-  The role, potential and challenge of information technology (IT) for education in developing countries: how IT is changing learning approaches and opening up new learning channels. What are associated issues facing business schools and management educators?
-  How to use information technology effectively in areas such as human resources, strategic planning, marketing, supply-chain management, networked manufacturing and more. What are the implications for management education and how can management learning programs prepare managers to address these issues efficiently and to make changes?
-  Current issues on Executive training and development, and consultant activities in Management.
-  Actual situation of Executive training, development and consultant activities in the SME‘s capacity enhancement projects in Vietnam and other countries.
-  Roles and contributions of executive training, development and consultants to the local management educators.
-  Roles and contributions of executive training, development and consultants to the development and expansion of SMEs.
-  Experiences and lessons from these organizations in providing executive training and consultant activities to SMEs.
-  Problems and Prospects of IT for SMEs’ training and development in management: Issues and evidence in executive training, development and consultant activities.

        These issues only illustrate some of the thematic possibilities for program submissions. We encourage any submission that falls within the domain of the Conference, whether or not directly related to this year's theme of “Management Education for The Knowledge Society”.
The International Conference domain is defined as: “Management Education for The Knowledge Society”.

Styles:
- Styles may include:
   +  Conceptual papers (for example, reviewing trends or positioning new issues and models for management practices and management education).
  +  Case studies (for example, reporting best practices and experiences in using e-learning simulations for management education or the applicability of innovative and successful practices to Vietnam).
   +  Original research (for example, investigating firm level human resources management issues in the emergent software industry).
- Papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference on the basis of competitive review. Handouts of plenary sessions and abstracts of all papers accepted for the conference will be included in the conference notebook.
- Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and stored in CD-ROM.

Submission Guidelines
- Papers are submitted in two stages, first as an abstract, and then as the full paper.
- All submissions must be in English.
- For either 300 word abstract or full manuscript, please submit 3 paper copies and one copy via e-mail, format Word /PC. Abstract and full manuscript must be typed in Arial 11, A4 format, margin 2.5 cm each side, and be double-spaced.
- The abstract should include: Title of paper, Style of paper, Author(s) and Affiliation, Theme of paper, Abstract (300 words).
- References should enable a librarian to supply the quoted paper/book to the reader. References should be cited in the text, thus (Smith, 1997b), and listed in alphabetical order at the end of the text. To save paper and mailing costs, papers can be printed on both sides. Authors should try to limit their papers to 12 pages, all-inclusive (that is, including tables, figures, charts and references).
- At least one author of the accepted paper has to attend the conference.

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