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Contemporary Issues in Economic Development of Small States
Wednesday 5th January 2005 Thursday 6th January 2005
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference 2005
“Contemporary Issues in Economic Development of Small States”
UniversitiBruneiDarussalam,Bandar Seri Begawan,BruneiDarussalam,
5 –6 January 2005
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam is organizing an international conference on contemporary issues in economic development of small states. The conference will be conducted in English.
Any aspect of economic development in small states could be addressed. We are looking for papers that tackle the issues of economic diversification, size of the economy, dependence on foreign workers, foreign and local investment, human resource development, privatization, environmental conservation, sustainable development, etc.
Academicians, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for consideration. The papers are expected to be original, error free, and analytically rigorous. Papers could have a theoretical focus, but empirical policy underpinnings are preferable. The maximum length of the full paper is 5,000 words and 300 words for the abstract.
Submission of papers:September 30, 2004
Notification of acceptance:October 15, 2004.
There is no submission fee. All abstracts and papers will go through a refereeing process before acceptance by the Conference Committee. Selected papers accepted for and presented at the conference might be published in a special edition of Tinjauan, the English language refereed journal of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Please send your abstract and paper by e-mail/postal mail/fax to:
Teo Siew Yean
Department of Economics
Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies
Fax: + 673 – 246 – 3017
Phone: + 673 – 246 -3001 ext.1150/1101/1104/1105
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL STATES
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), is organising an international conference on ‘Contemporary Issues in Economic Development of Small States’.
The following conference sub-themes will be explored:
·Size of the economy
·Dependence on foreign workers
·Foreign and local investment
·Human resource development
·Sustainable development, etc.
The conference will be held on 5 – 6 January 2005.
This conference will be held at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum to develop economic ideas capable of guiding decisions in meeting the dynamism and complexity of today’s economy. It is hoped that the conference will give opportunities for people to contribute their thoughts and be able to develop a vision that would help economic development in the local economy. Therefore, FBEPS would like to invite presenters and participants from both public and private sectors as well as overseas institutions to meet in this event and to consider, discuss and experience the current trends, challenges and opportunities facing the economic development of small states.
Proposed Guests of Honour
The proposed Guest of Honour for the opening ceremony: Minister of Foreign Affairs
The proposed Guest of Honour for the closing ceremony: Permanent Secretary for JPKE
International experts in the fields will be invited to present keynote addresses and to support new findings on economic development in small states. In addition, there will also be presentations from local and international academicians and practitioners.
The registration fee is BND150 per participant (includes conference bag, proceedings and meals). A special rate of BND100 will be given to students (local and international) with the proof of student status.
The conference will be of interest to the following groups:
·Government civil servants
·relevant professional personnel from private sector
·those with keen interest and would like to have an in-depth understanding of these economic issues