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Event Contemporary Issues in Economic Development of Small States
Date(s) Wednesday 5th January 2005
Thursday 6th January 2005
Organiser Universiti Brunei Darussalam
                                   CALL FOR PAPERS


International Conference 2005

“Contemporary Issues in Economic Development of Small States”


Universiti BruneiDarussalam, 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.



Important Dates


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

Conference Secretariat

Department of Economics

Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Fax: + 673 – 246 – 3017

Phone: + 673 – 246 -3001 ext.1150/1101/1104/1105









5-6 January 2005

Chancellor Hall, Universiti BruneiDarussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan







Conference Theme

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’. 



Conference Sub-Themes

The following conference sub-themes will be explored:

·        Economic diversification

·        Size of the economy

·        Dependence on foreign workers

·        Foreign and local investment

·        Human resource development

·        Privatisation

·        Environmental conservation

·        Sustainable development, etc.



Conference Date

The conference will be held on 5 – 6 January 2005.


Conference Venue

This conference will be held at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.




Conference Aims

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



Keynote Speakers

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.



Registration Fee

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:

·        academicians

·        Government civil servants

·        relevant professional personnel from private sector

·        teachers

·        those with keen interest and would like to have an in-depth understanding of these economic issues

·        students







Jan 4 (Tuesday)

All day

Jan. 5 (Wednesday)

Jan. 6 (Thursday)


Delegate arrivals and hotel check-ins

-         Opening Ceremony

-         Welcoming remarks

-         Welcoming address

-         Key Note Address

Session 4

-paper 7

-paper 8

-Q & A



Tea Break



Session 1

-paper 1

-paper 2

- Q & A

Session 5

-paper 9

-paper 10

-Q & A






Session 2

-paper 3

-paper 4

-Q & A

Session 6

-paper 11

-paper 12

-Q & A



Tea Break



Session 3

-paper 5

-paper 6

-Q & A

Closing Ceremony

-Certificate presentation