ABOUT ACSB

The Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) is a regional council of affiliates and chapters of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) in the Asia-Pacific region. Our mission is to streamline programming for SMEs. Members of ACSB include ICSB Korea, ICSB China-Mainland, ICSB R.O.C. Taiwan, SEAANZ, ICSB Singapore, ICSB Malaysia and more.

Each year, a conference is held at the end of October to address the various aspects associated with supporting the development of a vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector in the Asia-Pacific region. ACSB aims to become a keystone in the industry that fosters unity and communication among its shareholders in order to promote a culture that goes beyond competition and brings forth genuine mutual growth.

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INSIGHTS FROM ACSB PAST-PRESIDENT, DR. KI-CHAN KIM

I think about the reason why we are here. The Mission of ACSB is to urge us to come together.

What is Mission? Mission means “Why do I exist?” Mission is the reason of existence.

What is ACSB’s Mission? We encourage more entrepreneurs to create something new, something different, something more valuable than before in Asia and around the world.

What is Vision? Vision means “What do I want to be?”

What is the Vision of ACSB? We want to make SMEs strong. How can we make SMEs strong?

SMEs are small, but SMEs with entrepreneurship can be strong.

What is Healthy Business Ecosystem? Healthy business ecosystem is business ecosystem, of entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.

Then ACSB’s mission, vision will be realized through entrepreneurship in Asia, furthermore, in the world.

“ACSB intends to deliver long-term strategic plans for the growth and development of a vibrant SME sector in the Asia-Pacific Region.”

Dr. Ki-Chan Kim

President (2014-15), ACSB

Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration (Eco-system, Innovation & Sustainability)

OCTOBER 26 – 30, 2015
MIRI, SARAWAK

The ACSB Asian SMEs Conference 2015 invites papers for its conference on the theme of Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering and Cross-Border Collaboration. This theme is timely in view of the fastest growing economy in Asia, and Asia being the largest continental economy by GDP in the world. The world’s economic centre of gravity is moving swiftly to Asia.

The ACSB Asian SMEs Conference will accordingly focus on how Asian managers should lead their organizations in an era characterized by these unprecedented challenges.

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Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015

Official Conference Website: www.acsb2015.icsb-acsb.org

Call for Papers

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ACSB is a platform for…

Discussing Academic Research

At the annual conference, distinguished scholars exchange best practice information and engage in meaningful and exciting discussions regarding the current and future path of SMEs.

Discussing Business Ideas

Enabling the private sector with firms investing, creating jobs and improving productivity is a critical element to sustaining the long-term economic growth of developing countries.

Discussing Industry Policies

ACSB intends to deliver long-term strategic plans for the growth and development of a vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector in the Asia-Pacific region.