UOG School of Business and Public Administration Concludes
Most Successful-to-Date Annual International Conference
The University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) recently concluded its most successful-to-date International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology in Taipei, Taiwan (ICBEIT2014Taipei). The theme of the conference, which was held at the Regent Hotel in Taipei on March 17th and 18th 2014, was "Doing Business in the Global Economy: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Environments."
Taking the lead in organizing and chairing this conference was Dr. Maria Claret M. Ruane, UOG Professor of Economics and Resident Development Economist at the UOG Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives, in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Wiens-Tuers of Penn State Altoona's Division of Business and Public Administration, Dr. Akihiro Noguchi of Nagoya University's Graduate School of Economics-Economic Research Center and Dr. Michael Angelo A. Cortez of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University-Graduate School of Management. Co-sponsoring this year's conference was the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an accreditation agency for business education, which was represented at the conference by its president, Mr. Dennis Gash.
Truly an international conference, each of the two days of the ICBEIT2014Taipei was attended by 80 participants from 23 universities in U.S., China, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Mauritius, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Guam. By design, the conference series encourages collaborative efforts with multiple universities. Past conference partners have included Alfred University's College of Business (New York, U.S.A.), Vietnam National University's Hanoi School of Business and University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Seoul Women's University (South Korea).
One highlight of the ICBEIT2014Taipei was the keynote speech by Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Mr. Ambassador Ting Joseph Shih on "Taiwan's Participation in Regional Economic integration." This keynote speech was a result of the collaboration between the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) on Guam under the leadership of Director General Paul Wang and Deputy Director Mike Liu and UOG Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez, with support from the SBPA Dean Dr. Annette Taijeron Santos.
The ICBEIT2014Taipei provides an opportunity for UOG to become more visible internationally by displaying the University's successes as an academic institution, despite its relatively small size. This helps elevate UOG's reputation as a truly excellent university in the Western Pacific.
The ICBEIT2014Taipei highlighted the importance of the global environment in doing businesses, and how UOG can design strategy to strengthen Guam's regional and global position. "Only by increasing our understanding of Guam's regional and global position can we fully carry out our mission at UOG as a land-grant institution," said Dr. Maria Claret Ruane, Conference Chair and UOG Professor of Economics.
ICBEIT2014Taipei also facilitated faculty-student scholarly collaboration as well as gave undergraduate and graduate students the experience of participating as paper writers, presenters and active participants. There were ten presentations by UOG faculty, one by UOG administrators, three by students in the Professional Master's in Business Administration program, and seven from the B.S. in Accounting or Business Administration with concentration in Economics and others
In addition, ICBEIT2014Taipei provided an opportunity for conference papers to be peer reviewed for international journal publication by Allied Academies in North Carolina. The peer review process ensures that only quality papers will be published.
The annual international conference series has been a successful and high quality event, with more than half of participants returning every year and more than 90% of participants rated the conference as "excellent" or "very good". Preliminary indications suggest that participants found the ICBEIT2014Taipei to be the best of the eight years of international conferences.
The ICBEIT2014Taipei was the 8th in a series of annual international conferences which began on Guam in 2007 and had taken place in other Asia-Pacific venues. Next year's conference will be held on Guam.
Below were the presentations by UOG faculty and students:
STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Dr. Doreen T. Crisostomo, Assistant Professor of Accounting
CONSUMER EVALUATION IN FOURTH GENERATION (4G) WIRELESS SERVICE IN GUAM : AN ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS STUDY
Dr. Kevin K.W. Ho, Associate Professor of Information Systems
WHY DO ORGANIZATIONS ON GUAM BIFURCATE? and WHY DO MORE FEMALES THAN MALES ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM?
Dr. Ron L. McNinch, Associate Professor of Public Administration
WELLNESS PROGRAMS IN THE WORKPLACE: WHAT IS WORKING, WHAT IS NOT
Dr. Karri T. Perez, Associate Professor of Global Resource Management
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: A 21ST CENTURY GLOBAL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK AND EVALUATION MODEL
Dr. John J. Rivera, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
WOMEN LEADERS: UNCOVERING MUTED BORDERS OF ENTANGLED TENSIONS
Prof. Gena Rojas, Extension Agent III/Assistant Professor
A STUDY AND EVALUATION OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES OF MICRONESIA (FAS) COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION WITH THE UNITED STATES
Dr. Ansito Walter, Associate Professor of Public Administration
ENGLISH ADVENTURE PROGRAM: OPPORTUNITIES UNVEILED
Mr. Carlos R. Taitano, Deputy Director of Professional and International Programs and Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Ms. Cathleen Moore-Linn, Director of Professional and International Programs and Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
CULTURAL HERITAGE: THE FOUNDATION OF A DESTINATION’S GLOBAL TOURISM IDENTITY
Mr. Gerald S.A. Perez, Adjunct Faculty
GUAM HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES: A CASE STUDY ON THE SHORTAGE OF, AND THE GROWING DEMAND FOR, PHYSICIANS ON THE ISLAND OF GUAM
Ms. Nicole Merfalen Andre’, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Dr. John J. Rivera (presenter), Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Mr. John Ray Taitano, II, Health Care Industry Executive
CREDIT CARD FRAUD: WHEN EMPLOYEES MOVE FROM BEING AN EMPLOYER'S BIGGEST ASSET TO THEIR BIGGEST LIABILITY
Ms. Tanya Cepeda, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Ms. Kristine D.R. Gerardo, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Dr. Karri T. Perez (presenter), Associate Professor of Global Management
Dr. John J. Rivera (presenter), Assistant Professor of Public Administration
BEHAVIORAL FINANCE: INCORPORATING FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR CONSUMER WELL-BEING
Ms. Monica Cruz, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
KTKB 101.9: THE RADIO STATION THAT PROVIDES BOTH ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION
Ms. Josephine D. Evangelista (presenter), Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Ms. Rachel P. Field, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
Ms. Rowena L. Macaraig (presenter), Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
THE GUAM CLINIC: A CASE STUDY ON THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS IMPLEMENTATION
Ms. Shelia Ann Schardein, Student in the Professional Master’s in Business Administration program
EDUCATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ECONOMY
Ms. Ashley Ardiente, student in B.S. Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Economics
Ms. Jonah May V. Guiking, student in B.S. Business Administration with double concentration in Finance and Economics and Human Resource Management
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ICT AND ITS ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF IRELAND AND GUAM
Ms. Cierra Camacho, student in B.S. Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Economics and minor in Mathematics
Mr. Tito Castro, student in B.S. Business Administration with double concentration in Finance and Economics and Marketing
OTAKU AND ITS EFFECT ON JAPAN’S POPULATION
Mr. Justin B. Castro, student in B.S. Accounting with concentration in Economics
DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRIES IN GUAM: IMPLICATIONS FOR OTHER PACIFIC ISLAND COMMUNITIES
Mr. Wayne Chargualaf, student in B.S. Business Administration with double concentration in Finance and Economics and Entrepreneurship
THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZED GAMING ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: GUAM AND MACAU
Mr. Alexander Duenas, student in B.S. Accounting with concentration in Economics
GENDER INEQUALITY: COMPARING GUAM, BANGLADESH AND THE UNITED STATES
Ms. Chelsey Ting, student in B.S. Business Administration with concentration in Economics
Mr. Ray Peter San Nicolas, student in B.S. Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Economics
MICRO FINANCE AS CONDUIT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
Ms. Angelina Tretnoff, student in B.S. Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Economics
Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Ting Joseph Shih (center) was acknowledged as the Keynote Speaker for the International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology by UOG Interim Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez (right) and SBPA Dean Dr. Annette Taijeron Santos (left)"
For more information contact:
Dr. Maria Claret Ruane
School of Business & Public Administration
University of Guam