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The 2017 International Conference on Economics, Management Engineering and Marketing [EMEM2017]

October 20th-22nd, 2017, Xiamen, China
Note: All accepted papers will be submitted to CPCI&CNKI Scholar for indexing.

The 2017 International Conference on Economics, Management Engineering and Marketing [EMEM2017]

October 20th-22nd, 2017, Xiamen, China
Note: All accepted papers will be submitted to CPCI&CNKI Scholar for indexing.


Dr. Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Title: Governance of IT: beyond Information Systems Planning and Management
Abstract: To govern, or not to govern information technology (IT) is no longer a choice for any organization. IT is a major instrument of business change in both private- and public-sector organizations. Without good governance, organizations face loss of opportunity and potential failure. Effective governance of IT promotes achievement of business objectives, while poor governance of IT obstructs and limits such achievement. 
Implementation of effective arrangements for governance of IT must also address the need for organizations to ensure value creation from investment in IT. Lack of good IT governance risks inappropriate investment, failure of services, and non-compliance with regulations. 
There is widespread recognition that IT is not a standalone business resource. IT delivers value only when used effectively to enable business capability and open opportunities for new business models. What were previously viewed as IT activities should instead be viewed as business activities that embrace the use of IT. Governance of IT must thus include important internal IT management functions covered by earlier IT governance models, plus external functions that address broader issues of setting and realizing the agenda for the business use of IT. Governance of IT must embrace all activities, from defining intended use of IT through delivery and subsequent operation of IT-enabled business capability. 
Governance of IT has its origins in corporate governance. Corporate governance objectives include stewardship and management of assets and enterprise resources by the governing bodies of organizations, setting and achieving the organization’s purpose and objectives, and conformance by the organization with established and expected norms of behavior. Corporate governance is an important means of dealing with agency problems (such as when ownership and management interests do not match). Private and public organizations are subject to many regulations governing data retention, confidential information, financial accountability, and recovery from disasters. While no regulations require a governance-of-IT framework, many executives have found it an excellent way to ensure regulatory compliance. By implementing effective governance of IT, organizations establish the internal controls they need to meet the core guidelines of many regulations.
Prof. Hui-Ming Wee, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Title: Big Data driven Logistic Innovation-Introduction on the use of Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems 
Abstract: In a logistic network, the competitiveness of each entity is directly related to the competitiveness of the overall logistics. New business model, innovative product and new service are continuously created. The competitive advantage of these global networks is their ability to react quickly and effectively to changing global environments. Besides low costs and high quality, the logistics should react quickly to customer needs for the right material in the right quantity, at the right time and at the right place. New technologies grow exponentially, and are changing the world trade. The introduction of Industry 4.0 which is an internet driven, self-controlling and sensor aided control system will definitely shape the future of logistics. Based on cyber physical production system, orders will be able to steer themselves independently through the entire value chain. We need a paradigm shift in designing our logistic networks using artificial intelligence, cooperative software agents and multiagent systems. With a networking of machines, people and data, Industry 4.0 can offer a well-suited approach to achieving the goal of modern logistics. They are capable of adapting their network structure in real time to the changing demands of suppliers, customers and their environments. It connects partners as well as technologies with a common language and standard, resulting in a smart logistic. The aim of this talk is twofold: First, we introduce current logistic network and the development of Industry 4.0. Second, we discuss how cyber physical systems facilitate logistic innovations.
Prof. Xu Chen, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Title: Optimal co-opetition strategy: Intensity, diversity and dynamics
Abstract: This research explores firm’s optimal co-opetition strategy considering the intensity, diversity, and dynamics of co-opetition. First, a duel-element co-opetition model is developed, in which both price and service competitions are considered. Our analysis results show that the optimal strategic decisions of whether to compete or cooperate with your competitor and how to cooperate depend on the intensity of the market competition that firms are involved in. The analysis results also indicate that co-opetition changes the dynamics of the competition and cooperation between the two rival firms. More specifically, the co-opetition, on the one hand, eases the competition intensity of the cooperating element e.g. price or service, and on the other hand, increases the competition intensity of the non-cooperating element. In addition, decision frameworks are proposed which enable firms for make optimal strategic decisions on co-opetition under various market environments.

Dr. Gang Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

·  Currently as an associate professor in Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100190, China, from February 2012.

·  Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, from August to October 2012.

·  Assistant professor in Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100190, China, from May 2008 to February 2012.

·  Postdoctoral Fellow with Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PR China, from 2006 to 2008, and with Institute of Intelligent Information and Communications Technology, Konan University, Japan, from August 2008 to February 2009.

·  Research Assistant at Department of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, from November 2005 to January 2006.

Prof. Qigui Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Title: How weak public governance influence corporate M&A and innovation decisions
Abstract: In an emerging market with a powerful government and weak public governance, firms have incentive to either affiliate or and maintain a good relationship with bureaucrats. In this speech, I will talk about how such political factor influence key corporate decisions. In particular, I will show evidence to the following three questions, (1) how political connections influence corporate M&A decisions; (2) how corporate M&A decisions are influenced after the arrest of connected bureaucrats in an anti-corruption campaign; and (3) how political connections impede corporate innovation and distort IPO capital allocation.

Dr. C.K. Kwong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Title: Product line planning with consideration of refurbished products: research issues and challenges

Abstract: Product line planning involves determining the number of products to be offered under a product line and defining the specifications of the products for obtaining the maximum profit and market share from the product line. Commonly, multi-market segments are considered in planning a product line. In recent years, with the increasing global awareness of environmental protection and enforcement of environmental regulation, recovering returned products from customers becomes a promising solution for manufacturers to respond to the challenges. This leads to the development of refurbished products. Since refurbished products are reprocessed from returned new products and could be launched in the markets where new products exist. Thus, they should be considered together with new products in product line planning in order to achieve the maximum profit and market share of the product line. In recent years, some studies were conducted to perform product line planning that involves both new and refurbished products. In the speech, research issues and challenges as well as research outcomes of the speaker’s research team of product line planning with the simultaneous consideration of new and refurbished products will be presented.  

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