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The conference is open to university academics, entrepreneurs, SME owners, policy-makers, financial institutions, government agencies, consultants and practitioners from all over the world. An abstract or full paper may be submitted in one of the following areas:
·Challenges and opportunities for SMEs in East Asian/Global Economic Recovery
·Case studies of SME developments in East Asian and Global Economies
·Economic restructuring: How does it affect SMEs
·Financing of SMEs, including roles and experiences of venture capitalists and SMEs
·Technologies and innovation of SMEs
·Application of research and development by regional SMEs
·SMEs’ Networking and dissemination of information
·Electronic commerce and information technology
·Franchising, family business, retailing and specialized business
·Human resource development
·Business ethics, culture and performance of SMEs
·SMEs in transition economies
·SME contribution to trade and investment
·Entrepreneurship research and development
·Issues on Research and Consultancy for SMEs
·Specialized entrepreneurship (technopreneur, cyberpreneur, agripreneur etc.)
·Entrepreneurial motivation and behaviours
·Export issues and
·other related areas in SMEs and Entrepreneurship
Kindly note that, if you feel your contribution does not fit into any of the above categories, you are welcome to make your submission in the last listed category.
·Submission of Abstract
All abstracts must be written in English.The length of abstracts should be in a range of 300-350 words and must be less than 400 words. The abstract must be submitted electronically to the conference submission system by 30thJune 2011.
· Submission of Conference Full Paper (Conference Proceedings)
All full papers must be written in English.The length of the full papershould be a maximum of twenty-five pages(A4-size, approximately 10,000 words),including references and exhibits. The more complete the paper, the better its chances of acceptance in the review processand must be submitted electronically to the conference submission system by 31stAugust 2011.
Submissions should include as succinctly as possible:
- A separate title page which clearly indicates the name(s) of author(s) and other co-author(s), affiliation(s), complete mailing address(es), telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address(es) and title of the paper;
-Up to four key words that describe the paper.
-The manuscript of the full paper and abstract must include the title, but should not include the name(s) of the author(s) as papers will be blind reviewed.
Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts and full papers will be published in the conference proceedings (CD-ROM). Both the Book of Abstracts and theConference Proceedings will be distributed at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. The authors may choose their types of presentation as a poster or oral presentation during the on-line registration.
·Submission of Abstract:1stAugust 2012
·Full Paper Submission :1stOctober 2012
All Abstracts and Full Paper submissions should be sent electronically on the conference link from the SME conference webpage:http://www.laosmeconference2012.com/index.html
Review Process and Publication Opportunity:
·The review committee will review all submitted papers, and the contact author for each paper will be notified of the outcome from a blind peer review process by e-mail.If necessary, authors will be requested to revise and/or resubmit their papers.
·All accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will bepublished in an edited book.
·Early Bird Rate: before 15stSeptember 2012, $250 USD
·Late Registration Rate: after15stSeptember 2012,$300 USD
·International Student Rate: $150 USD