INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECCOMMENDED TOPICS Thailand 4.0 SMEs in Digital Economies Higher Education in the Digital Era Sustainability in the digital era Fintech Startups Research Papers accepted for presentations and Conference Proceedings may be publ

21 juillet 2017
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECCOMMENDED TOPICS Thailand 4.0 SMEs in Digital Economies Higher Education in the Digital Era Sustainability in the digital era Fintech Startups Research Papers accepted for presentations and Conference Proceedings may be publ

International Conference
On Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in the Digital Era

Assumption University of Thailand

Hua Mak Campus July 21st, 2017


The Graduate School of Business at Assumption University is hosting an International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in the Digital Era (ICESDE) on July 21st, 2017.

As an interdisciplinary forum, the conference will bring together scholars, practitioners, and graduate students from the region and beyond to discuss their research findings on how environmental-friendly and socially-inclusive growth and success can be sustained in the digital era, in Thailand in particular as it recently embarked on Industry 4.0. Keynote and feature speakers will provide a variety of perspectives on the conference themes.

The Detail of International Conference of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in the Digital Era

Amid the use of electronics and information technology in the digital community, people are living in the exponential pace, disrupted almost every industry in every country and the breadth and depth of the digital economy transformed the entire business systems, ranging from production, management to governance.

Billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited, multiplied by emerging technology breakthrough in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing.


The sustainable entrepreneurship or social entrepreneurship is the business to solve problems related to social and environmental sustainability with good causes to turn the world problems into business opportunities by sustainable innovation.

Challenges and Opportunities

Most large corporations or organizations gain from the digital economy to have direct and fast access to their customers or clients to raise their global revenues and reduce cost of business operations and improve the quality of life for populations around the world.

The challenges are that the Small and Medium – sized Enterprises (SMEs), or newly established and fast growing business (Start – up) must be digitalized transformed to quickly meet a market place need, improve the communication channels to their customers or clients, and offer innovative products, processes or services. They also need to create their sustainable digital transformation to serve any new customers’ need, significantly disrupted existing industry value chains with agility, novelty, mobile digital platform, digital marketing research and development, quality and delivery speed of products/processes/services, and competitive price.

The opportunities of SMEs or start – ups are that the customers or clients access to affordable products, processes and services in the digital planet. The possible opportunities are to create the niche market, a small market segment, to satisfy specific market needs, affordable price range, high quality products/processes/services, and demographics. For example, Grab taxi mobile application, online flight booking, product/process/service test before actual purchase via online store website, etc.


The ICESDE organizing committee invites presenters and participants to submit their papers and attend the conference, which will enable them to earn academic credentials, exchange views with personalities from a broad range of disciplines, share common interests in current issues, and help to build the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for creating a sustainable environment.

Research Papers accepted for presentations and Conference Proceedings may be published in the following Assumption University Journals : AU-GSB e-Journal, ABAC Journal, ABAC ODI Journal, all of which are listed in the Thai-Journal Citation Index Centre.

Submission Paper
Please follow the following steps :
1 Submissions-Online submissions at
2. Self-register as Author and follow submission process for authors.

The following is by no means an exhaustive list of the topics of interest for submission. It is meant to give an idea of the various issues that could possibly be discussed by participants. We welcome contributions on ANY topics that authors feel can contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the areas covered by the conference’s main themes.

Thailand 4.0
Smart, virtual and digital factories
Customer integrated systems
The factories of the future
Sustainable manufacturing : from the concept to the end of life
Collaborative robots
Thailand 4.0 expected outcomes and impact
The EU ‘Factories of the Future’ or US ‘Smart Manufacturing’ models : Templates?
Smart farming
SMEs in Digital Economies
e-commerce and the internationalization of SMEs
Alternative sources of funding for SMEs in the digital era
Ushering SMEs intoThailand 4.0
Crowfunding and SMEs
Government support for digitally-enabled SMEs
From traditional to smart enterprises
Increasing the technological base to maintain competitiveness
Higher Education in the Digital Era
Developing a 4.0 era curriculum
Developing entrepreneurial thinking
Providing the skills required by the labor market
Supporting innovation
Bridging the gaps in technical, generic and technical skills
Addressing the disconnects between higher education and users of skills
Education for sustainable development
Turning institution of higher learning into 4.0 learning institutions
How to produce digital-era entrepreneurs
The International Conference of Entrepreneurship and
Sustainability in the Digital Era
Dealing with an aging population in the digital era
Retraining employees and upgrading skills in digital economies
Connectivity across the region
Fintech startups
Funding startups and ange linvestors
The regulatory framework of fintech startups
The SEC and fintech licensing
Fintech security issues
Fintech and conventional banking
Disruptive or destructive innovations?
Minimal regulations as a push factor
Supporting fledging startups
The proliferation of startups
Startup acceleration
Sustainability of startups
Startup ecosystem from incubation to venture capital
Public acceptance of startups
Cleantech startups
e-commerce startups
The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) inititiative
MIST market access acceleration
Google start-up boot camps
Sustainability in the digital era
How to sustain the growth of companies in digital economies
Inclusive growth in the digital era
Investing in human capital in the digital era
Digitally-enabled industries and labor shortages in Southeast Asia

15–29 June 2017 Registration and payment
13 July 2017 Deadline for submission of the final research papers for presentation
21 July 2017 Conference and Presentations

Paper Presenters 3,500 Baht for Members of Assumption University
4,500 Baht for Non-members
General Attendance 1,000 Baht

For More Information, please contact :
Office of Graduate Studies, AssumptionUniversity of Thailad
592Ramkhamhaeng Road Soi 24, Hua Mak, Bangkok 10240 Thailand
Tel+ 66 (0)23004543-62 ext .1360-1
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