Thursday, May 28, 2015

Call for Papers: The 3rd Thai Business and Society Studies Conference in Melbourne

About the Conference:
The ASEAN economic community (AEC) will soon be fully implemented in our region. The goal of regional economic integration can be questionable by key political and economic actors in Southeast Asia.  With unstable social policies in a number of ASEAN members, as well as the lack of understanding of the full impact of the integration, the key issues on (1) roles of Thailand in the region, and (2) relationship and future of Thailand-ASEAN and Australia remain unclear.

ASEAN members and Australia currently enjoy an unprecedented level of co-operation and commonality of thinking. Cooperation between ASEAN and Australia extends well beyond trade. We are currently focusing on human-to-human relationship. There are, hence, several issues that Australia and ASEAN can and should further discuss as potential regional development. With the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community, Australia will need to engage and collaborate with South East Asian countries, including Thailand, at different levels and approaches.

To embrace this plan, members of all ASEAN need to understand various other challenging issues in the regions. More importantly, from the Thai perspectives, the future of AEC will tremendously impact upon the roles and directions of Thailand not only in the region but also globally.

This conference will continue the conversation we had at the previous Thai studies conference in Melbourne in 2014.   Participants will discuss the future of our region from the Thai and Australian perspectives as well as the way in which Thailand, Australia and other South East Asian Nations can work together to promote regional stability and collaboration.

Paper Style:
This international peer-reviewed conference follows the style of the International Journal of Studies in Thai Business, Society and Culture:                   

All papers submit to this conference will be reviewed by two reviewers. The conference organisers will notify the outcomes of your paper/abstract after the meeting of the conference committee. Paper should not exceed 10 pages. You are allowed to include information of the author(s) only on the first page of the paper.

Submission of abstract or full paper can be made directly to

Associate Professor Nattavud Pimpa (the Convener):

Important Dates:

        Call for papers:                                    1 June - 30 September 2015        
        Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection:   15 October 2015
         Registration:                                        1 August - 30 October 2015


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