DLSU partners with CBSUA for 5th National Business and Management Conference

   

De La Salle University (DLSU) and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), in collaboration with the Philippine Academy of Management (PAoM), successfully held the 5th National Business and Management Conference (NBMC 2017) on November 17-18, 2017 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City, Camarines Sur. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Grassroots: Towards responsible management and sustainable business practices”.

Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, President of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) and President of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), was the conference’s keynote speaker. In his presentation titled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”: the Role of Philippine Business and Academia”, Luistro talked about the PBSP’s long-term program that utilizes a multifaceted approach aimed at moving the poorest Filipino families from survival to subsistence to self-sufficiency. The goal is to eradicate extreme poverty in 2030.

The conference’s other plenary speaker was Dr. Feorillo Petronilo A. Demeterio III, Director of the DLSU University Research Coordination Office (URCO), who talked about “Building a Research Culture in Philippine HEIs: Opportunities and challenges”. He presented several models that Philippine universities can use as a model for promoting research in their respective institutions.

Spearheaded by the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development (CBRD), the conference attracted business and management faculty members and graduate students from colleges and universities all over the Philippines. CBRD worked closely with the following CBSUA administrators: CBSUA President Dr. Georgina J. Bordado, Vice President for Research and Development Dr. Josephine F. Cruz, and College of Economics and Management Dean Ms. Cresilda Caning.

 

DLSU, ASEAN universities discuss potential academic partnerships through research workshop

The original news article first appeared at The Lasallian: 

http://thelasallian.com/2017/06/24/dlsu-asean-universities-discuss-potential-academic-partnerships-through-research-workshop/

Last June 23, the DLSU Center for Business Research and Development conducted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Academic Partnerships for Small Business and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Knowledge Transfer at the 20th floor multipurpose hall of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall together with practitioners and academicians from DLSU, Mahidol University, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Victoria University, and Australia-ASEAN Council.

During the opening remarks, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely stated, “I’d like to congratulate the organizing team for putting together this event today and promoting the concept of academic partnerships for ICT knowledge transfer. Through initiatives like these, we will be able to improve the efficiency of business and knowledge transfer in the ASEAN region. This will also help improve small businesses and economic development in the region.”

The event highlighted several research papers about the ASEAN small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and sought to establish potential collaborative research projects among the practitioners and academicians present in the event. Among some of these researches include the challenges and opportunities of SMEs and ICT, and the SME Development Plan. Undergraduate students also presented their papers on Facebook content creation and user engagement of social enterprises, and online crowdfunding as a source of startup capital.

Fifty years since the establishment of the ASEAN, member nations are now moving towards sustainable development and inclusive growth following the significant improvement of the standards of living in ASEAN countries. As the central theme of the research workshop, the ASEAN countries are called to “strive to sustain scientific, socio-cultural, technological, economic, and political growth driven by innovation, efficiency, peace, security, stability, prosperity, and social progress.” One important aspect of this growth is the SME sector.

According to 2015 data provided by the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are over 900, 914 establishments in the country, 99.5 percent of which are micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) and the remaining 0.5 percent of which are large enterprises. Moreover, of this number, 896, 839 MSMEs are in wholesale and retail trade.

ASEAN academics attend first day of Melbourne workshop on SME / ICT

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Two De La Salle University (DLSU) faculty members joined academics from Australia and several ASEAN countries in a workshop on the use of ICT to assist small businesses. Dr. Raymund Habaradas and Ms. Paz Esperanza Poblador of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) represented DLSU in the five-day workshop in Victoria University, which also included the following participants: Dr. Stephen Burgess, Dr. Rafael Paguio, and Dr. Carmine Sellitto of Victoria University; Dr. Noor Fadhina Mokhtar and Dr. Kalsitnoor Set of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu; Dr. Chanchai Phontanukitithaworn and Dr. Yingyot Chiaravutthi of Mahidol University International College.

Highlights of the first day (March 13, 2017) included presentations by Sellitto, Burgess, and Dr. Scott Bingley of Victoria University, Selvi Kannan of Seasons Farming, Rachel Bernardo of Western Gems Tours.

DLSU faculty members to take part in ICT workshops funded by the Australia-ASEAN Council

 

Dr. Raymund Habaradas
of the Management and Organization Department (MOD)

Ms. Paz Esperanza Poblador
of the Marketing and Advertising Department (MAD)

Two faculty members from the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) will take part in a series of workshops meant to improve the capacity of ASEAN academics to conduct research on the enabling role of information and communication technology (ICT) in bolstering small business, and to eventually deliver ICT courses for small businesses in their respective countries. This project, dubbed “ASEAN academic partnerships for small business and ICT knowledge transfer”, is a multi-country collaboration between Victoria University (Australia), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia), De La Salle University (Philippines), and Mahidol University International College (Thailand). Representing DLSU are Dr. Raymund Habaradas of the Management and Organization Department (MOD) and Ms. Paz Esperanza Poblador of the Marketing and Advertising Department (MAD).

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