Five faculty members of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVRCOB) of De La Salle University (DLSU) presented their research papers in the 2018 Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Society (APBERS) Conference held on January 19 and 20 at the Hyatt Regency, Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The theme of the conference was “Multi-stakeholder approach in advancing research on sustainability”.
One of the keynote speakers was CBRD Director Dr. Raymund B. Habaradas, who presented his paper “Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm: Illustrating a multilever ecosystem approach to social business incubation”.
Other presenters from DLSU were Atty. Antonio Ligon of the Commercial Law Department who presented “The South China Sea conundrum: Effects and remedies of the environment crimes committed in the South China Sea”; Dr. Florenz Tugas of the Accountancy Department, who presented his paper “Does age matter” A closer look at the technology readiness of CPAs in public accounting practice in the Philippines; Dr. Cynthia Cudia and Mr. Aeson Luiz dela Cruz, also of the Accountancy Department, who presented their paper titled “Earnings management choice and effect of firm characteristics and corporate governance practices: Evidence from publicly listed property sector firms in the Philippines”.
The conference attracted scholars from various universities from Guam, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Conference co-chairs are Dr. Michael Angelo A. Cortez of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan; and Dr. John Paolo Rivera of the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.