The 12th International Conference on Business and Management Research (ICBMR 2018)was held in Bali, Indonesia on 7-8 November 2018. This conference was organized by the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, in particular Management Research Centre, the Department of Management. This large gathering of academicians would not be possible without the support from KPPRI UI and sponsoring organizations, PT. Pertamina, PT. Bank Central Asia, PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Lembaga Penjamin Simpanan, PT. Astra Finansial, PT. Tugu Pratama Insurance and supporting journals/publisher: European Journal of International Management, Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting & Finance, Asian Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Emerging Markets, International Journal of Business and Society, International Journal of Economics and Management, ASEAN Marketing Journal, Indonesian Capital Market Review, The Southeast Asian Management Journal, and Atlantis Press.
The theme of the 2018 conference is “Rethinking Innovation and Human Behavior in Industry 4.0” The term industry 4.0 refers to the latest trend related to automation and data exchange, especially in manufacturing technology. The Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., M.A., Ph.D., gave a welcome speech and officially opened the conference. The keynote speeches were given by Sukarela Batunanggar, MBA., Deputy Commisioner of Indonesian Financial Services Authority, on the first day and Prof. WONG Poh Kam from National University of Singapore, on the second day.
We received 205 papers and 79 papers were accepted for publication. This conference used double-blind review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed, throughout the review process. The presenters come from several countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. The presented papers are from different management and business fields: finance and Islamic finance, marketing, human resources management, general and strategic management, management information system, operations management, economics and accounting.
Since 2016, we have implemented “no-show policy”, which means only presented papers will be published in either the conference proceedings or journals. About half of the papers are published in the proceedings, and the remainders of the papers are published in our supporting journals.
This conference may not be possible without the support and hard work of all parties involved in organizing and conducting the event. We want to express our gratitude to our partner universities, Universitas Udayana and Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bali, the leaders of Universitas Indonesia and Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia. We also want to thank all contributors, reviewers, keynote speakers, track chairs, KPPRI UI, sponsors, supporting journals/publisher, and most of all members of the organizing and scientific committees. Thank you.
Zaafri Ananto Husodo, PhD.
Sigit Sulistiyo Wibowo, PhD.