Moving Forward:

Advancing the Frontiers of Management

University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus, Japan,
February 8-9, 2019

Conference Theme image

How can we advance the frontiers of management and move forward in today's rapidly changing and challenging business landscape? 

This question forms the heart of the theme for the 2019 conference.  We seek to challenge both scholars and practitioners to be bold and creative in exploring key and pressing issues as well as hot topics in business and management. This conference theme is intended to spur discussion and advance innovative research approaches which enhance both knowledge and practice.

We welcome your submission and participation in the 2019 Tsukuba MBAIB International Management Conference.

We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo, Japan.

Best regards,
Dr. Caroline Tan
Associate Professor of Marketing & CSR and Conference Chair
Graduate School of Business Sciences
University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

July 22, 2018                                                                  Submission opens

October 1, 2018  October 31, 2018 (Extended)       Submission deadline for Abstracts

November 15, 2018                                                      Decision notification

December 8, 2018                                                         Early-bird registration deadline

January 8, 2019                                                            Final registration deadline

February 8-9, 2019                                                      Tsukuba MBAIB International  Management Conference 

We invite and encourage submissions from academics, practitioners, students and all those interested in the field of management. 

List of tracks

Track 1: Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance

Track 2: HRM and Cross-Cultural Issues

Track 3: Marketing

Track 4: International Business

Track 5: Strategy and Management

We invite submissions of two types:

  1. Abstract and 
  2. extended abstract

Both of which will be subjected to a blind review.

Abstracts should be approximately between 500 - 750 words and extended abstracts between 1,000 and 2,000 words. This is excluding title page (with title, and 3- 4 keywords), tables and references.

Abstract and structured abstract should indicate the following:

  • purpose (mandatory)
  • design / methodology / approach (mandatory)
  • findings (mandatory)
  • research limitations / implications (if applicable)
  • practical implications (if applicable)
  • social implications (if applicable)
  • originality / value (mandatory)

At the end of the abstract/ extended abstract, a reference list according to the APA style has to be included.

Papers should be submitted through the online Conference paper submission system. 

Author details should not be included in the abstract/ extended abstract submissions. The details should only be provided through the online submission system.

To submit your abstracts/ extended abstracts to

Tsukuba Conference Program 2019.pdf

February 8, 2019 - Opening, Plenary, Parallel Sessions & Dinner Reception

February 9, 2019 - Social Program

* A detailed program will be made available in Early January, 2019

Conference Fees 

Type of Fee
(in USD)

Accompanying Person 
Early Registration
(by Dec. 8, 2018)

Regular Registration
(by Jan. 6, 2019)

Dinner $40$40


* Cancellations are non-refundable. 

* Conference fees include conference materials.

* Japanese dinner will be held on Feb 8, 2018. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform the organizers at


Fees & Registration

Caroline TAN

Associate Professor & Conference Chair


Social Activities Lead


Conference Materials Lead

Takeshi KOJIMA

Conference Logistics Lead


F&B Lead


Digital Lead

About Conference Host image
This International Conference is a collaboration between the current final-year MBA students and the faculty (under the umbrella of the Association of Global Management)

The Tsukuba MBA in International Business was established in 2005 as a Professional Two-Year Degree Program on the University of Tsukuba's Tokyo Campus to developing responsible, global leaders with competencies to lead and manage in new global business environments.

The MBA-IB program provides well balanced course work based on the a selection of main areas of study such as Organizational Management, Business Strategy, International Adaptability, and Applied Information.

Students engage in an interactive learning environment with international learning opportunities derived from the various partnerships with different leading universities around the world.  

Further details of the program can be accessed from the following site

The Association of Global Business Management was established with the aim to enhance knowledge, and foster innovation and creativity in the various fields of business management between academia and industry


There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Tokyo depending on your preferences and budget. The following are 1-2 stops away from the conference location

Tokyo Dome Hotel  *1 stop by subway                             

Sunshine City Prince Hotel *2 stops by subway              

Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro *2 stops by subway

Hotel Resol Ikebukuro  *2 stops by subway                    

Transportation & Getting Around

Tokyo boasts of an efficient and extensive public transportation network.  

The following links will help with train times and transfer information

A map of the JR East Railway Major Routes can be accessed from this link

The Tokyo Metro Map (subway) can be downloaded from the following link

Visitors can also opt to purchase a pre-paid smart card (Suica or Pasmo). For further information, please access the links below



Conference Venue & How To Get There

The conference will be held at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus (

The campus, located in Tokyo and easily accessed via public transportation is less than a 5-minute walk from Myogadani (M23) station on the Marunouchi Line (Tokyo Metro Subway). 

Visa Information

Please check the list of Visa-Exempt countries and Visa-Required countries to enter Japan and information regarding visa

About Tokyo

Tokyo, a vibrant metropolis is buzzing with endless activities and attractions. The capital of Japan promises the best of both worlds, traditional and modern that enchants the senses and captivates the hearts of visitors and locals alike. To plan your visit please access the following link

  • 3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
  • University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Business Sciences, MBA in International Business