Conference Program

Day 1, Thursday 3 July 2008

7.00 - 9.00am


9:00 - 9:20am

Opening address and formal opening of conference: Professor Stephanie Fahey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)

9:20 - 9:40am Welcome address: Professor Owen Hughes, Acting Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics
9:40 - 10:40am Keynote address by Professor Richard Fletcher

10:40 - 11:00am

Tea break

11.00 - 12:20pm

(parallel session)

HR – Donna Buttigieg (Chair) Room - Vienna

Marketing (1) – Margaret Matanda (Chair) Room - Cantala

Accounting & Finance (I) - Susela Devi (Chair) - Marina

"Is Work-Family Balance impeded by use of Information Technology?"
Diana Rajendran, Ambika Zutshi and Andrew Creed
"Drivers of Importer Commitment to Import Suppliers and its Impact on Performance: A Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Perspective"
Md Abu Saleh, M Yunus Ali
"Using Qualitative Information To Examine How Australian Small Business Owners Assess Financial Performance"
Abdel K. Halabi and Robyn Dyt
"The Impact of Performance Measurement System Implementation on Organizational Culture in SMEs: Towards The Development of A Conceptual Model"
Cheryll Lim, Lek Chai Lim
"Business responses of small accommodation providers to demand seasonality in coastal Victoria"
Christine Lee, Damian Morgan, and Peter Townsend
"Is There A Synergetic Link Among Coops? Investigating The Relationship Between Financial And Non-Financial Cooperatives"
Francesca Gagliardi and Francesco Trivieri
"Enhancing HRM practice in SMEs using the concept of Relationship Marketing"
Leone Cameron and Peter Miller
"Inter-Organisational Integration and Business Performance in Small Retailing Firms: The mediating role organisational-level supply chain functions"
Rajesh Rajaguru, Margaret Jekanyika Matanda and Nelson Oly Ndubisi
"SMEs and the Professional Accountant: A Review of the Empirical Literature"
Helen Samujh and S.Susela Devi
" A Practical Approach To Building Hr Capacity In Small Firms"
Elizabeth Walker and Rowena Barrett
"Evaluating Variations in Market Orientation within and across Stages of Supply Chain in Small and Large Businesses"
Margaret Jekanyika Matanda, Nelson Oly Ndubisi, Judy A Siguaw
"Towards an Islamic Business Model: A Tawhid Approach"
Mohd. Murray Hunter
12:20 - 1:20pm Lunch

1:20 - 2:20pm

(parallel session)

Corporate Governance & Legal Issues – Shanthy Rachagan (Chair) - Vienna

Quality, Innovation, Knowledge management (I) – Amrik Sohal (Chair) - Cantala

Marketing (2) – Yunus Ali (Chair) - Marina

"Exploring the determinants behind the creation and initial capital structure of innovative firms: a human capital perspective"
José BILAU and Eduardo COUTO
"Knowledge Management means of Innovation and sustainability for SME: walkthrough and review of SME  & KM Convergence"
Rajul Joshi and Chandrasekar Pandyan
"Internationalisation and Performance of Indonesian Manufacturing Exporting SMEs"
Diana Sari, Quamrul Alam and Nicholas Beaumont
"The Self Enforcing Model and Corporate Governance in SMEs"
Shanthy Rachagan and Elsa Satkunasingam
"Key Enablers for Enhancing Knowledge Management Processes: A Means of Competitive Advantage for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Vietnam"
Que Thi Nguyet Nguyen and Philip A. Neck
"A Need for a New Model for Internationalisation of High-Technology SMEs"
Neeru Sharma
"Hurting Customer Relationships And Exposure To Legal Sanctions: A Case Analysis Of SMEs And Large Firms And The Panacea"
Elsa Satkunasingam
2:20 - 2:50pm Afternoon tea

2:50 - 3:30pm

(parallel session)

Sustainability (I) – Mark Dibben (Chair) - Vienna

Internationalisation – Ron Edwards (Chair) - Cantala

Information Technology (I) - Patrick Holloran (Chair) - Marina

"FAO by Small Business – A Matter of Perspectives"
Graham Ray
"Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises into the Globalizing Market: The Case of Sri Lanka"
Tissa Rajapake, Ramanie Samaratunge
" Exploring Technological Innovation Trajectories under Modularity: Evidence from Taiwan’s Bicycle Industry"
Mei-Chih Hu
"Toward a model of developing successful startups at incubators Case study in Iran"
Mirmohseni, A and Sedghi, M
"Journey to International Business"
Leigh Derigo
"IT & E-Readiness Assessment of MSME in India: An Overview"
Nafis Alam
6:00 - 8:00pm Cocktail Function
6:20 – 6:30pm Speaker: Nelson O. Ndubisi - the conference past -present - future
6:30pm Speaker: Minister of Small Business (Victoria) – Joe Helper


Day 2, Friday 4 July 2008

9:00 - 10:00am

Keynote address by Professor Rowena Barrett
10:00 - 10:30am Morning tea

10:30 - 11:50am

(parallel session)

Gender & Minority – Donna Buttigieg (Chair) Room - Vienna

Sustainability (II) – Nelson Oly Ndubisi (Chair) Room - Cantala

Government & SMEs – Peter Townsend (Chair) Room - Marina

"Personality And Contextual Factors As Determinants Of Entrepreneurial Intention Among Malaysian Students"
Amran Awang, Shaiful Annuar Khalid, Mohammad Ismail, Mohd Subri Tahir, Sazali Mahmud and Kamsol Mohd Kassim
"Intervention strategies to engage small and medium sized enterprises in environmental good practice"
Craig M. Parker, Janice Redmond and Mike Simpson
"The impact of government trade policy on SMEs’ development and competitive advantage"
Thanh Hai Nguyen, Quamrul Alam, Daniel Prajogo
"Gender as a Predictor of Planning in Small Business"
Calvin Wang, Elizabeth Walker and Janice Redmond
"Optimisation of Formal Best Practice Methods (FBPM) In Small Medium Enterprises (Smes) For Performance Efficiency"
Langeswaran Supramaniam and Saraswathy Supramaniam
"Spatial Variations in Entrepreneurship Development in China: Perspective of Local Policy"
Jianzhong Xiao and Fu Hong
"Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the Sri Lankan Community in Melbourne"
Tissa Rajapakse, Ramanie Samaratunge and Rowena Barrett
"Holistic Environmental Quality System (HE QSM) for SME Productivity – A Conceptual Model"
Sumesh R. Nair
"The Role of Provincial Government Support in the Development of Black-owned Small Tourism Enterprises: A Cape Town Focus"
Lemay Llorente Quesada, Kobus Visser and Mark Boekstein
"Revolutionary Empowerment: A Re-look at Spirituality, Cultural Integrity and Development"
Murray Hunter
"Creating Sustainable Ecosystems for Women Entrepreneurs: The role of Trade Associations"
Minu Mehta
"The Small Business Entities Income Tax Accounting Concessions: Snakes And Ladders For Small Business"
Paul Kenny
11:50 - 1:10pm

Accounting & Finance (II) –Abdel Halabi (Chair) - Vienna

Quality, Innovation, Knowledge management (II) –Mark Dibben (Chair) - Cantala


"Quarantining Small Business Income Tax Losses: A Competitive Disadvantage for Small Business?"
Paul Kenny
"The Innovation Roles And Personal Characteristics Of Those Involved In Export Initiation - A Conceptual Model"
Murray Rees and Ron Edwards
"Adoption of Management Accounting Practices:  An Exploratory Study of Malaysian SMEs"
Cheryll Lim and Lek Chai Lim
"Spi In A Small Organisation: The Paradox Of Cultures And Organisational Learning"
Patrick Halloran
"Annual Tax Compliance Costs For Small Businesses: A Survey Of Tax Practitioners In South Africa"
S Smulders and M Stiglingh
"Creating Robust Malaysian SMEs: A Complementary Role for Small Scale Accounting and Consulting Firms"
Ananda Samudhram
1:10 - 2:10pm Lunch

2:10 - 2:30pm

(parallel session)

Entrepreneurship & Education – Rowena Barrett (Chair) - Vienna

Information Technology (II) –Renee Paulett (Chair) - Cantala

"Consulting-based Entrepreneurship Training Program"
Siohong Tih and Takeru Ohe
"E-Commerce and E-Contracts: A Minefield?"
Gita Radhakrishna
2:30 - 3:00pm Afternoon tea
7:00 - 10:00pm Conference dinner - Vienna, Cantala
Speakers: Associate Professor Donna Buttigieg, conference chair, Monash University
Professor Ian McLoughlin, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
Professor Val Clulow, Head, School of Business and Economics, Monash University, Gippsland