Welcome Participants,


Welcome to the first conference of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Management and Business – APAMB, that took place on March 5 – 8, 2007, in Singapore.


APAMB would like to extend it gratitude to our collaborators, SIM University (UniSIM) and its staff for the hospitality, generosity and kind efforts they provided in hosting this conference.


SIM University and APAMB provided a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences in the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond. This conference was organized by the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) in collaboration with the School of Human Development and Social Services, SIM University (UniSIM), at the SIM Management House in multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural Singapore.


This year the conference had scholars from 19 countries around the world, covering wide range of businesses and over 20 universities and academic institutions. The small setting with multinational delegates offers professional development opportunities for scholars and practitioners through personal contacts. The friendly atmosphere, the one on one opportunity for exchange and networking, and the multinational exposure were cited among the top benefits from conference attendees. Each submitted abstract/paper was peer reviewed and only accepted abstracts/papers were presented.



The content of all presentations, views and opinions as well as material published in the APAMB 2007 Conference Proceedings are the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions, views or the policies of APAMB. Researchers and authors assume responsibility for the accuracy of data and facts published in the Conference Proceedings.


To obtain a copy of these proceedings, you may contact the authors or contact the under signed by mail to IAMB office, P.O. Box 8220, Silver Spring, Maryland 20907, USA, by email to Dr. Batzri or by fax (301) 585-1417. Individual contributions are copyright by the authors or their employers. This CD compilation and its Internet equivalent are copyright© 2007 by IAMB, APAMB and GilRon Group, LLC. All rights reserved.



Shmuel Batzri, Ph.D.

Academic Affairs



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