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The International Conference on Business Case Research (ICBCR 2016)

Hong Kong

December 12-14, 2016


Management and Innovation

Drucker’s Legacy in the 21st Century Management

Conference Venue: The University of Hong Kong



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The theme of ICBCR 2016 is “Management and Innovation” and “Drucker’s Legacy in the 21st Century Management”. Decades ago, Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management, articulated his management theory and vision, changing the history of management and influencing millions of businesses and scholars. In today’s business world, globalization and technological advancement have almost blurred the national borders. In most industries, companies are now facing immense competitions from both local and global markets. Effective management and innovation has then become two important directions for companies to develop and sustain their competitiveness. How Drucker’s management in the 21st century impacts on today’s businesses? How management as a liberal art is shaping the future of business management?



The conference intends to bring together international scholars, research students, professionals and business leaders to present and share their research findings and industry insights, thus advancing research, management practices and innovation around the globe.

Submissions may include:

- Abstract [download a sample abstract]

- Case study (primary case / library case)  [download a sample case]

- Completed research paper [download a sample paper]

- Research in progress / short paper

- Practitioner insights

All submissions will go through double blind peer review. Accepted abstracts/papers will be published in the conference proceedings. [download the template (abstract / paper)]



Case studies, research papers and practitioner insights related to management and innovation are welcomed; topics may include but not limited to the followings:

Drucker's management

Management as a Liberal Art


Business Innovation

Corporate Social Responsibility

Economics and Business Policy


Finance and Investments

Human Capital

Knowledge Management

Leadership and Management

Logistics and Supply Chain 

Management Information Systems


Production and Operations

Research and Development

Social Enterprises, NGOs and Ethics



Technology Transformation



Abstract submission deadline Closed
Registration deadline Closed
Full paper submission deadline Closed
Conference December 12-14, 2016

In order to confirm the paper publication in the proceedings and allocate the presentation slots, each accepted paper must have at least one author registered by 7 November 2016. You need to attend the conference in person to present your paper(s) in parallel sessions. If you cannot present your paper, you can request to join the poster session where your paper(s) will be displayed in a designated room.



December 12, 2016 Conference registration, welcome
December 13, 2016 (am) Plenary session
Key note speakers:

Prof. Thomas Horan, 
Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

Mr. Sunny Wong, 
Executive Director, Tibet Water Resources Ltd & Former Chairman, Carlsberg Greater China   

Mr. David Yeung, 
Founder, Green Monday 
December 13, 2016 (pm) Parallel sessions
December 14, 2016 Site visit, networking and sharing


Registration Form [Registration is closed]

  Register before Oct 17, 2016  Register after Oct 17, 2016
Academia / Industry practitioner (author) HK$ 1,560 (US$ 200) HK$ 2,340 (US$ 300)
Student (author) HK$ 390 (US$ 50) HK$ 585 (US$ 75)
Poster session (author) HK$ 390 (US$ 50) HK$ 585 (US$ 75)
Listener HK$ 1,560 (US$ 200) HK$ 2,340 (US$ 300)



Please submit through EasyChair conference system:

Your submission must be formatted for A4 size (portrait, Times New Roman, 10 point font and Italic  for abstract, 12 point font for text, single spaced setting, and APA style for references). 

Initial submission: Author information must not be included in your submission.The paper must be in PDF format (file extension .pdf)

Final Submission:  Author information should be included in your submission.The paper must be in Microsoft Word format (file extension .doc / .docx) [Template:]


Paper length:   
  Abstract (1 page)
  Completed papers / cases (8-20 pages)
  Research in progress or short papers / cases (3-5 pages)
  Practitioner insights (2-3pages)



Participants should book hotels and make all payment by themselves. Hotel around the venue: Hotel Jen Hong Kong (



This conference provides a great opportunity for attendants to visit Hong Kong, Asia's World City.

Located on the southern coast of China and as a Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is well known for its natural harbor as well as a distinguished culture that combines the essence of Chinese and western culture. Local attractions include the Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Ocean Park, Wong Tai Sin Temple, the Big Buddha and the Avenue of Stars. Hong Kong is also the Asian center of both trade and finance. For more information about Hong Kong, please visit



Centennial College was established by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in its centenary year as a self-financed tertiary institution. The College continues the university's heritage and traditions of providing the highest quality of education for the next generation.

Centennial College Case Research Centre ( was established in January 2015, with the support of a research grant (Ref: UGC/IDS12/14) from the Research Grants Council, HKSAR Government. It aims to advance case research that connects academic research to real-life problems faced by enterprises, and promote case-based teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. It develops business cases on companies and organizations of different sizes and natures, with special focus on their operations in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia-Pacific.



Visa requirements of Hong Kong could be found at Centennial College will provide sponsor letters for visa purpose to registered members (if necessary).



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