3rd International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modelling and Methodological Matters 2021 (Virtual)

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the website of International Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling and Methodological Matters (SASEM) 2021. SASEM is an international conference to perpetuate the discourse and the use of SEM and research methods as well as a platform for learning and networking. The 1st SASEM was held in Sarawak in 2017. The 2nd SASEM was then held in Malacca two years later in 2019. Unfortunately, the 3rd SASEM in Bali in 2020 was postponed indefinitely due the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent travel restrictions. The plan to having 4th SASEM in another country is thus put on hold. Nevertheless, a prelude of SASEM was organized virtually in June 2020. Four SEM experts were invited as speakers, namely Professor Christian Ringle, Professor Marko Sarstedt, Professor Ramayah Thurasamy and Professor Wen-Lung Shiau, and more than a thousand delegates attended.

While we are waiting for the time when traveling is safe again and that SASEM can be held physically in Bali, the Committee of Sarawak Research Society (SRS) and mySEM decide to proceed with SASEM2021 on an online platform. Hence SASEM2021 will be held virtually with the details as follows:

Theme: Advances in Explaining and Predicting Offline/Online Behaviours
Date: 10 July 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Malaysia time, GMT+8)
Platform: Zoom (Meeting details will be sent to participants after payment is done)

A group photo during SASEM2019 in Malacca, Malaysia

CHAIRPERSONS

SASEM2021 is chaired by Associate Professor Dr. Mumtaz Ali Memon and Dr. Francis Chuah. Mumtaz Ali is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the NUST Business School (NBS), Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also the Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling (JASEM) which has been included in SCOPUS. Francis is the senior lecturer Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He specialises in micro/behavioural strategy and management. He is the co-Managing Editor of the Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modelling. A list of scientific and working committee will be provided soon and they will assist the chairpersons by organising the event and reviewing the submitted papers. General enquiries should be directed to srs.onlinetraining@gmail.com.

PROGRAM

  • Keynote Speech/Expert Forum
  • Presentation of the Selected Papers
  • Enriching Comments from the Panel
  • Publication and Award-giving Ceremony

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Open for Registration: 22 February 2021
  • Deadline for Registration & Paper Submission: 10 May 2021
  • Announcement of Paper Decisions: 17 May 2021
  • Deadline for Payment: 14 June 2021
SASEM is not only about learning and presentation, it is also about networking and having fun

REGISTRATION FORM

Click here to register

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  1. All papers must be submitted to srs.onlinetraining@gmail.com before 10 MAY.
  2. The authors should refer to JASEM guidelines to prepare the paper. (https://jasemjournal.com/home/guidelines/)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES

PresentersNon-presenters
SRS members
(as of January 2021)
USD200
(or RM800)
USD10
(or RM40)
Non-SRS membersUSD250
(or RM1,000)
USD15
(or RM60)
Please email to srs.onlinetraining@gmail.com for any queries
  1. Registration is mandatory for every participant. Be sure you provide complete and correct details in your registration form.
  2. Once you submit your registration form, an email will be sent to you in a week’s time to confirm your details. Payment (as a presenting or non-presenting participant) must be made by 14 June 2021 to confirm your registration.
  3. The announcement for the submitted papers will be made known by 17 May 2021 (unless otherwise informed) and the decision is final. A letter of acceptance will be issued to the participants whose papers are selected for presentation.
  4. Registration status of the participants whose papers are declined for presentation will be automatically changed to non-presenting participant. Hence, we advise every participant to wait for the announcement of paper decisions before making any payment.
  5. All submitted papers will go through preliminary review. Only 10-15 papers will be accepted/selected for presentation. Constructive comments will be given by the panel after each presentation during the symposium to improve each paper and provide learning opportunities to all participants, including non-presenting participants. As such, non-presenting participants are encouraged to join and network.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS

  1. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modelling (Regular Issue)
  2. Asian Journal of Business Research (Regular Issue)
  3. Asian Academy of Management Journal (Regular Issue)
  4. Journal of Marketing Analytics (Special Issue)
  5. More to come

CONTACT US

SASEM2021 General Enquiries: srs.onlinetraining@gmail.com
A/Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ali Memon: mumtazutp@gmail.com
Dr. Francis Chuah: francischuah84@gmail.com

Updates are also provided at:

SRS Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/397077480406607
mySEM Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysem

ORGANIZED BY

SUPPORTED BY

Challenges and Prospects of Business in the Digital World: Southeast Asian Perspectives

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/31FV8Xi

Academics, practitioners and students are all welcome to join. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the SEA scholars about these contemporary issues.

The webinar is organised by Southeast Asia Research Academy (SEARA) and supported by Emerald Publishing, Sarawak Research Society and Research Synergy Foundation. For more information, please visit SEARA LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/com/southeastasiaresearchacademy and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southeastasiaresearchacademy/

Tourism Restart under COVID-19 Implications to the Travel Industry in Southeast Asia

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3sFzUog

Academics, practitioners and students are all welcome to join. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the SEA scholars about these contemporary issues.

The webinar is organised by Southeast Asia Research Academy (SEARA) and supported by Emerald Publishing, Sarawak Research Society and Research Synergy Foundation. For more information, please visit SEARA LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/com/southeastasiaresearchacademy and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southeastasiaresearchacademy/

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research: See The Unseen, Know The Unknown, & Do The Undone

Date : 17 April 2021 (Saturday)

Time : 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT +8)

Registration link: https://forms.gle/2CMz3cEVE4UdpKnc9

Platform: Zoom

Fee : (donation included)
(a) SRS members: RM50 per person; or USD12 per person (any transaction charges to be borne by the participant/remitter)
(b) Non-SRS members: RM60 per person; or USD15 per person (any transaction charges to be borne by the participant/remitter)

Medium : English

Targets : Students, novice researchers and those who are keen to learn the fundamentals of qualitative research

Materials : Materials in softcopy will be provided after the workshop via email.

Certificate : E-certificate will be given after the workshop via email

Responsible Youth Leader Seminar

Grab the Opportunity!

RESPONSIBLE YOUTH LEADER SEMINAR
Theme: Empowering Youth Towards Responsible Citizenship and Tourism

This seminar is to provide an educational and practical guidance about responsible leadership to university and college students in Kuching (and Sarawak) who are interested in tourism and hospitality. There will be speeches about leadership and responsible citizenship and tourism from academics and practitioners, discussions to demonstrate different types of skills and knowledge as well as activities to put them into practice.

These knowledge and skills will prepare students to be responsible leaders and citizens particularly in tourism and the related ventures. There will be no fee! However, registration is required and seats are limited to 50 students (subject to evaluation and approval by the committee).

Register at: bit.ly/responsible-youth-2020

Venue : Sarawak Club Kuching
20 December 2020 (Sunday) at 8:00AM – 5:00