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Our Objectives

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Sarawak Research Society (SRS) was co-founded by Prof. Dr. Ernest Cyril de Run and Dr. Hiram Ting in 2013. It was officially established in February of 2015. It is a non-profit organization made up of willing academics and practitioners. SRS membership is open to all.

Mission Statement

SRS is committed to research that advances knowledge and makes practical contribution to practice and/or policy development in Sarawak. SRS aims to provide academics, researchers, and practitioners a platform to interact and move forward. It also aims to afford budding researchers opportunities to network with academics and practitioners in their areas. SRS seeks to improve the quality of research in the state and create an avenue for inter-disciplinary studies so as to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines and industries for the betterment of the society.

Objectives

  1. To promote research collaboration and to foster research development of the members.
  2. To provide support to academics and research students in pursuing research excellence.
  3. To advance knowledge in academia and transfer knowledge to the relevant industries.
  4. To disseminate research outputs scientifically, rigorously, and ethically and to ensure that the outputs carry practical impact and meaningfulness to the target populations.

Core Values

We, the committee members, uphold trust among the members, and teamwork, as well as integrity in our activities. We prioritize collective effort and make joint decision as a unit regardless of our positions in the society and our professions. We maintain openness, professionalism and uprightness to the best of our ability to demonstrate our commitment to the ordinary members, and the public at large in enhancing research culture and development in Sarawak and beyond.

Email: sarawakresearchsociety@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sarawakresearchsociety.org

2018 MAG Scholar Conference on Business, Marketing and Tourism

2018 MAG Scholar Conference in Business, Marketing & Tourism
Advancing Marketing and Tourism in the Digital Economy
• June 22-25, 2018 • Hilton Kuching, Malaysia •

Organizers
MAG Scholar and Sarawak Research Society
www.magscholar.com; www.sarawakresearchsociety.org

Online Registration

Invitation Letter

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to 2018 MAG Scholar Conference on Business, Marketing, and Tourism organized by MAG Scholar and Sarawak Research Society!

We would like to invite you to attend this meeting of minds on Advancing Marketing and Tourism in the Digital Economy which will be held at Hilton Kuching in the City of Kuching, which is dubbed as the City of Unity in Sarawak on the island of Borneo and at the eastern part of Malaysia on 22-25 June 2018. In addition to the 2-day conference, there will be two concurrent pre-conference workshops and a one-day cultural immersion trip after the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the MAG Scholar online proceedings with an ISBN and submitted for possible inclusion in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). A selection of conference papers will also be considered for awards and publication in the indexed journals.

The conference aims to provide a conducive platform to enhance interactive exchange among academics, researchers, and industry players. Scholars from all over the world who are interested in the advancement of Marketing, Tourism and Global Business in the contemporary setting are all encouraged to attend the conference and submit their papers. Management, Economic and any Social Science papers which are related to Consumer and Organizational Behaviour as well as the development of digital economy are also welcome. Renowned and seasoned scholars and practitioners will be invited to share their knowledge and experience, via workshops, lectures, and presentation sessions, about the latest research developments in business to drive the digital economy.

Enclosed please find the conference flyer which contains the Call for Paper, Conference Topics/Tracks, Important Dates, Program and brief Registration information. Full information, including registration and payment, the profile of the invited scholars and practitioners, and awards and publication opportunities are available on the website of MAG Scholar (www.magscholar.com) and Sarawak Research Society (SRS) (www.sarawakresearchsociety.org).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hiram Ting (hiramparousia@gmail.com) and Dr. Jacky Cheah (jackycheahjh@gmail.com). We look forward to seeing you in Kuching and your contribution to the discourse pertaining to business, marketing, and tourism in the digital economy.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Kim-Shyan Fam
Dr. Hiram Ting
Dr. Jacky Jun-Hwa Cheah

Attachment: Conference Flyer (Call for Paper); Invitation Letter

 

Workshop & Seminar

PRE-SYM WORKSHOP

Date: 10 – 11 October 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Hilton Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Remarks: Both workshop and seminar are HRDF claimable

Title: The Current Development of SEM and Data Analysis using SmartPLS 3.0
Instructor: Prof Marko Sarstedt (Profile, Citation)
Audience: Users of structural equation modeling

Course Description:
This workshop is designed to familiarize with the potentials of using PLS-SEM in business research. The objectives of this course are to provide an in-depth methodological introduction into the PLS-SEM approach (the nature of causal modeling, analytical objectives, some statistics), (2) the evaluation of measurement results, and (3) complementary analytical techniques. More specifically, participants will understand the following topics:

Recap on PLS-SEM-An Introduction
Prediction in PLS-SEM (PLS Predict): SmartPLS Tutorial
Mediation Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Moderation Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Measurement Invariance using MICOM: SmartPLS Tutorial
Multigroup Analysis: SmartPLS Tutorial
Uncovering Unobserved Heterogeneity (Fimix-PLS, PLS-POS & PLS-IRRS Method: SmartPLS Tutorial)
Outlook: Recent Advancement in PLS

Medium: English
Seating capacity: 30-40 participants, on first come (including payment) first serve basis
Normal Rate: MYR1800 for local participants; USD550 for international participants**

**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

 

POST-SYM SEMINAR

Date: 14 October 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Tentatively Hilton Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Title: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of Publishing: What Counts and what Does Not?
Instructor: Prof T. Ramayah (Profile, Citation)
Audience: Participants who aim to publish in top journals; open to non-SASEM2017 participants also.

Course Description:
The pressure to publish has become so intense that publishing has become a big business where it is now being exploited by many unscrupulous publishers who are flocking in droves to capitalize on the perils of many academics. As such, there is a need to know what publications get counted and what does not. This includes the kind of publications that is publishable and where they can be published. This sharing session will delve into these main issues by looking at:

Why We Publish?
Types of Publication
ISI Indexed Journals
Scopus Indexed Journals
Indexed Journals
Non-indexed Journals
Open Access Journals
Fake Journals
Black Listed Journals
Book
Chapter in a Book
Review Papers

Medium: English
Seating capacity: 50 participants, on first come (including payment) first serve basis
Normal Rate: MYR450 for local participants; USD150 for international participants**

**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

 

Awards & Publications

Awards

Best Papers will be announced during Gala Dinner on 12 October 2017. Each winner will be awarded a certificate and a stipend. The papers will be selected and reviewed for publication in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. Note that only extended abstracts and full papers which are submitted to SASEM2017 by the submission deadline will be included for selection process. Originality of the ideas and the use of SEM would be mainly considered.

We are also working on the possibility to get Prof Marko Sarstedt and Prof Peter Seddon to select one or two Distinguished Papers each. They would then work with the corresponding authors (as co-authors) so as to improve the quality of the papers and have better chance to get published in top journals of their choice.

SRS Rising Researcher Award will also be given out in the evening. This award is only given to one Sarawakian participant. He or she needs to submit a write-up not more than 2000 words to describe his/her research background, ongoing learning process related to academia and views how to enhance research culture and activities in Sarawak. The winner will be conferred the said award with a certificate and a stipend of RM1,500.

Publications

All abstracts and extended abstracts will be published as symposium proceedings in a handbook. Selected papers will be reviewed and published in indexed and refereed journals. These journals will be updated from time to time. Publication fee in Scopus-indexed journals might be required but it would be substantially less. More details will be made available soon.

Indexed Journals
1. Internet Research (ISI and Scopus) (see the journal)
2. International Journal of Business and Society (Scopus) (see the journal)
3. Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business (Scopus) (see the journal)
4. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Scopus, additional payment is required due to Special Issue arrangement) (
see the journal)

Refereed Journals
1. Asian Journal of Business Research (ABDC journal list, and currently under Scopus Enrichment Process) (see the journal)
2. Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling (see the journal)
3. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (see the journal)
4. International Journal of Business and Innovation (see the journal)
5. Journal of Technology Management and Business (see the journal)

About Kuching, Sarawak

Kuching, the City of Unity, 2017 Asia Top 10 Destination by TripAdvisor (kuching-map)
Sarawak, the Land of Hornbills (Bumi Kenyalang)
Borneo, the land of wild exploration, the biggest island in Asia.

Sarawak , where adventure lives.


Agents for Tour Arrangement

Journey Travel (Hilton in-house Agent)
Mrs. Bong (T: +6082-223969; E: journeyborneo@gmail.com)

Cat City Holidays
Ms. Lek (T: +6082-414200; E: inbound@catcityholidays.com)

CPH Travel
Ms. Ivy (+6082-243708; E: reservations@cphtravel.com.my)

Some Useful Websites
1. Sarawak Tourism Board – https://sarawaktourism.com/
2. Sarawak Convention Bureau – http://sarawakcb.com/
3. Borneo Travel Planner and Trip Advisor – http://www.e-borneo.com/main/tour-category/sarawak/

Program

10-11 October 2017 
Pre-symposium Workshop on Current Advances of PLS-SEM by Prof Marko Sarstedt
0830 – 0900  Workshop Registration
0900 – 1630   Workshop Sessions
1630 – 1730    Symposium Registration
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for two days.

12 October 2017
Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling
0830 – 0900  Registration
0900 – 0930  Opening Speech by Symposium Chair Prof Ramayah Thurasamy
0930 – 1030   Keynote Speech by Prof Marko Sarstedt
1100 – 1230    Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1400 – 1530    Technical Session
1600 – 1700   Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1900 – 2100   Gala Dinner and Award Giving Ceremony
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

13 October 2017
Symposium on Applied Structural Equation Modeling
0900 – 0930  Photo Session
0930 – 1030   Keynote Speech by Prof Peter Seddon
1100 – 1230    Concurrent Presentation Sessions
1400 – 1530    Technical Session
1600 – 1700   Concurrent Presentation Sessions
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

14 October 2017
Post-symposium Seminar on Publication in High Impact Indexed Journals by Prof Ramayah and Prof Marko Sarstedt (Also open to non-SEM users)
0830 – 0900  Seminar Registration
0900 – 1700  Seminar Sessions
Note: Morning brunch, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

Packages and Rates

Pre-symposium 2-Day Workshop | By Prof. Marko Sarstedt

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR1800 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD550 (For International Participant Only)

Note: The workshop is limited to 30-40 participants only.
* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Post-Symposium 1-Day Seminar | By Prof. T. Ramayah

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR450 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

Note: The workshop is limited to 50 participants only.
* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

2-Day Symposium with Presentation (Including Gala Dinner) 

  • Normal Rate (After 16th June 2017)
    • MYR1300 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD400 (For International Participant Only)
  • Additional Paper (maximum two additional papers for a presenter)
    • MYR500 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Symposium without Presentation (Including Gala Dinner) 

  • Rate
    • MYR800 (For Local Participant* Only)
    • USD250 (For International Participant** Only)

* Including co-author who wishes to join and listen to presentation
**International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia

Paper Submission (Publication as Proceeding) in Absentia 

  • Rate
    • MYR800 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD250 (For International Participant* Only)
  • Additional Paper (maximum two additional papers for a corresponding author)
    • MYR500 (For Local Participant Only)
    • USD150 (For International Participant Only)

* International participants are those who are currently not residing in Malaysia