Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾

Keynote Speakers/主讲嘉宾

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Prof. Lim Kian Guan, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

林建源教授 新加坡管理大学


Research AreaQuantitative Finance, Financial Economics, Statistical Models

研究领域:定量金融、金融经济学、统计模型


Title: FinTech and Machine Learning in Financial Markets

标题:金融市场中的金融科技和机器学习


Abstract

FinTech is a 4th industrial revolution industry using digital technology to improve activities in finance, focusing on offering more accessible, and usually faster and cheaper services to businesses and consumers. Several key technology trends affecting FinTech are Machine Learning, Big Data Science, and Block Chains. Applications include e-commerce, e-payments, mobile banking, chatbots, robo-advisor, algorithmic trading, fraud detection, market intelligence, cybersecurity, and P2P transactions. Human digital interfaces include visual, audio, and identity recognition technologies. Block Chain technology for secured distributed ledger activities is leading to many manufacturing, funding, exchange trading, and supply chain applications. Besides the general trends, we will also discuss two of our recent research studies. One is on algorithmic trading to show how machine learning techniques can be employed in financial markets. The other is on text mining found in social media and in information media whereby machine learning and predictive analytics are applied to discover hidden information beyond accounting records in the area of patents and research innovations. The social impact of all these technological developments indicates a watershed period in the modern history of human civilizations.



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A.Prof. Arumugam Raman, School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Arumugam Raman副教授 马来西亚北方大学


Research Area:Educational Technology, Research Method, Statistics in Education

研究领域:教育技术、研究方法、教育统计


Title: RETHINKING TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AND TEACHERS' TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN IR 4.0

标题:工业革命4.0 技术领导力与教师技术整合的再思考


Abstract:

This study aims to identify the influence of Principals' Technology Leadership on Teachers' Technology Integration in Malaysian secondary schools. This is a cross sectional survey where systematic random sampling was carried out to select 47 principals and 375 teachers from National Secondary Schools in the northern region of Kedah, Malaysia. Two questionnaires were used: Principals Technology Leadership Assessment (PTLA), which is based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)- Standards for Administrators (2014) was administered to principals, while the Learning with ICT: Measuring ICT Use in the Curriculum Instrument was administered to the teachers from the same schools as the principals. Descriptive analysis was carried out using SPSS Version 25 and SmartPLS was used for the purposes of making the inferential analysis. Although the findings showed that the levels of Technology Leadership; the five constructs of ISTE , and Teachers’ Technology Integration were at high levels but, there was no significant relationship between Principals' Technology Leadership and Teachers' Technology Integration in the selected schools in the northern region of Kedah. Principals' preparatory programmes should emphasize leadership based on technology to enhance integration of technology in classrooms. Further research on professional development for principals’is recommended. 



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Prof. Lee Pui Mun, School of Business,Singapore University of Social Sciences

李沛珉教授 新跃社科大学


Research Area:Service and Product Quality Management ,Business Analytics, Digital Economy Strategy, Organization Performance Measurement Models

研究领域:服务和产品质量管理、业务分析、数字经济战略、组织绩效衡量模型


Title: Building a Competitive Business and Sustaining Business Growth

标题:建设有竞争力的企业并且保持业务增长


Abstract:

All successful businesses start with a good business model but as their success grows, many of these businesses could not sustain profitability in the long term. Many businesses could not sustain profitable growth in the long term because they do not have a good roadmap to strengthen their core capabilities and to build organizational resilience. This presentation will illustrate the roadmap for a business to build organizational resilience so as to sustain business growth and profitability.

The roadmap for sustainable business growth is based on business excellence framework used in many countries to evaluate the success of businesses. The business excellence framework requires businesses to excel in the following criteria; organizational leadership, long term strategy planning, customer focus, employee management and development, having effective operations for product/service, efficient information management, and ability to use relevant business and organization results to further improve its business.

How a firm can integrate these criteria into its business will be discussed in the presentation. For each criterion to excel on its own will not provide the synergistic effect that drives business excellence. To be effective in using the roadmap/framework, all the criteria have to be driven an overarching strategic direction. This presentation will discuss how this could be achieved.





Oral Presentation

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Dr. Liu Hao, School of Economics and Management, Shandong Jiaotong University, China

刘灏博士 山东交通学院


Research Areahuman resource, employee turnover, behaviour nonlinear modelling

研究领域:人力资源、员工流动、行为非线性建模


Title 1: From Pre-entry expectation to turnover intention: The social support change's moderating and organizational commitment's mediating effects among life insurance agents in Qingdao, China

标题:从入职前预期到离职意向:中国青岛市寿险代理人社会支持变化的缓和与组织承诺的中介效应


Abstract 1:

This Understanding the relationships between pre-entry expectation and turnover intention among the life insurance agent in China, is the purpose of the study. Statistical environment R version 3.1.0 was employed for runing Partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) analysis. Compare to pre-entry expectation, perceived performance is more determinative of defining confirmation of expectation. Organizational commitment has more weight than post-entry satisfaction when employees making decision of staying. High composite reliability needs to be investigated whether caused by the characteristics of population or the poor content validity of the instrument. The paper applies expectation confirmation theory into human resource context. 


Title 2: The mechanism between turnover intention and turnover action: A dynamic model's construction using Laplace transform

标题:离职意愿与离职行为的机制:基于拉普拉斯变换的动态模型构建


Abstract 2:

This conceptual paper explains the possibility of sorting Allen and Meyer organizational commitment measure into boost converter model and create a dynamic modelling, in order to simulate employees' turnover action. The study suggests input data into all six possible models and finding out the best fit model. Then discourse analysis of expert opinion and card sorting exercise will be deployed for result’s triangulation. Laplace transform is suggested for processing the equations. R and OpenModelica are the proposed tools for quantitative data analysis. 



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Prof. Sundaram Janakiramanan, School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

Sundaram Janakiramanan教授 新加坡新跃大学


Research AreaFinance, Economic development

研究领域: 金融、经济发展


Title: Towards Balanced Economic Growth and Development – An Alternative Approach

标题:实现经济增长与发展的平衡的一种替代方法


Abstract:

Economic development refers to the problems of developing countries. A significant amount of research in development economics assumes development is synonymous to growth. However, growth occurs in extremely imbalanced way with certain regions providing greater job opportunities and infrastructural facilities while rural regions are sorely lacking such facilities. For real development to occur, it is important to ensure that job opportunities and access to resources is more equitably spread across the society. Thought the governments in developing countries try address this problem, they face uphill task mainly because of lack of resources. In this paper, we come up with a model termed as Private Initiatives for Public Projects (PIPP) whereby development can occur through effective use of businesses who can contribute both monetary resources as well as physical resources. Application of this model would benefit both the governments and businesses through rapid balanced development and economic growth of developing countries. 



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Prof. Stuart Perrin, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU),China

Stuart Perrin教授 西交利物浦大学


Research Area: Transnational/Global Education, Academic Literacies, Identity and language choice

研究领域: 跨国/全球教育、学术文学、身份和语言选择


Title: XJTLU Entrepreneur College: a future model for university-business engagement today.

标题:西交利物浦大学创业家学院:一种现代大学-商业融合式教育的未来模型


Abstract:

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) Entrepreneur College (EC) has been created as a new model university/industry engagement to train future elites and leaders for emerging industries; and it is intended to be inspirational as a the future model of the University. Following a new philosophy of education, developed at the university and known as Syntegrative Education in response to the 4th Industrial Revolution, the EC integrates universities, businesses and industries in education to emphasize higher order thinking skills. Learning through doing, knowledge becomes generated based on personal experiences and environmental participation, allowing Syntegrative Education to deliver more industry elites and facilitate social development.

 

Traditional universities are built on and focus at the discipline level. Within the EC, disciplines have been replaced by industry themed schools, through equal partnership with well-known (established, new, and emerging) businesses both nationally and internationally; in specific fields identified jointly with local governmengt and XJTLU. These partnerships focus on future demand and key industry alignment to future development trends in areas such as:  Internet of Things, Intelligent/Smart Manufacturing, Intelligent Robotics, Big Data, Entertainment, and Supply; with industry being the catalyst for new schools and degree programmes.

 

This paper will highlight how Syntegrative Education and the EC can have an impact on education models globally by discussing impact on:

  • -The future university and campus concept

  • -Development of lifelong learning opportunities through AI

  • -Development of work-based learning initiatives to meet future employment demand

  • -Flexibility of degree programme development