The 11th Annual Conference of Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute (APDSI 2006)
June 14-18, 2006

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Conference Theme: Innovation & Service Excellence for Competitive Advantage in the Global Environment

Organized by: Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics

Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-sponsored by: United College and Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

http://dse.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apdsi/

SUBMISSION BY: APRIL 18, 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics Department of the Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) cordially invites you to attend the 11th Annual conference of the Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute (APDSI). The theme of this conference is "Innovation & Service Excellence for Competitive Advantage in the Global Environment".

Globalization and development in information technology have intensified business competition in the global market. To create competitive advantage, companies have been shifting their competitive priorities from cost and quality to innovation and services. Given this trend, the focus of this year's APDSI is thus on strategy for global competitive advantage through innovations and service excellence in todayˇ¦s dynamic global market place.

The conference is in Hong Kong, which is also nick-named the City of Life. Hong Kong is the leading international logistics, trade, financial and tourism center of China. Service and innovation are two important pillars of her economy. Therefore, there is a perfect fit between Hong Kong and the theme of this conference. In the conference, we will invite speakers from the HKSAR government and local industry to present the opportunities and challenges facing Hong Kong and Mainland China. We will also organize optional programs for visiting Chinese companies and discussing research on operations and supply chain management in China.

In addition to regular programs, we would also like to invite you to join our sightseeing tours in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong. These include the visit to the newest tourist attraction in Hong Kong -- DisneyLand Hong Kong - which is scheduled to open in September, 2005. All these optional tours will be post-conference activities so that participants can stay a couple of more days for more fun.

Papers or abstracts are invited, but not limited in following areas: Accounting, Business Law and Ethics, Cases/Workshops, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Relationship Management, Decision Models and Applications, DSS/AI/Expert Systems, Enterprise Systems and Applications, Finance/Financial Management, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Innovative Education, Internet & E-Business, Knowledge Management, Logistic/supply chain Management, Managerial Economics, Marketing Theory, Operations Strategy, Production and Operations Management, Service Operations Management, Small and Medium Enterprise Management, Statistics and Decision Analysis, Technology Management, Telecommunication Service and Management and Other related topics

We are looking forward to your participation and contribution to this conference in June 2006.

Sincerely yours,
   Xiande Zhao
   Professor and Conference Chair

Contact Details:

Please send all correspondence regarding paper submission and other affairs to the following address:

Ms. Rosita Chan, APDSI 2006 Conference Secretariat
Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Tel: +852-26098556; Fax: +852-26036840
E-mail: dse@cuhk.edu.hk
URL: http://dse.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apdsi/

Registration Fees:

Regular: 310 USD (DSI members); 350 USD (non-member)
Students: 120 USD (DSI member); 135 USD (non-member)
Late Registration: Add 50USD for regular and 30USD for students

Organization and Committees

Conference Advisors:

Waiman Cheung, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
T. S. Lee, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lawrence Leung, Chairman, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Conference Chair:

Xiande Zhao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Program Co-chairs:

Vincent Lai and Timon Du, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

International Program Committee:

James Ang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Thomas E. Callarman, Arizona State University, USA
Jason C.H. Chen, Gonzaga University, USA
Houn-gee Chen, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan
Binton Chen, Washington State University, USA
Gongyu Chen, Zhong Shan University, China
Edwin T.C. Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Russell Ching, California State University - Sacramento, USA
Thomas Y. Choi, Arizona State University, USA
Krishna S. Dhir, Berry College, USA
Rebecca Duray, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Barbara B. Flynn, Wake Forest University, USA
Mitsuo Gen, Waseda University, Japan
Jifa Gu, Institute of System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Norma Harrison, Macquarie University, Australia
Y.V. Hui, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yuhchang Hwang, Arizona State University
Ravi Kathuria, Chapman University, USA
Kee Young Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Tae, H. Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Hailin Lan, South China University of Technology, China
Ronald Lau, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Kwang Hyung Lee, KAIST, Korea
Chi-chyi Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
G. Keong Leong, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Lawrence Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Eldon Y. Li, California Polytechnic State University, USA
Han-lin Li, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yuan Li, Xian Jiao Tong University, China
Ting-Peng Liang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ziqi Liao, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Nagesh N. Murthy, University of Oregon, USA
Winter Nie, IMD, Switzerland
Hisashi Onari, Waseda University, Japan
Andrew, C. Pan, China University of Technology of Technology, Taiwan
Aleda Roth, Arizona State University, USA
Vicki Smith-Daniels, Arizona State University, USA
M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, Arizona State University, USA
Somboonwan Satyarakwit, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Willem Selen, Macquarie University, Australia
Chwen Sheu, Kansas State University, USA
Xinping Shi, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Pachitjanut Siripanich, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
Linda Sprague, China Europe International Business School, China
Chee Chuong Sum, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Linyan Sun, Xiˇ¦an Jiaotong University, China
Yu Tian, Zhong Shan University, China
Keah Choon Tan, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
Chyau Tuan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jerry Wei, University of Notre Dame, USA
Soshan Wu, Chang-gan University, Taiwan
Kang XIe, Zhong Shan University, China
Jinxing Xie, Tsinghua University, China
Xuejun Xu, South China University of Technology, China
HsiuJu Rebecca Yen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Andy Yeung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Jeff Yeung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jianqi Zhang, Zhong Shan University, China
Deming Zhou, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honggeng Zhou, University of New Hampshire, USA

Instructions for Submission:

1. To facilitate our blind review process, each submission must include a separate title page and indicates clearly: (1) author(s), (2) affiliation(s), (3) complete addresses, telephone/fax numbers, and email address of one author to whom all correspondence should be addressed, (4) title of the paper, and (5) selected topic area. Abstracts should be 3 pages at most. Panel proposals should include discussants list and are limited to 3 pages only. Full papers are limited to 20 pages (8000 words), not including tables and figures. All submissions will be blind refereed by independent reviewers on rolling basis.

2. All submissions, in MS Word format only, are to be sent, via the online submission system available at http://dse.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apdsi/. All submissions must be received on or before April 18, 2006. Notification of acceptance will be sent within 2 weeks of submission receipt, or April 15, 2006, whichever is sooner.

3. Camera-ready full papers or abstracts for publication in the conference proceedings must be in the PDF format and must be received by May 5, 2006. Detailed paper format can be downloaded from http://dse.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apdsi/.

4. Speaker's online registration and conference payment in full (including authors, session chairs, and panel discussants) must be received on or before May 10, 2006 to validate one's attendance as a speaker at APDSI 2006. Speakers who do not remit payment and online registration before May 10, 2006 will not be eligible to present papers and/or speak at the conference. Authors are required to personally attend the conference to present their papers.

5. Accepted papers/abstracts will be published in English in the conference proceedings in CD-ROM (with ISBN-1539-1191). Best papers will be included in a special issue published by an international journal.

One Day Optional Program Following APDSI2006

Factory Visit on Saturday, June 17, 2006

Participants who registered for APDSI 2006 will be invited to attend this one day plant visit. They will visit two to three factories in Pear River Delta (PRD). We will also invite the business leader in the company to talk about their business and the challenges of doing business in china. These participants will leave Hong Kong in the late afternoon or the evening of June 16.