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SAUPO 2013 : Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)


When Apr 19, 2013 - Apr 19, 2013
Where St. Regis Hotel, Atlanta, GA, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 18, 2013
Notification Due Feb 1, 2013
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2012
Categories    asian studies   economics   sustainability   asia-usa partnerships

Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Presentations

All areas of business, marketing, technology, information sciences, education, arts, health care, humanities, and social sciences are invited! Please download a 1-page PDF version of the Call for Papers here.

Kennesaw State University (KSU) Asian Studies Program announces the Call for Papers and Presentations for the 2013 Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) – the largest Asia Business Conference in Southern USA. The goal of SAUPO is to share research and best practices among business people, scholars, and policymakers regarding the partnership opportunities between ASIA and the USA. Business leaders will interact with scholars from all over the world to discuss both domestic and global concerns. Diplomats and policy makers will be present at the conference. The theme of the 2013 SAUPO is: Globalization and ASIA-USA Partnerships. Please visit the website here:

The Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets (JEKEM) is published by the ICA Institute. Dr. Govind Hariharan, the Executive Director of ICA Institute has committed to give priority in reviewing papers submitted to SAUPO.

The Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing (JBIM), published by the Emerald Group, will create a special issue to accept qualified papers submitted to SAUPO. Dr. Wesley Johnston, SAUPO Scientific Committee member, is the editor of JBIM. Dr. Leila Borders, SAUPO Vice Chair, will guest edit the SAUPO special issue of JBIM.

Paper and presentation topics of interest include:

Attracting Asian Investment to the USA and new trends of American Investment in Asia
Best Practices in Industries (Automobile, Airlines, Entertainment & Food/Drug/Healthcare)
Collaboration between Asia, Africa, and the Americas
Corporate Social Responsibility in American and Asian contexts
Educating Next Generation Americans on Asia
Environmental Issues and Green Energy
Intercultural Communication for Multinational Corporations
Mapping Changes in Asia and USA: Geopolitics, Economics, and Diplomacy
Opportunities for Non-profit Organizations between Asia and the U.S.
Telecommunications and Social Media

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
To present at 2013 SAUPO, please submit a 300-350 word abstract by Friday, January 18, 2013. In addition, if you want your paper to be published in either JBIM (full papers only) or JEKEM, your FULL PAPER submission must be received by February 15, 2013. All abstracts/papers should be sent In the subject line of the email, indicate "2013 SAUPO Abstract" or "2013 SAUPO Paper."

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submission: Friday January 18, 2013
Abstract acceptance/rejection: February 1, 2013
Full paper submission: February 15, 2013

Note: At least one author of each accepted paper or abstract must attend the conference and present the paper.

Questions regarding the Call for Papers may be directed to:


Dr. May H. Gao (, Asian Studies Coordinator, Associate Professor of Communication


Dr. Leila Borders (, Associate Professor of Marketing and Professional Sales
Dr. Heeman Kim (, Asian Studies Associate Coordinator, Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Guichun Zong (, Professor of Education

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