Asia Council for Small Business

6th Asian SME Conference September 10th-13th 2018, Tokyo, Japan

New Development of Small Business Policy and Management:Towards an Evidence-Based Policy Making for SMEs

What's New

  • 2018.06.20

    Online Registration is now available.

  • 2018.05.01

    Full Paper submission deadline has been extended to July 15.

  • 2018.03.16

    Abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 31.

  • 2017.12.01

    Abstract submission is now available. Please see Call for Papers.

  • 2017.12.01

    Website is open

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission

    March 18, 2018  March 31, 2018

  • Notification of acceptance

    April 20, 2018  May 1, 2018

  • Deadline for full paper submission

    July 1, 2018  July 15, 2018

Keynote Speakers


Massimo Colombo
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)


Mark Freel
(University of Ottawa, Canada)


Erik Stam
(Utrecht University, NL)


Dirk Czarnitzki
(KU Leuven, Belgium)

Chief Organizers


Hiroyuki Okamuro
(Hitotsubashi University, JP
Conference Chair)


Hermawan Kartajaya
(Chairman, MarkPlus, Inc., Indonesia
ACSB President)


Itsutomo Mitsui
(Kaetsu University, JP
JICSB President)

Co-organized by

ACSB, JICSB, JSPS 118th Committee, Japan Academy of Small Business Studies (JASBS)

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Supported by

Shoko Chukin Bank, Shoko Research Institute, Hitotsubashi University,
Musashi University and more

Program and Venue:

Youth Camp (Sept. 10th) Musashi University
Main Conference (Sept. 11th and 12th) Iino Hall / Iino Conference
Excursion / Site Visit (Sept. 13th)