INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, NATIONAL POLICY: Unpacking Business and Development in Asia and The Pacific



IPSA research committees 18 (Asian and Pacific Studies) and 38 (Politics and Business) are hosting an online conference on 17-18 October. Its main goal is to exchange and improve our knowledge and understanding of the corporate role in development. The overarching questions guiding the conference are: How does business in different industries impact the end beneficiaries of development processes (such as labour, local communities, broader population, local consumers, environment)? How do governments regulate these mechanisms?

By asking these complex questions we try to highlight the multi-sided nature of business, its success, and failure in facilitating development processes, as well as how different governments facilitate it or manage to regulate mechanisms for the benefit of their populations. We would like to invite researchers, experts, and practitioners from different industries to discuss issues related to such as (but not limited to):


  • Abstract submission: 30 May 2022 to 20 August 2022

  • Notification of accepted abstracts: 6 September 2022
  • Registration: 10 August 2022 to 10 October 2022
  • Full paper submission: Closes 1 October 2022
  • Online Conference: 17-18 October 2022


  • Conference format: VIRTUAL (Zoom)
  • Conference fee: FREE for IPSA members (become an IPSA member)
  • Conference language: ENGLISH


October 17th, Monday

  • 13:00 UTC - Opening Ceremony
  • 14:00 - 16:00 UTC - Panels (breakout rooms)

October 18th, Tuesday

  • 14:00 - 16:00 UTC - Panels (breakout rooms)
  • 16:30 - 17:30 UTC - Networking session


General inquiries:

RC18 - Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies (visit website)

RC38 - Research Committee on Politics and Business (visit website)

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