The 6th International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets (ICMEM) 2021

“ Nurturing New Business Landscapes to Embrace the Next Normal ”

August 11th – 13th, 2021

Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Chairperson's Invitation to ICMEM 2021

About the Event

International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets


Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 2021 6th International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets on August 11-13, 2021, i.e. ICMEM 21. ICMEM 21 is a continuation of five previous annual conferences organized successfully by the School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, since 2016.

“Nurturing New Business Landscapes to Embrace the Next Normal” is this year conference’s theme. As the COVID-19 pandemic has passed for more than a year, the business world urges novel, implementable, yet credible insights to find new ways to restore or even reinvent their business. In response, ICMEM 21 will provide a co-creation platform where all stakeholders from academic, business, government, and societies interact through a series of academic research presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and keynote speeches from prominent global business and management think tanks.

ICMEM 21 will host discussions on research works on highly relevant business and management topics ranging from industry 4.0, big data analytics to sustainability issues. High-quality research articles will get an opportunity to be published in SCOPUS indexed conference proceeding or high-ranked national journals. Also, three accompanying events will also be held concurrent with ICMEM 21, i.e. the Indonesia International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business (IICIES), the Swiss Innovation Challenge Indonesia (SICA) and the International Graduate Colloquium (IGC). IGC is a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their on-progress research works, such as state-of-the-art research and conceptual model development, empirical findings, etc.

Last but not least, we look forward to warmly welcoming you to ICMEM 21.


Warm regards.

Meditya Wasesa, Ph.D

Organizing Committee Chair


ICMEM 2021 is calling for Research papers across various business and management disciplines and other related disciplines (e.g. economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, public relations, international relations, engineering). Our theme (“Nurturing New Business Landscapes to Embrace the Next Normal”) is applicable in all mentioned disciplines. Scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public are invited to submit their work.

Multidisciplinary papers are welcome and encouraged.

Highlighting research findings, methods, and/or theoretical advancement, targeted at (A) scholars’ research, (B) undergraduate research, and (C) graduate research. The categories do not reflect entirely the quality of submissions. Research papers may involve any relevant methodological approaches (i.e. quantitative, qualitative, mixed). All accepted research papers will be presented in a Parallel (virtual) presentation format or Poster presentation format.

  1. Scholars' Research
    This category is for non-student submissions or submissions coming from scholars (either early career or more established scholars). Scholars are generally defined here as those whose profession is to produce scholarship or scholarly (i.e. scientific) work, typically holding a master’s degree or a doctoral degree at the time of submission. While co-authors may include students or any other relevant parties, the first author must be considered a scholar (non-student).
  2. Undergraduate Research
    This category is for submissions coming from research based on undergraduate thesis. While co-authors may include scholars or any other relevant parties, the first author must be considered an undergraduate student (not yet graduating at the time of submission).
  3. Graduate Research (in collaboration with the International Graduate Colloquium) This category is for submissions coming from research based on either graduate (or postgraduate) thesis or graduate (or postgraduate) research project. While co-authors may include scholars or any other relevant parties, the first author must be considered a graduate – master’s or doctoral – student (not yet graduating at the time of submission). To submit to this category, master’s or doctoral students will submit their paper in “International Graduate Colloquium (IGC)” stream.


Selected and presented papers will be submitted to inclusion in IEEE Xplore (Scopus Indexed Proceeding).

Click here to download Paper Templates.

The activities of ICMEM 2021 will be categorized into international conferences with Plenary, Parallel Sessions and Workshops.

Plenary Sessions

This session will include keynote speakers and panel discussion with featured speakers from academicians, business practitioners, and governments related to the daily topics of the conference. One of the panels will be inviting the editorial boards from the renowned international journals to have a discussion on the success strategy to publish in the top journals.

Parallel Sessions

This session will include the virtual presentation session for all accepted research papers. More detailed information about the presentation format will be provided to authors whose papers are accepted for presentation.

Fun Workshops and Networking Session

This session will give the audiences fun refreshment activities. The program ranges from the implemented tips in how to boost your wellbeing through guided meditation, healthy home cooking, to the interactive networking session.

International graduate Colloquium

The International Graduates Colloquium (IGC) is a forum for postgraduate research students to present and discuss their research among peers, leading scholars, and industrial experts in a friendly atmosphere that allows for meaningful and constructive scholarly exchanges.

The aim of IGC is to contribute towards a transformative journey for postgraduate research students, who will not only receive valuable feedback on their research but also learn about literature review, contemporary research methods and publication, and career development through workshops.

Swiss Innovation Challenge

The SwissInnovation Challenge Asia is a unique promotion programme with an integrated innovation competition for projects at the ideation, conceptualisation and start-up stage as well as for established businesses. The aim of the Business Luncheon is to provide meetings between the business community and prominent speakers to discuss current happening and trends in business and also an outlook of Future Indonesia.

Awarding Night

Virtual Awarding Night will be organized at the conclusion of the conference on a third day of conference. Best papers and presentations will be announced during the night.


For more detail, click here to download.

National Participant Rate International Participant Rate
Student (Author) IDR 2000000 USD 200
Non-student (Author) IDR 2500000 USD 250
IGC Participant IDR 2000000 USD 200
Conference Participant (Non-Author) IDR 500000 USD 50
1st Round - Call of Paper
Abstract Submission Deadline 15 April 2021
Abstract Acceptance Announcement 22 April 2021
Full Article Submission Deadline 15 May 2021
Full Article Acceptance Announcement 15 June 2021
2nd Round - Call of Paper
Abstract Submission Deadline 15 May 2021
Abstract Acceptance Announcement 22 May 2021
Full Article Submission Deadline 15 June 2021
Full Article Acceptance Announcement 15 July 2021
3rd Round - Call of Paper
Abstract Submission Deadline 15 June 2021
Notif of abstract acceptance 21 June 2021
Full paper submission 1 July 2021
Full paper announcement 15 July 2021
Registration and Payment Deadline 28 July 2021
Final Revised Paper Submission for IEEE or ICMEM Proceedings 28 July 2021
Conference Date Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - Friday, 13 August 2021
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovations
  • • Business Model
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Startup and Small Business
  • • Creativity and Cultural Research
  • Marketing, Strategy and Consumer Studies
  • • Consumer Behavior
  • • B2B and Retailing
  • • International Business
  • • Advertising, Sales and Branding
  • • Service Marketing
  • • Strategic Management
  • Behavioral Decision Making and Negotiation
  • • Behavioral Decision Making
  • • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Sustainability and Innovation
  • • Technology Commercialization
  • • Innovation Management
  • • Sustainability
  • Operations and Performance Management
  • People and Knowledge Management
  • Business Risk and Finance
  • Business Information Systems
  • • Impact of IT/IS in Business and Management
  • • Service Science
  • • Big Data and Business Analytics
  • Thematic Research
  • • Infrastructure Development
  • • Food Security
  • • Transportation
  • • Energy
  • • Disaster Mitigation
  • • Health and Wellbeing


  • Proceedings of ICMEM 2016
  • Proceedings of ICMEM 2017
  • Proceedings of ICMEM 2018
  • Proceedings of ICMEM 2019
  • Proceedings of ICMEM 2020


  • ICMEM 2021 Guidelines for Authors
  • ICMEM-IGC 2021 Cover File Template
  • ICMEM 2021 Full Paper Template
  • IGC 2021 Full Paper Template
  • IEEE Inclusion - Author Guideline
  • IEEE Template for ICMEM

Who’s Speaking

Welcome to the dedicated to building remarkable Speakers!

Drs.Teten Masduki

Minister of Cooperatives and Small & Medium Enterprises

Dr. Ir. H. Suharso Monoarfa

Minister of National Development Planning

Dr. H. Sandiaga S. Uno

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Republic of Indonesia

Prof. Kazuhiro Fukuyo, Ph.D

Professor of Technology Marketing, Yamaguchi University, Japan

Ir. Ahmad Yuniarto

President Director PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy

Dr. William P. Sabandar

President Director PT. MRT Jakarta (Perseroda)

Prof. Ajai Gaur

Professor of Strategic management and International Business, Rutgers Business School, USA

Prof. Eric van Heck

Professor of Management Information and Markets, Erasmus University, Netherland

Prof. Ian O. Williamson

Professor of Human Resources Management, University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School

Prof. Benny Tjahjono

Professor of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, Coventry University, UK

Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Zailani

Professor of Operations Management, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Prof. TPr. Dr. Jamalunlaili Abdullah

Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying (FSPU) - Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Seno Soemadji, SE.,Ak.,MBA

Managing Director bij Accenture

DR. G.N., Sandhy Widyasthana, PMP

Portfolio Director MDI Ventures

Nicko Widjaja, BA., MBA

CEO BRI Ventures

Fajrin Rasyid B.Eng

Director of Digital Business Telkom Indonesia

Neneng Goenadi, B.Eng., M.B.A

Country Managing Director Grab Indonesia

Ir. Dwi Larso, M.SIE, Ph.D

Director of LPDP Scholarship

Prof. Wawan Dhewanto

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation SBM ITB

Yos Sunitiyoso, Ph.D

Head of Strategic Decision Making and Negotiation Interest Group SBM ITB

Nila Armelia Windasari, Ph.D

Director for International Relations SBM ITB

A/Prof Sherah Kurnia, PhD

Associate Editor of Information and Management Journal, The University of Melbourne

Affiliate Assistant Professor Amy A. Kim, PhD

Editorial Board Member - Journal of Management in Engineering, University of Washington

Anitra Nottingham

Head of Course Design at RMIT Online

Marcelo Zerwes

Creative Media Manager at RMIT Online



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Bandung is the capital of West Java in Indonesia. Bandung is 180 kilometers southeast from Jakarta. Although it has a population of over two million the pace of city life is slower than Jakarta's. Today Bandung has a population of 2 million people, Bandung area an estimated 4 million. Bandung is situated on a plateau 768 meters above sea level with a cool climate throughout the year. Bandung is the most European city of Java. The raining season starts in Bandung a little bit earlier, then the rest of Indonesia. Normally the raining season in Indonesia is from October till May, the peak of the raining season is in January. The dry season is from June until August, temperature is then 25-30 degrees Celsius during the day. In the morning, the sun is almost shining every day, but in the afternoon many times it gets cloudy, for sunbathing we have to wake up early from 6.30 the sun is already there. In the evening when the sun is down the temperature has drops. The average temperature in Bandung is 22 degrees Celsius; the weather is pleasant all year round.

There are short drives up to the mountain resorts of Lembang and the Bosscha Observatory, and higher to the volcanic crater of Tangkuban Perahu, the only crater in Java accessible all the way by car as far as its rim. It is an awe-inspiring sight of emanating sulfur fumes. Descent into all the volcano's 12 craters is only possible with the aid of an experienced guide, because of the presence of suffocating gases at certain spots. Just a 15 minutes drive from Tangkuban Perahu is a hot springs resort. Here we can swim in warm mineral water pools, good for healing skin problems. The resort provides visitors with a bar, restaurants, tennis courts and cottage style hotels overlooking a beautiful mountain-scope.

In Bandung, try to see the "Wayang Golek" wooden puppet show and hear the "Angklung" bamboo orchestra, as well as the classical Sundanese gamelan and dances. Several institutes of higher education are located here, including the country's prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology.