Welcome to PACIBER

The Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) was created in 1988 as a consortium of 27 leading universities dedicated to bridging the gap by establishing linkages to promote international business education, research and exchange of information among faculty and students. PACIBER stands as a forum for the exchange of ideas where members can network and learn from one another. Through faculty exchanges and other mutually beneficial alliances, member universities can raise the level of their business education programs to world class standards.

29th PACIBER Annual Meeting

Makati, Manila, Philippines
July 7-10, 2017

The PACIBER 2017 Annual Meeting, themed “Capitalists versus Capitalists", will be held at the Fairmont Makati, commencing with the opening reception on July 7 and concluding with the closing lunch on July 10.

Theme – Capitalist versus Capitalist
Globalization versus the aspirations of an emerging world economy

Hosted by PACIBER and Asian Institute of Management 

Note: Below is the work-in-process program (as of June 3, 2017)

29th Annual PACIBER Meeting Agenda (as of June 3, 2017)

29th Annual PACIBER Meeting Flyer


FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

8:00 AM - Pre-program cultural activity -- Intramuros Tour
Organized and led by Dr. Rochelle McArthur
(See Pre-Program Activity Below)

5:00 PM - Executive Committee Meeting
(for members of the PACIBER Executive Committee)
Location:  Raffles Salon

6:00 PM - Opening Reception & Welcome
Location:  Mirreo Terrace, Raffles Hotel

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Shirley Daniel, Professor of Accounting, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii
PACIBER Secretariat

Dr. Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management

Short Announcements
Dr. Gerardo Ungson, YF Chang Endowed Chair & Professor 
College of Business, San Francisco State University

Dr. Manuel Serapio, Associate Professor and Faculty Director
Center for International Business Education & Research, University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Rochelle MacArthur, Managing Director (retired), Center for International Business Education & Research, University of Hawaii at Manoa

7:30 PM - 9:30PM - Visit to Business Process Outsourcing Center (BPO) - (note: moved on June 14 from July 10 to July 7)


7:00 AM - Breakfast – on your own
Location:  Spectrum, Fairmont  Makati

8:20 AM - Meet in hotel lobby for transfer to Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

8:45 AM - Conference Registration

9:00 AM - Brief Remarks about PACIBER & Program
Dr. Shirley Daniel, University of Hawaii

Welcome to AIM and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean, Asian Institute of Management

9:15 AM - Keynote Session
Ms. Doris Magsaysay Ho (Invited)
President and CEO, Magsaysay Group of Companies

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Panel Discussion-  Capitalist vs. Capitalist: Perspectives on Globalization
Panel Moderator: Gerardo R. Ungson, YF Chang Endowed Chair & Professor, San Francisco State University

Dr. Marcia Annisette – Overview, Re-Imagining Capitalism
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Accounting, Schulich School of Business, York University

Dr. Federico Macaranas, Professor and Executive Director (Invited)
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, AIM

Mr. Greg Navarro, Managing Partner & CEO, Navarro Amper
& Company (Philippine practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited), and President, Management Association of the  Philippines

Mr. David Kwee, President, Training Vision, Singapore

12:30 PM - Lunch

2:00 PM - Deans Panel:  Global Context of Business Education: Disrupt or Be Disrupted?
Panel Moderators: Dr. Mario Reyes

Mr. Rodolfo P. Ang, Dean, Ateneo Graduate School of Business 

Dr.  Brian C. Gozun, Dean, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University 

Dr. Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Dr. Chan Jane-Lin, Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean,.International Affairs, National Taiwan University

Dr. Mario Reyes, Clinical Professor of Finance, Carlson College of Business, Washington State University and Dean Emeritus and Professor of Finance, College of Business and Economics, University of Idaho

Dr. Norman Maud Saleh, Dean and Professor of Accountancy, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia

3:30 PM - Break

3:45 PM - PACIBER Collaborative Research – Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT)

Panel Moderator: Dr. Gerardo Ungson, San Francisco State University

Dr. Herminio (Sonny) Coloma, Former Secretary, Presidential Communications, Operations Office (PCCO), Philippines.  Professor, Asian Institute of Management

Ms. Corazon (Dinky) Soliman, Former Executive Secretary, Department of Social Welfare 

PACIBER Research Team
Dr. David Hudgens, Associate Director and IMBA & Clinical Faculty, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Dr. Armando Borda, Professor and Director of International MBA, ESAN, Peru

Dr. Sara Wong, Professor, Graduate Management School, ESPOL, Ecuador 

Dr. Gerardo Ungson, YF Chang Endowed Chair & Professor, San Francisco State University

6:30 PM - Reception/Cocktails and Dinner (Manila House, Bonifacio Global City)
Hosted by Asian Institute of Management

(There will be a short tour of Bonifacio Global City on route to the Manila House)

9:00 PM - Return to Hotel

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017

AM - Breakfast – on your own
Location:  Spectrum, Fairmont Makati

9:00 AM - Meet in hotel lobby for transfer to AIM

9:30 AM - PACIBER School Updates

10:00 AM - Coffee Break

10:15 AM - Panel:  Invited Commentaries on Contemporary Economic and Social Issues
Panel Moderator:  Dr. Shirley Daniel, University of Hawaii

Competitiveness, Federalism and Family Dynasties
Dr. Ronaldo Mendoza, Economist and Dean, Ateneo School of Government

Asian Competitiveness
Zeno Ronald Abenoja, Director, Dept. of Economic Research, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

ASEAN Champions
Dr. Jamil Paolo Francisco, Professor of Business and International Economics, Director, Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, Asian Institute of Management

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Panel:  Cultural Inclusiveness and Globalization
Dr. Kirpal Singh, Director, Wee Kim Wee Center – Panel Moderator.  Associate Professor of English Literature, Singapore Management University

Dr. Christina Stringer, Associate Professor of Management and International Business, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Mr.  Sreenivas Narayanan, Group Managing Director, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

3:15 PM - Coffee Break

3:30 PM - Regional Updates

Asia-Pacific Region in 2017:  Seeking Calm Waters in Turbulent Seas
Panel Co-Moderators:  
Dr. Manuel Serapio, University of Colorado Denver 

Mr. Jonathon Wood, Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, 
Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University

Mr. Jonathon Wood, Brigham Young University

Dr. Marcia Annisette, York University

Dr. David Hudgens, University of South Carolina

Dr. Gerardo Ungson, San Francisco State University

Dr. Armando Borda, Universidad ESAN

Dr. Sara Wong, ESPOL, Ecuador 

Southeast and East Asia
Dr. Mohd Daud, Associate Professor
Universiti Kebangsan Malaysia

Dr. Kirpal Singh, Singapore Management University

Dr. Anthony Kuo,  Fu Jen Catholic University

Dr. Christina Stringer, University of Auckland

China, Belt and Road
Dr. Xueguang Chen,  Zhejiang Gomgshan University
Professor Ji Chen, University of Colorado Denver 

5:00 PM - Program Concludes

5:30-7:30 PM - Visit to Business Process Outsourcing Center (BPO) - moved to July 7

7:30 PM - Closing Dinner (TBD)

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017 

AM - Breakfast – on your own
Location:  Spectrum, Fairmont Makati

8:00 AM - Business Meeting  (for PACIBER Members Only)
Location:  Namayan Room, Fairmont Makati

Dr. Shirley Daniel, University of Hawaii – Chair

Dr. Marcia Annisette, York University - Co-Chair

Member Updates

New and Continuing Opportunities for PACIBER
Collaboration and Engagement

Consortium Based Research on CCT
Dr. David Hudgens, University of South Carolina

Dr. Gerardo Ungson, San Francisco State University

Dr. Manuel Serapio, University of Colorado Denver

9:30 AM - Break

9:45 AM - Action Plan 2017-2018
Financial Reports
2018 Meeting

10:00 AM -  Introduction to Fu Jen Catholic University,  Dr. Anthony Kuo  

10:15 AM - New Member Presentation  
Dr. Sara Wong (ESPOL)

12:00 PM - Lunch

Conclusion of 2017 PACIBER Annual Meeting

Subject to PACIBER Member/Guest Confirmation

Please email rochellemcarthur@hotmail to confirm


7:45AM - Departure from Fairmont Hotel; 12 noon - lunch at the Manila Hotel; return at 3 pm. $50 per person

Intramuros is the walled city built by the Spaniards in the 1600s to protect the colonial government and establishment. Although heavily damaged during World War II, visitors can still see remnants of the two-mile rampart. Wear comfortable shoes (and perhaps an umbrella) as this is a walking tour.

The group will then have lunch at the Manila Hotel, also in Intramuros.  Renovated in 2008, it is the former residence of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and his family when he served as Military Advisor to the Philippine Commonwealth Government.   If available, there might be an opportunity to take a look at the MacArthur Suite. 

The tour will end with sufficient time for PACIBER participants and guests to attend the PACIBER 


7:45AM, departure from Fairmont Hotel, return to hotel at about 7:00 pm. $75 per person.

Considered a top tourist mecca, Tagaytay features cooler climate, spectacular scenery (particularly Taal Volcano), and a variety of culinary delights. Approximately 40 miles from Manila, Tagaytay offers a refreshing getaway from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Manila. The group will leave early on Tuesday morning and have lunch in any one of the resort’s international cuisines. This tour is NOT recommended for those who have an early evening flight on July 11.


Hotel Information: Fairmont Makati is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the business and shopping district of Makati, Manila.  The PACIBER rate for a run-of-house room is PHP8582 nett (≈USD173 nett), inclusive of one breakfast buffet, with PHP1226 nett (≈USD25 nett) per additional person. Upgraded Deluxe rooms are available at PHP10,421 nett (≈USD210 nett) and Fairmont Gold rooms at PHP14,099 nett (≈USD284 nett), with PHP1226 nett (≈USD25 nett) per additional person.  Please use the below link for hotel registration. Deadline is June 16 (June 15 Americas).

Fairmont Makati Hotel Reservation Form

Registration: Meeting registration will remain at USD350.

Online Conference Registration

Flight Information: You would fly into the Manila (MNL) Ninoy Acquino International Airport, which is serviced by many major international carriers.

Ground Information: The Fairmont Makati is situated 12 kilometers from Manila International Airport, a 20-30 minute drive. The official white "coupon" taxi is PHP800 (≈USD16) or the hotel's taxi at PHP1000 (≈USD20) are highly recommended.  Do not accept offers from solicitors, no matter how official they look.  Go straight to the official airport taxi counter or the greeter holding the Fairmont Makati sign with your name on it (advance reservations required for the hotel service).