The Research Synergy foundation and the Faculty of Business Administration FIA UNIKA Atmajaya have successfully held the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Business in the Changing World (2nd ICIB). This conference serves as an academic platform that aims to help researchers explore the important role of inclusive business in the world today. Relation to sustainability and community growth.
Founder of the Research Synergy Foundation, Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih said, 2nd ICIB also aims to provide opportunities for academics, practitioners, scientists, and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the role of government, business and society in achieving sustainable goals and identify effective ways to deal with challenges both regional and global issues.
“The research ideas and studies we received for this conference were very promising, unique and give a high impact. I believe, this study has the potential to face major challenges in various sub-domains of social science, “Hendrati said. Researchers attending this conference, continued Hendrati, will find it helpful to perfect their own research ideas, find solutions to the problems they face. They can also interact with other famous researchers in order to collaborate.
She explained, Research Synergy foundation currently has collaboration between senior professors and junior researchers from different regions and different fields of study. This diversity makes this platform an ideal place to share and exchange ideas, and improve the quality of research for further publication in indexed journals or proceedings.
Meanwhile, the Chancellor of the Atma Jaya University Dr. Agustinus prasetyantoko said, technological developments indeed become something important for human progress. The world of education like a university also needs new things and bright ideas for improvement in the future.
“We hope this conference will make a better future in relation to the development of the 4.0 industrial revolution,” he said.
Professor from Soka University, Japan, Hiroo Takahashi, who was present at the conference said, expanding the market economy on a global scale to read a number of social issues such as the global environment, climate, pollution, poverty and business ethics in life. This problem cannot be solved without cooperation between countries. Improvements must be made together so that what can negatively impact the development of world business can be minimized.
Hiroo, who is also the Founder of the Japanese Society for Business Ethics (JABES), said that many concepts had been raised to keep business development from injuring human life. “This concept is expressed in the form of joint statements such as the UN Global Compact, the OECD Guidelines and the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative),” said Hiroo.
According to his explanation, every country has an ethic in running a business that is adjacent to the sustainability of society. The ethics of a company in doing business and establishing a CSR program make corporate role models in the social form continue to grow.
“The character of the company is now based on the question of whether companies can live side by side with the community,” he said.
Meanwhile, Joshua Park explained, rapid technological advancements have actually called on the public to reorganize or modify the business strategy model being implemented. The ease of access to technology has led to a number of companies in new forms, namely ‘Born Global’ or International New Ventures (INVS) as an important type of start-up business.
“This brings us to see the importance of SMEs in the global economy and the business strategy for SMEs in a different view,” he explained.
However, this business role still faces a number of challenges. Joshua said, there are two things that the company must be able to solve at this time. First, find an approach that helps them to target and market accurately in markets that are in line with their strengths.
And secondly, the existence of social and cultural differences allows companies to meet market needs. In this context, global negotiation rules are suitable to help governments, businesses and individuals to be collaborative, which allows movement to SDGs and inclusive businesses.
“We will strive to provide guidance on the skills and strategies needed for SMEs, especially INVS, so that their functions are successful as part of the global economic environment,” said Joshua.