The important roles that the countries in the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region have played in the past two decades have demonstrated a remarkable transition from being an individual player at a regional level, to being a network of global value chain for a popular investment destination of many multinational companies. Enabled by the benefits from a geographical proximity, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) officially commenced at the end of 2015 to foster collaboration and cooperation activities amongst the member countries in many areas. The key characteristic of the AEC is a single market and production-base, conceived to prepare the entire region to integrate into the global economy.
Although initially intended to establish a strong foundation for a fair economic development where each member can thrive, the AEC has indeed turned ASEAN into a highly competitive economic region; and ASEAN members are now at a crossroads. Whilst some member countries have been able to tap into the institutional stability, democracy and economic stability, others are still catching up with their counterparts. In order to succeed, each ASEAN nation must therefore develop new and knowledge-based trajectories to ensure the sustainable economic development.
This special issue is proposed to stimulate further debate and discussion on the potentials and opportunities in embracing the AEC, and ultimately to disseminate the scientific and the knowledge-based research. We invite contributions from International researchers carrying out research about, or related to, Indonesia. We hope to collate the variety of significant contributions highlighting various endeavours particularly in developing the Indonesia’s capacity in terms of social, economic and technology, regionally and internationally.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- International business management and strategic management
- Human resources development
- Infrastructure and communications connectivity
- Global manufacturing and supply chain
- New and renewable energy generation
- Integrated product-service offerings
- Services technology, management and technology management: policy, strategic and operational issues
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2016