Speakers

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Jared Baxter
    Jared Baxter
    Independent Researcher, United States
  • Goi Hoe Chin
    Goi Hoe Chin
    NUCB Business School, Japan
  • Frendy
    Frendy
    NUCB Business School, Japan
  • Hakeem Muhammad Mohsin
    Hakeem Muhammad Mohsin
    NUCB Business School, Japan
  • Philip Sugai
    Philip Sugai
    Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ACSS conferences via the links below.

Jared Baxter
Independent Researcher, United States

Biography

Jared Baxter is an independent researcher living in Washougal, Washington, USA. Over the last six years, his research has focused on Vincent van Gogh, in particular, how Vincent's enduring embrace of Christianity manifested itself in his later life and artwork. His research has been published in the January, 2014 Art History Supplement, and the July, 2014 Anistoriton Journal of History, Archaeology and Art History. Numerous mainstream outlets have also commented on his work including The Huffington Post, ArtNet News, The Siouxland Observer, and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.

Mr Baxter has participated in several previous IAFOR conferences, including as a Featured Speaker at the 2015 Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH) and as the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH). He has accepted invitations to other academic conferences, including the 2015 Dutch Association of Aesthetics and the 2016 International Conference on The Arts in Society.

Keynote Presentation (2021) | The Roma Festival of the Black Madonna: Vincent van Gogh's Symbolist Awakening
Goi Hoe Chin
NUCB Business School, Japan

Biography

Dr Goi is a professor in the Faculty of Management at NUCB Business School. He received his PhD in Media and Governance from Keio University and MBA at Waseda University in Japan. His research and teaching fields include Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Development. Goi Hoe Chin has rich experience in management research about student-based venture creation in Japan and the ASEAN region. His publication titled “Dynamic Capability for the Success of Student-Based Gestation Ventures” was awarded the Best Journal Paper Award at the 12th Association for Policy Informatics Conference held in Japan in 2016. In recent years, Goi Hoe Chin employed collaborative and remote based design thinking methods to create solutions for regional towns in Chiba, Kanagawa, Aichi and Gifu prefectures in Japan. His corporate partners include Toyota Corporation, Ricoh Corporation and Tokyu Land Corporation, and so on. The design thinking project with Toyota Corporation was chosen as a “Best Partnership Award” (Finalist) at AMBA & BGA’s Excellence Awards in 2021. Prior to his academic and research career, Goi Hoe Chin was the assistant director at the Singapore National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and served for more than 10 years in the government sector in Singapore.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Academia and Regional Sustainability in the Age of Pandemic
Frendy
NUCB Business School, Japan

Biography

Dr Frendy completed his doctorate and master degrees from the Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya University, where he was the recipient of the Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship. He obtained a BS in Economics (Honours) with a major in Accounting from the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada – an AACSB-accredited business school in Indonesia. He also holds a US Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license from the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and the Japan Accounting Association (JAA). He has presented papers at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, the Japan Accounting Association Annual Conference, and other international conferences. He has published articles in international accounting journals such as the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, the Asian Review of Accounting, and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics. He previously worked as an audit associate at KPMG Indonesia, one of the global Big Four audit firms.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Academia and Regional Sustainability in the Age of Pandemic
Hakeem Muhammad Mohsin
NUCB Business School, Japan

Biography

Dr Hakeem is an associate professor at NUCB Business School, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. He earned his doctorate and master degrees from the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan, and attended Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard University for executive education. He worked as an adjunct professor in renowned institutions including, Burgundy School of Business, France, Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS), Hosei University, Japan, and the Graduate School, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Japan. He received various awards and scholarships during his academic career, including the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) and JSPS Fellowship at Tohoku University. His professional experience includes work in Investment Management, Financial Consultancy, Education, Training, and Career Counselling in different organisations. He has published a number of articles and participated in a series of conferences. His research interests include but are not limited to International Business, Regional Sustainability, Strategic Management, and Network Science.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Academia and Regional Sustainability in the Age of Pandemic
Philip Sugai
Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

Biography

Philip Sugai is a Professor of Marketing within Doshisha University's Graduate School of Business where he currently teaches Marketing, eMarketing, Marketing Research, and Sustainable & Responsible Marketing. Dr Sugai also served as a Visiting Professor for Stanford University from 2015-2017, where he taught Innovation in Japan at the Stanford Overseas campus in Kyoto. Prior to joining the Doshisha University faculty, Dr Sugai taught at the International University of Japan in Niigata – where he also served as Dean and Associate Dean of the IUJ Business School for six years.

Philip Sugai is the author of two books, Building Value Through Marketing: A Step-By-Step Guide (Routledge) and The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business (John Wiley & Sons) and has published case studies with Ivey Business School Publishing on Suntory, KITKAT Japan, AGL, Hatsune Miku, and Walt Disney Internet Group.

He received his PhD from Waseda University and his MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He has worked as a marketing executive at American Express, Muze, Inc., and Lightningcast, Inc., and currently serves as a marketing advisor and marketing strategy consultant to companies both in Japan and globally.

Keynote Presentation (2021) | Measuring Value: 80 Goals for 7 Stakeholders
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