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Colleagues and Friends

On behalf of The Asian Forum on Business Education (AFBE) I would like to welcome you to the AFBE Website.

AFBE was formed in Bangkok in 1992 and has now conducted conferences in various parts of southeast and east Asia since its initial inception. Initially, our conferences were conducted approximately every 18 months but over the past few years, they have become annual. All papers submitted for conference presentation and double-blind peer reviewed by AFBE and we encourage research-based papers.

In more recent years, we have also developed a number of other activities, the main ones being:

  • The online AFBE Journal
  • AFBE Membership
  • AFBE Research-Based and Co-ordinated Research Activities
  • The International Business School Accreditation (IBSA) System
  • The International Doctor of Business Administration (IDBA) Program

We have recently developed an association with the World Education Congress (WEC). For details, please see http://worldeducationcongress.com/.

We now have added several publications to our website. Our first publication is the book “Business Development in Asia”, see under Publications.

Details of these activities are contained in the following pages
The AFBE is directed by an Executive Committee. Details of the committee and the committee members also contained on this website.

We encourage and urge you to become involved in AFBE and its activities and we welcome any enquiries which you may have.

Please address enquiries to either myself on brians@afbe.biz or to the AFBE secretary, Dr Victor Egan on victore@afbe.biz

Our 2014 Conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand in cooperation with Taksin University (Thailand) on 4 – 5 November 2014.
It was a very successful conference.
We have yet to finalize a decision about our next Conference.

Details of Affordable Colleges Foundation, USA

We have recently added these details of this Foundation to our section on Accreditation.

Special Note:

AFBE has been accepted as a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

This is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

The UNAI has the following 10 principles:

1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;

2. A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;

3. A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;

4. A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;

5. A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;

6. A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;

7. A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;

8. A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;

9. A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;

10. A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

Please note: all other members of UNAI in the Australian-registered body are Australian Universities as follows:

Bond University

Charles Sturt University

Edith Cowan University

Griffith University

James Cook University

La Trobe University

Macquarie University

Monash University  *

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT)

Southern Cross University

The University of Adelaide  *

The University of Melbourne  *

University of Ballarat

University of Canberra

University of New South Wales  *

University of South Australia

University of Tasmania

University of the Sunshine Coast


University of Western Sydney