2017 6th International Conference on Business, Management and Governance

November 17-19, 2017, Townsville, Australia


Keynote Speakers I

Prof. William W. Guo
Central Queensland University Australia

William W. Guo is a professor in applied computation and mathematics at Central Queensland University Australia. He received a PhD from The University of Western Australia. His research interests include computational intelligence, data and image processing, modelling and simulation, and geophysics. He has published over 100 papers in international journals, conference proceedings, and edited books, and co-edited two special issues in international journal “Mathematical Problem in Engineering”. He has supervised multiple PhD students and served as a keynote speaker at many international conferences and regional events. He has abundant experience in leadership and academic governance through his services as Dean/Deputy Dean of School, and Members of University Academic Board, Education Committee, and Academic Promotion Committee. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, ACS, and Australian Mathematics Society (AUSTMS).


Keynote Speakers II

Assoc. Prof. George Shan
The University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr. George Shan is the Associate Professor in the Accounting and Finance Discipline of the Business School at The University of Western Australia. He holds Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Finance, Master of Commerce (Accounting) and completed his PhD in Accounting and Corporate Governance. George is CA (Australia), CPA (Australia) and CMA (Australia). Previously, he has worked at several Australian and international universities including University of South Australia, University of Ballarat, the University of Adelaide and University of Rome Tor Vergata. Among them the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia are ranked the top universities in the world and Group of Eight in Australia, where he taught Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Accounting Concepts & Practices, Corporate Governance & Accountability, Investment Banking & Project Finance, Portfolio & Fund Management, and Financial Risk Analysis. He is a registered principal supervisor for PhD students, and his current research areas and interests include corporate governance and its related topics within accounting and finance (i.e., firm performance, accounting quality, earnings management, tunneling, audit quality, and corporate social responsibility). He has published over 30 academic journal and conference papers based in recent 5 years, including Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Emerging Markets Review, Family Business Review, Modern Asian Studies, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Computer Information Systems. Professor Shan received the title of “High Research Active” since 2010, and was awarded couple best paper prizes, including the Best Paper Award of 6th Annual London Business Research Conference in Imperial College, London, the UK.

Plenary Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Belinda Luke
Queensland University of Technology

Belinda is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology. She has approximately 10 years experience in academia, teaching accounting at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Prior to that she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax manager and human resources senior manager for approximately 10 years, in Australia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, and China.

Belinda’s research focuses on accountability and reporting in public sector and third sector organisations. Her research publications include 2 books, 7 book chapters, and more than 30 journal publications.

She has previously held positions such as Chair of the Public sector and not-for-profit stream of Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand (2011-2014), is co-author of ‘Financial Reporting’, a textbook published by Wiley and used throughout Australia, and Associate editor of Accounting Research Journal.

Plenary Speaker II

 Dr. Roshnee Ramsaran
CQUniversity, Australia

Having been in academia for over fifteen years, Roshnee has a solid background in teaching, research and administration. Taught courses include Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications, Management, Promotions Management and Industrial Marketing among others. Roshnee has supervised over a hundred students writing their theses/dissertations. She has served actively on internal and external institutional and government committees. Her research includes the publication of several books, over 20 refereed journal articles in high ranked journals and over 30 refereed proceedings at international conferences. Her engagement activities include among others:
- Membership of the Editorial Board, Contemporary Management Research
- Reviewing papers for several ERA ranked journals including Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing.
- Serving on international conferences organising committees.

Speech Title: The Soaring of Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Educational Tourism Industry

Abstract: Virtual and augmented reality are powerful and disruptive technologies. They aim at stimulating our senses artificially in such a manner that our body is tricked into believing another version of reality. Educational tourism, one of the fastest expanding areas of the travel and tourism industry is defined as an organised trip led by skilled guides where leisure-travel activities and learning processes occur simultaneously through interaction between participants, tour operators/leaders or local community as part of the total experience (Sie, Patterson, & Pegg, 2016). A gap was identified in the literature review on the applications and uses of virtual and augmented reality in educational tourism and activities. This study begins with a review of the definitions of virtual and augmented reality, educational tourism, use and applications of these disruptive technologies in the field of educational tourism followed by a critical discussion and suggestions of areas for future research.