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Welcome to


 "Sustainable Economic Development and Business Management
in the Context of Globalisation (SEDBM-4)"


Globalization is not a new phenomenon, it ever happened to our social and economic lives since the last decade of the 19th century appealing and linking resources of nations. Nonetheless, the recent emergence of intellectual economy had put a new appearance to the globalization process. In the threshold of the 21st century, the modern world motion underlying holistic and simultaneous changes in politics, economy and society is forecast to reform the globalization process: the balance of power has been changed from unipolar to multipolar mechanism; the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and creative innovation have brought about advance platforms such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), etc. with development speed and scale that never happened in history; ecological challenges inclusive of climate change and diseases have directly threatened social and economic development of every nation. Globalization has fostered economic growth and development at global level, but it has also created increasing inequality. In addition, pressure, strong and quick captivation of globalization in close connection with intellectual economy has impacted thoroughly on every nation and sector. Thus, sustainable development has been key to any development effort.
Following the success of the third international conference, the Academy of Finance is organizing the fourth conference on Sustainable Economic Development and Business Management in the Context of Globalization (SEDBM-4) to have insight to the core issues of modern globalization and to formulate responsive measures in the new context.
1. Keynote speaker


Nick Hand qualified with the ACCA in 1993, holds a Masters degree in Operational Research and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Nick is Director of Partnerships and International in the University of Greenwich Business School. He was previously the Head of Department of Accounting and subsequently spent six years posted overseas, based in China, developing the Business School’s international partnerships. He has substantial experience in the development of academic programmes both at the UK campus and at partner institutions internationally and particular in the South-East/East Asia region.

Nick’s research interests are in the areas of efficiency measurement and his publications are mainly in this area and particularly in the area of the application of mathematical models of measuring bank efficiency.


John Bruce Wells is Deloitte’s Chief of Party for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) that helps assess and implement policies that accelerate deployment of solutions that promote clean energy in Vietnam. 

Prior to serving USAID on several programs in Asia, he was a Partner with ERM Indonesia, the President of Citizens International, and the Director of Private Sector Initiatives for Chemonics. In these roles he helped global companies such as BP, Exxon Mobil and Vale meet their corporate sustainability commitments in developing country operations. He was also founder and President of The Bruce Company, a two-time Inc. 500 firm that helped launch premier partnerships such as Energy Star; and helped launch the U.S. Green Building Council which operates the LEED building certification program.

Prof.Dr. Su Dinh Thanh - Principal of University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Former Editor-in-Chief  of the Journal of Asian Business and Econonomic Studies (JABES)

Mr. Su has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in finance and banking. Recently, Mr. Su has a significant contribution to developing JABES as a Vietnam’s first international journal, which is published on Emerald.

He has been serving academies and universities, and giving lectures and seminars to several universities, and invited by many universities to present papers or conduct seminars. He is the chairman of international conference ACBES (UEH) in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

He has published 10 books and published more than one hundred papers including papers published in Economic Analysis and Policy, Research in International Business and Finance, International Economics, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Centre of Sociological Research, Finance Research Letters, Climate and Development, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Theoretical Economics Letters, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Review of development finance, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Economic Systems, Journal of Economic Development.

2. Date, Venue and Participants
- Organizers: Academy of Finance and University of Greenwich (UK)
- Date: September, 2021
- Conference venue: Academy of Finance (Address: No. 58 Le Van Hien street, BacTuLiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam; website:
- Form of conference: Online and direct meeting
- Participants: Expectedly 300 scientists from international organizations, central agencies, local and global research institutes and academies namely UOG, Economic Committee of the Parliament, Office of the Government, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, National Financial Supervisory Commission, State Bank, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, institutes and universities of economics and business administration, economists, business representatives, press agencies, etc.
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Associated Journals

Journal of Finance & Accounting Research (AOF)

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