Call for Papers

The key theme of the Vietnam’s Business, Economics & Resources Conference (VBER2023) is “Nextgen Symposium: For The Future Of Young Researchers In Vietnam”. The Vietnam’s Conference on Business, Economics & Resources 2023 (VBER2023) is particularly organised for junior researchers under 30 years old – the next generation of Vietnamese scholars. The Conference also offers researchers the unique  opportunity  to present  their research findings, extend their research network, and have their work discussed by distinguished academics.

Potential topics may include the following areas: (i) Business including Finance, Accounting, Management, Banking, Marketing, Auditing; (ii) Economics including Public Economics, International & Regional Economics, Environmental Economics and others; and (iii) Resources including Natural Resources and Human Resources including Energy and Agriculture.

Keynote Speakers

The VBER2023 warmly welcomes Dr Burkhard Schrage from the RMIT University Vietnam. Dr Burkhard Schrage is a senior academic, business leader, and former investment banker. Born and raised in Germany, he studied and worked in France, the United States, Brazil and Singapore before moving to Vietnam 10 years ago. His rich past and present industry experience influences his teaching and research, which focuses on strategic management, corporate governance and the political economy.

The VBER2023 also invites Professor Mark Loo from Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada to deliver a keynote speech. Prof. Mark Loo has over 20 years of international sales and marketing experience in diverse industries including office automation, multilevel marketing, advertising and training consultancy. Prof. Loo was admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Sciences in 2000, and holds trainer certification with the American Management Association and Tack Training UK.   Currently, he is the Chair of Education in the Alberta Chapter Board of Directors of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association.

Young Researchers Forum @ VBER2023

Chair:      Vo The Anh (Concordia University, Canada)

  • 12 papers from young scholars are to be accepted.
  • The generous allowance of VND 5.0 million are provided for accepted and presented papers at the Forum.
  • Additional support and guidance to improve the papers leading to publications in the SSCI and/or Scopus-indexed international journals led by Dr Duc Hong Vo & other experts.

This session is unique and it is generally considered as a flagship session to VBER Conference series. Led by world class professors, the keynote speakers of VBER2023 Conference, young and talented local Vietnamese researchers share their own experience to complete their PhD studies overseas and to conduct independent researches to get them published in highly regarded international journals.

Please email us at vber@ou.edu.vn to register your interest in participation as soon as practical before 2nd June 2023.


Best Paper/Presentation Awards

First Awards: VND 10.0 million & VBER2023’s Plaque (2 awards)
Second Awards: VND 5.0 million & Certificate of Excellence (2 awards)

Under 30 Young Scholar Awards

First Awards: VND 10.0 million & Certificate of Excellence (2 awards)
Second Awards: VND 5.0 million & Certificate of Excellence (2 awards)
Third Awards: VND 3.0 million & Certificate of Excellence (2 awards)

Special Awards

VND 10.0 million for the best paper on gender studies or energy/environment economics.

Registration Fee


VBER2023 Publication opportunities

  • Journal of Intellectual Capital
  • Annals of Financial Economics
  • Journal of Asia Business Studies

Further information

Contact the VBER2023 Director, Mr Tran Phuoc Bao Minh at email:  minh.tpb@ou.edu.vn