2019 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2019) and
16th International Conference of KODISA

Yeosu City, South Korea, July 8- 10, 2019

Proceedings of KODISA.ICBE2019

THEME: Social Science, Technology and Humanities for Sustainability of Business, Economics and the Environment  



The 2019 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2019) and the 16th International Conference of the Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) will be held in Yeosu City, South Korea, July 8-10, 2019. The conference is hosted by Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) in Korea.

The conference aims:

1) to share scholarships regarding issues of science, technology and humanities for sustainability of business, management, economics, cultures and the environment,

2) to offer an excellent opportunity to meet academics and professionals from around the world in the field,

3) to enable participants to exchange information and ideas on the topics, and

4) to provide publication opportunities to get published scholarly papers and research notes in the conference proceedings (CPCI indexed) and affiliated KODISA Journals (ESCI and SCOPUS indexed).




All registered papers to the conference program will be published in the conference proceedings (ISSN: 2287-478X) with the author’s consent.The ICBE conference and the ICBE Proceedings have been officially indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science -
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(CPCI-SSH) since the ICBE2015 conference
Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science™ Core Collection, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences worldwide. Integrated bibliography management is freely available to any Web of Science™ user, to easily access and organize your references online (See examples of ICBE2016 and ICBE2017 Proceedings Index).

  • Top 5% of the accepted full papers will be recognized as Best Paper Awards with a certificate and each award-winning paper wins a scholarship of USD500 in cash. The scholarships will be honored only if 1) the full paper has been accepted, 2) the registration fee has been fully paid and 3) oral presentation at the conference has been successfully delivered.



Host City: Yeosu City, South Korea

Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea (2012 麗水世界博覽會) was an International Exposition recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) held in Yeosu, a southern coastal city of South Korea, which opened May 12, 2012 and ran until August 12, 2012. The theme of the Expo was “The Living Ocean and Coast” with subthemes of “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Ocean and Coast,” “New Resources Technology,” and “Creative Marine Activities.” There were 105 participating countries, international organizations, and 8,203,956 visitors. The expo site for 80 exhibition halls stretched out alongside the sea with promenades and exhibit spaces extending to the island of Odongdo and the seawalls. The Yeosu Expo also received positive reaction for addressing global issues like climate change and the protection of the ocean through story-telling events.

For more information about Yeosu Expo City visit: http://eng.expo2012.kr


Conference Venue: Yeosu Expo Convention Center

The conference venue is Yeosu Expo Convention Center located within Yeosu Expo Ocean Park.


Conference Hotel:  Yeosu Venezia Hotel
This hotel is located in Yeosu (Chongp'o), close to Yeosu Expo Railway Station, Aqua Planet Yeosu, Jasan Park, and Yeosu International Pavilion. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi. You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 343 rooms feature free wired Internet, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café.


The conference venue and hotel and accommodations for ICBE2019 will be taking place in the two facilities. The ICBE2019 Organizing Committee and KODISA has blocked 200 rooms for ICBE2019 international delegates and participants at a flat rate of USD100.00 (including tax and service charges, subject to change) per night per room for the conference period of July 7 – 11, 2019. For more information about:

Yeosu Venezia Hotel: http://www.yeosuvenezia.com/eng/



For non-residents of South Korea, called “international visitors” from developing countries, the registration fee shall be included accommodation expenses if only based on their application for the service, and subject to their winning of approval of the Grant of Accommodation Expenses from the ICBE2019 Organizing Committee.

            The Grant awarded international visitors will be provided board and lodging at  Yeosu Venezia Hotel by the expense of the conference organizer for up to two nights lodging (July 8 and 9, 2019) and five meals during their stay. To have booked your room in advance, those international visitors who want to get awarded the Grant must submit:

            1) a letter of application with the conference registration form,

            2) an extended abstract of paper/presentation or research proposals,

            3) evidence of the registration fee paid in advance and

            4) a brief CV, including the contact detail of work affiliations,

to the conference chair Dr. Jung Wan Lee  jwlee119@bu.edu no later than March 15, 2019.

Any application afterwards shall not be honored.


** SPECIAL OFFERS FOR NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH KOREA (effective registration only on May 2019, the rooms are subject to availability)  

For non-residents of South Korea, called “international visitors”, you shall be awarded the Grant of Accommodation Expenses, providing with board and lodging at  Yeosu Venezia Hotel for up to two nights lodging (July 8 and 9) and five meals during your stay on the conference organizing committee’s expenses. Due to your flight schedule, you could arrive July 7 and depart July 10 or 11. If this is your plan, for July 7 and/or July 10, we will reserve your room at Yeosu Venezia Hotel on your expenses, but at the conference group flat rate. To have booked your room in advance, please submit a signed conference registration form with your itinerary directly to the conference chair  jwlee119@bu.edu.




The conference offers keynote speeches, formal paper symposia, case study presentations, special sessions, and industry leadership and public policy panel discussions as well as doctoral research seminars. Academics, policy makers, business leaders, professionals, and doctorate students can choose from a wide range of programs.

To revisit the theme of Yeosu 2012 Expo: The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Development, ICBE2019 aims to help shed light on humankind’s knowledge and advancement of technology concerning the ocean and coast and identify ways to resolve challenges facing the ocean. Industrial activities have damaged the marine ecosystem and subsequently reduced fish stocks. As a result, the ocean faces severe crisis. A damaged marine ecosystem, global warming and natural disasters are not limited to a certain country or region, but are issues that have global implications. Our economies and societies must break away from their current fossil fuel-based economies to minimize damage to both people and the environment. The theme argues that individuals, businesses, countries and the global community must realize that marine resources are limited and should not be subject to careless use, but that they are the fundamentals for the sound development of our future society, and people and ecosystems must be considered on the same level.

In addition, since ICBE Proceedings’ inclusion in Web of Science CPCI, we have received large demand for some extension of the scope of the conference submission, including new Business, Social Sciences, and Multidisciplinary research and the methodology of Case Study Research, Short Communications, Research Notes, Qualitative Research, Conceptual Research, which require non-quantitative research methods and non-econometrics and/or statistical analysis.  In this regard, ICBE2019 Conference will invite selectively some non-quantitative/non-econometric papers if those articles satisfactorily meet the required quality and standards of ICBE Proceedings.

To congratulate Best Paper Awards and Awards for Excellence winners and welcome all participants in the ICBE2019 Yeosu conference, a welcoming reception with a gala dinner along with an award ceremony will be held in the evening of the opening day of the conference on July 9, 2019.





July 8, 2019


July 9, 2019


July 10, 2019




(extra costs by participants individually)







* Greets and Meets

International Night

18:00 – 20:00



Parallel Academic Sessions
and Special Panels







DINNER (served)





[Full day]

Visit parks, cultural sites and/or tourist attractions in Yeosu or in the vicinity of  Yeosu









* The place and time will be announced later.



Full papers
must be submitted with two files:
1) ICBE Proceedings manuscript version (use ICBE Template (MS-Word)) and
2) KODISA Journals(JAFEB) Manuscript version (use JAFEB Template (MS-Word)).


All submissions and registration form are to be handled electronically by the conference emails:

  1. For participants from KODISA Korean members, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to KODISA Sessions Chair Dr. Myung-Kil Youn email to: kodisajournals@daum.net
  2. From around the World (except A) please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to Global Sessions Chair Dr. Jung Wan Lee email to: jwlee119@bu.edu  
  • Submissions to journal publication and application for research scholarship awards must be full papers and subject to double-blind peer review. Accepted papers and award-winning papers will be published in one of international peer-reviewed and accredited KODISA Journals (SCOPUS indexed).
  • Work-in-progress papers, research notes, short communications, and case studies are welcomed, and not subject to peer review. These papers can be published in ICBE Proceedings (Web of Science CPCI and SCOPUS indexed).
  • The due date for conference registration and paper submission is May 30, 2019. 
  • Final decisions will be communicated within a week period. All of the references cited in the body of the paper must be presented at references, complying with APA style. Manuscripts that do not conform to the publication guidelines will not be published.  
  • Each registered author is entitled to have a maximum of TWO papers included in the conference proceedings.