The ASEAN Graduate Business/Economics Programs Network (AGBEP Network) is comprised of economics and business faculties from ASEAN University Network (AUN) universities. The Network was established to promote cooperation between academics and students in the areas of business and economics, to increase the quality of graduate business programs in AUN universities, to internationalize the graduate business/ economics programs of AUN members, and to provide independent economic analysis and policy recommendations for ASEAN member states.

Members of the AGBEP Network meet at an annual conference to review the progress of AGBEP activities and to strengthen cooperation among members. The annual conference also serves as a venue for researchers to present research papers which are relevant to the issues and policy options that will be addressed by the ASEAN leaders during their annual meeting and summit.
The 13th Annual AGBEP Conference and Meeting will include sharing sessions on issues facing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015;

  • ‘Some Dilemmas in International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) Adoptions in Indonesia and ASEAN Countries’
  • ‘Business Cases in ASEAN-China’
  • ‘Property Economics, Management, and Valuation’

The conference will also include a doctoral colloquium for students in the fields of economics, accounting and management to present and discuss their research.

Further, the Conference will discuss the extension of cooperation with the China Business School Network to establish AGBEP/China Network as a regional ‘think tank’, and mark the official handover of the AGBEP Secretariat from De La Salle University, the Philippines, to Universitas Gadjah Mada.

The conference will be concluded with a cultural event at Prambanan Temple on the 2nd of April.

  1. To finalise the ASEAN (AGBEP) – China Business School Network partnership.
  2. To promote research collaboration and cooperation by holding research sharing sessions. These sessions will include discussion of ASEAN-China business case studies, the practices of International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) in international trade, and property economics and valuation.
  3. To hold a doctoral colloquium in order to share doctoral research ideas in the areas of accounting, economics, and management.