• Important Dates:
  • Closing Date for Abstract submission by 31 July 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance by 30 June 2023
  • Closing Date for Early Bird Registration by 31 July 2023
  • Full paper submission by 15 August 2023
  • Conference dates: 18 – 19 September 2023


Day 1
18 September 2023, Monday
8.30 – 9.00

Registration and the arrival of guests/participants

Venue: Senate Hall, Chancellor Hall
9.00 – 9.15

Formal Welcome

By Yang Mulia Dr Hj Masairol Hj Masri

The Dean of UBD School of Business and Economics
The Chair of the 4th ICBEF 2023

9.15 – 9.30

Speech by the 4th ICBEF Guest of Honour

Yang Mulia Pg Datin Seri Paduka Hjh Zety Sufina binti Pg Dato Paduka Haji Sani

The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy, The Ministry of Finance and Economy,Brunei Darussalam

9.30 – 10.15

Keynote Address

By Professor Peter Newman

John Curtin Distinguished Professor
Sustainability Policy Institute and Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University Australia

Keynote title: Business, Economics, and Finance in a Turbulent Transition to Net Zero

10.15 – 10.45 Tea/coffee break
10.45 – 12.15 Parallel Session 1 - 4

Parallel Session 1
Venue: Mitsubishi Hall, CLT

Parallel Session 2
Venue: Room G2-3 CLT

Parallel Session 3
Venue: Room G5-6, CLT

Parallel Session 4
Venue: Room 1.05, CLT

Entrepreneurial Sustainability

Green and sustainable investment

Governance and Leadership

Consumer Behaviour and Environmental Sustainability

P011:Is gender an impediment to innovation? Evidence from SMEs in Malaysia (UBDSBE) P025:The Role of Innovation, Trade Openness, Economic Growth and CO2 Emission in ASIA Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Countries P052:The State of Islamic Leadership Manifestation in Government Organisations in Brunei Darussalam P024:Perception and Intention to Purchase Electric Vehicles in Brunei Darussalam
P035:Halal Entrepreneurship in Islamic Digital Economy from a Cultural Perspective P040:Social sustainability metrics and indicators for businesses ensuring circularity in the supply chain through industrial symbiosis P071:Knowledge Hiding: An Islamic Perspective P058:Artificial Intelligence Quality Program in Social Media to Create Digital Customer Experience as an Effort to Sustain Online Repurchase Intention
P045:The Influence of Entrepreneurial Activities on the Success of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Las Piñas City, Philippines P037:A Review of Psychological Resilience: Paving the Path for Sustainable Consumption P036:The Effect of Perceived Organisational Support, Ethical Leadership, and Self-Efficacy on ethical behaviour among Academic Staff at Malaysian Public Universities: A Conceptual Study P021:EV Adoption in Brunei Darussalam: The Views from the Car Industry

12.30 – 13.30 Network session/lunch - Venue: CLT 1.13 & 1.11
13.30 – 15.00

Panel Session 1 - Venue: CLT Mitsubishi Hall

Discussion on The Role of Financial Regulators and Institutions in Achieving Sustainable Green Future

The panellists:
  • Yang Mulia Professor Peter Newman
    John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Sustainability Policy Institute and Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University Australia

  • Yang Mulia Puan Nurul Hazwani Binti Saifulbahri
    Senior manager in Financial Development, Brunei Darussalam Central Bank

  • Yang Mulia Puan, Nur Ezza binti Hj Mohd Han
    Acting Head of Institutional Asset Management of BIBD Securities.

  • Moderator: Yang Mulia Tuan Dr Sazali Zainal Abidin
    Assistant Professor in Accounting and Programme, UBDSBE

15.00 – 17.00 Parallel Sessions 5 - 8

Parallel Session 5
Venue: Mitsubishi Hall, CLT

Parallel Session 6
Venue: Room G2-3 CLT

Parallel Session 7
Venue: Room G5-6, CLT

Parallel Session 8
Venue: Room 1.05, CLT

Circular Economy

Digitalisation and Finance

Tourism and Hospitality

Corporate Governance and Ethics

P076:Understanding the Circular Economy and its Relevance to Economic Transition in Brunei. P034:Factors Affecting Mobile Payment Acceptance in Generation Z: An Analysis of the UTAUT Approach P028:Factors Influencing the Thai Tourists’ Traditional Railway Tourism Experience P044:Financial Fraud in Brunei Darussalam: An Exploratory Study
P056:Exploring Circular Economy in Hotel Industry: An Empirical Evidence from Indonesia P065:Project Return Determinants of Islamic Fintech Lending Platform: An Empirical Case Study P031:The Role of Tourist Trust on Purchase Decision for Green Wellness Hotels in Thailand P078:Similarities and Differences in Business Strategies Adopted by Islamic Financial Institutions in Middle-East and Southeast Asia Countries
P064:Modeling Circular Business Ecosystems (UBDSBE) P060:Disclosure of Financial Information on Higher Education Accredited Websites in Indonesia P059: Sustainable Nature and Religion-Based Rural Tourism Development Strategy in Districts/Cities of West Java Province P066:The impact of audit committee attributes on earnings management in Islamic banks
P061:Exploring Uncharted Horizons: Unveiling New Challenges of Fashion Upcycling Enterprises and Its Solutions across UK, US and Southeast Asia (UK) P051:Implications of Technological Advances in the Creative Economy P032:Factors Influencing Customer Perception of Green Hotels in Thailand P070:Risk Governance Attributes and Islamic Bank Stability
19.15 – 19.30 Arrival of Guests to the Conference Dinner
19.30 – 21.00 Dinner commences with Gulintangan Music and Traditional Dance Performance

Day 2
19 September 2023, Tuesday
8.30 – 10.00 Parallel sessions 9 – 12

Parallel Session 9
Venue: Mitsubishi Hall, CLT

Parallel Session 10
Venue: Room G2-3 CLT

Parallel Session 11
Venue: Room G5-6, CLT

Parallel Session 12
Venue: Room 1.05, CLT

Organisational Performance and Dynamics in HEIs

Economic Policy and Development

Halal Industry and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Performance

P063:The Nexus between Organisation Culture and Quality Culture: Case Studies of Higher Education Institutions in Brunei Darussalam P046:The Effect of Retirement on Cognitive Function in Europe P027:Sustainability, Halal, and Firm Size on Performance: Evidence from Developed Countries in Post-Covid Era P047:Impact of Educational Policy Framework on Entrepreneurship Education Outcomes in Nigeria: The Mediating Influence of Institutional Environment
P038:Influence of organisational diversity on employee performance and Institutional efficiency in Brunei’s Higher Education Institutions P053:Exploring the impact of banking industry regulations on the economy of Brunei Darussalam P033:Small Firm Internationalization in Halal Food Industry of a Small Muslim Country: A Study of Brunei Darussalam P055:The Impact of Organizational Culture and Management Accounting System on Managerial Performance: Empirical Study on Government-owned Entities in Indonesia Economy
P020: Casual Factors of Work Life Balance Affecting Burnout of Instructors at a University in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand P041:Impact of Fiscal Consolidation on Economic Growth: Evidence from Brunei Darussalam P039:Scale Development: Item Generation for Food-based Social Entrepreneurs’ Mindset in Malaysia P068:Encashment of Trade Receivables Through TRX Towards Digital Financing Leading to Sustainable Development
10.00 – 10.20 Tea/coffee break - Venue: CLT 1.13 & 1.11
10.20 – 12.20 Parallel sessions 13 – 16

Parallel Session 13
Venue: Mitsubishi Hall, CLT

Parallel Session 14
Venue: Room G2-3 CLT

Parallel Session 15
Venue: Room G5-6, CLT

Parallel Session 16
Venue: Room 1.05, CLT

Environment, Social and Governance

Digital Transformation

Organisational Excellence and Sustainability

Monetary and Financial System

P075:Islamic Finance within the World Banking System: Does Compatibility Exist? P042:Managing digital transformation in education: implementation of digital business ecosystem P026:Envisaging Green Workforce Metamnorphosis: The Roles of Training Intervention and Unlearning Context P067:Is Public Debt Neutral under Money Financing?: New Evidence from Developing Countries
P072:Comparative Analysis between Islamic and Conventional Mutual Funds: New evidence based on Risk vis-à-vis return During extreme events P054:Does Big data analytics improve audit quality?: Qualitative Research P023:Antecedents and Consequences of Knowledge Sharing and Creativity of Bank Employees in the Western Part of Thailand P022:The Existence of Shrinkflation: A Systematic Review of Literature
P073;Religiosity and Facets of Consumer’s Sustainable Consumption; Initial Findings P074:Business purposes and performance measurement methods of social media captured by SMEs P012:Traditional and Online Performance: Appraisal System: A Comparative Case Studies Analysis P050: Investigating Income Convergence of ASEAN region
P043:Charting a Greener Course: Disruptive Innovations and Strategies for Reducing CO2 Emissions in International Shipping P079:Adapting Bay' Salam in Islamic Banking - is the risk worth taking? P057:Moderation Effect of Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) in Analyzing the Effect of Corporate Sustainability on Firm Value P077:Currency Interchangeability Agreement 1967 Revisited
12.20 – 13.45 Lunch/Network session - Venue: Venue: CLT 1.13 & 1.11
13.45 – 14.00 Arrival of guests for Panel Session 2 - Venue: Senate Room, Chancellor Hall
14.00 – 14.30

Keynote Speech

By Yang Mulia Dr Hajah May Faezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin
Permanent Secretary (Economy, Trade and Industry),
The Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam

Keynote Speech: Socio-Economic Planning for Brunei: Challenges and Opportunities

14.30 – 16.00

Panel Session 2 - Venue: Senate Room, Chancellor Hall

Discussion on Shaping Brunei’s Socio-Economic Future

The panellists:
  • Yang Mulia Tuan Dr Noor Rahman
    Chief Executive Officer, Ghanim International Corporation

  • Yang Mulia Puan Noraini binti Haji Mohamad Jamudin
    Acting Head of Manpower Planning and Employment Council Secretariat the Prime Minister’s Office

  • Yang Mulia Tuan Hj Mohd Khairul Zaki bin Hj Mohidin
    Assistant Executive Director, Head of FinTech, Brunei Darussalam Central Bank

  • Moderator: Yang Mulia Pg Dr Hjh Norulazidah binti Pg Hj Omar Ali
    Lecturer in Economics Programme, UBDSBE

16.00 – 16.45 Closing ceremony - Venue: Senate Room, Chancellor Hall

The presentation of Best Paper Award