ICSB Singapore re-joined the organization as a chapter in 2011 under the leadership of Dr. Den Huan Hooi at Nanyang Technologial University. The ICSB Singapore chapter was established to provide a sense of community and a network of support to ICSB members and enhance their ability to facilitate the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in Singapore.
ICSB Singapore not only brings together academics, policy makers and small businesses in Singapore, but also serves as an essential information and networking center for entrepreneurs overseas looking to expand into Singapore, or to keep in touch with their networks here.
A small core membership of Singapore businessmen began meeting in the late 1980’s, and in 1992 formed a Pro Tem Committee chaired by Teck-Meng Tan, Dean of the School of Accountancy & Business at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
The Committee actively promoted ICSB among government and educational institutions as well as individuals and local firms in the private sector. By 1994 it had the requisite 59 members and a name – The Entrepreneurship Forum. The new affiliate elected Wee-Liang Tan as its President. Singapore hosted the ICSB World Conference in 1998.
JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION (JSBI)
The Journal of Small Business Innovation (JSBI), a quarterly English journal of KASBS and ACBS, invites manuscripts for the publication in 2015-2016. JSBI has already started to solicit the high quality manuscripts for the publication in the journal since the last ACSB conference in Seoul last year. JSBI has already chosen 2 best research papers for the award of $1,000 each from the papers published in the journal last January. And the selection process will be continuing along 2015 until the scheduled 10 awards will be exhausted.