Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies, University of Trisakti

Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies, University of Trisakti

The Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies was founded in 2004 as part of the Faculty of Economics University of Trisakti, before it became a research institute of the University of Trisakti in 2015. 

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the upcoming issue of our International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, i.e. Number 2 Volume 1, October 2015. This open access international e-Journal is quarterly, double-blind peer-reviewed, that publish high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles in all areas of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and issues related to business (particularly) SMEs sustainability.

Currently there are no submission, processing or publication fees.


Editorial Team

Chief Editor: Tulus Tahi Hamonangan Tambunan
Assistant Chief Editor: Ida Busnetty
Editorial Assistant: Willy Arafah


Editorial Board Members

Ganeshan Wignaraja (Asian Development Bank Institute, Philippines)
Jack Qingjie Xia (Peking University, China)
Mark Goh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Greg Barton (Monash University, Australia)
Kyosuke Kurita (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Toshiro Nishizawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Larry Strange (Cambodian Development Research Institute, Cambodia)
Lee Saw Hoon (Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysia)
Muhammad Ikmal Mohd Said (Centre for Poverty and Development Studies, Malaysia)
Remy Herrera (University of Paris, France)
Savita Shankar (Keio university, Japan)
Siew Mee Barton (Deakin University, Australia)
Yau Jr (Economic Development Bureau, Taiwan)
Kriengkrai Techakanont (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Anna Bakiewicz (University of Social Sciences, Poland)
Colin C Williams (University of Sheffield, UK)
Tomoko Oikawa (University of Limeric, Ireland)
Michael Schaper (Curtin University, Australia)
Sampa Banerjee (WASME, India)
Li Lee K. Ng (Curtin University, Malaysia)
Patrick Dieuaide(University Paris III, French)


Associate Editors

Bogdan Piasecki (University of Social Sciences, Poland)
Anna Rogut (the National Centre for Research and Development, Poland)
Nataliya Chukhray (Lviv Polytechnic, Ukraine)
Marcela Rebeca Contreras (Universidad de Occidente, México)
John Chetro-Shivos (Clark University, USA)
Suriyani BT. Dato' HJ. Muhamad (UMT, Malaysia)
Fachru Nofrian (Economic and Regional Development Institute, Indonesia.)


Advisory Members

Thoby Mutis (University of Trisakti, Indonesia)
Roman Patora (University of Social Sciences, Poland)
Kar-yiu (University of Washington, USA)
Lukasz Sulkowski(University of Social Sciences, Poland)
Asep Hermawan (University of Trisakti, Indonesia)
Andrzej Marjanski (University of Social Science, Poland)
Yuswar Z. Basri (University of Trisakti, Indonesia)
Farida Jasfar (University of Trisakti, Indonesia)

Contributors Guidelines

Guidelines for Contributors

  1. All manuscripts should be typed on one side of A4 (8.27" x 11.69") and be double-spaced, 2 centimeter margin with Times New Roman font type and size 12. 
  2. The length of the manuscript is approximately 6000-7.000 words or approximately 15-25 pages (A4 paper).
  3. All manuscripts should be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. To assure anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers.
  5. In sending a manuscript, it should have a cover page which includes the title of the paper, the author's full name, title and affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax number, email address, and any acknowledge. 
  6. Together with the manuscript, the author (s) should attach his/her (their) biography of 50 words.
  7. All pages, including tables, figures, diagrams, appendices and references should be serially numbered
  8. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables, figures and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities, such as distances, weights and measures. For example: two days, one week, 20 years, 4 meters. All other numbers are expressed numerically.  

The systematically writing should cover the followings:

Title: it should be specific and effective with maximum 150 characteristics

Abstract:  maximum 200 words and should concisely inform the readers of the manuscript's topic, its objectives, its methods and its main findings.  

Keywords: at least four keywords in alphabetical way.

JEL classifications: at least two codes

Introduction: it should cover systematically the paper's background, motivation, purposes, and method.

Theoretical Framework/Literature Review: the author (s) should explain theoretical framework used or previous key similar studies/literature  

Methods: the author (s) should explain analysis method used, including sources of data, data collection approach, measurements, and operational variable definition (if any).

Results and Discussion: the author (s) should elaborate clearly main research finding(s). If the author (s) used an econometric or a statistical approach in his/her (their) research, in this part (section) of the paper, he/she (they) should prevented from "too mechanic" in explaining/discussing the results. Instead, the author (s) should answer the question that most likely to be asked by the readers: "what the findings mean in reality?" 

Conclusion: it should contain key research findings, meaning of the findings and suggestion for the future research (if any).

Appendices: if any, it should contain further information (which can be in the form of a table or a figure or a list, or others) directly related to information or data given in the paper in which the author (s) considered it also important for the readers. 

References:  only references cited in the paper, and they should be stated with the following order: author surname, publication year, title of the paper, journal name and its volume and page number. Or if it is a chapter of a book, it should be added with surname of the book's editor, title of the book, page number, name of publisher, and city of the publisher.

Some examples:

-Research/working paper:

Abeberese, A.B (2012), "Electricity Cost and Firm Performance: Evidence from India", research paper, August, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY (https://www.dartmouth. edu/~neudc2012/docs/paper_292.pdf).


Anh, L.H, Nguyen T. and Nguyen T.T.P. (2013), "The Inflationary Impacts of Fossil Fuel and Electricity Price Reform in Viet Nam", report of the UNDP project Fossil Fuel Fiscal Policies and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Viet Nam – Phase II-Developing a Roadmap for Fossil Fuel Fiscal Policy Reform, Hanoi.


Jamal, M. and A. Ayarkwa (2014), "Fuel Price Adjustments and Growth of SMEs in the New Juaben Municipality, Ghana", International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research, 2(3): 13-22.


Tambunan, T.T.H. (2009b), Development of SMEs in ASEAN Countries, Readworthy Publications, Ltd, New Delhi

-Seminar paper:

Tambunan, T.T.H. (2014b), "Government efforts to improve community access to health care and education: a story from Indonesia", paper presented at the Second International Conferece on Social Security", 3-5 December 2014, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) and the Department of Development Studies and Institutions and Economies, Faculty of Economics and Administrations, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

-Book chapter:

Tambunan, T.T.H. (2014), "Ongoing trade facilitation improvement: Its impact on export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises in Indonesia", in Ravi Ratnayake, et al. (eds), Impacts of trade facilitation measures on poverty and inclusive growth: Case studies from Asia, UN-ESCAP and ARNeT, Bangkok.



Please send your abstract not more than 200 words or full papers not more than 5000 words including references. With title of the paper, name(s), e-mail address of the authors(s) and organization name to

Tulus Tambunan

Editor International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.