The 8th AAICP International Conference


Entrepreneurship, team engagement and organizational effectiveness: Promoting sustainable development through creativity, innovation and indigenous knowledge

University of Hasunuddin, Makassar, Indonesia, August 21-23, 2017



Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management, recognized the importance role entrepreneurs play in transforming traditional economies into a modern one. He notes that “entrepreneur always searches for change, respond to it, and exploits as an opportunity” and an entrepreneur “create something new, something different; they change or transmute value.”

At close of 19th century, Germany was a poor country and far behind other European economies. Karl Benz invented the automobile and established Mercedes Benz to pave the way for the rapid development of Germany economy. In the USA, Henry Ford was able to introduce mass production of automobiles to rapidly diversify the US economy, away from traditional monopolies that dominated by Standard Oil Company (John D. Rockefeller), Carnegie Steel Company (Andrew Carnegie) and General Electric (controlled by financier J. P. Morgan).

In Asia, Kiichiro Toyota established Toyota Motor Corporation and helped to bring Japan out of poverty and to become an economic powerhouse. In Korea, Lee Byung-chull expanded the Samsung Trading Company that sold dried fish, noodles and groceries to establish Samsung C&T to build the tallest skyscrapers and Samsung Electronics in 1969. Lee Kun-hee transformed it to the largest electronic company in the world. In China, Jack Ma founded Alibaba, with the help of Jerry Yang of Yahoo and Masayoshi Son of Softbank, to create the largest internet based business network.

In Indonesia, Ciputra helped to transform Indonesian economy by introducing property and real estate development. He helped to establish Jaya Group in 1961, Metropolitan Group in 1971 and Ciputra Group in 1981. He was able to diversify business to establish Ciputra Hotel, Metrodata and Bisnis Indonesia and promoted social entrepreneurship through Yayasan Ciputra, Ciputra University and Ciputra Artpreneur.

Ciputra did not grow up in rich family with a golden spoon. He was born to a poor immigrant family and grew up in Parigi, Sulawesi. Ciputra showed that an entrepreneur can turn useless dirt and scrap into precious gold. He was the first leader to introduce the principles and practice of entrepreneurship and systematically showed how to lead with vision, integrity and professionalism to promote entrepreneurship and value creation.

Ciputra recognized that Indonesia was colonized for over 300 years by the Dutch and the natural and human resources were exploited to benefit the Dutch and Indonesians were kept poor. Since Indonesia is a traditional agrarian society, it lacked the basic infrastructure and mindset to become true entrepreneurs. In order for Indonesians to emerge from poverty and become a rapidly developing country, Indonesians must become entrepreneurial and innovate.

Ciputra managed to live through and overcome his turbulent childhood, social chaos and numerous challenges with a simple mission and vision: To become the best in whatever he does, to work harder than anyone else, to be honest in all business dealings, and to work together as a team leader in building new communities and businesses in Indonesia and Asia.

The purpose of Ciputra Young Entrepreneurship Award is to encourage young minds to become successful entrepreneurs and help to bring Indonesian communities which are trapped by poverty, allow people to live a more enriched and fulfilling lives and help them transform Indonesian economy.

Ciputra Young Entrepreneurship Award

To stimulate and encourage entrepreneurs, up to 10 Ciputra Young Entrepreneurship Award will be given to student teams to develop proposal for specific ideas, products and services to promote economic activities among under developed and impoverished segments of Indonesian economy.

Students are encouraged to work together in a group of 3-5 and to develop specific proposal outlining new and original ideas, products and services to promote economic activities that would create values for the underdeveloped communities.

Up to 10 groups will be selected and will be given 5 million Rp. Each to allow the leader of the group to come to Makassar to present the group’s idea at the 8th AAICP Conference, Makassar, Indonesia, August 21-23, 2017. They will also be given a certificate and a gift.

During the AAICP conference, the top three proposals will be selected and the teams will be given prize money to carry out the proposal in their community.

  1. The first prize winner will be provided 10 million Rp.
  2. The second prize winner will be provided 8 million Rp.
  3. The third prize winner will be provided 6 million Rp.

Half of the amount will be given during the Award Ceremony of the AAICP Conference and the rest will be provided after the team submits a mid-term report by Dec. 31, 2017. The final report need to be submitted by June 30, 2018. In carrying out the proposal, Ciputra Foundation may be able provide additional administrative support.

The teams that receive the Ciputra Young Entrepreneurship Award must recognize that they received the Award in any publication, product or service that may result from the proposal.

Interested application should submit: 1) around 8-page proposal, 2) resume of all team members and 3) a reference letter from a professor or supervisor. Submission should be sent to:

Uichol Kim, Ph.D., Professor                                       And                          Ivan Sandjaja

Business School, Inha University                                                                 Ciputra Group
Incheon, Korea,                                                           Jakarta, Indonesia,


Submission deadline: July 15, 2017

Notification of selection: July 21, 2017




The Park Jung-heunand Jung Tae-gon Scholar Award were stablished to provide financial travel assistance for promising young Asian Psychologist to attend the International Conference of the Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology.

The recipients of the Young Scholar Award will receive a certificate and  1,000,000 IDR to cover travel expenses to attend the AAICP conference. The awards will be given during the welcoming dinner on 21 August 2017.


Applicants should send the following information to Prof. Uichol Kim,

  1. CV or resume
  2. 500 words summary of current research
  3. A letter of reference from supervising professor.


Deadline for submission: 30 April 2017