Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of the retail sector are proving elemental to the development a number of economies internationally. Yet the protracted nature of the global recession coupled with a lack of stability in capital markets has caused considerable discomfort. Those operating in the retail sector face additional challenges from over-regulation, exchange rate volatility and the vagaries of macroeconomic imbalances. Yet for all these difficulties the retail sector remains remarkably robust and often at the forefront of innovation.
Well established investment and retail markets have already begun to adapt to cope with permanent shifts in consumer spending and behaviour. In emerging markets a wealth of opportunities has opened up for those endeavouring to meet a seemingly insatiable appetite for goods and services. Online retail has presented a whole new area that for many has democratised the market place and opened are markets that formally could never have been accessed. The emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are demanding greater attention and ensuring that practitioners and academics alike invest more time and resources in understanding where their economies are at and how they will shape future strategies.
This international academic conference is intended to contribute to the emerging theoretical understanding and empirical base and to further advance the understanding of investment and retail management. We welcome empirical and theoretical papers which advance our knowledge of this important area. The following list is indicative of the types of contributions which may be appropriate. However, it is not intended to be exhaustive and rather is illustrative:
To elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global economies become intertwined.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks in international trade
To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of international trade, including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
To meet and network with colleagues in one of the world’s most historic city.
Although broad in coverage, the following areas are indicative and nurture the interests of the Conference:
Innovation in retail
Ethical produce procurement and development
Logistics issues and implications for retail innovation
Consumer attitudes to ecological and ethical issues
Market liberalisation and impact on supply chains
Market evolution and coping strategies
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Remittances and their part in trade and export development
How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
The linkages between global trade and corporate social responsibility
The language and rhetoric of import sensitive products
Business ethics and legal issues
Business policies, strategies, and performance
Business and retail research
Emerging advances in business and its applications
Management and retail marketing
Retail Management and communication
The role of angel investors
Global Asset Management
New venture start-up
Demographics and Retail business, HRM and Retail Business
Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference
Who should attend ?
Faculty members or leaders who wish to develop or enhance programmes of study into investment and retail management
Academics and policy makers seeking to gain a broader insight into the issues of investment and retail management.
Academics wishing to elucidate their own academic papers and benefit from subsequent discussions into issues raised.
Faculty members who wish to forge fresh contacts in their field of study.
Policy makers keen to gain a deeper appreciation of the current dynamics of the retail.
Benefits of Attending this Conference
A fabulous opportunity to interact with fellow academics.
An opportunity to see firsthand something of one of the fastest growing economies.
Academics will be able to enhance their research skills.
A chance to present your paper and have it appraised and discussed by fellow academics.
Conference attendee voting will determine recipients of ICIRM conference Best Paper awards which will be published in JBRMR
Those who attend will automatically get go on to the priority booking for future conferences.
Attendees will be eligible for an automatic 10% reduction on our next conference.
Notes for Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published, nor be currently under consideration for publication. All papers are evaluated double blind through a peer review process.
Draft Submission Deadline: 3rd February 2012
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 3rd March 2012
Publication Release: 23rd April 2012
Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, work in progress reports, abstracts, students' papers or research proposals within the broad scope of the conference. All submitted paper will be double blind peer reviewed for consideration in the conference. Papers should follow the required style and format. All manuscripts Should Be Professionally Proofread Before the submission. The best papers from the conference will be recognised and will be considered for publication in one of the journals, The Journal of Business and Retail Management Research (JBRMR) and The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED).
Authors submission will be published in the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review and also online. Please note papers with more than three authors will not be permitted and no paper can exceed more than fifteen (15) pages in orders for it to be published in the conference proceeding. However, if a paper exceeds fifteen (15) pages then the full paper will be uploaded online and only the abstract will be published in the conference proceeding.
Papers should be submitted to the Editor-in-chief electronically through the online system as e-mail attachment to email@example.com
Presentation timing: The presentation time is 15 minutes only for each presentation, the presenters will be intimated by a first beeper after ten minutes and the last beeper after fourteen minutes will indicate winding up minute only.
Presentation resources: Conference room will be equipped with a laptop, multimedia and a screen for PowerPoint presentations (Please note that Overhead Projector for transparency display will not be available). It is advisable to send your final presentations by email at least one day before the Conference and also bring your presentation on memory stick which should be thoroughly checked for viruses before use.
Republishing a Presentation: Authors shall be at liberty to publish their presentation elsewhere other than this forum without fear of copyright issues; no permission shall be required from the ABRM. However, conference papers that are selected and published in our journals are copyrighted by the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research with the copyright given back to the author. This is practiced only for protection from plagiarism. Papers are published in one of our journals only with the consent of the author.
Abstract-Only Publications: Authors are normally required to publish abstract of their presentation in the Conference proceedings. This gives them an opportunity to complete the paper until the date of conference. This also clarifies that the author is at liberty to submit their paper to another journal without copyright consequences, as the paper has never been published except the abstract. The ABRM does not copyright the proceedings; again giving an open access to writers on their academic endeavours. Consequently, authors can claim academic credit for a conference presentation, and journal publication from their piece of research.
Number of authors: There can be no more than two authors for each paper, however it is advisable that at least one author to attend the Conference.
Absentee authors: The authors can also present their papers (at the most two) through their nominees in their absence and selected by JBMR.
Submission of second paper: The authors can also submit their second paper in the Conference however there will be a separate charge of £100.00 for the second paper.
CPE Credit: Professionals seeking CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Credit should contact the Conference chair or indicate on the Registration Form that they must receive CPE credit for attending the Conference. Necessary paperwork is required for this will be available at the Conference registration desk.
Dress Code: Lounge suits or smart casual.
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