The recent financial crisis has created an impression of a wholesale failure in corporate governance. Considerable debate has ensued and various practitioners, policy makers and theorists have endeavoured to discover whether this is symptomatic of deep seated problems or is the result of inadequacies in the regulative structure of the financial system. All who wrestle with this issue are aware of the need to encourage higher standards of corporate governance without endangering entrepreneurialism, innovation and wealth creation. This whole topic has caused considerable angst and debate between boards and shareholders. There is clearly no room for complacency in the areas of strategy and value-creation. Companies worldwide are now facing a raft of challenges and problems, many of which stem from liquidity and solvency in the global banking system. Increasingly the issue of Corporate Governance is one that warrants our attention. From the American Bar Associations Model Business Corporation Act to the Turnbull Guidance (2005) considerable momentum has been built up, a momentum added to by the Enron debacle and the vicissitudes of the Subprime Mortgage market. This Conference seeks to elucidate a wealth of issues not just related to Corporate Governance, but also business management and general business ethics. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership.
To elucidate an issue that is attracting and inviting importance in the world of business.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks in Corporate Governance.
To consider the pedagogy for teaching, the issue of Corporate Governance and Business, including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
To meet, mingle and network with professionals and colleagues from all over the world.
Examples of topics appropriate to the conference include:
Effective boardroom performance and board evaluation
Leadership training and education
Transparency in government procurement/operations
Legal safeguards and their role in Corporate Governance
Reforming corporate reporting
The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
Reporting structures in business
How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
Accounting Disclosure Practices
The implementation of the "comply or explain" principle
The role of business in society
The incentives required to encourage more socially- and environmentally-responsible corporate action
The role and contribution of external (non-executive) directors
Corporate accountability in a media age
Issues of Intellectual property rights
Redefinitions and reassessments of corporate governance models
Regulation and competition
Role of International Law in business
The role and impact of local and international regulatory bodies and regimes on corporate behaviour.
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
Business ethics and legal issues
Business policies, strategies, and performance
Business and retail research
Business security and privacy issues
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 international trade,
Academics and policy makers seeking to gain a broader insight into the issue of Corporate Governance,
Academics wishing to elucidate their own academic papers and benefit from subsequent discussions into issued raised,
Faculty members who wish to forge fresh contacts with diplomats, professionals and scholars in their field of study,
Policy makers who are keen to gain a deeper appreciation of the current dynamics of Corporate Governance,
Company Presidents & Vice Presidents,
Chief Executive Officers,
Chief Operating Officers,
Chief Financial Officers,
Boards of Trustees,
Boards of Directors,
Business and Management Schools,
Directors of Finance,
Officials of donor agencies
Non-Governmental Organisations Representatives
Education and training professionals.
Benefits of Attending this Conference
A fabulous opportunity to interact with fellow academics.
Academics will be able to enhance their research skills,
A chance to present your paper and have it appraised and discussed by fellow academics,
Those who attend will automatically be eligible for priority booking for future conferences,
Attendees will be also eligible for an automatic 10% reduction on our next conference,
For each track best paper will be selected after peer review and the presenter shall be awarded a certificate
Note for Author
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: 31st May 2012
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 24th June 2012
Publication Release: 14th July 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 can choose to publish only the abstract of their research paper 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.
Absentee authors: The authors can also present their papers (at the most two) through their nominees in their absence.
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.
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