Overview of the Conference
The world of business is undergoing a time of considerable stress, change and in some sectors unprecedented growth. Much of the conventional Wisdom concerning business education and theory is being challenged and thus it is all the more important to endeavour to elucidate what is taking place. Economic certainties look incresengly vulnerable and existing formulas appear jaded and in some cases moribund. Where once academics were fixated with global brands and multi-nationals increasingly they are changing their areas of focus and examining the important part played by SMEs. Governments from Armenia to Somaliland are keen to find ways to stimulate business and thus create local employment.
Regrettably the global economic crises is increasingly used as an excuse for poor performance at all levels thus limiting the search for routes out of it. It should not be seen as a destroyer but as a purifier, ensuring the survival and prosperity of the fittest. The business environment has changed and will be changing more than ever in years to come - some traditionally powerful markets have weakened while others have grown, cultural and geographical distances between people are shrinking, innovation in all aspects (technology, markets, finance, etc.) has become paramount for sustainable competitive advantage.
The Challenge of economic development is one faced by all nationals and there is an extraordinary array of initiatives that are being put into place to act as `economic pump primers'. Whereas once developed markets would have only been interested in how other developed economies are stimulating economic development, increasingly there is interest in how developing economies are proving fertile nurseries for imaginative and often successful initiatives. An added dimension is the role that new technologies can play.
This conference seeks to explore a wealth of issues related Business and Economic Development, 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 issues that impact on all our lives.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks from all disciplines regarding wide range of contemporary issues in business and economic development.
To explore how models of economic development vary internationally.
To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of business & economic development, including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
Keep abreast of developing trends in the field of business and economic development
To meet and network with colleagues in one of America's most celebrated cities.
Although broad in coverage, the following areas are indicative and nurture the interests of the Conference:
Business & Leadership education
Transparency in government procurement
Marketing, retailing and E-commerce
Reporting structures in business
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
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
Role of the Third Sector (NGOs) in building entrepreneurial capacity
New technologies and their role in business development
Regulation and competition
Female entrepreneurs in transitional economies
Remittances as engines of development
Foreign portfolio investment
Business ethics and legal issues
Business policies, strategies, and performance
International capital mobility
Network brokerage initiatives
Managing macroeconomic risks
Spacial disparities in business development
Spacial price transmission
Corruption and economic development
SMEs and Business development
Who should attend ?
Faculty members or leaders who wish to develop or enhance programmes of study into international trade and economic development
Academics wishing to elucidate their own academic papers and benefit from subsequent discussions into issued raised.
Faculty members who wish to forge fresh contacts in their field of study.
Academics and policy makers seeking to gain a broader insight into the issue of Business and Economic development
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 Economic development
Business and Management Schools,
Non-Governmental Organisations Representatives
Education and training professionals.
Benefits of Attending this Conference
A fabulous opportunity to interact with fellow academics.
An opportunity to see firsthand something of one of the BRIC 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.
Your paper will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research (EBSCO listed and Cabell's directory)
Conference attendee voting will determine recipients of ICBED conference Best Paper awards.
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.
Receive a hard copy of the conference proceedings of The Business and Management Review
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dress Code: Lounge suits or smart casual.
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