2014 – Dubai, UAE

CALL FOR PAPERS

2014 Academy of World Business, Marketing and

Management Development Conference in Dubai

11-14 August 2014

 Hosted by University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS – 24 FEBRUARY 2014

NEWS!!  EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS -  10 JUNE 2014

We have now received numerous papers. However, due to an overwhelming number of late requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the forthcoming August 11-14 AWBMAMD Conference in Dubai has been extended to 10th June.   Abstract submissions must be sent on or before 10th June 2014 directly to the Conference Director – Prof. Gabriel Ogunmokun at ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com who will forward them to appropriate reviewers to be double blind peer reviewed. All accepted abstracts presented at the Conference in Dubai will be published in the Conference Proceedings and also posted online on the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development website.

Executive Conference Director and Program Chair

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of  World Business, Marketing and Management Development

Associate Program Chair

Professor K. Prakash Vel, University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & HOTEL INFORMATIONhttp://academyofworldbusiness.com/wp/conferences/2014-dubai-uae-2/registration/

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM - Hotel Reservation Form for AWBMAMD Conference in Dubai

 Conference Theme  

Managing, Marketing and Financing Organizations in Today’s Environment of Slow Economic Growth

To achieve the best level of performance in today’s environment of slow economic growth, managers must be innovative and competitive. They must be prepared to acquire and utilize multi-dimensional skills that are essential for managing, marketing and  financing organizations successfully. Contemporary research findings and theories presented at this conference will shed light into the policies and strategies that are vital for achieving effective growth and enhance organizational performance. This 6th biennial conference therefore aims to share research knowledge, theories and practice that exist in the world in the areas of business, marketing, finance and management.

Manuscripts for this double blind peer review biennial conference are invited in terms of competitive papers, case studies, research in progress, special sessions, literature review and doctoral research papers in any of the various track areas which include marketing, management, finance, banking, accounting, human resource management, organizational behaviour, information technology, information systems, foreign direct investment, e-business/ e-marketing, criminology/forensic science, education administration, economics, tourism and hospitality, aviation and aerospace, transportation, health care, management of education, entrepreneurship, psychology, public administration, sustainability, international business etc. You can also register to attend the conference as a non-presenter if you choose not to present a paper.

2014 TRACK AREAS AND TRACK CHAIRS

Track 1: Agribusiness Management/Agrimarketing

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Track 2: Business, Marketing and Management Development in Transitional Economies

Professor Abel Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Dr. Yolandi  Slabbert ,  Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: slabby@unisa.ac.za

Track 3: Consumer Behaviour and Psychology

Derek Ong Lai Teik, Department of Management and Economics, School Of Business, Sunway University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my  

Dr. Marianne Doubell, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Email: Marianne.Doubell@nmmu.ac.za

Track 4: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Africa

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Jilson Zimuto, Great Zimbabwe University, Faculty of Commerce, Management Studies Department, Zimbabwe. Email: zimutojilson@gmail.com;

Clarissa Muir, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Email: cmuir@uj.ac.za

Professor Mercy Mpinganjira, Department of Marketing Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: mmpinganjira@uj.ac.za

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Track 5: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Asia

Dr. Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 6: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Australia and New Zealand

Professor Valerie Lindsay, Dean of Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE.  Email: valerielindsay@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. EmailRony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 7: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Central America and the Caribbean

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 8: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Europe

Dr. Jiri Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague 3, Czech Republic. Email: strouhal@vse.cz

Professor Philippe Coffre, Universitaire Leonard de Vinci Paris La Defense Cedex, France. Email: philippe.coffre@devinci.fr    

Track 9: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in the Middle East

Dr. Hayel Fakhoury, Arab Open University, Faculty of Business Studies, Jordan Branch, Jordan. Email: h_fakhoury@aou.edu.jo

Professor Yoosuf Cader, Zayed University, UAE. Email: yoosuf.cader@zu.ac.ae

Track 10: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in North America

Professor Abel Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Joseph Aiyeku, School of Business and Economics, Salem State University College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970-5353.  Email: joseph.aiyeku@salemstate.edu 

Dr. Lucyna Kornecki, College of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL,USA  32114. Email: korneckl@erau.edu  

Track 11: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in South America

Dr. Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 12: Economics, International Trade and Banking

Dr. Sarod Khandaker, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Email: skhandaker@swin.edu.au

Dr. Jiri Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague 3, Czech Republic. Email: strouhal@vse.cz

Track 13: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Professor Joseph Aiyeku, School of Business and Economics, Salem State University College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970-5353. Email: joseph.aiyeku@salemstate.edu 

Dr. Haitham Nobanee, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University Abu Dhabi, 59911, U.A.E. Email: nobanee@gmail.com;

Professor Arijit Sikdar, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Email: arijitsikdar@uowdubai.ac.ae

Prof Sandra  Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,  Port Elizabeth, South Africa 6031.Email: Sandra.perks@nmmu.ac.za

Track 14: Environmental Management/Environmental Marketing Issues

Derek Ong Lai Teik, Department Of Management and Economics, School Of Business, Sunway University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my 

Prof Sandra  Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,  Port Elizabeth, South Africa 6031.Email: Sandra.perks@nmmu.ac.za

Track 15: Ethics and Social Responsibility

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Professor Joo-Gim Heaney, Executive Dean, AIH Higher Education, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. Email: j.heaney@aih.nsw.edu.au

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 16: Finance, Foreign Direct Investments, Accounting and Taxation

Dr. Sarod Khandaker, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Email: skhandaker@swin.edu.au

Dr. Jiri Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague 3, Czech Republic. Email: strouhal@vse.cz

Dr. Lucyna Kornecki, College of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL,USA  32114. Email: korneckl@erau.edu  

Track 17: Globalization and International Management

Professor Abel Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Márta Konczosné Szombathelyi, Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Economics Marketing and Management Department, Hungary. Email: kszm@sze.hu

Professor Dagmar Caganova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia.  Email: Dagmar.caganova@stuba.sk

Maria Theresa Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M, The University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, U.A.E.  Email: maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

Track 18: Health Care Marketing and Management

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 19: Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety

Dr. Hayel Fakhoury, Arab Open University, Faculty of Business Studies, Jordan Branch, Jordan. Email: h_fakhoury@aou.edu.jo

Track 20: Industrial Marketing/Business-to-Business Marketing

Dr. Süle Edit, Department of Marketing, Széchenyi István University, Hungary. Email: sedit@sze.hu

Track 21: Information Systems, E-Commerce, E-Marketing

Derek Ong Lai Teik, Department Of Management and Economics, School Of Business, Sunway University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my  

CJP Niemand, Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.  Email: corn@uj.ac.za

Track 22: International Business in Emerging Economies

Professor Abel Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA. Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Joseph Aiyeku, School of Business and Economics, Salem State University College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970-5353.  Email: joseph.aiyeku@salemstate.edu 

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Professor Gwendolyn Rodrigues, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email: gwendolynrodrigues@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 23: International Marketing and Exporting

Dr. Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Track 24: Management and Organizational Behaviour

Dr. Süle Edit, Department of Marketing, Széchenyi István University, Hungary. Email: sedit@sze.hu

Dr. Payyazhi Jayashree, University of Wollongong in Dubai. Email: payyazhijayashree@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. Ritu Sehgal,  University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email: payyazhijayashree@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. Kavita Singh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, India. Email: kavita@fms.edu; kavitas22@gmail.com

Dr. Parisa Rungruang, College of Management, Mahidol University,  Bangkok 10400, Thailand. Email: parisa.run@mahidol.ac.th

Track 25: Marketing Management

Jilson Zimuto, Faculty of Commerce, Great Zimbabwe University,  Zimbabwe. Email: zimutojilson@gmail.com

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Professor Mercy Mpinganjira, Department of Marketing Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.  Email: mmpinganjira@uj.ac.za

Dr. Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au; craigcjulian@hotmail.com;

Professor K. Prakash Vel, University of Wollongong, Dubai, UAE. Email: PrakashVel@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 26: Marketing and Management of Education and Training

Professor Joo-Gim Heaney, Executive Dean, AIH Higher Education, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. Email: j.heaney@aih.nsw.edu.au

Jilson Zimuto, Faculty of Commerce, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe. Email: zimutojilson@gmail.com

Dr. Ali Bayani,  University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE.  Email:  alibhayani@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. R.C. Rootman, Department of  Business Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), MB1104, South Campus, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Email: chantal.rootman@nmmu.ac.za

Dr. Philips Olayide, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Email: polaideokunola49@yahoo.com

Track 27: Marketing and Management of Non Profit Organizations

Dr. Kavita Singh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, India. Email: kavita@fms.edu; kavitas22@gmail.com

Professor Kabelo Moeti, Public Management Department, Faculty of Humanities, Soshanguve campus, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Email: moetikb@tut.ac.za

Professor Sonja Verwey, Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za

Track 28: Promotion Strategy and Communication

Clarissa Muir, University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Email: cmuir@uj.ac.za

Dr. Marianne Doubell, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Email: Marianne.Doubell@nmmu.ac.za

Track 29: Public Administration

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Professor Kabelo Moeti, Public Management Department, Faculty of Humanities, Soshanguve campus, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Email: moetikb@tut.ac.za

Track 30: Services Marketing and Relationship Marketing

Professor Joo-Gim Heaney, Executive Dean,  AIH Higher Education, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia. Email: j.heaney@aih.nsw.edu.au

Professor Janelle Rose, James Cook University, School of Business, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 6811. Email:  janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Dr. Dixon-Ogbechi, Department of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. Email: dixonogbechi@yahoo.com

Dr. R. C. Rootman, Department of  Business Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), MB1104, South Campus, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Email: chantal.rootman@nmmu.ac.za

Track 31: Social Media

Derek Ong Lai Teik, Department Of Management and Economics, School Of Business, Sunway University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Email:  dereko@sunway.edu.my

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

CJP Niemand, Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: corn@uj.ac.za

Track 32: Strategic Management

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy,  University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email: mohanguruswamy@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au;  craigcjulian@hotmail.com;  

Track 33: Strategic Marketing

Dr. Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au;

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Dr. Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au;  craigcjulian@hotmail.com;  

Track 34: Sustainable Management/Sustainable Marketing

Professor Janelle Rose, James Cook University, School of Business, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 6811. Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Track 35: Technology/Research and Development

Professor Mohamed Watfa, University of Wollongong in Dubai. Email: mohamedwatfa@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 36: Tourism and Hospitality Marketing and Management

Professor Abel Femi Adekola, Dean, College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA.  Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Professor Greg  Kerr,  University of Wollongong in Dubai. Email: gregkerr@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 37: Transportation, Aviation and Aerospace Management

Dr. Balan Sundarakani, University of Wollogong in Dubai, UAE. Email: balansundarakani@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 38: Women in Leadership and Management

Dr. Marianne Doubell, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Email: Marianne.Doubell@nmmu.ac.za

Dr. Shireen Maged, Regional Academic Manager, Te Wananga o Aotearoa (Indigenous University of New Zealand), 15 Canning Crescent, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, shireen.maged@twoa.ac.nz; maged@vodafone.co.nz

Dr. Kavita Singh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, INDIA. Email: kavita@fms.edu; kavitas22@gmail.com

Professor Jana Sujanova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia.. Email: jana.sujanova@stuba.sk

Dr. Asima Shirazi, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email: asimashirazi@uowdubai.ac.ae

Professor Sonja Verwey, Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za

Professor Márta Konczosné Szombathelyi, Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Economics Marketing and Management Department, Hungary. Email: kszm@sze.hu

Track 39: Special Session – Doctoral Research Papers

Dr. Craig Julian, School of Commerce and Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Southern Cross University, P.O. Box 42, Tweed Heads N.S.W. 2485. Email: Craig.Julian@scu.edu.au;  craigcjulian@hotmail.com;  

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  

Dr. Shireen Maged, Regional Academic Manager, Te Wananga o Aotearoa (Indigenous University of New Zealand), 15 Canning Crescent, Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand, shireen.maged@twoa.ac.nz; maged@vodafone.co.nz

Dr. Alison Thirlwall, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE.  Email: alisonthirlwall@uowdubai.ac.ae

Track 40: Special Session – Legal issues, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science

Maria Theresa Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M, The University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, U.A.E.  Email: maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

INSTRUCTION FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

1. All Manuscripts should be emailed to (i) Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Executive Conference Director/ Program Chair: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.comogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org  and (ii) the track chair indicating track number preference(s). Manuscripts will then be sent to be double-blind, peer reviewed.

2. Manuscripts should be without spelling or grammatical errors and conform to the Harvard or American Psychological Association referencing style.

3. Each manuscript should have two covers. The first cover should contain the title, abstract, full authorship, authors’ academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and email addresses, acknowledgment of research sponsors and assistance. This should then be followed by another cover that only indicates the article title and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). This second cover should be followed by the full paper.

4. Manuscripts must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review elsewhere. You can submit (i) an abstract only paper of least 100 words but not more than one page, or (ii) a proposal/work in progress paper to be no longer than 5 pages, or (iii) a competitive paper but must be no longer than 15 pages or (iv) a literature review paper to be no longer than 15 pages. For every page that is over the specified number of pages, ten Australian dollars (A$10) per page will be charged.

5. Manuscripts should be single spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all four sides, saved as a Word Document.

The TITLE of your paper should be in BOLD capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font and centered. The author(s) name should also be centered and bold with the name of the author’s University underneath in non-bold letters.

All sub-headings (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION and REFERENCES) should be in BOLD capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font.

All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper and labelled at the top of the figure/table in bold letters. (e.g. Table 1: … or Figure 1: …)

All in-text sources must be recorded in full detail at the end of the paper in a reference list organised alphabetically using a left aligned, hanging indent format.

Publication in the Conference Proceedings: For an accepted paper to be published in the conference proceedings, at least one author will present the paper at the conference and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the proceedings and the copyright will belong to AWBMAMD unless you choose to publish only a one page abstract. The conference registration fee entitles you to present not more than 2 papers that you are one of the authors for. It also covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner.  The conference proceedings will be supplied to all conference participants and will have an ISBN. As every AWBMAMD conference is of national and international significance because they cover so many important areas, the proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public.

Although papers accepted for presentation as a result of the double-blind, peer review process will be published in the Proceedings (subject to meeting our publication requirements), the publication of the papers is not an endorsement of the content of any of the papers by the Academy. The Academy is not responsible for any claims made in any of the papers accepted for publication in the proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are solely responsible for the content, referencing of their papers, grammar, theories, positions, and terminology, set forth in proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are also responsible for ensuring that manuscripts they have submitted for publication in the proceedings have not been published elsewhere and contain no material previously published or written by another person, except when due reference is made in the text of the paper.

AWARD: There is a “Best Paper” Award. Best competitive papers at the Conference will also be considered to be double-blind reviewed again for possible publication in any of the following double-blind peer refereed journals:

  • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (ISSN 1324-5864)
  • Journal of Management and World Business Research ISSN (1449- 3179)
  • International Journal of Business and Marketing (ISSN 1448-9848) – New double blind peer refereed journal.
  • International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (ISSN 2201-3105) – New double blind peer refereed journal.

PRIZES AT THE CONFERENCE : Participants who register and pay registration fee as well as attend the conference dinner have a chance to win a free iPad or eReader through random drawing of tickets. If a number is drawn and the person with the ticket number is not available in the room when the number is drawn, another number will be drawn because the person whose number is drawn must be present to win the prize.  AWBMAMD organizers including  the Program Chair, the Associate Program Chair and the administrative staff of the institution hosting the conference cannot win this prize.

WHO CAN ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

PRESENTERS: People can attend the Conference if they have submitted a paper which has been double-blind peer reviewed and accepted and if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner. Each presenter will receive a Certificate of Participation and will automatically become a member of the Academy for two years.

NON-PRESENTERS: People can also attend the Conference as an observer to listen to the presentations of papers without presenting a paper of their own, if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Conference proceedings, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Conference Dinner. Each non-presenter will receive a Certificate of Attendance and can become an affiliated member of the Academy for two years.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT INVOICE

 For the registration form and payment invoice please click on the link below:

http://fs19.formsite.com/AWBMAMD/Conference_Registration/index.html

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS/HOTEL FOR THE CONFERENCE: Enquiries about local arrangements (e.g. hotel accommodation) should be directed to Associate Program Chair: Professor K. Prakash Vel, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE email: PrakashVel@uowdubai.ac.ae

THE MAIN HOTEL SELECTED FOR THE 2014 CONFERENCE: THE RAMADA JUMEIRAH HOTEL in Dubai http://ramadajumeirah.ae/ located on Al Mina Road has been selected as the 2014 AWBMAMD Conference Venue for the Welcome Address and Presentation of Papers.  This modern, clean new hotel with huge lobby, day light glass ceiling and surrounded by different kinds of restaurants and free scheduled shuttle bus to specific malls (Dubai Mall, Mercato Mall, etc) offers modern rooms – Classic, Deluxe, Superior, Premium and Suites, with internet, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and generous in-room amenities. It has a state-of-the-art Health Club and Spa, rooftop swimming pool and a sun deck with excellent views of the Dubai skyline including the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. It is about 20 minutes from the international airport and is situated close to some of the city’s main attractions and business hubs such as Sheikh Zayed Road, the Dubai World Trade Center, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Museum, Dubai Zoo etc.

Based on our negotiations with the hotel, the special room rates for AWBMAMD participants are:

AED 350 net (Classic Single Room occupancy), AED 375 net (Classic Double Room occupancy) per room per night, inclusive of 10% municipality fees, 10% service charge,complementary buffet breakfast at the Cuisines Restaurant and free  internet in rooms.

When making reservation for the Ramada Jumeirah Hotel by email or phone, please contact Ms. Monett (Sales Manager) – Email: rj-smsec@ramadajumeirah.ae; Phone +971503658116. Mention that you are participating in the 2014 AWBMAMD Conference between 11-14 August and the hotel will then be able to provide you with the above special room rate.

HOTEL CLOSE TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE: Mercure Gold Hotel is very close to the conference venue. It is a modern contemporary hotel also located on Al Mina Road. It is also close to Sheikh Zayed Road, the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Port Rashid, Dry Docks, Maritime city and 5 minutes away from Jumeirah Beach, and 20 minutes from the International Airport. Comprising 184-rooms/suites elegant in design, 3 food and beverage outlets, including a outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gymnasium and SPA facilities. It will give the following special room rate to AWBMAMD conference participants.

AED 350 net (single room rate), AED 375 net (Double room rate) per room per night,  inclusive of 10% municipality fees, 10% service charge, and buffet breakfast and internet.

When making reservation for the Mercure Gold Hotel by email or phone please contact: Ms. Evonne Sequeira, (Assistant Director – Sales) Email: evonne.sequeira@accor.com. Phone +97150-3685938; Fax: +97143459994. Website: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8500-mercure-gold-hotel-al-mina-road-dubai/index.shtml.

CHEAPER HOTELS TO CONSIDER:  Although there are a number of cheaper hotels you can select from in Dubai they are not very close to the Conference hotel.  Whatever hotel you consider staying at, the room rate per night to look for should be the net rate inclusive of 20% taxes, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi in room.

VISA ENTRY TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Embassy office in your country or region will be able to provide information regarding specific visa guidelines. A list of passports holders from countries that do not need a visa to visit UAE can be found on: http://www.emirates.com/au/english/plan_book/essential_information/visa_passport_information/uae_visas.aspx

CANCELLATION OF CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Any cancellation notification received by the Academy will be subject to the following refund policy:

  • 93% of the amount paid will be refunded if written cancellation is received on or before April 30th 2014
  • No refund if written cancellation is received after the paper has been scheduled for publication in the conference proceedings.