2018 – Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference in Athens, Greece
17-20 July 2018

 

Call for Papers Due Date: January 20, 2018

 Conference Program Chair and Executive Director: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun (PhD), Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org

 Conference Theme: Marketing, Managing and Financing Organizations in International and Local Environments

Organizations today are functioning in an increasingly complex, competitive, and dynamic global environment that requires the utilization of functional interdisciplinary functional skills vital for successfully marketing, managing and financing organizations in international and local environments.  The Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) aims to share research knowledge that exists in the world in various areas of business through double blind peer review conference papers and publications.  The conference is inviting papers in all areas that will shed some light on issues that are of paramount importance to managing, marketing and financing organizations successfully.  Manuscripts for the 8th Biennial 2018 AWBMAMD conference are invited in terms of competitive papers, case studies, research in progress, special sessions and doctoral research papers in any of the various track areas specified on this website which include marketing, management, finance, accounting, human resource management, organizational behaviour, information technology and systems, foreign direct investment, e-business/e-marketing, education administration, economics, tourism and hospitality, transportations, health care, entrepreneurship, business law, leadership style, privatization, management and marketing of online institutions etc.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE AWBMAMD CONFERENCE

  1. Publication in Internationally Recognized Refereed Journals: Outstanding competitive papers will be selected to be considered to be double blind reviewed for publication in the following internationally recognized double blind, peer reviewed journals that are indexed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and EBSCO’s research data base of academic journals:  Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (JIME) ISSN 1324-5864; Journal of Management and World Business Research (JOMAWBR) ISSN 1449-3179. They can also be selected to be double blind reviewed for publication in any of the following new double blind, peer reviewed journals:  International Journal of Business and Marketing (IJBAM) ISSN 1448-9848; International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (IJBSSHE) ISSN 2201-3105.
  2. Award for Best Doctoral Research Paper/Graduate Research Paper: A Certificate and AUD250 will be awarded for Best Doctoral Research Paper/Master Degree Research Paper.
  3. Award for Best Competitive Paper: A Certificate will be awarded for Best Competitive Paper. Commendation Certificates will also be awarded to a number of very good papers.
  4. Publication in Refereed Conference Proceedings: If your paper is accepted through the double blind, peer review process and presented at the conference it will be published in the Conference Proceedings that has an ISBN. Participants will also receive a printed “Book of Abstracts” that will be published on our website.
  5. Certificate of Membership and Participation: You will receive a signed and sealed Certificate of Membership and Participation for presenting a paper(s) at the Conference. If coming as a non-presenter you will receive a Certificate of Membership from the Academy.
  6. Chance of Winning a free iPad or tablet: All delegates (presenters and non-presenters) who have paid their registration fee and who attend the Conference Dinner have a chance to win a free iPad or tablet through random drawing of tickets. (The person whose number is drawn must be present at the Conference Dinner to win the prize).  However, AWBMAMD organizers including the Program Chair, the Associate Program Chair and the administrative staff of the institution hosting the conference cannot win this prize.
  7. Networking Opportunity: You will have opportunities to network with participants from many countries around the world.

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.

 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.

Types of Papers for Submission:

Your submission can be in any of the following four categories.

• An abstract only paper (must be no longer than 200 words) or

• A proposal/work in progress paper (must be no longer than 5 pages) or

• A competitive full paper (must be no longer than 15 pages) or

• A literature review paper (must be no longer than 15 pages and needs to provide theoretical insights based on reviews of relevant literature).

VENUE IN ATHENS, GREECE: To be announced later.

 TRACK AREAS AND CHAIRS 

Track 1: Agribusiness Management/Marketing

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, university of wisconsin1 University Plaza, Platteville, USA. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Track 2: Business, Marketing and Management in Transitional Economies

Dr Bhaskar Bhowmick, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.  Email: bhowmickb@gmail.com

 Track 3: Consumer Behaviour and Psychology

Dr Fanny Fongyee Chan, Department of Marketing, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong. Email: fannychan@hsmc.edu.hk

Prof. Mercy Mpinganjira, Director, School of Consumer Intelligence & Information Systems, College of Business and Economics; South Africa.  Email: mmpinganjira@uj.ac.za

Dr Janelle Rose, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University, Qld, Australia. Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

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

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

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

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, university of wisconsin1 University Plaza, Platteville, USA. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

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

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, university of wisconsin1 University Plaza, Platteville, USA. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu 

Professor 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 6: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in America

Dr Christina A. Dolkiewicz, Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, USA: Email:

cadolkie@comcast.net; christina.a.dolkiewicz@boeing.com

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 Australia and New Zealand

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

Loukas N. Anninos, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece

Email: lanninos@unipi.gr

Track 9: Economics, International Trade and Banking

Anthony P Wood, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Email: anthony.wood@cavehill.uwi.edu

Track 10: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Prof Sandra Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Port Elizabeth,

South Africa. Email: Sandra.Perks@nmmu.ac.za;

Dr Marta Konczosné Szombathelyi, Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Leadership and Organizational Communication. Hungary.  Email: kszm@sze.hu

Dr Bhaskar Bhowmick, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.  Email: bhowmickb@gmail.com

Track 11: Environmental Management/Environmental Marketing Issues

Professor 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 12: Ethics, Legal Issues and Social Responsibility

Clarissa Muir, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: cmuir@uj.ac.za;

Track 13: Finance, Foreign Direct Investments, Accounting and Taxation

Anthony P Wood, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Email: anthony.wood@cavehill.uwi.edu

Track 14: Globalization and International Management

Dr Marta Konczosné Szombathelyi, Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Leadership and Organizational Communication. Hungary.  Email: kszm@sze.hu

Professor 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 15: Health Care Marketing and Health Care Management

Dr Kenneth K Rucha, Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs, Culture and Social Services, Tharaka Nithi County Government, Kenya; (and also Kenyatta University, Department of Health  Service Management and Informatics, Kenya) Email:  kennethrucha@gmail.com

Clarissa Muir, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: cmuir@uj.ac.za;

Track 16: Information Systems, E-Commerce, E-Marketing

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

Prof. Mercy Mpinganjira, Director, School of Consumer Intelligence & Information Systems, College of Business and Economics; South Africa.  Email: mmpinganjira@uj.ac.za

Track 17: International Business, International Marketing, International Management and International Relations

Professor 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 18: Management, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management

Dr Lida Holtzhausen, School of Communication Studies, North-West University, South Africa. Email: Lida.Holtzhausen@nwu.ac.za

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

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

Track 19: Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Research, Pricing Strategy, New Product Development etc.

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

Track 20: Marketing and Management of Education and Training

Dr Janelle Rose, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University, Qld, Australia. Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Track 21: Marketing and Management of Non Profit Organizations and Public Administration

Dr Lida Holtzhausen, School of Communication Studies, North-West University, South Africa. Email: Lida.Holtzhausen@nwu.ac.za

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

Track 22: Social Media, Promotion, Marketing Communication; and Digital Marketing

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

Dr Fanny Fongyee Chan, Department of Marketing, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong. Email: fannychan@hsmc.edu.hk

Track 23: Services Marketing and Relationship Marketing

Dr Janelle Rose, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University, Qld, Australia. Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Track 24: Sustainable Management/Sustainable Marketing

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

Track 25: Technology/Research and Development and Innovation

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

Clarissa Muir, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: cmuir@uj.ac.za;

Track 26: Tourism and Hospitality Marketing; Tourism and Hospitality Management

Prof Sandra Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Email: Sandra.Perks@nmmu.ac.za;

Dr Janelle Rose, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University, Qld, Australia. Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Track 27: Transportation, Aviation and Aerospace Management

Dr Christina A. Dolkiewicz, Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, USA: Email: cadolkie@comcast.net; christina.a.dolkiewicz@boeing.com

Track 28: Women in Leadership and Management

Dr Christina A. Dolkiewicz, Boeing Company, Long Beach, California, USA: Email: cadolkie@comcast.net; christina.a.dolkiewicz@boeing.com

Dr Marta Konczosné Szombathelyi, Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Leadership and Organizational Communication. Hungary.  Email: kszm@sze.hu

Prof Sandra Perks, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Email: Sandra.Perks@nmmu.ac.za;

Track 29: Doctoral Research/Master degree Research Papers

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

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

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

INSTRUCTION FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Authors must adhere to the following guidelines.

1. Email all manuscripts to:

(i) Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Executive Conference Director/ Program Chair using the following two email addresses:
ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.comogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.org

(ii) Copy your email to the track chair(s). If necessary authors can contact the Executive Conference Director/ Program chair to seek guidance on matching their papers to track area(s).  When the manuscript is received it will be sent out to be double-blind, peer reviewed. Outcomes of paper submissions will be sent within 3-4 weeks of receiving papers.

2. Manuscripts should 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 200 words, or (ii) a proposal/work in progress paper no longer than 5 pages, or (iii) a competitive paper no longer than 15 pages or (iv) a literature review paper no longer than 15 pages. For every page that is over the specified number of pages, ten Australian dollars (AUD10) 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. Send the manuscript 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(s) 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 centered on page. The title should be in alignment with the left margin, above the table/figure in bold letters. (e.g. Table 1: … or Figure 1: … ).  Source (if necessary) should be centered under the table/figure.

All in-text sources must be recorded in full detail at the end of the paper in a reference list organised alphabetically using APA or Harvard style.

PUBLICATION IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

For an accepted paper to be published in the conference proceedings, at least one author must present the paper at the conference and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the proceedings. The copyright will belong to AWBMAMD unless you choose to publish only a one page abstract.

As stated before, outstanding competitive papers will be selected to be considered to be double blind reviewed for publication in the following internationally recognized double blind, peer reviewed journals that are indexed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and EBSCO’s research data base of academic journals:  Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (JIME) ISSN 1324-5864; Journal of Management and World Business Research (JOMAWBR) ISSN 1449-3179. They can also be selected to be double blind reviewed for publication in any of the following new double blind, peer reviewed journals:  International Journal of Business and Marketing (IJBAM) ISSN 1448-9848; International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (IJBSSHE) ISSN 2201-3105.

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, the proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public. After the conference, with effect from 2018, a Book of Abstracts may  be published on the website.

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.

Conference Registration Fees in AUD

$765 Full Registration not later than 2 May ’18

$699 Early Registration not later than 14 March ’18

$664 Super Early Registration not later than 28 Feb ’18

Additional $76.50 Late fee after 2 May and not later than 6 June ’18

$665 Full Registration for full-time Students not later than 2 May ’18

$599 Early Registration for full-time Students not later than 14 March ’18

$569 Super Early Registration for full-time Students not later than 28 Feb ’18

Additional $66.50 Late fee after 2 May and not later than 6 June ’18

$35 Guest Ticket for Monday Welcome Cocktail Party

$55 Guest Ticket for Wednesday Conference Dinner

Credit Card Payment Page: http://tiny.cc/AWBMAND_Conf_Pymt

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