WBM 2013 / San Francisco International Research Conference for the Management Disciplines (WBM)

Venue: Westfield Center / San Francisco, California

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 05, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (PST) End Date/Time: Apr 06, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (PST)
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2013 Time: 23:59:00 - (PST)
Paper Submission Date: Mar 02, 2013 Time: 23:59:00 - (PST)
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The WBM 2013 / San Francisco International Research Conferences is an academic research conference that focuses on the management disciplines.

The conference is actively seeking research papers/abstracts on the following areas:

Business Policy and Strategy, Conflict Management, Entrepreneurship, Gender and Diversity, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Law, Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Information Systems Management, International Management, Knowledge Management, Labor and Unions, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Sociology, Operations Management, Organization Theory, Organizational Communication, Public / Non Profit Management, Technology and Innovation Management.

The conference takes place at the highly desirable Westfield Center / San Francisco State University Downtown San Francisco location above the most beautiful and well-situated shopping centers/conference facilities in the western USA.

The WBM conferences focuses on academic research by professors and students and publishes three academic journals associated with the conference:  Management & Education Review, Western Journal of  Human Resource Management, & Journal of Business Management & Change.  These journals exclusively publish the research of the WBM conference attendees.

We are now accepting submissions (full papers or abstracts).

The WBM conferences have been held throughout the world including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Paris France, Honolulu Hawaii and San Francisco.  We have other conferences planned for Rome Italy and London England.




Additional Information

The conference takes place April 5-6, 2013 in San Francisco with the majority of paper presentations on Saturday April 6, 2013.

The conference facility is the most modern and high-tech in the United States and offers and unmatched experience for all attendees. 

The facility is directly above the largest subway station in San Francisco, and provides direct and easy access via the BART, MUNI and bus systems of San Francisco.  You can even take a train directly from the SF airport terminal to the conference facility.

The last SF WBM conference had a free theatre night for all attendees that included business plays.  This was a first ever event for such a conference.

Exhibits included

he WBM2013 / San Francisco submission deadline is March 1, 2013 by midnight.  You may submit at anytime from  now up to this time.  We will give a more rapid response; typically averaging 3-5 days for abstracts.  THUS, submit in November and you will find out in November if your paper OR abstract has been accepted.

Either an abstract of full paper is sufficient for presentation in the conference.  Many past attendees ultimately submitted research notes or full papers to be considered in one of the three conference journals.  You are not required to submit the full paper for presentation.

We will accept papers and abstracts in electronic form:

1)   Full papers - no page limitations

2)   Abstracts - no limit on submission; final published draft of abstract cannot be more than 250 words when it is published in the program, but may be of any length for conference submission.

Please choose from the paper topics to the right.  You may choose more than one topic area as needed.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to wbmconference@yahoo.com.

Submission Guidelines

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.
Electronic submissions or abstracts and summaries should be in Rich-text-format (RTF) or Microsoft Word format or plain text. If an author has need of special symbols that are likely to display incorrectly in a electronic submission please send an additional version of the documents in Adobe Acrobat format (i.e. PDF) with fonts embedded.

Abstract Preparation

Please include the following within the body of the eMail:

1. Title
2. Author(s)
3. Affiliation
4. Text of Abstract (no more than 250 words)

3)    Alternate

If you are having trouble submitting in any of the above methods, please email us at profess2000@yahoo.com and we may be able to work out another means.

Submission email:


Submission address:

Edward H. Hernandez, Ph.D
WBM 2012
Professor of Management/HR
California State University Stanislaus
College of Business Administration
One University Circle
Turlock, CA  95382
You are strongly encouraged to submit your paper or abstract electronically to:


If you have any questions or concerns please don't be afraid to contact us at 209-535-3434 or via email at the address above.

2012 Note:  We are especially interested in research papers dealing with innovative methods for teaching business/management classes.  We will be having several special issues of our journals focusing on teaching methods.  The new journal  Management & Education Review will have the premier issue with research from the WBM conference.


A.Business Policy and Strategy
B.Conflict Management
D.Gender and Diversity
E.Health Care Management
F.Human Resource Management
G.Human Resource Law
H.Industrial / Organizational Psychology
I.Information Systems Management
J.International Management
K.Knowledge Management
L.Labor and Unions
M.Management Consulting
N.Management Education
O.Management History
P.Marketing Management
Q.Organizational Behavior
R.Organizational Sociology
S.Operations Management
T.Organization Theory
U.Organizational Communication
V.Public / Non Profit Management
W.Technology and Innovation Management