Venue: Quebec City, Canada

Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 04, 2005
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Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences


XIII International Conference

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
July 20-22, 2005

Submission Deadline: April 4, 2005

The 2005 International Conferences of the Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences will bring together leaders and scholars from business, academia, and government from all over the world---both the developed and developing economies---to discuss and share ideas and to work together to meet the challenges of their respective disciplines and of the emerging world order.

The XIII International Conference, scheduled for July 20-22, 2005, will be held at the following venue located in Université Laval.

Direction générale de la formation continue
Pavillon La Laurentienne, bureau 1364
Québec, G1K 7P4

A block of rooms is reserved exclusively for ABAS delegates at summer residences of Laval University at very reasonable prices of C$ 46.01 (incl. taxes) for single occupancy and C$57.51 (incl. taxes) for double occupancy.

To review the rooms and rates, please visit http://www.sres.ulaval.ca/

For those who would prefer the amenities of a hotel for their stay, negotiations are in progress. Please watch this site for updates.

The conference will be conducted in English.

Proposals for presentations, panel symposia, and workshops are invited in the following fourteen broad subject categories. Related topics will also be considered. Proposals with a special focus on Emerging Economies are especially encouraged.

[01] Management [including General Management, International Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Science]
[02] International Business
[03] Management Science
[04] Finance
[05] Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems
Information Science
[06] Marketing
[07] Accounting
[08] Economics
[09] Research Methods
[10] Healthcare Management & Hospital Administration
[11] Public Administration
[12] Business Law
[13] Production/Operations Management
[14] Allied Disciplines
[15] Academic Administration, Reflections on life in Academe
[16] Hospitality Management
[17] E-Commerce, Information Technology

Presentations are scheduled for 25 minutes including discussion and must be made by an individual speaker. Panel symposia are three or more related presentations by different speakers and must be proposed by the lead speaker. In the case of presentations involving a significant experiential component, a workshop proposal would be appropriate.

Submission of a proposal implies a commitment to register for and attend the Conference. The maximum number of roles (as presenter, author, session chair, or symposium panelist) for any given individual is three.

Prospective speakers for each conference are invited to send: (a) two typed copies of the Abstract Submission Form for the appropriate conference (b) a brief biographical sketch not exceeding two pages per person, and (c) a check, money order or a bank draft for US$100 abstract fee payable to The Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences. The abstract fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied toward the lead presenter's conference registration fee for all accepted proposals. In the event the proposal is not accepted for the conference, the abstract fee will be returned.

Submission of Abstracts
The Abstract Submission form is provided on the last page of this brochure. If additional forms are needed, a photocopy of the form may be used. The abstract should provide a clear statement of the major points to be made in the presentation, panel symposium, or workshop and must be received by April 4, 2005.

Overhead projectors and screens and flip charts with markers will be provided in all conference sessions. Other specialized equipment, if any (such as PC projectors, Slide Projectors) will be arranged at the presenter's expense subject to availability provided a request is made in writing at the time of submission of the proposal.

If you are interested in participating as a session chair, please contact the Program Chair during March 31-April 10, 2005.

Early Bird Registration... Received by May 1, 2005................. US$395

Regular Registration....... Received by June 1, 2005............... US$455

Late Registration.......... Received after June 1, 2005............ US$495

Full-time students qualify for a reduction of US$50 in the above schedule of registration fee upon production of appropriate documentation certified by the Head of the Department or the Dean.

The registration fee is per person and will cover:
.Full admission to all conference sessions
.Lunch on the dates the concurrent sessions are scheduled
.Coffee breaks on the dates the concurrent sessions are schedule

Banquet Dinner, to be held on the last day of the conference, is not included and will cost an additional US$79 if paid along with registration (or US$89, if paid separately, or at site].

Spouse/companion registration is available on payment of an additional fee as specified in the registration form.

ABAS reserves the right to cancel or to make substitutions for one or more meal events in the event of unforeseen exigencies.

All attendees, including presenters of invited as well contributed papers, speakers, panel symposia participants, and session chairs must register and pay the registration fee.

All cancellations after fees have been paid will result in a cancellation fee of US$200. Cancellation requests received after June 1, 2005 will be processed after the conference.

Remittances to ABAS toward abstract submission fee and/or registration fee should be normally made by means of a check or bank draft in the correct amount drawn on any bank in the U.S. and made payable to the Academy of Business & Administrative Sciences. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Delegates from some countries may find the following alternative modes of remittance more cost-effective and/or expedient: (a) Inter-Bank Wire Transfer involving an additional charge of US$25 to cover handling charges. Details for wire transfer will be provided upon request. (b) Dollar Traveler Checks: Remittances may also be made by US Dollar Travelers' Checks duly endorsed to the Academy of Business & Administrative Sciences, countersigned and sent by Registered Mail.

Accepted and presented papers will be eligible for inclusion in the Electronic Proceedings of 2005 ABAS International Conference to be composed and maintained at the conference web site. In order to be included in the Electronic Proceedings, full papers must be prepared and submitted strictly according to the instructions to be made available via the Conference web site by March 30, 2005. Deadline for receipt of full papers for inclusion in the Electronic Proceedings is August 1, 2005. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The web site for the Electronic Proceedings is expected to be ready by October 2005. There will be no hard-copy proceedings.

Web-site for 2005 ABAS International Conference can be accessed at http://www.sba.muohio.edu/abas/
Conference Registration Forms may be downloaded from the web-site. Final program as well as updates, if any will be posted on the conference web-site. Information and updates provided on the conference web site will supersede the printed brochure.

Québec City, about a 3-hour drive from Montréal, is the capital of the province of Québec. It offers a pleasant mix of old world charm and modern conveniences. The historic district of Quebec, declared a World Heritage Treasure by UNESCO, is among the region’s many finest attractions. The focal point of economic development in Eastern Québec, Québec City is not only the cradle of French Civilization in North America, it is also a city of vibrant culture, a busy seaport, and is among the fastest expanding economies in the areas of high technology and information technology. Québec City has been ranked 16th among world destinations and 8th among favorite North American city and state destinations.

ABAS cannot accept any responsibility or liability for losses or damages of any type to conference delegates or their companions either during or as a direct or indirect result of the conference. All delegates and companions are advised to check their own personal insurance provisions and obtain any additional coverages as desired.

[Please download the conference submission form from the conference web site www.sba.muohio.edu/abas/]