Event Date/Time: Mar 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 18, 2007
Registration Date: Mar 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jan 22, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2007
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Inaugural Conference on Business, Information and Management

School of Business and Management

American University of Sharjah,

March 17–18, 2006

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Business, information and management are huge…..growing….and more exciting than ever as digital communication through social networks requires innovative approaches to manage them effectively today and in the future. Executives need new approaches to manage online supply chain management, online customer relationship management, mass and business communication in general, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, online finance and marketing and other breakthrough technological advances.

Our Inaugural conference title is "Innovative Approaches to Business, Information and Management in the Digitally Networked World". We invite you to attend the conference, present your innovative approaches to the business, information and management in the digitally networked world, or to participate and learn innovative approaches to manage in the digitally networked world.

When you attend the BIMA conference, we also invite you to discover Sharjah and Dubai. Adjacent to Dubai, the emirate of Sharjah has tremendous economic and business opportunities and development. Sharjah also greatly values its cultural heritage, as evidenced by its 1998 UNESCO designation as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. Both Sharjah and Dubai will give you tremendous business as well as pleasure opportunities. This conference will provide a forum for those interested in doing business or research in this region to network with some of the most influential individuals and great thinkers in the region.

American University of Sharjah is one of the leading higher institutions in the Gulf region, offering more than 20 bachelor’s degree programs and seven master’s degree programs. The spring semester will welcome you with perfect weather in a beautiful, meticulously nurtured landscape. Students will welcome you with their poster exhibition and presentations of their most recent research.

The conference will cover almost all business disciplines, including economics and mass communication tracks. Conference tracks will include:


- Executive Compensation Determinants and Consequences

- Online Continuous Auditing

- Management Earnings Forecasts: Determinants and Investor Reaction

- Consequences of Regulation SOX (Financial Accounting and Reporting)

- Value Relevance of Accounting Numbers

- The Effects of IT Investment on Firm Performance

Business Law:

- The Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation on Business.

- The Effect of Privacy Laws on Data Flows both on Business and Country Borders.

- The Effect of Digital Discovery Requests on Business

- Developing Corporate Social Responsibility for Business.


- Using Public Relations to Manage Reputation in an Era of Low Trust

- Measurement for Accountability and ROI in Communication Programs

- Using PR/Advertising/IMC Effectively for Branding

- Blogs, Viral Campaigns and Buzz Marketing in the International Arena

- Enhancing Stock Value through Investor and Financial Relations PR


- The Effect of E-commerce on International Trade and Economic Growth

- Technology and Workers’ Mobility

- Technology, Education, and Economic Growth


- The Effect of IT on Corporate Finance

- Islamic Finance in the Digitally Networked World

- E-Investments

Information Assurance:

- Transborder Data Flows and Privacy Laws

- Social and Ethical Issues of Digital Business and Management

Information Technology:

- IT and Enterprises Integration Applications for Digital Business and Management

- Diffusion, Acceptance and IT Utilization in Business

Management Information Systems:

- Impact of E-Government in the Middle East

- Governmental Supports on Digital Business and Management

- Strategic Design and Applications on Digital Business and Management

- Global Business Process Management


- Buyer’ Behavior and E-tail Management

- Customer Relationship in E-commerce

- The Role of IT in Brand Management

- International Supply Networks

Medical applications of computing and informatics:

- Evaluating the Business Value of Medical Informatics

- Protecting Individual Medical Information in the Digitally Networked World

- Web Service Usage in Medical Information Searching Data from Insurance Perspective

Operation Management and Supply Chain Management:

- Supply Chain Performance Measurement

- E-business and Supply Integration

- Outsourcing and Off-Shoring

- Relationship Management in Supply Chains

Statistics and Decision Analysis:

- Statistical Decision Analysis

- Statistics in Practice

- Statistical Methods for Forecasting

- Quantitative Modeling


Additional Information

Full details of the conference, including an online call for papers form, are to be found at http://www.aus.edu/conferences/bima. The deadline for the call for papers (a title, short and extended abstract), panel and workshop is January 15, 2007. Proposals are reviewed within one week of submission. You may send your paper proposal directly to the track co-chairs. Their names and e-mail addresses are available on the Tracks and Topics page at http://www.aus.edu/conferences/bima. Also, please send a copy of your paper proposals, your panel and workshop proposals directly to bima@aus.edu. For general questions concerning the conference, please e-mail bima-questions@aus.edu. To register, please send an email to bima-register@aus.edu. We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope you will be able to join us in Sharjah. Yours Sincerely, Dr. Reza Barkhi and Dr. Kustim Wibowo Program co-chairs Phone: (971) 6 515 2328 or (971) 6 515 2456