The First International Conference on Applied Business and Economics- Oman at Crossroads: The Transf

Venue: Sohar

Location: Sohar, Oman

Event Date/Time: Mar 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2009
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The First International Conference on Applied Business and Economics - Oman at Crossroads: The Transformation of an oil Economy 30 March 2009 to 31 March 2009 Sohar, Oman Conference Theme: Omans economy is heavily reliant on oil revenues which account for about 75% of the country’s export earnings and 40% of its GDP. With declining oil production, the Government has devoted considerable resources to diversify the countrys economy. Original research papers are invited on all the relevant areas of conference that may facilitate the transformation process of the economy. Some of the relevant areas are suggested as under: Activity based costing to parameter based costing Banks to financial institutions and markets Closed innovation to open innovation Conventional to Islamic banking Corporate governance with shareholders as owners to managers as owners Corporate social responsibility to organizational total performance Crises management to development of organizational resilience Data base management system to enterprise resource planning E-business to M-business Economic growth to diversified economy for sustainable development Financial options to real options Hospitality management to tourism economics Information technology to information and communication technology Legal and regulatory environment to ethical standards Managing giant multinational to nurturing micro and small businesses Managing personnel to intellectual capital management Managing risk to risk-return optimization Managing change to creation of flexible organization Mass production to flexible manufacturing Meeting demand to creating demand Oil and gas accounting to productivity accounting Oil economy to non-oil economy Petro-dollar to GCC currency Pollution standards to greenhouse accounting Portfolio of investments to portfolio of organizational assets Profitable organization to learning organization Quality control to assurance science Science & technology park to embedded entrepreneurship culture Technological innovations to viable business models Traditional accounting practices to uniform accounting standards Vendor selection to supplier asset management Windows based to web based applications