International Conference on Business & Public Policy (ICBPP 2009)

Venue: Northern Illinois University - Rockford Campus

Location: Rockford, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 25, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2009
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The 2009 International Conference on Business & Public Policy
(ICBPP 2009)

Northern Illinois University, Rockford Campus
April 24-25, 2009


The aim of ICBPP 2009 is to provide a forum for the academic study of business and public policy (BAPP), which is concerned with public policy development, as well as with changing corporate structures and practices. The conference will welcome submissions from scholars, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and other practitioners on any aspect in the field of BAPP, especially topics dealing with corporate governance, organizational ethics, the political influence of business, the integration of BAPP analysis with strategic management, leadership, sustainable business development, and multinational business-society relationships. It is also a goal of the conference to foster inspiration, skills, ideas, and enjoyment.

Call for Papers

The following topics can be covered in your submission and presentation:

Business Education
Business Communication
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Resources
Information Networking
International Business Leadership Management
Organizational Behavior
Public Policy
Research Methodology
Socially Responsible Investing
Stakeholder Theory
Sustainable Development

# Please note that your submission is not limited to the above-mentioned topics and cross-disciplinary works are highly encouraged.
# Paper submission deadline is December 31, 2008 and early submissions are welcomed.
# Notification of acceptance of paper for presentation at ICBPP 2009 will be on or before January 31, 2009.
# Final papers expected by March 31, 2009 for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
# All papers should be submitted by email to Dr. Jude D. Edwards, Director of Conferences at IRGB. The email address is

Who should attend?

The conference, aimed at a range of academics, business practitioners, researchers, graduate students, and other business stakeholders will bring together an international interdisciplinary audience in order to share knowledge and experience.

Faculty: Anyone interested in the following teaching areas should attend: Accounting, business and organizational communication, business education, business ethics, business law, case studies related to business, computer information systems, decision sciences, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, leadership issues, management, management information systems, marketing, public administration, taxes, teaching (all areas of business), cross-disciplinary areas of business with other areas are also encouraged.

Non-Academic Personnel/Researchers: This conference is designed to offer non-academic professionals, i.e., non-academic researchers, corporate executives and managers, entrepreneurs, leaders of not-for-profit organizations, and the like an opportunity to increase their awareness about the world of business and leadership. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for these participants to network with peers and other professionals.

Graduate Students: The conference welcomes participation of graduate students as session presenters, reviewers, or attendees. Graduate students in any related discipline will find the conference very stimulating and enlightening.

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Conference Registration

Early-Bird Registration: $195.00.

Students (Early-Bird): $95.00.

After March 15, 2009 (Everyone): $295.00

The registration fee includes meals and a copy of the conference proceedings. One must register in order to present at the conference.

Register online at:
or make a check payable to Institute for Research on Global Business.

Please make checks payable to:
Institute for Research on Global Business

Checks should be mailed to:
Institute for Research on Global Business (IRGB)
6957 Olde Creek Road, Ste. 2300
Rockford, IL 61114
United States of America

Types of Submissions

Research Papers: Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed above.

Student Papers: Research done by students in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

Case Studies: Case studies in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

Work-in-Progress or Proposals for Future Research: Incomplete research or ideas for future research in order to generate discussion and feedback in any of the topic areas listed above or related areas.

Reports on Issues Related to Teaching: Reports related to innovative instruction techniques or research related to teaching in any of the topic areas listed above, or related areas.


The conference provides three publication outlets:

1. Journal of Business and Public Policy (JBPP)
2. International Business and Technology Review (IBTR)
3. ICBPP 2009 Proceedings


Northern Illinois University, Rockford Campus
8500 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Tel: 815-332-7339

For more information about the conference center, visit:

Accommodation: Local Hotel Information

NIU Rockford has partnered with area hotels located near the Center. When making reservations please let them know that you are attending a conference at NIU Rockford to ensure the best rate.

Hilton Garden Inn
7675 Walton St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Baymont Inn
662 North Lyford Road
Rockford, IL 61108
815- 229-8200

Courtyard by Marriott
7676 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Sweden House Lodge
4605 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

For more information about these hotels, go to:

Rockford & Its Attractions

Rockford is a mid-sized city located on both banks of the Rock River in far northern Illinois. Rockford is about 50 miles NW of Chicago and is often referred to as “The Forest City.” It has a population of over 155,000, making it the third-largest city in Illinois after Chicago and Aurora. The Rockford metro area has a population of about 340,000.

Rockford has numerous attractions for visitors and residents alike, regardless of what your interests might be. Whether you like arts and culture, performing arts and theater, parks and gardens, outdoor sports and recreation, or one of a dozen other activities, the Rockford area has thousands of fun things to do and see.

For fun things to do in or around Rockford, please visit:

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8500 East State Street
United States