APPLIED BUSINESS RESEARCH CONFERENCE: October 09-2009 (ABRC-2009)

Venue: Conference Ceneter Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, Fedral, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2009
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2009
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Description

APPLIED BUSINESS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
TRANSFORMING INFORMATION INTO KNOWLEDGE
(ABRC-2009)

Research & Development Forum, Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University, Islamabad Pakistan


SHAHBAZ S. GILL, PhD
CONFERENCE CHAIR
drshahbaz@iiu.edu.pk

FAROOQ HUSSAIN
Program Chair
farooq.fms@iiu.edu.pk
JAVED IQBAL, PhD
Conference Co Chair
binsadiq@hotmail.com
IMRAN M. QURESHI
Proceedings Editor
i_m_q@iiu.edu.pk

CALL FOR PAPERS
The second “Applied Business Research Conference: Transforming Information into Knowledge” will be held at International Islamic University the Faisal Mosque Campus, Islamabad Pakistan, on 9th and 10th October, 2009 and is organized and hosted by Graduate School of Management, Research & Development Forum, IIUI, Pakistan. The aim of the Conference is to provide opportunities for researcher, practitioners and academicians to share their insight on the development and challenges in all areas related to the field of Business Management and Economics. This conference will be a gathering platform for academicians & business communities to discuss and share their work-in-progress on current issues relating to the business management efforts in the Pakistani context. Through stimulations of cross-disciplinary and cross academic-practitioner discussions and networking, participants can further enhance and enrich their knowledge on the dynamism of business management environment.

Papers describing original works in all aspects of Business Management and Economics are invited. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Advertising / Marketing Communication Issues
• Buyer Behavior
• Leadership and Change Management
• Organizational Politics
• Risk Management
• Financial Management
• Human Resource Management
• Conceptual and Theoretical Papers
• Supply Chain Management / Pricing
• Market Orientation and Relationship Marketing
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Marketing in International and Cross Cultural Environments
• Research Methodologies /Empirical Generalizations
• Personal Selling and Sales Management
• Public Management
• Public Health Management
• Services Marketing
• Services Management • Strategic Issues
• Marketing and Information Management
• Enterprise Resource Management
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• Entrepreneurship/Innovation and Creativity/New Product Development
• E-Business
• E-Marketing
• E-Commerce
• E-Government
• Islamic Banking
The conference welcomes academics (business students, professors and administrators), as well as corporate / government executives to share their work-in-progress research or completed research papers. Participants may organize discussion panels, present papers, participate in poster sessions, chair sessions, discuss papers, participate in round-table discussions, or simply observe. To ORGANIZE PANELS please e-mail your proposal to Conference Chair. To participate as a PRESENTER please submit ABSTRACTS and/or PAPERS:

All papers and abstracts will be reviewed by appropriate scholars, program chair and conference chair. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Paper/Abstract Submission: To submit a proposal, provide an Abstract or Complete Research Paper with the title, Authors name(s), addresses, telephone numbers and email to the Conference Chair at rdf@iiu.edu.pk or drshahbaz@iiu.edu.pk. All proposals will be blind peer reviewed. The “Best Paper” of the Conference will be recognized in the Conference Proceedings. The deadline for submission of abstract is August 15, 2009. Only electronic submissions are accepted.
IMPORTANT DATES
15th August 2009 Final submission of Abstract/Full Paper
31st August 2009 Registration Deadline
9th and 10th October 2009 Conference days

REGISTRATION:
Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be required to register by 31st August, 2009. The registration fee for each participant is Rs. 1000/-. The registration fee includes the Conference Program, abstract publication in conference program, admission to all conference sessions and activities, refreshment breaks.

Conference Certificate
Each participant would be given an official ABRC-2009 conference participation certificate for attendance affirmation/authentication.

Conference Package
All registered participants will be given a conference package containing ABRC-2009 research material

ACCOMMODATION:
For out of station participants limited accommodations are available on a first come first serve basis at a nominal charge rate of Rs. 1000/- per night.
INSTRUCTIONS:
All submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
• If you wish to have your Abstract published in the conference program, submit an electronic copy on or before August 15, 2009.
• If you wish to have your paper published in the refereed conference proceedings, submit an electronic copy. Double-spaced, on or before August 15, 2009, though earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. Papers will be reviewed and final decisions will be made and communicated no later than August 31, 2009. Revisions should be expected. Final manuscripts, in required format, (see complete guidelines on the website).
• Receipt of all electronic submissions will be acknowledged as soon as received.
• Manuscript submissions should include a separate title page on each copy, listing all authors, their affiliations, addresses, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses, if available. For papers with multiple authors, indicate the author with whom we should correspond. List only the manuscript title in the main body of the paper, abstract, or proposal to allow for blind review.
• All papers will be subjected to a blind review process. They will be judged primarily on the basis of original contribution to scholarship, overall quality, and interest to the Association's members. Reviewers' comments will be provided to authors when notified of the Program Committee decisions.
• Accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings only if at least one author registers and attends the conference.
FOR REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Applied Business Research Conference 2009,
Research & Development Forum, Graduate School of Management,
Room No. A-021, Faculty Block -2
International Islamic University, H-10, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9019499 or +0092-300-5053453
Fax: +92-51-9257944
E-mail: rdf@iiu.edu.pk.
Website: http://www.iiu.edu.pk/ABRC2009/

Venue

E-7 International Islamic University Islamabad
Islamabad
Fedral
Pakistan
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