International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC)

Venue: London,

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 08, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 07, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 07, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2011
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ITARC - London 2011

International Trade & Academic Research Conference

Co-hosted by the

Academy of Business and Retail Management , Journal of Business and Retail Management
Research & London College of Management Studies

Venue: Wembley Plaza, London Dates: 7th and 8th November 2011

Overview of the conference

Conference Objectives

Who should attend ITARC – London 2011

Benefits of ITARC – London 2011

Notes for Authors

Important Dates


Venue: Wembley Plaza, London

Overview of the conference

The dynamics of international trade have taken on an added significance in the light of the challenges created by the recent global financial crisis. Entire sectors and even nations have begun to reassess their trading relationships and the more enlightened are eager to gain an insight into the theories and processes that have helped certain economies to weather the storm. The emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are demanding greater attention and ensuring that practitioners and academics alike invest more time and resources in understanding where their economies are at and how they will shape future of international trade.

Since the Doha Development Round (Doha Development Agenda - DDA) began in late 2001 the issue of international trade has gained greater prominence. This academic conference is intended to contribute to the emerging theoretical understanding and empirical base and to further advance the understanding and practice of business especially international trade & management. We welcome empirical and theoretical papers which advance our knowledge of these important areas. This conference will be the platform for dissemination of knowledge, provide a learned reference in the field and facilitate communication between academic, research experts, business leaders and practitioners. The following list is indicative of the types of contributions which may be appropriate. However, it is not intended to be exhaustive and rather is illustrative:
Subject Coverage

Examples of topics appropriate to the conference include:
The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
International Trade in the context of the current economic climate
Transparency in government procurement
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Remittances and their part in trade and export development
The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
The linkages between global trade and corporate social responsibility
The language and rhetoric of import sensitive products
The role of tariff barriers and agro-subsidies
Management and retail marketing
Business management
Business policies, strategies, and performance
Creativity in Internet management and retailing
Innovation and product development, Business strategies
Marketing management and strategies
Business and retail research
Consumer behaviour, Customer relationship management
Public relations and retail communication
Business policy and decision-making

Conference Objectives
To elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global economies become intertwined.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks from all disciplines regarding wide range of contemporary issues in business and management.
To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of business & management, including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
To meet and network with colleagues in the world's most ethnically diverse city.

Who should attend ITARC - London 2011
Faculty members or leaders who wish to develop or enhance programmes of study into business and management
Academics and policy makers seeking to gain a broader insight into the issue of international trade
Academics wishing to elucidate their own academic papers and benefit from subsequent discussions into issued raised.
Faculty members who wish to forge fresh contacts in their field of study.

Benefits of ITARC - London 2011
A fabulous opportunity to interact with fellow academics.
The conference will also feature a major International Trade Networking Event being attended by a number of diplomats, NGOs and leading figures from the world of international commerce.
Academics will be able to enhance their research skills.
A chance to present your paper and have it appraised and discussed by fellow academics.
Your paper will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research (listed Cabell's directory) and receive a free copy.
Conference attendee voting will determine recipients for the conference Best Paper awards.
Those who attend will automatically go on to the priority booking for future conferences.
Attendees will be eligible for an automatic 10% reduction on our next conference.

Notes for Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on our website under ITARC at
Important Dates
Draft submission deadline: 30th September 2011
Final paper submission deadline: 21st October 2011
Publication release: 7th November 2011
Submission: please send your transcript via e-mail to
Session timing: 15 minutes will be allowed for each presentation.

Presentation equipment: Presentation rooms will be equipped with a laptop and projector screen for PowerPoint presentations (Please note there will not be a transparency projector available.). Be sure to bring your presentation on a flash drive or USB drive.

Republishing A Presentation: Authors are free to publish their presentation elsewhere without fear of copyright problems and without permission from the ABRMR. However, conference papers that are selected for and published in our journals are copyrighted by the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research with the copyright given back to the author. We do this because we need to protect ourselves in case the paper has been plagiarized. Papers are only published in our journal with the consent of the author.

Abstract-Only Publications: Authors often elect to publish only the abstract of their presentation in the conference proceedings. This effectively gives the author until the conference date to complete the paper. This also means that the author is free to submit the paper to another journal without copyright consequences. This is possible because the paper has never been published elsewhere since only the abstract was published in the proceedings. The ABRMR does not copyright the proceedings, which means that authors are still free to do as they see fit with the paper. Consequently, authors can claim academic credit for a conference presentation, a refereed conference proceedings publication, and possibly a journal publication from one piece of research.

CPE Credit: Professionals seeking Continuing Professional Education Credit should contact the conference chair or indicate on the Registration Form that they must receive CPE credit for attending the conference. Necessary paperwork is required and will be available at the conference registration desk.
Dress Code: Lounge suits or whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Venue: Wembley Plaza, London

Wembley Plaza, Empire Way,
Wembley, United Kingdom, HA9 8DS.
Tel: +44 (0)208 902 8839 +44 (0)208 902 8839 Fax: +44 (0) 208 900 2201


Wembley Plaza Hotel, London
United Kingdom