International Conference on Investment & Retail Management (ICIRM 2012)

Venue: Istanbul

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 25, 2012
Registration Date: Mar 03, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 03, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 03, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 03, 2012
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Call for Papers
ICIRM – Istanbul 2012
International Conference on Investment & Retail Management
23rd - 25th April, 2012
Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of the retail sector are proving elemental to the development of a
number of economies internationally. Yet the protracted nature of the global
recession coupled with a lack of stability in capital markets has caused considerable
discomfort. Those operating in the retail sector face additional challenges from overregulation,
exchange rate volatility and the vagaries of macroeconomic imbalances.
Yet for all these difficulties the retail sector remains remarkably robust and often at
the forefront of innovation.
This international academic conference is intended to contribute to the emerging
theoretical understanding and empirical base and to further advance the
understanding of investment and retail management. We welcome empirical and
theoretical papers which advance our knowledge of this important area. 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
Although broad in coverage, the following areas are indicative and nurture the
interests of the Conference:
 Innovation in retail
 Ethical produce procurement and development
 Logistics issues and implications for retail innovation
 Consumer attitudes to ecological and ethical issues
 Market liberalisation and impact on supply chains
 Market evolution and coping strategies
 Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 Remittances and their part in trade and export development
 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
 Business ethics and legal issues
 Business policies, strategies, and performance
 Business and retail research
 Consumer behaviour
 Emerging advances in business and its applications
 Management and retail marketing
 Risk Management
 Retail Management and communication
 The role of angel investors
 Global Asset Management
 Tax havens
 Enterprise zones
 New venture start-up
 Demographics and Retail business, HRM and Retail business
Conference Objectives
ï‚· To elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global
economies become intertwined.
ï‚· To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks in international trade
ï‚· To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of international trade,
including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
 To meet and network with colleagues in one of the world’s most historic city.
Important Dates
Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, work
in progress reports, abstracts, students’ papers or research proposals within the
broad scope of the conference. All submitted paper will be double blind reviewed
for consideration in the conference. Papers should follow the required style and
format. All manuscripts should be professionally proofread before the submission.
The best papers from the conference will be recognized and will be considered for
publication in the Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR).
Please note papers with more than three authors will not be accepted.
Draft submission deadline: 3rd February 2012
Final paper submission deadline: 3rd March 2012
Publication release: 23rd April 2012
Papers should be submitted to the Editor-in-chief electronically through the online
system as e-mail attachment to:
Registration fee & Pricing Structure
Each conference participant is required to pay the registration fee of £295 (pound
sterling). This covers conference attendance, copy of special edition of ICIRM
proceedings (The Business & Management Review) and conference attendance
Details Early Birds
Before 3rd March 2012
Payment after
3rd March
Each Participants £295 £350
Students £225 £250
Observers (Academic Institutions) £195 £195
Observers (Corporate) £250 £250
Boat trip up the Bosporus: For an additional payment of £25 conference attendees
will be entitled to join a fabulous boat trip up the Bosporus and will partake of lunch
within sight of the mouth of the Black Sea.
No paper to be accepted after the deadline 3rdMarch 2012
For more information, please visit the website at or email to us:


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