About the Conference

The world of business is undergoing a time of considerable stress, change and in some sectors unprecedented growth. Much of the conventional wisdom concerning business education and theory is being challenged and thus it is all the more important to endeavour to elucidate what is taking place. Economic certainties look increasingly vulnerable and existing formulas appear jaded and in some cases moribund. Where once academics were fixated with global brands and multi-nationals increasingly the role of SMEs is coming to the fore.

Regrettably the global economic crisis is increasingly used as an excuse for poor performance at all levels thus limiting the search for routes out of it. It should not be seen as a destroyer but as a purifier, ensuring the survival and prosperity of the fittest. The business environment has changed and will be changing more than ever in years to come – some traditionally powerful markets have weakened while others have grown, cultural and geographical distances between people are shrinking, innovation in all aspects (technology, markets, finance, etc.) has become paramount for sustainable competitive advantage. The challenge of economic development is one faced by all nations and there is an extraordinary array of initiatives that are being put into place to act as ‘economic pump primers’. Whereas once developed markets would have only been interested in how other developed economies are stimulating economic development, increasingly there is interest in how developing economies are proving fertile nurseries for imaginative and often successful initiatives. An added dimension is the role that new technologies can play.

This conference seeks to explore a wealth of issues related Social Science, Business and Economic Development, contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership.

Contributions are invited in the areas including but not limited to:
Micro and Macro Economic
Economic theory and economic development
Emerging and developing economies
Regional development
Growth and economic development in emerging markets
International Trade in the context of the current economic climate
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and retention strategies
Customer Relationships marketing (CRM)
Market liberalization and impact on supply chain
Consumer behaviour, Customer relationship management
Information technology, Management Information Systems
Globalization, regional integration, cross-cultural management
Access to finance & getting credit
Attracting FDI
Marketing, branding and HRM
Travel and Tourism management
Support & Growth for SMEs
Accounting practices
Women entrepreneurs as agents of positive change
Information Risk Management & Governance
Innovation and product development, Business strategies
Creating entrepreneurial friendly economies
Nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset
Keeping Business Instruction Relevant & Faculty Development
Teaching & Learning Business Education with Technology
Learner Engagement & Social Media
Business Student-Centred Curriculum Design
Motivating New Faculty toward Student-centred Teaching & Learning
Effective Online Business Education
Assessment and Feedback that Guarantees Learning
Bridging the Skills Gap: Partnership between Faculty, Industry, & Community

Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.
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