International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC) 2014 London

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  • The Acad­emy of Busi­ness and Retail Man­age­ment (ABRM) is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 2014 Inter­na­tional Trade and Aca­d­e­mic Research Con­fer­ence (ITARC), held on Novem­ber 3 – 4, 2014 in Lon­don, UK at the Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don.

    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.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Exam­ples of top­ics appro­pri­ate to the con­fer­ence include:

    • Busi­ness and retail research
    • Busi­ness management
    • Busi­ness poli­cies, strate­gies and performance
    • Care in community
    • Con­sumer behav­iour, cus­tomer rela­tion­ship man­age­ment (CRM)
    • Cre­ativ­ity in Inter­net man­age­ment and retailing
    • Cross cul­tural issues in edu­ca­tion, use of tech­nol­ogy in teach­ing and learning
    • Emo­tional intel­li­gence in teaching
    • Future of busi­ness edu­ca­tion, assess­ment meth­ods and techniques
    • Glob­al­i­sa­tion, regional inte­gra­tion, inter­na­tional busi­ness, cross cul­tural management
    • Gov­er­nance prac­tices in health care sector
    • Health and social care man­age­ment, reg­u­lat­ing in a chang­ing health and social care sector
    • How trade facil­i­ta­tion is con­cep­tu­al­ized and made oper­a­tional in dif­fer­ent emerg­ing markets
    • Human resources man­age­ment prac­tices and policies
    • Infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, man­age­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tems (MIS)
    • Inno­va­tion and prod­uct devel­op­ment, busi­ness strategies
    • Inter­na­tional retail­ing, all aspect of retail management
    • Inter­na­tional trade in the con­text of the cur­rent eco­nomic climate
    • Inter­play between the G4 and trade round imple­men­ta­tion issues
    • Lan­guage and rhetoric of import sen­si­tive products
    • Link­age between inter­na­tional trade and over­seas aid
    • Link­ages between global trade and cor­po­rate social responsibility
    • Man­age­ment and retail marketing
    • Mar­ket­ing man­age­ment and strategies
    • Multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions, trans­fer pric­ing, export and eco­nomic growth
    • Pri­vate and pub­lic health­care in 21st century
    • Pro­duc­tiv­ity and global sourcing
    • Pro­mot­ing patience safety in hos­pi­tal, men­tal health
    • Pub­lic rela­tions and retail communication
    • Regional inte­gra­tion
    • Remit­tances and their part in trade and export development
    • Role of tar­iff bar­ri­ers and agro-​subsidies
    • Role of the spe­cial safe­guard mech­a­nism (SSM)
    • Struc­ture and cur­ric­ula of cur­rent and future busi­ness education
    • Teach­ing and learn­ing for life long learn­ing sector
    • Trade and eco­nomic liberalisation
    • Trade-​Related Aspects of Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Rights (TRIPS)
    • Trans­parency in gov­ern­ment procurement

    Paper Sub­mis­sion and Pub­li­ca­tion Opportunity

    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 peer 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 recog­nised and will be con­sid­ered for pub­li­ca­tion in one of the jour­nals, The Jour­nal of Busi­ness and Retail Man­age­ment Research (JBRMR) and The Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Busi­ness and Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment (IJBED).

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    Conference START 04.11.2014 END

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