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 41st International Business Research Conference

Dates: 20- 21 April 2017

Venue: Imperial College London, UK

Deadlines: Submission: 24 March, 2017 and Registration: 7 April, 2017

Theme: Research for Advancement


Send your abstract or full paper to:


We invite you to submit either abstract and/or full paper relating to Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and all other areas of Business. Our conference provides an opportunity to present your research, to an international audience, apart from networking with researchers from all over the world.  All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed and accepted papers/abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. We would also provide hardcopy proceedings via USB.  This conference is supported by several international peer reviewed journals and London Academic Research and Publication (LARAP), UK in addition to Global Research Institute for Business Academics (GRIBA), Australia.


Submission Process and Notification of Acceptance: 


Please email either abstract and/or full paper directly to by 24 March 2017 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline). Please read and follow the link “Manuscript Submission Guidelines” before your submission. All submissions are blind reviewed and the author is informed about the review outcome within shortest possible time. .


Publication Opportunities: Please select any option


Option one: Affiliated International Journals: The following two international journals which are ranked B by the Australian Business Deans Council ( and indexed by SCOPUS are affiliated with this conference. Outstanding papers will be considered independently by the editor of these Journals.


a.    Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting

b.    International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management


 Thomson Reuter and Scopus Indexed Journals: 


a.     Journal of Management Science (indexed by Thomson Reuter)

b.     Banks and Banking  System ( Indexed by Scopus)

c.      International Journal of Supply Chain Management (indexed by  Scopus)


If you decide to publish in any one of the above journals, you need to send us your full paper via If the paper is accepted, after blind review, we will inform you about the acceptance of the paper for the conference. At the same time, we will send your paper along with our review report to the Editor of the respective journal who will decide the suitability of your paper. At the time of your full paper submission, please mention the name of the journal you are interested in.


Option Two: Special Issue of ERA Journals without fee: Quality papers  will be considered for publication in 2017 special issue of any of the three Journals such as International Review of Business Research Papers (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Maggie Liu, University of Winnipeg, Canada), Global Review of Accounting and Finance (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ming-Chang Cheng, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) and World Journal of Management (Editor-in Chief: Prof. Stuart  Orr, Deakin University, Australia) which are all listed by Excellent Research Australia (ERA), Australian Government and indexed by Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (USA). These journals carry DOI number for every paper from CrossRef of USA. There is no submission fee at all if your paper is considered as outstanding paper. These subscribed journals are not predatory (since no fees are charged) or open access journals and are published by Zant World Press of Australia (you can visit Authors of the papers published in the above journals will receive one hard copy of the journal, in addition to online access (which is restricted to only to the authors). Indexation of these journals by Scopus is under process.


Option Three: Publication as Proceedings Papers:  All accepted papers, except those accepted by the above journals, will be published, as per choice of the author, electronically with ISBN via a dedicated website ( which contains papers from previous conferences. However, papers accepted by the journals can publish only abstract in the proceedings. Before uploading, we do editorial work on your paper to maintain quality and professional standard and no fee is charged for processing /editorial work.


Written Feedback on your Paper:


Unlike most of the conferences, we deliver “Written Feedback on your paper” in the form of Paper Evaluation Report after the conference. This credible report would assist the author to revise and improve the paper to publish in quality journal.


Awards and Certificates:


Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper Award in each track will be conferred by the Program Committee and all awardees will become Fellows and Members of Global Research Institute for Business Academics which will allow you to join our future conferences, seminars, workshop and training at a discounted rate. It would provide networking facilities to team up with other Fellows/members to produce high quality research output. Certificate of presentation will be issued to participants presenting their research at the conference. Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to chairs acknowledging their contribution in the conference.


Hospitality and Facilities:


The registration fee includes Tea/Coffee and break time foods plus hot lunch plus publication of outstanding papers in the journals. In addition, every participant will receive printed program book.


Important Dates and Deadlines:


Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission: 24 March 2017


Date of Notification of acceptance of abstract and or full paper:  As soon as possible.


Revised Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional) for conference proceedings:  7 April 2017


Registration Deadline:  7 April, 2017


Announcement of the Program: By 10 April, 2017


Conference Chair:

 Professor Bob Clift, Former Dean, University of Melbourne, Australia

 International Program Committee Members:

Professor Dr. Yasuo Hoshino, Intl. Pacific University and University of Tsukuba, Japan

 Professor Dr. Anisul Islam, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

 Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

 Professor Dr. William Lim, York University, Canada

 Professor Dr. James Haley, Point Park University, USA

 Professor Dr. Nick Koumbiadis, Adelphi University, USA

 Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada

 Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada

 Professor  Dr. John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

 Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia

 Professor Dr. Sarath Nonies, Arkansas State University. USA

 Professor Dr. Alberto Pezzi, University of Roma Tre, Italy

 Professor Dr. Annabelle Jaouen, Montpellier Business School, France

 Professor  Dr. M. Lombard, University of Johannesburg, South .Africa

 Prof. Dr. Hassan Said, Austin Peay State University, USA

 Dr. Daniel Sakyi, University of Pisa, Italy

 Dr. Amzad Hossain, Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE

 Dr. Abu Mollik, University of Canberra, Australia


FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Please email: Professor Mohammad Hoque via






 Update: 12-12-2016