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Call for Papers

40th International Business Research Conference

DATES: 9-10 January 2017

VENUE: Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Submission Deadline: 5 December 2016

Registration Deadline: 23 December 2016




Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies and /or abstracts, relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing are invited for the above 2-day international conference at the above venue in Dubai, UAE.  This International conference is organised by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia (GRIBA) which is a global organization with Fellows (all having doctoral degrees) from 65 countries. This conference is also supported by three peer reviewed journals listed by Excellent Research Australia, Australian Research Council- an arm of Australian Government and published by Zant World Press of Australia (see Please note that these are not open access and predatory journals which publish papers without any fee.


 Please send full papers and/or abstracts by 5 December 2016 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline) via email address All abstract and/or full papers must be prepared as per guidelines (see the link in the website). As the paper will be anonymously blind reviewed, please send us separate page ( namely , personal information)  showing the name of author(s) and affiliation of the corresponding author, email address and the field/track of research. Please do not include these information in the paper which should be sent together with the personal information sheet. Papers which do not contain these information will not be considered for this conference.  If you want to be considered for best paper awardee, you must send us full paper. Papers submitted will be reviewed continuously and review outcome will be informed within shortest possible time without compromising the quality of the review work. Authors needing longer time for funding approval must send at least their abstract as soon as possible before the submission deadline.




Option one: Affiliated International Journals: The undermentioned international journal ranked as B by the Australian Business Deans Council (, indexed by SCOPUS and published by Elsevier is affiliated with this conference:


IIMB Management Review


You can concurrently submit one copy of your paper directly on the above journal’s  portal and email one copy to us via for our  review.. We will send our review report to the Editor-in-Chief which may assist them to decide about the acceptability of your paper in the above journal..


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-Chan Chen, 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 journals are not predatory 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 the extensive editorial work on your paper to maintain quality and professional standard and no fee is charged for processing /editorial work.



 Best paper award will be announced after the conference and all awardees will receive printed certificates. We provide written feedback on the papers presented which is rarely provided by other conference organizers.


 There are several options for conference registration fees. The basic registration fee is US $350 for two days and it includes publication of paper in online conference proceedings, arrival, morning and afternoon break-foods, mouth-watering buffet lunch, printed conference program books and participation certificates. Please see the registration fee schedule.

 If you have any questions, please direct it to Ms. Nuha Jahan, Conference Administrator via


 Prof. Willian Lim, York University, Canada

Prof. A. Can, Bryant University, USA      

Prof. Dora Marinova, Curtin University, Australia

Prof. Ming Yuan Li, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Prof. Sae Woon Park, Changwon National University, South Korea

Prof. Kyung-Chun, Mun, Truman State University, USA

Prof. Daniel Park, Azusa Pacific University, USA

Prof. Jae-Seung, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Prof. Maria Alberta Maia, University Institute, Portugal

Prof. Yi-Chein Chiang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Prof. Rasoul Rezvanian, Northeastern Illinois University, USA

Prof. Zuhairah Ariff Abd  Ghadas, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia.

Prof. Akinola Fadahunsi, Ajman University of Sc. and Tech, UAE

Asso. Prof. James Cotter, Wake Forest University, USA

Asso. Prof. Cao Jiang, Holy Family University, USA

Asso. Prof. Nishikant Mishra, Aberystwyth University, UK

Asso. Prof. Kantha Dayaram, Curtin University, Australia

Asso. Prof. Liang Song, Michigan Technological University, USA

Asso. Prof. José-Luis C.-Sánchez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Dr. David Edgar, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Dr. Elisa Backer, Federation University, Australia

Dr. Bo Ouyang, Pennsylvania University, USA

Dr. Chong Guan, SIM University, Singapore

Dr. Davood Askarany, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Yaowen Shan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Mohobbot Ali, University of Canberra, Australia

Dr. Peng Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Dr. Taoufik Bouraoui, ESC Rennes School of Business, France


Conference Chair (Honorary)

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

Conference Coordinator: Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, GRIBA, Australia

Update: 14-10-2016