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17th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)

Managing Business & Economic Recovery: Perspectives in Theory and Practice

Date: 20 - 22 December 2022
Mode: Hybrid
Location: Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Nature and Scope of the Conference


Managing business and economic recovery in an environment impacted by health risk and geopolitical uncertainties pose enormous challenges to governments, businesses, scientific and academic communities worldwide. As the communities continue to face the risks of uncertainty it is critical to study and evaluate the efficacy of policies, programs and strategies at different levels. In this context, the 17th Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) Conference invites theoretical and applied research papers, extended abstracts, case studies, and panel sessions to address a range of issues organized around the following tracks, but not limited to:

Digital Technology & Human Capital, Skills and Employment:

Digital Technologies across Urban and Rural Communities; Role of digital technology in Agriculture, Manufacturing & Services; Health Care, Education; Tourism & Hospitality Industries, etc.; Models to advance Occupational Skills & Workforce Mobility;   


Business Policy & Strategy for Inclusive Growth & Development:

Institutional Leadership, Corporate Governance, Balancing Shareholder & Stakeholder Interests, Global Supply Chain Issues, Impact of Offshoring & Outsourcing on Local economies; Policy Options to Promote Competitiveness of MSMEs;


Marketing, Advertising, Branding, Sales, CRM & Consumer Behavior:     

Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, e-Commerce, Omni-Channel Marketing, Franchising, Branding, Digital Communication, Social Media, Global Tourism & Hospitality, Sports & Games, etc;

FINTECH: Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services:

Mobile payment, Fintech Investment, Blockchain and Crypto, Fintech Ecosystem etc.


International Trade & FDI, Banking, Taxation & Accounting:

FDI, M&A, Exchange rates, Taxation, Tax Havens, Banking, Islamic Finance, Transparency & Corruption;

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Startups & Venture Capital:

Role of Government, Higher Education Institutions; Technology Parks/Clusters; Incubation & Acceleration Programs; Digital Start-ups; Street Vendors, Self-employment and Subsistence Markets; Social Enterprises & NGOs, Self Help Groups;


CSR & Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs):

Role of Public and Private partnerships;  Contextualizing and Implementing the SDGs; Approaches to Measure the Outcomes of the SDGs;




Conference Program CO-Chairs

  • Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Co-Chair & Host Coordinator, Skyline University College, UAE

  • Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

  • Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ashland University, OH, USA

  • Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, ML Sukhadia University & IIM-U, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

  • Dr. Mario Hendrique Ogasavara, ESPM, (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing),  Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Dr. Luis Ernesto Ocampo Figueroa, Universidad de Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco, México

  • Dr. Jesús Cuauhtémoc Téllez Gaytán, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus San Luis Potosí, Mexico

  • Dr. Neil McGregor, Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore (a campus of the University of Newcastle, Australia)

Executive Committee

  • Dr. C. Jayachandran, President - AGBRP, Professor, Department of Marketing, Montclair State University, NJ, USA.

  • Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Vice President - AGBRP, Associate Professor, Department of Management,

  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona (AN), Italy.                    

  • Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Vice President: Administration and Programs - AGBRP, Professor of Strategic Leadership and International Business, Skyline University, UAE.

  • Dr. Devon Johnson, Vice President: Finance - AGBRP, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Montclair State University,  NJ, USA

Board MemberS

  • Chair: Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, Burton D. Morgan Chair Professor of Business Enterprise, Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ashland University, OH, USA.

  • Vice-Chair: Dr. Isaac Wanasika, Chair & Professor of Strategy, Management Department, Monfort College of Business, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO, USA.

  • Dr. Jan Rudy, Professor of Management, Faculty of Management, Comenius University Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

  • Dr. Jose Sanchez, Chair of Marketing & International Business Department, University of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

  • Dr. Johan de Jager, Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SA

  • Dr. Naseem Abidi, Professor & Dean of School of Business, Skyline University College, UAE.

  • Dr. Mario Henrique Ogasavara, Professor in International Business Strategy and Innovation, ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Dr. Omer Topaloglu, Associate Professor of Marketing, Silberman School of Business, Fairleigh, Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, USA.

  • Dr. Philip LeBel, Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University, NJ, USA.

  • Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, Director, Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad, Professor of Management, ML Sukhadia University, Ahmedabad, India

  • Dr. Samir Chatterjee, Emeritus Professor, Curtin University, Australia.

  • Dr.  Sherriff Luke, Professor of Marketing, Emlyon Business School, France.

  • Dr. Tony Travaglione, CEO, Newcastle University, (Singapore & Australia).

  • Dr. Takao Fujiwara, Professor Emeritus, Education & Study Base Center, Toyohashi, University of Technology, Hibarigaoka, Tenpaku, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan.

  • Dr. Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Professor Emeritus, IIM-B, India

Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Dr.Nitin Sanghavi, Emeritus Prof. of Marketing, Manchester Business School, UK.

  • Dr. Anu Puusa, Professor of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, UEF Business School, Joensuu campus, University of Eastern Finland.

  • Dr. Arvinder P.S. Loomba, Professor of Project, Operations, SCM, and Medical Product Development Management, School of Global Innovation & Leadership, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San José State University, San Jose, CA, USA.

  • Dr. Harald Kupfer, Professor and Scientific Director of Studies, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Nuernberg, Germany.

  • Dr. Ogechi Adeola, Associate Professor, Logos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.

  • Dr. Piyush Sharma, Professor of Marketing, School of Marketing – Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Perth WA, Australia.

  • Dr. Raghunatha Reddy, Professor, Department of Management Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India.

  • Dr. Sankarshan Basu, Professor of Accounting and Finance, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

  • Dr. Shankar Chelliah, Associate Professor, International Business, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

  • Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor of Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

  • Dr. Vasanthi Peter, Course Leader, Master of Professional Accounting, Business & Finance, Holmesglen, VIC 3148, Australia

  • Dr. Vasant Raval, Emeritus Professor of Accounting, Heider College of Business, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

AGBRP Global Representatives and coordinators

Please visit AGBRP website at



Submission Types and Guidelines

  • Email your manuscript as a MS-Word file to:

  • Submission in APA format

  • Full Papers (Competitive Sessions)

  • Extended Abstracts (250-1000 words)

  • Case Studies (Case Sessions)

  • Proposals for Panel Sessions

  • Dissertation Proposals for Ph.D. Students (Doctoral Consortium)


  • Submission Deadlines: November 30, 2022

  • Acceptance Decision: On Rolling Basis 

Participating Journals/Book Series:

  1. Industrial Marketing Management, (SI) (Elsevier, SSCI, Scopus Q1) “Papers presented in the B2B track during this conference would be eligible for submission to the special issue of Industrial Marketing Management (IMM) titled  Navigating Inter-Cultural Experiences [NICE] in B2B Relationships guest edited by Russel Kingshott and Piyush Sharma, Curtin University, Australia.

  2. FIIB Business Review (Sage Publishing, Scopus Q2)

  3. International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald, Scopus Q2 and ABDC)

  4. South Asian Journal of Marketing (Emerald Publishing)

  5. International Journal of Economic Behavior (Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Italy)

  6. Review of Management Literature (Book Series: Emerald Publishing, Scopus)

  7. Emerging Issues &Trends in India’s Organizational Dimension (Book Series: World Scientific Publishers)

  8. Advances in Emerging Markets and Business Operations, Routledge, (Book Series: Taylor & Francis, Scopus)

  9. Marketing Perspectives on Phygitalization, (Edited Book, Apple Academic Press)

  10. Designing Sustainable Supply Chains to Achieve a Circular Economy (Book Series: IGI Global)

  11. Conference Proceedings (ISBN)

Best Paper Awards

AGBRP Best Paper Award Certificates in each domain.

Other Activities

  • Meet the Editor Session

  • Doctoral Consortium

  • Social Networking

Registration Fee and Payment:



​​Note: To verify whether that you qualify for the Low-and Lower Middle Income Economies ticket,

please refer to World Bank’s current list of classifications at:

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be notified by e-mail ( and to the Vice President of Finance.

The following conditions will be applied:

  • 30 days or more before the conference: a 50% cancellation fee will be withheld for an administrative fee

  • 30 days or less: no refund

  • No refund will be provided to online participants and attendees

Reimbursement will be processed 30 days after the conference.


For information regarding visas, please visit the following link

Conference Venue & Special Delegate Price for Hotel Accommodation

The hotel is located in Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit 41 Al Thanya Street, Dubai.

Telephone: +971 4 3430000 | Web:
Google Maps:

For Booking:

For more info: Click here

For Hotel related queries contact:

Mr. Melwin Santillan, Assistant Director-Sales

Mobile: +971 55 972 5827 | Work: +971 4 343 0000




​​Dubai Economy and Tourism, Government of Dubai





Italian Society of Management



Academic Partners

Tecnológico de Monterry

Publishing Partners

Emerald Publishers


Sage Publishers


Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group

For any Conference related inquiries

Please email to Conference Co-Chairs

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