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18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)

Leading Sustainability Transitions: Risk, Collaboration, and Technology

Hosted by:
Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (Singapore)/
University of Newcastle Australia

Date: 4 - 6 January 2024
Location: Singapore

18th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice
Join us as we collaborate and advance opportunities to reimagine the world of business and management and build sustainable futures.
Jan 04, 2024, 8:00 AM GMT+8 – Jan 06, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+8
PSB Academy City-Centre Campus, Marina Square, Singapore

Nature and Scope of the conference

The post-pandemic world is witnessing a dramatic shift encompassing macroeconomic volatility, deglobalization, supply chain reconfigurations and a shift towards “re-shoring” and “friend-shoring”, the Great Resignation together with ageing populations, disruptive technologies and cyber-security risks, rising income inequality and the increasing risks of climate change. These global shifts in the geo-political, regulatory, economic, environmental, demographic, and technological landscape have created unprecedented levels of uncertainty and risk for business.


Business and management scholars need to provide new approaches and evidence-based insights that might allow leaders in business, capital markets and policy-makers to more effectively and collaboratively navigate the uncertainties and effectively meet the challenges ahead. Similarly, practitioners have a crucial role to play in identifying, developing, adapting, applying and refining solutions to their specific needs and sharing this knowledge. States and multilateral institutions – in their various roles –are also critical players in the development and adoption of solutions to these emerging business challenges.


As the world emerges from the pandemic, it is an ideal time for reimagining, reshaping, and advocating for new practices and models in collaboration, leadership and innovation in order to build business capabilities, resilience and sustainable outcomes. We all have an amazing opportunity to reframe what success looks like in all kinds of organisations, across markets, sectors and geographies.


The 18th AGBRP Conference calls for a multifaceted array of impactful contributions from practitioner, policy, academic and student researchers. Join us as we collaborate and advance opportunities to reimagine the world of business and management and build sustainable futures.

Conference Tracks

Research on a variety of topics that advance management theory and practice is welcome. Inter-disciplinary/ multi-disciplinary/ transdisciplinary papers and collaborative papers between business and higher education institutions and/ or government are also encouraged.

To participate, please submit your Full paper or Abstract to one of the following Tracks for peer review and acceptance for Conference presentation:

Track 1: Practitioner Track

Papers that are relevant to any of the below Tracks, but with a Practitioner focus.

Track 2: Business Strategy and Sustainability

  • Business Transition Strategies

  • Sustainability Management

  • Social and Ethical Issues in Business and Management

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG

  • Gender, Diversity, and Inter-Generational Management

  • Business Management, Regulation and Public Policy

  • Organizational Behaviour and Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Decarbonisation: Managing Energy Transitions

  • Food Security and Sustainability

Track 3: Operations, Supply Chains & Logistics
  • Operations, Project, and Quality Management

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Supply Chain Disruption, Resilience and Risk Management

  • Closed-loop/ Sustainable Supply Chains

Track 4: Innovation Management & Technological Change
  • Digital Disruptions and Technology Management

  • Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Cybersecurity Risks and Solutions

  • Innovation, Technology and Development

  • AI (ChatGPT) Challenges and Opportunities

  • New Business and Innovation Models

  • Design Thinking and Innovation Management

  • Innovation Spaces and Places

Track 5: Entrepreneurship
  • SMEs and Sustainability

  • Small Business Management

  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • SME Internationalisation

Track 6: Talent, Skills and the World of Work
  • Human Resources and Talent Management

  • Skills Development and Training

  • Leadership and Conflict Management

  • Workers and Job Satisfaction

  • Boardroom and Workplace Equality

  • Labour and Migration

Track 7: Information Management
  • Data and Business Analytics

  • Information Systems Management

  • Cybersecurity and Information Security Management

  • Digital Commerce and Social Media

Track 8: International Business, Regional Development and Geopolitics
  • Internationalisation Strategies, Sanctions and Geopolitics

  • De-globalisation, Decoupling and Diversification

  • Trade and Investment Regulation and Business Strategy

  • Carbon Border Adjustment: Policy Design and Impact

  • Trade, FDI and Regional Development

Track 9: Accounting & Finance
  • Ownership and Corporate Governance

  • IFRS Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure

  • Ethical and Green Finance

  • Carbon Taxes and Investment Decisions

  • Start-up/ Venture Capital

  • Accounting and Audit Standards

  • Triple-Bottom Line Accounting

Track 10: Marketing & Sales
  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Green marketing and ‘green-washing’

  • Sustainability and Branding

  • Inclusion and Underserved Markets

Track 11: Sector Specific Management

Papers that are relevant to any of the above Tracks, but with a focus on a specific sector. Sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management

  • Sports and Event Management

  • Health Care Management

  • Higher Education Management

  • Public Sector Management

  • Not-for-Profit Management

  • The Space Economy and Innovation

Track 12: Local Track: Singapore

Papers that are relevant to any of the above Tracks, but with a Singapore focus.

Track 13: At Large

Papers that do not fall into any of the above Tracks, but which contribute to the advancement of business research and practice.

Submission Types

The AGBRP welcomes a diverse range of research methods and is open to papers, presentations, and panels that rel on statistical inference, qualitative data, verbal theory, computational models, mathematical models, literature review, and case studies. We invite you to submit any of the following types of your work to the conference:

Type 1: Collaborative Research and Presentations
  • Research collaborations involving input from dual or multiple perspectives including from business, academia, policy-makers, public sector organisations and institutions, NGOs, not-for-profits and communities on business and management issues – particularly those that address issues of risk and uncertainty, collaboration and/ or innovation and technological change.

Type 2: Practitioner Research and Presentations
  • Two options are available for practitioners. The first option in this submission type is for presentations that provide a real-world perspective on management issues within organizations; these presentations seek to provide a view of these management issues from the practitioner perspective. The second option in this submission type is for the presentation of original case studies that focus on contemporary, real-world management issues and provide recommendations for management practice and/or education.

Type 3: Academic Research
  • Presentations in this submission type will focus on one of the following three areas of scholarship:
  1. Basic or discovery scholarship that generates and communicates new knowledge and understanding and/or development of new methods. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the theory, knowledge, and/or practice of business.
  2. Applied or Integration/application scholarship that synthesizes new understandings or interpretations of knowledge or technology; develops new technologies, processes, tools, or uses; and/or refines, develops, or advances new methods based on existing knowledge. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the practice of business.
  3. Teaching and learning scholarship that develops and advances new understandings, insights, and teaching content and methods that impact learning behaviour. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the teaching of business (in accordance with the AACSB Accreditation Standards).
Type 4: Student Research
  • This submission type is for research presentations of student work both graduate and undergraduate that focus on the same scholarship areas as in the Academic Research track. This includes student-led joint faculty and student research.
Type 5: Symposium, Workshop, and Panels
  • This submission type is for those who would like to present a workshop in either panel or presentation format and includes themed symposia for presentation of graduate research. These sessions will relate to the Conference themes and enhance positive Conference impact and meaningful take-aways for Conference attendees. Symposia, workshops and panels are, where possible, provided exclusive programming time separate from other presentations and are highly encouraged to envision participation from various disciplines and organizations.

Submission Guidelines

All paper submissions need to include:
  • A cover page including the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), the lead author’s email address, and a track (number and name from the list ).
  • The second page of the submission should include the title and an abstract not exceeding 250 words, followed by the body of the paper.
  • Papers should be 1.5 spaced, not exceed 10,000 words, and in APA referencing style. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. By default, all accepted papers will be published in proceedings online by AGBRP with an ISBN number. If you do NOT want your paper published in this manner, please inform the Track Chair at the time of acceptance and to the
  • AGBRP secretariat:
  • All authors should provide their Paper ID for any communication.
Submission link : Click here

Conference Principal Coordinators

Dr. Neil McGregor

Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore (a campus of the University of Newcastle, Australia)

Prof. Gouher Ahmed

Vice President-Academy of Global Business Research and Practice; Skyline University College, UAE

AGBRP 2024 Conference Registration Fees in $US

n/a: not available
The Full 3-day Conference registration fee includes 3 luncheons, 3 coffee/tea, and snacks for 3 days during session breaks and the Conference Dinner (on Friday 5th January 2024).
The 1-day registration fee option is open to full-time students and practitioners (e.g. businesses, government agencies, not-for-profits and NGOs, etc). This includes lunch, coffee/tea and snacks in session breaks for the day of attendance.
The Conference Dinner on Friday 5th January 2024 is not included in the 1-day registration fee and will involve an additional (optional) fee of US$50.
Note: To verify whether you qualify for the Low-and Lower Middle-Income Economies ticket, please refer to the World Bank’s current list of classifications here.


Please follow the link for the payment of Registration Fees
Register Here

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.

Best paper awards

  • Martin Rahe Best Paper Award and Certificate
  • AGBRP Best Paper Award and Certificate in each domain

Participating journals/book series

  • Conference Proceedings (ISBN Number)
  • Journals

Conference Venue

PSB Academy City-Centre Campus, Marina Square, Singapore


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Visitor's information

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academic partners

  • Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (Singapore)/University of Newcastle Australia (Top 200 University - QS World Ranking, Top 5 in the World for Partering for a Sustainable Future- Times Ranking)
  • PSB Academy City-Centre Campus, Marina Square, Singapore
  • Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM)

Strategic partners

Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC)


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Asia-Pacific)


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

  • Prof. Gouher Ahmed, Vice President-AGBRP and from Skyline University College, UAE.
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