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                     19th International Conference of the                     Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)

"Sustainability: Perspectives of Policy, Business,
Technology, AI, and Education"

Date: 8 - 10 January 2025
Location: Dubai
Blended Mode

 

Nature and Scope of the conference

The Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) serves as an interdisciplinary forum where policy makers, academics, business and technology leaders, and entrepreneurs converge to explore the challenges at the intersection of environmental sustainability, business practices, and cutting-edge technologies. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, AGBRP is exploring multi-stakeholder approaches to sustainability in an uncertain and polarized global context. The conference will highlight the role and societal impact of higher education, business strategies, advances in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in promoting common good.

Conference Tracks

In view of the above, the 19th AGBRP Conference invites competitive papers, extended abstracts, case studies, proposals for panel discussions, and student research and poster sessions for the following tracks:
Deadlines
Track 1: Public Policy & National Strategies for Sustainable Development

Global Agenda:

  • Sustainability of Natural Resources & Emphasis on Renewables

  • Global Warming (Climate Change) COP 28

  • Carbon Footprint

  • Country Differences in SDGs Performance

National Priorities in a Volatile Geo-Political Context:

  • Priorities Differ Among Developed and developing economies

  • Funding to meet SDGs targets

  • Fossil Fuels vs. Renewables

  • Targets for Carbon Emissions: Carbon Pricing, Carbon Taxation, Cap and Trade Systems

CSR Programs:

  • Making CSR a Requirement to Engage in ESG & UNSDGs

Affirmative Action Policies & Inclusive Development:

  • Access to Quality Education

  • Employment

  • Increased Role of Women in Governance

  • Cash Transfers and Subsidized Food for BOP Population

Track 2: Practitioner Track: Sustainable Business Practices
  • Climate Change Adaptation

  • Green Technologies

  • Clean Production Processes

  • Zero Carbon

  • Water Management

  • Sustainable Reporting

  • Partnership with Non-Profit Organizations

  • Responsible Sourcing

  • Closed-LOOP/ Supply Chain Management

  • Waste Management & Recycling

  • Conservation of Natural Resources

  • Energy Transitions

  • Sustainable Packaging

  • Digital Advertising

  • Social Media and Networks

Track 3: Sustainable FDI, Global Supply Chain, International Trade & Logistics
  • Disruptions in Global Supply Chains;

  • Global Value Chains;

  • World Trade;

  • Intra-Regional Trade;

  • Shipping & Logistics;  

  • Preferential Trade Agreement Between UAE-India;

  • UK in Post-BREXIT Environment

  • Global Impact of China-USA Stalemate;

  • Geo-Political Conflicts;

  • Emerging Markets: BRICS, Global South;

  • M&A, FDI, Technology Transfer, R&D & IPR

Track 4: Corporate Governance, Strategy, CSR and ESG Reporting
  • Leadership Commitment to CSR, ESG & UNSDGs;

  • Green Investing;

  • ESG Reporting and Compliance in Multinational Markets;

  • Conservation of Resources;

  • Recycling & Waste Management;

  • Corporate Reputation, Branding & Ethical Issues;

  • Race, Ethnicity and Gender Issues in Workplace;

  • Serving Subsistence and BOP Markets;  
     

Track 5: Emerging Technologies, AI & Digital Sustainability    
  • Digital Innovations and Digital Tools for Sustainable Development;

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Open AI, Machine Learning and Societal Impact;

  • Big Data;

  • Business Analytics;

  • Data Protection & Privacy;

  • Cybersecurity Risks;

  • 3D Printing, Automation, Robotics, Drones;

  • Social Media, Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR);

  • Ethical AI & Responsible Innovations

Track 6: Entrepreneurship, Circular Economy & Frugal Innovation (Jugaad)
  • Digital Start-Ups in Emerging Markets;

  • Role of Incubation, Mentoring, Venture capital, Crowd funding, etc.,

  • Higher Education, Technology Clusters, Networks & NGOs as Drivers of Entrepreneurship;

  • Women in Digital Entrepreneurship;

  • Social Entrepreneurship;

  • Rural Entrepreneurship;

  • Digital Applications in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises;

  • Circular Economy & Waste Management solutions;

  • Frugal Innovation (Jugaad);

Track 7: Responsible Higher Education; Societal Impact (AACSB)
  • Technology in Education;

  • Curriculum, Research and Service with Societal Impact; 

  • Issues of Quality, Standards & Accreditation; 

  • Continuous Education;

  • Open Universities;

  • MOOCS;

  • HEI Community Engagement and Assessment of Societal Impact;  

  • Societal Impact of Affirmative Action, Social Mobility & Inclusive Development;

  • Partnerships for Experiential Learning, Internships & Placement;  

Track 8: HRM in a Digitized World of Work:
  • Investing in Continuous Education, Training and Retention of Workforce;  

  • Cross-Country Mobility of STEM qualified Workforce;

  • Managing Digital Natives in Workplace: Millennials, and Gen Z;

  • Women in Workplace & Closing the Gender gap;  

  • Managing Workforce in Virtual and Hybrid Organizations;  

  • Executive Education & Training in Soft Skills, Professions & Occupations;

Track 9: Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Corruption & Transparency Issues
  • Banking, Capital Markets, Sovereign Wealth Funds & Islamic Finance;

  • Taxation, Carbon Tax, Tax Havens, Investment Subsidy & Free Trade Zones;

  • Micro Finance;

  • Social Impact Investing;

  • Fintech;

  • Cryptocurrency;

  • Corruption;

  • Accounting;

  • IFRS Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure;

  • Valuation of Intangibles, Intellectual Property, and Goodwill;

  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting;

Track 10: Marketing, Sales & Communication in a Digital World
  • Product Design, Packaging and Promotion with a Focus on Sustainability;

  • Value Creation: Customer Life time Value & CRM;

  • Brand Loyalty;  

  • Data Driven, Social Media, AI and Internet-Based, Cause-Based Marketing;

  • Digital Marketing (B2G, B2B, B2C);

  • Omni Channels & Multilevel Platforms;

  • Service Marketing;

  • Software as a Service (SaaS);

  • Streaming Services;

  • Social Marketing;

  • Green Marketing;

  • Macro Marketing;  

Track 11: Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Food Production Systems;

  • Indigenous Knowledge;

  • Organic farming;

  • Food Loss (Farm to Fork) Production, Processing & Distribution;

  • Food Subsidy;

  • Consumption, Calories and Nutrition; 

  • Small & Micro Farms;

  • Farmers’ Markets;

  • Price Guarantee Schemes;

  • ROI & Risks in Farming;

  • Contract Farming, Aggregators & Co-ops;

Track 12: Sustainability Issues in Public Health, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals;  
  • Right to Health;

  • Health Literacy and Preventive Health Behaviour;

  • Quality of Public Health in Cities and Rural Communities; 

  • Garbage Disposal, Hygiene & Sanitation; Drinking Water;

  • Attitude towards Blood & Organ Donation, Smoking & Alcohol Abuse;

  • Pharmaceutical Packaging, Pricing and Distribution of Drugs;    

  • Obesity, Diabetes, Senior Care;

  • Telemedicine;

  • Ethical Issues;

Track 13: Renewable Energy Transitions & Sustainability
  • Bio Fuels;

  • Coal;

  • OPEC;

  • Oil Exploration & Environmental Issues;

  • Renewable Energy;

  • EV enabled Transportation Systems;

Track 14: Sustainable Tourism, Leisure, Sports & Games
  • Inbound and Outbound Tourism:

  • Eco-Adventure Tourism;

  • Culture Tourism;

  • Medical Tourism;

  • Sports Tourism, Business Tourism;

  • Cruise Tourism;

  • Factors Influencing Choice of Tourism Location/Place;

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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: info@agbrp.world
  • All authors should provide their Paper ID for any communication.
Submission link : Click here

Conference PRINCIPAL chair

Conference Co-Chairs (Ex Officio)

  • Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, Burton D. Morgan Chair Professor of Business Enterprise, Dauch College of Business & Economics, Ashland University, USA. Email: svenkata@ashland.edu

  • Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Vice President, AGBRP; Department of Management,  Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. Email: s.cardinali@staff.univpm.it

  • Dr. Mario H. Ogasavara, Professor of International Business, ESPM, (Escola Superior de Propagandae Marketing), Sao Paulo, Brazil. Email: mario.ogasavara@espm.br

  • Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, Director, NTPC School of Business, Noida, India. E-mail: director@nsb.ac.in

  • 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, California, USA.,USA. Email: arvinder.loomba@sjsu.edu

  • Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Vice President, AGBRP; Professor of Strategic Leadership & International Business, SOB, Skyline University College, UAE. Email: gouherahmed@agbrp.world

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 of Administration and Programs-AGBRP, Professor of Strategic
    Leadership and International Business, Skyline University College, UAE.
  • Dr. Devon Johnson, Vice President of Finance-AGBRP, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing,
    Montclair State University, NJ, USA.

AGBRP 2025 Conference Registration Fees in $US

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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.

Registration

Refund policy

All cancellations must be notified by e-mail (johnsonde@mail.montclair.edu and info@agbrp.world) 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

  • Tony Travaglione Best Paper Award and Certificate
  • Martin Rahe Best Paper Award and Certificate
  • Nitin Sanghavi Best Paper Award and Certificate
  • AGBRP Best Paper Award and Certificate in selected domain

Conference Venue

 Dubai

Visa/Hotels/Emirates Airlines Discounted Air Ticket Coupon

For information regarding visa, accommodation, please visit the following link

https://www.visitdubai.com/en/

academic partners

  • University of Wollongong, Australia (Top 200 University - QS World Ranking)
  • Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (Singapore)/University of Newcastle Australia
       (Top 200 University - QS World Ranking, Top 5 in the World for Partnering for a Sustainable Future- Times Ranking)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Top 200 University Globally

Times Higher Education Ranking

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Strategic partners/Sponsers

  • Government of Dubai, Dubai Economy and Tourism

  • Emirates Airlines

Previous Conferences/Research Symposium/Sponsors

School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Australia| Fox School of Business, CIBER, Temple University, USA| Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore (a campus of the University of Newcastle, Australia);PSB Academy City-Centre Campus, Marina Square, Singapore; United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), 2024| Academy of Global Business Research and Practice, USA. Dubai, 2022|ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2019|University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2018| Skyline University College, UAE, 2018|Department of Management, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona (AN), Italy. Department of Economics and Business, University of Sassari, Italy; Department of Business, Link University Rome, Italy; Nanjing University of Finance & Economics; China Business Centre, Nanjing, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2017|Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing, China, 2015|Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, USA, and Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, (SMU), Singapore. 2011|EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain, 2010|University of Wollongong, Dubai, 2009|Asian Institute of Technology, (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 2006|Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore & Mohamad Sathak Trust, Chennai, India, 1998|Comenius University in Slovakia, Bratislava, 2001, 2009|Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, 2007|UNIVA, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2004|School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003|Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2005.

Enquiries

For all enquiries relating to conference collaborations, universities, strategic partners, sponsors, contact: Prof. Gouher Ahmed, Vice President-Administration & Programs, Academy of Global Business Research and Practice.  Email: gouherahmed@agbrp.world and Email: info@agbrp.world
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