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Call for Papers

12th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference

Date:  27-28 February 2017 | Venue: Concorde Hotel, Malaysia

Submission Deadlines:  30 January 2017

Registration Deadline:  10 February 2017




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. Several international Journals which are ranked as “B” by Australian Business Deans Councils and indexed by Scopus are affiliated with this conference.  All submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed. This conference is supported by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia (

Publication Opportunities:

The following three international journals which are ranked as B by the Australian Business Deans Council ( ( and indexed by SCOPUS are affiliated with this conference: 

a.    Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting

b.    International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management

c.    IIMB Management Review

Thomson Reuter and Scopus Indexed Journals:  

 ·   Journal of Management Science (indexed by Thomson Reuter)

·         Banks and Banking  System ( Indexed by Scopus) 

·         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 and at the same time your paper along with our review report will be sent 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.

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, authors of the papers accepted by the above 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. We would also provide hardcopy proceedings via USB. 

Manuscript Submission and Acceptance Notice: 

Please email either abstract and/or full paper directly to by 30 January 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. .

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 in each track will be conferred by the Program Committee and all awardees will become Fellows 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.

Welcoming Dinner, Hospitality and Facilities:

This international gathering is featured by Welcoming Dinner on 27 February 2017 at Concord Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is optional. Normal registration fee includes two hot lunch plus Tea/Coffee break foods plus publication of your papers in the online and hard copy proceeding. In addition, printed program book, certificates, name badges etc. will be provided.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission:  30 January 2017

Revised Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional) for conference proceedings:  10 February, 2017

Registration Deadline:  10 February, 2017

Announcement of the Program: By 15 February 2017


 Please email: Professor Mohammad Hoque via

Conference Chair:

Professor Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia

International Program Committee Members:

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

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

Professor Dr. Robert Clift, ARCAFE, Australia

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


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