Dear Dr. Kiyak,

Please distribute/email the call for papers presented below and the
attached file to the AIB community. Please let me know if it meets your
approval or if you should have any questions.

Thank you,


Mount Royal University, Regis University and the Journal of Global Commerce
Research invite you to participate at the International Conference on
Global Commerce and Sustainability

Date: October 5 - 6, 2012

Venue: Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

The present global issues today are affected in no small measure by
sustainable development and energy needs to fuel such development. The
conference focuses on two major themes: (1) education for sustainable
development and (2) sustainable energy exploration, exploitation and
reclamation projects.

The UNESCO Implementation Scheme (2006) identifies the following with
regards to education and sustainable development:

"In pursuing education for sustainable development…there must be some
clarity in what sustainable development means and what it is aiming at.

    * Society: an understanding of social institutions and their role in
change and development, as well as the democratic and participatory systems
which give opportunity for the expression of opinion, the selection of
governments, the forging of consensus and the resolution of differences.
    * Environment: awareness of the resources and fragility of the physical
environment and the effects on it of human activity and decisions, with a
commitment to factoring environmental concerns into social and economic
policy development.
    * Economy: a sensitivity to the limits and potential of economic growth
and their impact on society and on the environment, with a commitment to
assess personal and societal levels of consumption out of concern for the
environment and for social justice.

Education for sustainable development is fundamentally about values, with
respect at the centre: respect for others, including those of present and
future generations, for difference and diversity, for the environment, and
for the resources of the planet we inhabit.

Education enables us to understand ourselves and others and our links with
the wider natural and social environment, and this understanding serves as
a durable basis for building respect. Along with a sense of justice,
responsibility, exploration and dialogue, education for sustainable
development aims to move us to adopting behaviours and practices which
enable all to live a full life without being deprived of basics.

Education for sustainable development mirrors the concern for education of
high quality, demonstrating characteristics such as:

    * Interdisciplinary and holistic: learning for sustainable development
embedded in the whole curriculum, not as a separate subject;
    * Values-driven: sharing the values and principles underpinning
sustainable development;
    * Critical thinking and problem solving: leading to confidence in
addressing the dilemmas and challenges of sustainable development;
    * Multi-method: word, art, drama, debate, experience, different
pedagogies which model the processes;
    * Participatory decision-making: learners participate in decisions on
how they are to learn;
    * Locally relevant: addressing local as well as global issues, and
using the language(s) which learners most commonly use (UNESCO, 2006)."

The second theme - energy related – derives from the fact that the host
country and province for the conference are Canada and Alberta, both global
leaders in mining and energy exploration and also hosts of one of the
largest reclamation projects in the world.

The conference invites international scholars and practitioners to submit
abstracts, posters, and proposals pertaining to sustainability in
education, commerce, global business, resource exploitation and recovery,
renewable energy and sustainable management practices. While these are main
subjects and tracks for the conference we also encourage submission of
papers with the following as topics:

•        Education and Curriculum Development

•        Sustainable Management Practices

•        Sustainability in Education

•        Sustainable Energy Exploration and Reclamation Projects

•        Business Systems and Processes

•        Transportation, Logistics and Security

•        International Business Management

•        Business Leadership

•        Organizational Behavior and Learning

•        Business Strategy and Technology/Innovation

•        Market Trends

•        Concept Development and Commercialization

•        Marketing

•        Financing Concepts and Expansions (feed and tariffs, jobs, etc)

•        Intellectual Property Rights

•        Updates in Global Commerce  and Supply Chain Management

•        Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Management

•        Public Policy Analysis

•        Advertizing and promotion management,

•        Business Information Systems,

•        Business Law,

•        Business and Cross-Cultural Managerial Communication,

•        Labor Relations and Human Resource Management,

•        Marketing Theory, Research and Applications,

•        Operations/Production Management/ Research/Statistics

•        Business Entrepreneurship,

•        Strategic  Management Policy,

•        Corporate and International finance,

•        Emerging Markets and Economic Development,

•        Financial Institutions, Services  and Markets,

•        International Economics and Trade,

•        Macroeconomics and Microeconomics,

•        Portfolio and Security Analysis,

•        Public Policy and Regional Economics

•        International Tax Accounting

Accepted papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award and publication
in the Journal of Global Commerce Research ( or the Journal of Current Research
in Global Business.


Send your submissions (Word 2003 or higher) and suggestions for panel
discussions by September 1, 2012 to:  Dr. Luka Powanga at [log in to unmask]
or to Dr. Frank Cotae at [log in to unmask]

Please see the Journal and Conference submission guidelines at:<>

*Hotel Accommodations*

We are pleased to announce that we have negotiated a substantial discount
for hotel accommodations for conference participants. The hotel chosen will
be Hyatt Regency Calgary. Guests can begin making reservations by either
clicking on the following link: , or by
calling the hotel at 403 537-4438. Please be sure to mention that you are
attending Global Commerce Forum at Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal

Each morning participants will be picked up from the hotel and brought back
with school chartered buses at no expense as this will be a complimentary
service provided by Bissett School of Business.

*Conference Fees*

Early bird - $ 200 (if registered by September 25th)

Regular - $295

Students - $50

Mount Royal University Faculty - $100

Dr. Florinel-Frank Cotae
*Assistant Professor of International Business*
*Mount Royal University*
Bissett School of Business
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 6K6
Office: (403) 440 6833
*Cellular: (949) 981 4944
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