10th Annual World Congress

June 15---17, 2013

At the

Asian Institute of Technology



Conference Theme:

"Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era"

Conference Keynote Speaker:

Rajan Varadarajan

Former Editor: Journal of Marketing and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

Department Head and Distinguished Professor of Marketing
Ford Chair in Marketing and E-Commerce
Mays Business School

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas, USA

Conference Chair:

Mary B. Teagarden

Editor: Thunderbird International Business Review

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Glendale, Arizona, USA

AGBA Chair:

Norman Wright

Dean: Woodbury School of Business

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah, USA

Program Chair:

David N. McArthur

Chair: Department of Management

Woodbury School of Business

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah, USA

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Registration and Submission Deadline: March 15, 2013


The main theme of the conference is "Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era." The conference will feature competitive papers, plenary sessions, case studies, poster presentations, student papers, and panel sessions. Submissions will be subjected to a double-blind review process and will be published in the refereed US conference proceedings (Advances in Global Business Research, ISS# 1549-9332).

The primary goal of the conference is to provide a unique global platform to facilitate the exchange of leading edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in the field of business administration and entrepreneurship. This will be achieved through multi-disciplinary presentations and discussions of current business and development issues in developing and developed countries.

Conference Highlights:

Major highlights of the conference would be complimentary (1) faculty development workshops, (2) AACSB accreditation seminar, (3) industrial visits focused on doing business in Thailand, and (4) one to one mentoring of selected doctoral students.

We welcome the submission of manuscripts that address the conference theme as well as all functional areas of business administration and entrepreneurship. If you are uncertain whether your paper fits the conference theme or not, please contact our Program Chair: David N. McArthur via his email: [log in to unmask]

Journal Publications:

Best papers presented at AGBA's 10th world congress would be published in the special issues of the Journal for Global Business Advancement (, and the Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (

2013 BEST AGBA Dissertation Award:

Proposals for the conferment of 2013 BEST AGBA Dissertation Award are invited to be submitted to the Chair of AGBA Board of Trustees at: [log in to unmask]

Registration Fee:

USD$400 Includes:

Luncheons, Coffee/Tea

Dinner Banquet

Conference Proceedings

Recognition Awards

Special Rate for Ph.D., Students USD$200



Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed

BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D.Litt., (India)

Professor of Marketing and International Business

President/CEO: Academy for Global Business Advancement

Editor-in-Chief: Journal for Global Business Advancement

Department of Marketing

School of Business

(Candidate for AACSB Accreditation)

Lebanese American University

(Chartered in the State of New York, USA)

(Accredited by the New England Association of Universities and Colleges, USA)

P.O.Box #: 13-5053, Chouran

Beirut 1102--2801


Skype ID: zafaruahmed

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