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

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas, USA


Conference Chair:

Shawn  Carraher

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, Indiana, 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

Email: [log in to unmask]


Registration and Submission Deadline: May 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 following seven globally recognized journals:  (i) Journal for Global Business Advancement, (ii) Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development,  (iii) Journal of Management History, (iv) Journal of Technology Management in China, (v) Journal of Family Business, (vi) EuroMed Journal of Business and (vii) Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology. 



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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