AGBA’s 11th World Congress  


September 12---14, 2014   



Jaipur City (State of Rajasthan), INDIA





Conference Theme

"Business and Entrepreneurship Development

in a Globalized Era and the Rise of India”.


Conference Chair:

Mary Teagarden


Thunderbird International Business Review

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Glendale, Arizona, USA


Keynote Speaker:

Shawn M. Carraher
Naveen Jindal School of Management 

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas, 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: July 1, 2014


Conference City Profile:

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on  November 18, 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler (King) of Amber, after whom the city has been named. The city today has a population of 3.1 million and is also known as the “Pink City of India”. There are direct daily flights from New Delhi to Jaipur. It is also part of the Golden Touristic Triangle consisting of (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur).


About the Conference:

The main theme of the conference is "Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era and the Rise of India as a member of BRICS". 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 American conference proceedings (Advances in Global Business Research, ISS# 1549-9332).


Conference Goal:

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 (1) entrepreneurship development seminars, (2) faculty development workshops, (3)  networking with distinguished Indian entrepreneurs, traders and merchants,  (4) Doing Business in India presentations by businesspersons, (5) one-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students, and (6) an opportunity to socialize with few Indian royal families over gourmet Gala Dinner at the Jaipur Palace Hotel.



Conference Host/Sponsor:

Our conference is being sponsored by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Female Division (FICCI---FLO).


Conference Venue:

Conference would be held in a Palace, that has been converted into a 5 star hotel.  


Manuscript Submissions:

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: Dr. David N. McArthur via his email: [log in to unmask]


Publication Opportunities:

Best papers presented at the conference would be published in the special issues of the following 8 globally respected 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) Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (vii) Journal of Transnational Management and (viii) Thunderbird International Business Review.



         USD$500 includes:

         Luncheons, Coffee/Tea

         Dinner Banquet

         Conference Proceedings

         Recognition Awards

         Special Rate for Fulltime Ph.D., Students USD$250

         Special Rate for Indian Delegates:  IR: 12,000

         Special Rate for Indian Ph.D., Students: IR: 6,000


Review Process:

Authors must submit paper(s) as per submission guidelines. All  manuscripts will be subjected to a double blind peer review process, which takes between 4 to 6 weeks for conclusion. Based on the recommendation of the reviewers, the conference committee will then decide whether the paper(s) should be accepted, revised or rejected. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the referred American conference proceedings (Advances in Global Business Research, ISS# 1549-9332).


Thank you very much.





Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed

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

Professor of Marketing and International Business

Founding President/CEO: Academy for Global Business Advancement

Founding 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


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