AGBA’s 11th World Congress  


November 21---23,  2014   


New Delhi, INDIA



Conference Theme

"Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era and the Rise of India Under New Leadership”.



Conference Chair:

Ben L. Kedia

Wang Professor of International Business

Director: Wang Center for International Business Education

The University of Memphis CIBER

Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Keynote Speaker:

Shawn M. Carraher

Visiting Professor of Global Entrepreneurship

Naveen Jindal School of Management

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas, USA



Patron and Distinguished Speaker:

Daing Nasir Ibrahim

President/Vice Chancellor

University of Malaysia at Pahang

Kuantan, State of Pahang, Malaysia



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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Indian Host:

Vaneeta Rastogi

AGBA Vice President for Northern India

New Delhi, India


Registration and Submission Deadline: September 15, 2014


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". This 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, and (5) one-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students.


Conference Host/Sponsor:

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


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 and Conference Director: 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 globally respected journals:

(i) Journal of Management History, (ii) Journal for Global Business Advancement; (iii) Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development; (iv) Journal of Technology Management in China; (v) Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and 5  additional world-class journals would be added to this list shortly.   



         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 Faculty Delegates:  IR: 12,000

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


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

President/CEO: Academy for Global Business Advancement (

Director: AGBA’s Institute for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship 

Chair:  AGBA’s Center for International Business Education and Research 

Editor-in-Chief: Journal for Global Business Advancement 

Chief Editor: Journal for International Business & Entrepreneurship Development 

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)

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