AGBA’s 12th World Congress  

On August 5 --- 7, 2015


in Malaysia



Conference Theme

"Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era  and the Rise of Malaysia”.


Conference Chair


Kip Becker

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts,




Conference Co-Chair


Mary Teagarden

Thunderbird  School of

Global Management

Arizona State University


Conference Co-Chair


Wolfgank Hinck


College of Business Administration

Prince Mohammad

Bin Fahad University

Saudi Arabia

Conference Co-Chair



Department of Management Studies

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


      AGBA Chair


Klaus-Peter Wiedmann

Chair Professor

and Director

Institute of Marketing and Management

Leibniz University

at Hannover



Keynote Speaker


Norman Wright


Woodbury School

of Business

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah,


Conference Patron


Daing Nasir Ibrahim

Vice Chancellor/ President

University of Malaysia Pahang


Program Chair and Conference Director


Jan C. L. König

Institute of Marketing and Management

Leibniz University at Hannover




Registration and Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015


About the Conference:

The main theme of the conference is "Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era and the Rise of Malaysia”. 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 Malaysian entrepreneurs, traders and merchants,  (4) Doing Business in Malaysia presentations by businesspersons, and (5) one-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students by globally renowned scholars.


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. Jan C. L. König  via his email: [log in to unmask]


GIFT --- Our Conference Partner --- (

Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management (GIFT), an initiative of the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), INDIA, is a duly registered professional society that seeks to enhance flexibility in business and management. With more than thousand members spread across the globe, it is AGBA's partner in organizing its global conferences. GIFT as a professional body has been established to meet challenges of new business environment with the active participation of individual and corporate members.


Publication Opportunities:

Best papers presented at the conference would be published in the special issues of the following world-class journals:


ˇ         Journal of Management History

ˇ  Journal for Global Business Advancement

ˇ  Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

ˇ  Journal of Technology Management in China

ˇ  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

ˇ  Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

ˇ  Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management


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 

Honorary Chief Editor: Journal for International Business & Entrepreneurship 

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Skype ID: zafaruahmed

Email: [log in to unmask]


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