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The First Australia-Middle East Conference on
Business and Social Science 2016

April 17-18, 2016   Dubai, UAE


Theme: Towards Research Excellence in Business and Social Sciences

Principle Organiser: Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences (AABSS), Australia

Co-Organisers: Tennessee State University, USA; ALHOSN University, UAE

Supporters: University of South Australia (UniSA); Australia; Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia; and Yunus Centre (Organisation of Prof. Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner)

Date: Sun, 17-Apr-2016 to Mon, 18-Apr-2016



The 1st Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2016 will be held from April 17 to 18, 2016 in Dubai, UAE. The main objective of Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences (AMECBSS) 2016 is to promote and publish relevant and current ideas that are important for global academics in particular and the businesses, societies and economies at large. Its objective also includes the dissemination of knowledge and networking with relevant stakeholders in order to inform and motivate them for strategic thinking and actions. While AMECBSS 2016 aims to serve as a platform for the researchers, educators and learners of undergraduate and graduate business and social sciences from all over the world, especially the participants from Gulf Countries, Europe, Africa and greater Asia are expected to bolster the conference audience.


Conference Leaders:



Associate Professor Stephen Boyle

Dean Academic, UniSA Business School, University of South Australia, SA, Australia

Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies


Keynote Speakers:


Professor Hilary Winchester

Provost and Vice President, Central Queensland University Australia, Australia

Dr Mohamad Kashef

Provost and Chief Academic Office (CAO),

Associate Professor in Architecture-Faculty of Engineering, ALHOSN University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Professor Abu N M Wahid

Professor in the department of economics and finance, Tennessee State University, USA

Editor, The Journal of Developing Areas, USA


Conference Tracks:

While AMECBSS 2016 invites papers in all areas of business and social sciences, submissions in the following areas are highly encouraged:

  • Accounting
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing
  • International Business
  • Social Business (supported by Yunus Centre) and Social Sciences




There will be two high quality workshops in this conference.

  • Professional workshop on Managerial Leadership: What and How to Deliver?
    Will be conducted by Professor Brian D'Netto, Curtin University, Australia
  • Research workshop on How to Write a PhD Thesis?
    Will be conducted by Prof Abu N.M. Wahid, Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada and Managing Editor, The Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, USA


Publication Opportunities:


Option 1: AMECBSS 2016 gives the participants an opportunity to publish their full-fledged conference papers in the Journal of Developing Areas (The JDA), which has been a highly recognised multidisciplinary international journal since 1966. The JDA’s Editorial Advisory Board included eminent personalities as Economics Noble Laureate Professor Eric Maskin and the World Bank Chief Economist Dr Kaushik Basu The Association of Business Schools - UK ranked the JDA as a "Grade Two" journal. Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), German Keil Institute's Internal Rankings, and Anne-Wil Harzing Quality List of Journals ranked JDA as "Category B".


Option 2: Full-fledged submissions, which do not meet the JDA’s acceptance criteria, will be considered for publication in one of the following peer-reviewed international journals:

  • Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies (AJBES)
  • Australian Journal of Sustainable Business and Society (AJSBS)


Option 3: Regardless of this, all the submissions that have been accepted for presentation will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN.


Conference Venue:

City Seasons Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Al Maktoum Road, Port Saeed , Dubai, UAE: Google Maps

GPS Coordinates: 25° 15' 22.8888" N, 55° 20' 5.352" E


Founded by Sheikh Ahmed Musallam Bin Ham, City Seasons Hotels commenced its journey in 2005 with City Seasons Suites in Dubai. The owners' ambition was to establish hotels that are elegant and stylish yet cozy with a focus on quality, luxury and great value. With its commitment to offer ‘affordable luxury’, City Seasons Hotels have now established as one of UAE’s leading hotel brands.


City Seasons Group of Hotels currently counts five 4-star properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat, with their first 5-star hotel, The Royal Rose recently opened in Abu Dhabi, bringing the total number of rooms to 1300. The Group boasts to reach 2000 rooms by end of 2015 with the new openings. Further expansions abroad are underway to double the portfolio of the group by 2020.

Best Regards,

Dr. Taimur Sharif PGCE(UK), CAHRI(AUS)
Dean, Faculty of Business
Associate Professor in Business Economics
Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi, PO Box: 38772, UAE |
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