AGBA’s 15th Annual World Congress 

on July 2---4, 2018




NIDA Business School

(AACSB Accredited)

National Institute of Development Administration






Conference Theme


"Business and Entrepreneurship Development

                               in a Globalized and Digitalized Era



Conference Chair

Conference Co-Chair

Keynote Speaker # 1

Keynote Speaker # 2

Gary L. Frankwick

Marcus Hunt Chair of International Business

College of Business Administration

University of Texas at

El Paso, Texas,


Viput Ongsakul


NIDA Business School

National Institute of Development Administration



Norman Wright



School of Business

Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah,





Craig Julian

 School of Business and Tourism

 Southern Cross University

    Gold Coast







Conference Brief:

The main theme of the conference is "Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized and Digitalized Era”. 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, that will be achieved through multi-disciplinary presentations and discussions of current business and entrepreneurship issues in developing and developed countries.


Conference Highlights:

Major highlights of the conference would be: (1) Faculty Development Workshops, (2) networking between Thai and global academics, (3) one-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students by globally renowned scholars, and (4) Global Business Forum for global entrepreneurs, investors, traders, importers and exporters. 


Manuscript Submissions:

We welcome submission of manuscripts that address the conference theme as well as all functional areas of business administration. Please submit your manuscripts to our Conference Director/Program Chair at the following address:


                                       Dr. Craig Julian

                      School of Business and Tourism

                             Southern Cross University

                                       Gold Coast


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Publication Opportunities:

Best papers presented at our conference will be eligible to be published in the Special Issues of the following world class journals after substantial revision.


co-edited by Zafar U. Ahmed and Sahil Raj.



Registration and Submission Deadline is: May 15, 2018.


Conference Brochure:

Please download conference brochure from our following website:



Please contact the following for any assistance:



Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed

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

Professor of Marketing and International Business

Founder, President and CEO:

Academy for Global Business Advancement


Founder and Editor-in-Chief:

Journal for Global Business Advancement


Richardson, Texas, USA

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