*ACADEMY FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT (AGBA)* *http://www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>* *AGBA’s 15th Annual World Congress* *on July 2---4, 2018* *at* *NIDA Business School* *(AACSB Accredited)* *National Institute of Development Administration* *Thailand* *CALL FOR PAPERS* *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, *USA* *Viput Ongsakul* Dean NIDA Business School National Institute of Development Administration *Thailand* *Norman Wright* Dean Woodbury School of Business Utah Valley University Orem, Utah, * USA* *Craig Julian* School of Business and Tourism Southern Cross University Gold Coast *Australia* *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* * Australia* * Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* *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. - *Journal of Business Research (Elsevier—ISI, Thomson Reuters and Scopus Indexed)* - *Thunderbird International Business Review (John Wiley, ISI, Thomson Reuters and Scopus Indexed)* - *Journal of East-West Business (Taylor & Francis – Scopus indexed)* - *Journal for Global Business Advancement (Inderscience – Scopus indexed) * - *Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (Inderscience – **Web of Science, ESCI Indexed**) * - *Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (Emerald – Scopus indexed) * - *Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (Springer – Scopus indexed) * - *EuroMed Journal of Business (Emerald – Scopus indexed) * - *Review of International Business and Strategy <http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ribs> (Emerald)* - *Journal of Global Business and Technology (USA)* - *Journal of Global Marketing (**Taylor & Francis – Scopus indexed)* - *International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing **(Emerald **– Scopus indexed** )* - *Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research **(Springer – Scopus indexed)* - *Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (Emerald, Thomson Reuters)* - *Global Business Review (Sage – Scopus indexed)* - *A Monograph to be published by McGraw Hill on “ **Defining the Frontiers of Global Business Research Across Emerging Countries**” and to be * *co-edited by Zafar U. Ahmed and Sahil Raj.* *Deadline:* Registration and Submission Deadline is: May 15, 2018. *Conference Brochure:* Please download conference brochure from our following website: *http://www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>* *Communication:* 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* *(www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>)* *Founder and Editor-in-Chief**: * *Journal for Global Business Advancement* *(www.inderscience.com/jgba <http://www.inderscience.com/jgba>)* *Richardson, Texas, USA* *Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.