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Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to share details of the 16th International Conference on
Business Management (ICBM) 2019 to be held at Monash University, Australia.

ICBM 2019 is a partnership between Monash Business School, Monash
University, the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of
Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), Sri Lanka, and the Sri Lanka Institute of
Development Administration (SLIDA). The Conference will be held under the
theme of 'Transforming knowledge into action: Towards sustainable
development in emerging economies'. In our increasingly knowledge-rich
world where new ideas, new modes of thinking and new discoveries push the
boundaries of our understanding, having up-to-date knowledge and using it
effectively, is critical for sustainable development, especially for
emerging economies with their weak institutions and low resource base. The
Conference theme emphasizes  transforming knowledge into action so that
novel projects are implemented, products and services are created, and
tangible outcomes achieved. To do so, countries must not only promote
reliable and useful knowledge creation and assimilation but also harness
and transform this knowledge effectively into policy and practices.

The Conference aims to showcase current research in management by bringing
together academics, practitioners, policy-makers and interest groups from
diverse regions and perspectives. In particular, the Conference addresses
some of the more pressing themes in developing countries, with a special
focus on emerging economies. In doing so, the Conference facilitates
knowledge sharing between countries of distinctive cultures and political
styles, and an opportunity to learn from each other in building our
capacities and cementing even closer ties in the region at sub-government

Two Special Issues in high ranking academic journals have been secured for
the Conference. The journals are *Journal of Business Ethics *and *Public
Administration and Development. *Conference participants are invited to
submit their papers to these Special Issues.

*Key details of the Conference*

Conference Dates:      12-14th December 2019

Conference venue:      Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Australia

*Conference chairs: *
Associate Professor Ramanie Samaratunge (Monash University, Australia)
Dr Nilupama Wijewardena (RMIT University, Australia)
Dr Anura Kumara (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)

Conference website:

*Important dates:*
Paper submission deadline: 31st July 2019 (5:00pm AEST)
Notification of acceptance: 30th September 2019
Deadline for early bird registration: 15th October 2019

*Conference Tracks: *
Democratic Governance
(Co-chairs: Dr WA Wijewardena, Dr Willy McCourt and Professor Sampath

(Co-chairs: Professor Alex Newman, Associate Professor Tui McKeown and Dr M
D Pushpakumari)

Disaster Management
(Co -chairs: Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga and Professor J. Edirisingha)

Human Resource Management
(Co-chairs: Professor Cherrie Zhu, Professor Rowena Barrett and Professor
HDNP Opatha)

Managing Sustainable Organisations
(Co-chairs: Professor Felix Mavondo, Professor Priyan Mendis and Professor
KD Gunawardena)

Supply Chain Management
(Co-chairs: Professor Daniel Prajogo, Professor VĂ©ronique Ambrosini and Dr
STWS Yapa)

Organisation Studies
(Co-chairs: Professor Julie Wolfram Cox, Dr Candy Lu, Professor Kathleen
Riach, Professor Gavin Jack and Dr PDHD Gunathilaka)

Ethical Organisations
(Co-chairs: Associate Professor Michelle Greenwood, Dr Fahreen Alamgir and
Associate Professor Hari Bapuji)

Health Policy and Healthcare Management
(Co-Chairs: Professor Brett Inder, Professor Surangi Yasawardena and Dr
Sisira Kumara)

Spirituality and Management
(Co-Chairs: Professor Rohana Ulluwishewa and Dr Anura Kumara)

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne.

Ramanie Samaratunge


* Associate Professor*

*Monash Business School*
Monash University
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