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Final Call for Papers

40th International Business Research Conference

DATES: 9-10 January 2017

VENUE: Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Extended Submission Deadline: 12 December 2016

Extended Registration Deadline: 27 December 2016



Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies and/or abstracts, relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing are invited for the above 2-day international conference at the above venue in Dubai, UAE.  This International conference is organised by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia (GRIBA) which is a global organization with Fellows (all having doctoral degrees) from 65 countries. This conference is also supported by three peer reviewed journals listed by Excellent Research Australia, Australian Research Council- an arm of Australian Government and published by Zant World Press of Australia (see Please note that these are not open access and predatory journals which publish papers without any fee.



Please send full papers and/or abstracts by 12 December 2016 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline) via email address All abstract and/or full papers must be prepared as per guidelines (see the link in the website). As the paper will be anonymously blind reviewed, please send us a separate page with personal information showing the name of author(s) and affiliation of the corresponding author, email address and the field/track of research. Please do not include these information in the paper which should be sent together with the personal information sheet. Papers which do not contain these information will not be considered for this conference.  If you want to be considered for best paper awardee, you must send us full paper. Papers submitted will be reviewed continuously and review outcome will be informed within shortest possible time without compromising the quality of the review work. Authors needing longer time for funding approval should send at least their abstract at least 6 weeks before the submission deadline.



Thomson Reuter and Scopus Indexed Journals:  

Note: The editorial board of the respective journal will independently consider high quality papers. You need to follow the journal’s policy. For example, while JMS does not charge any fee, BBS asks for submission fee.

Publication in 2017 Issues of International Journals without any Fee:

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the 2017 Issue of the following journals listed by Excellent Research Australia (ERA), Australian Government.


These journals are under review by SCOPUS and no publication fee of any sort is involved for these journals, if your paper is awarded outstanding paper or best paper prize award. However, authors must comply to the review report and manuscript submission guidelines (see



As per choice of the authors, abstract and/or full papers will be published by GRIBA in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN and will be published electronically via a dedicated website, namely, which will be linked to Google Scholar. This website contains thousands of conference papers which are used by the researchers throughout the world for advancing your research.



Best paper award will be announced after the conference and all awardees will receive printed certificates. We provide written feedback on the papers presented which is rarely provided by other conference organizers.



There are several options for conference registration fees. The basic registration fee is US $350 for two days and it includes publication of paper in online conference proceedings, arrival, morning and afternoon break-foods, mouth-watering buffet lunch, printed conference program books and participation certificates. Please see the registration fee schedule.

 If you have any questions, please direct it to Ms. Nuha Jahan, Conference Administrator via



Prof. Willian Lim, York University, Canada.

Prof. A. Can, Bryant University, USA.     

Prof. Dora Marinova, Curtin University, Australia.

Prof. Ming Yuan Li, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Prof. Sae Woon Park, Changwon National University, South Korea.

Prof. Kyung-Chun, Mun, Truman State University, USA.

Prof. Daniel Park, Azusa Pacific University, USA.

Prof. Jae-Seung, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.

Prof. Maria Alberta Maia, University Institute, Portugal.

Prof. Yi-Chein Chiang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan.

Prof. Rasoul Rezvanian, Northeastern Illinois University, USA.

Prof. Zuhairah Ariff Abd Ghadas, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia.

Prof. Akinola Fadahunsi, Ajman University of Sc. and Tech, UAE.

Asso. Prof. James Cotter, Wake Forest University, USA.

Asso. Prof. Cao Jiang, Holy Family University, USA.

Asso. Prof. Nishikant Mishra, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Asso. Prof. Kantha Dayaram, Curtin University, Australia.

Asso. Prof. Liang Song, Michigan Technological University, USA.

Asso. Prof. José-Luis C.-Sánchez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Dr. David Edgar, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Dr. Elisa Backer, Federation University, Australia.

Dr. Bo Ouyang, Pennsylvania University, USA.

Dr. Chong Guan, SIM University, Singapore.

Dr. Davood Askarany, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Yaowen Shan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Mohobbot Ali, University of Canberra, Australia.

Dr. Peng Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China.

Dr. Taoufik Bouraoui, ESC Rennes School of Business, France.

Conference Chair (Honorary)

Professor Bob Clift, Former Dean, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Coordinator: Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, GRIBA, Australia.

Update: 01-12-2016