The conference aims to provide a platform to scholars, academicians, practitioners, and business managers to share their valuable knowledge and experience with each other in the context of changing economics and social settings. The objective of the conference is to bring people from the academia and business world closer so that they can share the latest developments in the fields of business, economics, development studies, social sciences, and technology. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com in doc or docx format. Please do mention name of the conference at the time of submission.
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in international peer-reviewed journals (Indexed in SCOPUS, ProQuest and IBSS) if desired by the contributors.
Conference invites work in the form of research paper, conceptual paper, and technical report addressing the timely issues and developments in education, information management, business, development studies, management and technology. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers in but not limited to the subjects of:
|Economics||Social Sciences||Public Administration|
|Micro & Macro Economics||History||Fiscal Administration|
|Public Management||Politics||Legal & Ethical Environment|
|Financial Economics||Languages||Community Development|
|Development Economics||Education||Policy Planning & Analysis|
|Sustainable Development||Anthropology||Administration Behavior & Organization Theory|
|Entrepreneurship||Sociology||Human Resource Management|
|International Relations||Psychology||Political Development Process|
|Public Relations||Hospitality & Tourism||Labor Laws and Relations|
All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review and will be assessed by the reviewers based on quality, originality and relevance. Papers will be reviewed and feedback will be given to authors as soon as possible to complete the review process within one month. Authors should write and format their manuscript according to author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Authors are invited to submit full-text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com in doc or docx format.
Best Paper Award
Best paper in each session will be awarded Best Paper Certificate. Best papers will be notified by the session chair at the end of each session of the conference. All the best papers will be published in journals if desired by the authors.
|Abstract or Full Paper Submission (Extended):||July 10, 2018|
|Notification of Acceptance:||July 12, 2018|
|Last Date of Early Bird Registration:||June 25, 2018|
|Final or Revised Paper Submission:||July 20, 2018|
|Last Date of Regular Registration:||July 20, 2018|
|Conference Dates:||August 16-17, 2018|
For manuscript submission please read following guidelines. Manuscripts must be sent as an email attachment. Acknowledgement of manuscript submission will be sent to author(s) within 48 hours.
All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review. Papers will be reviewed by an editor and members of the editorial board and experienced reviewers around the world. Feedback will be given to authors as early as possible, as we make every effort to complete the review process within 4 weeks.
Author(s) should write and format their manuscript according to following guidelines. Failing to do this, the editor may decline to review the manuscript at the early stage.
• All manuscripts must be in MS Word (Doc/Docx) format.
• The first page should contain the title of the study, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, telephone number and email address. The mailing address of the corresponding author should also be mentioned.
• Please do not write authors name elsewhere in the manuscript as the paper will be sent for blind review.
• Title of the paper should be precise, concise and in bold.
• The second page should contain the title and a structured abstract of maximum 200 words followed by five (5) keywords.
• Rest of the paper should contain an introduction to the topic, review of the literature, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion, recommendations and references.
• Article/research paper should be written in English in simple, concise, and correct language.
• The manuscript must be double-spaced in Times New Roman with no hyperlinks. The article should not exceed 20 pages. Format consistency is expected in writing the research articles from the author(s).
• Tables should be numbered with Arabic format. Tables should be in MS word and placed where the interpretation of table is carried out. The table should not be enclosed on a separate sheet.
• Figure(s) should be cited in Arabic format. For Example; Figure 1. The Figure(s) should be clear enough to read and interpret.
• List of non- standard abbreviations will be added by the author(s).
• All mathematical equations should be typed as text. For this purpose equations editor is preferred. Equation in the form of an image is not acceptable.
• Running text citation should be given properly like Armstrong (2001), (Simon, 2001), Fullan & Scott (2009).
• Paper from previous journal issues or conferences can be used as a reference for formatting purposes.
• References at the end should appear alphabetically. Please follow the latest edition of APA referencing style for every type of reference. Use MS Word reference function or EndNote Software to insert references.
Journal Paper Reference
Lovichakorntikul, P., Walsh, J. (2011). Effective Channels for Establishing an Irlen Centre to Help People with Reading Problems in Thailand. Information Management and Business Review, 2(3), 99-105.
Kotler, P. (1997). Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control (9th ed), Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall International.
The accepted paper should be formatted using single space, font Cambria, font size 10 and maximum 14-16 single space pages.
Author (s) should affirm that the material has not published previously. It has not been submitted to another conference, and it is not under consideration by any journal.
If you have any query please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All attending conference participants must pay the registration fee. For each paper, at least one author must attend and pay the registration fee to be included in the conference proceedings. However, an author can register in absentia if unable to attend the conference. One author can submit more than one paper and need to pay an additional registration fee for each additional paper. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author will attend the conference, each attending author needs to register separately.
|Early Bird Registration Fee||Regular Registration Fee|
|First Paper||Additional Paper||First Paper||Additional Paper|
|Author Delegates||250 US$||100 US$||300 US$||150 US$|
|Student Delegates||150 US$||80 US$||200 US$||100 US$|
|Members of IFRD||200 US$||100 US$||250 US$||100 US$|
|Other Delegates (Listener)||200 US$||–||250 US$||–|
Note: Registration fee is non-refundable, exclusive of bank charges and can be paid in equivalent AED or USD. Contributor(s) can submit fee through bank transfer or credit card.
All non-member delegates can pay the registration fee of IFRD Members by adding USD100 in the registration fee of Members of IFRD and hence become IFRD Members.
Registration fee includes: Conference attendance, daily tea breaks, luncheon and publication of accepted papers in the refereed conference proceedings. Registration fee does not include hotel accommodation, transport and Journal Publication Fee. Participants have to arrange visa on their own.
Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at the Garden Court Hotel or any nearby hotel.
We will publish both full paper and abstract book double-blind peer-reviewed conference proceedings with ISSN 2307-7549 (CD-ROM). Authors have the choice to opt for any of the available options. Refereed conference proceedings will be included in each conference registrant’s packet. Participants can collect their conference packet from the registration desk on the day of the conference.
Venue of the conference is Garden Court OR Tambo International Airport Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Address: 2 Hulley Road, Isando Ext. 3, Kempton Park, 1619, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
Telephone: +27 11 392 1062, Fax: +27 11 974 8097
Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at Garden Court Hotel or any nearby hotel.
Prof Clinton Aigbavboa., Ph.D., University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Alexandru Trifu, Ph.D., University, Petre Andrei, Iasi, Romania
Prof Thwala, Wellington., Ph.D., University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Zehra Vildan SERİN, Ph.D., Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof Hermann Gruenwald, Ph.D., Burapha University International College, Bangsaen, Thailand
Ayhan Kapusuzoglu, Ph.D., Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
Prof Dileep Kumar M., PhD., University Gorgasali, Georgia, Malaysia Center
Prof Johan de Jager, Ph.D., Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Prof Wei-Bin Zhang, Ph.D., Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Katalin Jackel, Ph.D., Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary
Prof Pratibha Samson Gaikwad, Ph.D., Shivaji University of Pune, India
Prof Izah Mohd Tahir, Ph.D., University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia
Prof Chux Gervase Iwu, Ph.D., Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Prof Somnath Sen, Ph.D., University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Prof Susantha Herath, Ph.D., St. Cloud State University, USA
Prof Saman Dassanayake, Ph.D., University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hamdan Said, Ph.D., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia
Boubker Sbihi, Ph.D., I-school ESI, Rabat, Morocco
Prof Miklos Hadju, Hungary
Prof David Edwards, UK
Prof John Smallwood, South Africa
Prof Nicolas Chileshe, Australia
Prof Jian Zuo, Australia
Prof Fidelis Emuze, South Africa
Prof Dr Mehmed Muric, Serbia
Dr Emmanuel Adinyira, Ghana
Prof Tiabat Lawanson, Nigeria
Prof PD Rwelamila, South Africa
Prof A Talukhaba, South Africa
Prof A Windapo, South Africa
Prof KK Shakantu, South Africa
Prof Amira Osman, South Africa
Prof JHC Pretorius, South Africa
Prof Lawrence Atepor, Ghana
Dr Erastus Mwanaumo, Zambia
Dr Ayodeji Oke, Nigeria
Dr Divine K. Ahadzie, Ghana
Dr De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Ghana
Dr Obuks Ejohwomu, UK
Dr Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Ghana
Dr Geraldine Kikwasi, Tanzania
Dr Rizwan Shabbir, Pakistan
Dr Maqsood Haider, Pakistan