Call for papers

Conference Tracks 

Researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners are encouraged to present their findings, case studies and observations on various spectrums of economy and society, including but not limiting to the following:

Finance & Accounting (Track No. 1)

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Bruce Gurd (Uni. of SA)

  • Financial markets
  • Risk management
  • Debt management
  • Management control systems – comparative studies
  • Accounting standards and reporting
  • Comparative studies of stock markets
  • Auditing standards and practices in India and the region
  • Trajectories of Indian conglomerates

Economics (Track No. 2)

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Mandar Oak (Uni. of Adelaide)

  • Fiscal versus monetary deficit – Policy management
  • Trade promotions and investments
  • Free-trade agreements

Cross Cultural Management (Track No. 3)

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Bruce Gurd (Uni. of SA)

  • Growth of new management systems
  • Leadership styles cp. East and West
  • Managing for stakeholders – comparative studies
  • Institutional norms and business ethics
  • Managing expatriate employees

Strategy & Entrepreneurship (Track No. 4)

Chair: Dr. Shruti Sardeshmukh (Uni. of SA), Assoc. Prof. Pi-Shen Seet (Flinders Uni.)

  • Critical perspectives on strategy
  • Strategic decision making
  • Strategy as process
  • Resource based view
  • Impact of environmental complexity and dynamism
  • Family business
  • Growth strategies
  • Intrapreneurship
  • International new ventures
  • Social entrepreneurship

Human Resource Management (Track No. 5)

Chair: Prof. Ying Zhu (Uni. of SA)

  • Employee-employer relationships
  • Organizational fairness in HR practices
  • Trust deficit
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Managing human capital
  • High-skilled migration
  • Managing expatriate employees

International Business (Track No. 6)

Chair: Prof. Ying Zhu (Uni. of SA)

  • The internationalization process
  • Strategic alliances, JV, M & A activities
  • Globalization and its impact
  • Cross-cultural and comparative studies
  • Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
  • Head office and subsidiary relationships

Marketing Management (Track No. 7)

Chair: Dr. Richard Lee (Uni. of SA), Dr. Vipul Pare (Flinders University)

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Branding issues
  • Technology and marketing
  • Consumer networks
  • International Marketing
  • Managing changing expectations

Tourism Management (Track No. 8)

Chair: Dr. Robert van der Veen (Uni. of SA)

  • Innovation and sustainability
  • Education and the workforce
  • Tourist behaviour and experiences
  • Destination branding and marketing
  • Emerging markets and transformation
  • Resilient and adaptive organisations
  • Environmental and technological change

International Relations (Track No. 9)

Chair: Dr. Shamsul Khan (Uni. of SA)

  • Major Asian Powers in the Global System
  • Neighbourhood Policies of the Major Asian Powers
  • RCEP and TPP and the Competing Models for Trade, Commerce and Security Partnerships.
  • ASEAN’s Foreign Relations between Bilateralism and Multilateralism
  • Asian Regional Groupings and Extra-Regional Linkages

IT and Cyber Security (Track No. 10)

Chair: Dr. Ke Xing (Uni. of SA)

  • Business intelligence
  • Decision support systems
  • E-governance
  • Challenges in managing information systems
  • Cyber security

Urban Transformation and Sustainable Design (Track No. 11)

Chair: Prof. Thomas Mical (Uni. SA)

  • Creativity, Innovation, and Design Principles for Management
  • Sustainable Practices and Methods
  • Built Environments and Workspace Innovation
  • Sustainable Urban Policies and Practices
  • New Workplaces and New Work-Life Practices
  • Urban Transformations in the Workforce

SPECIAL TRACK on Business Engagement with India (Track No. 12)

Chair: Prof. Adrian Vicary (Uni. SA)

Since ACAB (UniSA) is hosting this conference in association with MDI, Gurgaon, we have devoted one special track on ‘business engagement with India’. This special track is also timely in the sense that the South Australian government released a policy direction paper titled South Australia-India: Economic Development Directions Paper in 2012. This document identifies India as the key strategic trade partner for South Australia.  

This track will have sub-topics, including but not limited to the following:

  • Policy Issues
  • Business opportunities in India
  • Challenges of engaging with India
  • Business environment in India. 

Areas of study and research

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