Track 1: Entrepreneurship in Emerging & Developing Economies: Affords an opportunity to examine one of the key drives of economic activity in rural, peri-urban and urban environments. Papers can take as their focus entrepreneurial education, new technology as a vehicle for entrepreneurial activity, the positive and negative roles of regulatory frameworks, the challenges of accessing funding and product development, retail and distribution, gender stereotyping in the realm of entrepreneurial activity and the language and iconography of entrepreneurs in the developing work.
Track 2: Logistics & Supply Chain Management: This track offers an opportunity for scholars to explore some of the pressing issues facing those in key management roles in an era of increasing interdependence and rapid technological change. Solutions orientated papers are especially welcomed, as is research that examines case studies that highlight foresight planning and the importance of training and continuous professional development.
Track 3: Applied Statistics: The conference contributions from researchers, educators, managers and students. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activities, case studies or best practices, shedding light on the theory or practice of statistics, or innovation management, and addressing the strategic objectives of technological change.
Track 4: Cloud Computing, Big Data & Cyber Security: Offers academics and subject specialists an opportunity to present research in areas that are having a profound effect upon all our lives. The conference is eager to see papers that focus on the ways organizations and institutions collect, manage, store and protect data. Innovation and foresight are of particular relevance, as is ensuring organizational awareness of levels of risk and dependency.
Track-5: The Financial sector in Emerging economies: Provides the scholarly means to present research on any finance, accounting and organisational structure-related topics. Papers can take as their focus SMEs or larger corporations and multinationals. IT and other innovation is impacting considerable across the board and so this is another aspect that could well provide a stimulating route into these three areas of academic research.
Track 6: The Growth & Economic Development in Emerging economies: Provides a forum for faculty and specialists in the field to elucidate some of the challenges formulating policies and overseeing implementation. The conference is keen to see papers that focus on frontier and emerging markets, as well as exploring regional, national and trade block related topics. Papers related to gender, the environment and sustainable development are particularly welcome.
Track 7: The Globalisation and International Trade in Emerging economies: Provides the ideal forum to present papers that explore the core features of globalisation, as well as some of the unforeseen consequences. Papers from all aspects of international trade are welcome and may include, but are not limited to, the trade tariffs, logistics, infrastructure developments and emerging markets.
Track 8: Branding & Marketing in Emerging economies: With each market being unique this track gives scope to examine brand identity and equity (including national and regional branding). Paper related to Intellectual Property are welcome as are those that examine and explore the diverse and innovative ways in which local and international brands are endeavour to capture and retain customers across a wide demographic, not only the lucrative youth market, but also specific market segments such as women and senior citizens.