Business & Management (Local and International Business)- Papers in any area of business including administration, economics, entrepreneurs, finance, information systems, accounting, marketing, organizational behaviour, management, public relations, strategy, human resource management, quantitative methods, operations research, Agribusiness etc. Papers in any area of management including organizational behaviour, culture, decision making, organizational structure and design, organizational change and development, strategic management and planning, motivation and leadership, marketing management, production management, health care management, tourism and event management, managing change and development, environmental management, ethics and social responsibility, retail management etc.
Finance, Banking and Accounting - Papers in any of area of Finance, Banking and Accounting including accounting theory and practice, auditing, financial planning, financial management, cost accounting, portfolio analysis, budgeting, international accounting, etc.
Information Technology - Papers in any area of Information Technology including resource information management, decision support systems, resource planning systems, business intelligence, systems analysis and design, software for business applications, networking systems, security, storage technologies, Web technologies, human-computer interaction, IT system acquisition, implementation, and integration, including systems development, and integration methodologies and processes, etc.
Marketing - Papers in any of area of Marketing including advertising and integrated marketing communication, international Marketing, social marketing, digital media, consumer behaviour, tourism and event marketing, hospitality marketing, services marketing, retail marketing, strategic marketing; health care marketing, global marketing, sustainable marketing, pricing, product development, distribution and logistics, retail marketing etc.
Human Resources Management - Papers in any of area of Human Resources Management including, training and development, industrial relations, selection and recruitment, human resource planning, career planning and development, employees performance evaluation, etc.
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Emerging trends in tourism, travel and hospitality sector, Marketing Management in Tourism and Hotel Operations, Travellers perspective and marketing strategies, Service Quality and Customers Delight, Sustainable Destination Management, and Marketing Tourism & Hospitality product development, positioning, branding and management Sustainable marketing and tourism growth Tourism Business Strategies and Revenue Management.
Growth and Economic Development track - 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.
Globalisation and International Trade track - 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.
Big-data driven intelligent decision making in the food industry - Provides an opportunity to explore a whole raft of important issues including the ability to detect, segment, forecast and recommend. In addition, there is scope to examine Food Supply Chain Management (FSCM), On-time Delivery, Operational Efficiency, Sentiment Analysis, Quality Control, Customer-Centric Experience, Market Basket Analysis, Food Sustainability, and Risk Identification and Foresight Planning. Papers of a theoretical nature and practical nature are most welcome.
Education and teaching for the Life Long Learning Sector - offers considerable scope to examine a range of themes that impact on all seats of learning, as well as general capacity building. Whilst the chief focus of this track relates to andragogy, it is keen to embrace education in its broadest sense, as well as through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and the role of the autodidact. Papers related to both theory and practices are most welcome.
Example of topics appropriate to the conference includes:
Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.