Submission deadline: March 30, 2018

ABEM invites papers, abstracts, cases studies, and proposals for special sessions and doctoral students on the theme Contemporary Growth Strategies for Developing Countries and Emerging Markets for the following three tracks:


  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategy/Entrepreneurship


  • Public Policy
  • Fundraising
  • E-Government
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Genetically Modified Food
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Environment Management
  • Public Sector Management
  • Law, Patents and Inventions


  • Agriculture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Micro-finance
  • Sustainability
  • Rural Marketing
  • Non Profit/Co-op
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Informal Sector Economy
  • Nutrition and Community

  • Sponsors
  • University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Inderscience Publishers, UK
  • International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Canada

  • Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
  • Result Notification: April 30, 2018
  • Revised paper deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Regular Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Conference Date: August 1-3, 2018
  • 4th ABEM 2018 Conference Brochure pdficon_small

  • Submissions
  • Submissions can be made in English as (1) Abstracts (2) Papers (3) Case Studies (4) Work-in-progress and (5) Doctoral colloquium papers. Controversial and/or debatable topics relating to developing countries or emerging markets or comparisons between east and west ways of conducting businesses are particularly invited.

  • All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed.

  • Proposals can also be submitted for organizing a round table, doctoral or panel discussion. These proposals should include (1) Title (2) Objectives (3) Discussion format and (4) list of contributors with their affiliations and full contact details.

  • Submissions should be sent to submissions@abem.ca

    • Initial submissions should be in Word document using Times New Roman Font Size 12, 1″ margin and double-spaced, and must include: (1) Cover page with title of the study, five keywords, author name(s), title, affiliation, full address, tel nos and e-mail; and, (2) First page with the title, an abstract between 200-250 words, followed by body of the paper within 7000 words including Tables, Figures and References. Please avoid footnotes and appendices.

    • Authors must format their revised papers according to the guidelines/template for inclusion in ABEM Conference Proceedings. All revised submissions will also go through the routine editorial editing to conform consistency/house style. Here is the template. pdficon_small

    • Authors must submit the Copyright Transfer Form along with their revised papers. Failure to submit the signed and filled Form along with formatted paper within 7000 words will result in abstract only being published in ABEM Conference Proceedings. Here is the Form. pdficon_small

  • Submission of the paper signifies that at least one author will register and present the accepted paper physically. There is no virtual presentation option. If multiple authors wish to present the same paper, each author must register. To bring diversity at the conference, different author should present/register different paper.

  • Publication Opportunities
  • Authors will have the option to publish their studies as abstracts (by default) or articles in the 4th 2018 ABEM Conference Proceedings with a Canadian ISBN.

    • ABEM Conference proceedings are indexed in Library and Archives of Canada.

    • ABEM Conference proceedings editors and reviewers follow the Code of Conduct guidelines established by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) while reviewing submissions.

  • Selected competitive papers will be considered for publication in the following peer-reviewed journals subject to their own online submission and normal review process:

  • Awards
  • Based on the recommendations of reviewers, Best Paper Award and Best PhD Student Award will be given at the Conference dinner.

  • Keynote Speakers

Dr. VaalandDr. Terje I. Vaaland
Professor, Industrial Marketing and Strategy
University of Stavanger
Dr. Terje I. Vaaland is professor at the Business School of University of Stavanger in the areas of strategy and industrial marketing and management. In recent years, he has carried out research and consulting within resource development in emerging economies with a primary focus on local industrial participation and competence development. Resource extractive industries in African countries have been the main empirical focus. He is a former business school rector and has managerial experience from the oil & gas industry, finance and food industry. His research is published in journals such as Industrial Marketing and Management, European Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, among others.

Dr. Krishanu RakshitDr. Krishanu Rakshit
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
Dr. Krishanu Rakshit is assistant professor in the marketing group at IIM Calcutta. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata followed by his MBA and doctorate from IIM Bangalore. His research areas include Analytical models in Game Theoretic Consumer Behavior, Pricing of Consumer Goods, Retail Assortment planning, and Branding Industrial Products. Dr. Rakshit serves in editorial capacity for several journals focusing Emerging Markets topics. His other interests are photography, numismatics and travelling.

  • ABEM Regional Chairs
  • Africa
    • Dr. Humayun Kabir, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
    • Dr. Peter Lewa, United States International University (USIU), Kenya
  • Asia
    • Dr. Krishanu Rakshit, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), India
    • Dr. Boo Ho Voon, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Caribbean
    • Dr. Luis Camacho, SUNY Empire State College, USA
    • Dr. Claire Grant, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Europe
    • Dr. Xiaozheng Zhang, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Middle East
    • Dr. Boaz Barak, Western Galilee College, Israel
  • North America
    • Dr. Ven Sriram, University of Baltimore, USA
    • Dr. Isaac Wanasika, University of Northern Colorado, USA
  • Latin America
    • Dr. Jose Brache, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
    • Dr. Katherina Kuschel, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

  • Conference Chairs and Committees

Conference Chair
Dr. Satyendra Singh, Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Conference Co-Chairs
Dr. Darina Saxunova, Asso Professor, Intl Finance and Accounting, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

Organizing Committee
Dr. Fabrizio DiMuro, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Dr. Calin Gurau, Professor, Montpellier Business School, France
Dr. Renata Korsakiene, Associate Professor, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Dr. Domingo Ribeiro, Professor, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Irina Vashko, Associate Professor, Academy of Public and Business Administration, Belarus

Program and Awards Committee
Dr. Tapas R. Dash, Professor and VP, Build Bright University, Cambodia
Dr. Kamel Fantazy, Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Dr. Nichloas Grigoriou, Lecturer, Monash University, Malaysia
Dr. Junwook Yoo, Assistant Professor, Marshall University, USA

Proceedings Editors
Dr. Luis Camacho, Assistant Professor, SUNY Empire State College, USA
Dr. Satyendra Singh, Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada

  • Conference Venue

4th ABEM 2018 Conference venue will be announced soon.

  • About the forthcoming venue