ABEM invites papers, abstracts, cases studies, and proposals for special sessions and doctoral students on the theme Growth through Foreign Direct Investments and Regional Integration 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
  • Build Bright University, Cambodia
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Inderscience Publishers, UK
  • International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, Canada

  • Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016
  • Result Notification: May 31, 2016
  • Revised paper deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Regular Registration Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Conference Program Schedule publication: July 20, 2016
  • Conference Date: August 2-4, 2016
  • 2nd 2016 ABEM Conference Program Schedule 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. 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.

  • 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.

    • Authors should format their revised papers according to the template for inclusion in ABEM Conference Proceedings. Here is the template. pdficon_small

    • Authors must submit the Copyright Transfer Form along with their revised papers. Failure to submit the Form 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. If multiple authors wish to present the same paper, each author must register.

  • Authors will have the option to publish their studies as abstracts (by default) or articles in the 2nd 2016 ABEM Conference Proceedings with Canadian ISBN: 978-0-9937342-1-2. ABEM Conference proceedings are indexed in Library and Archives of Canada.

  • Publication Opportunities

  • 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. SaxunovaDr. Darina Saxunova
Associate Professor, International Finance and Accounting
Comenius University in Bratislava
Dr. Darina Saxunova is an associate professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava in Slovakia, and a visiting professor at the Catholic University in Lille (France), the University of Lorraine (France) and at the Business School of Edgewood College (USA). Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of international finance and forensic accounting with particular reference to International Financial Reporting Standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Dr. Saxunova’s expertise in these areas led her to participate in several projects — sponsored by Slovak Ministry of Finance and World Bank — and serve as an auditor for the Slovak Auditing Oversight Board. Dr. Saxunova has published numerous articles in professional journals, presented several research papers at prestigious international conferences, and authored many university textbooks on Accounting.

Dr. SriramDr. Ven Sriram
Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
University of Baltimore
Dr. Ven Sriram is Professor and Chair of the Marketing and Entrepreneurship department at the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, USA. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal and Turkey, a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Russia and a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Cambridge University, UK. His research and consulting interests focus on issues relating to marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and social enterprises in emerging markets. He has co-edited a book — Drivers of Global Business Success: Lessons from Emerging Markets. Dr. Sriram has published articles in leading journals such as Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, and Omega, among others, and presented papers at several international conferences, and trained students, managers and executives in Nepal, Turkey, Argentina, Mexico, Ghana and Russia.

  • 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. Dheeraj Sharma, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
  • Caribbean: Mrs. 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
    • Dr. Susan Prattis, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • North America: Dr. Ven Sriram, University of Baltimore, USA
  • Latin America: Dr. Katherina Kuschel, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

  • Committees

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

Conference Co-Chairs
Dr. Tapas R. Dash, Professor and Sr. Vice-President, Build Bright University, Cambodia
Dr. Mornay Roberts-Lombard, Professor and Deputy Head, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Organizing Committee
Dr. Fabrizio DiMuro, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Dr. Nnamdi Madichie, Associate Professor, London School of Business & Management, UK
Dr. Domingo Ribeiro, Professor, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Dheeraj Sharma, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
Dr. Irina Vashko, Associate Professor, Academy of Public and Business Administration, Belarus

Program and Awards Committee
Dr. Kamel Fantazy, Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Dr. Nichloas Grigoriou, Lecturer, Monash University, Malaysia
Dr. Naliniprava Tripathy, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIMS), India
Dr. Junwook Yoo, Assistant Professor, Marshall University, USA

Proceedings Editors
Dr. Nnamdi O. Madichie, Professor, London School of Business & Management, UK
Dr. Satyendra Singh, Professor, University of Winnipeg, Canada

  • Conference Venue

2nd 2016 ABEM Conference will take place at

Sunway Hotel
#1, Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom, P. O. Box 633
Phnom Penh 12202
Kingdom of Cambodia, Asia
Tel: +855 23 430 333

To get a discount on your hotel booking, please contact Ms. Sok Leakhana, Senior Sales Manager (Tel: +855 1294-5083, E-mail: salesshpp@sunwayhotels.com) and mention ABEM Conference.

  • About Phnom Penh City

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. Phnom Penh is a beautiful city with accents of Khmer Empire and French colonialists, and has a spectacular riverfront, parks, restaurants and bars in addition to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, among others. Cambodia is a part of ASEAN trading block which is going to be Common Market, representing the 7th largest economy with a population of over 600m and GDP over $2.5 trillion. The ASEAN is one of the fastest growing emerging markets through the strategies of foreign direct investment and international trade, making Phnom Penh an ideal venue to hold the ABEM conference.

Here is a 3-minute clip on Phnom Penh city.