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12-13 DECEMBER, 2020 
_University Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA



Dr. Job Dubihlela

Associate Professor, Faculty of  Management & Economic Sciences

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Feyza Bhatti

Vice Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics & Vice Director, Graduate institute

Girne American University, 


Dr. Zanete Garanti

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences

Cyprus International University,


We invite authors whose abstracts, proposals and full papers have received preliminary acceptance to register on time for the ICOBM'19 in order to take advantage of early bird rates. Audience and workshop - only participants are also welcome.

To register please click on the button below 


Call for Papers 

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Business Management (ICOBM). The conference is organized by the American Academic Research Society (AARESOC) and will take place at Erasmus University, Netherlands

between 12-13 December, 2019. 

The theme of this year's conference is  Managing Organizations in a Changing World. Click HERE for more on the thematic areas covered.

Click below to view  details of the scientific and organizing committees



For all general enquiries, please contact: programcoordinator@icobm.net

We look forward to seeing you at ICOBM 2019!

   Submit an Abstract Now!

Important Dates & Deadlines


*Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline:

10th October, 2019

Registration Deadline:

31st October, 2019

Conference Dates:

12-13 December, 2019

Formatted Manuscript Submission Deadline:

17th December, 2019

Conference Proceedings Publication:

20th December, 2019

Notification of Publication Status in our Affiliate ESCI+SCOPUS Journals:

31st December, 2019

Procedure for Participating

Participating in the ICOBM'19 event, entails a four step sequential process:

(1) Submit an abstract or full paper

(2) Receive review and presentation-eligibility decision (within 4 days of submission)

(3) Register for the conference 

(4) Submit final version of Full Papers: Authors of reviewed and accepted papers who wish to have them published in our ESCI SCOPUS indexed journals will need to submit the final formatted manuscript (effecting all corrections suggested by the reviewers as at when due) 

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Value Offerings


In addition to networking opportunities, the  ICOBM 2019 conference offers participants the following  two key opportunities:

Publication Opportunities

All accepted papers will be published in the official ICOBM 2019 conference proceedings and submitted for indexation in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI).

Select papers will be published in our affiliate Journals indexed in ESCI + SCOPUS.

Please click below to learn more 


Certification Opportunities

Participants who register for the add-on methodology training workshops: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) for Management Research will receive official proficiency certification issued by AARESOC.

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Participants at this year's ICOBM'19 are eligible to be considered for our Peter Drucker Emerging Scholar Award, AARESOC Best Paper Award and AARESOC Best Doctoral Paper Award.

Peter Drucker Emerging Scholar Award

The typical recipient of this award is the candidate with a research and academic portfolio indicative of a potential for fundamental impact on managerial thought and practice geared toward the success of organizations. Special consideration is given to interdisciplinary contributions which strengthen existing  management theories especially from the arts and sciences domain. Only members of AARESOC are eligible to be nominated for this award. The potential winner of this award will typically 

   - have 4 - 7 years of active academic experience from the date of completion    

    of his/her dissertation.

   - have a publication and other professional activity record with clear evidence    

    of significant impact on the field of management.

The winner of this year's award will be recognized at an exclusive event during the opening ceremony of the ICOBM'19 event. He/she will be awarded a significant cash prize, a plaque, a free lifetime membership of AARESOC, and a free lifetime pass to all ICOBM events.

AARESOC Best Paper Award

All participants from the academia at this year's ICOBM'19 are eligible to be nominated for this award. A review committee will both nominate and determine the winner of this award. Nominees and the award winner will be announced at the ICOBM'18 closing ceremony. The award winner will be recognized and presented with a plaque and cash prize at the ceremony.

AARESOC Best Doctoral Paper Award

All doctoral student participants at this year's ICOBM'19 are eligible to be nominated for this award. A review committee will both nominate and determine the winner. Nominees and the award winner will be announced at the ICOBM'18 closing ceremony. The award winner will be recognized and presented with a plaque and cash prize at the ceremony. For more, please send an email to programcoordinator@icobm.net


Two add-on and optional online workshops will be held immediately after the main ICOBM'19 event. Details of this year's workshops are presented below:

Structural Equation Modeling for Management Research

Date: 17-19 December, 2019

This is a practical workshop on the deployment of the structural equation modeling (SEM) technique (based on IBM's AMOS program) in management research. This three--day practical workshop will be held from 10am-5pm daily on a platform powered by Thinkific and Zoom (Acess to the platform will be provided upon registration).Participants who successfully complete the workshop will be presented with an AARESOC  certified certificate of completion and proficiency. 


Fuzzy Sets Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)

Date: 20-22 December, 2019

This is also a practical workshop on the application of the Fuzzy Sets Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) approach (using Ragin's fsQCA program) in management research. This three--day workshop will also be held from 10am-5pm daily on a similar platform (for which acess to the platform will also be provided upon registration). Similarly, participants who successfully complete the workshop will be presented with an AARESOC certified certificate of completion and proficiency.

Please Note: Participation in any of these workshops is optional and entails a separate 'add-on' or stand-alone registration (Please see the registration page).

For more information about these workshops please contact the program coordinator at programcoordinator@icobm.net



 VENUE: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.




The ICOBM'18 event will be held in the Van der Goot  building (also known as the 'M' building) on the Erasmus University Woudestein Campus. Participants from European countries can travel to Erasmus University Rotterdam via train and by air (through the Rotterdam The Hague Airport).

However all non- European participants traveling to the Netherlands would normally travel by air through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Once in the Netherlands, Rotterdam and Erasmus University can be accessed via, train, bus, taxi, rental car and rideshare. For detailed information on how to get to Erasmus University Rotterdam please click the icon below:

While participants are free to make their own lodging and accommodation arrangements; for convenience and ease of coordination during the conference, we recommend  that participants stay at Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel because it is only a 5 minutes walking distance from Erasmus University, and 8 minutes away from Rotterdam city center using the Metro. Participants who prefer to stay in more affordable accommodation can review a list of HOSTELS and AIRBNB Homes near Erasmus university. However, participants who prefer to  stay at Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel can reserve a room directly through their website by clicking on the icon below:


VISA Invitation Letters

For a visit to the Netherlands lasting up to 90 days, tourists/conference attendees from about 60 countries (including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and Japan) only need a valid passport. However, nationals of most other countries need a Schengen visa, named after the Schengen Agreement that eliminated passport controls between 26 EU member states.For those who do need a visa, one requirement for the visa application process is an official invitation letter to the ICOBM'19 event.

Participants who need an official invitation letter for the visa application process can request one using the form below.

However, please note that the ICOBM'19 organizing committee is obliged to issue invitation letters ONLY to the following Individuals:

-Keynote speakers

-Committee members

-Paper presenters who have paid their registration fee in full

-Attendees who have paid their registration fee in full

-Exhibitors who have paid their exhibitor/patron/sponsor package fee in full






2nd ICOBM : Le Chateau Lambousa, Cyprus

The second ICOBM event (ICOBM'17) was held between 15-16  November, 2017 at the Le Chateau Lambousa Hotel, Cyprus. It hosted and provided networking opportunities for participants from over 20 countries.

1st ICOBM : Hilton Hotel, Izmir Turkey

The first ICBM event was held between 5-7 June, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Izmir, Turkey. It hosted and provided networking opportunities for over 200 participants from over 30 countries.



“It was great to meet all of you at the conference and share ideas. I enjoyed these moments and I hope to see you soon.”


—  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ana-Maria Bercu 

Faculty of Economics & Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, ROMANIA


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