Call for Papers

We would like to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Business Management (ICOBM'19). The conference is organized by the American Academic Research Society (AARESOC)  and will take place at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands between 12-13 December, 2019.

The theme of this year's conference is 'Managing Organizations in the Era of Artificial Intelligence'. As such, submissions which fall within any of the following 14 business and management thematic areas are welcome. Interdisciplinary research papers are also highly encouraged.

Thematic Areas

While efforts have been made to highlight contemporary research issues  within each of the 14 thematic areas of the ICOBM'19 event, please note that the sub-areas listed underneath each of the thematic areas are not exhaustive. As long as submissions fall within any of the thematic areas, they will be considered for participation in the ICOBM'19 event. As the field of business and management borrows from a diverse array of disciplines, interdisciplinary submissions which cut across two or more thematic areas as well as non-management areas are also welcome.

General business & Management

Corporate alliances and networks
Mergers and acquisitions
Long horizon investments
Real options
Human capital and top management teams
Family firms and venture capitalists
Team processes and effectiveness
Creativity and innovation
Gender and diversity in the workplace
Work and family
International expansion
Learning processes

Management Education
Managerial ethics
Cross-cultural behavior
Employee attachment to organizations
Training effectiveness

Toward Sustainable Organizations for the 21st Century
Why Do Firms Comply With Environmental Regulations?
Understanding and Overcoming the Green Wall: Environmental Strategy, Leadership, and Change Management in Business
Environmental Supply Chain Management


Human Resource Management 

Human Resources Management in the 21st Century
Managing in the New Economy: Restructuring White-Collar Work in the West.
Work-Home Interaction: A Challenge to Human Resources Management
External Competitiveness: Theoretical and Practical Facets of Strategic Pay Level Decision Making
Flexible Labor
Employee Wellness Programs
Career Management
Careers in Transition
The Changing Nature of Mid- and Late Careers

Marketing Management 

Consumer judgment
Consumer attitudes and inferences
Information search
Cross-cultural consumer behavior
Brands and branding
Buyer-supplier relationships
Digital and social media marketing and analytics
Online retailing and channel design
Competitive marketing strategy
Network effects

Integrated marketing communications

Social media marketing

Digital marketing
Pricing dynamics
Customer relationship management
Cross-category and cross-media marketing
Social interactions and peer effects

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizational Emergence: Business Start-Up Issues
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise
High Technology Entrepreneurship
Governmental Impedimentation and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship
Women Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial Resilience: What Makes Entrepreneurs Start Another Business After Failure?
Strategic Planning in New Ventures and Young SMEs


Global Economic Crisis 

General Economics 

International Development 

Economic Development and Policy 


Monetary Economics



Monetary and Fiscal Policies

Public Taxation

Quantitative Economics

Financial Economics

International Economics

Interest Rates

Foreign Exchange

International Trade

Public Finance 

Islamic Economics 

Labour Economics 

Foreign Direct Investment 

Health  Economics,

Public Responsibility and Ethics,


International business Management

Global Mind-Set
Management in Developing Countries
Internationally Managing in the Face of Terrorism-Induced Uncertainty
HRM Best Practices and Transfers to the Asia Pacific Region
Cultural Differences in Perceptions of Fairness in Organizational Contexts
Winning in Asia/Africa/Europe/North America
Language Issues in Multinational Management

The Global Economy & Competition


Strategic Management

Strategic Decisions in High-Velocity Contexts
Innovation as a Strategy in Network Markets
Planning Effectiveness for Internet-Based Interorganizational Systems
The Competitive Advantage of Interconnected Firms
New Product and Service Development in Strategic Alliances
The Merger Paradox: Determinants and Effects
Evolving Aspects of Outsourcing 
Holistic Approaches to Business Planning
Culture-Sensitive Global Strategies
Co-Opetition: Promises and Challenges
Business Imitation

+Competitive advantage
+Competitive strategy
+Corporate governance
+Corporate strategy
+Disclosure strategy
+Economic development
+Emerging markets
+Game theory
+Government & business
+International business

Operations & Supply Chain Management 

Supply Chain Management: Integration and Globalization in the Age of e-Business
Mass Customization
Improving Supply-Chain Information Velocity, Product Customization, and Cost Through Extended Enterprise Applications
Business Process Outsourcing Management Issues
Place and Space Strategies for 21st-Century Organizations
Ethical Manufacturing

Elimination of Bottlenecks.

Supply chain model in the FMCG enviorment

Effective utilization of ERP in operations & supply chain management.

Strategic advantages & limitations s of e-procurement.

Lean manufacturing

Machine maintenance systems.

Integration of supply chain & operation management.

Cost effective solution for in-bound logistics.

Procurement & Sourcing

Software & Technology

Supply Chain Education

Supply Chain Finance

Supply Chain Management

Third Party Logistics

Management Information Systems & E-Business

Economics of  Information Systems and Technology

Platforms, networks & Markets
Information Products & IT services
IT & Supply Chain Management
Cyber security in Management

Financial Information Systems & Technology
IT Design, Innovation& Entrepreneurship

Risk Management & Policy Analytics

Electronic Commerce

Auction theory and applications
Database design and security
Database management
Distributed computing and client/server technology



Value relevance of accounting information
Earnings management
Accounting conservatism
Book-tax differences
Tax policy
Taxes and business decisions
Uncertain tax positions
Economics-based accounting
Initial Public Offerings
Securities regulation in international capital markets

Organizational Behaviour

Motivating Individuals and Groups at Work in the 21st Century
Intrinsic Motivation in Public Organizations
Why Self-Set Goals May Sometimes Be Non-Motivating
Organizational Politics in Management Settings
Understanding and Managing Misbehavior in Organizations
Organizational Paranoia: Origins and Dysfunctional Consequences of Exaggerated Distrust and Suspicion in the Workplace
New Approaches for Cultivating and Nourishing Communications Networks
Intercultural Communication: Strategies for Managing Intercultural Dimensions of Business
Emotion in Organizations

Diversity and Diversity Management in the Age of Globalization
Ethnic and Minority Enterprise
Aging and Work Motivation
Family-Friendly Organizations

The Evolving Nature of Work Teams: Changing to Meet the Requirements of the Future
Collaborative Innovation: Web-Based Tools for Customer Involvement in New Product Development
Coordination in Global Teams
Transnational Teams in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations
Conflict Management in Work Teams

Constraints on Strategy of an Organizational Structure
Global Projects as New Organizational Form
Artistic Methods and Business Disorganization
Organizational Security

Change Agency in 21st-Century Organizational Life
Organization Development in the 21st-Century
The State of Organization Development
Managing Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century
Organizational Memory: Why Does It Matter?
Why Catastrophic Organizational Failures Happen

Managerial Leadership

Leadership Style: Developing a Leadership Style to Fit 21st-Century Challenges
Remote Leadership
Leadership in Interorganizational Networks
Challenges of Implicit Leadership Theories for Management
Integrating Plurality: Toward an Integral Perspective on Leadership and Organization
The Global Manager’s Work: Crossing Boundaries of Distance, Countries, and Cultures

Tourism & Hospitality Management
Protected Areas and Tourism
Urban Tourism and Cultural Heritage
GIS Applications in Tourism
Hospitality, tourism management and marketing 
Destination marketing and management 
Sustainable tourism 
Tourism and environment 
Tourism planning and regional development 
Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality
Gastronomic Tourism
New types of Tourism (Dark/ Grief Tourism, Event Tourism, Film Tourism etc.)
Animation in Tourism
Hunting Tourism


Financial Management 

Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Real options
Risk management
Financial intermediation
Event studies in Finance and Real Estate
Market frictions and asset pricing
House price indices
Real Estate market analysis
Capital structure
Mutual funds
Healthcare finance

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