6th International Applied Business Research Conference


6th International Applied Business Research Conference
“Advancements in Knowledge through Collaboration and Networking for Research Excellence”

The 6th International Applied Business Research Conference (6th IABRC), Faculty of Management Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad is being organized on 25th and 26thOctober, 2017 at Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Complex, Faisal Masjid Campus, IIUI, Islamabad. The conference attempts to bring together innovative academics, research scholars and industrial experts from Asia and all over the world for knowledge exchange, networking and research collaborations. The goal of this conference is to inspire and enable relationship building through research and knowledge creation. This conference aims to develop a dynamic and supportive community of scholars and academicians by providing platform to explore and share research ideas with one another. This is a unique forum that offers various avenues in the fields of Business and Management sciences.

Through this initiative we seek to generate knowledge that is useful for the theory and practice of management in these contexts. We invite empirical and theoretical research in the form of papers as well as poster that is relevant to the theme of the conference. We shall particularly welcome research related following themes;

  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Financial systems and markets
  • Corporate finance and asset pricing
  • Micro finance
  • Behavioral finance
  • Economics, international trade and banking
  • Consumer behavior
  • Islamic marketing
  • Cyber security and infrastructure, social media and digital marketing
  • Strategic marketing
  • Knowledge management
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Integrated information systems and Ecommerce
  • Supply chain management and operations
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Tourism and hospitality management
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership
  • International Business
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Business policy and strategic management
  • Organizational development and change management
  • Public administration
  • Research methods
  • Ethical and social issues in management
  • CPEC: business opportunities
  • Health care marketing and management
  • Current issues in business marketing and management in Asia

Important dates

  • Final paper submission: August 20, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: September 15, 2017
  • Registration: September 18, 2017
  • Conference dates: October 25 & 26, 2017

Submission Guidelines:
In general, we adhere to the style-sheet principles laid down by the American Psychological Association (APA) (for details on the 6th edition, please consult: http://apastyle.apa.org/). In preparing your paper, please pay close attention to the following:

  • Style:
    Please, try to make your paper as easy to read as possible. Use short headings and subheadings to make the structure of your article clear. If appropriate, illustrate your article with examples, diagrams, tables, etc. If you introduce a term which you think may not be familiar to some readers, give a short definition (if necessary, in a note at the end of the article or by adding a foot note).
  • Title, abstract and keywords:
    Please give your article a clear and informative title (not more than 100 characters without spaces). Begin your article with an abstract of between 150 to 200 words summarizing your main points. The abstract should provide a brief summary of the paper and its fundamental findings and conclusions. Do not include references or notes in the abstract. The abstract should appear before the main text of the paper and after the title and author statements. Also provide a brief list of keywords, right after the abstract. When your article is published, the title, abstract and keywords will be published in the e-journal’s online index, and it is important that users of this index are able to locate your article among others dealing with related themes. Please use a basic, widely available font like Times New Roman, 12 point only.
  • Presentation:
    Articles should be original and should not include libelous or defamatory material.
    All texts submitted by e-mail attachment should also have page numbers.
    Acronyms should be explained in their first use, as in ‘English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)’, allowing the use of ‘ELF’ later in the manuscript. Not all readers will be acquainted with even the most basic acronyms. Explain each and every first occurrence of these acronyms so readers will not become lost in an alphabet sea.
  • Headings and sub headings:
    Type each heading and subheading on a separate line, ranged left. Please use a numbering for headings and avoid excessive sub-division, as in ‘’, for instance.
  • References in the text:
    Citations in the course of the manuscript should appear in APA style format
  • Biographical note:
    Please include a short biographical note (of about 50 words)

Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Complex, Faisal Masjid Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Conference Fee:
Includes conference kit, 2 days lunch, tea, two days stay for out-station presenters

  • Academics and professional presenters: Rs. 5000
  • Student presenters: Rs. 3000
  • Other participants: Rs. 1500

IABRC Secretariat
Faculty of Management Sciences
International Islamic University, Sector H-10
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9019932, 9019463 (IABRC Secretariat), +923215544889
E-mail: [email protected]

Conference core committee:
1. Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Conference Chair
2 Dr. Tasneem Fatima
Chair Academics
3 Mr. Syed Adnan Shabbir
Chair Administration
4 Dr. Saima Naseer
Co-Chair Acad.
5 Dr. Syed Tahir Hussain Rizvi
Co-Chair Administration
6 Dr. Sumayya Chughtai
Conference Secretary