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Seventh International Business and Economy Conference, San Francisco, 10-13 Jan 2008; Deadline 7 Sep 2007

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Announcement and Call for Papers

Seventh International Business and Economy Conference
January 10 – 13, 2008, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Conference Paper Submission Deadline: September 7, 2007

Themes and topics

Rapid changes in the global economy present continuing challenges for educators, as well as for business and government leaders. The political and economic rules are changing due to such developments as acceptance of China into the WTO and ever stronger regional cooperation in areas of the world, the advent of e-business, the widespread use of the Internet, and challenges in governance and corporate behavior.

Strategic alliances, networks and partnerships span political, sectoral and geographical borders. These changes are occurring across a variety of functional borders. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for scholars analyzing the strategic challenges faced by firms in the global arena. In addition, cross-disciplinary submissions are encouraged.

Examples of areas of interest

We welcome papers and/or cases from scholars focusing on the challenges of prospering in a globally competitive environment. Special Session topics suggested and organized by participants are also welcome.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • International business environment and Educational Initiatives
  • Forms/strategies of international co-operation
  • Import/export management
  • World markets and global competitive strategies
  • East-West trade or National Studies
  • Organizational behavior management
  • Global aspects of business law, ethics, taxation, management styles, social responsibility, etc.
  • Management philosophy, culture, and education; issues in training, education and pedagogy
  • Human resources strategies
  • International marketing of services, tourism & hospitality management
  • Marketing in consumer/industrial sectors
  • Evolution and expansion of international marketing
  • International entry/expansion strategies
  • Transfer/reverse transfer of technology
  • Cross-cultural/-national consumer behavior
  • International logistics of supply & purchasing
  • Innovations in operations management systems and technology
  • Management information or decision support systems in the global arena
  • International finance, insurance and real estate
  • Joint or cooperative ventures, FDI
  • International accounting
  • Mutinational business management strategies
  • Cultural differences in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology management

Policies in trade and investment, impact/operation of international agencies, international law.

Speaker: Ashok Vasudevan, C.E.O., Preferred Brands International, Stamford, Ct.

Marketing Indian foods in the U.S.A.

Special Sessions:

1. Sustainability: Challenges & Opportunities
2. New Directions in Management Education

Refereed paper submissions

Competitive papers and cases, as well as proposals for symposia, discussion panels or workshops are invited. Submissions will be double-blind reviewed, acceptance being based on quality and relevance. A select group of submissions will be considered for publication in the Journal of International Business and Economy. Awards will be given to the best competitive paper and the best case study based upon the recommendation of a committee of reviewers. Articles based upon dissertations are encouraged.

Contributions should be submitted via e-mail to or as an attachment in Microsoft Word for Windows format, before or on September 7, 2007.

Please contact the program chair, Anand Shetty if you have any questions about submission or the deadline. E-mail:


Conference Chair:

John Manley, Iona College, USA

Program Chair:

Anand Shetty, Iona College, USA

Review Chairs:

Ken Baker, University of New Mexico, USA; Soumendra De, University of Evansville, USA; Andrew Gross, Cleveland State University, USA; Bruce Hieman, San Francisco State University; Krishna Kasibhatla, North Carolina A&T State University, USA; Julia Manea, University of Manchester, UK; Charles McPeak, Pepperdine University, USA; H. C. Moon, Seoul National University, Korea; Don Moscato, Iona College, USA; Vladimir Pashkevich, Marymount-Manhattan College, USA; Erika Schlomer-Fischer, California Lutheran University, USA; Theodore Schwartz, Iona College, USA; Morton Skak, University of Southern Denmark; Dan Smith, National University, USA; Jack Suyderhoud, University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Arrangements Chair: Jai Kang, San Francisco State University, USA email:

Conference Webmaster: Bruce Heiman, San Francisco State University email:

Registration: .

Please see the website for an Online Registration form, for use when paying by wire transfer, or for a Registration form, to print out for use when paying by check.

Conference Information:

The conference will be held at:

The Miyako Hotel, San Francisco, USA:

Proceedings Chair: Vin Calluzzo, Iona College:

Proceedings are dual blind reviewed, with submissions generally expected within two months after presentation at the annual conference. The Proceedings are published on CD-Rom generally six months after the annual conference, and are mailed to the conference participants.