International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC)
Co-hosted by the
Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM), UK
Journal of Business and Retail Management Research
University of London, Senate House
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK
3rd - 4th November 2014
Overview of the Conference
The dynamics of international trade have taken on an added significance in the light of the challenges created by the recent global financial crisis. Entire sectors and even nations have begun to reassess their trading relationships and the more enlightened are eager to gain an insight into the theories and processes that have helped certain economies to weather the storm. The emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are demanding greater attention and ensuring that practitioners and academics alike invest more time and resources in understanding where their economies are at and how they will shape future of international trade.
Since the Doha Development Round (Doha Development Agenda - DDA) began in late 2001 the issue of international trade has gained greater prominence. This academic conference is intended to contribute to the emerging theoretical understanding and empirical base and to further advance the understanding and practice of business especially international trade & management. We welcome empirical and theoretical papers which advance our knowledge of these important areas. This conference will be the platform for dissemination of knowledge, provide a learned reference in the field and facilitate communication between academic, research experts, business leaders and practitioners. The following list is indicative of the types of contributions which may be appropriate. However, it is not intended to be exhaustive and rather is illustrative.
To elucidate an issue that is becoming ever more important as global economies become intertwined.
To learn more of the key concepts and frameworks from all disciplines regarding wide range of contemporary issues in business and management.
To consider the pedagogy for teaching the issue of business & management, including recommendations about topics, syllabi and course materials.
To meet and network with colleagues in the world's most ethnically diverse city.
Examples of topics appropriate to the conference include:
The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
International Trade in the context of the current economic climate
Transparency in government procurement
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Remittances and their part in trade and export development
The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
The linkages between global trade and corporate social responsibility
The language and rhetoric of import sensitive products
The role of tariff barriers and agro-subsidies
Management and retail marketing
Business policies, strategies, and performance
Creativity in Internet management and retailing
Innovation and product development, Business strategies
Marketing management and strategies
International retailing, all aspect of retail management
Information technology, Management Information Systems
Globalisation, regional integration, international business, cross cultural management
Multinational Corporations, transfer pricing, export and economic growth
Productivity and global sourcing
Trade and economic liberalisation
Health & Social Care Management, regulating in a changing health and social care sector
Private and public healthcare in 21st century
Promoting patience safety in hospital, mental health,
Governance practices in health care sector
Care in community
Teaching and learning for life long learning sector
The future of business education, assessment methods and techniques
The structure and curricula of current and future business education
Cross cultural issues in education, use of technology in teaching and learning
Emotional intelligence in teaching.
Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.
Who Should Attend ?
Faculty members or leaders who wish to develop or enhance programmes of study into business and management,
Academics and policy makers seeking to gain a broader insight into the issue of international trade,
Academics wishing to elucidate their own academic papers and benefit from subsequent discussions into issued raised,
Faculty members who wish to forge fresh contacts in their field of study,
Business and Management Schools,
Directors of Finance,
Officials of donor agencies
Non-Governmental Organisations Representatives
Education and training professionals,
Health Professionals including Doctors, Nurses and Experts in Health & Social Care Industry,
Scientists, Engineers, IT Professionals & Environmentalists both from corporate and academic fields,
Legislators and various law professionals.
Benefits of Attending this Conference
A fabulous opportunity to interact with fellow academics,
An opportunity to see firsthand something of one of the fastest growing economies,
Academics will be able to enhance their research skills,
A chance to present your paper and have it appraised and discussed by fellow academics,
Conference attendee voting will determine recipients of conference Best Paper awards which will be considered for our journal publication,
Those who attend will automatically get go on to the priority booking for future conferences,
Attendees will be eligible for an automatic 10% reduction on our next conference.
Notes for Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on our website under ITARC at www.abrmr.com
Draft Submission Deadline : 30th September 2014 Final Paper Submission Deadline : 17th October 2014 Publication Release : 3rd November 2014
Authors are invited to submit original research papers, case studies, reviews, work in progress reports, abstracts, students' papers or research proposals within the broad scope of the conference. All submitted paper will be double blind peer reviewed for consideration in the conference. Papers should follow the required style and format. All manuscripts Should Be Professionally Proofread Before the submission. The best papers from the conference will be recognised and will be considered for publication in one of the journals, The Journal of Business and Retail Management Research (JBRMR) and The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED).
Authors submission will be published in the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review and also online. Please note papers with more than three authors will not be permitted and no paper can exceed more than fifteen (15) pages in orders for it to be published in the conference proceeding. However, if a paper exceeds fifteen (15) pages then the full paper will be uploaded online and only the abstract will be published in the conference proceeding.
Papers should be submitted to the Editor-in-chief electronically through the online system as e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation timing: A full paper is normally allocated approximately 12 minutes for presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions from the audience. The track chair will keep an eye on time and will alert you when time is beginning to run short by holding up cards indicating ‘3’, ‘2’ and ‘1’ – these being the number of minutes that you have remaining. Please note that we actively encourage constructive questions from the audience. Your co-operation in bringing your presentation to a close within the time specified is essential to the smooth running of the conference and to be fair to other presenters.
Presentation equipment: Presentation rooms will be equipped with a laptop and projector screen for PowerPoint presentations (Please note there will not be a transparency projector available).
Presentation: The Academy requests that PowerPoint presentations be sent in good time so that they can be uploaded onto the conference laptop. Please email these with you name and the conference that you are due to present at to: email@example.com It is also a sensible precaution to make sure that you bring a copy of your presentation with you on a flash drive or USB. Any presentation that has not be submitted in time will not be pre-loaded and remain the responsibility of the presenter.
Handouts: should you wish to you are welcome to bring along the full text or other supporting document to handout to delegates. Please ensure that a copy is handed to the track chair of your session.
Punctuality - Please ensure that you attend your session promptly and are aware of the order of speakers from the conference proceedings.
Presenting in absentia: Occasionally there are some delegates who are unable to attend in person, and who wish to have their paper presented via a video clip. We would ask that these are of no more than 10 minutes in length. Most presenters upload them onto YouTube and then send across the YouTube like to the email address mentioned above. The Academy staff are happy to collate any questions arising in response to the presentation and email them across to the author/authors.
Conference Tracks: The Academy works assiduously to organize papers to fit in with the relevant tracks. There are occasions when individual authors request that papers request that papers be moved to fit in with flights etc. Please note that whilst The Academy will do its level best to accommodate individual needs, it must be mindful of ensuring that the conference as a whole is balanced and appropriately structured.
Authorship: Presenters have a moral obligation to acknowledge all contributions to their paper, both orally at the time of presentation and by referencing authors in papers submitted to conference.
Republishing a Presentation: Authors are free to publish their presentation elsewhere without fear of copyright problems and without permission from the ABRM. However, conference papers that are selected for and published in our journals are copyrighted by the Journal of Business and Retail Management Research with the copyright given back to the author. We do this because we need to protect ourselves in case the paper has been plagiarized. Papers are only published in our journal with the consent of the author.
Abstract-Only Publications: Authors often elect to publish only the abstract of their presentation in the conference proceedings. This effectively gives the author until the conference date to complete the paper. This also means that the author is free to submit the paper to another journal without copyright consequences. This is possible because the paper has never been published elsewhere since only the abstract was published in the proceedings. The ABRM does not copyright the proceedings, which means that authors are still free to do as they see fit with the paper. Consequently, authors can claim academic credit for a conference presentation, a refereed conference proceedings publication, and possibly a journal publication from one piece of research.
CPE Credit: Professionals seeking Continuing Professional Education Credit should contact the conference chair or indicate on the Registration Form that they must receive CPE credit for attending the conference. Necessary paperwork is required and will be available at the conference registration desk.
Dress Code: Lounge suits or whatever you feel most comfortable in.
It is the personal responsibility of all conference to check the requirements with regards to visas. Please give ample time to make the necessary arrangements. We also advise that you familiarise yourself with the following: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice Please note that the Academy accepts no liability with regards to persons whose visa application is declined for any reason.
*Please note that in these time of heightened security internationally it is imperative to leave amble time to make your visa. We strongly advise that you make your application earlier rather than later.
Conference Registration Fee
At least one of the author(s) of the accepted paper MUST register for the conference to have their paper included in the Conference Proceedings. The participant(s) who register before receiving the decision regarding "Acceptance" of their Abstracts/full paper are not guaranteed that their submissions shall be accepted. Participants who wish to attend the conference but are not submitting any paper must also register. The registration fee is as follows:
Early Bird Fee on/before
15th August 2014
Regular Fee after 15th
Registration Fee for Single Author
Registration Fee for a Student Author (Single)
Registration Fee for an Observer (Student)
Registration Fee for an Observer (Corporate)
Registration fee for ABRM member(s)
*Currency in Great Britain Pounds (GBP)
Author: is a conference participant who has also authored a paper and is presenting the same. Observer: is a conference participant who is attending the conference but is not presenting any work. Registration for Students: Kindly note that the Student fee is applicable only for full-time doctoral / master students. This is NOT applicable for any part-time doctoral / master student. Participants who are in part-time doctoral / master students will not get any student concession and will have to pay regular registration fee. At the time of the registration and fee payment, full-time students have to send an email with evidence of their full-time studentship including identity card, a certificate from the director.
In order to get a concessional fee as a student, the participant must email to ABRM Admin:
Scanned identity card as a student
Scanned letter on the letterhead signed by the Programme Leader / Head of the Department or concerned authority at the university stating clearly that the participant is a full time student in a particular programme.
Payment for Registration Fee
Online payment method
ABRM uses PayPal Merchant Services for online payment. We prefer online payment method via PayPal online transaction as it is easy, quicker and most protected online payment systems as it uses modern encrypted security measure (Note: Please add service charge of £15 when you makeonline payment)
Other Payment Methods:
Overseas contributors may transfer the registration fee directly to the bank Account as below: The Academy of Business and Retail Management
235 Northolt Road,
Middlesex HA2 8HP
Account No: 71468979
Sort Code: 40-42-28
SWIFT Code: MIDLGB22
IBAN No: GB09MIDL40422871468979
The registration fee includes the Conference Proceedings both hard copy and online publication (The Business and Management Review), conference attendance for both days, Conference Kit, Conference Program Brochure, Certificate, coffee breaks and lunches.
The food during the conference shall have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. If you have any specific dietary requirements, kindly inform the ABRM Admin while completing the registration process.
Important: After making the payment of your registration fee, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Conference reference number
Your full name
Paper title (if submitted and accepted)
Date of your fee payment
Amount of your fee payment
Mode of your fee payment (i.e. PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer
Scanned copy of your Payment Confirmation with reference numbe
Once we receive the fee at our end, we shall email to the authors, a formal Receipt for the same. This will be also important for visa letters.