2015 Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and IT Congress

CALL FOR PAPERS

  Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology (AWFBMIT) Congress
In association with the

World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars (WARES) in  Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Congress

 21-24 July 2015

SELECTED HOTEL FOR THE CONGRESS
IBIS HOTEL SATHORN
Soi Ngam Duphli Rama IV, Sathorn, 0120 BANGKOK, THAILAND.
For booking contact: Ms Orawan Vicharnarong Group Director of Sales (Corporate) Central Region. T +66 (0) 2659 2851   F +66 (0) 2659 2869.
E- mail: Orawan.VICHARNARONG@accor.com 

 Hosted by
Sripatum University (SPU)
Bangkok, Thailand – http://www.spu.ac.th/en/

NEWS!!  EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS ONLY –  30th June 2015

Due to popular requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts only for the forthcoming July 21-14  WARES/AWFBMIT Congress in Bangkok, Thailand  has been extended to 30 June  2015.   Abstract submissions must be sent on or before 30th June  directly to the Conference Director – Prof. Gabriel Ogunmokun at ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com who will forward them to appropriate reviewers to be double blind peer reviewed. All accepted abstracts presented at the Congress in Bangkok  will be published in the Congress Proceedings of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education.

Congress Executive Director and Program Chair
Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, President, World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education.
Email: ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com

 Associate Program Chair
Dr Ungul Laptaned, Sripatum University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Email: epxull@yahoo.com; ungul_lap@utcc.ac.th

 Theme: Theory, Practice and Research for Improving Organizational Efficiency, Effectiveness and Performance

The ever-increasing challenges in this time of global environmental uncertainty and slow economic growth in local and international environments are dramatically altering the landscape of organizations thus calling for relevant theories, principles and contemporary practices for improving organizational efficiency, effectiveness and performance. This means that organizations must constantly remain innovative and take an integrative view that emphasizes the inter-relatedness and inter-dependency of various organizational functions and interdisciplinary perspectives.

This multidisciplinary congress calls for papers from different disciplines because knowledge learned in one context may become a knowledge base in other contexts that could be vital for future technological development and the advancement of knowledge.  This is an excellent opportunity to network and share current knowledge.  If you are a researcher, educator, practitioner, or scholar in any area of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Marketing, Finance, Banking, Accounting, Information Technology, Management, Public Administration and Social Policy, Human Resource Management, this Congress is for you!

TYPES OF PAPERS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Your submission can be in any of the following four categories:

An abstract only paper to be between 100-150 words or
• A proposal/work in progress paper to be no longer than 5 pages; or
• A competitive full paper to be no longer than 15 pages; or
• A literature review paper to be no longer than 15 pages but needs to provide theoretical insights based on reviews of relevant literature.

Whatever you submit in any of the above four categories can be a qualitative paper or a quantitative paper or a case study or it can be a combination of both qualitative and quantitative research.

TRACK AREAS

Track 1: Business (Local and International Business) – Papers in any area of  Business including administration, economics, entrepreneurs, finance, information systems, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, management, public relations, strategy, human resource management, quantitative methods, operations research, Agribusiness etc.

Track 2: Finance, Banking and Accounting – Papers in any of area of Finance, Banking and Accounting including accounting theory and practice, auditing, financial planning, financial management, cost accounting, portfolio analysis, budgeting, international accounting, etc.

Track 3Social Sciences – Papers in any of area of Social Sciences including political science, public administration, international relations, forensic science, criminal justice, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, criminology, archaeology, law, communication, geography, social work, health care, etc.

Track 4: Humanities – Papers in any area of Humanities including ancient and modern languages, cultural studies, literature, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts such as music and theatre, linguistics, etc.

Track 5: Education – Papers in any areas of Education including teaching strategy in education; approaches to teaching and learning; teaching methods and techniques in various levels of education (from pre-school education to secondary/high school education); teaching methods in university/colleges of higher education; traditional on-campus versus online and distance learning teaching methods, open learning, long life learning, etc.

Track 6: Information Technology – Papers in any area of Information Technology including resource information management, decision support systems, resource planning systems, business intelligence, systems analysis and design, software for business applications, networking systems, security, storage technologies, Web technologies, human-computer interaction, IT system acquisition, implementation, and integration, including systems development, and integration methodologies and processes, etc.

Track 7: Marketing – Papers in any of area of Marketing including advertising and integrated marketing communication, social marketing, digital media, international Marketing, consumer behavior, tourism and event marketing, hospitality marketing, services marketing, retail marketing, strategic marketing; health care marketing, global marketing, sustainable marketing, pricing, product development, distribution and logistics, retail marketing, etc.

Track 8: Management – Papers in any area of Management including organizational behavior, culture, decision making, organizational structure and design, organizational change and development, strategic management and planning, motivation and leadership, marketing management, production management, tourism and event management,  health care management, managing change and development, environmental management, ethics and social responsibility, retail management, etc.

Track 9: Public Administration and Social Policy – Papers in any area of Public Administration and Social Policy including central government and civil service administration; regional and devolved government administration; local government administration; social policy, health and social care; administration of charities and voluntary organizations; evaluation of public policy; decision-making and policy-making in public organizations; development of public sector organizations; group dynamics; management of public organizations, administrative law, public budgeting and financial administration, etc.

Track 10: Human Resources Management – Papers in any of area of Human Resources Management including, training and development, industrial relations, selection and recruitment, human resource planning, career planning and development, employees performance evaluation, etc.

Track 11: Doctoral Research Session – Papers in any area of Doctoral research including business, finance, social sciences, education, humanities, marketing, human resource management, finance, accounting, banking, management and information technology, public administration and social policy, etc.

Track 12: Digital Analytics - Papers in any area of Digital Analytics including digital measurement landscape; Google Analytics reports, data collection, configuration, data processing and reporting.

Track 13: Retailing – Papers dealing with Store Location and Management, Store Marketing and Image, Employee Motivation, Event Promotion, Industry Trends and Monitoring, Pricing, Promotion, Distribution, Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Direct Marketing, Multi-channel Retailing, Electronic Retailing, Strategic Planning and Retailing, Financial Merchandise etc.

Track 14: Women in Leadership and Management – Papers  in any area of women in leadership and management including Leadership and Management styles, Leadership and Management Approaches, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Planning, Managing Change and Development, Employee Motivation, etc.

Track 15: Global Leadership – Papers  in any area of Global Leadership including Globalization, Global Leadership Principles and Effectiveness, Global Leadership in Education, Communication, Information Technology, Marketing, Finance, Politics, Economics, Culture, Business and Higher Education, etc.

Track 16: Spirituality in Organizations – This must be research papers dealing with the effect of spirituality on Business, Finance, Banking, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Leadership, Public Administration, Social Policy and Education.

 2015 TRACK CHAIRS

Track 1: Business (Local and International)

Dr Scott A. Hipsher, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand. Email: scotta@loxinfo.co.thscotta_1998@yahoo.com

Dr Hector Iweka, Lasell College, MA, USA. Email: hiweka@lasell.edu

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy,  University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email:mohanguruswamy@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr Maria Theresa Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M,The University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, U.A.E.  Email:maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

Dr Dindayal Swain, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar. Gothapatna, Chandaka, Malipada Bhubaneswar. Khurda, Odisha, India. Email: ddswain@imibh.edu.in

Track 2: Finance, Banking and Accounting

Dr Maria Theresa Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M, The University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, U.A.E.  Email:maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

Aminu Olayinka Abdulrahim, Head of Department of Accountancy, Mai Idriss Alooma Polytechnic Geidam Yobe State, Nigeria. Email: aminu_abdulrahim@yahoo.com;

Track 3: Social Sciences

Dr Maria Theresa Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M, The University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, U.A.E.  Email:maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 4: Humanities

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr Maria Theresa G Galing – Argonza, LL.B.; D.B.M,  Argonza, and Galing-Argonza   Notaries Public & Law Offices, Philippine Islands, Philippines.  Email:maria.theresa.argonza@gmail.com

Track 5 Education

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 6: Information Technology

Professor Rachel Barker, Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa. Email: Barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr. Derek Ong Lai Teik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Business School, Sunway University, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my

Track 7: Marketing

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun, President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com ; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Dr Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia , 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email:Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au

Dr Dindayal Swain, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar. Gothapatna, Chandaka, Malipada Bhubaneswar. Khurda, Odisha, India. Email: ddswain@imibh.edu.in

Track 8: Management

Dr Scott A. Hipsher, Naresuan University, –Phitsanulok, Thailand. Email: scotta@loxinfo.co.thscotta_1998@yahoo.com;

Dr Hector Iweka, Lasell College, MA, USA. Email: hiweka@lasell.edu

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Dr. Mohan Guruswamy,  University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE. Email:mohanguruswamy@uowdubai.ac.ae

Dr. Meeta Satish Pathade, Principal In-charge, Patuck-Gala College of Commerce & Management, Patuck Campus, 100, Nehru Road, Vakola Bridge, Santacruz (E), Mumbai Email: meetas1701@gmail.com

Track 9: Public Administration and Social Policy

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Track 10: Human Resource Management

Dr. Hayel Fakhoury, Arab Open University, Faculty of Business Studies, Jordan Branch, Jordan. Email: h_fakhoury@aou.edu.jo

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Dr. Meeta Satish Pathade, Principal In-charge, Patuck-Gala College of Commerce & Management, Patuck Campus, 100, Nehru Road, Vakola Bridge, Santacruz (E), Mumbai Email:meetas1701@gmail.com

Track 11: Doctoral Research Session

Professor Mzikayise Shakespeare Binza, Dean, Faculty of Business, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, Email: BinzaM@cput.ac.za

Dr Scott A. Hipsher, Naresuan University – Phitsanulok, Thailand. Email: scotta@loxinfo.co.thscotta_1998@yahoo.com;

Track 12: Digital Analytics

Dr. Derek Ong Lai Teik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Business School, Sunway University, Malaysia. Email: dereko@sunway.edu.my

Track 13: Retailing

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun, President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. Email: ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com ; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Dr Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia , 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au

Track 14: Women in Leadership and Management

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun, President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com ; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Dr. Meeta Satish Pathade, Principal In-charge, Patuck-Gala College of Commerce & Management, Patuck Campus, 100, Nehru Road, Vakola Bridge, Santacruz (E), Mumbai Email: meetas1701@gmail.com

Track 15:  Global Leadership

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun, President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.comogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

Dr Rony Gabbay, UWA Business School (Economics), The University of Western Australia , 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia 6009. Email: Rony.Gabbay@uwa.edu.au

Track 16: Spirituality in Organizations

Professor Gabriel O Ogunmokun, President, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Chair of Marketing and Management Department, University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands. ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com ; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com;

FREE PRIZES: Registered Participants who have paid the Congress/Conference Registration Fee have a chance to win a free iPad mini or eReader through random drawing of tickets at the Congress/Conference Dinner. The ticket holder of the number drawn must be present in the room at the time of drawing to win the prize.  WARES and AWFBMIT organizers, including the Program Chair, Associate Program Chair and any administrative staff of the institution hosting the conference cannot win these prizes.

RECOGNITION AWARDS:  A Certificate of Excellence will be awarded for the “Best Paper.”  Other selected papers may be awarded a Certificate of Commendation.  Best competitive papers at the Conference will also be considered to be double-blind reviewed again for possible publication in any of the following double-blind peer refereed journals:

  • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (ISSN 1324-5864)
  • Journal of Management and World Business Research ISSN (1449- 3179)
  • International Journal of Business and Marketing (ISSN 1448-9848) – New double blind peer refereed journal.
  • International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (ISSN 2201-3105) – New double blind peer refereed journal.

NOTE: The Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (JIME) is a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals. The Journal of Management and World Business Research (JOMAWBR) is also a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals. The World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars (WARES) in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, registered in Australia, aims to facilitate educators, researchers, and scholars in sharing research knowledge that exists around the world in their respective disciplines through WARES congresses, conferences, seminars and publications.

INSTRUCTION FOR PAPERS

1. Manuscripts should be emailed to Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Executive Congress Director and Program Chair, who will forward them to appropriate Track Chairs. All paper(s) will be sent to reviewers because every manuscript must be subjected to a double blind, peer review process. Although papers accepted for presentation as a result of the double blind, peer review process will be published in the Proceedings (subject to meeting our publication requirements) the publication of the papers is not an endorsement of the content of any of the papers by the Academy. The Academy is not responsible for any claims made in any of the papers accepted for publication in the proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are solely responsible for the content, referencing of their papers, grammar, theories, positions, and terminology, set forth in proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are also responsible for ensuring that manuscripts they have submitted for publication in the proceedings have not been published elsewhere and contain no material previously published or written by another person, except when due reference is made in the text of the paper.

The Proceedings will be supplied to all Congress participants and will have an ISBN. Our congress is of national and international significance as it covers so many important areas. The Proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public. Manuscripts should conform to the Harvard style of writing or to the style of the American Psychological Association or follow any other acceptable referencing style. The manuscript must be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors.

You can submit (i) an abstract only paper of between 100-150 words, or (ii) a proposal/work in progress paper (no longer than 5 pages), or (iii) a competitive paper (no longer than 15 pages) or (iv) a literature review paper (no longer than 15 pages). Do not count the two cover pages and reference pages as part of the page count.  For every page over the specified number of pages, twenty Australian dollars (A$20) per page will be charged. Manuscripts must not have been previously published.

General Style/Format: Manuscripts should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt size, with 2.5cm margin on all four sides and using Windows. The title of your paper must be written in bold capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font. Also all headings and sub-headings must be written in bold capital letters (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES) using 12pt Times New Roman font.

All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper with titles at the top left of the table or figure.

The paper should have two covers. The first cover should contain the title, abstract, full authorship, authors’ academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and email addresses, acknowledgement of research sponsors and assistance. This should then be followed by another cover that only indicates the article title and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). This second cover should be followed by the full paper.

2. Regarding publications in the proceedings, the Academy will allow authors to decide whether to publish the complete paper in the proceedings or to publish only the abstract.

Upon acceptance of a paper, the author(s) agree that:

At least one author will present the paper at the Congress and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the proceedings and the copyright will belong to the Academy unless you choose to publish only the abstract.

The Congress registration fee entitles you to present not more than 2 papers that you are one of the authors for. It also covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Congress proceedings, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress/Conference Dinner.

3. Concerning the appropriate track for your paper: If you have any questions or you are uncertain of the appropriate track for your paper, please contact the Executive Congress Director and Program Chair: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun
Email: ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com

Information about local arrangements (e.g. hotel accommodation, entry visa) should be directed to Dr Ungul Laptaned, Sripatum University (SPU), Bangkok, Thailand
Email: epxull@yahoo.comungul_lap@utcc.ac.th

WHO CAN ATTEND THE CONGRESS?

PRESENTERS: People can attend the Congress if they have submitted a paper which has been blind reviewed and accepted and if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress dinner. Each presenter will automatically receive a Certificate of attendance and participation and will automatically become a full member of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education; and a full member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology) for a stipulated time.

NON-PRESENTERS: People can also attend the Congress as an observer to listen to the presentations of papers without presenting a paper of their own, if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress dinner. Each non-presenter will automatically become an affiliated member of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education; and an affiliated member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology for a stipulated time.

SPECIAL BENEFITS AND DISCOUNT FOR FULL-TIME MBA AND PHD STUDENTS WHO ARE NON-PRESENTERS

Full-time MBA and/ or PhD Non-Presenting Students (i.e. those who are not authors or co-authors of papers being presented at this Congress) will receive 10% discount on student registration but must possess a full time Student ID. They must attach a copy of their full time Student ID when submitting their the Registration form.  Non-presenting MBA/PhD Students will also receive a Certificate of attendance and can become student members of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education; and student member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology for a stipulated time.

Attending the conference will give MBA and PhD students the opportunity to learn from published academics and encourage them to do research. They will also be able to attend a lecture/workshop session especially for MBA and PhD students on how to engage in research that leads to successful publications.

CONGRESS REGISTRATION FEE: The congress registration fee covers the Tuesday Night Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, two working lunches, Thursday Night  Congress Dinner and the Congress Proceedings.

AUD765 – Full Registration extended to not later than 2nd July 2015

AUD699 – Early Registration extended to not later than 30th March  2015

AUD660 – Super Early Registration not later than 22nd February 2015

AUD665 – Full Registration for full-time Students extended to not later than 2nd July   2015

AUD599 – Early Registration for full-time Students extended to not later than 30th March 2015

AUD560 – Super Early Registration for full-time Students not later than 22nd February 2015

AUD35 – Guest Ticket for Tuesday Night Welcome Cocktail Party per person*

AUD55 – Guest Ticket for Thursday Night Conference Dinner per person*

*Registered Participants are welcome to purchase guest tickets for their spouse, friend, etc to accompany them at the Welcome Party and/or Congress Dinner.

MAKING REGISTRATION PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD: You can make registration payment by credit card to the Academy through http://tiny.cc/awb_pymt.

 Late Registration: Any registration payment received after 8th May 2015 will incur a 10% Late Fee.

Important: Without receiving your revised final paper and your congress registration fee on time the Academy cannot guarantee that your paper will appear in the congress proceedings.

REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM: Click on the link below to complete the online Registration Application Form.
http://tiny.cc/2015WARES_AWFBMIT

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Embassy office in your country or region will be able to provide information regarding specific visa guidelines. A list of passports holders from countries that do not need a visa to visit Thailand can be found on:
http://www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/188

 

FREE PRIZES: Registered Participants who have paid the Congress/Conference Registration Fee have a chance to win a free iPad mini or eReader through random drawing of tickets at the Congress/Conference Dinner. The ticket holder of the number drawn must be present in the room at the time of drawing to win the prize.  WARES and AWFBMIT organizers, including the Program Chair, Associate Program Chair and any administrative staff of the institution hosting the conference cannot win these prizes.

RECOGNITION AWARDS:  A Certificate of Excellence will be awarded for the “Best Paper.”  Other selected papers may be awarded a Certificate of Commendation.  Best competitive papers at the Conference will also be considered to be double-blind reviewed again for possible publication in any of the following double-blind peer refereed journals:

  • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (ISSN 1324-5864)
  • Journal of Management and World Business Research ISSN (1449- 3179)
  • International Journal of Business and Marketing (ISSN 1448-9848) – New double blind peer refereed journal.
  • International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (ISSN 2201-3105) – New double blind peer refereed journal.

NOTE: The Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (JIME) is a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Cabell’s, Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals. The Journal of Management and World Business Research (JOMAWBR) is also a double blind peer reviewed journal. It is indexed in Ulrich’s and EBSCO and included in their research data base of academic journals. The Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology (AWFBMIT), registered in Australia, aims to facilitate educators, researchers, and scholars in sharing research knowledge that exists around the world in their respective disciplines through AWFBMIT congresses, conferences, seminars and publications.

INSTRUCTION FOR PAPERS

1. Manuscripts should be emailed to Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Executive Congress Director and Program Chair, who will forward them to appropriate Track Chairs. All paper(s) will be sent to reviewers because every manuscript must be subjected to a double blind, peer review process. Although papers accepted for presentation as a result of the double blind, peer review process will be published in the Proceedings (subject to meeting our publication requirements) the publication of the papers is not an endorsement of the content of any of the papers by the Academy. The Academy is not responsible for any claims made in any of the papers accepted for publication in the proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are solely responsible for the content, referencing of their papers, grammar, theories, positions, and terminology, set forth in proceedings. The authors of each of the papers are also responsible for ensuring that manuscripts they have submitted for publication in the proceedings have not been published elsewhere and contain no material previously published or written by another person, except when due reference is made in the text of the paper.

The Proceedings will be supplied to all Congress participants and will have an ISBN. Our congress is of national and international significance as it covers so many important areas. The Proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public. Manuscripts should conform to the Harvard style of writing or to the style of the American Psychological Association or follow any other acceptable referencing style. The manuscript must be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors.

You can submit (i) an abstract only paper of between 100-150 words, or (ii) a proposal/work in progress paper (no longer than 5 pages), or (iii) a competitive paper (no longer than 15 pages) or (iv) a literature review paper (no longer than 15 pages). For every page over the specified number of pages, twenty Australian dollars (A$20) per page will be charged. Manuscripts must not have been previously published.

General Style/Format: Manuscripts should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt size, with 2.4cm margin on all four sides and using Windows. The title of your paper must be written in bold capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font. Also all headings and sub-headings must be written in bold capital letters (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES) using 12pt Times New Roman font.

All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper with titles at the top left of the table or figure.

The paper should have two covers. The first cover should contain the title, abstract, full authorship, authors’ academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and email addresses, acknowledgement of research sponsors and assistance. This should then be followed by another cover that only indicates the article title and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). This second cover should be followed by the full paper.

2. Regarding publications in the proceedings, the Academy will allow authors to decide whether to publish the complete paper in the proceedings or to publish only the abstract.  Upon acceptance of a paper, the author(s) agree that:
At least one author will present the paper at the Congress and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the proceedings and the copyright will belong to the Academy unless you choose to publish only the abstract.

The Congress registration fee entitles you to present not more than 2 papers that you are one of the authors for. It also covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, Congress proceedings, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress Dinner.

3. Concerning the appropriate track for your paper: If you have any questions or you are uncertain of the appropriate track for your paper, please contact the Executive Congress Director and Program Chair: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun
Email: ogunmokun@worldacademyofresearchers.com

Information about local arrangements (e.g. hotel accommodation, entry visa) should be directed to Dr Ungul Laptaned, Sripatum University (SPU), Bangkok, Thailand
Email: epxull@yahoo.com; ungul_lap@utcc.ac.th

WHO CAN ATTEND THE CONGRESS?

PRESENTERS: People can attend the Congress if they have submitted a paper which has been blind reviewed and accepted and if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress dinner. Each presenter will automatically receive a Certificate of attendance and participation and will automatically become a full member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology; and a full member of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education for a stipulated time.

NON-PRESENTERS: People can also attend the Congress as an observer to listen to the presentations of papers without presenting a paper of their own, if they have paid the registration fee. The registration fee covers the Welcome Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks plus two working lunches, and the Congress dinner. Each non-presenter will automatically become an affiliated member of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology; and a full member of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education for a stipulated time.

SPECIAL BENEFITS AND DISCOUNT FOR FULL-TIME MBA AND PHD STUDENTS WHO ARE NON-PRESENTERS

Full-time MBA and/ or PhD Non-Presenting Students (i.e. those who are not authors or co-authors of papers being presented at this Congress) will receive 10% discount on student registration but must possess a full time Student ID. They must attach a copy of their full time Student ID when submitting their the Registration form.  Non-presenting MBA/PhD Students will also receive a Certificate of attendance and can become student members of the Academy of World Finance, Banking, Management and Information Technology; and a full member of the World Academy of Researchers, Educators and Scholars in Business, Social sciences, Humanities and Education for a stipulated time.

Attending the conference will give MBA and PhD students the opportunity to learn from published academics and encourage them to do research. They will also be able to attend a lecture/workshop session especially for MBA and PhD students on how to engage in research that leads to successful publications.

CONGRESS REGISTRATION FEE: The congress registration fee covers the Tuesday Night Cocktail Party, all Congress sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, two working lunches, Thursday Night  Congress Dinner and the Congress Proceedings.

AUD765 – Full Registration now extended to not later than 2nd July  2015

AUD699 – Early Registration extended to not later than 25th March 2015

AUD660 – Super Early Registration not later than 22nd February 2015

AUD665 – Full Registration for full-time students now extended to not later than 2nd July 2015

AUD599 – Early Registration for full-time students extended to not later than 25th March 2015

AUD560 – Super Early Registration for full-time students not later than 22nd February 2015

AUD35 – Guest Ticket for Tuesday Night Welcome Cocktail Party per person*

AUD55 – Guest Ticket for Thursday Night Conference Dinner per person*

*Registered Participants are welcome to purchase guest tickets for their spouse, friend, etc to accompany them at the Welcome Party and/or Congress Dinner.

 Late Registration: Any registration payment received after 2nd July will incur a 10% Late Fee.

Important: Without receiving your revised final paper and your congress registration fee on time the Academy cannot guarantee that your paper will appear in the congress proceedings.

REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM: Click on the link below to complete the online Registration Application Form.
http://tiny.cc/2015WARES_AWFBMIT

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: The Embassy office in your country or region will be able to provide information regarding specific visa guidelines. A list of passports holders from countries that do not need a visa to visit Thailand can be found on:
http://www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/188

SELECTED HOTEL FOR THE CONGRESS
IBIS HOTEL SATHORN
Soi Ngam Duphli Rama IV, Sathorn, 0120 BANGKOK, THAILAND.
For booking contact: Ms Orawan Vicharnarong Group Director of Sales (Corporate) Central Region. T +66 (0) 2659 2851   F +66 (0) 2659 2869.
E- mail: Orawan.VICHARNARONG@accor.com 

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