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Call for Papers

10th Asia-Pacific Business and Humanities Conference

Date: 22-23 February 2016 | Venue: Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission Deadline: 18 January 2016

Registration Deadline: 12 February 2016

Organiser: World Business Institute, Australia

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Conference Theme: “Research for Advancement”

Theoretical and empirical papers or case studies relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, International Business and Social Sciences are invited for the above international conference. This conference is supported by nine international peer reviewed journals indexed by Cabell’s, Ulrich, EBSCO of USA and ERA of Australia and five of them are ranked by Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC). Some of these journals are in the process of indexing by Scopus and IST. This conference is sponsored by the World Business Institute, Australia, and co-sponsored by American Research and Publications International, USA.


Please send full papers and/or abstracts by 18 January 2016 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline) via email address: All abstract and/or full papers must be prepared as per guidelines (see the link in the left-hade side). Please include author title (such as Mr. Ms. Dr.), the name of author(s) and affiliation of the corresponding author, email address and the field/track of research in the paper itself. Papers which do not contain these information will not be considered for this conference.  If you want to publish your paper in our journal, you must send us full paper.  Time taken to inform the review outcome is about 5 days for abstract and 10 days for full papers. Authors needing long time for funding approval must send at least their abstract up to 2 months before the submission deadline. All papers will be blind reviewed before they are accepted.


Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the following journals ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council ( Journal of Business & Policy Research, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, World Journal of Management and Global Review of Accounting and Finance. No publication fee of any sort is involved for these journals. However, quality papers will be considered for the following journals listed by Cabell’s Directory of USA: World Review of Business Research, World Journal of Social Sciences, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, and Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Research subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable paper processing fees.

Affiliated Journal: Published By Springer

Publication Opportunities: Affiliated Journal:  You will have the opportunity to publish in Affiliated Journal: Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research which is published by Springer and the journal will independently consider high quality papers.


Conference Proceedings:

All full papers and/or abstracts accepted for conference (who register for the conference) will be published in proceedings electronically with ISBN and  included in the WBI Digital Library for online access via a dedicated website, and all full papers will be linked to  Google Scholar. This website contains thousands of papers from previous conferences and are read by thousands of readers from all over the world. In addition, we would provide hard copy proceedings in the form of USB/pen-drive.

Written Reports on Your Paper:

We provide written report on each paper after the conferences so that the author can improve the paper. This service is rarely provided by the other conference organisers. Written feedback is our landmark activity.

Designated Discussant:

We encourage every attendee to become “Designated Discussant” which involves providing oral comments in the conference on the paper linked to your area of interest. You need to spend 2 minutes for oral comments on the paper assigned. Instead of oral comments, you can provide also written comments. We would send the paper at least one week before the conference and you will receive a certificate for this service in addition to 5% discount. Please indicate your interest in the registration form.

Best Paper Award:

This award will be announced from a block of 15 papers in each track and will be published in any of the above ranked journals and a certificate will be issued. All awardees will be awarded Fellowship of the World Business Institute which will allow you to receive discount for future conferences and to serve in the International Scientific Committees and  as member of Editorial Board of its journals.

Seminar: How to Write Successful Ph.D Thesis and Publishable Paper:

The afternoon of 23rd February is dedicated for the above seminar. All attendees and doctoral students are invited to this seminar. While Professor Stuart Orr of Deakin University will speak about “writing a successful Ph.D thesis” Professor Mohammad Hoque, of World Business Institute and the Editor, Journal of Business and Policy Research will deliver talk on  “How to write a publishable paper” which would help the authors to produce quality research papers.  Do not miss this opportunity!

Conference Hospitality and Other Benefits:

This international conference is featured by varieties of arrival, morning and afternoon snack food, tea/coffee and hot buffet lunch at the 4-star hotel. In addition, printed program book and certificate will be issued to all attendees, session chairs and designated discussants.


Abstract and/or full paper submission: 18 January 2016

Registration: 12 February 2016 
Basic Registration fee (which includes 2 buffet lunch and day-long break-foods): US $380


You can also participate as an observer and session chair without paper if you are a university academic.


Please click on the links provided on conference website for more information.
For enquiries: please contact Dr. Mohammad Hoque via


Professor Dr. Bob Clift, Former Dean, University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Dr. Carlos Santos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal

Professor Dr. Stephen Grubaugh, Bentley University, USA

Professor Dr. Sarath Nonis, Arkansan State University, USA

Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada

Professor Dr. Pieter Nell, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada

Professor Dr. Masudul Alam Chowdhury, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, World Business Institute, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nattavud Pimpa, RMIT University, Australia

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Chuhui Liu, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohiddin Othman, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Asso. Prof.Dr. Ming-Chang Chen, Dr. National Chung Cheng University , Taiwan

Asso.Prof. Dr. Bashar Malkawi, University of Sharjah, UAE

Asso.Prof. Dr. .Linag Song, Michigan Technolofivcal University, USA

Asso. Prof.Dr. Elena Stavrova, South-West University, Bulgeria

Asso.Prof. Dr. Pbavakaran Sellamuthu, Universidad Del Norte, Columbia


Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia

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