Academy of World Business,
Marketing & Management Development 2008 Conference

July 14-17, 2008

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO: 21st January 2008

Hosted by
Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration
(Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  Executive Conference Director and Program Chair
Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia

  Associate Program Chair
Professor Delane Botelho, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

·         Conference Theme

·         Track and Chair Information

·         Instructions for Papers

·         Travel & Accommodation

 

 

Managing and Marketing Organizations in an Era of Global Complexity

Managers of today are functioning in an increasingly complex, competitive, and dynamic global environment that requires the utilization of interdisciplinary skills vital for successfully managing and marketing organizations in an era of globalization complexity. The Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) aims to share research knowledge that exists in the world in various functional areas of business through double blind review conference papers and publications. Manuscripts for the 3rd Biennial 2008 AWBMAMD conference are invited in terms of competitive papers, case studies, research in progress, special sessions and doctoral research papers in any of the various track areas which include marketing, management, finance, accounting, human resource management, organizational behaviour, information technology and systems, foreign direct investment, e-business/e-marketing, education administration, economics, tourism and hospitality, transportations, health care, entrepreneurship, business law, leadership style, computer engineering, privatization, etc.

TRACK AND CHAIR INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

Track 1: Agribusiness Management/Agrimarketing

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Track 2: Business & Management Development in Transitional Economies

Professor Sanford Moskowitz,(Ph.D), Department of Management, Simons Hall - Room 266, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321. Email: smoskowitz@csbsju.edu

Dr. Abel 'Femi Adekola, Fulbright Scholar, Dahlgren Professor of International Management University of Wisconsin, Stout, College of Technology, Engineering & Management, Business Department , Wisconsin 54751 USA . Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Dr László Józsa, Head of Department of Marketing and Management, Institution: Széchenyi István University,  Kautz Gyula Faculty of Economics, 9026 Győr, Egyetem tér 1. Hungary E-mail: jozsal@vnet.hu; jozsal@sze.hu

Dr.Galiya Berdykulova , Dean of the Department of Economics and Law, Kazkah-American university, Kazkhstan . Email : g_berdykulova@mail.r

Track 3: Commercial Law/Business Law

Prof CM van der Bank, Executive Dean: Human Sciences, Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa. Email: riana@vut.ac.za

Track 4: Consumer Behaviour

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Professor Claudia Rosa Acevedo, Department: Business Administration, Address: Av. Francisco Matarazzo 612 cep 05001-100, Săo Paulo - SP Brasi. Email: claudiaraac@uol.com.br

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Dr Ann Mitsis, Department of Marketing, Monash University (Caulfield Campus). Victoria Australia. Email: Ann.Mitsis@buseco.monash.edu.au

Track 5: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Africa

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392, Pretoria, 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 6: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Australia & New Zealand

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

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

Track 7: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Asia

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

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

Track 8: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in the Middle East

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

Professor Mohamed Osman Shereif Mahdi, Department of Management, Marketing, & Information Systems, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. E-mail: m_mahdi@du.edu.om

Professor M. Sadiq Sohail, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Department of Management and Marketing, Saudi Arabia . Email: ssohail@kfupm.edu.sa

Track 9: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Europe

Professor Sanford Moskowitz,(Ph.D), Department of Management, Simons Hall - Room 266, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321. Email: smoskowitz@csbsju.edu

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Professor Philippe Coffre, Universitaire Leonard de Vinci Paris La Defense Cedex, France. Email: philippe.coffre@devinci.fr

Track 10: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in Latin America

Professor Claudia Rosa Acevedo, Department: Business Administration, Address: Av. Francisco Matarazzo 612 cep 05001-100, Săo Paulo - SP Brasi. Email: claudiaraac@uol.com.br

Professor Delane Botelho, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Email: Delane.Botelho@fgv.br

Track 11: Technology/Research and Development

Professor Sanford Moskowitz,(Ph.D), Department of Management, Simons Hall - Room 266, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321. Email: smoskowitz@csbsju.edu

Professor Mohamed Osman Shereif Mahdi, Department of Management, Marketing, & Information Systems, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. E-mail: m_mahdi@du.edu.om

Track 12: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in North America

Dr. Abel 'Femi Adekola, Fulbright Scholar, Dahlgren Professor of International Management, University of Wisconsin, Stout, College of Technology, Engineering & Management Business Department , Wisconsin 54751 USA . Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Franco Gandolfi, Regent University, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Virginia Beach, USA. Email: fgandolfi@regent.edu and/or fgandolfi@cedarville.edu

 Associate Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu

Professor Bramwell Osula, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Email: bramosu@regent.edu

Track 13: Current Issues in Business, Marketing and Management in the South Pacific

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr Murray Prideaux, School of Business, James Cook University, Douglas, Townsville Queensland, Australia. Email: murray.prideaux@jcu.edu.au

Track 14: Economic Development Policies

Professor Milton de Abreu Campanário, Universidade Nove de Julho - UNINOVE and Universidade de Săo Paulo – USP. Email: macampanario@uol.com.br; and campanario@uninove.br

Track 15: Ethics and Social Responsibility

Professor Sanford Moskowitz,(Ph.D), Department of Management, Simons Hall - Room 266, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321. Email: smoskowitz@csbsju.edu

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392 , Pretoria , 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Track 16: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

 Dr Norbani Che Ha, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Email: norbanicheha@um.edu.my

 Louis Nzegwu, Associate Professor/ Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818.
Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu

Track 17: Environmental Management/Environmental Marketing Issues

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Track 18: Management Education and Training

Dr. Abel 'Femi Adekola, Fulbright Scholar, Dahlgren Professor of International Management, University of Wisconsin, Stout, College of Technology, Engineering & Management Business Department , Wisconsin 54751 USA . Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr Joo-Gim Heaney, Senior Lecturer, School of Business, University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Email : JHeaney@nd.edu.au

Track 19: Foreign Direct Investments

Dr Lucyna Kornecki, College of Business, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. Email: korneckl@erau.edu

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Professor Sorin Tuluca, Fairleigh Dickson University, Madison, New Jersey. Email: tuluca@fdu.edu

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

Track 20: Accounting, Banking, Finance, Taxation and International Finance

Professor Sorin Tuluca, Fairleigh Dickson University, Madison, New Jersey. Email: tuluca@fdu.edu

Prof. Mohd Amy Azhar Bin Hj. Mohd Harif, Faculty of Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Email : amyazhar@uum.edu.my

Track 21: Globalization and International Management

Professor Louis Nzegwu, Executive Director, International Business Resource Center, 519 Pioneer Tower, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Email: nzegwu@uwplatt.edu

Dr. Siobhan  Tiernan, Assistant Dean Research, Department of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND. Email : Siobhan.Tiernan@ul.ie

Professor Bramwell Osula, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. Email: bramosu@regent.edu

Dr Werner Soontiens, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Email: w.soontiens@curtin.edu.au

Track 22: Health Care Marketing and Management

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr. habil Zoltan Veres, Professor of Marketing, Head of Institute, University of Szeged, Institute of Business Sciences, H-6722 Szeged, Honvéd tér 6., Hungary, Europe. Email: veres.zoltan@eco.u-szeged.hu

Track 23: Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety

Professor Franco Gandolfi, Regent University, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Virginia Beach, USA. Email: fgandolfi@regent.edu and fgandolfi@cedarville.edu

Professor George O. Tasie, Executive Director, Global Business and Management Consultancy Services, UK. Email: tassiego@yahoo.co.uk

Dr. Aravazhi Irissappane- Professor of Commerce K.M. Center for Post graduate Studies, Pondicherry University, India. Email: aravazhi_d@hotmail.com 

Track 24: Industrial Marketing/Business-to-Business Marketing

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

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

 Track 25: International Trade

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

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr Werner Soontiens, School of Management, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Email: w.soontiens@curtin.edu.au

Track 26: Information Systems, E-Commerce and E-Marketing

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Professor Mohamed Osman Shereif Mahdi, Department of Management, Marketing, & Information Systems, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. E-mail: m_mahdi@du.edu.om

Track 27: International Marketing and Exporting

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

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

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Track 28: Marketing Management

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Dr Maktoba Omar, Napier University, Napier University Business School Craiglockhart, Edinburgh , Scotland: Email: m.omar@napier.ac.uk

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392 , Pretoria , 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr Craig Julian, Curtin University of Science and Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Email: crgjulian@yahoo.com.au

Track 29: Promotion Strategy and Marketing Education

Dr Janelle Rose, School of Business , James Cook University , PO Box 6811 , CAIRNS Qld 4870, Australia Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr László Józsa, Head of Department of Marketing and Management, Institution: Széchenyi István University,  Kautz Gyula Faculty of Economics, 9026 Győr, Egyetem tér 1. Hungary E-mail: jozsal@vnet.hu; jozsal@sze.hu

Track 30: Not-for-Profit Research

Professor Claudia Rosa Acevedo, Department: Business Administration, Address: Av. Francisco Matarazzo 612 cep 05001-100, Săo Paulo - SP Brasi. Email: claudiaraac@uol.com.br

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr. habil Zoltan Veres, Professor of Marketing, Head of Institute, University of Szeged, Institute of Business Sciences, H-6722 Szeged, Honvéd tér 6., Hungary, Europe. Email: veres.zoltan@eco.u-szeged.hu

Dr Joo-Gim Heaney, Senior Lecturer, School of Business, University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Email : JHeaney@nd.edu.au

Track 31: Organizational Behaviour; and Health Care Management

Dr. Siobhan  Tiernan, Assistant Dean Research, Department of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND. Email : Siobhan.Tiernan@ul.ie

Prof Rachel Barker, University of South Africa (Unisa), Department of Communication Science, Unisa, P O Box 392 , Pretoria , 0001 Republic of South Africa. Email: barker@unisa.ac.za

Dr. Kavita Singh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India 110007. Email: kavitas22@gmail.com

Assoc. Prof. Hassan Ali, Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development), Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia. e-mail: hassan@uum.edu.my

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Track 32: Tourism and Hospitality Management

Dr Janelle Rose, School of Business , James Cook University , PO Box 6811 , CAIRNS Qld 4870, Australia Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Track 33: Political, Legal and Social Environment

Prof CM van der Bank, Executive Dean: Human Sciences, Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa. Email: riana@vut.ac.za

 Track 34: Strategic Management, Planning and Strategy

Dr. Abel 'Femi Adekola, Fulbright Scholar, Dahlgren Professor of International Management, University of Wisconsin, Stout, College of Technology, Engineering & Management Business Department , Wisconsin 54751 USA . Email: adekolaa@uwstout.edu

Dr Murray Prideaux, School of Business, James Cook University, Douglas, Townsville Queensland, Australia. Email: murray.prideaux@jcu.edu.au

Dr. Siobhan  Tiernan, Assistant Dean Research, Department of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND .Email : Siobhan.Tiernan@ul.ie

Dr Anton Kriz, School of Business & Management, University of Newcastle, NSW Australia. Email: anton.kriz@newcastle.edu.au

Track 35: Strategic Marketing and Planning

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, Australia. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com and/or Ogunmokun@cipprofessionals.com

Dr Craig Julian, Curtin University of Science and Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Email: crgjulian@yahoo.com.au

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

Track 36: Services Marketing and Relationship Marketing

Dr Janelle Rose, School of Business , James Cook University , PO Box 6811 , CAIRNS Qld 4870, Australia . Email: janelle.rose@jcu.edu.au

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Dr Elsabé Conradie, Regenesys Management, PO Box 10854, Centurion, 0046, South Africa. Email: elsabe@absamail.co.za

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

Track 37 Special Sessions and Doctoral research papers

Dr Raja Peter, Department of Management and Enterprise Development, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: r.m.peter@massey.ac.nz

Dr. Siobhan  Tiernan, Assistant Dean Research, Department of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND. Email : Siobhan.Tiernan@ul.ie

Dr Craig Julian, Curtin University of Science and Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Email: crgjulian@yahoo.com.au

Dr Elsabé Conradie, Regenesys Management, PO Box 10854, Centurion, 0046, South Africa. Email: elsabe@absamail.co.za

 

INSTRUCTION FOR PAPERS

1. Manuscripts should be sent electronically to any one of the appropriate track chairs as an email attachment plus a copy to be sent electronically to the Executive Conference Director and Program Chair: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com All manuscripts will 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 Conference Proceedings (subject to meeting AWBMAMD’s publication requirements), the publication of the papers is not an endorsement of the content of any of the papers by the Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development.  AWBMAMD 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. A full paper must be at least 5 pages long. The Conference Proceedings will be supplied to all conference participants and will have an ISBN. Since the conference is of national and international significance as it covers so many important business related areas, the proceedings will be made available for sale to the general public. Manuscripts should contain a 100 word abstract and 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. General style/format guide includes:

      • Competitive papers must be no longer than 15 pages (all inclusive). Work in progress papers must be no longer than 5 pages (all inclusive). Abstract only paper must not be more than one page. For every page that is over the specified number of pages, twenty Australian dollars (A$20) per page will be charged.
      • Manuscripts must not have been previously published.
      • Manuscripts should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt with 2.4cm margin on all four sides and using Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or Windows 2007. The title of your paper must be written in bold capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font. Although all sub-headings (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION) should also be in capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font, they should not be written in bold letters.
      • All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.
      • 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, acknowledgment 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 conference proceedings, AWBMAMD conferences 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 conference and must pre-register as a condition for publication in the conference proceedings and,

-The copyright will belong to the Academy of World Business , Marketing and Management Development unless they choose to publish only a one page abstract.

3. The best competitive papers presented at AWBMAMD conferences will be considered for possible publication in either of the following refereed journals but must be revised and subjected to another double blind peer review process:

      • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting ISSN 1324-5864 or ISSN 1832-2174
      • Journal of Management and World Business Research ISSN 1449-3179

If you have any question or you are uncertain of the appropriate track for your paper, please contact the Executive conference director and program chair: Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, Email: Ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com

Information  about local arrangements (e.g. hotel accommodation, Entry Visa, Presentation Venue) should be directed to the Associate Program Chair : Professor Delane Botelho, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Email: Delane.Botelho@fgv.br

 

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

All travellers must have a visa to enter Brazil. The Embassy office in your country or region will be able to provide information regarding specific visa guidelines.

MAIN HOTEL SELECTED FOR THE CONFERENCE

Windsor Plaza Hotel is the 2008 AWBMAMD Conference venue selected for Presentation of Papers, Welcome Address, Cocktail Party and Conference Dinner. This excellent hotel is also available for accommodation. It is located within walking distance from the beach, cinemas, shopping malls and theatres. It offers easy and fast access to downtown (10 minutes), to the domestic airport (10 minutes) and to Rio's international airport (20 minutes). The address is: Av. Princesa Isabel, 263 Copacabana - CEP 22011-010 - Rio de Janeiro. Tel.: 55 21 2195-5500. Fax: 55 21 2549-9373. AWBMAMD has been quoted the price of a Single room as R$ 206,00 + 10% + 5% ISS (i.e. Approx US$110.00 + 15% service charge and tax per night) and a Double room as R$ 228,00 + 10% + 5% ISS (Approx US$120.00 + 15% service charge and tax per night). The exact conversion into US dollars will vary from time to time because of the exchange rate.

Although we have reserved some rooms, to guarantee a room, you must: (1)Complete the Hotel Booking/Reservation Form on this website (2) email or fax the completed Hotel Booking/Reservation Form to: Mr. William Gurgel (Reservations Manager) reservas.plaza@windsorhoteis.com.br (Fax: 55 (21) 2543-8071) with a copy sent to Cristina Garcia (Manager of Events) eventos.plaza@windsorhoteis.com.br and (3) confirm bookings as soon as possible by paying for at least one night accommodation in advance. If you leave this too late we cannot guarantee the availability of a room at this hotel. Please let us know when you have sent the Hotel Booking/Reservation Form to the hotel by emailing Prof. Delane Botelho: Delane.Botelho@fgv.br and Prof. Gabriel Ogunmokun:ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com. For more information visit www.windsorhoteis.com

Emails about hotel bookings must be sent to Mr. William Gurgel (Reservations manager) reservas.plaza@windsorhoteis.com.br with a copy sent to Cristina Garcia (Manager of Events) eventos.plaza@windsorhoteis.com.br and also to Professor Delane Botelho, Associate Program Chair Delane.Botelho@fgv.br and to Prof. Gabriel Ogunmokun:ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com.

OTHER WINDSOR HOTELS SELECTED FOR ACCOMMODATION: Other Windsor hotels situated in Copacabana that are not too far from the Windsor Plaza Hotel (about 15-20 minutes), that participants can also consider using for accommodation include:

Windsor Excelsior Hotel: The address is: Av. Atlântica, 1800 Copacabana - CEP 22021-001 - Rio de Janeiro. Tel: 55 21 2195-5800. Fax: 55 21 2257-1850. For more information visit www.windsorhoteis.com and for your booking you can also contact: Kátia Araújo (Manager of Events). Email: eventos.excelsior@windsorhoteis.com.br

Windsor Miramar Hotel: The address is: Av. Atlântica, 3668, Copacabana - 22070-001 - Rio de Janeiro. Tel. 55 21 2195-6200; Fax: 55 21 2521-3294. For more information visit www.windsorhoteis.com

Windsor Martinique Hotel: The address is: Rua Sá Ferreira, 30 Copacabana - CEP 22071-100 - Rio de Janeiro. Tel. 55 21 2195-5200; Fax: 55 21 2195-5222. For more information visit: www.windsorhoteis.com .

A LIST OF OTHER HOTELS IN RIO DE JANEIRO: A comprehensive list of other hotels in Rio de Janeiro (with hotel rates and ratings) can be found on: http://www.sidestep.com/hotels-list-l1181462-rio_de_janeiro_hotels_brazil

http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/hotel/Brazil-Rio-de-Janeiro-R407.html

http://www.accomline.com/hotels.reservations/Rio_de_Janeiro.htm

INVITATIONS TO HOST THE 2010 AWBMAMD CONFERENCE:  Preliminary applications from organizations (e.g. universities, divisions/schools, departments, centres, corporations) who wish to host the 2010 Academy of World Business can now be forwarded to Professor Gabriel Ogunmokun, President Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development. Email: ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com     Upon the receipt of your preliminary application, you will be sent details of what should be included in your final application. 

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