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Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies



Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies (AJBES) publishes theoretical, conceptual, empirical and experimental research articles relating to business and economic issues that are applicable in either business or economic context. It considers original manuscripts on all aspects of business and economics with local, national, regional and global implications. It invites manuscripts to publish bi-annually in June and December.

Main Concentration

While AJBES invites manuscripts that address business and economic aspects of any actions, behaviours and attitudes of economic decision makers at local, national, regional and global levels, it specifically encourages prospective authors to submit manuscripts for consideration in the following important areas:

  • Social business
  • Business ethics
  • Cross-cultural and international business
  • Business strategy
  • MNEs and SMEs and international trade
  • MNEs and SMEs and emerging markets
  • Internationalisation of business
  • Globalisation of economies
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International economics
  • Regulatory economics
  • Business and economic development



Associate Professor Stephen Boyle, University of South Australia, Australia

Managing Editors

Associate Professor Belayet Hossain, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

Professor Mahmud Hossain, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

Associate Editors

Associate Professor Muhammad Muazzem Hossain, Grant McEwan University, Canada

Dr Ezaz Ahmed, Central Queensland University, Australia

Dr Wahid Murad, University of South Australia, Australia

Editorial Board Members

Emeritus Professor Chamhuri Siwar, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor Abu N.M. Wahid, Tennessee State University, USA

Professor R.I. Molla, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh

Professor Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Professor Nazrul Islam, Eastern University, Bangladesh

Associate Professor Mazharul Islam, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Dr Carmen Joham, University of South Australia, Australia

Dr ABM Abdullah, University of South Australia, Australia

Dr Majharul Talukder, University of Canberra, Australia

Dr Mansoor Khan, University of South Australia, Australia

Dr Mahfuz Ashraf, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr Nurul Huda Mazumder, Laval University, Canada

Dr Mahmudul Alam, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Author Guidelines

  • Manuscripts, comments on articles and correspondence should be directed to:
    Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies (AJBES)
    PO Box 12014, SA 5000, Adelaide, Australia
  • Electronic submissions and contact with the journal are encouraged and should be sent to:
  • Manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of about 200 words, 4-6 key words and information about all the authors' titles and affiliations and the corresponding author’s e-mail address and phone number.
  • Manuscript should be approximately 5000-7500 words for full paper and approximately 3000 words for short communication.
  • Use Harvard reference style for both in-text citations and end of manuscript reference list: author(s) last name(s) and year of publication in text in parentheses; author(s) full name(s), date, title, publisher, place of publication, and inclusive page numbers in reference list.
  • Manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author if referencing style is not followed appropriately.
  • Each table and figure should be inserted into manuscript in the appropriate place.
  • Use end notes for substantive comments, not simply for references.
  • Every manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that submitted article has not been previously published or is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All authors must declare that they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article and that their submission does not or will not violate the copyright of others at any circumstances in any places of the world.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permission with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.