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Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Sydney

Theme: Towards Research Excellence in Business and Social Sciences
In Partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, USA
Mon, 13-Apr-2015 to Tue, 14-Apr-2015

The main objective of Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ACBSS) 2015 is to promote and publish relevant and current ideas that are important for global academics in particular and the businesses, societies and economies at large. Its objective also includes the dissemination of knowledge and networking with relevant stakeholders in order to inform and motivate them for strategic thinking and actions. While ACBSS 2015 aims to serve as a platform for the researchers, educators and learners of undergraduate and graduate business and social sciences from all over the world the participants from Australia, New Zealand and greater Asia are expected to bolster the conference audience.

Call for Papers

To be presented at the Central Queensland University’s (CQU) spectacular Sydney campus ACBSS 2015 invites conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and experimental research papers and short communications in the fields of business and social sciences. The audience of this conference is expected to help disseminate knowledge and build network with global academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Conference Tracks

While ACBSS 2015 invites papers in all areas of business and social sciences submissions in the following areas are highly encouraged:

  • Accounting – auditing, business, social and environmental Business – SMEs, MNEs, strategy, CSR, environmental, sustainable and responsible business
  • Economics – micro, macro, managerial, international, financial, public, regulatory, environmental, development, agricultural, natural resources, climate change, knowledge
  • Education - pedagogy, learning and teaching, educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, e-learning, blended learning, flipped, pathway, enabling, work integrated learning, MOOCs, executive training, training and development, educational leadership
  • Entrepreneurship – product, innovation, social, political, knowledge, corporate venturing, digital media
  • Finance – corporate, international, green finance, financial reporting, public finance, financial markets, financial services, behavioural
  • International Business – entry modes, strategy, expansion, mergers & acquisitions, trade, CSR
  • Management – human resources, international HR, business, cross cultural, corporate governance, financial resources, gender issues, technological resources, natural resources, knowledge, ICT
  • Marketing – international, consumer research, market research, policy research, sales research, pricing research, distribution, advertising, packaging, product, media
  • Social Business – Socially responsible enterprise, environmentally conscious enterprise, sustainopreneurship, and any other related topics (supported by Yunus Centre)
  • Social Sciences – anthropology, communication studies, demography, development studies, information and communication studies, international studies, journalism, library science, human geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology

Special Attraction

The Journal of Developing Areas (Tier B in ABDC 2014/ ERA 2010 Lists)

ACBSS 2015 gives the participants an opportunity to publish their full-fledged conference papers in the Journal of Developing Areas (The JDA), which has been a highly recognised multidisciplinary international journal since 1966. The JDA’s Editorial Advisory Board included eminent personalities as Economics Noble Laureate Professor Eric Maskin and the World Bank Chief Economist Dr Kaushik Basu.

The Association of Business Schools - UK ranked the JDA as a "Grade Two" journal. Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), German Keil Institute's Internal Rankings, and Anne-Wil Harzing Quality List of Journals ranked JDA as "Category B". The JDA is also listed in the Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Quality Guide by Bristol Business School, Economic Society of Australia Journals List, Danish Ministry Journals List, Cranfield School of Management Journals List, Wien Journals List by the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Aston Business School Journals League.

Through Project MUSE of Johns Hopkins University Press, JSTOR, ProQuest, Cengage, and EBSCOhost, the electronic version of the current and past issues of the JDA are currently subscribed by nearly 5,000 libraries around the world. In addition, its print version is distributed to its individual and institutional subscribers.

Through a two-stage review process, all full-fledged papers submitted to ACBSS 2015 will be considered for publication in the JDA Regular Issue and/or Special Issue. That means some of the accepted papers will be published in the Regular Issue while others in the Special Issue depending on the availability of space in the issue in which they will be considered. The JDA Editorial office will make final decision as to which ones will be carried in the Regular Issue and which ones in the Special Issue. While the JDA publishes only the quantitative papers as full-fledged research article, a limited number of full-fledged qualitative papers will be considered for publication in the JDA’s Regular Issue and/or Special Issue as Notes (approximately 3,500 words). Usually, a Regular Issue of JDA includes of about 23 pieces including 2/3 Notes. Full-fledged submissions, which do not meet the JDA’s acceptance criteria, will be considered for publication in one of the following peer-reviewed international journals:

  • Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies (AJBES)
  • Australian Journal of Business, Economy and the Environment (AJBEE)
  • Australian Journal of Sustainable Business and Society (AJSBS)
  • Australian Journal of ICT Research (AJICTR)

Regardless of this, all the submissions that have been accepted for presentation will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN.

Submission Instructions

  • Please submit your abstracts (250 words), short communications (3,000 words), PowerPoint presentations (5-10 slides) and full papers (5,000-7,500 words) using the ACBSS 2015 Paper Formatting Guidelines.
  • Also please use the ACBSS 2015 Sample Paper as guidelines for preparing your paper for inclusion in the ACBSS 2015 Proceedings.
  • Please note that any forms of submissions must be written in English and in editable format of MS Word. Submission in PDF is not acceptable.
  • Online paper submission system will be opened on 28-Oct-2014. Submissions via e-mail are not acceptable.
  • For any conference related queries, please email at
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Review Process for Conference Submissions

  • All the submissions received for ACBSS 2015 will be reviewed through a double blind review process. Authors will be advised of acceptance or rejection of their submissions by the Conference Secretariat starting from early November 2014 until late February 2015. Once a submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference through online system.
  • All the submissions received for ACBSS 2015 will be assessed based on a set of criteria including quality of ideas, methodology, theoretical contribution, clarity of presentation, and potential interest to other participants. All the submissions will be assessed against the norms of the category in which they are submitted.

Accommodation Options

Conference participants have to arrange their accommodation by themselves. You might get some useful information at Visit NSW. We are listing some nearby hotels which might help you to arrange your accommodation.