• Mendel University in Brno
  • Visegrad University Association
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • University of Malta
  • Victoria University
  • University of Applied Science - FH Joanneum
  • UIBE
  • University of Strasbourg
  • EM Strasbourg Business School
  • Slovak University of Agriculture
  • Jonkopping International Business School
  • Thailand Kasetsart University
  • University of Ghana
  • IDEC, Hiroshima University

VIII. International Conference on

Applied Business Research

ICABR 2013
Theme - Globalization and Regional Development
April 22 - April 26, 2013

in East London - South Africa

Organised by:

Mendel University in Brno - Czech Republic

Walter Sisulu University - South Africa

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra - Slovak Republic

and Kasetsart University - Thailand

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception will be held at the East London Golf Club, 22 Gleneagles Road, Bunkers Hill, East London on Monday 22. 4. 2013 at 7.00 pm. - http://www.elgc.co.za/ContactUs/tabid/39/Default.aspx)

ICABR contact phone number: 00421908311200


After previous conferences held in Bangkok, Beijing, Brno, Accra, Valletta, Ras Al Khaimah and Johor Bahru this year conference will be held in East London. The purpose of the 8th annual world conference ICABR is to stimulate research and to foster interaction of researchers in Applied Business and Economic Research. The latest developments and newest techniques in all areas of business and business applications are of special interest. Contributions dealing with issues related to regional and global consequences and impacts of financial and economic crisis are also welcomed this year.

History of ICABR

International partners
  • Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic)
  • Walter Sisulu University (South Africa)
  • Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovak Republic)
  • Visegrad University Association
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • University of Malta - Department of Tourism Studies, FEMA (Malta)
  • Victoria University (Australia)
  • University of Applied Science - FH Joanneum (Austria)
  • UIBE (China)
  • ESSCA (France)
  • IECS - Graduate School of Management, Robert Schuman University (France)
  • Jonkopping International Business School (Sweden)
  • Kasetsart University (Thailand)
  • IDEC, Hiroshima University (Japan)

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Please put this on your calendar and share this opportunity with others in the world. Plan on joining us as a presenter of a paper, as a session chair, a discussant, or as an active participant in discussions. Please see the web site at www.icabr.com. For questions or if problems with the site, please email icabr@icabr.com or call +421 376 415 898.

Topics of Interest

Practice and Relevance in Developing Knowledge and Wisdom

In the light of a 'practice turn' in management theory, we seek innovative papers that enable bridging gaps between Theory and Practice. What and how we apply theories will affect opportunities and lives of people in both developing and developed regions. The practitioner has a logic of his or her own. How can theories be developed that accommodate this practical logic and how can these theories be made relevant to their local conditions and cultures. ICABR is a multi/inter-disciplinary conference focusing on applied business and development research and emphases the prospects of new ideas, methods and their application in supporting the development of positive social and economic values.

The conference therefore seeks stimulating papers that provoke thoughts and share and extend knowledge, practice, and techniques. Analytical and empirical papers are both welcome. Potential areas of interest include - but are not limited to:

  • Economic Development & Globalization
  • World Financial and Economic Crisis & Impacts, Lessons and Prospects for the Future
  • Business Research Methods & Teaching-related issues
  • Growth & Innovation
  • Sustainable Development & Resource Management
  • Business Law & Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Public Administration & Regional Development
  • Rural Development & SME Development
  • Environmental Resources & Potential/Limits to Economic Development
  • Management science & Strategic, Operational, Production Management
  • International Business & Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Agribusiness
  • Innovative Business Models & Organizational Change
  • Capital Resources & Financing Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketing
  • Information Science and Technology & Business Information Systems
  • IT Governance & E-Business
  • Human Resources & Healthcare management, Human Resource management, Education
  • Indigenous Management Studies
  • Other issues related to the economic, social, political, and technical factors that influence decisions that support value creation in social and economic markets.

With these topics, we would like to cover all economic, social, political, and technical factors that influence decision-making aimed at value creation in the social and economic field.

Thus, any paper corresponding to this broadly conceived theme of the conference would be welcome.