Call for Papers


International Academy of Business
Conference Dates: October 18-20, 2018 Location: Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadlines: August 15, 2018 Registration Fee: $300

Theme: “Pluralism, Competitiveness, Education, Technology and Tourism Issues”


August 15, 2018 – Paper submission

October 18-20, 2018 – Paper presentation at the conference

December 31, 2018 – completed/ revised papers

March 2019 – submission for printing of special issue.

You are invited to submit a paper for presentation at the upcoming Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business to be held during October 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.Papers on all business, technology and education related issues are invited for the conference.

Track 1: Pluralism in Economics: Religious Pluralism and Social Diversity

Track Chair – Dr. Narendra Rustagi, Howard University,

Track 2: Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Track Chair – Dr. Anandi Sahu, Oakland University,

Track 3: Global Financial Issues

Track Chair –  Dr. Chinedu B. Ezirim, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria,

Track 4: Hospitality and Tourism 

Track Chair – Dr. Lavkush Mishra, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, India,

Track 5: Information Systems and Society

Track Chair – Dr. Cathrine Linnes, Østfold University College, Norway,

Best Paper Award: There would be an award for Best Paper for each track and an overall Best Paper Award for the Conference.

To register for the conference and submit your paper: Click on Register for Conference

I also request you to sign up on the International education group conference page on LinkedIn.

All papers presented at the conference will be published (at authors’ discretion) in the proceedings volume of the International Academy of Business Review, and would also be considered for publication in the following refereed publications:

International Journal of Economics and Business (ISSN: 1948-5166)
American Journal of Information Technology (ISSN: 1943-7498)
Journal of Innovative Education Strategies (ISSN: 1555-5429)
International Academy of Business Review (ISSN: 2332-8398)

Abstract/ Paper Submission
What to submit: You can submit a one-page abstract or completed paper in any business area: Pluralism, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, IT, MIS, Organisational Behavior, Hospitality and Tourism,Business Education, etc.

Please submit your paper as a MS Word attachment, using the submission form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Executive Director Dr. Narendra Rustagi.

Become a Presenter

1. Submit a Proposal

If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal.

2. Get Accepted

After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed between two to four weeks of submission.

3. Register

Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.

Benefits from Participating

Constructive Feedback and Networking:

Authors of each paper presented would receive written comments from assigned discussants. These comments are motivated by a desire to support, encourage and improve the papers presented. The paper presentation environment is kept cordial where constructive criticism is encouraged. Coffee is served during all session breaks, facilitating continuation of discussion from the meeting rooms to the hallways. Networking can continue during organized breakfast and lunch times as well. All papers presented at the IAB conferences are eligible for publication in the International Academy of Business Review.

Publication Opportunities:

The IAB provides publication opportunities to academics & researchers though four journals:

  • International Journal of Economics & Business(ISSN: 1948-5166)
  • American Journal of Information Technology(ISSN: 1943-7498)
  • Journal of Innovative Education Strategies(ISSN: 1555-5429)
  • International Academy of Business Review(ISSN: 2332-8398)

Teaching Workshops:

The IAB recognizes the importance of teaching and holds teaching workshops at its conferences, headed by experienced teachers. These workshops focus on tools and techniques that seem to work for most student populations. Teaching workshops provide faculty development and networking opportunities for academics who may otherwise not be presenting a research paper at the conference.

Research Alliance:

The IAB recognized the importance given to collaborative research and to collaborative responses to grant proposals. The organization plans to have sessions at each conference exploring the development of joint proposals in response to various RFPs, and to current public policy issues or other topical research ideas.

Participation Certificates:

Participation certificates are provided to everyone attending the teaching workshops. Documentation on the number of hours of participation for participants seeking continuing professional education (CPE) is provided on request.