7th Research Symposium of the Society for the Global Business and Economic Development 

 Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities & Challenges 

December 17-19, 2018

Conference Hotel: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 217 0000

Hotel website

7th SGBED Symposium Teaser

  7th SGBED Symposium Proceedings Guidelines

Nature and Scope of the Conference:

Digital phenomenon is impacting the aspects of business, institutions and society. Diffusion of new technologies such as mobile, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, 3D printing, apps, e-commerce, streaming and other web-based products and services. Digital formats have become production and delivery of a wide range of goods and services. Given the dynamics of the digital age the 7th SGBED research symposium is inviting conceptual and empirical research papers, research works in progress, case studies, and proposals for panel sessions on, but not limited to the Following topics:

  • Advances in Digital Technologies and Development: Digital Technologies across Urban and Rural Communities; Agriculture, Manufacturing & Services; Health Care, Education; Tourism & Hospitality, Entertainment, etc.      
  • Knowledge, Human Capital & Data Management in a Digital Age: HR, Intellectual Capital, Technology Management, Technological Forecasting & Big Data
  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Micro Enterprises in a Digital Age: Mobile Technology, “Apps,” Crowd Funding & Enterprise Development   
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior in a Digital Age: E-commerce; B to B; B to C; C to C Transactions
  • Sales Force Management & CRM in a Digital Age
  • Integrated Marketing Communications in a Digital Age: Digital Advertising; Social Media & Social Networks  
  • Supply Chain Management in a Digital Age  
  • Digital Technology in Government and Delivery of Public Goods & Services: Role of Bio-metric Identity Cards (eg, Aadhaar in India)
  • Banking, Finance, Accounting, Taxation & Payment Systems in a Digital Age
  • Privacy, Cyber ​​Threats & Security Issues

Submission of Abstract or Full Papers: November 15, 2018

Acceptance notification will be sent on rolling basis.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submissions must be formatted as follows: 8.5 “x11” or 216 × 279 mm), with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font. List of the notes and bibliography at the end of the manuscript
  2. Paper should strictly adhere to the APA format and reference style. 
  3. Submit manuscript by email attachment to MS word to  ylylimbu@gmail.com and  gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae
  4. Participate in the conference.
  5. Please indicate Submission type : Full Competitive Paper, Special Topics / Panel Session, Abstracts, Doctoral Dissertation, and Student Paper.

Full Competitive Papers 

The cover page should include authors’ information: names, affiliation, mailing addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers with the name of the primary author for further contact.

30 pages, double-spaced; including references, tables and figures, accompanied by an abstract, not 200 words, with key-words as appropriate for the theme.

Submission of Abstracts

Provide full name, affiliation, contact information, email, phone number in a separate page; and bibliography is not counted towards the page limit. The abstract should be limited to a maximum of 4 pages in double spaced. Provide an abstract and state the key word (s) as appropriate for the theme of your submission. The abstract should highlight research objectives, theoretical frameworks and / or hypotheses, proposed research methodology and results (if applicable), and expected contribution to literature as well as managerial implications.

If you are unsure if your presentation meets our guidelines, please ask us. We would rather talk to you about issues in advance of sending you to rejection notice.

Special Issues of Peer-reviewed Journals: (For details, contact special issue editors)

Only full papers are considered for special issues. All the submissions will be subjected to the review process of the concerned journals .

  1. Journal of Knowledge Management (Emerald, ABDC A Category, Scopus Index)   Following the research symposium, the authors of selected high quality papers will be able to make substantial revision and improvement according to journals. Regular Issue of the Journal of Knowledge Management (IF5y: 3.293). Revised and submitted the traditional papers will be undergo the double blind peer review process.
  2. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (Inderscience, ABDC) – View call for papers – Guest Editors: Isaac Wanasika, University of Northern Colorado, Isaac.wanasika@unco.edu;   Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University,  limbuy@montclair.edu; Ying Hua, University of International Business and Economics,  huaying@uibe.edu.cn;  Na Wang, Huaqiao University,  wangna1212@163.com      
  3. International Journal of Sustainable Society (Inderscience, Scopus) – View call for papers – Guest Editors: Gouher Ahmed, Skyline University College, gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae; C. Jayachandran, Montclair State University, jayachandrc@montclair.edu; Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University, limbuy@montclair.edu
  4. International Journal of Business Analytics (IGI, Scopus) –  Guest Editors: Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University,  limbuy@montclair.edu; Silvio Cardinali, Università Politecnica Delle Marches.cardinali@staff.univpm.it; Gouher Ahmed, Skyline University College, gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae
Best Papers Awards:

Best Paper Award: SGBED Cash Award for the Best Paper

                           Skyline University Award for the Second Best Paper


Please follow the link for the payment of Registration Fees


Registration Fee and Payment: The fee will be taken in AED at the time of payment

                                                                     Faculty       Student    Business / Executives   

Early registration until November 16, 2018: $ 325.00     $ 200.00        $ 325.00

Regular registration after November 17, 2018: $ 375.00     $ 250.00       $ 375.00

Accompanying spouse or a friend:                    $ 250.00    

Special rates ($ 275 each) are available for groups of 5 or more if the fees can be remitted all at once, valid until November 16, 2018.

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be notified by e-mail (gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae) to the Co-Chair & Host Coordinator. The following conditions will be applied:

  • 30 days or more before the conference: a 25% cancellation fee will be withheld for the administrative fee
  • 30 days or less days: no refund

Reimbursement will be processed after the conference.


For information regarding visa, please visit the following link


Program Co-Chairs:

Mr. Kamal Puri, Patron, Skyline University College, UAE

Mr. Nitin Anand, Patron, Skyline University College, UAE 

Dr. C. Jayachandran, President, SGBED, Montclair State University, USA

Dr. Samir Chatterjee, Chair, SGBED Board, Curtin University, Australia

Dr. Mohammad Inairat, Co-Chair, Skyline University College, UAE

Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Co-Chair & Host Coordinator, Skyline University College, UAE

Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Co-Chair & VP, SGBED, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Co-Chair & VP, SGBED, Montclair State University, USA

Dr. Abdul Syed Malik, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

Proceedings Editors:

Dr. Gouher Ahmed, Co-Chair & Host Coordinator, Skyline University College, UAE

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Co-Chair & VP, SGBED, Montclair State University, USA

Dr. Silvio Cardinali, Co-Chair & VP, SGBED, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Dr. C. Jayachandran, President, SGBED, Montclair State University, USA

Accommodation and Travel

Conference Hotel: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre 

Airport Road, PO Box 10001

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 217 0000

Fax:       +971 4 282 5540

Hotel: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dxbmd-le-meridien-dubai-hotel-and-conference-centre/

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Principal Sponsors:

Dubai Tourism, Government of Dubai  

Emirates Airlines, Official Travel Partner  

For information on SGBED Country Representatives and Regional Co-coordinators, please visit SGBED website at SGBED.com

For any symposium related inquiries to Co-Chairs, please email: gouher.ahmed@skylineuniversity.ac.ae or limbuy@montclair.edu or s.cardinali@staff.univpm.it