Paper Submission: Closed

ISBN: 978-0-9821489-9-0

  • Welcome
  • Call for Papers
  • Conference Committee
  • Conference Themes
  • Special Topics Sessions
  • Session en Français
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Important Dates
  • Registration
  • Venue and Hotel Information


The 20th IBIMA conference on Entrepreneurship Vision 2020: Innovation, Real Estate Investment, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 25-26 March 2013.

This major international conference will address a range of important themes with respect to all major business fields.

The conference will include numerous papers and workshop presentations by academics and researchers from around the globe.  Conference participants are welcome to submit full papers, short papers, extended abstracts, paper drafts, or invited session proposals. Submitted paper will be fully refereed and published in electronic formats.  Please refer to call for papers.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual presentations are available. Virtual presentations allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings.   Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings in electronic format by mail.

Submissions instructions: Submit 2 files (in Microsoft Word OR in pdf)
First file: 1-page that has all author(s) information, university, country, and e-mail(s)
Second file: the paper without author(s) information for review purposes

If you are submitting to a special track, please mention that in your e-mail.

There is no paper format for submissions.  Once your paper is accepted by reviewers, authors will receive an acceptance package that includes IBIMA's format guildlines for camera ready publication.


If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university and process VISA application, we recommend that you send your paper the at earliest possible to allow us to receive the manuscript to reviewers and get reviews back in timely fashion.  The review cycle time tends to increase if you submit your paper right on the deadline date due to large number of submissions around deadlines.

Call for Papers

Interested academics and practitioners are invited to submit:

Research papers: complete papers (5000 words max.) with complete references section.
Short papers: this could be research in progress, abstracts, ideas you would like to explore with audiance at the conference, or draft of papers for possible co-authorship:  (max. 5 pages or 1000 words) 

IBIMA focuses on real-world business research.  All papers will be directed to the appropriate theme and/or track.  All accepted papers registered by author(s) will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Virtual presentations is available if you are unable to attend conference activities in person.

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  It is IBIMA policy to send complete papers to two reviewers for full blind peer review and to send a summary of review back to the author(s) .  Short papers/abstracts will be reviewed by reviewer and/or the editor.  All review comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission.  Submitted Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Conference proceedings will be published as an e-book on a CD (ISBN: 978-0-9821489-9-0)

*IBIMA reserves the right to accept or reject any research/short paper proposal/submission. Reasons for rejection include, but are not limited to: topics not fitting the conference program main theme or panel subjects, insufficient space on the conference program, failure to meet professional obligations in prior IBIMA conferences (e.g., not completing a paper, not delivering a paper on time, failure to appear for a scheduled slot), failure to register for the conference, unprofessional conduct, or any other reason.

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Khalid S. Soliman, International Business Information Management Association, USA

Local Chair

Muhammad Najib Razali Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MalaysiAdvisory Committee


Advisory Committee

John F. Affisco, Hofstra University, USA
Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Najiba Benabess, Norwich University, Northfield, USA
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Central Michigan University, USA
Regina Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland
Reggie Davidrajuh, Stavanger University College, Norway
Susana de Juana Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Xiuzhen Feng, Beijing University of Technology, China
Mohammad Ayub Khan, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Roman Povalej, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Alcina Prata, ESCE, Portugal
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Joseph Sarkis, Clark University, USA
Najib Saylani, Florida State College at Jacksonville, USA
Magdy Serour, InContext Solutions, Australia
Amine Nehari Talet, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Mineral, KSA
Abraham G. van der Vyver, Monash University, South Africa
Dianne Wingham, Australia
Paul H.P. Yeow, Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia

Program Committee

(program committee member's name appears on this list only after reviewing at least one paper)

Naila Aaijaz, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia   
Abdulmohsen Abanumy, King Fahed Security College, Saudi Arabia 
Rafidah Abd Razak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Farida Abdul Halim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia   Excellent Constructive Review
Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Mohsen Akbari, University of Guilan, Iran  Excellent Constructive Review
Basel M. Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Abeer Hmoud Al-Faouri, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan 
Tara Al-Kadi, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Mohammad Al-Khasawneh, The World Islamic sciences and Education University, Jordan
Ali Mohammed Alashwal, University of Malaya, Malaysia        
Ali Ahmad Alawneh, Philadelphia University, Jordan   
Capatina Alexandru, University Dunarea de jos of Galati, Romania
Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin, University Technology Sydney / UPSI, Malaysia        
Nicoleta Asalos, “OVIDIUS” University of Constantza, Romania  
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Mehmet N. Aydın, Işık University, Turkey
Tahar Lazhar Ayed, Umm Al-Qura University, College of Business, KSA   Excellent Constructive Review
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA
Nurdiana Azizan, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia
Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC Carthage, Tunisia
Adriana Barnoschi, University of “Politehnica” Bucuresti, Romania  
Carolin Bauer, Staffordshire University, UK
Nidzara Osmanagic Bedenik, Economic & Business University, Croatia  
Betül Beşiroğlu, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Azian bin Madun, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                
Abdul Manaf Bohari, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Daniela Borisov, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Mohamed amine Bouraoui, Sfax University, Tunisia
Teuta Cata, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Dobrea Razvan Catalin, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ivy Chan, PolyU Hong Kong Community College, Hong Kong
Lee-Kwun Chan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia   Excellent Constructive Review 
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Tsai Chen, Fo Guang University, Taiwan
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia   Excellent Constructive Review
Miloslava Chovancová, Thomas Bata University, Czech Republic 
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Cristian Ciurea, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Heitor Costa, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil
Daniela Alexandra Crisan, Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania 
Bucur Cristian, Petroleum-Gas University, Romania
Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
D. P. Dash, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
A. Chamaru De Alwis, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Hichem Dkhili, Jendouba University, Tunisia         
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dusmanescu Dorel, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania   
Anca Dunarintu,“Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania
Selim Erol, Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austria  Excellent Constructive Review    
Youssef Errami, Université Ibn Tofail, Morroco
Daniel Ruiz Fernández, University of Alicante, Spain  
Yeap Peik Foong, Multimedia University, Malaysia              
Anabela Oliveira da Silva Fragata, Polytechnique Institute of Viseu, Portugal   
Rimantas Gatautis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania    
Nashwa Ghoneim, Alexandria University, Egypt     Excellent Constructive Review
Maria Grosu, University of Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasy, Romania 
Raouf Jaziri, Sousse University, Tunisia
Maria José Angélico Gonçalves, ISCAP/ IPP, Portugal
Saida Habhab-Rave, ESC Amiens, France
Tianyong Hao, University of New South Wales, Australia   Excellent Constructive Review  
Lawrence Harold, IIT, India
Mahmoud Hassanin, Pharos University, Egypt
Kevin K.W. Ho, University of Guam, USA      Excellent Constructive Review
Chuah Min Hooi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Bassima Hout, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ross Humby, HCT-Dubai, UAE
Siew Pei Hwa, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia      Excellent Constructive Review   
Daisy Kee Mui Hung, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Anca Gabriela Ilie, Academy of Economic Study, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Romania
Aceleanu Mirela Ionela, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Alexandra Ionescu, "Ovidius" University of Constanta, Romania
Mohammad Ismail, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Jaroslav Jandos, University of economics Prague, Czech Republic 
Martin Januska, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 
Sreenivasan Jayashree, Multimedia University,
Danut-Vasile Jemna, Al.I. Cuza Iasi, Romania 
Anne Julien, Reims Management School, France
Meral Kagitci (IBRAIM), University of Economics(ASE),Bucharest, Romania
Damir Kalpić, Zagreb University, Croatia
Noorliza Karia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohd Khairudin Kasiran, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Phua Lian Kee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Sebastian Kelle, Stuttgart Media University, Germany
Sabri Khayati, Université de Carthage, Tunisie
Cheah Phaik Kin, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Rahul Anant Kulkarni, North Maharashtra University, India 
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Mehdi Louizi, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisia
Nurmazilah Mahzan , University Malaya , Malaysia
Ludmila-Daniela Manea, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Dicu Roxana Manuela, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania
Daniela-Neonila Mardiros, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Tsourela Maria, Technological Educational Institute of Serres , Greece
Sabitha Marican, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Tajul Ariffin Masron, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Mirela Matei, Petroleum and Gas University, Romania
Nehemiah Mavetera, North West University, RSA
Niculae Mihaita, University of Economics at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania
Georgescu Mircea, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Marilena Mironiuc,“AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania 
Norshidah Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Rosli Mohamad, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia     Excellent Constructive Review    
Mo Mehrdad Mohasses, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Andreea-Daniela Moraru, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania 
Nithyaroobini Munian, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Noraani Mustapha, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
W.M.Nazdrol W.M.Nasir, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia    
Seyed Mohammad Reza Nasserzadeh, University of Tehran, Iran  
Sabina-Cristiana Necula, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Mostafa Nejati, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
Shastri L Nimmagadda, Curtin University, Australia     Excellent Constructive Review  
Rozalia Nistor, ”Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania    
Mariati Norhashim, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Azizah Omar, University Sains Malaysian, Malaysia
Noraini Che Pa, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Seungbong Park, Chonnam National University, Korea (South)  
Vasile-Daniel Pavaloaia, AL.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Mehdi Mohammadi Poorangi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Adina Simona Popa, University “Eftimie Murgu” Resita, Romania   Excellent Constructive Review    
Doina I. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Daniela Popescul, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi, Romania
Ana-Maria Preda, Romanian-American University, Romania   
Oumlil Rachid, Ibnou Zohr (ENCG-Agadir), Morocco       Excellent Constructive Review
Danciu Aniela Raluca, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia    Excellent Constructive Review
Devinaga Rasiah, MMU Malaysia, Malaysia
D. F. Rateb, AUC, Egypt
Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Paolo Renna, University of Basilicata, Italy
Mihaela-Alina Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review        
Angela Roman, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania
Mad Ithnin Salleh, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Doreen Sams, Georgia College & State University, USA
Mad Khir Johari Bin Abddulah Sani, Teknologi MARA, Malaysia     Excellent Constructive Review
Alina Camelia Șargu, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Tey Lian Seng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Rifat O. Shannak, University of Jordan, Jordan
Cândida Silva, School of Management and Industrial Studies, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, Portugal  
Violeta Sima, Petroleum - Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania   Excellent Constructive Review  
Nicoleta Sirghi, West University Timisoara, Romania
Hadoussa Slim, Carthage University, Tunisia
Costin Octavian Sorici, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Miltiade Stanciu, Spiru Haret, Romania
Karel Šteker, Tomas Bata University, Faculty of Management and Economics, Czech Republic  
Margareth Stoll, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria     Excellent Constructive Review  
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Daniel C M Tan, Acer Asia Pacific, Malaysia   Excellent Constructive Review  
Khong Sin Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Ahmed Tealeb, Cairo University, Egypt
Christine Van Toorn, UNSW – University of New South Wales, Australia   Excellent Constructive Review  
Teresa Torres-Coronas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University, UAE
Zuzana Tučková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic    
Ahmed Turki, IHEC Sfax, Tunisia
Mouna Damak Turki, faculté des sciences de Sfax, Tunisie
Chandana Unnithan, Deakin University, Australia    
Elena-Daniela Viorică,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iaşi, Romania
Mung Ling Voon, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
Kok Hoong Woo, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Omneya Mokhtar Yacout, Alexandria, Egypt
Goh Choon Yih, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Marlita Mat Yusof, University Of Mara Technology, Malaysia
Mohd Nor Hakimin Yusoff, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia 
Amira Trabelsi Zoghlami, ISG Tunis University, Tunisia
Boštjan Žvanut, University of Primorska, Slovenia                      

Conference Themes

The 20th IBIMA Conference revolves around Entrepreneurship Vision 2020: Innovation, Real Estate Investment, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth adopted by Asia, Europe and many regions of the world.  Specifically:

  • Entrepreneurship: facilitating policies/programs, producing highly competent graduates, and enhencing funding and projects sponsoring.
  • Real Estate investment: Developing and valuating property, assessing and managing risks, and educating real estate professionals.
  • Smart growth: Encouraging quality education, facilitating research/innovation, and creating digital society.
  • Sustainable growth:  building a more competitive economies, developing new green technologies and production methods, and improving business environment.
  • Inclusive growth: creating more and better jobs, investing in skills & training, and modernizing workforce

To that end, possible conference topics of interest should include Economics, Management, Information Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Marketing, Human Resources,  and Finance as follow: 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship topics of interest

  • Innovation Clusters, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship
  • Leveraging digital skills for Innovation in the Society
  • Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women Entrepreneurs education and development
  • Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
  • Entrepreneurial Behavior in Large Organizations vs SME
  • Benchmarking of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Best Practices
  • High Tech Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
  • Strategic Integration between Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Islamic Business, Finance, and Marketing

  • Islamic marketing and Branding
  • Muslim Consumers
  • Halal markets' studies and Research
  • Islamic hospitality and tourism
  • Islamic law and marketing practices
  • Conducting Business with Islamic markets
  • Islamic media and communications
  • Islamic pharmaceuticals
  • Islamic finance, Banking, and Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Islamic Markets
  • Social Innovation and Islamic Marketing
  • Islamic business education

Real Estate topics of Interest

  • Property valuation and taxation
  • Property development
  • Property investment
  • Property in developing countries
  • Property portfolio management
  • Property usage and workspace requirements
  • Land Economics
  • Real estate risk management
  • Real estate market analysis
  • Real Estate Education
  • Superannuation and property
  • Global property markets
  • Corporate real estate

 Economics topics of interest

  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Constitutional Economics
  • Regional development
  • World Economy vs Regional Economy
  • Rules & Institutions
  • Industrial organizations
  • Institutional Economics
  • International Economic Order
  • Globalization: General Trade
  • Commercial Policy; Protection; Promotion; Trade Negotiations
  • Country and Industry Studies of Trade
  • Economic Integration
  • Trade and Labor Market Interactions
  • Trade and Environment
  • International Factor Movements and International Business
  • International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
  • International Migration

Accounting and Finance topics of interest

  • Auditing
  • Management Accouting
  • Finanical Accounting
  • Commercial law
  • Profitability and Earnings
  • budgeting and Reporting
  • internal reporting and Incentives
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Interface between internal and external reporting
  • General Financial Markets
  • Portfolio Choice
  • Asset Pricing
  • Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
  • Information and Market Efficiency
  • International Financial Markets
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Financial Institutions and Services
  • Banks; Other Depository Institutions
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance; Insurance Companies
  • Pension Funds; Other Private Financial Institutions
  • Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • Capital Budgeting; Investment Policy
  • Financing Policy; Capital and Ownership Structure
  • Bankruptcy; Liquidation
  • Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
  • Payout Policy

Management and Governance topics of interest 

  • Management Science
  • Human Resource
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Business Intelligence
  • Change Management
  • Communications Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management
  • Management Education & Development

General information Systems Management (business and technical) topics of interest

  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Impact of Technology Development
  • Green IT and Green Organization
  • E- Business and Internet Computing
  • Management of Technology in Education and Businesses
  • Innovation & Technology in New Product/Service Development
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • International Business Strategies and Information Technology
  • E-Government strategies, implementation procedures, and case studies
  • Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization
  • ICT Management
  • Information Systems issues
  • The Integration of Technology & Organizational Strategies
  • R&D Management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing System Technologies
  • Management of Technology in Developing Countries
  • Sustainable Innovation and Competitive Advantage
  • Innovation and Management of Renewable Resources
  • Strategic use of Technology in the Financial Sector
  • Adoption, acceptance, and diffusion of emerging technologies
  • Change management and organizational performance measures
  • Knowledge Engineering and Discovery
  • Information Quality Management
  • Information Quality Metrics and Assessment
  • E-Commerce issues, trends, and case studies
  • E-Learning, e-Training, and e-Teams
  • E-Human Resources
  • M-Commerce business models, applications, and best practices
  • Privacy, security, ethical, and social issues
  • Cyber law, E-commerce Law, and Intellectual property rights
  • Customer relationship management (CRM),
  • Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM),Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Enterprise Systems (ERP) and Industry Solutions
  • Strategic Decision Support Systems
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network applications
  • Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Data Warehouses and Data Mining
  • Software engineering of e-business systems
  • Data Mining techniques
  • Knowledge extraction and search

Knowledge Management, Knowledge representation and ontologies topics of interest

  • The Knowledge Society and Information Systems
  • Knowledge in the Information Society
  • Knowledge and Ontologies in Information Systems
  • Ontologies and Ontology
  • Information Systems Knowledge Management and Engineering
  • Enterprise Knowledge Management and Engineering
  • All aspects in Ontology Construction, Engineering, Modelling, Learning, Population and Evaluation
  • All aspects Ontology Evolution and Maintenance
  • All aspects in Ontology Adoption, Evaluation and Management
  • Ontology Languages
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontology Use in Information Systems
  • Ontology Coupling, Integration and Matching
  • Semantic Web Applications

Human Resources topics of interest

  • New Theoretical Perspectives on Human Resource Management
  • The Changing Role of Human Resource Management
  • Managing Organizational Performance
  • Motivation
  • Recognition & Reward
  • Hiring & Firing
  • Recruitment

Marketing topics of interest

  • Marketing Philosophy
  • The Role of Marketing in Strategic Planning
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Marketing in SME's
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Market and Industry Stakeholder Needs
  • International Strategies
  • The Development and Utilization of Marketing Plans
  • Online Marketing
  • Social Networks Marketing
  • Marketing Effectiveness at the Operational and Strategic Levels
  • Brand Management

International Business topics of interest

  • International Strategic Alliances
  • Globalization
  • International Trade and Investment
  • International Management Practices
  • Multinational and Transnational Businesses
  • International Business Strategy
  • Measuring International Business Performance

Special Topics Sessions

We invited interested scholars, researchers, and managers to organize your own session(s) within the conference.  The special topic session is a unique opportunity that brings together researchers and audience from around the world to discuss a specific research question of interest and/or share research efforts with others who have worked in the same area.  These sessions could result in future joint research efforts, co-authorship of journal articles, and/or book publications.  Special topics session are highly beneficial if they are well organized.

The efforts of the Special Topics Sessions' Organizers will be recognized as follows:

  • The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived if at least 4 authors of invited papers register at the conference.
  • Session organizers names will appear on the conference proceedings as Associate Editors

You can submit a proposal to organize a special topics session, workshop, and/or tutorial.  Proposals to organize a special topic session should include the following information: name and address, e-mail of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on how the session will be advertised.  Usually, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer.  E-mail proposal to the conference chair.

Each special topic session will have at least 4 paper. The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, etc.  The review process for invited sessions will strictly follow the review process for regular submission.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review by two reviewers in the topical area.  Final camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one reviewer.    Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Please e-mail confernece Chair with your proposal.  Conference chair e-mail is available on the first page

Appel à communications

Tous les chercheurs, universitaires et praticiens s'intéressant aux thèmes de la conférence sont invités à soumettre leurs communications. Deux types de contributions pourront être présentées:

  • Papiers de recherche en format long: pour les travaux aboutis (5000 mots max) avec la liste complète des références.
  • Papiers en format court : pour les recherches en cours, résumés, idées que vous voudriez discuter avec l'audience à la conférence ou ébauche des papiers pour une éventuelle co-écriture : (5 pages max ou 1000 mots)

Les papiers seront évalués par rapport à leur originalité, leur cohérence, leur clarté et leur contribution scientifique. Chaque papier sera révisé en aveugle à l'aide d'une grille d'évaluation. Les papiers de recherche seront révisés par les membres du comité scientifique. Les papiers en format court seront révisés par l'éditeur. Chaque auteur recevra après la révision de son papier une fiche de synthèse des évaluations. Les commentaires et suggestions de cette révision doivent être prises en compte dans la soumission finale.

Les papiers soumis ne doivent pas avoir été précédemment édités ou actuellement soumis pour publication dans d'autres conférences ou revues.

Les actes de la conférence seront édités sous forme d'un e-book sur un CD (ISBN: 978-0-9821489-9-0)

Tous les papiers se rattacheront à l'un des thèmes proposés

Thèmes de la Conférence

Thèmes de la conférence d'intérêt possibles comprennent Economie, Gestion, Gestion de l'information, affaires générales, marketing, ressources humaines et  finances.

Marketring des sujets d'intérêt

  • Le rôle du marketing dans la planification stratégique
  • Marketing dans les PME
  • Stratégies de relations publiques
  • Marché et les besoins des parties prenantes de l'industrie
  • Stratégies internationales
  • Le développement et l'utilisation de plans de marketing
  • Marketing Online
  • Marketing Social Networks
  • Brand Management

Gestion des sujets d'intérêt

  • Sciences de Gestion
  • Des ressources humaines
  • Études de gestion critique
  • Comportement organisationnel
  • Gestion stratégique
  • Leadership
  • Statistiques des entreprises
  • Recherche Opérationnelle
  • Gestion du changement
  • Gestion des communications
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneuriat
  • Éthique, responsabilité sociale des entreprises et le développement durable
  • Genre et la Diversité
  • Gestion des ressources humaines
  • International Management
  • Education Management & Développement

Économie des sujets d'intérêt

  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Économie de la réglementation
  • Économie constitutionnel
  • Le développement régional
  • Economie mondiale contre l'économie régionale
  • Règles & Institutions
  • Les organisations industrielles
  • Economie Institutionnelle
  • Ordre économique international
  • La mondialisation: le commerce général
  • Politique commerciale; protection; promotion, les négociations commerciales
  • Pays et Etudes Industrie du Commerce
  • Intégration économique
  • Commerce et interactions du marché du travail
  • Facteur international des mouvements et des affaires internationales
  • Investissement international; mouvements de capitaux à long terme
  • Migrations Internationales

Comptabilité et finances des sujets d'intérêt

  • audit
  • Comptabilité de gestion
  • Comptabilité Finanical
  • Droit commercial
  • Rentabilité et bénéfice
  • Budgétisation et les rapports
  • Reporting interne et Incentives
  • Évaluation de la performance
  • Interface entre les rapports internes et externes
  • Marchés financiers généraux
  • Choix du portefeuille
  • Asset Pricing
  • Cotation conditionnelle; Prix Futures
  • L'information et l'efficience du marché
  • Marchés financiers internationaux
  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Institutions et services financiers
  • Les banques; autres organismes de dépot
  • Hypothèques
  • Assurance; compagnies d'assurance
  • Fonds de pension *; autres institutions financières privées
  • Investment Banking *, capital risque, de courtage
  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Corporate Finance et Gouvernance
  • Budgétisation des investissements
  • Politique d'investissement
  • Politique de financement
  • Liquidation

Human Resources sujets d'intérêt

  • Perspectives théoriques sur la gestion des ressources humaines
  • L'évolution du rôle de gestion des ressources humaines
  • Gestion de la performance organisationnelle
  • Motivation
  • Reconnaissance et récompense
  • Location & Cuisson
  • Recrutement
  • Systèmes d'information de gestion des sujets d'intérêt

Knowledge Management et Systèmes d'information

  • Impact Social de la technologie
  • E- Business et développement informatique
  • Green IT
  • Management de la technologie pour l’éducation et les affaires
  • Innovation et technologie pour le développement de nouveaux produits/services
  • Information et petites/moyennes entreprises
  • Stratégies Internationales et technologies de l’information
  • E-Government, implémentation et études de cas
  • Transfert technologique, Marketing et Commercialisation
  • Management des TIC
  • Problématiques des systèmes d’information
  • Intégration de la technologie et stratégies organisationnelles
  • R&D et management
  • Management de projet et management de programme
  • Technologies des systèmes de production
  • Management de la technologie dans les pays en voie de développement
  • Innovation durable et avantage compétitif
  • Innovation et management des ressources renouvelables
  • Usage stratégique de la technologie dans le secteur financier
  • Adoption et diffusion des technologies émergentes
  • Gestion du changement et mesures de la performance organisationnelle
  • Ingénierie de la connaissance
  • Information Quality Management
  • Mesures de la qualité de l’information
  • E-Commerce : tendances et études de cas
  • Réseaux sociaux numériques : management, pratiques et études de cas
  • E-Learning, e-Training et e-Teams
  • M-commerce : modèles d’affaires, applications, “best practices”
  • Vie privée, sécurité, éthique
  • Customer relationship management (CRM), Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM), Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Efficient Resource Planning (ERP) et management industriel
  • Gestion de bases de données
  • Systèmes d’Aide à la Décision
  • Logique floue et réseaux de neurones (applications)
  • Data Warehouses et Datamining
  • E-business et solutions logicielles
  • Recherche et extraction de la connaissance

Dates Importantes

Soumission des papiers : Fermé
Notification de l'avis d'acceptation : Fermé
Extension Date limite de soumission des papiers: Fermé

Virtual Presentation

Those who are unable to attend the conference in person due to schedule conflict or teaching/research load but wish to participate with their research in this major international event, virtual presentation is available. Virtual Presentation allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, exactly like a regular paper.   Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings. 

In 2011 there were more than 250 virtual presentations.

The review process for virtual presentations will strictly follow the review process for regular submissions.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review in most cases. Short papers will be reviewed by the editor.  Summary of review feedback/reports will be sent back to the author(s) in most cases.  All comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

* Please note that a virtual presentation does not mean you are able to present  remotely (e.g. Internet streaming or teleconferencing).

Important Dates

  - Paper Submission: Closed
  - Short paper, Abstract, and Virtual Presentation: Closed
  - Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 week from submission date (in most cases)
  -  Short paper, Abstract, Submission Deadline: 25 February 2013


If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university and process VISA application, we recommend that you send your paper the at earliest possible to allow us to receive the manuscript to reviewers and get reviews back in timely fashion.  The review cycle time tends to increase if you submit your paper right on the deadline date due to large number of submissions around deadlines.

The conference is closed

Hotel Information

Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur is the official location for the 20th IBIMA Conference on  Entrepreneurship Vision 2020: Innovation, Real Estate Investment, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth which will be held in Kuala lumpur, Malaysia 25-26 March 2013.  

Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur is an elegant hotel that is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur (the Golden Triangle) between bustling Bukit Bintang and colorful Chinatown.   Bintang Walk, Chinatown, Merdeka Square, The National Museum, and Kuala Lumpur Tower are all within the range of 5 KM.  The world famous Petronas Twin Towers are just 8 KM away.

  • 5minutes walk to Bukit Bintang

  • Free Shuttle to KLCC & Petaling Street

Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur.

117, Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel : 603 - 2141 3333
Fax : 603 - 2141 5555   

Special conference participants’ Rates:

Option #1

Hotel Room (28 Sqm)

Premier Deluxe Single OR Double Room: 270 Malaysian Ringgit (€ 64 Euro) per night ALL taxes included.

Above-mentioned rates are daily, per room, and include 2 breakfasts per room  

Option #2
Apartment (550 Sqft )

Swiss-Garden Residences (1 bedroom Apt.): 320  Malaysian Ringgit (€ 76 Euro) per night ALL taxes included.

Above-mentioned rates are daily, per room, and include 2 breakfasts per room


Each conference participant will be responsible for charges related to his/her hotel room.

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Other Hotels:

There are so many hotel in kuala Lumpur near the conference hotel.  Please check major hotel websites:

Important Disclaimer:

the above hotel rates, packages, and webiste links are provided as a courtesy to the participants at the 20th IBIMA conference.  Neither IBIMA nor the conference organizers are affiliated in any form with any hotel.  Any hotel assumes full responsibility of guests accommodation and satisfaction.  Neither IBIMA nor the 20th IBIMA conference will be held responsible in any form with any activity related to hotel room reservation and/or accommodation.