International Conference, Institute of Business Administration

The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is a premium academic and research institute and is one of the oldest business schools outside North America. It was established in 1955 with initial technical support provided by the world-famous Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. Later, the university of Southern California set up various facilities at the institute and several prominent American professors were assigned to the IBA. The course content, the curriculum, the pedagogical tools and the assessment methods were developed under the guidance of reputed scholars from these two institutions. IBA has zealously guarded the high standards and academic traditions it has inherited from Wharton and USC while adapting and adjusting them with the passage of time

It is our pleasure to disclose that the Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the IBA is conducting the 1st International Conference titled "Economics and Sustainable Development" which will be held in the month of April, 2021. The goal of the conference is to bring creative ideas (both local and global best practices) and evidence-based solutions for the challenges faced at global as well as regional levels.


Conference Themes

The conference will bring together researchers to present recent research on development and its challenges, and proposed solutions. The research themes are but not limited to:

  • Macroeconomics and Forecasting
  • Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • Monetary and Financial Policy
  • Growth, Development and Population Policy
  • Labor Economics and Policy
  • Poverty, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility
  • Education, Health and Living Conditions
  • Governance
  • Industry, Trade and Globalization
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Tourism Economics and Policy
  • Cities and Urban Development
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Teaching and Learning Economics

The audience of the conference would include significant participation from federal and provincial government departments, academic institutions, research institutions, industry and corporate sector, NGOs, INGOs, faculty, research scholars and staff.

Call for Papers/Proposals

1st International Conference, Institute of Business Administration
Title: Economics and Sustainable Development
Dates: April 1st – 3rd, 2021

The Department of Economics and Centre for Business and Economic Research (CBER) of the Institute of Business Administration are seeking research papers for its annual international conference with a special focus on economics and sustainable development. The purpose of this request for proposals is to bring creative ideas (both local and global best practices) and evidence-based solutions for the challenges faced at global as well as regional levels. The conference will provide a platform for research collaboration, paper presentation, discussions on a huge range of topics and sharing of ideas. The final day of the conference will give an opportunity to young research scholars and PhD students to present their ideas in a doctoral symposium.

Conference Themes

The conference will bring together researchers to present recent research on development and its challenges, and proposed solutions. The research themes are but not limited to:

  • Macroeconomics and Forecasting
  • Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • Monetary and Financial Policy
  • Growth, Development and Population Policy
  • Labor Economics and Policy
  • Poverty, Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility
  • Education, Health and Living Conditions
  • Governance
  • Industry, Trade and Globalization
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Tourism Economics and Policy
  • Cities and Urban Development
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Teaching and Learning Economics

Manuscripts Submission All submissions are to be sent to: cber-conference@iba.edu.pk or snizamani@iba.edu.pk with maximum word limit: 5000 including bibliography and appendices. All submissions must follow American Psychological Association referencing style.

Review process

  • Double Blind Peer-Review.
  • Acceptance based principally on originality, significance, technically sound, up to date and presentation.
  • The Editorial Board's discretion would be final.

A maximum of two submissions per author (As a first author) is permissible. As a co-author you can submit more cases/papers. Each submission should clearly identify the conference theme. Selected cases, industrial notes and papers will be published in the conference proceedings

Dates to Remember

Submission

Closing date

Abstract Submission

30th December 2020

Full Paper Submission

10th February 2020

Acceptance/ Rejection Decision

10th March 2021

Registration

25th March 2021

Conference Chair
Executive Director, IBA (Dr. S. Akbar Zaidi)

Conference Secretary
Director Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER), Dr. Wali Ullah

Provisional Program

The details of the provincial program will soon be available on the website. The basic structure of the conference is given below

Structure

  • Two-Day Conference
  • The 1st and 2nd day of the conference would be dedicated to conference papers presentation for faculty, researchers all over the country and keynote speeches. Conference would be divided into following areas

  • Paper Presentation
  • Dialogue/ panel sessions
  • Final day: Doctoral Symposium
  • The final day of the conference would be dedicated to young PhD scholars who would present their research.

Why Attend?

☑ Quality: The conference will provide the high-quality latest research and act as a platform of idea generation and ideas exchange for the participants.

☑ Engagement: It will be an opportunity to engage and network with the best minds in the field and will serve as a chance, especially to emerging scholars of the field, to form meaningful networks.

☑ Convenience: Keeping in mind the pandemic situation, the conference will be both live at the campus and will be broadcasted on different internet platforms for making it accessible to all.

☑ Solution: Exploring the problems and their latest solutions with evidence-based research with expert opinion. The academic discourse will offer potential solutions to the community's pressing needs and insights on progress.

☑ Resources: Access to PowerPoints, posters, abstracts, and most unpublished papers through CBER.

Registration

Contact Us

Location: Main Campus
University Road, Karachi - 75270 Pakistan
Phone : 92-21-38104700 - Ext: 3005 and 2642
Email : cber-conference@iba.edu.pk or snizamani@iba.edu.pk