International Conference on Economics, Business Management and Marketing, June 28-30, 2011


The International Conference on Economics, Business Management and Marketing aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Economics, Business Management and Marketing, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

PAPER SUBMISSION

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program. The accepted full papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.doc, .rft, .ps, .pdf) will be accepted only by electronic submission.

WORKSHOPS

Researchers are cordially invited to submit a paper and/or a proposal to organize a workshop and actively participate in this conference. Proposals are invited for workshops to be affiliated with the conference scope and topics. The conference workshops provide a challenging forum and vibrant opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research positions, original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues. The workshop topics should be focused so that the Participants can benefit from interaction with each other and the cohesiveness of the topics.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The International Refereed Conference Proceedings will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers and indexed by Google Scholar, Scopus, Compendex, Thomson Reuters, WorldCat, EBSCO, GALE,  Embase, Reaxys, Engineering Village / Engineering Index (EI), DOAJ, Library of Congress, British Library, Electronic Journals Library will be internationally distributed both in Electronic CD-ROM Format  and  Proceedings Book. The Refereed Conference Proceedings Book and CD (pISSN 2010-376X and eISSN 2010-3778) will be included in each Conference Registrant's Packet.
Early Registration Fees                Late Registration Fees
Author Delegates     450 EURO       Author Delegates        500 EURO
Student Delegates    350 EURO      Student Delegates       400 EURO
Listener Delegates   250 EURO       Listener Delegates      300 EUR

SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE

ICEBMM 2011 has teamed up with the International Journal of Human and Social Sciences for publishing a Special Journal Issue on Advances in Economics, Business Management and Marketing. All submitted papers will have opportunities for consideration for this Special Journal Issue. The selection will be carried out during the review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision will be made based on peer review reports by the guest editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly.
Important Dates         
Paper submission                                                      February 28, 2011
Notification of acceptance                                         March 31, 2011
Final paper submission and authors' registration  April 30, 2011
Conference Dates                                                     June 28-30, 2011

The Global Management Consulting Sector - a Commentary


Management practice is as old as civilization itself, management theory and management consultancy is of more recent vintage. They had been started in the end of nineteenth century. The first pure consultancy was that of Arthur Little in the United States, who started out in 1886 with a focus of technology and engineering economics. Many factors are underlying in the expansion of this service sector. Some authors say it was due to the Taylor’s “scientific management”. David (2001) suggests four forces i.e., increasing number and complexity of companies; the spread of corporate ideology to noncorporate sectors; the organization for the World War II effort; and the growth impact of business education and the business press. Mckenna (2006) argues that this expansion is due to the amalgam of three professions (engineering, law, and accounting).
Management consultancy has been embraced in the United States, but now EU and Asia Pacific are also emerging as management consultants. Indian firms such as Tata Consulting Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro have become formidable competitors. The major service lines offered by management consultants have been divided into four groups: strategy, human resources, operations, and information technology. Outsourcing has also been added to these four categories. Authoritative estimates from government and private sector sources are one reason in gathering true statistics.
Small management consultants can prosper by adopting the credo of marketing and entrepreneurship to heart: they must be pro-active, innovative, and risk-taking. Taking the long run view, it can be said that for economic prominence in general and management consultancy in particular, the nineteenth century was that of Britain while the twentieth belonged to the United States. The twenty first century is likely to belong to Asia, specifically India and China.
Strategy consultants have much to offer a top executive in terms of improving the bottom line. Yet little is known about the strategy consulting industry, because the firms and their clients are often reluctant to disclose details of their activities (Payne, 1986).
References:
David, R.2001. The Emergence and Evolution of an “Expert” Field. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. Cornell University.
McKenna, C. 2006. The world’s Newest Profession. Cambridge University Press.
Payne, A.F.P. (1986), “New Trends in Strategy Consulting Industry”, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 43-45, ISSN 0275-6668.

The Biosphere Rules - a commentary


This article presents the natural rules to the companies which can be used to save the environment from any kind of pollution caused by the toxic materials. No doubt, a  good management should have something more than the efficiency, effectiveness and the identification emulation of best practices (Moir, 2001). It should also consider the social policy and emerging global realities along with efficacy and sustainability of commercial enterprise (MIT Sloan). Environmental sustainability is a universal issue and global organizations must have to consider it in their strategies. There have long been conflicting expectations of the nature of companies’ responsibilities to society. No doubt that companies can learn from nature in manufacturing and recycling. 

References: 
Moir, L. (2001), “What do we mean by corporate social responsibility”, Corporate Governance, Vol. 1 Issue. 2, p. 16-22, ISSN: 1472-0701
 “Systems, Sustainability and Society”, MIT Sloan Management Review, Fall2002, Vol.44 Issue 1, p.6-6, 1p; (AN 7679203)