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Conference Brief

Since the advent of 21st century, world's economic, social, technological, and environmental dynamics have changed considerably. Individuals can assist governments, create new markets and sometimes can control resources for utilities. In such situation, it is important to learn about decentralization and cooperation of resources in a dynamic rather than static manner. In this respect, we are exploiting opportunities and thereby creating challenges at individual, community, regional and global levels inadvertently. Hence, in the process of accelerating the economic growth and development, we face unanticipated problems and have to live with unintended consequences of our interventions. This all makes the system reasonably complex so we need to devise policies which are suitable not only at local, regional but also at global level. It entails scholarship and erudition on the matters of relevant importance. The information need to be centralized in housing and decentralized in disseminating. In this connection, it is necessary to bring scholarly community together to debate particularly in the area of Business, Economics and Management.

The theme of 1st international conference on Business, Economics and Education Management - ICBEM is to study “Business and Management Trends in Local, Regional and Global Context”. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a platform to scholars, researchers, and policy makers to present their empirical work and highlight issues and opportunities emerging on the existing frontiers of local and regional economies. The purpose of this conference is also to raise theoretical questions and discuss Business, Economics and Management concepts that have been of paramount importance in general, and in Pakistani context in particular. This will help understand the developing trends from a local, regional and global perspective, and provide a solid foundation for Business development, Management and its consequences. In accordance with the main goal of the organizers of this annual conference, the chief aims is to treat Business Development and Management from a local, regional and global perspective. To what extent are local, regional, and global business opportunities intertwined with each other? In what ways globalization historically has played a role in business development leading up to 21st century? What are the political dimensions of business development? What are the economic and social consequences? How does Business development impact our culture? What is the role of education management in these dynamic scenarios?.

The conference will be organized in two parallel tracks at large i.e. academic and corporate. The academic track will cover a broad range of sub-disciplines; whereas, the corporate track will comprise presentations by international and national business leaders on current topics within their sphere of expertise to share the tacit knowledge with the participants. We have included the Case Studies Session separately according to the theme of the conference. This includes both research and teaching cases in the area of business, economics and management. The conference will afford rich opportunities of interacting with diverse array of leaders in the field of business management, connect with potential collaborators, and find out who is doing what at local, regional and global levels.

We, therefore, call for contributions from all areas of Business, Management, Economics and Education Management to debate the concepts of business development, economics, management and the issues related to these themes and the ones resulting from them.

Patron's Message
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Sukkur IBA is a mission driven institute and committed to serve towards the socio-economic development of Pakistan through education and research. In continuation of endeavors to touch new hallmarks in the field of business education and research, Sukkur IBA is organizing 1st International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management (ICBEM). Sukkur IBA believes research is an integral part of modern learning and development. Consequently, ICBEM is a modest effort to contribute and promote the research environment at local, regional, and global level. I personally believe this conference will produce high impact research in the area of business, economics and education management.

Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui
Sitara-e-Imtiaz
Dean & Director Sukkur IBA
Patron ICBEM

Professor Tayyeb Shabbir
Editorial Board: Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir is currently a Professor of Finance and the Director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship at the College of Business and Public Policy at the California State University. He also has a concurrent faculty appointment at the Finance Department of the Wharton School. Dr. Shabbir has vast teaching, research and consulting experience that has been acquired internationally. In the past, Dr. Shabbir has served as a faculty member in the doctoral program at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park and the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University. His areas of expertise include prediction, management and prevention of financial crises, global financial flows, entrepreneurial finance, microfinance, and human capital investments. Dr. Shabbir has scores of publications and competitive research grants to his credit and has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank. Recently, acclaimed international academic publisher, Edward Elgar, published Dr. Shabbir's book about financial crises which was co-edited with Professor Lawrence Klein, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Benjamin Franklin Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shabbir is especially interested in policy relevant analyses of global economic issues with particular reference to their socio-cultural context.
Professor. Alison M. Konrad

Keynote Speark Professor. Alison M. Konrad Alison M. Konrad arrived at Ivey in 2003 as a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Ivey Business School and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management. She earned her PhD. in Applied Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. She is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and has been a member of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Advisory Board for Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100. Dr. Konrad was Chair of the Academy of Management's Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division in 1996-97 and President of the Eastern Academy of Management in 1997-98. She was President of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values in 2002-04. Prior to joining the school, she was Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University.

Professor Michael L.Lahr
Keynote Speark Professor. Michael L.Lahr Prof. Michael L.Lahr is the Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON). As Research Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University,he holds a PH.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvnia. He has published over 50 articles in reputed international journals.
Professor Michael Cameron
Keynote Speark Professor. Michael Cameron Prof. Michael Cameron is an Associate Professor inEconomics at University of Waikato,New Zealand.He is also a Research Fellow in the National Institute of Demographic and Economics Analysis (NIDEA), and a Research Associate of the National Center for Social and Economic Modeling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, Australia.
Professor Rita Laura D'Ecclesia
Keynote Speark Professor. Rita Laura D'Ecclesia Professor Rita Laura D'Ecclessia is the first range Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and is a visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, university of London. She is co-ordinator of the Doctorate in Economics and International Finance and President of the Organizing Committee of the International Summer School on Risk Measurement and Control. President of the Euro Working Group for Financial Modeling and associate editor of numerous scientific journals.
Professor Shida Hennebery
Keynote Speark Professor. Shida Hennebery Dr.Shida Henneberry is International is a Regents Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of the Master of International Agricultural Program, and the Humphreys Chair in International Studies at Oklahoma State University, USA. During her 28 years as a member of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty, Dr.Shda has established a nationally and internationally recognized record of global education through her teaching and research program.
Dr. Vaqar ahmed
Keynote Speark Dr. Vaqar ahmed Dr. Vaqar Ahmed is Deputy Excutive Director at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He is Former Advisor, UNDP and has undertaken assignments with Asian Development Bank, World Bank, UN-ESCAP, World Intellectual Property Organiation and Ministries of Finance,Planning and Commerce in Pakistan.
Dr. Heman Das Lohano
Keynote Speark Dr. Heman Das Lohano Dr. Heman Das Lohano has joined as Senior Economist with SANDEE-ICIMOD on August 1, 2013. Prior to joining SANDEE, Heman was an associate professor of economics and Program Coordinator of MS Economics program at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan. He has MS and PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His primary areas of professional expertise are environmental economics, dynamic programming, and applied econometrics. His publications include 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and four other papers. His recent research work has focused on climate change impacts analysis and non-market valuation.
Conference Themes

ICBEM 2016 call for papers on the following themes and also remain open to interdisciplinary themes pertaining to business, economics and education management.

International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management - ICBEM 2016 welcomes submission on but not limited to following research themes:

Corporate Governance

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Economics

  • Developing Countries and Global Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics: Theory and Practice
  • Environmental Economics
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Macro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Other Areas of Economics
  • Public Sector Economics

Education Management

Entrepreneurship

  • Alliance Entrepreneurship and Firm Market Performance
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship: Legitimacy and the Acquisition of Resources
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Entrepreneurial Resources and Organizational Choices
  • Family Business Management
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Women Entrepreneurship

Finance

  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Corporate Disclosure Practices, Institutional Investors, and Stock Return Volatility
  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • IPO Strategies
  • Risk Diversification in Emerging Economies
  • Stock Market Bubbles
  • Technological Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions

General Management

  • Change Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Facilities Planning & Management
  • Behavior Change: Methodology, Concepts, and Practice
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Innovation and management issues within multinational corporations

Globalization

  • Adaptability of SHRM in developing countries
  • HR System and Organizational Performance
  • Human Capital Diversity and Organizational Performance
  • Role of SHRM in Knowledge-based Competition
  • Role of SHRM in Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Transferability of HR Practices between Parents and Subsidiaries in MNCs

Human Resource Management

Knowledge Management

  • Intellectual property and knowledge management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Knowledge Management and Systems

Leadership

  • E-leadership
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Leadership and Change
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership Simulations
  • `
  • Public Administration

Management Information Systems

Marketing

  • Advertising
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior & Customer Satisfaction
  • E-Commerce
  • Market Structure and Pricing
  • Product Design and Management
  • Retail and Distribution Management
  • Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization

Operation Management

  • Six Sigma and Quality Management
  • Productivity
  • Operations Planning & Control
  • Process Measurement & Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Human Factors in Operations Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance & Management

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Development

  • Cultural Impacts of Internal & External Environment on Organization
  • Effective Communication between Departments in Organization
  • How Globalization / Internationalization Impacts Organizations in Pakistan
  • Impact of Diversity in Organization
  • Power and Politics in Organization
  • Power Distance and Gender Issues in an Organization
  • Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization
  • The Impact of Strength of National Organization Culture

Organizational Science

Public Policy

Supply Chain Management

  • Modeling Supply Chain Performance
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain management
  • Logistics and Scheduling
  • Innovation in services, logistics and supply-chain management
  • Distributed Product Development in Supply Chains
  • Interdependencies between Innovation Management and Supply Chain Performance
  • Global Logistics Management

Total Quality Management

Guidelines for Authors

The authors are required to STRICTLY follow the instructions given on this page, for convenient processing.

General

Kindly use the paper submission system at the conference website to Submit your paper. Comments or questions should be sent to icbem@iba-suk.edu.pk

Format

The authors are required to strictly follow the APA Style Guide for formatting their papers, failing which the paper will not be accepted for presentation.

Paper Length

Abstract must begin with a new page. The abstract page should already include the page header (as given in APA Style Guide). Keywords (max. 4 words) from your paper must be listed in your abstract. The abstract should be a single paragraph between 150 and 250 words.


For formatting details, please download and follow the APA Style Guide Completed research papers are limited to maximum of 5000 words in length, excluding all figures, tables, references, and the title and abstract page. Final papers SHOULD NOT exceed the upper limit. In case the paper exceeds the limit the editors reserve the right to edit the paper to conform to the specified upper limit.

Paper Layout

The paper layout is as follows:
Page setup: A4, Portrait
Margins: Leave 1.5 inch margin on left side and one-inch margin on right side as well as top and bottom of each page
Paragraph Indention: Indent each paragraph 5-7 spaces and apply the indention consistently throughout the paper
Line Spacing: 1.5 throughout the entire paper
Page Numbering: Number page consecutively in the top corner, beginning with title page
Header: In the flush left, use a shortened form of the title as a header

References

Please follow the APA Style Guide of referencing and references

Paper Submission

For Paper Submission an online system is integrated , please follow the instructions step by step provided in Submission Guidelines.

Call for Reviewers

1st International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management (ICBEM) invites you to join the organizers as member of the review team. All interested reviewers must have a significant research background, updated knowledge of their subject area, and access to the internet and printing resources (if required by themselves).

1 st ICBEM, following the SOP, will evaluate all submissions through double blind peer review process. All papers sent for review will be anonymous and will not contain any information about authors. Each paper will be sent to two or more reviewers. Each reviewer may receive 3 to 5 research papers from their specified area of interest, for which s/he will be liable to submit the review comments within the given time frame. All reviewers' comments will be considered by the Chairperson of Review Committee, and later the Editorial Board. The reviewers will not be offered any reward in cash or kind, however, they will be provided with the Certificate of Appreciation for their services.

All interested reviewers may contact the undersigned on or before August 15, 2016 through email specifying their area of interest, attached with their CVs.

Dr. Waqar Akram
Manager (1st ICBEM)

Sukkur Institute of Business Administration - Sukkur IBA Airport Road, Sukkur - 65200, Sindh, Pakistan
Tel: +92-71-5644233; Mob: +92-323-9643876
UAN: +92-71 (111-785-422); Fax: +92-71-5632465
Email: icbem@iba-suk.edu.pk

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Be a Guest

If you do not have a paper, and you want to attend all the activities of the conference as a guest, you are more than welcome to join professional event. Please do online registration with option guest. You will get conference kit, the meals, coffee breaks, tour, and certification of attendance. Once you do this, please send confirmation email to icbem@iba-suk.edu.pk.

Registration fees for guest is Rs. 5,000/- PKR.

Conference Tentative Schedule
Important Dates
Submission DeadlineNovember 15, 2016
Acceptance NotificationsNovember 25, 2016
Last date for RegistrationDecember 5, 2016
Conference DatesDecember 15 - 16, 2016
Case Method of Learning

Global competitiveness has led academic institutions to produce graduates who are sound in solving contemporary business issues in a responsive manner. Today, organizations require employees who are competent at bringing critical perspective with a global insight towards all work components. To address these grieving concerns pertaining to critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication & decision making, universities like Harvard, Warwick, Wharton, Oxford and so on have started teaching through case studies.

These business focused problem or decision based real life scenarios help students to develop skills to compete and sustain in the job market whilst significantly contributing towards economic wellbeing.

Importantly, teaching a case study or executing a case based class to make students learn a concept is entirely different from a traditional lecture. This requires instructors to learn and understand case execution process to meaningfully complete the discussion class in time.

In order to meet the global educational standards Sukkur Institute of Business Administration has been very keenly working on case teaching and case development. One of the evidence is the success of Sukkur IBA's fully Case Based MBA program.

To promote case teaching and case research, Sukkur IBA is stepping forward by providing a platform to new and seasoned case writers for interacting and learning from each other by attending this conference.

Case Conference Format

The case roundtables and case presentations will be conducted during the conference.

1st International Conference on Business, Economics & Education - ICBEM 2016 will be a wonderful platform for seasoned case writers and those who are writing cases for the first time as the conference will provide opportunity to attend interactive sessions on case development and case teaching.

The submitted cases will also have an opportunity to be eligible for one or more awards. Additionally, the selected cases will have the opportunity to be published in:

  • The Case Research Journal - Emerald Publishers
  • Sukkur IBA Case Research Journal

We specially encourage those who are new in case writing and case teaching to attend this conference and get benefit from roundtables (as observers), case teaching and case writing workshops.

All the cases submitted in this conference will undergo a blind peer-review.

We invite cases in the following areas:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • IT Management
  • Entrepreneurship (In all areas)
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain / Operations Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Management

Cases must be original work that should be based on real events, real people, and real organizations. These case(s) must have not been previously presented and published in any conference/journal or in any other form. These cases may also not be under simultaneous review for other conferences or publication.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

The submitted cases should be:

  1. a. Real life situation based cases only
  2. b. Decision oriented cases
  3. c. Situational Cases

Please make sure that the Followings are included in the submitted case:

  1. a. Case and Teaching Note (Instructor's manual)
  2. b. Cover page clearly mentioning names, affiliations, and contact information of all authors. Clearly identified contact person for all conference correspondence
  3. c. Case synopsis - (One page summary of the case)

The submission Deadline is August 15, 2016.

For Further Deatils.

Dr. Waheed Ali Umrani
Manager Case Studies (1st ICBEM)
Sukkur IBA Case Research Center (CRC)
Sukkur Institute of Business Administration - Sukkur IBA Airport Road, Sukkur - 65200, Sindh, Pakistan
Tel: +92 71 5644085
Email: sibacrc@iba-suk.edu.pk
TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON CASE TEACHING AND CASE WRITING
Workshop Content
For Case Teaching

1-To assess both the internal and external factors that an organization takes into consideration when designing employee compensation.
2- To evaluate the choices of different compensation strategies to improve employee motivation and satisfaction besides monetary incentives.

For Case Writing

Cases are suitable for use in undergraduate, MBA and EMBA courses involving organizational behaviour, leadership and careers. The specific objectives of the case are three-fold: to discuss the challenges of career and leadership transitions, gender and cultural issues in leadership, and building effective relationships and trust in charged environments.

Speaker's Profile

Alison M. Konrad


Professor. Alison M. Konrad
Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management

Alison M. Konrad arrived at Ivey in 2003 as a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Ivey Business School and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management. She earned her PhD. in Applied Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. She is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and has been a member of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) Advisory Board for Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100. Dr. Konrad was Chair of the Academy of Management's Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division in 1996-97 and President of the Eastern Academy of Management in 1997-98. She was President of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values in 2002-04. Prior to joining the school, she was Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University.

Speaker's Profile

Waheed A. Umrani


Waheed A. Umrani
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration Sukkur IBA

Works as Assistant Professor, at the Business School, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan. Dr. Umrani holds PhD in Management Sciences from University Utara Malaysia and an MBA from Pakistan.His research interest includes Leadership, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Employee Engagement, HR-Analytics, and Service Quality. Dr. Umrani is founder and is currently leading Sukkur IBA Case Research Center, an initiative to promote case teaching and case research at Sukkur IBA. He also holds a high reputation at Sukkur IBA due to his extraordinary contribution in Case Teaching and Case Writing. He has designed course modules for teaching and training on Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Change Management & Innovation through case method. As a trainer Dr. Umrani has conducted professional trainings for corporate and academicians in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and all around Pakistan. Where he has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from people of 150 different countries. His training portfolio falls in three major areas that includes Leadership & Management Development, Case Writing and Case Teaching and Research Methods (from research design to data analysis through latest Structural Equation Modelling Approaches and SPSS). His expertise are in the domain of Structural Equation Modeling. Some of his most popular workshops that have got recognition at national and internal level are Designing a Survey Research, How to write an empirical research article, Data-Analysis through Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling, Teaching through Case Method, Developing Teaching Cases, CV Writing, Developing Business Plans, and Developing Effective Leadership through 7-habits of highly effective people. Some of the international institutes/companies where Dr. Umrani has conducted trainings are University Utara Malaysia, University Technology Malaysia,Sharja University, UAE, Nestle Pakistan, Engro Foods Pvt Ltd, Isra University Hyderabad, Sukkur IBA, World Bank, US-AID (Pakistan), SRSO (Pakistan), P&G (Pakistan) Telenor Pakistan and open training programs which included participants from diversified organizations such as NGOs, Banks and other national institutions. Dr. Umrani has also the honor to work closely with the top most senior faculty of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore on case teaching & training for corporates. He has also worked in close association with Indian Institute of Management Banglore, (India), Asia Pascific Institute of India and The University of Wollongong, Australia (Dubai Campus) for developing teaching cases. Dr. Umrani has published in Business & Economics Journal, Emerald Emerging Case Study Journal, International Postgraduate Business Journal, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, and Management Science Letters. Some of his work is under-review with high quality journals such as Studies in Business & Economics Journal, Human Resource for health, Global Business Review, International Strategic Management Review and the South Asian Journal of human resource management.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON INPUT OUTPUT ANALYSIS
Speaker's Profile

Micheal L.Lahr


Professor. Michael L.Lahr
Professor, Planning and Public Policy

Prof. Michael L.Lahr is the Director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON). As Research Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University,he holds a PH.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvnia. He has published over 50 articles in reputed international journals.

WORKSHOP ON Data Analysis For Writing & Research Paper For Journal
Workshop Content

1. Basics of SEM
2. Formative vs. Reflective Measurement
3. Measurement Model Evaluation and Reporting
3.1 Reflective Constructs
(a) Reliability (b)Convergent validity (c) Discriminant validity
3.2 Formative Constructs
(a) Outer weight (b) VIF
4. Composite and common factor algorithms of outer model
5. Structural Model Analysis & Evaluation
5.1 Criteria to assess structural model
(a) R2 (b) Path coefficient (c) Effect size (d) Q2
5.2. Linear and no-linear assessment of structural model (U- curve, S curve)

Speaker's Profile

Micheal L.Lahr


Dr.Imran Ali
Assistant Professor,Business Administration

Dr. Imran Ali is serving as Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics & Administration, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since September 2015. He has attended Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University Singapore as visiting PhD researcher. He earned his M. Phil (Business Administration) from FUUSAT, Islamabad in 2007. Prior to joining KAU he has served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan for more than 6 years. He has also served as Additional Directing Staff at National Institute of Management Quetta, a constituent unit of National School of Public Policy which is a premier training institute of civil services in Pakistan. He is having 15 years experience of teaching and research. Dr. Imran Ali is having more than 30 research publications on his credit appeared in esteemed national and international research journals. He has also visited Singapore, Turkey, Thailand, Romania, and Spain to present his articles in international research conferences. He is adhoc reviewer for number of journals including Social Indicators Research, British Food Journal, Journal of School Leadership. Dr Imran Ali is member of Academy of Management USA, and British Academy of Management UK.

Speaker's Profile

Waheed A. Umrani


Waheed A. Umrani
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration Sukkur IBA

Works as Assistant Professor, at the Business School, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan. Dr. Umrani holds PhD in Management Sciences from University Utara Malaysia and an MBA from Pakistan.His research interest includes Leadership, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Employee Engagement, HR-Analytics, and Service Quality. Dr. Umrani is founder and is currently leading Sukkur IBA Case Research Center, an initiative to promote case teaching and case research at Sukkur IBA. He also holds a high reputation at Sukkur IBA due to his extraordinary contribution in Case Teaching and Case Writing. He has designed course modules for teaching and training on Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Change Management & Innovation through case method. As a trainer Dr. Umrani has conducted professional trainings for corporate and academicians in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and all around Pakistan. Where he has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from people of 150 different countries. His training portfolio falls in three major areas that includes Leadership & Management Development, Case Writing and Case Teaching and Research Methods (from research design to data analysis through latest Structural Equation Modelling Approaches and SPSS). His expertise are in the domain of Structural Equation Modeling. Some of his most popular workshops that have got recognition at national and internal level are Designing a Survey Research, How to write an empirical research article, Data-Analysis through Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling, Teaching through Case Method, Developing Teaching Cases, CV Writing, Developing Business Plans, and Developing Effective Leadership through 7-habits of highly effective people. Some of the international institutes/companies where Dr. Umrani has conducted trainings are University Utara Malaysia, University Technology Malaysia,Sharja University, UAE, Nestle Pakistan, Engro Foods Pvt Ltd, Isra University Hyderabad, Sukkur IBA, World Bank, US-AID (Pakistan), SRSO (Pakistan), P&G (Pakistan) Telenor Pakistan and open training programs which included participants from diversified organizations such as NGOs, Banks and other national institutions. Dr. Umrani has also the honor to work closely with the top most senior faculty of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore on case teaching & training for corporates. He has also worked in close association with Indian Institute of Management Banglore, (India), Asia Pascific Institute of India and The University of Wollongong, Australia (Dubai Campus) for developing teaching cases. Dr. Umrani has published in Business & Economics Journal, Emerald Emerging Case Study Journal, International Postgraduate Business Journal, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, and Management Science Letters. Some of his work is under-review with high quality journals such as Studies in Business & Economics Journal, Human Resource for health, Global Business Review, International Strategic Management Review and the South Asian Journal of human resource management.

Registration Fees Details

Paper Presenters
Student:                      Rs. 3,000/- PKR
Professional:             Rs. 5,000/- PKR
Sukkur IBA Student: Rs. 1500/- PKR

Guest

Guest:                        Rs. 7,500/- PKR

Guidelines For Poster Presentation

Poster Design

To help you develop your poster, we have provided a few suggestions below. This is meant as a general overview to get you started.

Poster Size
The maximum poster size is 4 feet high by 8 feet long, minus a 1-inch margin. Your actual poster may be smaller. Pushpins will be provided for you to hang your poster.
Content
Introduction:Provide context for your research. Why you are excited about it?
Objectives:What questions did you address or answer?
Methods:Key information on your research design and analysis. Keep it brief.
Results & Discussion:What was observed? How do the results relate to the original questions? Focus on the key points.
Conclusions:What did you learn?
Replace text with graphical elements as much as possible (e.g., photographs or maps of study's location, other visual aids to convey key results), but do not forget your complete contact information. Consider including a photograph of the presenting author.
Layout
Clearly indicate your key message. Avoid clutter and unnecessary detail. Don't fight the reader's gravity-pull from top to bottom and left to right. Remember graphical elements, such as balance, symmetry, rhythm, repetition, and change.
Aesthetics
Any text in your poster should be readable from 6 feet away, including text in figures. This means no text should be smaller than a 20-point font. The title should be much larger and readable from a distance (12 feet or more). Use fonts without serif, but bold. Use dark letters on light backgrounds. Use color carefully; very bright colors can easily fatigue the reader. Stick to a theme of 2-3 colors. Below you will find a few posters that were displayed at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting. They are all great examples of how to communicate information in an effective and visually interesting way.