International Conference on  Management, Leadership

and Strategic Development

27-29 May 2014

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Organized and Hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands
Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development

Conference Venue
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus, US Virgin Islands

CALL FOR PAPERS

FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS EXTENDED TO 28th APRIL, 2014

Theme - Management, Leadership and Strategic Development for Competitive Advantage

Organizations in this dynamic, complex and ever-changing environment need leaders and managers that are able to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage for their organizations. This international conference that aims to share research and knowledge that exists around the globe in the areas of management, leadership and strategic development, calls for manuscripts in terms of competitive papers, case studies, abstracts, proposals, work-in-progress, etc in the following track areas:

  1. Leadership Theory and Practice
  2. Women in Leadership
  3. Management Principles and Practice
  4. Organization Behavior
  5. Human Resource Management
  6. Strategic Management
  7. Public Administration and Leadership
  8. Accounting and Financial Management
  9. Marketing Management
  10. Leadership in Educational Institutions
  11. Organizational Change and Development
  12. Quantitative Methods, Operations Management & Operations Research
  13. Tourism and Hospitality Management
  14. Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  15. Internationalization and Globalization
  16. Information Technology and Security Management
  17. Agribusiness
  18. Health Care Management and Marketing
  19. Sustainability
  20. Leadership & Management Practices in the Caribbean Region

TYPES OF PAPERS FOR SUBMISSIONS - Your submission can be in any of the following four categories:

  •   An abstract only paper of least 100 words but not more than one page; or
  •   A proposal/work in progress paper to be no longer than 5 pages; or
  •   A competitive full paper to be no longer than 15 pages; or
  •   A literature review paper to be no longer than 15 pages but needs to provide theoretical insights based on  reviews of relevant literature.

PUBLICATIONS - Best competitive papers at the Conference will be considered to be reviewed again for possible publication in any of the following refereed journals:

  • Journal of Management and World Business Research (ISSN 1449-3179)
  • International Journal of Business, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education (ISSN 2201-3105)
  • Journal of International Marketing and Exporting (ISSN 1324-5864)

Manuscript Submission - Manuscripts should be sent electronically to the Conference Program Chair Dr Gabriel Ogunmokun at gogunmo@uvi.edu; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com  who will forward them to appropriate reviewers as all manuscripts must be subjected to a double blind, peer review process.

All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.

The paper should have two covers. The first cover should contain the title, abstract, full authorship, authors' academic degrees, professional titles, affiliations, postal and email addresses, acknowledgment of research sponsors and assistance. This should then be followed by another;er cover that only indicates the title of the paper and the abstract (this will be used for anonymous refereeing). This second cover should be followed by the paper you are submitting for review.

A competitive full paper must be no longer than 15 pages. Manuscripts should contain about a 100 word abstract and conform to the Harvard style of writing or to the style of the American Psychological Association or follow any other acceptable referencing style. The manuscript must be clearly written without any spelling or grammatical errors. General style/format guide includes: Competitive papers must be no longer than 15 pages (all inclusive). Work in progress papers must be no longer than 5 pages (all inclusive). Abstract only paper must not be more than one page. For every page that is over the specified number of pages, twenty dollars (USD 20) per page will be charged. Manuscripts must not have been previously published.

Manuscripts should be single spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt with 2.4cm margin on all four sides and using Windows. The title of your paper must be written in bold capital letters using 12pt Times New Roman font. Also all headings and sub-headings must be written in bold capital letters (e.g. ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY, FINDINGS, CONCLUSION) using 12pt Times New Roman font. All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the paper.

Who can attend the Conference?

  1. People can attend the Conference as a presenter if they have submitted a paper which has been blind reviewed and accepted and if they have paid the registration fee.
  2. People can attend the Conference as a non-presenter to hear the presentations of others, without presenting a paper of their own.

Conference Registration Fee (excluding accommodation and transportation) covers the welcome reception, all Conference sessions, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, two working lunches, Tuesday Night Dinner and the Conference Proceedings.

Full Registration (not later than 2nd May 2014) USD 625.00
Early Registration (not later than 2nd April 2014) USD 575.00
Full Student Registration (not later than 2nd May 2014) USD 525.00
Early Student Registration (not later than 2nd April 2014) USD 475.00
Extra Guest Ticket for the Welcome Reception USD 25.00
Extra Guest Ticket for Conference Dinner USD 35.00

Dr. Gabriel Ogunmokun
Director - Leadership, Management and Strategic Development International Conference
Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development
University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A Sheen Campus on St. Croix
RR1 Box 10000, Kingshill, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, 00850-9781
Tel. (340) 220-1150
Email addresses: gogunmo@uvi.edu; ogunmokun@academyofworldbusiness.com