18th International Business Summit
and Research Conference

(International Business Horizon)


5 Ds i.e. Dream, Dare, Discover, Define and Deliver

07th – 09th February 2018

Submission Deadline of Abstract: 30th January 2018

Submission Deadline of Full Length Paper: 30th January 2018

Registration Deadline: Feb’ 4th 2018

In accordance with our sincere endeavor to research and advocate best practices in all spheres of management, we, at Amity International Business School, Amity University, Noida, India believe that our 18th International Business Summit and Research Conference INBUSH (International Business Horizon) 2018 is the best platform to explore, deliberate, discuss and analyze critical issues and recommend the best strategy to move forward to ensure success along with contentment and happiness.

AIBS is one of the flagship institutions of Amity University, which is India's Top Ranked Pvt. University and is ranked among Top 20 Excellent B-schools by Edu-universal, a French consulting company and a rating agency specialized in Higher Education.

We are proud to host this unique, annual and internationally acclaimed event, jointly with The University of Northampton, from 07th-09th February 2018 with acknowledging and highlighting the importance of 5 Ds i.e. Dream, Dare, Discover, Define and Deliver.


This event will indeed be incomplete without the participation of all our distinguished friends, mentors and members of our Amity Family; and we look forward to welcoming all in our journey of enlightenment.

As part of the Conference we are inviting empirical & conceptual research papers, full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, Dissertations ,Review papers, case studies and/or abstracts, theoretical studies, innovative methodologies in the field of International Business.


Human Resource Management
  • HRM and the business environment
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Learning and Development
  • Digital HR
  • Strategic HRM
  • Industrial Relations & Legal HRM
  • Employee Turnover & Attrition
  • Strategic Training & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Transformation HR
  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership Development
  • e- recruitment
Entrepreneurship Management
  • Innovation at grassroot level
  • Out-of-box innovation
  • Inside-the-box innovation
  • Breakthrough Innovation
  • Reverse Innovation
  • Managing Innovation process
  • Innovation trends
  • No-Money Marketing strategies
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Innovation Tools
  • Family Business Management
  • Lean Startups
  • Financing Inventions
  • Financing entrepreneurship ventures
  • Attracting Talent in lean startups
  • Creative thinking
  • Market segmentation for a lean startup
  • Financial intelligence for entrepreneurs
  • Money Management for entrepreneurs
Corporate Governance and CSR
  • Corporate ownership structures
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Minority-majority shareholder conflict
  • Investor/creditor protection
  • Managerial behaviour, managerial entrenchment
  • Incentive structures, executive compensation plans
  • Agency issues
  • Corporate contracting
  • Business and financial ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate law and securities law,
  • Financial (de)regulation
  • Insider trading, conflicts of interests
  • Institutional investor behaviour
  • Financial reporting,
  • Disclosure, transparency
  • Information asymmetry
  • (Hostile) takeovers
  • Market for corporate control/defenses
  • Effective boardroom performance
  • The growing importance of governance in the wake of ever-greater corporate scandals
  • Redefinitions and reassessments of corporate governance models
  • The role of business in society
  • The changing nature of the relationship and responsibilities of the firm towards various stakeholders
  • The role and impact of local and international regulatory agencies and regimes on corporate behaviour.
Cross Cultural Management
  • Strategic issues facing emerging markets of the global economy
  • Global strategic management, MNE strategy, and structure
  • Management of the MNE, its subsidiaries, and inter-firm networks
  • Institutional strategies and the political environment
  • International technology transfer, R&D and innovation
  • Innovation in the international context
  • Comparative and international entrepreneurship
  • Public administration as it relates to and affects international business and global management
  • Corporate governance and social issues of the firm in the global context
  • Global talent management
  • International human resource management
  • Management of multicultural teams
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Work motivation and leadership
  • Inter- and intra-organizational group, teamwork and negotiation strategies
  • Conflict resolution in the international setting
  • Cultural and individual ethics and values
  • Intra-national diversity issues
  • Research methods in international management

Researchers are also encouraged to present Research Papers/ Case Studies in any other area of Management and not necessarily restrict themselves to the sub themes of the conference.


  • Paper submitted should be an original and unpublished work. Any paper submitted which is identical or substantially similar work already published or under review for another conference or publication, will not be considered.
  • A covering letter clearly certifying that the manuscript is original and has neither been published anywhere nor is at present being considered for any other publication should accompany the manuscript.
  • The abstract of the paper should not exceed 300 words with 4-6 keywords. Submit an electronic copy of the abstract by 30th January 2018 to
  • The Review Committee will screen the abstract(s). The abstract(s) approved by the committee will be selected for the submission of the full length paper for the conference. All the author(s) of the accepted papers will be intimated accordingly.
  • First page of the manuscript should have the broad theme, title of the paper, name of the author(s), organization’s affiliation, complete postal address, phone number, fax number(if any) and e-mail address followed by abstract and full paper. Kindly do not mention author(s) name, affiliation or any other such information inside the manuscript.
  • Recommended length of the research paper should be between 4000-6000 words. Font used should be Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced.
  • Tables, illustrations, charts, figures etc. should be serially numbered and duly acknowledged. Sources of the data need to be given below each table.
  • First level subheading should be left-justified, in upper and lower case, and printed in 14-point Times New Roman, boldface; second level subheadings should be left –justified, in upper and lower case, in 12-point Times New Roman boldface. The paragraph begins right after the sub-heading. Headings and sub-headings will not carry any numbering.
  • References should be complete in all respects, with authors’ surnames arranged alphabetically, following conventional citation styles. Authors are requested to follow the APA Style.
  • Multiple authors, if attending the conference, will have to register separately to be entitled for the conference certificate (Authors who do not register will not be entitled for the conference certificate). Authors, who are keen to present more than one paper, will have to register for both separately.
  • Submit an electronic copy of the complete manuscript along with abstract(s), by 30th January 2018
  • The author(s) must register themselves for the conference by 4th February 2018 at to ensure the inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings. Without registration, paper will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Title Date
Abstract Submission: 15th December 2017
Full Paper Submission: 30th December 2017
Last Date for Registration: 10th January 2018
Conference: For more details visit inbushera2018 /index.asp

In-absentia and skype presentation

Participation is also solicited for in-absentia and skype presentation.

You are also welcome to volunteer to participate as session chairs, reviewers and members of the program committee.

Awards and Certificates:

Best Paper Award will be conferred by the Program Committee. Certificate of presentation will be issued to participants presenting their research at the conference.

Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to chairs acknowledging their contribution in the conference.


Some of the selected papers will also be published in International, Peer Reviewed, Indexed, UGC Listed journals of Amity University: aibs/ aibs_journals.asp

Registration Fees

Category Registration Fees
National (Rs) International
Author Industry 4,000/- 100 USD
  Academician 3,000/- 75 USD
Research Scholar /Student 2000 50 USD
Delegate Industry and Academician 1,500/- 50 USD
Research Scholar 1,000/- 50 USD
Student 500/- 30 USD

Any queries regarding the Call for paper can be addressed to:
Dr Shikha Kapoor 9810496861 ( )
Dr Nitin Arora 9810496861 8447968032( )
Dr Shruti Tripathi 8586060141 ( )

Registration Fee Includes:


Name :   Designation:  
Name of Institute:   Address:    
Phone :                                    Mobile: Email:    
Fax :   Postcode :  

Draw Demand Draft in favour of Amity Sponsorship Account Payable at Noida

Can be sent to:
Conference Chair
Room No. G-10 I-3 Block
Amity University
Sec-125, Noida – 201303
Gautam Buddha Nagar, U. P. India

A soft copy of the payment detail along with cheque number/DD number can be sent at to the undersigned along with with the subject " Payment for Paper ******”

Dr Shikha Kapoor     9810496861 ( )

Dr Nitin Arora     8447968032 ( )

Dr Shruti Tripathi     8586060141 ( )