Call for Papers

The IBA-SBS International Conference (IBA-SBSIC), bringing together scholars, professionals, and policymakers from across the world, offers a learning and networking platform for the latest research to address burning questions facing businesses in today's globalized world.

The IBA-SBSIC scope encompasses research from the disciplines of Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Law.

The conference theme for this year is Sustainability: Global and Local Challenges. Sustainability entails the ability to maintain or support processes or conditions over time, often used in the context of natural resources, such as the ability to maintain or support the use of resources without depleting them. It is also used in the context of social and economic systems, such as the ability to maintain or support the well-being of people and communities over time. This complex concept involves balancing economic, social, and environmental factors to ensure long-term viability.

Given the increasing importance of sustainability in the current socioeconomic climate, the IBA-SBSIC 2023 aims to provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges sustainability presents businesses. The IBA-SBSIC 2023 invites contributions from scholars working in this area to the following four tracks:

  • Accounting & Law
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management

The conference, with an intended focus on sustainability, offers an opportunity for scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests to present their work that explores and investigates issues in each of the four tracks.

The Management track at the IBA-SBS International Conference 2023 invites contributions to topics in the domain of management, with emphasis on sustainability. Potential research steams include, but are not limited to, organizational behavior, supply chain management, management education, entrepreneurship, and human resource management. The following list suggests a range of topics for prospective contributors.

Given widespread climate change and the events triggered by Covid 19, sustainability is now the lynchpin for all future planning. There is a surge in the efforts to investigate and explore sustainable ways to co-exist with the evolving natural and commercial environments; People are looking for options at all levels, individual, familial, organizational, and global. Moreover, rapid technological advancement presents unique opportunities and challenges to us and the upcoming generations. These challenges are irrevocably shaping the future of marketing, and we, market researchers, need to understand what this means for us.

Sustainable principles have gained momentum in academic discourse in finance. Businesses are required to disclose their positions on environmental, developmental, social, and governance dimensions. Similarly, major investment institutions are required to report on environmental, developmental, social, and governance factors within their portfolios. These initiatives require wider commitments, including understanding environmental management, corporate governance, social equity, and how globalized financial markets have managed associated risks. Such concerns are important, providing unique opportunities and challenges to further the knowledge and understanding of businesses and policy connections needed to progress toward sustainability.

Establishing a resilient organization involves cognizance and an active response mechanism to a range of risks often referred to under the broad banner of sustainability. Incorporating environmental, social, and governance issues into the DNA of business is essential for value creation. Undoubtedly, the global climate is disrupting continents, economies, and lives. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen countries' ability to deal with climate change's impacts through appropriate financial flows and new technology frameworks. Pakistan is among the top ten countries affected by climate change.