Welcome Participants,


Welcome to the 24th IAMB conference of the International Academy of Management and Business that took place on October 9-11, 2017 at  the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), Faculty of Business, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


The conference provided a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences. The conference hosts scholars from many countries around the world. The friendly atmosphere, the one-on-one exchanges and the networking opportunities as well as the multi-national exposure have been cited among the few top benefits from our conference attendees. Each submitted abstract/paper is peer reviewed prior to acceptance and selected manuscripts are published in the official journal of IAMB, the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB.


Best Manuscripts Competition

I would like to congratulate this year’s scholars who submitted their manuscripts for the best papers competition in four major categories. In each category the manuscripts were peer reviewed (blindly) by 4-5judges. The winners were announced at the conference and were awarded official certificates. The followings are the winners in each category for this conference;


Best Overall Manuscript: Shazia Nauman, Ph.D., Riphah International University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Best Applied Manuscript: Vidyavathi Manupadu, Ph.D. Student, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

*Best Student Manuscript: Rodney Kelly, Ph.D. Student, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA

*Best Student Manuscript: Gaurav Seth, Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Utter Pradesh, India.

*During this conference there was no clear winner for the Best Student Manuscript award, therefore there are two co-winners


About IAMB

IAMB fosters a small conference setting (under 200 participants) with multi-national delegates. This small setting offers professional development opportunities for scholars and practitioners through personal contact, meaningful interactions and networking.



The content of all presentations, views and opinions as well as material published in this Conference Proceedings are the responsibilities of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views or the policies of IAMB. Researchers and authors assume responsibility for the accuracy of data and facts published in the Conference Proceedings.


To obtain a copy of these proceedings, you may contact the authors or contact the under signed by mail to IAMB office, 3010 Medway Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902, USA, by email to Dr. Batzri or by fax  (301) 585-1417. Each contribution is copyright by its authors or their employers. This CD compilation and its Internet equivalent are copyright© 2017 by IAMB and Gilron Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


Shmuel Batzri, Ph.D.

Academic Affairs

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