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Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

AP16Malaysia Conference

Theme: Towards a Greener Economy! Caring for the Future Generation!!

Conference Dates: July 15-17, 2016

Venue: Hotel GTower Kuala Lumpur, 199, Jalan Tun Razak,

50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ISBN: 978-1-943579-81-5

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Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,

Warm greetings!

It is, indeed, our great pleasure to host the Seventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences (AP16Malaysia Conference) which is being jointly organized by the prestigious SDMIMD, Mysore, Karnataka State, India and the Global Business Research Journals (GBRJ) from July 15-17 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

You are cordially invited to submit your abstracts/full research papers/case studies/poster presentations in all areas of research in business studies, economics, accounting, finance, marketing and social sciences. In addition to paper presentations and discussions, the conference will include invited lectures on contemporary topics in emerging trends in the above areas.

Important Dates!

Abstract /Full Paper Submission Deadline : June 20, 2016 June 30, 2016
Communication of Acceptance : One Week
Last Date for Registration : June 30, 2016 July 05, 2016
Conference Dates : July 15-17, 2016


Conference Objectives!

Global Issues!

The earth, unfortunately, suffers from many issues, problems, risks and scarcities due to various causes, particularly, on account of over-exploitation of natural resources. Research reports send many warning signals threatening the survival of mankind owing to depletion of natural resources, at a faster rate. Unless serious measures are introduced on a war-footing, the world and mankind might face many serious issues, in the long run. Taking into account the gravity of the situation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported in 2014 that ‘greenhouse gases’ and other human activities cause, ‘global warming’. Some of the fallouts of ‘global warming’ include rising sea levels, retreat of glaciers, changing precipitation and expansion of deserts. Research reports further indicate that the other likely changes in the environment/climate might include heatwaves, droughts, ocean acidification and heavy snowfalls. Threat to food security and abandonment of populated areas due to flooding are the other negative impacts if we are not focusing on arresting these disturbing trends. An important alternative suggested by scientists and economists recommend the concept of ‘green economy’. According to a research report published in 2007, the concentration of CO2 and methane have increased by 36% to 148% since 1750.

Green Economy! A Sine Quo Non!!

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) defines the term, ‘Green Economy’ as follows: ‘A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities’.

A ‘green economy’ helps sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being of a society. In a nutshell, a ‘green economy’ is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Green economy and the related initiatives place greater emphasis on low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive programs to ensure that existing natural resources do not deplete and create risks and hazards to people.

A ‘green economy’ exhibits the following characteristics:

Economists argue that green economy based industries have the potential to become drivers of future economic growth.

Interestingly, they state that the concept of ‘green economy’ has the capability to reverse the vicious cycle of environmental losses and persistent poverty.

Against this backdrop, the upcoming conference in the beautiful country of Malaysia makes an attempt to achieve the following objectives;

a) Analyze the importance of ‘green economy’ and the benefits it would bring to the mankind;

b) Identify and gauge the major economic benefits it would bring if investments are diverted to green economy and other related areas;

c) Provide an ideal platform for researchers, economists, bankers and practitioners to share their research and practical experiences in all the major issues highlighted on the conference theme; and

d) Offer suitable solutions to ensure an orderly growth of the global economy and bring prosperity and sustainable economic development to the world, with a greater focus on green economy, in the long-run.


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, Karnataka

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Bhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M; University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

To know more about SDMIMD please visit: www.sdmimd.ac.in