17th International Conference of the Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)

Managing Business in an Interdependent World: Balancing Domestic Priorities & Global Obligations

Date: December 28-30, 2020

Place: Indian Institute of Management BANGALORE, India

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

Acceptance Decision

Early Registration Deadline

Regular Registration

July 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

October 1, 2020

Nature and Scope of the Conference


The current business environment is largely shaped by multilateral institutions, MNEs, technology, capital markets, and entrepreneurship. While globalization had a positive impact on developing countries, developed nations have experienced the loss of manufacturing and stagnation of wages and this phenomenon is generally attributed to sourcing from low-cost locations. Hence, policymakers and governments have raised doubts about the relevance of multilateralism and globalization. Recent developments, including the BREXIT, “Make America Great Again” slogan, USA-China tariff war, “Make in India” policy, etc. highlight the trend towards domestic priorities. Though such priorities are critical but very difficult to accomplish without international cooperation. Hence, it is imperative for governments and businesses to balance domestic priorities and global obligations to maximize the common good. In this context, the 17th Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP) Conference invites theoretical and applied research papers, extended abstracts, case studies, and panel sessions to address a range of issues organized around the following tracks, but not limited to:   

  • Public Policies, Domestic & Global Obligations:  BREXIT & the EU, Protectionism, Trade Wars, Trade Agreements & Regional Cooperation, Shared Governance of Institutions, Labor & Immigration Issues; 
  • Sustainability, Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Impact of MDGs & SDGs, CSR for Environment & Sustainability, Impact Investment, Smart Designs, Carbon Pricing, Waste Management, Clean Energy, Air, Water, Agri-business & Food Safety; Innovations in Micro & SMEs, Social Enterprises, BOP Markets, NGOs;
  • Emerging Markets: “Make in India,” “Belt and Road Initiative,” “Bolsa Familia,” FDI,  MNEs, SOEs, Privatization, PPPs, Digital & Physical Infrastructure, Ease of Doing Business, Crony Capitalism, Corporate Debt & Corruption Issues;     
  • Technology, MIS & Data Analytics: AI, Automation, Drones, Blockchain, Digital Payments, e-Governance, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics, Technology Parks/Clusters, Incubation Programs & Digital Start-ups;   
  • Business Policy, Strategy & Managerial Issues: Leadership, Corporate Governance, Balancing Shareholder & Stakeholder Interests, Offshoring & Outsourcing, Managing R&D, Technology & Intangible Assets;    
  • OB, HRM & Knowledge Management: Employee Training, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills, Cross-Cultural & Diversity in Workplace, Projects & Operations Management in Remote & Dispersed Locations;   
  • Finance, Taxation & Accounting: Capital Markets, Taxation, Tax Havens, FDI, Banking, Islamic Finance, Transparency & Ethical Issues;
  • Marketing & Supply Chain Management: Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, Green Marketing, Digital Marketing, Omni-Channel Marketing, Sales Management, Franchising, Branding, Digital Advertising & Communication, Social Media, CRM; Marketing  Tourism & Hospitality, Sports & Games, Theme Parks, etc;
  • Healthcare: Health Behavior, Food & Nutrition, Public Health, Primary Healthcare, Technology & Wearables in Healthcare, Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical Marketing;
  • Business Education: Gap Between Theory & Practice; Pedagogy, Standards, Assessment & Accreditation; Impact of Research on Teaching, Student Learning & Practice;

Submission Types and Guideline


Full Papers (Competitive Sessions)

Extended Abstracts

Case Studies (Case Sessions)

Proposals for Panel Sessions

Dissertation Proposals for Ph.D. Students (Doctoral Consortium)

Submission guidelines will be available on AGBRP website: http://www.agbrp.org/

Registration Fee

Participants from India (Payments in Indian Rupee)


Graduate Students


Early Registration, until September 30, 2020

Rs. 5,000

            Rs. 4,000       Rs. 5,000
Regular Registration, after October 1, 2020

Rs. 6,000

            Rs. 5,000       Rs. 6,000

(ABGRP Membership fee @ Rs 500 will be deducted from Registration fee)

International Participants (US $)   


Graduate Students


Early Registration, until September 30, 2020

US$ 250.00

US$ 150.00

US$ 250.00

Regular Registration, after October 1, 2020

US$ 300.00

US$ 200.00

US$ 300.00

Accompanying spouse or friend

US$ 50.00


(ABGRP Membership fee @ $50 will be deducted from Registration fee)

Conference Program Co-Chairs

Dr. C. Jayachandran, Montclair State University, NJ, USA; President, AGBRP  

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University, NJ, USA; Vice President, AGBRP

Dr. Sankarshan Basu, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India


For information on Registration, Payment, Refund Policy, Visa, and Accommodation, please visit the conference website at http://www.agbrp.org/

For any conference-related inquiries, please email to Drs. Yam Limbu and C. Jayachandran at agbrp1@gmail.com  and Dr. Sankarshan Basu at sankarshan.basu@iimb.ac.in