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Scope of Submission

The Chicago Annual Business Research Conference (CABRC) welcomes empirical research as well as theoretical/conceptual research papers (abstract of drafted paper or paper in progress) having potential for field applications and in-depth literature reviews. Broadly defined, but not limited to, tracks of the conference are:

  • Accounting: Contemporary accounting issues, such as auditing, accounting for carbon, accounting education, accounting history, accounting regulation, accounting policies and estimates, accounting information systems, carbon accounting, earnings management, environmental accounting, financial reporting, forensic and investigative accounting, fraud and anti-bribery, management accounting, international financial reporting standards (IFRS), public sector accounting, taxation.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Contemporary issues of CSR, CSR and business ethics, CSR and business sustainability, CSR and consumers, CSR and corporate performance, CSR and corporate governance, CSR and human rights, CSR and political economy, social and sustainable marketing, CSR and communications, CSR and role of government, global governance and corporate responsibility, CSR and triple bottom line.
  • Finance and Banking: Asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance, bond markets, business valuation, capital markets, carbon finance, corporate finance, derivatives and derivatives markets, dividend policy, financial institutions, financial markets and instruments, globalisation and integration, green finance, international banking, international finance, insurance, investment and risk management, lending decisions and lending policy, merger and acquisition, money and monetary policy, micro finance, options and futures, public finance, public sector financial management, regulatory framework (e. g. Basel III), small business finance, stock markets and venture and venture capital.
  • Economics: Agribusiness, agricultural and resource economics, applied economics, economic development and growth, economic policy and rural development, economic regulations, energy economics, environmental and natural resource economics, financial economics, health economics, history of economic thoughts, industrial economics, international economics, institutional and ecological economics, Islamic economics, knowledge economy, labour economics, micro and macroeconomics, population economics, transport economics, urban and regional economics.
  • Econometrics: Applied statistics, biostatistics, correlation and regression, decision theory, items response theory, longitudinal models, meta-analysis, multivariate method, multilevel models, multivariate statistics, structural equation modelling, quantitative methods, predictive inference, preliminary test and shrinkage estimation, Stochastic Processes testing after pre-test.
  • Education: Competency based assessment, collaborative Learning, curriculum development and pedagogy, distance learning, e-learning, self-regulated learning, student assessment, teaching innovation, teaching methodologies and pedagogies, teaching strategies and research in business ethics education, teaching strategies and research in international business education, curriculum design/teaching strategies in operations management education and vocational learning.
  • Information Technology: Data modelling and mining, database management systems, digital and social media, digital divide, digital future, e-commerce, information and communication studies, information technology and knowledge management, internet banking, multimedia performance and management, telecommunication and telecommunication policy, web development.
  • Islamic Finance and Sharia: Islamic bond, the impact of Basel III on Islamic Finance practice, Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial institutions, Innovation in Islamic finance, instruments issues and development in Islamic Finance, financial markets in Islamic Finance, investment strategy and portfolio in Islamic Finance, risk management in Islamic Finance, social responsibility in Islamic Finance, sustainability and competitiveness in Islamic Finance.
  • Law: Banking law, business law, comparative legal system, constitutional law, corporate law, consumer law, criminal law, energy law, environmental law, international law, human rights law, Islamic and Sharia law, legal history, maritime law, mercantile law.
  • Management: Business ethics, business strategy, conflict management, corporate governance, corporate intellectual capital reporting, corporate venturing, cross cultural studies, human resource management, innovation, strategic theories of the firm, operations management, organisational behaviour, international business, sports management, strategic management, leadership, management, performance measurement in the public sector, stakeholder engagement, voluntary disclosure.
  • Marketing: General marketing, business marketing, consumer behaviour, international marketing, marketing management, market orientation, services marketing, retail marketing, social marketing, strategic marketing and supply chain management.
  • Social Business: Prospects and challenges of social business, social business and innovation, social business and law, social business and social media, social entrepreneurship, social government, social innovation, social marketing. Roundtables/workshops on social business are also expected.
  • Multidisciplinary: Anthropology, climate change, cross-cultural and regional studies, development studies, diversity and social issues, history, human rights, linguistics, entrepreneurship, hospitality and aviation, journalism, international trade, international relations, leadership development, library science, natural resources management policy, operations research, political economy, political science, public administration, renewable energy, real estate, research methodology, rural politics and policy, sociology, psychology, strategic leadership, tourism, women and gender issues.

Important Dates

Please mark your calendar

Abstract Due (overseas participants) July 26, 2024
Abstract Due (local and virtual participants) July 26, 2024
Notification of Acceptance Same Day of Submission
Early Bird Registration July 30, 2024
Late Registration Deadline August 7, 2024
Full Paper Submission (Optional) August 7, 2024
Conference Dates August 26-24, 2024

Author Guidelines

Abstract Submission

There is no need to submit a full paper to this conference, unless you are considering to publish your paper in a journal affiliated with the conference. As a guide (not mandatory), authors may prepare a structured abstract as shown below and it should not exceed 300 words (one page).

a. Introduction: 

b. Literature review/research gap:

c. Research method:

d. Findings: 

e. Theoretical and practitioner implications:

f. Limitations (if any):

There should be 3-6 keywords after the abstract for indexing purposes

Abstract must be submitted in word file to the conference submission site. No PDF file will be accepted.

Full Paper Submission

If you are not considering to publish your paper in a journal affiliated with the conference, there is no need to submit a full paper to this conferenceHowever, if you would like to publish your paper in one of the affiliated journals with the conference, you will need to submit a full paper. A full paper submitted to this conference should comply with the following guidelines:

1.  The authors must write a structured abstract as shown below and it should not exceed 300 words (one page).

a. Introduction: 

b. Literature review/research gap:

c. Research method:

d. Findings: 

e. Theoretical and practitioner implications:

f. Limitations (if any):

2. All manuscripts should be written in Australian English and have a word limit of 6,500 words, excluding references, tables and figures or having a page limit of 30 pages including references, tables, and figures. However, a longer manuscript may be considered on some occasions.

3. Submissions should be made in the MS Word format. No PDF files will be accepted.

4. Manuscript must be written in A4 paper size (21cm × 29.7 cm or 11 inch × 8.5 inch). 

5. There should be a 2.54 cm (or 1 inch) margin in all pages throughout the manuscript. This automatic margin should be pre-set and must be strictly adhered to for all texts, headings, tables, and figures.

6. Line spacing throughout the manuscript should be double-spaced (including references). The font ‘Times New Roman’ should be used throughout the manuscript.

7. All submissions should be accompanied by a title page showing author(s) name(s), designation(s)/current position(s), institutional affiliation(s), email addresses(s) and other contact detail(s) of all the authors on the title page. Identify the corresponding author with an asterisk.

8. Although all full papers will go through a blind peer review process, authors must include the ‘title page’ at the beginning of the manuscript. There will be no separate title page meaning that only one document will be submitted.

9. No header or footer should be included in the manuscript. The manuscript should be page numbered in footer on the middle of the page in Times New Roman with a font size 12.

10. The title of the paper should be clearly shown at the beginning of the manuscript. The title of the paper should not be more than 15 words and it should be centred.

11. If the manuscript is produced based on research support (entirely or partially) from an external grant provider, it must be acknowledged on the title page in a footnote with an asterisk.

12. There should be 3-6 keywords after the abstract for indexing purposes. Journal of Economics Literature (JEL) Classification should be shown after the keywords.

13. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with accepted protocols of academic writing. It should have a clear flow of ideas; the writing should be clear, coherent, and concise. Avoid all jargon, acronyms, racist terminologies, and emotional language. The manuscript should not contain any unlawful contents that may harm/pose a threat to the business, people and society.

14. Section and subsections are to be numbered sequentially, in bold type and aligned left.

15. The body part of the contents should be justified or aligned on both sides.

16. There should be one blank space between each section and subsections.

17. There should not be any blank space between paragraphs of a section and subsections.

18. All figures, tables and charts are to be included in the correct place of the manuscript and not in a separate file or not at the end of the manuscript. Avoid the excessive use of tables and figures. Number all figures, tables, and charts consecutively and give each a caption/title below for a figure and above for a table. Type any notes below the figures and tables. Your tables and figures should be your original contribution. Figures, tables, or charts from any other publication will only be accepted if the publisher’s permission is attached as a separate file at the time of first submission of the article. All tables should be editable in MS Word and no table should be placed in an image format.

19. Figures, texts or tables are not to be coloured or shaded. Figures or tables should NOT break across two pages. No table should be provided in the introduction, in the conclusion or just after the conclusion. All tables should be fitted within the margin and titles of the tables should be centred.

20. If needed, endnotes can be included at the end of the manuscript just before the reference section. Do not use footnotes except acknowledgements in the title page.

21. References are to be provided at the end in alphabetical order and with 1cm hanging indent.

22. Please note the following for spelling and editing:

(i)    Use the final “series comma” in lists of three or more items.

(ii)   Use italics for emphasis, book and journal titles, and foreign words. Do not use underlining or bolding in the manuscript.

(iii)   Do not use page, section, or endnote numbers that refer, within your article, to the article itself.

(iv)   When there is any question as to capitalisation, do not capitalise words.

(v)   As stated in the APA Publication Manual, omit hyphens wherever possible.

(vi)   Arabic words, which should be used sparingly, must be transliterated and italicised.

(vii)  Don’t use any Latin abbreviations. Use English phrases instead of i.e., etc., and e.g.

(viii) When technical or specialised terminology is necessary, explain it in the endnote. Wherever possible, use gender-inclusive language. Write in the active, not the passive voice.  In longer articles, include headings and, if necessary, subheadings.

23. For any further reference, please visit the specific journal’s website.

Abstract/Full Paper Submission

Abstract/Full Paper submission to the conference can only be made via the online submission system. Please click on the ‘Submit Abstract/Full Paper‘ button below. It will redirect you to the submission site. You will need to create an account so that you can track the whole process from your submission to acceptance. 

Acceptance/rejection decision of an abstract or a full paper submitted to this conference will be notified to the authors within a week after submission. Authors are advised to view their ‘Spam Folder’ as the system generated emails occasionally land in the ‘Spam Folder’. 

Publication Opportunities in Australian Journals

All accepted full papers submitted to the conference can be published in one of the affiliated journals with the conference subject to the below condition.

Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review Journal will charge additional publication fees of US$50 to cover the proofreading, formatting and archiving of your paper.

Please choose this fee when you make your registration payment.

Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review

The Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review (AAAFR) is devoted to publishing quality and cutting-edge research that has a real impact on the academic world. It is indispensable for those concerned with contemporary issues of accounting and finance. It is an outlet for theoretical and empirical research contributions for scholars and practitioners in the field of accounting and finance.

The Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review (AAAFR) is listed in “Excellence Research in Australia (ERA)” journal ranking. 

Australian Academy of Business and Economics Review

Australian Academy of Business and Economics Review (AABER) is devoted to publishing high quality and cutting edge research that has a real impact on the academic world. It is indispensable for those concerned with contemporary issues of business and economics. It is an outlet for theoretical and empirical research contributions for scholars and practitioners in the field of business and economics.

Australian Academy of Business Research

The Australian Academy of Business Research (AABR) is a double-blind peer review journal published by Australian Academy of Business Research. The journal is an outlet for theoretical and empirical research contributions for scholars and practitioners. It is devoted to publishing quality and cutting-edge research in business-related fields that have a real impact within academia and society.