Theme : Untangling the divergence

Date : 14-16 April 2014
Venue : Manchester, United Kingdom


1st call: Abstract submission Jan 30, 2014
1st call: Submission of full paper deadline Feb 05, 2014
2nd call: Submission of full paper deadline March 05, 2014
Notification to the authors/speakers Feb 15, 2014
Early registration deadline Feb 20, 2014
Registration deadline Mar 27, 2014

Conference Objective

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas and information among researchers, academicians, practitioners and students. The conference is expected to provide meaningful findings and recent updates on the issues of strategic management and corporate governance especially concerning risk management, accountability and integrity of the key players in the capital market.


It is essential to focus on improving innovation, strategic management and transforming institutions in order to meet the challenges of the coming decades. Governance, transparency, predictability and accountability are key elements to establishing long-term domestic legitimacy of board members and authorities.

Sustaining performance can only be reached by balancing economic efficiency and reasonable profits with public interests and investment needs. The proposed conference will address the issues and challenges that the business communities are facing in terms of governance, risk management, performance management, internal control and audit mechanism, corporate integrity and transparency, competitive environment, corruption and whistle-blowing.

Prospective Participants

The conference is intended for researchers and academicians who are interested in enhancing research knowledge and skills in the related areas. The conference is also useful for professionals, business practitioners, government officers, and post graduate students who want to improve their insight on business practice through relevant and applicable research results.

Conference Chair : Prof. Dr Normah Omar

Technical Committee

Prof Dr Rashidah Abd Rahman
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Dr Morrison Handley-Schachler
Teesside University, United Kingdom

Prof R.K. Mishra
Institute of Public Enterprise, India

Assoc Prof Dr Pornanong Budsaratragoon
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Dr Phillip Sinnadurai
University of Macquarie, Australia

Dr Ria Nelly Sari
Universitas Riau, Indonesia



All papers submitted should be typed in Times New Roman (12 point) with double-spacing and should not exceed 5,000 words. The author(s), address, contact numbers and email of the author(s) should be clearly stated in the first page. The abstract shall not exceed 200 words and should provide a statement of the purpose and procedures of the study, including major conclusions of the research.

Submissions and Correspondence:

Submissions should be made in the form of MS Word files to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact person:

Assoc.Prof. Dr Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  Participants Students
Early Bird USD 360 USD 180
Normal Rate USD 450 USD 250

All traveling and accommodation expenses will be borne by participants. Participants are to arrange for their own accommodation.


Brochure Registration Form Programme Schedule


Keynote Speaker

Prof Rob McCusker



   Director of the Centre for Fraud & Financial Crime Teesside University Business School