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AP17Singapore Conference

Theme: Focus on the Future!!

Conference Dates: August 3-5, 2017

Venue: PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore.

ISBN: 978-1-943579-73-0

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Keynote Speaker

Date: 4 August 2017

Prof. A.Seetharaman

Dean, Academic Affairs,
S.P. Jain School of Global Management - Dubai,
Singapore, Sydney.
Singapore Campus.


Invited Lecture

Topic: "Structuring Your Research Paper! From an Editor’s Perspective!"

Dr. Elango Rengasamy,

Visiting Professor, Sogang
Business School, Seoul,
South Korea.

Invited Lecture

Topic: Effect of Sovereign Credit Rating on Economy and Corporate Performance!"

Dr. Saurav Roychoudhury,

Capital University,


Panel Discussion

August 04, 2017

Topic : ‘Creative thinking and problem-solving skills!
How to teach these skills to our students?’

Dr. Nditsheni Emmanuel
National School of Government,
South Africa.

Dr . Ananthapadhmanabha Achar,
Justice K.S Hegde Institute of
Management, India.

Dr. Venkatraja. B,
SDMIMD, India.

Dr. Elango Rengasamy,
Visiting Professor of Finance,
Sogang Business School,
Seoul, South Korea.


Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,


The Annual Singapore Academic Research Conference titled, ‘Thirteenth Asia-Pacific Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences (AP17Singapore Conference) will be held in the Lion City of Singapore.

A ‘Call for Papers’ for the upcoming event can be downloaded from this page. You may also submit your abstracts/full papers/case studies using the ‘online submission window’ available at the ‘paper submission’ page.

Panel Discussion on Creative Thinking!

During the conference, there will be a special panel discussion on the topic ‘Creative thinking and problem-solving skills! How to teach these skills to our students?’.

The upcoming conference is being jointly organized by Global Business Research Journals (GBRJ) and SDMIMD, a prestigious management school functioning in Mysore, Karnataka State-India.

Important Dates!

Abstract /Full Paper Submission Deadline : June 25, 2017 July 25, 2017
Communication of Acceptance : 3 Days
Last Date for Registration : July 5, 2017 July 30, 2017
Conference Dates : August 3-5, 2017


Conference Objectives:

Focus on the Future!

The primary theme of the upcoming academic research conference is ‘Focus on the Future!’.

The global economy faces many challenges! While low oil prices and weak growth affect oil-exporting economies in the Middle East, many European economies do face sluggish growth owing to many reasons. US and Japanese economies have not registered solid economic growth during the past three to four years. Although so many far reaching measures have been initiated by these governments, they are yet to yield tangible results.

Slowing Chinese economy and reduction in commodity prices also send mixed signals about the future of global economy. Emerging economies such as Brazil, South Africa, India, Thailand and a few other economies also have registered signs of growth prospects, of course, with mixed signals.

Future Appears Great!

Although temporary problems appear to be tampering the growth of the global economy, the future appears to be excellent as every nation works on nullifying the factors that contribute to slowdowns and recessions.

Coordinated Effort! The Need of the Hour!!

Undoubtedly, coordinated efforts among nations would certainly go a long way in ensuring rapid economic growth in the long run. More specifically, nations should work on real GDP growth, low inflation, full employment, satisfactory current account balances, export of goods and services, higher per capita income etc.

On the other hand, policy makers should also ensure the following: reducing national debt to prudent levels, fixing the problems of income inequality, reducing carbon emissions etc.,

Against this backdrop, the upcoming academic research conference in Singapore will make an earnest attempt to achieve the following objectives:

a) identify the major factors that help fuel solid economic growth of a country;

b) examine the factors which cause sluggish growth and recession;

c) provide an ideal platform for researchers, economists, bankers and practitioners to share their research and practical experiences on all the major issues highlighted as above in global economy; and

d) offer suitable solutions to ensure an orderly growth of the global economy and bring prosperity and sustainable economic development to the World, 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:

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