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Call for Papers: Cape Town Conference

Annual South Africa Business Research Conference

Venue: Taj Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Dates: 4-5 May 2017

Submission Deadline: 3 April  2017 and

Registration Deadline: 14 April 2017


Send papers and enquiries to:    


Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies and /or abstracts, relating to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Law, Finance, Economics, Investment, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, E-Commerce, Business Ethics and Business Education are invited for the above international conference. Five international journals indexed by Scopus, ISI, ABDC , CrossRef, Ulrichs of USA and ERA of Australian Government are affiliated with this conference which is administered  by Global Research Institute for Business Academics, Australia (  All papers will be anonymously reviewed and review outcome will be notified as soon as review process is over.


    Publication Opportunities : Please select any option

Option one: Affiliated International Journals: The following two international journals ranked B by the Australian Business Deans Council ( and indexed by SCOPUS are affiliated with this conference: Outstanding papers will be considered independently by the editor of these Journals .

a.  Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting

b.  International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management


Thomson Reuter and Scopus Indexed Journals:  


If you decide to publish in any one of the above journals, you need to send us your full paper via If the paper is accepted, after blind review, we will inform you and at the same time your paper along with our review report will be sent to the Editor of the respective journal who will decide the suitability of your paper . At the time of your full paper submission, please mention the name of the journal you are interested in.


Option Two: Special Issue of ERA Journals without fee : Quality papers  will be considered for publication in 2017 special issue of any of the three Journals such as International Review of Business Research Papers (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Maggie Liu, University of Winnipeg, Canada), Global Review of Accounting and Finance (Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ming-Chan Chen, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) and World Journal of Management (Editor-in Chief: Prof. Stuart  Orr, Deakin University, Australia) which are all listed by Excellent Research Australia (ERA) , Australian Government and indexed by Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (USA). These journals carry DOI number for every paper from CrossRef of USA. There is no submission fee at all if your paper is considered as outstanding paper. These journals are not  open access or predatory journals and are published by Zant World Press of Australia. (you can visit Authors of the papers published in the above journals will receive one hard copy of the journal, in addition to online access (which is restricted to only to the authors). Indexation of these journals by Scopus is under process.


Option Three : Publication as Proceedings Papers:  All accepted papers, except those accepted by the above journals, will be published, as per choice of the author,  electronically with ISBN via a dedicated website ( which contains papers from previous conferences. However, papers accepted by the journals can publish only abstract in the proceedings. Before uploading, we do the extensive editorial work on your paper to maintain quality and professional standard and no fee is charged for processing /editorial work.



To submit either an abstract or full paper, please email a blind copy of your paper as a MS Word file attachment to,any time before 3 April 2017. Please send us a separate page showing your personal details such as Title (Prof. Dr. Mr. Mrs. etc), name of the institutions, email address and corresponding address and area of research with the title of the paper.

Written Feedback on your Paper: Unlike most of the other conferences, we deliver “Written Feedback on your paper” in the form of Paper Evaluation Report after the conference. 

Paper Presentation: You will have up to 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion and Q & A. Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive. Each presentation room will be equipped with a laptop and a screen for PowerPoint presentations. 

Awards and Certificates: Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper award in each track will be conferred by the Program Committee and all awardees will become Fellows and Members of GRIBA which will allow you to join our future conferences seminars, workshop and training at a discounted rate. It would provide networking facilities to team up with other Fellows/members to produce high quality research output. Certificate of attendance will be issued to participants presenting their research at the conference. Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to chairs acknowledging their contribution in the conference.

Registration fee: Basic registration fee is US$ 350 which includes hot lunch for 2 days, in addition to break-time snacks food, printed program, conference proceedings online and attendance certificate.



Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission: : 3 April 2017

Revised Full Paper:  :     14 April 2017

Registration Deadline:  :  14 April 2017

For more Information on conference fees, submission guidelines, journals etc., please visit the links provided on the conference website  

Please forward all enquiries to Ms. Nuha Jahan on



 Accounting: Prof. Bob Clift,  Former Dean, University of Melbourne, Australia

Banking and Finance: Prof. William Lim, York University, Canada

Economics:  Prof. Mohammad Hoque, GRIBA, Australia

Management : Prof. Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Marketing: Professor Peter Yonnopoulos, Brock University, Canada



Professor Dr. Bob Clift, Former Dean, University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Dr. Carlos Santos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal

Professor Mohammed Youssef, American University in the Emirates, UAE

Professor Dr. Sarath Nonis, Arkansan State University, USA

Professor Assem Tharwat American University in the Emirates, UAE

Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada

Professor Dr. Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Professor Dr. Peter Yannopoulos, Brock University, Canada

Professor Dr. Masudul Alam Chowdhury, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Professor Ahmed Zubiar American University in the Emirates, UAE

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nattavud Pimpa, RMIT University, Australia

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Chuhui Liu, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohiddin Othman, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ming-Chang Chen, Dr. National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bashar Malkawi, University of Sharjah, UAE

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linag Song, Michigan Technological University, USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elena Stavrova, South-West University, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pbavakaran Sellamuthu, Universidad Del Norte, Columbia

Update: 16-02-2017