CALL: Management Education/Management Development in the Developing Nations LO23067

Charles Wankel (
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 08:32:57 -0500


A conference co-sponsored by the Academy of Management's Management
Education and Development Division and the United Arab Emirates University,
College of Business and Economics
to be held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, April 2-3, 2000.

Proposals should be 200 words describing a presentation, symposium (panel
discussion), or workshop (demonstration) of research or theory relevant to
World Class Management Education and/or Management Development in the 21st
Century in its relevance to the developing nations. Papers might report on
directly on best practices and experiences in developing countries or the
applicability of innovative and successful management practices in other
nations around the world to the developing nations. Presentations focusing
on information technology and other management education technologies are
particularly welcomed. Papers from the view of management, marketing,
finance, accounting, production, information systems, or other functional
areas are welcomed. Presentations and proposals may be in English or
Arabic. Though, English is generally recommended to provide wider access to
sessions by all international attendees. Workshops demonstrating innovative
approaches and techniques are solicited. Please specify any special
equipment that will be required. In addition to a 200 word abstract of your
presentation, for each of the authors and coauthors you must send: Full
name, institutional affiliation and academic rank, mailing address,
telephone number, email address, and fax number. A proceedings with
abstracts of all paper abstracts will be published and distributed to all
attendees. Papers will be accepted for presentation at the conference on the
basis of competitive review. We hope to have one or more special scholarly
journals consider special issues with some of the best papers presented at
our conference. Proposals should be sent (or emailed) to the Program Chair
of the conference,
Dr. Yahia El-Bassiouni at the special conference email address:

Dr. Yahia El-Bassiouni
Tel: +9713 5051386
Fax: +0713 632383
P. O. Box 17555 Al-Ain
College of Business and Economics
Al-Ain, UAE

with copies to Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. M. Omar Hefni, United Arab Emirates University:
and Dr. Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New York City:
Ideally by December 15, 1999, though late proposals will be reviewed on a
rolling basis as long as conference space permits. Notification of
acceptances submitted by the deadline will be emailed (and snail mailed
also) by December 31st.

Conference hotels: Hotel rooms are relatively inexpensive in Al Ain.
One recommended hotel is the Al Ain Hilton. The Hilton has a special rate
for conferences sponsored by UAEU of $80/night. For information see:
Another is the Hotel Inter-Continental Al Ain:
Less expensive hotels (contact Dr. El-Bassiouni for assistance with
information about them):
Airport: Al Ain is 145 kms from Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) and 160 kilometers
from Dubai (DXB).
Examples of fares from the USA to Dubai are at:


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