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Call for papers 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference (GIMC): Putting Ethics Back into Business PDF Print E-mail
Published by Abdul Ghani   
Thursday, 06 October 2011 10:23

Abu Dhabi, January 16 – 18, 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS: Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

The International Islamic Marketing Association, the United Arab Emirates University, the Islamic International Foundation for Economics and Finance, Saudia Arabia, and the University of Malaya, Malaysia in cooperation with Global Marketing Network, Sage publications, Inderscience, Emerald, and Halal Focus Journal are pleased to invite academics, managers, policy makers, and practitioners to attend or submit competitive papers to the 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference, Abu Dhabi.


1- International Islamic Marketing Award.  All complete papers will be considered for the prestigious Islamic Marketing Award. Winners will receive their awards at the closing ceremony.

·     1st   Research Award: 5,000 USD       (1 award)

·     2nd  Research Award: 4,000 USD       (1 award)

·     3rd  Research Award: 3,000 USD        (1 award)

·     4th  Research Award: 1,000 USD        (3 awards)

2- Special issues of international Journals. Outstanding papers will be published in special issues of three outstanding and internationally recognized journals.

·   Marketing Theory, Sage.

·   International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Inderscience.

·   Journal of Islamic Marketing, Emerald.

3. Free access to the Journal of Islamic Marketing for the months of January and February.

4. Associate Membership, Global Marketing Network for qualified participants and Student membership for students.

5. Networking. An extraordinary opportunity to meet the most influential scholars in the field of Islamic Marketing.

6. Above all, help create better markets, put ethics back into business.

Conference tracks

This conference invites papers and special session proposals that contribute to a better understanding of the Islamic marketing context through both theoretical and empirical perspectives. In order to successfully utilize the opportunities offered by the vast and resource-rich Islamic market, business leaders must adapt their traditional strategies to reflect the unique circumstances of this market. Topics include, but are not limited to Islamic marketing, Islamic business, and Islamic economics. A more detailed list of the topics is shown below.

Islamic Marketing Papers
Comparative Marketing Papers
Islamic marketing
Islamic branding
Muslim consumers
Commercializing Islam
Islamic marketing mix
Islamic business ethics
Halal market
Islamic hospitality and  tourism
Islamic logistics
Islamic e-market
Islamic law and marketing practices
Trade with Islamic markets
Islamic media and communications
Islamic retail
Islamic fashion and clothing
Islamic pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and toiletry
Kosher/ Jewish business Studies
Christian business studies
Vegetarian consumer/ market studies
Ethnic consumer/ market studies
Green/ environmental Marketing
General Papers on Islam, Business, and the Middle East
Islamic finance
Islam and business
Islamic HR
Islamic management and leadership
Islamic entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Islamic Markets
Social Innovation and Islamic Marketing
Islamic economics
Islamic business education

Guidelines for submitting manuscripts and special session proposals

All abstracts, papers, and special session proposals are to be submitted by e-mail as attached “word.doc” files to the Conference Chair, Dr Baker A. Alserhan. Manuscripts should follow the guidelines shown at the end of this document. Generally, papers should not exceed 20 pages in total length including all exhibits and references. On the cover, be sure to include the title of the paper, names and affiliations of each author and complete contact information for the corresponding author (surface mail address, e-mail address, fax, and phone number).

All manuscripts will be reviewed by a dedicated conference review committee. Please do not identify authors in the paper beyond the cover page. Upon acceptance, the author(s) agree to: (a) return the manuscript in correct format in a timely fashion to the conference coordinator; and (b) have at least one author appear at the conference to present the paper. Any accepted manuscripts not presented at the conference will not be published in the proceedings.

Special session/panel proposals should be submitted by e-mail as attached “word.doc” files to the Conference Co-Chair, Dr Baker A. Alserhan. They should contain a 100-word bio of each speaker, a one-page description of the session, and a one-page description of each presentation. Special session/panel proposals will be reviewed, and those rated as highest quality will be accepted for presentation.


Corporate rate with AGMN membership: $1040 (Cost is $80 but the conference pays 50%)
Corporate rate without AGMN membership: $1000
Academic and employee with AGMN membership: $540 (Cost is $80 but the conference pays 50%)
Academic and employee without AGMN membership: $500
Students get free Student membership at the same fee: $250.
Groups: 30% discount for three or more.

Arabic and Farsi Tracks

There will be two special tracks for papers submitted in the Arabic and the Farsi languages.



The deadline for submission of papers is November 15, 2011. For further information or to submit a paper or special session proposal please contact the Conference Chair – Dr Baker A. Alserhan – by e-mail at the address below.

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