3-5 August 2020 I The 5th ICMEM (International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets) 2020

Sustainable Development: Orchestrating Business to Respond to Society’s Latest Challenges


In the last decade, we have witnessed the contribution of emerging countries such as Brazil, China, India and South Africa to the global economy, signaling the narrowing of the gap of income and wealth between emerging and developed countries. Their contribution can also be shown by the fact that about half of the G-20 members come from emerging countries. In addition, the relatively high population growth and the fast growth of the middle-class group in emerging countries have attracted significant capital inflow to these countries. Considering the evidence, it is reasonable to think of emerging countries as highly attractive, becoming potential markets for investors to start and establish their business. In line with the above, the School of Business and Management at Institut Teknologi Bandung (SBM ITB) organized the 1st International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets (ICMEM) in 2016.

Theme: ICMEM 2020

“Sustainable Development: Orchestrating Business to Respond to Society’s Latest Challenges”

Emerging markets are not only rife with opportunities for growth (as have been addressed in past conferences) but also with unjust exploitations and consequences in exchange for such growth – past and present. The latest challenges in emerging markets such as issues related to the well-being of people at many levels and environmental protection are largely results of the capitalistic chain of the globalizing world. Because of this, the issue of sustainable development becomes especially crucial to the emerging markets. Keeping up with the necessity to address sustainability in various aspects, within which business activities are embedded, the 5th International Conference on Management in Emerging Markets (ICMEM) 2020 addresses the notion of sustainable development, especially the ways in which business can respond to the society’s latest challenges.

Call for Papers

ICMEM 2020 is calling for both Research papers and Case papers (see description below) across various business and management disciplines (e.g. human resources, operations, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, organization theory, knowledge management, accounting, business ethics, decision making, business strategy, consumer behaviors, business information system, technology management) and other related disciplines (e.g. economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, communication, public relations, international relations, engineering). Our theme (“Sustainable Development”) is applied in all mentioned disciplines. Scholars, students, practitioners, and the general public are invited to submit their work. Multidisciplinary papers are welcome and encouraged.

Venue: Bandung, Indonesia

Important Dates:

1st Round (Early Deadlines)

Extended Abstract Submission

15 April 2020
Full Paper Submission (for IGC submissions only)15 April 2020
Acceptance Announcement for Presentation15 May 2020
Registration and Payment15 June 2020

2nd Round (Later Deadlines)

Extended Abstract Submission15 June 2020
Full Paper Submission (for IGC submissions only)15 June 2020
Acceptance Announcement for Presentation1 July 2020
Registration and Payment15 July 2020

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