5th 2019 Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM) Conference





Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM), Canada and Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Costa Rica are pleased to invite papers, abstracts, cases studies, and proposals for special sessions and doctoral students on the theme Innovation, Linkages and Internationalization of Firms for the following three tracks: Business, Government, and Community.



7-9 August 2019


Who Should Attend

Academics, practitioners, research students, private business and public services, etc.


Benefits of Attendance

Publication Opportunities
Proceedings: Authors will have the option to publish their studies as abstracts (by default) or papers in the 5th ABEM 2019 Conference Proceedings with the Canadian ISBN: 978-0-9937342-4-3.

ABEM Conference proceedings are submitted for legal deposit to Library and Archives Canada. Past Open Access ABEM Conference Proceedings are archived on this website.

ABEM Conference proceedings editors and reviewers follow the Code of Conduct guidelines established by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) while reviewing submissions.

Book: Selected papers will be considered for publication as an edited book in the “WSPC Series in Business and Emerging Markets,” published by World Scientific Publisher, Singapore, subject to the peer review process. The title of the proposed edited book is “Business Practices, Growth and Economic Policy in Emerging Markets, Vol 1.”

Journal: A very few selected competitive papers will be considered for publication in the following peer-reviewed journals subject to their own online submission and normal review process:
- Journal of Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (JABEM)
- The Sankalpa: International Journal of Management Decisions



Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED)
San Pedro de Montes de Ocs
San Jose


Paper Submission Details

Original submissions can be made in American English as (1) Abstracts (2) Papers (3) Case Studies (4) Work-in-progress and (5) Doctoral colloquium papers. Controversial and/or debatable topics relating to developing countries or emerging markets or comparisons between east and west ways of conducting businesses are particularly invited.

All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed following the Code of Conduct guidelines established by Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).

Proposals can also be submitted for organizing a round table, doctoral or panel discussion. These proposals should include (1) Title (2) Objectives (3) Discussion format and (4) list of contributors with their affiliations and full contact details.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@abem.ca

For more details, please refer to https://www.abem.ca/conference/

Paper Submission Deadline: 30 March 2019



Dr. Katya Calderón 
Vice-Rector, Academic
Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED)
Costa Rica
Dr. Katya Calderón is a Vice-Rector (Academic) at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED) and a Professor of Education at the University of Costa Rica. Dr. Calderón is passionate about research in the area of Experto en Procesos Formativos (eg. Formative Processes) and has published widely in journals such as La Didáctica Hoy Concepciones y aplicaciones, La Vida que Enseña: Nociones de Educación Permanente and Unos segundos de vida en la Isla de Chira. Prior to becoming Vice-Rector, Dr. Calderón served as Head of the Educational Research Department, Director of University Extension and Director of Investigation at the UNED. Dr. Calderon regularly contributes to external committees by serving as Examining Jury of the Quality of Life Award, Member of the National Council of Older Persons, Academic Advisor of Fundecooperation, Coordinator of the Commissions of the Vice-Rectors of Extension and Social Action of the Vice-Rectors of Investigation, and of the Vice-Rectors of Teaching from the National Council of University Rectors of Costa Rica.

Dr. Koichi NakagawaDr. Koichi Nakagawa 
Associate Professor, Economics
Osaka University
Dr. Koichi Nakagawa is an associate professor of economics at the Graduate School of Economics at Osaka University, Japan. His research interests lie in the management of innovation and the key success factors for innovation in emerging situations such as university-industry collaboration, post-corporate acquisition in developing countries and emerging markets. Dr. Nakagawa has published in prestigious Journals; e.g. Technology Innovation Management Review, Cross-cultural Management Journal, and International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, among others. He is also an international consultant who has assisted entrepreneurs in developing sustainable businesses in Cambodia, and in accelerating technological start-ups in Japan. Dr. Nakagawa has a personal mission to make a bridge between academy and industry and thus has dedicated his life to supporting people that seek management knowledge – academic or practical.


Provider Information

Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM); Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), San Jose, COSTA RICA




For assistance with accommodation or general inquiries, please contact Dr. Luis Camacho at +1.347-695.9604 or email Dr. Luis Camacho (luis.camacho@esc.edu) and mention ABEM 2019 Conference in Costa Rica.


Travel Information

Oneworld® is pleased to be the official airline alliance of the 5th ABEM 2019 Conference. As a registered attendee, you can access discounted flights for travel to this conference here.


Additional Information

About Costa Rica
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica with a vast seashore, green parks and recreational activities. A significant Costa Rican population still remains below poverty, contributing to inequality in wealth distribution. Consistent with Costa Rica’s government’s commitment to pursue good governance, sustainable development, and inclusive growth, and the Academy’s own mission to serve islands, particularly this year’s theme on the sustainable growth in developing countries and emerging markets, San Jose in Costa Rica proves to be an ideal location to hold ABEM 2019 Conference.



Dr. Satyendra Singh, Conference Chair
Professor, Marketing and International Business
University of Winnipeg, CANADA
T: +1.204.786.9424 E: s.singh@abem.ca

Dr. Luis Camacho, Communications/Regional Chair, Caribbean
Assistant Professor, Marketing
SUNY/Empire State College, New York, USA
T: +1.347.695.9604 E: luis.camacho@esc.edu


Event Price

Academics (Emerging Markets and Developing Countries) 
US$400 (Early), US$450 (Regular)

All Full-time PhD Students (Proof Required)
US$350 (Early), US$450 (Regular)

Academics (Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA,…) 
US$500 (Early), US$550 (Regular)

All Professionals and Observers 
US$400 (Early), US$450 (Regular)

Conference fee includes welcome reception, lunch, tea/coffee, dinner, and conference e-proceedings with ISBN, deposited annually in Library and Archives of Canada. Conference fee is exclusive of four percent bank transaction charges. Registration without transaction fee is incomplete.

Cancellation Policy 
Fifty percent refund before May 31, 2019; no refund after. However, if organizers need to cancel the event for reasons beyond their control, a full refund of the paid fee will be only issued.


Book Now

The booking deadline of this event is: 30 June 2019

To book your place please go to: https://www.abem.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/abem-brochure-2019.pdf 



7th August 2019   through   9th August 2019
Event Information
Product Code
Event Provider Academy of Business and Emerging Markets (ABEM); Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), San Jose, COSTA RICA
Date / Time 7-9 August 2019
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels
Booking Deadline 30 June 2019
Link to Booking Form https://www.abem.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/abem-brochure-2019.pdf
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