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IAMB BoardNews© - October 2012
Oct 09, 2012


Dear Advisory Board Member,

This email is the first information/news, “IAMB BoardNews” to our members. We plan to send it at least twice a year to update members of past, current and future events. PLEASE tell us what you think and if you like to see additional/other information to be included.


1. We have just completed another successful conference in Bali, Indonesia. Some highlights of the conference include:

The conference attracted participants from many countries and there were 56 presentations. The breakdown of the participants is:

Indonesian 30%

Asia-Pacific countries – 36%

Europe and the Middle East – 22%

The Americas – 12%

The organizers believe that the conference was a success in that it attracted scholars from the Asia-Pacific region (66%) that otherwise may have not participated.


2. The Universitas Dhyana Pura (UDP) in Bali had sponsored an outdoor dinner during the first day. The dinner was elegantly prepared with the best local cuisine and conducted on a grassy area opposite the beach. Balinese dancers and band accompanied the dinner and demonstrated the unique local culture in dance and music. We thank UDP Bali for this enjoyable contribution.

3. As part of the conference program the delegates participated in a complimentary tour of Bali’s temples and other local attractions that was concluded with a dinner on the Tanah Lot temple beach overlooking the sunset. Many said it was a memorable experience.

4. It has become clear to the organizers of the IAMB conference that we should definitely prepare to come back to Bali with better marketing and promotion to attract more local scholars.

5. During the Advisory Board meeting at the conference it was decided that:

a.       a.  The IAMB conference that is scheduled for Rome, Italy for September 1-3, 2014 will be postponed to September 17-19, 2014. This will better accommodate the Roma TRE University, hosting university.

b.       b.  As of January 2013, active Advisory Board members will enjoy 50% reduction in the IAMB conference registration fees. We hope that this will encourage more members to participate. It is also to acknowledge the help and work done by the members.

6. Last but not least, I would like to publically thank the local organizing committee members and their universities: Dr. Fathul Himam, The Career Development Center of Universitas Gadjah Meda, (UGM) and Dr. Achmad Sobirin, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII).

They both worked very hard to make this first conference in Bali a possibility. Thank you.

7. Two new members were recently joined the IAMB Advisory Board:

Yuan-Chieh Chang, Ph.D, Professor, Institute of Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Kent Rondeau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Public Health / School of Business, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


8. The next Advisory Board meeting will be on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas (a day prior to the conference) and will conclude with our traditional complimentary dinner.


** This conference resulted in 10 new submissions to IJMB


** The next issue of IJMB (Vol 3, No. 1) is about to be published and includes 7 articles. The following issue is underway with 7 articles as well, and is anticipated to be published in December 2012.

** Due to the increase cost of publications in IJMB, the Journal is considering charging “processing” fees for publications. IJMB is an open-access journal that is free to the readers. These fees will cover editorial costs, electronic production (editing for style and English language proof-reading), some overhead expenses and administrative costs. There are two options:

a.       Charge a nominal fee upon submission of the manuscript for consideration ($50 USD)

b.      Charge the fees upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication ($300).

Some of the Pros & Cons for either option:

1.      Upon Submission: There might be less manuscripts submitted because of the fees

2.      Upon Submission: There will be more administrative work to collect the fees

3.      Upon Submission: There might be fewer papers to review if authors do not submit because of the fees.

4.      Upon Acceptance: Larger sum of fees has to be paid by the authors

5.      Upon Acceptance: All the reviews and editing must be done and paid for before any fees are collected and if authors decide NOT to pay, there will be no compensation to IJMB.

Note: IJMB plans to reduce or waive the processing fee for authors from developing countries.

Since no decision has been made yet, your opinion is important.

Finally, if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please write me.

Shmuel Batzri


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