Welcome Participants,


Welcome to the 18th IAMB conference of the International Academy of Management and Business that took place on September 17-19, 2014 at the Roma TRE University, Rome, Italy. IAMB extends its gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding hospitality of Roma TRE University and its Department of Business Studies.


The theme of the conference was: “Internal and External Challenges for Developing and Managing Global Synergies: Strategic and Operational Aspects for Services and Industries


The conference provided a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences. The conference hosted scholars from over 30 countries around the world, covering over 50 universities, academic institutions and businesses. The friendly atmosphere, the one on one opportunity for exchange and networking, and the multi-national exposure were cited among the top benefits from conference attendees. Each submitted abstract/paper is peer reviewed and only accepted abstracts/papers were presented. Selected manuscripts will be published in the official journal of IAMB, the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB.


Best Manuscripts Competition

I would like to congratulate this year’s scholars who submitted their manuscripts for the best papers competition in four major categories. In each category the manuscripts were peer reviewed (blindly) by 4-5 judges. The winners were announced at the conference and were awarded official certificates. The followings are the winners in each category:


Best Student Manuscript: Manish Ganvir, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India

Best Young Scholar Manuscript (recent Ph.D.): Supriya Katti, Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Best Applied Manuscript: Tal Katz-Navon, and Peter Rivard, Arison School of Business, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Best Overall Manuscript: Henry Agyei-Boapeah, Ali Ataullah, Liverpool Business School, John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

These manuscripts are also accepted for publication in the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB.


About IAMB

Our goal is to bring scholars from various fields of management and facilitate meaningful interactions. Hopefully this will lead to professional development opportunities for scholars and practitioners in management and business. IAMB fosters a small conference setting (under 200 participants) with multi-national delegates.



The content of all presentations, views and opinions as well as material published in this Conference Proceedings are the responsibilities of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, views or the policies of IAMB. Researchers and authors assume responsibility for the accuracy of data and facts published in the Conference Proceedings.


To obtain a copy of these proceedings, you may contact the authors or contact the under signed by mail to IAMB office, 3010 Medway Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20902, USA, by email to Dr. Batzri or by fax  (301) 585-1417. Individual contributions are copyright by the authors or their employers. This CD compilation and its Internet equivalent are copyright© 2014 by IAMB and Gilron Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


Shmuel Batzri, Ph.D.

Academic Affairs

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