The 2nd Research Conference on Business Studies (RCBS-2018) will be held on 20th of September 2018 in Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka.The main theme of this conference is ‘SMART Management Towards Business Excellence’. The conference aims to address the current issues that include various area such as Management, Business, Accounting, Economics, Project Management, English Language Education, and Information Technology. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.


Call for Extended Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit original research papers to the 2nd Research Conference on Business Studies (RCBS-2018).

Theme & Tracks

The theme of this conference is “SMART Management Towards Business Excellence”. It consists of fifteen main tracks namely,

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Agri Business

  • Business Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Human Resource Management

  • Knowledge Management

  • Marketing Management

  • Project Management

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • International Business

  • Information System

  • Digital Marketing

  • E-Commerce & E-Business

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

  • English Language Teaching in Business Studies

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline 25th of May 2018 9th of July 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 27th of July 2018 17thof August 2018

Final Extended Abstract (Camera Ready) Submission1 10th of August 2018 27thof August 2018

Date of Registration 17th of August 2018 10th of September 2018

Date of Conference 20th of September 2018

Submission Guidelines

  • The Extended Abstract must be original and has not been previously published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal.

  • Papers must be sent in MS Word format through Conference Management Toolkit

  • All papers must conform to RCBS standard – single-column format set in MS Word Template (Download Template HERE)

  • The paper must be written in English with a maximum of 4 single-spaced pages, including Introduction, Literature review, Methodology, Results and Discussions, Conclusion and Recommendations, and References.

  • The extended abstract should contain a maximum of 1000 words.

Extended Abstract papers for the presentation at the conference will be selected through blind review process. Please ensure that the authors’ names do not appear in the submitted paper.

At least one author for each accepted paper must register and pay the fees for the conference by 10th of September 2018 in order for the paper to be included in the program and the conference proceedings. By submitting a paper to present at RCBS-2018, you explicitly agree that you will definitely register for the conference.

Publications Opportunities

All papers will be published in the ‘Proceedings of the Research Conference on Business Studies’, in print and electronic version with ISSN 2478-1126 and E-ISSN 2478-1258, respectively.

The conference proceedings will be indexed by CrossRef, Scopus, and Google Scholar.

The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the Journal of Business Management published by Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.

Conference Team

RCBS 2018 Conference Team

Conference Chair

Dr A. Pushpanathan


Mr A. Rukshan

Editorial Committee

Mr. G.R.M. Gamlath (Chief Editor)

Mr A. Thayaparan

Dr Y. Nanthagopan

Mrs J. S .Thevaruban

Dr G. Jeyaseelan

Conference Day Arrangement Committee

Mr S. Thirugnanasampanthar

Mrs J. Subajana.

Mr J. Aloy Niresh

Mrs S. Mathivathani

Mrs M. R. F. Aqeela

Mr T. Selvamalai

Mr S. Hariharan.

Ms S Thevaka

Conference Secretary

Mr C. Larojan

Web Designer

Mr K. Suthesan

Advisory Committee

Professor Thirunavukkarasu Velnampy

Area of Specialisation: Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Professor K.A.S.Dhammika

Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Professor Sampath Amaratunge

Area of Specialisation: Business Economics, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Associate Professor Tanya McGill

Area of Specialisation: Information Technology, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia

Associate Professor W.P.G. De Alwis

Area of Specialisation: Management & Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dr Nil Thompson

Area of Specialisation: Information Systems, Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Dr Nigel Williams

Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Bournemouth University, Uk

Dr Ratnarajah Nagulan

Senior Lecturer in Computing, Department of Physical Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Mr Samantha Rathnayake

Management Consultant from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Dr Andres Baravalle

Senior Lecturer in Computing, School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering in the University of East London, UK.