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.
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
Human Resource Management
Tourism and Hospitality Management
E-Commerce & E-Business
English Language Teaching in Business Studies
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
25 th of May 2018 9th of July 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
27 th of July 2018 17thof August 2018
Final Extended Abstract (Camera Ready) Submission1
10 th of August 2018 27thof August 2018
Date of Registration
17 th of August 2018 10th of September 2018
Date of Conference 20th of September 2018
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.
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.
Dr A. Pushpanathan
Mr A. Rukshan
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.
Mr C. Larojan
Mr K. Suthesan
Professor Thirunavukkarasu Velnampy
Area of Specialisation: Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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.