The 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies (RCBS-2020) will be informed later.The main theme of this conference is ‘Business Transformation: Merging the West and the East’. 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 the submit original research papers to the 3rd Research Conference on Business Studies (RCBS-2020).

We give opportunity to foreigners to present their Extended Abstracts through online.

Theme & Tracks

The theme of this conference is “Business Transformation: Merging the West and the East”. It consists of thirteen main tracks namely,

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Agri Business

  • Business Economics

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Human Resource Management

  • Knowledge Management

  • Marketing

  • Project Management

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • International Business

  • Information Systems

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Business Communication

Important Dates:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline 01st of July 2020 22th of July 2020

Notification of Acceptance 22nd of August 2020 8th of September 2020

Final Submission (Camera Ready) 15th of September 2020

Date of Registration 1st of October 2020 13th of October 2020

Date of Conference 26th of October 2020

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 1st of October 2020 in order for the paper to be included in the program and the conference proceedings. By submitting a paper to present at RCBS-2020, you explicitly agree that you will definitely register for the conference.

Publications Opportunities

All extended abstract 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.

A short list of presented extended abstracts that will be considered to be published as full papers in the Journal of Business Management (JBM) published by the Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speake I

Topic: Business Transformation: The Trends in Sri Lankan Corporate Sector, a Case Study

Senior Professor. Sarath W.S.B Dasanayaka

Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Keynote Speake II

Topic – Information Security Behaviour Research – East Meeting West

Professor. Tanya McGill

Professor in Information Technology

Murdoch University


Conference Team

RCBS 2020 Conference Team

Conference Chair  Dr Y.Nanthagopan

Convener  Dr A. Rukshan

Secretary Mr. G.R.M. Gamlath

Chief Editor Mr C. Larojan

Co-Editor Mr A. Thayaparan

Dr G. Jeyaseelan


Mr J. Aloy Niresh

Mrs S. Mathivathani

Mr.S.A.Jude Leon

Mrs M. R. F. Aqeela

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.