15th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF)


Theme: Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context
Organized by: Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
Hosted by: Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur Pakistan (SIBAU) and Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP)
Venue: Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan.
Dates: September 27-29, 2019.

South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) is a biennial conference organized by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asian (AMDISA). The 15th SAMF is being hosted by the Sukkur IBA University (SIBAU) and Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP) and will be held on September 27-29, 2019 at Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan.

The theme of the 15th SAMF is “Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context”. South Asian populace need the management intellect to address their issues and problems generally falling around the intersects of inclusive growth and sustainability, so that every individual can take benefit equally. All three dimensions of inclusive growth economic, institutional and social with a direct focus on sustainable development goals will be of interest. Topics including analysis of problems, their plausible solutions and lessons learned from the past strategies related to inclusive growth and to make it sustainable would be encouraged.

15th SAMF invites the scholars, thinkers, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and business leaders to join the forum to share their philosophical, conceptual, empirical or anecdotal views and thoughts with others. All scholarly work whether in the shape of a well-structured research paper, manuscript, working paper, case study or a concept note may be submitted on following sub themes or forum theme in general.

“Challenges of Inclusive Growth and Sustainability: The South Asian Context”

Best Paper and Case Award

A Cash prize of PKR 20,000 will be awarded to five best papers and five best cases presented in 15th SAMF. Best papers and cases will be selected based on reviewers’ evaluation and ranking. Presentation in the conference will be mandatory for the eligibility of cash award.

Review Process

All abstract will be reviewed by desk review committee. Full papers and cases will undergo double blind review process. Every paper will be reviewed by at least one local and one international reviewer. You may register yourself as reviewer by writing to memoona.zareen@umt.edu.pk showing your interest to be a reviewer.

Publicaion Opportunites

Selected papers will be published in regular/special issue of following HEC recognised journals:

  • Pakistan Business Review (X-Category)
  • Journal of Education and Social Science (Y-Category)
  • International Journal of Experiential Learning and Case Studies (Z-Category)
  • Journal of Management Research (Z-Category)
  • Sukkur IBA Journal of Management and Business (Z-Category)
Categories are defined by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).

Submission Guidelines:

  • All manuscripts must be submitted in MS-Word format as attachment.
  • Title of the manuscript must be the name of file.
  • Subject of the email must be “Submission 15th SAMF – (Title of Paper)
  • Name of the author/s, their affiliation and contact details must be mentioned on the title page.
  • All tables, graphs, images, models must be placed within the body of text on their relevant places.
  • APA style must be followed with font: Times New Roman; size: 12, double spaced; with proper referencing.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted to: samf2019@iba-suk.edu.pk

Important Dates and Deadlines

Fee Structure

Registration fee will cover accommodation, local transportation, gala dinner, cultural visit, food and drinks, conference kit and proceedings.

Mode of Payment

Account Number (IBAN): PK32ABPA-00100-4907216-0225
Branch Code. 1203 (Sukkur IBA University Branch)

For more information, please visit (samf.iba-suk.edu.pk)