Call for Papers
The 5th Biennial International Business, Banking and Finance Conference: Re-engineering growth: Doing Business in the New Global Environment

May 1 - 3, 2013, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

The University of The West Indies, St.Augustine Campus

The Department of Management Studies, in collaboration with The Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, and The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies invite submissions for The 5th Biennial International Business, Banking and Finance Conference on the theme: Re-engineering growth: Doing Business in the New Global Environment on May 1 - 3, 2013, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

CONFERENCE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The International Business, Banking and Finance Conference has established itself as a regular biennial venture for the last eight (8) years. The forthcoming provide a forum for exchange of ideas on critical issues facing emerging economies, especially in the Caribbean, with an emphasis on growth in the new and ever changing global environment. It will serve to bring together leaders of the local, regional and international business communities, senior government officials and academia. Through their collective participation, the conference aims to:
- Share, investigate and analyze experiences on key emerging issues pertaining to entrepreneurship, diversification, financial re-engineering and effective governance with implications for the Caribbean and other emerging economies.
- Identify strategies to be pursued at both the business and governmental levels to promote sustainable growth in business in Caribbean markets.
- Enhance understanding and collaboration between academics, business leaders and policy makers so as to improve the quality and transparency of decision-making on growth issues confronting emerging economies.

- Pushing the Boundaries of Entrepreneurship
- Re-engineering Finance
- Challenges to Governance
- Re-igniting growth: Austerity vs Stimulus
- Diversification and Opportunities for Growth and Development in Emerging Economies
- Crime and how it affects Business and Development
- Business Competitiveness

We seek scholarly papers from individuals whose works address any of the above or related subthemes. We also encourage papers and contributions from professionals engaged in the formulation and implementation of business and public policy in the areas outlined above.

SPECIAL PANEL SESSIONS: In addition to regular sessions, the conference will also feature special panel discussions comprising of prominent business leaders and policy makers. The discourse and discussion in these panels will focus on the following compelling issues facing the Caribbean:
- Pushing the Boundaries of Entrepreneurship
- Re-igniting growth: Austerity vs Stimulus
- Business Competitiveness

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Send abstracts (150-200 words) and full papers in doc/docx format to Program Chair at

The first page of the submission shall contain the title of the paper, information about all authors, including name, affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, and fax. The body of the paper must not have any author identification and must begin with the paper title and abstract. Other than this, format is free.

Abstracts should be submitted latest by February 15, 2013. Accepted authors will be informed within 2-3 weeks from the last date of submission.

Authors of accepted papers should submit full papers, including the abstract, latest by March 29, 2013.

REGISTRATION: Authors of accepted papers should register latest by April 5, 2013. Other conference participants can register by April 19, 2013.

Registration fee is US$500 per person, which covers the conference material, meals and social activities. Persons registering before March 22, 2013 can avail of the 'early bird' registration fee of US$400.

Registration fees for presenters of accepted papers is US$300. Bonafide students can attend the conference at a special rate of US$200.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Details about registration, payment modes and accommodation will be forthcoming. For further information please contact:

BBF5 Conference Secretariat
Department of Management Studies
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: 1-868-465-0433

Posted 11/18/12