Winter 2018 International Conference
on Business and Economics (ICBE2018)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 7- 9, 2018


THEME: Science, Technology and Humanities for Sustainability of Business, Economics, Cultures and the Environment  



The 2018 International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE2018) and the 15th International Conference of KODISA will be held in Dubai International Academic City, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 7-9, 2018.

The conference is hosted jointly by

the MENA College of Management (MCM) in Dubai, U.A.E. and

Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) in Seoul, Korea.


The conference aims:

1) to share scholarships regarding issues of science, technology and humanities for sustainability of business, management, economics, cultures and the environment,

2) to offer an excellent opportunity to meet academics and professionals from around the world in the field,

3) to enable participants to exchange information and ideas on the topics, and

4) to provide publication opportunities to get published scholarly papers and research notes in the conference proceedings (CPCI indexed) and affiliated KODISA Journals (SCOPUS indexed).


All registered papers to the conference program will be published in the conference proceedings (ISSN: 2287-478X) with the author’s consent.The ICBE conference and the ICBE Proceedings have been officially indexed in Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science -
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(CPCI-SSH) since the ICBE2015 conference
Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science™ Core Collection, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences worldwide. Integrated bibliography management is freely available to any Web of Science™ user, to easily access and organize your references online (See examples of ICBE2016 and ICBE2017 Proceedings Index).

CONFERENCE VENUE: Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

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CONFERENCE HOST: MENA College of Management (MCM)

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The conference offers keynote speeches, formal paper symposia, case study presentations, special sessions, and industry leadership and public policy panel discussions as well as doctoral research seminars. Academics, policy makers, business leaders, professionals, and doctorate students can choose from a wide range of programs.


Since ICBE Proceedings’ inclusion in Web of Science CPCI and SCOPUS, we have received large demand for some extension of the scope of the conference submission, including new Business,  Social Sciences, and Multidisciplinary research and the methodology of Case Study Research, Short Communications, Research Notes, Qualitative Research, Conceptual Research, which require non-quantitative research methods and non-econometrics and/or statistical analysis.  In this regard, ICBE2018 Dubai Conference will invite selectively some non-quantitative/non-econometric papers if those articles satisfactorily meet the required quality and standards of ICBE Proceedings.


To congratulate Best Paper Awards and Awards for Excellence winners and welcome all participants in the ICBE2018 Dubai conference, a welcoming reception with a gala dinner along with an award ceremony will be held in the evening of the opening day of the conference on December 8, 2018.


The cultural and tourism aspects of the conference will also be included such as opportunities to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi tourism attractions and its suburbs, including an evening dinner cruise in Dubai, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in Abu Dhabi desert oasis, and Dubai Industrial City, as best the local host can.





December 7, 2018


December 8, 2018


December 9, 2018




(extra costs by participants individually)







* Greets and Meets

International Night

18:00 – 20:00



Parallel Academic Sessions
and Special Panels







DINNER (served)





[Full day]

Visit parks, cultural sites and/or tourist attractions in Dubai or in the vicinity of  









* The place and time will be announced later.



Full papers
must be submitted with two files:
1) ICBE Proceedings manuscript version (use ICBE Template (MS-Word)) and
2) KODISA Journals(JAFEB) Manuscript version (use JAFEB Template (MS-Word)).


All submissions and registration form are to be handled electronically by the conference emails:

  1. For participants from KODISA Korea members, please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to KODISA Sessions Chair Dr. Myung-Kil Youn email to:
  2. From around the World (except A) please submit your papers, registration form and make a payment to Global Sessions Chair Dr. Jung Wan Lee email to:  
  • Submissions to journal publication and application for research scholarship awards must be full papers and subject to double-blind peer review. Accepted papers and award-winning papers will be published in one of international peer-reviewed and accredited KODISA Journals (SCOPUS indexed).
  • Work-in-progress papers, research notes, short communications, and case studies are welcomed, and not subject to peer review. These papers can be published in ICBE Proceedings (Web of Science CPCI and SCOPUS indexed).
  • The due date for conference registration and paper submission is October 30, 2018. 
  • Final decisions will be communicated within a week period. All of the references cited in the body of the paper must be presented at references, complying with APA style. Manuscripts that do not conform to the publication guidelines will not be published.  
  • Each registered author is entitled to have a maximum of TWO papers included in the conference proceedings.