UAFS To Host Advances in Business Research Symposium Nov 11, 12

a UAFS student studies in a suitThe College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host an intensive academic research event, The Advances in Business Research Symposium, Nov. 11-12, 2019, at the UAFS campus.


The theme of the symposium, which is hosted in cooperation with Tarleton State University, will be “Contemporary Issues of Business Research.” Serving academic researchers, professional business leaders and experts in the business fields, the symposium provides a platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas about, identify emerging trends in, learn new approaches to and examine issues about the various disciplines of business administration, entrepreneurship, and leadership.


“The ABR Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for academic and non-academic professionals and students to meet together to hear presentations on current research in business and to discuss these with other participants,” said Dr. Mohamed Zainuba, College of Business faculty member and coordinator for the project.


In addition to promoting academic research in the field, the ABR Symposium also offers corporate executives and managers, entrepreneurs, leaders of not-for-profit organizations and other professionals an opportunity to increase their awareness about the world of business, as well as a unique opportunity to network with peers and colleagues.


“This initiative was developed by the College of Business to provide our stakeholders an opportunity to participate in the conversation about emerging business ideas and research,” said Dr. Ashok Subramanian, dean of the College of Business.


Subramanian also noted that the symposium was a result of a 2018 partnership between the Tarleton State University College of Business Administration, a member institution in the Texas Tech University System, and the UAFS College of Business. In addition to the symposium, the partnership includes the publication of the online journal “Advances in Business Research,” which was published by the UAFS College of Business from 2010-2017.


Those researching or working in these fields are invited to submit manuscripts to be considered for presentations before faculty, staff, students and non-academic professionals. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically by Oct. 15, 2019, to


Symposium registration fee is $325, which includes meals and refreshments. The symposium welcomes the participation of graduate and undergraduate students in any related discipline as session presenters, reviewers or attendees. Students are welcome to attend the ABR Symposium at a reduced fee of $100. Faculty who sponsor students to attend and groups sending five or more participants from the same university will be charged a registration fee of only $275 per person.


Inquiries may also be directed to Zainuba at 479-788-7774 or






Rachel Rodemann Putman, Interim Director of Communications
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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