Monday, March 30, 2009

Call for Papers: American Society For Competitiveness

Call for Papers Twentieth Annual Conference : American Society For Competitiveness (ASC)
Transformation: Sustaining Competitiveness in an Interdependent World

October 29-31, 2009 Washington, D.C. area

Marriott Tysons Corner 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: 703-734-3200 Fax: 703-734-5763 Toll-free: 800-228-9290

An excellent opportunity to:
• Interact with scholars, business leaders, and government leaders from all over the world
• Discuss research findings and current practices pertaining to the various facets and sources of competitiveness to survive and succeed in today’s global marketplace
• Present your paper in a very congenial and professional conference environment
• Publish your article in peer-reviewed Cabell’s journals

For the last two decades, the Conference has been bringing together leaders from business, government, and academia to share and discuss ideas, to reflect on experiences and approaches, and to strengthen the spirit of cooperation and collaboration for improved competitiveness.
Papers dealing with national, regional, and global strategies related to the themes suggested on the back page are welcome. Panels and symposia that highlight emerging theories, cutting-edge research or best corporate practices are also sought. Special consideration will be given to papers, abstracts, and symposia proposals that facilitate exchange between scholars and practitioners. In addition, proposals for panels will be considered. Please see back page for suggested themes.

A sample of business, academic, and government leaders that participated in recent ASC Conferences:
· Elaine L. Chao, U.S.Secretary of Labor
· Michael Porter, Harvard University
· Alex Trotman, CEO, Ford Motor Co.
· Robert Galvin, Chairman & CEO, Motorola
· Herb Kelleher, CEO, Southwest Airlines
· Philip Crosby, Philip Crosby Associates II
· Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN
· Timothy Muris, Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The American Society for Competitiveness The American Society for Competitiveness is an association of academics, business executives, and policy makers who share a commitment to improving competitiveness at individual, firm, industry, country, region and global levels. Established nearly two decades back to provide a forum for the interdisciplinary and cross-sector communication needed to address competitiveness, the Society fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals who bring differing perspectives and expertise to the issue. The Society publishes scholarly journals and offers national awards.

All competitive papers will be published in the Society’s Annual Research Volume--Competition Forum (listed in the Cabell’s Directory and on several online databases including EBSCO). At least one author is required to attend the conference. Highly competitive papers are invited for publication in one of the following journals-– Advances in Competitiveness Research and Competitiveness Review.

The deadline for the receipt of submitted papers and abstracts is July 17, 2009. To facilitate the blind peer review process, the first page should include: Title of paper, authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and phone and fax number(s). The second page should repeat the paper title but should contain no information that would identify author or institution. Publication style guidelines of the American Psychological Association may be used. Please mail four copies (or e-mail 1 copy) of the paper, abstract or symposium proposal to:
Prashanth Nagendra Bharadwaj, Academic Program Chair American Society for Competitiveness
664 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
E-mail: (
Phone: 724-357-4880 Fax: 724-357-5743

Conceptual papers, empirical studies as well as case studies in all areas of business are welcome.

Few Suggested Themes:
Managing the Knowledge-Based Firm
• Intellectual Property
• Privacy and Confidentiality in
Today’s Knowledge Based Society
• Free Agent/Agile Workforce and HR Issues
Global Competition
• China, India and the World
• WTO and Global Trade Issues
• Competition in the Service Sector
• Corporate Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions
• Energy and Global Politics
Corporate Responsibility and Global Compact
• Protection of International Human Rights
• Role of Non-Government Organizations
• Impact of National Differences in Work Practices
Public Affairs & Corporate Communications Institutions and
Resource Allocation
• Competing for Resources
• The Dynamics of Firms and States
• Repatriation of Foreign Profits
• Immigration Reform
Privatization and Market Change
• Privatization in Global Markets
• Regulation, Deregulation, and Re-regulation
• Corporate Governance
• Geopolitics and Global Business
Competing in Dynamic Global Industries
• Telecommunications and Multimedia
• Healthcare—Insurance & Legal Issues
• Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries
• E-Commerce & Supply Chain Management
Frauds and Corporate Scandals

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