9th International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC), 2018

Subject Coverage

 Example of topics appropriate to the conference includes:

  • International retailing and diversification
  • Innovation in retailing, ethical produce procurement and development
  • Customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and retention strategies
  • Customer Relationships marketing (CRM)
  • Consumer attitudes to ecological and ethical issues
  • Market liberalisation and impact on supply chain
  • The linkage between international trade and overseas aid
  • International Trade in the context of the current economic climate
  • Transparency in government procurement
  • Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  • Remittances and their part in trade and export development
  • The interplay between the G4 and trade round implementation issues
  • How trade facilitation is conceptualized and made operational in different emerging markets
  • The role of the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM)
  • The linkages between global trade and corporate social responsibility
  • The language and rhetoric of import sensitive products
  • The role of tariff barriers and agro-subsidies
  • Management and retail marketing
  • Business management
  • Business policies, strategies, and performance
  • Creativity in Internet management and retailing
  • Innovation and product development, Business strategies
  • Marketing management and strategies
  • International retailing, all aspect of retail management
  • Business and retail research
  • Consumer behaviour, Customer relationship management
  • Public relations and retail communication
  • Human Resources Management Practices and policies
  • Information technology, Management Information Systems
  • Globalisation, regional integration, international business, cross cultural management
  • Multinational Corporations, transfer pricing, export and economic growth
  • Regional integration
  • Productivity and global sourcing
  • Trade and economic liberalisation
  • Health and social care management, regulating in a changing health and social care sector
  • Private and public healthcare in 21st century
  • Promoting patience safety in hospital, mental health,
  • Governance practices in health care sector
  • Care in the community
  • Teaching and learning for life long learning sector
  • The future of business education, assessment methods and techniques
  • the structure and curricula of current and future business education
  • Cross cultural issues in education, use of technology in teaching and learning
  • Emotional intelligence in teaching
  • Leadership for innovation


Please note that this list is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference.