Free Participation for Students in Global Marketing Competition 2018

logo GMKC 2018 1ESIC in collaboration with Santander and EFMD are running the 23rd world edition of the Global Marketing Competition. The Competition is an advanced computer simulation of a real life business environment.

Although marketing in nature, the game requires the players to take decisions in all the areas of managing a company, from production and logistics, through research, investment and finance to advertising, promotion and distribution.

The competition is open to teams from across the world and it is free for all students to take part. We would be delighted to see your organization participating in an initiative which aims at strengthening the links between the academic and business communities across all borders.

Find out how your school and students can take part on the event webpage

  • 89 Participating Countries
  • 60 000 Students from more than 880 Universities and Schools of Business from 5 Continents
  • 17 000 Euros in Prizes
Register Now - Free for all students - the closing date for entries is the May 8th.

Find out more by visiting GMKC website or the event Facebook fanpage and follow the competition on Twitter @GMkCompetition

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Second Interational Conference on Advances in Business, Management and Law (ICABML)

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University of Dubai-Dubai Business School calls for full research papers for review and presentation in its 2nd International Conference on Advances in Business Management and Law (ICABML) 2018. Please access the following link for more details for paper submission.

Theme: Research on Business: Entrepreneurship, Excellence, Productivity, Organizational Performance
Dates: 24th - 25th November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: University of Dubai, New Campus, Academic city, Al-Ruwayya-1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For location map access the link:

  • Some 100 papers to be presented across 5 Tracks over 1.5 days
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • High profile plenary sessions
  • PhD & Graduate Workshops
Important Dates: 
Paper Submission Starts: 29th March 2018
Paper Submission deadline: 30th September 2018
Notification of decision: 4 weeks after receipt of the paper 
Make a Submission 

To see registration deadlines, please go here.  

Conference Tracks: 
Full-length research papers (within maximum of 8,000 words), including empirical research, quantitative techniques, new models, practice-based research, case studies, and conceptual papers, are invited, in the following areas: 

Track #

Track areas


Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership, Strategy, and HRM


Finance, Banking, Insurance, Accounting, Economics, Islamic Economy (Islamic Finance & Takaful, Halal Products and Service market - Retail Trade, Standards & Certifications; Tourism and Fashion Designs)


Marketing, Tourism, E-Commerce, Business Ethics, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics Technology and Customs Management


LAW (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Financial Crimes and Money Laundering)


Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Innovation

This conference is organized by the Centre for Research & Consultancy at University of Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Academic Consortia of 21 universities in UAE, and AACSB/EQUIS accredited international universities. Selected top quality accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings if desired by the paper presenters. The 2017 year conference proceedings can be viewed at

Submission and Acceptance Notice:
Please submit full papers by 30th Sep. 2018 (please note that you can submit any time before this deadline) via
Please state the track number on the top of first page of your research manuscript. All submissions will go though double blind review process. 

Best PhD Papers Award:
This award will be announced for best PhD papers in each of the tracks and will be published in ICABML 2018 as conference proceedings. All awardees will recieve full discount for the next conference. 

For more information, please go here.

Thirteen Schools Re-accredited by EQUIS

EFMD would like to warmly congratulate thirteen business schools, which have been awarded EQUIS re-accreditation.

“We are proud of the re-accreditation by EQUIS EFMD,” commented Professor Kar Yan Tam, Dean of the School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School). “It is indeed a testimony to our aspiration to be an intellectual powerhouse of business education and research. This demonstrates the high caliber of our faculty, their research impact as well as our commitment to corporate engagement. It also acknowledges the performance of our students and the accomplishments of our graduates in the business world. We have learnt many things from our peers during the re-accreditation process and we continue to strive for continuous improvement. My sincere thanks for the advice from our esteemed and experienced peer faculty and all HKUST Business School colleagues who have supported and facilitated this re-accreditation exercise. Building on this solid foundation, the HKUST Business School will continue to provide the best quality business education in the region and beyond.” 

“A re-accreditation for the full five years confirms that WU is one of the top business and economics universities worldwide. We see the EQUIS seal of quality as a challenge to maintain these high standards of excellence now and in the future, to continuously improve our portfolio and services, and to further develop our strengths,” says WU Rector, Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger.

“We are delighted to be reaccredited for a further 5 years. EQUIS accreditation helps us focus on ongoing improvement and continuing to deliver on our promises to all stakeholders,” commented Saul Klein, the Dean of Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

"We are so proud to achieve another 5-year accreditation from EQUIS, which is a tremendous achievement for the College. Since our first accreditation in 2007, we have lived up to our strong commitment in striving for academic excellence. We believe the importance of delivering advanced research and providing high quality education for making the world better," said Houmin Yan, the Dean of the College of Business.

Werner Mellis, the Dean, explaind: "We are delighted to be re-awarded EQUIS accreditation and are really proud to have achieved a five year accreditation. We are really grateful to the School’s faculty, staff, students and friends who helped make this possible. EQUIS supports us to foster an environment of continuous improvement and the PRT’s feedback will be of great value while meeting our upcoming challenges." 

"We are very happy about the recent 5-year re-accreditation that Cambridge Judge Business School received from EQUIS," said the Director, Christoph Loch. The comprehensive external analysis provided by EQUIS provided us with external feedback. In particular, the feedback suggests that our deep engagement approach - which encourages our faculty and staff to engage in impact-oriented interactions with students and clients, to make a difference and to learn from them to make our research and knowledge creation relevant as well as methodologically sound - has a positive impact on our teaching and our research projects. We are committed to ensuring that Cambridge Judge Business School continuously strives for improvement, innovation and real-world impact that will help ensure that our students become problem solvers." 

“We are delighted that Strathclyde Business School has been reaccredited by EQUIS for the maximum five years. Thanks go to our staff, students, alumni and corporate colleagues who all played a part in the stringent reaccreditation process. The Business School first received EQUIS accreditation in 2001 and I’m pleased to say we have held it consistently since then. The rigorous process of accreditation ensures that what we offer here at Strathclyde is of the highest international standards which is testament to the professionalism of our staff here at Strathclyde Business School and the excellent students who join us in their studies. For those thinking of coming to work or study at Strathclyde, accreditation stands as an independent benchmark of the quality of the school and the work that goes on here,” commented David Hillier, the Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School.

David Asch, the EQUIS Director, added: "I would like to warmly congratulate all the Institutions that have successfully gone through the EQUIS re-accreditation process. Their achievement illustrates their commitment to the continuous improvement in areas such as research, innovation, internationalisation and impact. We are happy to accompany them on their journey towards excellence."

EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality improvement process, benchmarking the School against a set of international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, and foremost, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as corporate engagement.

There are currently no substitutes for such an in-depth assessment of quality. EQUIS has now accredited 176 schools across 42 countries.


We are happy to inform you that summer at ERIM begins with seven short summer school courses. Registration is now open!

These advanced doctoral-level courses are open to graduate students (Research Master and PhD), researchers and professionals within and beyond the Netherlands, who want to improve their data analysis skills or competences in the specific field of knowledge.

Please note that the number of participants per course is limited, therefore we advise you to register as soon as possible.

Within the ERIM Summer School 2018, you can choose from the following courses:

Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Modeling
By Dr Ioannis Evangelidis, 18 & 19 June 2018

In this course you will learn how to conduct and interpret the results of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analyses. Mediation describes the case where an independent variable X influences another variable M, which then influences the dependent variable Y. Moderation describes the case where the effect of the X on Y changes across different levels of another variable W. Conditional process models combine mediation with moderation. This course is targeted to any person doing social science research that wants to learn how to test for mediation and moderation in his or her data.

Topics in FinTech
By Professor David Yermack, 20 to 22 June 2018

This course acquaints students with the fundamentals of blockchains, digital currency, smart contracts, and other important FinTech topics, while providing an overview of the new academic literature in this area. The importance of ideas such as crowdfunding, decentralized governance, and disintermediation will receive special attention.

Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
By Dr Richard E. Ocejo, 26 to 28 June 2018

This course provides an overview of qualitative approaches to research. It shows students how qualitative researchers design their projects and some of the common issues they face. Based on in-depth readings of the instructor’s work and that of many others, topics will include asking research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and handling theory, among many others. In addition to regular discussion of the material, students will be required to consider qualitative approaches to their own research interests.

PSM Summer School: Theories for Purchasing and Supply Management Research
By Professor Finn Wynstra, 26 to 29 June 2018

Since its emergence in the 1960s, Purchasing and Supply Management research has developed as a multi-disciplinary field. Young scholars in this field would therefore benefit from a broad review of the (classical) management theories suited for studying PSM research questions. Each of the six interactive lectures in this course will be hosted by a different faculty member, from either the PSM field or a contributing discipline such as Strategy & Organisation, Marketing or Operations Management.

Financial intermediation, systemic risk and financial cycles
By Dr Mathias Drehmann, 28 & 29 June 2018

Why are banks and financial institutions regulated? Why has the focus shifted to systemic risk? What is the financial cycle and how does it interact with the business cycle? This course discusses the main issues highlighted in the theoretical literature, reviews whether these are empirical relevant and draws the link to policy actions.

Necessary Condition Analysis: Theory and Practice
By Professor Jan Dul, 2 July 2018

Necessary (but not sufficient) conditions are widespread in real life and therefore relevant to various research areas, such as management, business research, sociology, and psychology. But until recently no technique was available to identify necessary conditions in datasets. Traditional (regression based) data analysis techniques fail to do so, even though they are frequently applied for exactly that matter. Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) is a new technique that can do the job (Dul 2016).

Panel Data Econometrics: Theory and Practice
By Professor Marno Verbeek, 4 to 6 July 2018

The use of panel data models is wide spread in many fields. This course will provide you with an intuitive and practical introduction into the econometrics of panel data. How do you exploit the benefits of panel data in empirical work? How do you avoid the pitfalls, and how do you address the additional complexities of having multi-dimensional data? How do you make sure inferences are valid? The course will combine theoretical sessions in the morning with practical sessions based on Stata in the afternoon.


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