It is our pleasure to edit this special issue of Journal of Management Research putting together the accepted papers that were presented at the Global Conference on Business and Social Science held on 15th and 16th of December 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
GCBSS2014 received a large number of abstracts for presentations, many of which were of a high quality. As a result, the selection panel had to make decisions with a considerable care. We are grateful to the authors for their enthusiasm, and to the reviewers for their painstaking work. Some of the accepted papers were selected for publication in the Global Journal of Business & Social Science Review, an internationally refereed journal published by the Global Academy of Training & Research, the leading organizer of this conference.
The Conference provided a platform for sharing valuable ideas and inspiring research outcomes of the academics from different countries, including the USA, UK, Australia, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Poland, Malaysia, Iran, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the UAE. It was also attended by two prominent keynote speakers: Professor Danture Wickramasinghe, University of Glasgow, UK and Professor Gabriël A Moens, Curtin University, Australia – we are grateful to them for their invaluable contribution.
We hope this conference will contribute to a meaningful paradigm shift in business and social science research, in general, and the delegates’ career development, in particular.
Finally, we would like to thank everybody who cooperated in many ways to the success of the conference, especially to session chairs and the members of the organizing committee.
Professor Dr. Danture Wickramasinghe, Professor of Accounting & Finance, University of Glasgow, UK
Professor Dr. Nadir Ali Kolachi, Professor of Management & HRD, Skyline University, University City of Sharjah, UAE
Dr. Kashan Pirzada*, CEO & Founder, Global Academy of Training & Research (GATR Enterprise), Malaysia.
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