Keynote Speakers for ICBER 2018

Prof. Basu D. Sharma
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Basu D. Sharma, Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Canada since 1985, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in U.S.A. He has held appointments at the National University of Singapore, Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu, Nepal), and University of Saskatchewan. He has been a consultant for the International Labour Organization, the Singapore National Employers Federation, and the Singapore Institute of Labour. He has held the position of president of the Atlantic Schools of Business Society thrice-in 2005, 2006 and 2016. He has served the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the flagship association of the profession, at different times in different capacities such as member of the Executive, Awards Chair, division Chair for Management Education division, and for International Business division as recently as 2018. Dr. Sharma is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative International Management. And he has been or was on the editorial boards of many academic journals including: the Journal of Management, the International Journal of Management Literature, Labour and Management in Development, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Workplace Review, and Transnational Corporations Review. Professor Sharma's wide-ranging research interests include: human development, foreign capital resources and developing countries, comparative-international employment relations; executive compensation in international context; and cross-cultural negotiation. He has published papers in a variety of academic journals such as Applied Economics, ASEAN Economic Bulletin , Asian Economies, Asian Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Economics Letter, Euro-Asia Business Review, Industrielle Beziehungen, Industrial Relations, Journal of Labour Research, Journal of Asian Business, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Total Quality Management Journal. He has contributed chapters to more than a dozen edited volumes. He is the author of Aspects of Industrial Relations in ASEAN-also translated into Japanese by Professor Kagawa and published in Japan by Doshisha University in Tokyo.

Assoc. Prof. Tao Zeng
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr. Tao Zeng is an associate professor with supervision status for Master and Ph.D. students at Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. She has many publications in academic journals including Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Canadian Tax Journal, Asian Review of Accounting, etc. She is an Academic Editor of British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade.

Assoc. Prof. Bixia Xu
Wilfried Laurier University, Canada

Dr. Xu obtains her Ph.D. from Concordia University in 2012. Her research interests are in the fields of R&D investments, stock valuation, corporate disclosure, corporate social responsibilities and information science. She has publications in number of journals including a couple of top journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of Business Research. Her teaching focuses on financial accounting theory, advanced financial reporting and management accounting.


Invited Speakers for ICBER 2018

Assof. Prof. Jasmeet Lamba
O P Jindal Global University, India

Dr. Jasmeet Kaur is a doctorate and a mastered professional with more than 10 years of experience in Economics Teaching and Econometric Research Analysis. She is excellent in teaching Managerial Economics, International Economics, Development Economics and International Linkages of Trade and Operations. She has deft in conducting research on Economic Development and Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Foreign Direct Investment, Behavioral Economics and Environmental Issues. Dr Jasmeet has presented research papers at various national and international Conferences in India and abroad and has publications in prestigious peer reviewed academic journals. She is trained in the use and analysis of data on software’s like SPSS, EVIEWS AND R and interpret results there on. She has been honored as a Chairperson of a Session in IJAS Conference, Harvard University in 2013 and an invited Researcher & Visiting Lecturer with Telecom Ecole de Management, France. She’s an experienced professor with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Coaching, Economic Research, and Statistical Modeling.


Keynote Speakers at ICBER History

Prof. Donald Chang
Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA

Prof. Shaofeng Liu
Plymouth University, UK

Prof. Tania Cremonini de Araújo-Jorge
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

Prof. Edmund A. Marek
University of Oklahoma, USA

Prof. Patrick Letouze
Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil

Prof.  Ruth Alas
Estonian Business School, Estonia

Prof. James K. Ho
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Assoc. Prof. Nigel Finch
The University of Sydney, Australia