Journal for Global Business Advancement

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Zafar U. Ahmed
ISSN online: 1746-9678
ISSN print: 1746-966X
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JGBA aims to advance contemporary research in the field of global business from the standpoint of both western and emerging countries vigorously participating in the globalised world. It wishes to act as a global platform for the pursuance of dialogue between different countries at dissimilar stages of economic development. JGBA intends to inspire both new and expert researchers to submit their empirical, conceptual and applied papers and case studies for publication.


 Topics covered include

  • Political economy, trade, economic development, finance, macro/microeconomics
  • Real estate, banking, accounting, taxation, commercial law
  • Exporting and market entry, FDI, strategic alliances/networks, M&As
  • Global brands from developing countries, global outsourcing
  • Business education/training, HRM
  • Tourism/hospitality, cross-cultural/supply chain management
  • Technologies and e-commerce
  • Marketing research, consumer behaviour
  • Industrial, B2B, relationship marketing
  • Small business development, nonprofit organisations
  • Transition economies, globalisation, regionalisation
  • Environmental marketing, ethics, social responsibility
  • Strategic/healthcare/information management
  • Religion, terrorism, war and business

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The objectives of JGBA are to provide a global platform to facilitate communication between policy makers, government officials, academics, scholars, consultants, professionals working for multinational corporations, international civil servants, and entrepreneurs. JGBA wishes to provide a global platform to overcome cultural, national, ethnic, religious, economic barriers, and political boundaries, and meet the needs of accelerated economic and social change occurring in variety of countries participating in the global economy.


JGBA provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, scholars, policy makers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and international civil servants working in the field of global business to disseminate information and to learn from each other’s work.


JGBA publishes original papers, review papers, dissertation abstracts, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special issues devoted to important topics in Global Business will be published time to time.



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Editor in Chief

  • Ahmed, Zafar U., Academy for Global Business Advancement, USA

      Deputy Editor

      • Khatibi, Ali, Management and Science University, Malaysia


      • Frankwick, Gary L., University of Texas at El Paso, USA

      Managing Editor

      • Al-Kwifi, Osama Sam, Qatar University, Qatar

      Associate Editor

      • Grosse, Robert, Arizona State University, USA

      Editorial Board Members

      • Ahmed, Irfan, Sam Houston State University, USA
      • Ali, Yunus, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
      • Al-Shammari, Minwir, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
      • Anwar, Syed Aziz, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates
      • Barai, Munim Kumar, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
      • Becker, Kip, Boston University, USA
      • Bhardwaj, Broto Rauth, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India
      • Bhuian, Shahid N., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
      • Chawla, Arvinder Singh, Punjabi University , India
      • Cobanoglu, Cihan, University of South Florida, USA
      • Colak, Mustafa, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey
      • Elkrghli, Sabri, Libyan International Medical University, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
      • Farha, Allam K. Abu, Qatar University, Qatar
      • Hassi, Abderrahman, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
      • He, Xiaohong, Quinnipiac University, USA
      • Hinck, Wolfgang, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
      • Hosseini, Ahmad, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria
      • Humphreys, John H., Texas A&M University at Commerce, USA
      • Husain, Zafar, Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
      • Ibrahim, Abdul Razak, Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA, Malaysia
      • Ibrahim, Daing Nasir, University of Malaysia Pahang, Saudi Arabia
      • Johnson, James P., Rollins College, USA
      • Joonas, Kishwar, Prairie View A&M University, USA
      • Josiam, Bharath M., University of North Texas, USA
      • Julian, Craig C., Southern Cross University, Australia
      • Kassim, Norizan, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      • Khakhar, Priyan, Haigazian University, Lebanon
      • Khan, Bilal Mustafa, Aligarh Muslim University, India
      • Lascu, Dana-Nicoleta, University of Richmond, USA
      • Maamari, Bassem, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
      • McArthur, David N., Utah Valley University, USA
      • Mohamad, Osman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
      • Mohamed, Badaruddin, University of Science Malaysia, Malaysia
      • Mohamed, Mohd Zain, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      • Mohamed, Zainal Abidin, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia
      • Mujtaba, Bahaudin G., Nova Southeastern University, USA
      • Mukherjee, Avinandan (Avi), Clayton State University, USA
      • Munoz, J. Mark, Millikin University, USA
      • Natarajan, Vivek S., Lamar University, USA
      • Raina, Roshan, J.K. Lakshmipat University, India
      • Rana, Sudhir, Fortune Institute of International Business, India
      • Rasheed, Abdul A., University Texas at Arlington, USA
      • Sagafi-nejad, Tagi, Loyola University Maryland, USA
      • Sohail, Mohammad Sadiq, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
      • Talukdar, Asim, O. P. Jindal Global University, India
      • Teagarden, Mary, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
      • Tian, Xiaowen, Murdoch University, Australia
      • Uniyal, Dwarika Prasad, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, India
      • Uppal, Nishant, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India
      • Varadarajan, Rajan, Texas A&M University, USA
      • Vrontis, Demetris, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
      • Werker, Eric, Simon Fraser University, Canada
      • Wiedmann, Klaus-Peter, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
      • Wolfs, Bert, Swiss Business School, Switzerland
      • Wright, Norman, Utah Valley University, USA
      • Yazdifar, Hassan, University of Salford, UK


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