1st Gadjah Mada International Conference on Islamic Business Research (GAMA ICIBR) call for paper on the theme "Better Thinking and Better Understanding of the Islamic Business Environment to Enhance Social Welfare".

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Scientific Approaches to Islamic Business
    • Islam and the marketing science
    • Research methods for Islamic marketing
    • Islam and human resource management
    • Research methods for Islamic human resource management
  • Issues Related to Islam and Marketing
    • Islamic perspectives on marketing
    • Islamic marketing mix
    • Islamic branding and positioning
    • Islamic market segmentation
    • Internet marketing
    • Marketing and the social media
    • International marketing
    • Advertising and marketing communications
    • The behavior of youth and middle class consumers
  • Issues Related to Islam and Human Resources
    • Human resource management from an Islamic perspective
    • Islam and human resource development
    • Islam and organizational culture
    • Industrial relations and employee engagement
    • Learning organization
    • Organizational communication
  • Issues Related to Islam and Operation Management
    • Operation management from an Islamic perspective
    • How Islam affects planning, operating and controlling of production
    • Sustainability and performance measurement
    • Standardization, quality and productivity
    • Efficient delivery of goods and services: Case studies
    • Technology and supply chain management
    • Behavioral operation management
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
    • Shariah compliance concepts in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry
    • The competitiveness of shariah-compliant travel, tourism and hospitality industry
    • Shariah-compliant travel, tourism and hospitality industry: Case studies
    • Hajj and umroh (pilgrimage) related business activities
  • Foods, Drinks and Pharmaceuticals
    • Emerging halal market for food, drink and pharmaceutical ingredients
    • Halal market and the opportunity for logistics industry
    • Halal supply chain management systems
    • Issuess related to food, drink and pharmaceutical halal certification
    • International halal standardization
    • Economic, social and moral implications of halal
  • Fashion, Clothing and Lifestyle
    • Shariah compliance concepts in fashion and clothing industry
    • Fashion and clothing design startup and operation: Case studies
    • Economic, social and moral implications of hijab
    • Islamic lifestyle and the role of the media
    • Islam and entertainment industry
  • Business Entities and Organization
    • Good corporate governance from an Islamic perspective
    • Best practices of Islamic corporate governance
    • Role of shariah boards in business organizations
    • Accounting and auditing from an Islamic perspective
    • The economics of corporate social responsibility
    • Value creation versus profit maximization in business
    • Islamic philanthropy and Islamic philanthropy organizations
  • Creative Economy
    • Islamic perspectives on creative economy
    • Creative economy in a knowledge based economy
    • Development of creative economy: Case studies
  • Entrepreneurship and the SMEs
    • Entrepreneurship development from an Islamic perspective
    • Female participation in entrepreneurship, professional fields and workforce
    • The development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Shariah and Legal Issues
    • Shariah and legal issues in Islamic business and finance

Important dates:

  • Deadline abstract submission: February 6, 2016
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: February 13, 2016
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: March 19, 2016
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 26, 2016
  • Conference: May 12, 2016

Submission Guideline:

  • Prospective participants, either an individual or individuals, may submit one or more separate abstracts and papers, provided they understand that 1st Gama ICIED participation policies prohibit more than one-sole authored presentation and no more than three coauthored presentations on the final program.
  • To be accepted, all abstracts and papers must be written either in English, Arabic or Bahasa Indonesia. The abstracts should be 100-150 words, with minimum use of acronyms, abbreviations or references in it. Papers that are of original works should be 15-25 pages (including tables and references), typed single spaced in MsWord format using Times New Roman (normal style and font size 12).
  • Submissions of abstracts and papers are all via online submission system, through http://gamaicibr.feb.ugm.ac.id. To submit or edit an abstract or paper, please login first. For those who are new, a username/password can be obtained by creating an account (please do not forget to tick the role as author).

This event is made by the collaboration of: Faculty of Economics and Business UGM (FEB UGM), School of Graduate Student UGM (SP UGM), Society for the Advance of Islamic Economic Studies (SAIES), and Indonesian Association of Islamic Economists (IAEI). For further information can contact: Akhmad Akbar Susamto, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  http://gamaicibr.feb.ugm.ac.id.