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Call for Chapters: Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013
Full Chapters Due: March 15, 2014

For release in the Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series 
The Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series is a timely series responding to the high demand for state-of-the-art research on how business strategies are created, implemented and re-designed to meet the demands of globalized competitive markets. With a focus on local and global challenges, business opportunities and the needs of society, the ABSCA encourages scientific discourse on doing business and managing information technologies for the creation of sustainable competitive advantage. 

Economic growth is one of the principal objectives of the developing world. The major precondition for attaining this goal, however, is the availability of infrastructure in the economy, both in passable quantity and quality. Infrastructure is considered as the wheel, if not the engine, of development. The deficiency of infrastructure will certainly hamper not only economic growth but also affect different facets of development like a country’s economy, social security as a whole, and sustainable economic growth, as well as business environments. In most developing countries (including India), the status of infrastructure (in all respects like market condition, banking, agriculture, power sectors, roads, service sectors, etc.) is low as compared to the needs of the respective countries. While the demand of infrastructure is growing at a much faster rate, supply is more or less stagnant. This is mostly due to the rapid urbanization and globalization taking place across the world. The major reason for this gap is the non-availability of finance or a proper method of sanctioning project layout for proper business infrastructure. Lots of projects are either works in progress or in the queue. Within this context. the private sector is expected to provide the necessary investment through privatization and PPP schemes. Sustainable economic growth also depends on the maximum utilization of scarce resources in an efficient way. Probably, capital is one of the scarcest resources that aid the sustainable economic growth of any country. Recent developments in finance help in various ways to keep the progress of economic growth of a country. Besides this, modern financial management plays a significant role in financial decision-making and policy to enhance the economic prosperity of a country. In fact, for any developing country, the question of proper allocation of capital and the matter of designing appropriate strategies for improving overall welfare of the economy is of utmost importance. 

In this backdrop, the book will focus on some of the most important contemporary issues in finance like corporate governance, risk analysis, strategic financial management, etc. Recent developments in finance are anticipated to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and increase quality of work life in the country. 
Recommended Topics
On the basis of the above proposed title, we‘ll include some sub-themes and call for invitation for Book Chapter from potential Authors/Researchers/Professionals/Academicians to contribute their Research Papers/Case Studies/Empirical Research in any one of the sections mentioned below: 

  • Service Marketing
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Service Sector Infrastructure and International Trade in Services
  • Economic Laws: Influences over Industry and Commerce and Reforms
  • Service Marketing Issues, Tourism Infrastructure
  • Political & Economic Governance and Business World

  • Corporate Governance
  • Issues in Strategic Financial Management
  • Risk Analysis in Modern Finance
  • Recent Developments in Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting

  • Information & Communication Infrastructure: Influences over Corporate Management
  • Technology Management Infrastructure
  • E-business, E-governance
  • Cyber Law

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 15, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher please visit www.igi-global.com

Important Dates
November 15, 2013 Proposal Submission Deadline
March 15, 2014 Full Chapter Submission
May 15, 2014 Review Results to Authors
June 15, 2014 Revised Chapter Submission
June 30, 2014 Final Acceptance Notifications
July 15, 2014

Submission of Final Chapters

Nilanjan Ray 

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