The 9th International Conference on Business Anthropology
The 9th International Conference on Business Anthropology (ICBA) will be held in Hohhot, China on July 10-11, 2020. The conference will be hosted by Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics and will be co-sponsored by the following partners: Economy and Management Publishing House, Huaihua University, North American Business Press.

​​Conference Theme:
The theme of the conference is Business Administration and Anthropology. The goal of the conference is to explore new ways in which anthropological theories and research methods can contribute and promote innovative ways of thinking, creative products, and useful services in the business world, and to bridge the academic world and business practitioners. 

The topics include, but are not limited to, general business anthropology theories and methods, management, marketing, consumer behavior, product design and development, knowledge management and competitive intelligence, human resources management, hotel and restaurant, tourism industry, international business, cross-cultural and diversity management, business ethnography or case studies, education of anthropology in business and business schools, corporate social responsibility in the Economic Corridor of China, Russia and Mongolia, green supply chain management in the Belt and Road Initiative, OFDI to countries along the B&R etc.

We therefore invite you to be part of this rare opportunity by organizing panels or presenting papers at this conference. To submit a panel proposal, please fill out this panel proposal form . A panel proposal should have 3-6 participants. To submit a paper proposal, please fill out this paper proposal form . Individual papers will be later organized into appropriate panels.

The call for abstracts for panels and individual papers will be closed on 15 March 2020 so you have time to invite colleagues from around the world to join you. The conference committee will review and notify the author(s) of the results by April 15, 2020. Once the abstracts are accepted, the authors are expected to submit their final edited papers by June 15, 2020.

Feel free to visit the 9th ICBA convention website to learn more or to contact the coordinators. If you have any questions, please leave your questions on the website or contact by email: [email protected]

Dr. Gang Wang
Convener – 9th ICBA Hohhot                                                                                          

The International Conference on Business Anthropology                                                        
Director and Chair Professor                                                                                                                                       
Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics                          
Economy and Management Publishing House                                 
Huaihua University                                                        
North American Business Press                                             
Email:[email protected]