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Diversity and Management

2018 | Université de Moncton

The 48th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference is being hosted this year by the Faculty of Administration of the Université de Moncton (Moncton, NB) from Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Diversity and Management.” The new political, geographical, economic, social and cultural realities are driving today's businesses to integrate diversity management into their daily behavior. While companies have long been aware of the challenges of intercultural management, they are now focusing on the issue of diversity management. Diversity, perceived as the character of what is diverse and varied, integrates several dimensions (diversity of ethnic, social, cultural, religious, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.).

In the current context, diversity has become a part of the strategy of many large companies, judging by their views on this topic. It is also perceived by some governments as a tool for a broader societal policy on equal opportunities and equal treatment. The common denominator of diversity management is based on the assumption that differences, whatever they may be, can be both a resource and an indispensable asset for organizational performance. With this theme, we hope to encourage submissions representing interdisciplinary work that combine functional aspects of management research in synergy with other academic fields.

As in previous years, submissions (in French and in English) for conference proceedings and presentations or development sessions are welcome both in the conference theme and in the other divisions.

In addition, this year's symposiums and workshops program includes:

  • A symposium on corporate governance

  • A symposium on the management of cooperative organizations

  • A panel of the Canadian Business History Association

Submissions should be sent by email directly to the chair of the symposium or workshop division by September 15, 2018.

Please use the email with subject ASB submission and refer to the guide at for the submission format.

In order to allow for a diversity of contributions, the conference will accept full and short (working and extended abstract) research papers.

  • Full papers must be no longer than fifteen pages, including all additional material such as references, appendices, and figures.

  • Short papers (previously working papers or extended abstracts) must be no longer than five pages.

For more information: Register at to receive monthly update emails, including registration and hosting information.

Important Dates


Registration & Important Dates

September 15

Deadline for receipt of paper and symposium submissions

September 28

Start of 48th ASB Conference

September 30

Close of Conference

Companion Rate
Symposium Only
Students & Retired Faculty


Dr. Alidou Ouedraogo
ASB Conference Chair





Delta Hotels Beausejour



Le Château Moncton



Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Michel Cormier

Executive Director, News and Current Affairs 
Société Radio-Canada

In thirty-five years of journalism, Michel Cormier has been a correspondent for the CBC and Radio-Canada in Ottawa, bureau chief at the Quebec National Assembly, correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Beijing. Before taking over as Executive Director of News and Current Affairs for Radio-Canada in Montreal, Michel Cormier was briefly director of Radio-Canada Acadie. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and a master's degree in Political Science from Université Laval. He is the author of five books, three of which are about his experiences as correspondent. “La Russie des illusions” was finalist for the Governor General Award. His most recent, “Les révolutions inachevées”, focuses on the aftermath of 9/11 in Europe and the Middle East. Michel Cormier teaches journalistic ethics at Université de Montréal.

En trente-cinq ans de journalisme, Michel Cormier a été correspondant de la CBC et de Radio-Canada à Ottawa, chef de bureau à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, correspondant à Moscou, Paris et Beijing. Avant de prendre la direction générale de l'information de Radio-Canada à Montréal, Michel Cormier a été brièvement directeur de Radio-Canada Acadie. Il détient un baccalauréat en journalisme de l'Université Carleton et une maîtrise en science politique de l'Université Laval. Il est l'auteur de cinq livres, dont trois sur ses expériences de correspondant. « La Russie des illusions » a été finaliste pour le Prix du Gouverneur général. Son plus récent, « Les révolutions inachevées », porte sur les suites des attentats du 11 septembre en Europe et au Moyen-Orient. Michel Cormier enseigne la déontologie journalistique à l'Université de Montréal.

Track Chairs

Track Chairs

Program & Proceedings



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