The Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) Conference is one of Canada’s longest running academic business conferences which attracts about 100 academics annually from institutions from the East Coast, across Canada and internationally.
ASB encourages submission in a diversity of functional areas related to business administration, including (but not limited to) Finance, Accounting, Business & Organization History, Leadership, Marketing, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Management Education, Organizational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship, Tourism, and more. The venue is sympathetic to research from a variety of philosophical traditions, including but not limited to positivist (mainstream), critical, postmodern, poststructural, postcolonial, or feminist. Above all, the ASB conference heartily welcomes scholarly submissions that are in various stages of development, whether in early or later stages of formulation.
The conference typically takes place over three days during a latter weekend of September. The Friday afternoon is usually devoted to a doctoral consortium or professional development workshop, with the evening dedicated to a welcome reception at the hosting university. Saturday and Sunday are reserved for scholarly paper presentations, keynote speakers and symposia. A banquet dinner including an awards reception takes place on the Saturday evening. Individual awards are given for Best Overall Conference Paper, and Best Student Paper. Institutional awards include the Research Excellence Award and a Best Overall Performance Award allocated to deserving universities.
Those who attend ASB for the first time consistently describe it as welcoming, unique, and fun. Please consider submitting to this developmental and friendly venue!
The ASB Executive was established by the Deans/Directors of the Atlantic Schools of Business at a meeting held at the 2004 ASB conference. The goal of the Deans was to provide a structure that would enhance the role of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference both regionally and nationally. Continuity between conferences was seen as critical to achieve this and so the ASB Executive was formed.
The activities of the executive are designed to enhance the long term health and scholarly prospects of the Atlantic Schools of Business conference. To do this the executive is taking steps to foster a sense of organization and continuity through an increased presence and visibility between the annual conferences. This website is one of the ways we hope to meet this goal. The executive is putting processes in place to maintain the ASB conference organizational memory in order to support the ASB overall as well as facilitate the conduct of future conferences. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is through the authoring of a history of the ASB, and through the design and implementation of a searchable archive of materials and proceedings associated with the ASB conferences to be made available soon on this website.
In addition, the executive is identifying and recruiting university sponsors/hosts for our future conferences and will work closely with them to develop and promote these conferences; providing as much assistance as possible (or as required) throughout the year leading up to the conference itself. If you are interested in hosting ASB in a future year, please express your interest to our executive director, Dr. Gabrielle Durepos.