Weather notwithstanding, the Advances in Business Research (ABR) Symposium, which took place Nov. 11-12, 2019, on the UAFS campus, went off without a hitch, according to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Business faculty member and event coordinator Dr. Mohamed Zainuba. Participants were greeted with unseasonably cold weather during the event, but this didn’t seem to diminish their enthusiasm.
The theme of this symposium was sponsored by the UAFS College of Business. The event took place in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
Dr. Zainuba stated that the symposium “was a great opportunity for academic and non-academic professionals and our students to hear presentations of current research in business and to discuss these with other participants”.
Zainuba also noted that there were 26 presentations during the two-day program, which brought participants from Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia to Fort Smith.
Dr. Ashok Subramanian, dean of the College of Business, was pleased with the symposium launch, noting that while the event was modest in terms of number of participants, “the variety and quality of presentations offered resulted in an informative and enjoyable experience for participants.”
The symposium is tentatively scheduled for next year at Tarleton State University.
The Advances in Business Research Symposium was a result of a 2018 partnership agreement between Tarleton State University College of Business Administration, a member institution in the Texas A&M University System, and the UAFS College of Business. In addition to the symposium, the partnership includes publication of the online journal "Advances in Business Research," which was published by the UAFS COB from 2010-2017.