Appalachian Research in Business Symposium

The Appalachian Research in Business Symposium provides an opportunity for the business faculty of universities in the Appalachian region to share current research interests and outcomes.

Past Events

ARBS 2021

ARBS 2021 was hosted by Eastern Kentucky University's School of Business and held virtually on March 26, 2021.  View the ARBS 2021 conference website.

ARBS 2020

ARBS 2020 was hosted by Eastern Kentucky University's School of Business and held virtually on March 26-27, 2020.  View the ARBS 2020 conference website.

ARBS 2019

ARBS 2019 was hosted by Western Carolina University's School of Business and held in person on March 28-29, 2019.  View the ARBS 2019 conference website.

ARBS 2018

ARBS 2018 was hosted by East Tennessee State University's School of Business and held in person on March 22-23, 2018.  View the ARBS 2018 conference website.

ARBS at AppState

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Appalachian State University last hosted ARBS in 2017.

The Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) was held on the campus of Appalachian State University March 30-31, 2017. More than 100 business faculty members from Appalachian, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee State University and Western Carolina came together to share current research interests and outcomes. Research was presented from a variety of business disciplines including accounting, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing and supply chain management. The 2017 conference included a reception for participants on Thursday, March 30 and conference proceedings and a keynote address on Friday, March 31. The ARBS keynote featured Dr. John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo. His talk, Optimism on Growth on the Basis of Thoughtful Stimulus, was sponsored by the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series.