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.
The 2018 Symposium will be hosted on the campus of East Tennessee State University.