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.

2021 ARBS

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

Paper Submissions

Abstracts and short paper submissions are due January 15, 2021. Submissions are encouraged from scholars who use different theoretical and empirical approaches to deliver the latest research results in different business fields (e.g., Accounting, Data Analytics, Business Education, Computer Information Systems, Communication, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, Risk Management, Insurance, International Business, Technology, Business Law, Sports Management, Project Management, and similar disciplines). Review the call for papers.

Conference Committee

Eastern Kentucky University - Kristen Wilson (Conference Chair) 
Appalachian State University - Lakshmi Iyer 
East Tennessee State University - Prasun Bhattacharjee 
Marshall University -Monica Wei 
Radford University - Benjamin Thomas
Western Carolina University - Steve Ha 

Past Events

1-page Schedule

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.