Call for Papers

Dear All,

The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in an upcoming conference Entitled: West-Meets-East: Exploring Sustainable Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. The conference is co-sponsored by Bentley University, Hult International Business School, Southern New Hampshire University, and Suffolk University.

Date: January 9-11th, 2014

Location: Hult International Business School Campus-Internet City, Dubai, UAE

The Final Extended Deadline to Submit Abstract: Dec. 1, 2013

Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal (http://cyrusik.org/callforpaperssubmission) for an interactive paper presentation session that reflect different perspectives across disciplines. We also encourage participants to submit a proposal to run a session with selected participants. For additional information please check the CYRUS website: http://cyrusik.org

We welcome participation from public and private sectors to attend the conference. Participants will find presentations enlightening and enriching their personal and professional life. Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for networking. To register for the conference please check: http://cyrusik.org/conference/jan-2014-conference/registration.

We welcome submissions that represent various business disciplines, economic development, and cultural issues. We are interested in examining challenges and opportunities related to the issues listed below. All studies that consider the effects of globalization on the target geographic regions are welcome.

All submitted proposals will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee and referees. An electronic proceeding for all accepted proposals will be generated. A selected number of best papers will be published in the Electronic Journal of CIK. The last extended deadline to submit your half page abstract is Dec. 1, 2013.

Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an in-person paper presentation and interactive session, that reflects different perspectives across disciplines. We also encourage participants to submit a proposal to run a session with selected participants.

Preferred Topics of Interest

Entrepreneurship; Innovation and Development; Business Development and Governance; Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; leadership and Cultural Characteristics; Women and Business Development; Higher Education Institutions; Ethics and social Responsibility; Institution and Development; Organization and Cultural Issues.

General Topics

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Information and Communication Technology; International Business and Cultural Issues; International Economics, International Finance; Marketing; Project Management; Statistics; Strategy; Decision Sciences, etc.

Conference Executive Committee

Dr. Nader Asgary- President of CIK and Professor of Management and Economics, Bentley University

Dr. Gabrielle Bedewi- Member of Board of Director of CIK and Former Global Demography and Segmentation, Leader, Nielsen Measurement Sciences/Population Centre of Innovation,

Dr. Shariar Khaksari- Member of Board of Director of CIK and Professor of Finance, Suffolk University,

Dr. Massood Samii- Member of Board of Director of CIK and Professor and Chairman of International Business department, Southern New Hampshire University