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The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in its upcoming 5th International conference Entitled: “Entrepreneurship, Responsible Leadership, and Economic Development.” The conference is co-sponsored by, Bentley University, Iranian Studies Group at MIT, Southern New Hampshire University, Suffolk University, University of Rhode Island, and Uninove University, Brazil.

Date: April 14-16th, 2017

Location: MIT Campus (Tang Center), Cambridge, MA 02139

Extended Deadline for Submitting Abstract: March 15th, 2017

Scholars and practitioners are invited to Submit A Proposal, half page abstract, for an interactive paper presentation session that reflects different perspectives across disciplines. We also encourage participants to submit a proposal to run a session with selected participants. To submit a proposal and for additional information please check the CIK website: CIK website.

We welcome participation from public and private sectors to attend the conference. Participants will find presentations enlightening and enrich their personal and professional life. Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for networking. To register please check CIK website.

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.  The accepted abstracts and papers will be published in the online Conference Proceedings.  Due date to submit your paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings is March 15th, 2017.   Format your paper according to the guidelines HERE. A selected number of best papers will be given priority for review and possible publication in the Electronic Journal of CIK, Cyrus Chronicle Journal (CCJ).   To view and cite the CCJ papers click herefor the 2016 CIK – AUC Conference Proceedings click hereand for CIK – AUC Abstracts click here.

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 Science; etc.

CIK flagship journal, the Cyrus Chronicle Journal, leadership is organizing workshop sessions in which young scholars from the region are brought together with senior scholars. Young scholars present their ongoing research at the workshop, and senior scholars provide feedback and help the research agenda of young scholars, with the aim of producing publishable articles. This activity will be conducted face-to-face and virtual.

Conference Executive Committee

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

Dr. Tarek Hatem – Head of Entrepreneurship and Leadership unit and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt,

Mr. Poorya Hosseini – Doctoral Candidate and President of Iranian Studies Group (ISG) at MIT

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 Interim Dean of the School of Business, Southern New Hampshire University.

The conference cosponsoring international institutions:

Bentley University – USARadcliff

Iranian Studies Group (ISG) at MIT – USA

Southern New Hampshire University – USA

Suffolk University – USA

University of Rhode Island – USA

Uninove University (São Paulo) – Brazil