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Entrepreneurship, Responsible Management, and Economic Development – Cairo, Egypt, March 15-20th, 2016

CYRUS Institute of Knowledge (CIK), Cambridge, MA, USA and the School of Business, The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt invite you to participate in the joint School of Business-CIK 2016 Conference. We welcome participation of faculty, students, policy makers, business community, civil society, and regional development leaders. The list of conference co-sponsoring international institutions are below.

Conference Date: March 15-17th, 2016
Workshops: March, 18-20, 2016
Location: The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Extended Deadline to Submit Abstract: January 15th, 2016


Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit an Abstract for an in-person paper presentation and workshop related to the conference theme and preferred topics of interest listed below. Abstracts should be about 500 words and include a specific research question (aims and objectives), methodological approach, and results. Proposals submitted will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings in electronic format. The best papers will be double-blind reviewed for possible publication in the CIK Electronic Journal, the CYRUS Chronicle. Full paper submission is optional for the conference.

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: https://www.cyrusik.org/conference2016/registration.

Preferred Topics are:
Entrepreneurship, Family-owned Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Innovation, Responsible Management, Corporate Governance, Economic Development, Sustainability, and Leadership. The workshops objectives are to provide practical implications for teaching, research, and public policies.

For additional inquiry about the conference please contact us at: CIK2016@aucegypt.edu or Contact@Cyrusik.org. For additional information about CIK and AUC-School of Business please visit:https://www.cyrusik.org/, http://www.aucegypt.edu/business/pages, respectively.

Conference Co – chairs
Dr. Nader Asgary, President of CIK and Professor of Management and Economics, Bentley University, Waltham MA, USA,
Dr. Tarek Hatem, head of Entrepreneurship and leadership unit and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Academic Committee

Dr. Samer Atallah, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business, The American University in Cairo,
Dr. Nizar Becheikh, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt,
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 of International Business department, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire University, USA.

The conference co-sponsoring international institutions are:

  • Bentley University – USA
  • Southern New Hampshire University – USA
  • Suffolk University – USA
  • University of Stellenbosch – Bellville Park Campus – South Africa 
  • Uninove University (São Paulo) – Brazil  

Photo of the Campus of The American University in Cairo