Dear Colleagues,

The Twenty Sixth World Business Congress of The International Management Development Association (IMDA) devoted to "From Globalization to Regionalization and Localization: Institutions, Processes, Policies, and Strategies" will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from May 19th through 23rd, 2017 in cooperation with Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with a number of Kyrgyz private and public sector agencies. Scholarly papers, panel/special session proposals, and case study exercises for presentation and subsequent publication in the award winning refereed Congress Proceedings in a book and CD formats are invited. All of the accepted papers are published in the Association's publication of Advances in Global Business. It is cited in Reuter's Web of Science Social Sciences Citation Index Congress Proceedings. In addition to sharing scholarship regarding global business issues, the Congress is designed to offer an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and exchange of information and ideas on a variety of global business topics.

The call for papers is found in the Association's website. Please note that the paper submission deadline is March 15th, 2017 though earlier submissions most welcome. The manuscripts should be submitted to the appropriate track co-chairs according to the outline suggested in the Congress Call for Papers.

For more information about the Congress, visit the Association's Web site at

Any specific Congress related questions should be directed to Congress Program Chair Dr. Erdener Kaynak at [log in to unmask]

Best regards,

Erdener Kaynak, Ph.D.; D.Sc.
Congress Program Chair

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