AGBA’s 17th Annual World Congress 


on July 2---4, 2020


at the

Biruni University

Zeytinburnu, İstanbul


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Conference Theme

"Business and Entrepreneurship Development

                           in a Globalized and Digitalized Era


Conference Chair

Conference Co-Chair

Conference Co-Chair

Conference Co-Chair


Gary L. Frankwick

Hunt Chair of International Business

University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas,




Mustafa Bayram


Faculty of Engineering

Biruni University

Zeytinburnu, İstanbul





Sanjay Dhir

Department of

Management Studies

Indian Institute of

Technology – Delhi

                New Delhi





Kip Becker


Journal of Transnational Management

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts,





Conference Brief:

The main theme of the conference is "Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized and Digitalized Era”. This conference will feature competitive papers, plenary sessions, case studies, poster presentations, student papers, and panel sessions. Submissions will be subjected to a double-blind review process and will be published in the refereed American conference proceedings (Advances in Global Business Research, ISS# 1549-9332).


Conference Goal:

The primary goal of the conference is to provide a unique global platform to facilitate exchange of leading edge ideas for effective advancement of knowledge in the field of business administration and entrepreneurship, that will be achieved through multi-disciplinary presentations and discussions of current business and entrepreneurship issues in developing and developed countries.


Conference Highlights:

Major highlights of the conference would be:

·         Faculty Development Workshops,

·         Networking between Turkish and global academics,

·         One-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students by globally renowned scholars, and

·         Global Business Forum for global entrepreneurs, investors, traders, importers and exporters. 

Manuscript Submissions:

We welcome submission of manuscripts that address the conference theme as well as all functional areas of business administration. Please submit your manuscripts to our Conference Director/Program Chair at the following address:


Prof. Dr. Dana-Nicoleta Lascu

Professor of Marketing and Associate Editor

Journal of Global Marketing

Department of Marketing

Robins School of Business

University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia


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Manuscript Submissions in Turkish Language:

AGBA also welcomes submission of manuscripts in Turkish language that

address conference theme as well as all functional areas of business

administration. Please submit your manuscripts in Turkish language to our

Turkish Program Chair at the following address:


Dr. Omer F. Genc

Assistant Professor of International Business

Department of Marketing

Williamson College of Business Administration

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio,


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Publication Opportunities:

Best papers presented at our conference will be eligible for publication in Special Issues of the following world class journals after substantial revision(s).


·         Journal for Global Business Advancement (Inderscience --- Scopus indexed)

·         Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (Inderscience – Web of Science, ESCI Indexed)

·         Journal of Business Research (Elsevier --- Thomson Reuters ISI Indexed)

·         Thunderbird International Business Review (John Wiley ---  Thomson Reuters ISI Indexed)

·         International Business Review (Elsevier --- Thomson Reuters ISI Indexed)

·         European Journal of Business (Emerald --- Scopus Indexed)

·         Services Industries Journal (Taylor and Francis --- Scopus Indexed)

·         Journal of Strategic Marketing (Taylor and Francis --- Scopus Indexed)

·         Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (Emerald --- Scopus Indexed)

·         Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (Springer --- Scopus Indexed)

·         EuroMed Journal of Business (Emerald --- Thomson Reuters)

·         A Monograph Book to be published by McGraw Hill on Emerging Markets and Emerging Powers: Changing Parameters of Global Business Advancement” and to be Edited by Zafar U. Ahmed and Sahil Raj.



Registration and Submission Deadline is: May 15, 2020.


Conference Brochure:

Please download conference brochure from our following website:


Please contact AGBA’s President/CEO for any assistance:


Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed

BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D.Litt., (India)

Professor of International Business

Founder, President and CEO:

Academy for Global Business Advancement


Founder and Editor-in-Chief:

Journal for Global Business Advancement


Falls Church, Virginia,


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