*ACADEMY FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT * *Presents * *AGBA’s 17th Annual World Congress* *on July 2---4, 2020* *http://www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>* *at the* *Istanbul Gelisim University* *Avcilar-Istanbul * *Turkey* *CALL FOR PAPERS* *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* Marcus Hunt Chair of International Business College of Business Administration University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, *USA* * Izzet Gumus* Director Institute of Social Sciences Istanbul Gelisim University Avcılar <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avc%C4%B1lar,_Istanbul> – Istanbul *Turkey* *Turkey* *Mustafa Bayram* Chair Department of Computer Engineering Biruni University Zeytinburnu - İstanbul *Turkey* *Kip Becker* Editor-in-Chief Journal of Transnational Management Boston University Boston, Massachusetts *USA* *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 the 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 networking between global entrepreneurs, investors, traders, importers and exporters. *Manuscript Submissions in English Language:* We welcome submission of manuscripts that address 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, *USA* Email: [log in to unmask] *Publication Opportunities: * Best papers presented at our conference will be eligible for publication in the Special Issues of the following world class journals after substantial revision. - *Journal for Global Business Advancement* (Inderscience --- Scopus indexed) - *Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development* (Inderscience – Scopus 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 ““*Advancements in Global Business Research Across Emerging Countries*” and to be Edited by Zafar U. Ahmed and Sahil Raj. *Conference Languages:* Conference would be run in 4 languages (*English, Turkish, Arabic and Persian*). Hence, papers are welcomed in either of these 4 languages. *Deadline:* Registration and Submission Deadline is: May 15, 2020. *Conference Brochure:* Please download conference brochure from our following website: *http://www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>* *Communication:* 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* *(www.agba.us <http://www.agba.us>)* *Founder and Editor-in-Chief**: * *Journal for Global Business Advancement* *(www.inderscience.com/jgba <http://www.inderscience.com/jgba>)* *Falls Church, Virginia, * *USA* *Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* -- ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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