AGBA’s 17th Annual World Congress 

on July 2---4, 2020



at the

Istanbul Gelisim University






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,


 Izzet Gumus

Institute of Social Sciences
Istanbul Gelisim University 

Avcılar – Istanbul



Mustafa Bayram


 Department of

Computer Engineering

Biruni University

Zeytinburnu - İstanbul



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 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,


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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.



Conference Languages:

Conference would be run in 4 languages (English,  Turkish, Arabic and Persian). Hence, papers are welcomed in either of these 4 languages.  



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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