AGBA’s 17th  Face-to-Face Annual World Congress 


on August 2---4, 2021


at the

Istanbul Gelisim University







Conference Theme:


"Business and Entrepreneurship Development

                           in a Globalized and Digitalized Era


Conference Chair



Conference Patron

Keynote Speaker


Gary L. Frankwick

Marcus Hunt Chair of International Business

College of Business Administration

 University of Texas at El Paso

            El Paso, Texas,


Kursat Yalciner


Faculty of Economics,  Administration and

Social Sciences

Istanbul Gelisim University

Avcılar – Istanbul


Burhan Aykac


Istanbul Gelisim University

Avcılar - Istanbul


Kip Becker


Journal of

Transnational Management

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts





Conference Brief:

The main theme of our 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, Commerce, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. It would be achieved through multi-disciplinary presentations and discussions of current Business, Commerce, Economics, 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 and Turkish entrepreneurs, investors, traders, importers and exporters. 


Manuscript Submission:

We welcome submission of manuscripts that address conference theme as well as all functional areas of Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, and Entrepreneurship. Please submit your manuscripts to our Conference Director/Program Chair at the following address:


                            Dr. Christopher J. Marquette

BS (Illinois), MBA (Illinois), Ph.D., (Texas)

Assistant Professor of Finance

Department of Finance

Tabor School of Business
Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois,


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Publication Opportunities:

Best papers presented at our conference will be eligible for publication in the Special Issues of the following Western Journals after substantial revisions.


·         Journal for Global Business Advancement

(Published by Inderscience of Switzerland and indexed in Scopus as Q3)  


·         Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

(Published by Inderscience of Switzerland and Indexed in Scopus as Q4

and also Indexed in Elsevier Thomson Reuters Emerging Index (Web of Science)


·         Thunderbird International Business Review

(Published by John Wiley and Indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Index)

(A Proposal for a Special Issue Under Review)

·         Euro-Med Journal of Business

(Published by Emerald and Indexed in Scopus and Thomson Reuters ISI Index)


·         Journal of Economic & Administrative Sciences

(Published by Emerald).


·         Journal of Global Business and Technology

(indexed in Scopus).


·         AGBA’s Leadership Has Submitted Many Other Proposals for Special Issues to

Many Prestigious Western Journals.


·         A Monograph Book to be published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis) UK.



Conference Languages:

Conference would be run in 4 global languages (English,  Turkish, Arabic and Persian). Hence, we welcome papers in any of these 4 global languages.  



Registration and Submission Deadline is: June 15, 2021.


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

Founder and Editor-in-Chief:

Journal for International Business & Entrepreneurship Development

Alexandria, State of Virginia,


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