WIBF - FAQs

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The conference is designed to bring together current research from the fields of international business, multinational corporations (MNCs), foreign direct investment (FDI), and small and medium sized multinationals with a particular focus on international political risk management. The objective is to analyse patterns and forces, which influence political risk management in today’s world with respect to FDI and MNCs. Therefore, the conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet those people who have interest and expertise in these areas. With this regard, academics and practicing business people should attend the conference to exchange information and ideas on a variety of international business topics.

The conference venue will be the campus of the Beykent University, Cihangir Siraselviler Caddesi No.65, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey.

Please refer to the important dates and deadlines segment of the related conference.

As is known, an extended abstract and a full paper are quite similar in some respects except the length. In other words, the primary difference is that an extended abstract is significantly shorter than a full paper. For the WIBF’s case, we require those authors aiming to submit an extended abstract rather than a full paper, to submit at least a 3-page extended abstract. If they want it could be much longer up to 6 pages.
As is stated in the WIBF’s Typing Style Guidelines Template (Style Guide for Submission to Würzburg International Business Forum International Business Conference Proceedings), one page prepared with the required 10-point type is approximately equivalent to 3 pages of double-spaced copy printed with 12-point type. Therefore, a 3-page extended abstract will be 9 pages when it is 12-point type and double spaced (including the references).
The format of an extended abstract will be exactly the same like a full paper as is indicated in the WIBF’s Typing Style Guidelines Template.

Registration fees include conference material (i.e. conference proceedings, notebooks, pens, flash discs etc.), welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, and conference meals. The meals provided include:  Lunch and dinner on Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Social programme activities are not included by the registration fees. (This is not applicable for online registration. In case of online registration option, the participants will download the proceedings book.)

No. The deadline to cancel a conference registration and receive only a 50% refund is the day the registration closes. No refunds will be given after that. Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Please email wibf.fwiwi[at]fhws.de.

Yes. Please send transfer requests to wibf.fwiwi[at]fhws.de.

Yes, but they must purchase a visitor meal ticket to eat in the general sessions.

Istanbul has two airports that you can use:
Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Istanbul Airport (in the European part) is 42 km, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (in the Asian part) is 63 km away from Taksim. There are regular bus connections between from both airports to the Taksim Square. The travel time may depend on the traffic conditions but normally it takes around by 1 and a half hours by bus. The cost of travel by public transportation is not expensive. Travelling by taxi is clearly more expensive than travelling by bus. Detailed information can be found on the the following web links and various other websites:

Istanbul Airport:
https://www.istairport.com/en/passenger/transport/public-transport

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport:
https://www.sabihagokcen.aero/passengers-and-visitors/transport-and-parking/transportation/easy-access-to-taksim

What should I wear during the conference? What is the weather like this time of year in Istanbul, Turkey?
Late May in Istanbul averages a high of 23°C with a low of 20 °C, and generally sunny. For clothing business casual is suggested for the conference. It is always better to check the weather with the web just before the conference days.

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