Academic Programme

Plenary Session and Research:

An intensive research conference, featuring a plenary session with key speakers and parallel sessions of competitive papers, will focus on examination and further development of potent concepts, frameworks, theories and methodologies for better understanding of the conference topics. This part will provide a unique opportunity for scholars to discuss path-breaking concepts, ideas, frameworks and theory-essentials. Only unpublished completed, or nearly-completed papers, are invited for presentation and feedback from other scholars and invited practitioners and policy makers.

Business/Professional Workshops:

This part will consist of an open plenary session for interaction and sharing of insights with members of the business and policy communities. Executives from international and/or internationalizing firms as well as small multinational and policy communities will be invited to interact with scholars and share perspectives on issues of mutual interest. The focus will be on a better understanding of actual issues facing entrepreneurial firms in their quest for international growth and also on the policy challenges for creating enabling environments.