Conference aims to provide a platform to scholars, academicians, practitioners, and business managers to share their valuable knowledge and experience with each other in the context of changing economics and social settings. Objective of the conference is to bring people from the academia and business world closer so that they can share the latest developments in the fields of business, economics, development studies, social sciences, and technology. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com in doc or docx format. Please do mention name of the conference at the time of submission.
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in international peer reviewed journals (Indexed in ISI, SCOPUS, ProQuest and IBSS) if desired by the contributors.
Conference invites work in the form of research paper, conceptual paper, and technical report addressing the timely issues and developments in education, information management, business, development studies, management and technology. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers in but not limited to the subjects of:
|Economics||Social Sciences||Public Administration|
|Micro & Macro Economics||History||Fiscal Administration|
|Public Management||Politics||Legal & Ethical Environment|
|Financial Economics||Languages||Community Development|
|Development Economics||Education||Policy Planning & Analysis|
|Sustainable Development||Anthropology||Administration Behavior & Organization Theory|
|Entrepreneurship||Sociology||Human Resource Management|
|International Relations||Psychology||Political Development Process|
|Public Relations||Hospitality & Tourism||Labor Laws and Relations|
All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review and will be assessed by the reviewers based on quality, originality and relevance. Papers will be reviewed and feedback will be given to authors as soon as possible to complete the review process within one month. Authors should write and format their manuscript according to author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Authors are invited to submit full text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com in doc or docx format.
Best Paper Award
Best paper in each session will be awarded Best Paper Certificate. Best papers will be notified by the session chair at the end of each session of the conference. All the best papers will be published in journals if desired by the authors.
|Abstract/Full Paper Submission:||September 25, 2017|
|Notification of Acceptance:||September 27, 2017|
|Last Date of Early Bird Registration:||September 10, 2017|
|Final/Revised Paper Submission:||September 30, 2017|
|Last Date of Regular Registration:||September 30, 2017|
|Conference Dates:||October 21-22, 2017|
All manuscripts submitted for consideration should follow these guidelines.
For manuscript submission please read following guidelines. Manuscripts must be sent as an email attachment. Acknowledgement of manuscript submission will be sent to author(s) within 48 hours.
All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review. Papers will be reviewed by an editor and members of the editorial board and experienced reviewers around the world. Feedback will be given to authors as early as possible, as we make every effort to complete the review process within 4 weeks.
Author(s) should write and format their manuscript according to following guidelines. Failing to do this, the editor may decline to review the manuscript at early stage.
• All manuscripts must be in MS Word (Doc/Docx) format.
• First page should contain title of the study, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, telephone number and email address. Mailing address of the correspondence author should also be mentioned.
• Please do not write authors name elsewhere in the manuscript as the paper will be sent for blind review.
• Title of the paper should be precise, concise and in bold.
• Second page should contain title and a structured abstract of maximum 200 words followed by five (5) keywords.
• Rest of the paper should contain introduction to the topic, review of literature, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion, recommendations and references.
• Article/research paper should be written in English in simple, concise, and correct language.
• Manuscript must be double spaced in Times New Roman with no hyperlinks. Article should not exceed 20 pages. Format consistency is expected in writing the research articles from the author(s).
• Tables should be numbered with Arabic format. Tables should be in MS word and placed where interpretation of table is carried out. The table should not be enclosed on separate sheet.
• Figure(s) should be cited in Arabic format. For Example; Figure 1. The Figure(s) should be clear enough to read and interpret.
• List of non- standard abbreviations will be added by the author(s).
• All mathematical equations should be typed as text. For this purpose equations editor is preferred. Equation in the form of image is not acceptable.
• Running text citation should be given properly like Armstrong (2001), (Simon, 2001), Fullan & Scott (2009).
• Paper from previous journal issues or conferences can be used as reference for formatting purposes.
• References at the end should appear alphabetically. Please follow latest edition of APA referencing style for every type of reference. Use MS Word reference function or End Note Software for inserting reference.
Journal Paper Reference
Lovichakorntikul, P., Walsh, J. (2011). Effective Channels for Establishing an Irlen Centre to Help People with Reading Problems in Thailand. Information Management and Business Review, 2(3), 99-105.
Kotler, P. (1997). Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control (9th ed), Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall International.
Accepted paper should be formatted using single space, font Cambria, font size 10 and maximum 14-16 single space pages.
Author (s) should affirm that the material has not published previously. It has not been submitted to another conference, and it is not under consideration by any journal.
If you have any query please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All attending conference participants must pay the registration fee. For each paper, at least one author must attend and pay the registration fee to be included in the conference proceedings. However, author can register in absetia if unable to attend the conference. One author can submit more than one paper and need to pay an additional registration fee for each additional paper. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author will attend the conference, each attending author needs to register separately.
|Early Bird Registration Fee||Regular Registration Fee|
|First Paper||Additional Paper||First Paper||Additional Paper|
|Author Delegates||250 US$||100 US$||300 US$||150 US$|
|Student Delegates||150 US$||80 US$||200 US$||100 US$|
|Members of IFRD||200 US$||100 US$||250 US$||100 US$|
|Other Delegates||200 US$||–||250 US$||–|
All non-member delegates can pay registration fee of IFRD Members by adding USD100 in the registration fee of Members of IFRD and hence become IFRD Members.
Note: Registration fee is non-refundable, exclusive of bank charges and can be paid in equivalent AED or USD. Contributor(s) can submit fee through bank transfer or credit card.
Registration fee includes: Conference attendance, daily tea breaks, luncheon and publication of accepted papers in the refereed conference proceedings. Registration fee does not include hotel accommodation and transport. Participants have to arrange visa at their own.
Venue of the conference is Holiday Inn Istanbul City Hotel. Hotel is just steps from Pazartekke tram station on line T1 running to the Old City and a 40-minute taxi ride to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). A private transfer service to and from the airport is available.
Hotel Address: Turgut Ozal Cad. (Millet Cad.) 189 Topkapi 34280 Istanbul, Turkey,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Phone: +90 212 530 99 00, Fax: +90 212 530 99 24
Single Bed: EURO60, Double Bed EURO65 (Rates are inclusive of breakfast and all taxes)
Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at Holiday Inn Istanbul City Hotel or any nearby hotel.
We will publish both full paper and abstract book double blind peer reviewed conference proceedings with ISSN 2307-7549 (CD-ROM). Authors have the choice to opt any of the available options. Refereed conference proceedings will be included in each conference registrant’s packet. Participants can collect their conference packet from the registration desk on the day of the conference.
Draft conference program is available based on confirmation received so for.
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017|
|0815-0900||Welcome and Registration|
|0900-0910||Welcome Address-Prof Dr Alexandru Trifu|
|0910-0940||Keynote Address-Prof Dr Omer Caha|
|0940-0950||Vote of Thanks-Prof Dr Zehra Vildan Serrin|
|Room 1: Session Chair-Prof Dr Chux Gervase Iwu||Room 2: Session Chair-Prof Dr Zehra Vildan Serin|
|1030-1045||Impact of Intellectual Capital Management and Human Capital Circulation on Business Practice at Macro- and Micro Level-Iryna Oleynikova, Zhanna Balabaniuk||Job Resourcefulness, customer orientation and employees outcomes: A study of hotel employees in Pakistan-Afsheen Fatima, Sarah Salah Uddin, Saba Mehmood, Ashfeen Bibi|
|1050-1105||Transport infrastructure as a factor of economic growth in Azerbaijan-Maharramov Amil Mammadali, Khasiyev Bahruz Gabil||Link Program: Evidence from Microfinance Institution in Jordan-
|1110-1125||Development of the market of milking parlors as a factor of competitiveness of manufacturers of equipment for the dairy industry-Kulumbegov Mikhail Mikhailovich||An exploratory study on the Six Sigma barriers factors in Tunisian context-Lamine kaouthar, Lassaad LAKHAL|
|1130-1145||Social Business: A Response to Market Failure-Abdel Hamid NECHAD, Tarik KASBAOUI||State of the Art of Social Enterprises Operating in Georgia-Maya Giorbelidze|
|1150-1205||Awarded with economic growth, from weak to strong patent legislation: Legal study in regard to China-Shaghayegh Haji Bagher Naeeni||The Direct and indirect effect of TQM / Six Sigma practices on performance: The Tunisian context-Lamine kaouthar, Lassaad LAKHAL|
|1210-1225||Acute Effect of Breakfast Meals of Different Glycemic Index On Glycemic Responses in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-Farhanah AS, Barakatun Nisak MY, Nor Azlin MI, Zalilah MS, Norlaila Mustapa, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin||Analysis of Municipal Bonds Issuance as an Alternative Source of Financing (Case Study of Banda Aceh Government)-Muhadam Labolo, Muhammad Fadhil Achyari|
|1230-1245||Mental and Physical Health Status of School Children. A Systematic Review-Zamzaliza Abdul Mulud, Nor Hidayu Sukardi, Norfidah Mohamad||Problems and challenges of trade facilitation and trade finance in light of institutional frame: The case of Georgia-Natia Jibladze|
|1245-1300||Structured Foot Care Education Program for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Malaysia-Norfidah Mohamad, Zamzaliza Abdul Mulud, Norhayati Shariff||Effectuation: Impact on R&D Project Performance within Innovation-Lazreg Chaima|
|Room 1: Session Chair Dr Zamzaliza Abdul Mulud||Room 2: Session Chair-Dr Bashar Al-Zu’bi|
|1400-1415||The Application of Project Management Principles: The Case of SMEs in The Cape Metropolitan Area-Faith C. Wadzwanya, Stanley Fore, Chux Gervase Iwu||Perception of tourism business owners on the role played by local tourism authority in Bergville-Simiso Lindokuhle Mabaso|
|1420-1435||High performance work system and positive organizational outcomes: Mediating role of employee engagement-Afsheen Fatima, Muhammad Asif Khan||Effects of Problem Based Learning on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills, Attitudes Towards Learning, and Achievement-Riffatun Nisa Awan, Hamid Hussain|
|1440-1455||The Impact of Social Support on Psychological Distress among Khawajasira Community: The Mediated Effect of Self-Efficacy- Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad Abbas, Virdah Iram Gull, Khalid Ghaffar||Measures to Encourage The Use of Life Cycle Assessment for Building Activities in The South African Construction Industry-Ngwepe LK, Aigbavboa, CO, Thwala, WD|
|1500-1515||Board Member Age Diversity and Financial Performance of Manufacturing Firms: A Developing Economy Perspective-Richard Akisimire, Muhsin Salim Masoud, Mutahyoba D. Baisi, Laura A. Orobia||When tourism attraction is supposed to be a goose that lays the golden egg but in contrary becoming a health hazard for uMlazi local residents of Durban in South Africa-Nsizwazikhona S. Chili, Thulile Promise Ndlovu|
|1515-1530||Inflation Dynamics in Algeria-Samer Mehibel, Yacine Belarbi||Social Exclusion of Syrian Women Refugees: A Case Study for Turkey-Z. Vildan Serin, Fatma Betül Özkök, Hilal Kalyoncu|
|1530-1545||Corporate marketing knowledge and its use by Small and Medium Enterprise-Lawrence Mpele LEKHANYA||The Rising of the New Era: Populism, Political Parties and Economic Stability-Z. Vildan Serin, Ozcan Ozkan|
|1545-1600||An Exploratory Study on Factors Affecting Graduation and Dropout Rates in A University of Technology-Peggy Pinky Gumede||Constrictions of emerging tourism entrepreneurship in the townships of South Africa-Nsizwazikhona Simon Chili|
|Room 1: Session Chair-Prof Dr Laura A. Orobia||Room 2: Session Chair-Prof Dr Alexandru Trifu|
|1600-1615||Functionality and Reliability of Research Promotional Strategic Management Framework at DUT-Philisiwe Charity Cele, Lawrence Mpele Lekhanya||An Evaluative Study of “Saudization” and “Nitaqat” with Reference to Small-Medium Enterprises in Saudi Arabia-Abdullah Al-Amri, Muhammad Asad Sadi|
|1620-1635||Rapidly increasing levels of over indebtedness: A debt trap for consumers-Teshani Sewnunan, Paul Green||Avoiding Premature Project Closure-M. M Mutshaeni, Clinton O Aigbavboa|
|1635-1650||Stakeholders’ contributions to social housing programs in Gauteng, South Africa-Clinton O. Aigbavboa, Oluwaseun S. Dosumu||The Evolution of The Malaysian Foreign Policy (1957-2000)-Nik Ahnaf Ansari|
|1655-1710||Drivers for the Formation of Informal Financial Associations by Immigrant Entrepreneurs in South Africa: the Case of Cameroonians-Linus Nkem, Robertson K. Tengeh||An Evaluation of SCM Collaborative Practices in Construction Contracting in South Africa-Zanele S Matsane, Clinton O Aigbavboa|
|1715-1730||Sources of Financing Urban Infrastructure Projects in Gauteng, South Africa-Dithebe Khotso, Aigbavboa Clinton.O, Oke, Ayodeji. E||Causes of Premature Project Closure-M. M Mutshaeni, Aigbavboa CO|
|1730-1745||Awareness Level of Alternative Building Materials (ABM) Option in South Africa-Oluwaseun S. Dosumu, Clinton O. Aigbavboa||Project Ending Competencies-M. M Mutshaeni, Clinton O Aigbavboa|
|1745-1800||University-Industry Collaboration and Malaysian Universities Funding Model-Imaduddin Abidin, Anita Abdul Rani||‘Blessing or Curse?’ Introduction of Bond Notes as an Antidote to Zimbabwe’s Liquidity Crises-Matanda Ephraim, Dube Hlupeko, Madzokere Nyasha|
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
ISTANBUL VISIT (Optional)
Alexandru Trifu, Ph. D., University, Petre Andrei, Iasi, Romania
Zehra Vildan SERİN, Ph. D., Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey
Hermann Gruenwald, Ph.D., Burapha University International College, Bangsaen, Thailand
Rishidaw Balkaran, Ph. D., Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Ayhan Kapusuzoglu, Ph. D., Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey
Nek Kamal Yeop Yunus, Ph. D., Univerisiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris , Perak, Malaysia
Prof Mehmed Muric, Ph. D., Global Network for Socioeconomic Research & Development, Serbia
Dileep Kumar M. PhD., University Gorgasali, Georgia, Malaysia Center
Johan de Jager, Ph. D., Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Wei-Bin Zhang, Ph. D., Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
Katalin Jackel, Ph. D., Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary
Pratibha Samson Gaikwad, Ph. D, Shivaji University of Pune, India
Izah Mohd Tahir, Ph. D., University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia
Chux Gervase Iwu, Ph. D., Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Somnath Sen, Ph. D., University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Susantha Herath, Ph. D., St. Cloud State University, USA
M. Saman Dassanayake, Ph. D., University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hamdan Said, Ph. D., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia
Boubker Sbihi, Ph. D., I-shcool ESI, Rabat, Morocco