Conference Tracks

Track 1: Technology, Innovations and Sustainability

  • SMART Technologies
  • IT and Corporate Governance
  • Technology transfer and the regulatory framework
  • Innovation in services, logistics and supply-chain management
  • e-Technologies including e-government
  • e-Learning strategies and technologies
  • Sustainable innovations & technology incubation
  • Techno parks and incubation centers for innovation
  • Design & development of protocols for sustainable living
  • Innovations in big data analytics, algorithms, and data mining
  • Artificial Intelligence and management decision support systems
  • Cyber security innovations for smart living spaces
  • Technology transfer, marketing and commercialization
  • Innovations and management of renewable resources
  • Innovation in industrial and manufacturing system technologies
  • Innovation for green and environmental technologies.

Track 2: Contemporary Leadership and Management

  • Leadership & multicultural relations
  • Leadership development in multicultural context
  • Government role & public policy with regards to small & medium enterprises (SME) innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Innovations and leadership issues within multinational corporations
  • Independence & self-determination in the leadership process
  • Strategic leadership & management
  • Empowering women through inclusive leadership
  • Healthcare management and leadership
  • Organizational behavior and change management
  • Human capital and productivity
  • Operations management
  • Property management
  • Customer service management
  • Influence through leadership.

Track 3: Creative International Entrepreneurship and Small Business

  • Entrepreneurial dimensions & economic growth
  • Logic, heuristics, and strategies in international entrepreneurship
  • Women, gender, and entrepreneurship
  • Technology development & innovations at small & medium enterprises (SME)
  • SMEs' entrepreneurship as an innovation driver
  • Entrepreneurial innovation clusters
  • HR practices for promoting innovation for entrepreneurs and SME
  • SME knowledge management & technology transfer
  • New social economy entrepreneurship
  • SME development & community engagement
  • Entrepreneurship and education
  • Corporate entrepreneurship strategy
  • Social enterprise and sustainability
  • Legal challenges in entrepreneurship ventures in developing countries
  • Venture capital and angel investments.

Track 4: New Trends in Global Economics, Finance, and Management

  • Portfolio management and optimization
  • Multinational financial management
  • Market integration and asset pricing
  • Financial and econometric modeling
  • Financial engineering and derivative
  • Deregulation of financial markets and corporate governance
  • International convergence of accounting standards and quality of financial reporting
  • Enhancement of corporate financial performance
  • Economies of scope in financial services
  • Financial portfolio management and optimization
  • Resource allocation and fund management
  • Business policy & innovation
  • New trends in business education and industry needs
  • Environmental economics and corporate social responsibility
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud.

Track 5: Islamic Banking and Finance

  • Islamic investments and financial markets
  • Islamic finance and international standards
  • Monetary policies and interdependence in GCC Countries
  • Islamic financial policies and regulations
  • Efficiency and performance of Islamic banking
  • Islamic financial product engineering, including the risk of concealment of riba
  • Establishing alternative pricing and valuation benchmarks for Islamic finance and delinking from conventional benchmarks
  • Enhancing the corporate and Shariah governance framework for the industry
  • Islamic Social Finance: Zakat, Awqaf, Microfinance
  • Monetary policy and the function of central banking in an Islamic economy.