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2021 Business Conference (May, 6th - 7th)

Interested in attending the UofGH 2021 Business Conference?

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Important Dates:

Submission of Abstracts Deadline: March 29, 2021 (Submit on the conference website)

Acceptance Notice Deadline: April 10, 2021 

Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline: April 20, 2021 (Register on the conference website)

Registration Fee:

Early Bird Registration: Free

Proposals for applied research papers, case studies and panel discussions in all fields of business are welcome, especially, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on SMEs
  • Transformation and survival of SMEs during the pandemic
  • Role of government policies and financial sector in SMEs’ survival and growth
  • Challenges of international businesses
  • Digital era: rise of some and fall of others
  • Immigrants and small businesses
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurship by diverse members (e.g., women, immigrants, indigenous, visible minorities, persons with disability)
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in low income or emerging markets
  • International and transnational entrepreneurship
  • Technological innovation to bridge rural-urban divides
  • Entrepreneurship and economic development
  • Incubators and accelerators
  • University based new ventures and student engagement
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence and other technology-based venturing

We welcome work in progress and unpublished working papers.

Students are encouraged to submit their research papers or case studies to present in the students’ symposium.

Awards: The best papers will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  1. Applied research
  2. Case study
  3. Student work

Publication Opportunities:

  • Selected papers will be reviewed for a possible publication in a SCOPUS indexed journal of Transnational Corporations Review, Taylor and Francis.
  • Papers can be submitted for a possible publication to the book ‘Disadvantaged Minorities in Business Entrepreneurship for Everyone’ published by Springer.
  • Best papers and case studies will be considered for a possible publication in an edited book titled "Impact of the Pandemic on Small and Medium Enterprises: International Case Studies", published by Routledge.
  • Full paper/abstract proceedings will be published in a digital format on the conference website.

Workshops:

  • Case Writing, The Ivey Publishing Team, Ivey Business School, Ivey Business School Foundation, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • Best Practice of Publishing in an Entrepreneurship Journal, Professor Paul Jones, Editor in Chief: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research

For inquiries, contact Dr. Farkhanda Shamim at shamimf@guelphhumber.ca.