Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Responsible Management, and Sustainable Economic Development.

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Welcome to the Homepage of the CIK 2016 Conference in Cairo, Egypt!

The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in its upcoming 6th International Conference. The conference is co-sponsored by, Bentley University, ESCA Ecole de Management, Mohammed V University (UM5), Southern New Hampshire University, Suffolk University, University of Rhode Island, and Uninove University, Brazil.

  • Date: March 15-17th, 2016

  • Workshops: March, 18-20, 2016

  • Location: The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Preferred Topics are:

Entrepreneurship, Family-owned Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Innovation, Responsible Management, Corporate Governance, Economic Development, Sustainability, and Leadership. The workshops objectives are to provide practical implications for teaching, research, and public policies.

For additional inquiry about the conference please contact us at: or For additional information about CIK and AUC-School of Business please visit:,, respectively.

Conference Co – chairs

  • Dr. Nader Asgary, President of CIK and Professor of Management and Economics, Bentley University, Waltham MA, USA,

  • Dr. Tarek Hatem, head of Entrepreneurship and leadership unit and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Academic Committee

  • Dr. Samer Atallah, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business, The American University in Cairo,

  • Dr. Nizar Becheikh, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt,

  • Dr. Shariar Khaksari, Member of Board of Director of CIK and Professor of Finance, Suffolk University,

  • Dr. Massood Samii, Member of Board of Director of CIK and Professor of International Business department, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire University, USA.

The conference co-sponsoring international institutions are:

  • Bentley University – USA

  • Southern New Hampshire University – USA

  • Suffolk University – USA

  • University of Stellenbosch – Bellville Park Campus – South Africa

  • Uninove University (São Paulo) – Brazil