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

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The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in its upcoming 5th International conference Entitled: “Entrepreneurship, Responsible Leadership, and Economic Development.” The conference is co-sponsored by, Bentley University, Iranian Studies Group at MIT, Southern New Hampshire University, Suffolk University, University of Rhode Island, and Uninove University, Brazil.

  • Date: April 14-16th, 2017

  • Location: MIT Campus (Tang Center), Cambridge, MA 02139

Preferred Topics of Interest

Entrepreneurship; Innovation and Development; Business Development and Governance; Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; leadership and Cultural Characteristics; Women and Business Development; Higher Education Institutions; Ethics and social Responsibility; Institution and Development; Organization and Cultural Issues.

General Topics

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Information and Communication Technology; International Business and Cultural Issues; International Economics, International Finance; Marketing; Project Management; Statistics; Strategy; Decision Science; etc.

CIK flagship journal, the Cyrus Chronicle Journal, leadership is organizing workshop sessions in which young scholars from the region are brought together with senior scholars. Young scholars present their ongoing research at the workshop, and senior scholars provide feedback and help the research agenda of young scholars, with the aim of producing publishable articles. This activity will be conducted face-to-face and virtual.

Conference Executive Committee

  • Dr. Nader Asgary – President of CIK and Professor of Management and Economics, Bentley University,
  • Dr. Tarek Hatem – Head of Entrepreneurship and Leadership unit and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt,
  • Mr. Poorya Hosseini – Doctoral Candidate and President of Iranian Studies Group (ISG) at MIT
  • 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 and Interim Dean of the School of Business, Southern New Hampshire University.

The conference cosponsoring international institutions:

  • Bentley University – USA
  • Iranian Studies Group (ISG) at MIT – USA
  • Southern New Hampshire University – USA
  • Suffolk University – USA
  • University of Rhode Island – USA
  • Uninove University (São Paulo) – Brazil