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

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Welcome to the Homepage of the CIK 2019 Conference!

The CYRUS Institute of Knowledge invites you to participate in its upcoming 7th International conference Entitled: “ Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Responsible Management, and Sustainable Economic Development.” The conference is co-sponsored by, Bentley University, MIT Sloan Global Programs, Iranian Studies Group (ISG) at MIT, New England College, Suffolk University, and Uninove University, Brazil. MIT Sloan Global Programs and ISG as co-sponsors of the program invite MIT faculty and students to participate in the conference free of charges.

  • Date: April 26th-28th, 2019
  • Location: MIT – Campus (E51-Tang Center, 3rd floor), Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Deadline for Submitting Abstract: March 1st, 2019

Scholars and practitioners are invited to Submit A Proposal, half page abstract, for an interactive paper presentation session that reflects different perspectives across disciplines. We also encourage participants to submit a proposal to run a session with selected participants. To submit a proposal and for additional information please check the CIK website: CIK website.

We welcome participation from the public and private sectors to attend the conference. Participants will find presentations enlightening and enrich their personal and professional life. Additionally, there will be significant opportunities for networking. To register please check CIK website.

We welcome submissions that represent various business disciplines, economic development, and cultural issues. We are interested in examining the challenges and opportunities related to the issues listed below. All studies that consider the effects of globalization on the target geographic regions are welcome.

All submitted proposals will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee and referees. The accepted abstracts and papers will be published in the online Conference Proceedings. Due date to submit your paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings is January 15th, 2019. Format your paper according to the guidelines HERE. A selected number of best papers will be given priority for review and possible publication in the Electronic Journal of CIK, Cyrus Chronicle Journal (CCJ). To view and cite the last three volume of CCJ papers click here, for the 2018 CIK – ESCA /Morocco Conference Abstracts, Proceedings, Presentations, and Photos click here

Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an in-person paper presentation and interactive session that reflects different perspectives across disciplines. We also encourage participants to submit a proposal to run a session with selected participants.

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

The conference cosponsoring international institutions:

  • Bentley University – USA
  • MIT Sloan Global Programs
  • ESCA Ecole De Management – Casablanca, Morocco
  • New England College – USA
  • Suffolk University
  • Uninove University (São Paulo) – Brazil