8th Annual Knowledge Globalization Conference: Istanbul, Turkey

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Location: Bogazici University

Date: May 8-9, 2013

The 8th Knowledge Globalization Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey on May 8-9, 2013. The Conference was hosted by Bogazici University, Istanbul. The conference was attended by scholars, members of the business community, and students from many countries.

The quality of the papers and the level of participation was of high standards. Prof. Mohamamd Ismail Gomaa of Alexandria University,-Egypt and Ekran Erdil, from Middle East Technical University, Turkey delivered the keynote speeches. The conference also offered four plenary sessions presented by academic and business people.

A total of 56 papers were accepted for presentation in seven tracks covering innovation issues in the areas of environment, culture, globalization, technology, education, agriculture, leadership and management processes. Among these 38 papers were presented at the conference. The presenters included experienced researchers, young scholars and PhD students from 14 countries. The mix of people and representation of countries make our efforts worthwhile.

The Conference offered a wide window into the current global scholarship and the continuing dialogue concerning innovations in the areas of social, cultural, economic and business trends and was an opportunity for cross-cultural exchanges and increased global knowledge sharing. It brought scholars from developed countries and developing countries under one roof. For example, scholars from Iran, USA, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia debated and discussed their papers face to face without any barriers of politics or geography.

Click here for the proceedings.