Dhaka: The Faculty of Business Studies (FBS), University of Dhaka organized a 2- day long 2nd International Conference on Business and Economics – 2017 with a theme of “Interdisciplinary Solutions for Business Challenges in a New Global Order”, which began in the capital Monday.
Inaugurated by Professor Dr. Akhtaruzzaman, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, the inaugural ceremony was held on October 30 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Auditorium, University of Dhaka. Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, the Dean of FBS welcomed the participants.
Professor Scott Bowman, Vice Chancellor and President of the Central Queensland University, Australia and Professor Johm L. Lahey, the President of Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, USA also spoke on the inaugural session. Professor M. Sadiqul Islam offered the vote of thanks at the inaugural session
Professor Partha S Ghosh, Tufts University, USA, Professor Scott Browman, Vice-Chancellor and President, Central Queensland University, Australia, Professor John L Lahey, President of Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, USA, presented key-note papers.
A total of sixteen parallel sessions are being held in two days, where more than eighty research papers are being presented and discussed by the internationally renowned academicians and professionals from home and abroad.
In the sideline, two roundtable discussions on trade, business and economics also taking place. More than five hundred participants are expected to participate in the programme.
As the major event, the Faculty of Business Studies, Dhaka University organizes the international conference, enabling academics and researchers in the field of Business and Economics to publish their research work and disseminate knowledge. Hence it is expected that the findings would outreach wider public and policy makers’ attention.
A total of 77 original research papers on the following topics-- Accounting, Money and Banking, Insurance, Business, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Entrepreneur-ship, Creativity and Innovation, Sustainable Development, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Finance, Development Finance and Microfinance, International Trade and Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Tourism and Hospitality Management—were submitted.
Three outstanding papers will be awarded by the conference committee. The award included a certificate and cash prize.
Participants among others include, Professor Bernadine Van Gramberg, Pro Vice- Chancellor, Swinburne University, Australia; Professor Liping He, Beijing Normal University; Professor Alastair Dawson, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Central Queensland University, Australia; Professor Noor Azina Ismail, University of Malaya, Malaysia; Professor Lee Di Milia, Dean of Business School, Central Queens-land University, Australia; Professor Austin Cheney, Eastern Illinois University, USA; Professor Jin Wang, Dean, School of Business, Drury University, USA; Professor Supriya Singh, RMIT University, Australia; Professor Donald Gilchrist, Head, Department of Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Professor Toshifumi Takada, Tohoku University, Japan; Professor Caroline Chan, RMIT University, Australia; Professor Ernest Johnson, University of Regina, Canada; Professor Julian Teicher, Central Queensland University, Australia; Professor Geoffrey Stokes, Deputy Vice Chancellor, RMIT University, Australia; Professor Amrik Sohal, Monash University, Australia are some of the renowed personalities invited for the conference.