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Article Type: Diary From: Strategic Direction, Volume 27, Issue 7
Third Annual International Conference on Global Business
6-8 June 2011, Doha, Qatar
Conference theme: Applying Global Business Strategies for Economic Development.
Conference aim: The main aim of this conference, ICGB2011, is to provide an international platform for academics, business professionals and government officials from all over the world to come together to exchange ideas on applying global business strategies for economic development. ICGB2011 will consist of workshops, tutorials, networking sessions, exhibitions, trade transactions, keynote speeches, paper presentations, panel discussions, and a tour of industries and places of tourist. Submitted papers will be double blind peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the CD conference proceedings. Business proposals will also be accepted. There will be formation of strategic partnerships and alliances among governments, businesses, and universities
Contact: E-mail: Professor Dr Matthew Kuofie: email@example.com Web: http://gsmi-ibc.com/ICGB2011Conference.aspx
Leadership and Management in a Changing World: Lessons from Ancient East and West Philosophy
12-14 June 2011, Athens, Greece
About the conference: It is widely acknowledged that many lessons from ancient philosophy are important in today’s management. Consistency, self-knowledge, fairness, self-discipline, thrift, responsibility for our actions and their effects on others, and ability to lead by example are values and principles dominant both to ancient Greek and Chinese philosophy, while they also constitute core characteristics that organizations and business leaders should manifest today. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, these ideas have acquired even greater importance, as significant changes are taking place in the global economy, in the organization of enterprises, in the behavior of managers, as well as in management education.
Focusing on central management areas, this conference will present developments and innovative approaches to management and leadership inspired by or in any other way enlightened by philosophical considerations both from the Eastern and Western schools of thought. It aims to bring to the surface key ideas of ancient philosophy and history, and identify how these relate to modern management and leadership in a cross-cultural perspective. Managers, policy makers, and educators will significantly benefit from participating in this unique venue that aims at debating how substantial improvements in management practice can be achieved. The conference is jointly organized by two leading Universities in Greece and China, the Athens University of Economics and Business, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.