International Conference on Emerging Research for Sustainable Economic Development (ERSED-2016)
Conference Dates: February 02-03, 2016
Conference Venue: Grand Flora Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline: 20th November, 2015
Registration Deadline: 15th December, 2015
Conference Theme: Emerging Research; Catalyst to Sustainable Economic Development
Conference Website: http://www.stratford.edu/ERSED-2016
Conference Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
If you are unable to physically attend the conference, ERSED-2016 provides you the opportunity to make your presentation online at a much reduced fee. Your paper would be part of the conference proceedings, and you would receive a Certificate of Participation along with the conference proceedings through regular mail.
Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award comprises of a cash prize of US $500 and the Best Paper Certificate. This would be decided by a panel of experts and organizing committee and their decision would be considered as final.
Best Presentation Award
The best presenter would be invited to attend one free conference in 2016 conducted by KS Global Research. This would be decided by the panel of experts and organizing committee and their decision would be considered as final.
Publication of Online Conference Proceedings
All accepted research papers will be published in the online conference proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their papers to ERSED-2016. The proceedings will be published online under ISBN: 978-969-7599-01-1 and would be shared with the participants in soft form via CD/DVD/Flash Drive (USB) during/after the conference.
All accepted papers would be published in the following conference-associated journals free of cost.
- Virtual Foundation for Advancement of Science & Technology (VFAST) Transactions on Software Engineering.
- VFAST Transactions on Education and Social Sciences.
- VFAST Transactions on Islamic Research.
- VFAST Transactions on Mathematics
For queries, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dessert Safari Tour
All the conference partcipants would be taken to a complementary Dubai dessert Safari tour. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination at a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and many other activities
Pre-Conference Workshop in Grounded Theory
Grounded theory is a widely accepted and applauded research methodology in areas where intricate social dynamics are at play. The selection of a particular research methodology is influenced by a number of factors, including the researcher’s background and the nature of the research question (Strauss and Corbin, 1990). Some areas of study naturally lend themselves more to the qualitative type of research because they are intended to “uncover and understand what lies behind any a phenomenon about which little is yet known” (Strauss and Corbin, 1990, p. 19). Given that, Grounded Theory (GT) is a research methodology where the researcher goes to the field with no research framework in hand (Glaser and Strauss, 1967), it comes out as the best suitable methodology for research in areas with little availability of literature. It is more useful in situations where hypothesis testing impractical. It is also worth mentioning that after doing some initial analysis of the first few interviews, the researcher realizes to extend the theoretical sampling (Strauss and Corbin, 1998, Strauss and Corbin, 1990, Glaser and Strauss, 1967) to respondents who are more suitable sources of information for that particular research. Thus, asking the same questions from different sets of respondents, having completely different views and understanding of the same issue, would have not made any sense. However, the actual grounded theory research is quite difficult and technical. If conducted properly, GT research will always come up with a new theory that could be further tested by other researchers through qualitative or quantitative research.
Dr. Shakir Ullah will conduct the pre-conference workshop on Grounded Theory. He conducted his PhD studies using Grounded Theory as his research methodology and received a Certificate of Distinction from the University of Southampton, UK. His PhD thesis was accepted “with no corrections”, which was a record at the School of Management, University of Southampton.
Dr. Shakir will share his hands-on experience of using Grounded Theory with the participants.
Note: Participants who have registered for the conference (ERSED-2016) can attend the workshop by paying an additional US $50 Fee. Those who only want to register for the workshop can attend it by paying a fee of US $200. Separate Certificate of Participation in ERSED-2016 and Workshop would be given to the participants.
Scientific Review Committee
Dr. Richard Shurtz
President, Stratford Unviersity, USA
Dr. Shakir Ullah
Conference Chair; Professor of Finance, Stratford University, USA
Dr. Amir Zaman, PhD (Education)
Conference Co Chair; Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
Dr. Richelle M. Resto
Regional Dean, Region I, Stratford University, USA
Dr. Voytek Panas
Campus Director, Falls Church Campus, Stratford University, USA
Dr. Keith Momeau
Director, School of Computer Information Systems, Stratford University, USA
Lead Faculty & Academic Advisor, Stratfor University, USA
Dr. Micheal Petty
Director, School of Business, Stratford University, USA
Dr. Ali Khorsad
Advisor, School of Business, Stratford University, USA
Afra Al Bahrani
Advisor, School of Business, Stratford University, USA
Dr. Imran Khan, PhD (Economics)
Professor (Economics), Turkey
Dr. Muhammad Akbar, PhD (Finance) & Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
Senior Lecturer (Finance), Brigham City University, United Kingdom (UK)
Dr. Mohd Norfian Alifiah, PhD in Business Management (Finance)
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr. Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada
Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Dr. İsmail ŞENTÜRK
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Gaziosmanpaşa University, Taşlıçiftlik Campus/Tokat/Turkey
Dr. Arif Ur Rehman
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Dr. Hasan Murat Ertuğrul
Government Administration, Under secretariat of Treasury, Republic of Turkey
Dr. Ibrahim Hussain, PhD (Economics)
Assistant Professor (Economics), Majan College (University College), Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Haider Abbas, PhD (Information Security)
Research Scientist/Assistant Professor, Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Muhammad Junaid, PhD (Entrepreneurship)
Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Studies, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Veena Tewari, PhD (Management)
Assistant Professor, Majan College (University College), Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Faisal Nouroz, PhD (Molecular Genetics, UK), Post Doc (Bioinformatics, UK)
Head, Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan
Dr. Shumaila Noreen, PhD (Genetics, UK)
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, UK
Dr. Kousar Takrim, PhD (Management Studies)
Assistant Professor, College of Home Economics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Sampath Kehelwalatenna
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Finance, Department of Accounting, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Muhammad Tahir
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Ms. Michelle Gomez
Dr. Shakir Ullah
Conference Chair (ERSED-2016)
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