23 - 24 May 2024, in Istanbul

Social Entrepreneurship for Innovation, Value Creation, and Economic Growth


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The Würzburg International Business Forum is proud to announce that its 7th International Business Conference (WIBF-IBC) will be hosted by Doğuş University in Istanbul, Turkey between 23 - 24 May 2024 with the partnership of Doğuş University, the Global Alliance SME Research & Cooperation (GASMERC), IHK Mainfranken, and the Transnational Corporations Council of Studies (TNCCS).

The conference is designed to bring together outcome of current research. And it will have three major tracks:

The first track is on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’. 

The second track is on ‘Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindset’.

The third track is on ‘International Business with focus on Entrepreneurship and SMEs’. 

The details of the tracks can be found in the Call for Papers’ page.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet thought leaders and professionals from around the world to exchange information and ideas on a variety of international business topics. Extended abstracts (minimum 3 pages), full papers and case study presentations are invited. All accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings volume in an electronic book with an ISBN number by the Würzburg International Business Press.

In addition, some selected papers would be also published in an edited volume after further development and the additional review process. This book will be published and printed by Würzburg International Business Press, and Doğuş University.

Since the Coronovirus Pandemic, the conference has been a hybrid event. In other words, the conference will be partly “face-to-face in Würzburg” and partly “online”. Therefore, the prospective participants can utilise both options. (To this end, the participation fees are dependent upon the type of participation - please see the Fees, Registration and Payment page. Those participants who initially pay online fees can later change their participation type to physical conference participation in Würzburg by paying the additional amount (only the difference) if they then prefer and are able to travel to Würzburg on the actual dates).

WIBF - Impressions

Expert discussion during the conference with members of the organisational committee and participants of the conference
Impressions of the venue
Audience of the conference
Audience of the conference
Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon giving his speech 2018
Impressions of the venue
Impressions of the panel discussion
Panel discussion with (from left) Prof. Dr. Sencer Imer, Professor Dr. Harald Bolsinger, Professor Dr. Rainer Wehner, Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon, Professor Dr. Emin Akcaoglu