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2nd ERPBSS Conference announced in 2013


Middlesex University Dubai has great pleasure in announcing its Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS). It will take place from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th November 2013 in the Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, UAE

The objective of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academics to discuss new concepts, progressive methodologies, embryonic approaches and innovative practices within the world of business and the wider social environment. Given that social enquiry is still a maturing field of study within this region, it is crucial that business systems, processes and structures are considered in conjunction with contributions from such contemporary fields of discourse as media studies, psychology, sociology and tourism education.

ERPBSS Conference Chair, Professor Ajit Karnik, states that “The inaugural First ERPBSS conference in 2011 was a blazing success with around 200 international delegates from 100 institutions playing key roles in this unique event. In 2013, we plan to build upon this positivity and have added two more tracks to make the meeting even more comprehensive.”

The conference will focus on the following tracks:
Business and Management
Contemporary Psychology
Education, Training and Development
Global Social Science
Information and Communications Technology
Media, Journalism and Communication
Tourism and Hospitality

Dr. Alun Epps, Chair of the Middlesex University Research Committee adds that “We intend to stage a world class inter-disciplinary academic conference and create an unforgettable experience of scholarly exchange that leverages the expertise and prestige of our university by using globally renowned key note speakers and cutting-edge research in one of the world’s most desirable locations.”

The Keynote Speaker in Business will be Mark Saunders FCIPD, Professor in Business Research Methods at the University of Surrey and the Keynote Speaker in Social Science will be Louise Morley AcSS, Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research at the University of Sussex.

Dr. Raed Awamleh, Pro Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University and Director, Middlesex University Dubai sums up by saying “The inaugural First International ERPBSS Conference  in 2011 was a brilliant multi-disciplinary event and, true to its theme, focused on research paradigms over a vast spectrum of academic fields. In this regard, the conference was a unique event in Dubai and the UAE. We are determined that the Second ERPBSS in 2013 will eclipse its predecessor and become an establishment in both national and regional academic calendars.”

Full details can be found at the conference website:

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