International Conference on Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 2016 (ICLIE'16)

Organization: Canadian University Dubai


Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2016 End Date/Time: Apr 22, 2016
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You are invited to submit a paper to the International Conference on Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (ICLIE’16) to be held from 20th to 22nd April, 2016 at Atlantis, the Palm Dubai. Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on the Palm, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity. The ICLIE’16 will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to debate the emerging challenges and long-term solutions to some of the key technology, innovations, sustainability, and business challenges arising in the globalized economy. Innovation, research, science and technology will form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy, driven by entrepreneurs and leaders in a business-friendly environment where public and private sectors form effective partnerships. The purpose of ICLIE’16 is to provide a platform to disseminate and exchange ideas among researchers, students, policy makers and practitioners to promote a better understanding of current issues and solutions to the challenges in the globalized economy, in relation to the field of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, Technology Management, Islamic Finance and Management. The conference proceedings will be published and indexed by Springer Publishing.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981 - 2003)

Professor Benoit Montreuil, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, USA Director - Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

ICLIE’16 includes five tracks focusing on (but not limited to) the following topics:

Track 1: Technology, Innovations and Sustainability: SMART Technologies - IT and Corporate Governance - Technology Transfer and the regulatory framework - Innovation in services, logistics and supply-chain management - e-Technologies including e-government - e-Learning strategies and technologies - Sustainable innovations & technology incubation - Techno parks and incubation centers for innovation - Design & development of protocols for sustainable living - Innovations in big data analytics, algorithms, and data mining - Artificial Intelligence and management decision support systems - Cyber security innovations for smart living spaces - Technology transfer, marketing and commercialization - Innovations and management of renewable resources - Innovation in industrial and manufacturing system technologies - Innovation for green and environmental technologies.

Track 2: Contemporary Leadership and Management: Leadership & multicultural relations - Leadership development in multicultural context - Government role & public policy with regards to small & medium enterprises (SME) innovation and entrepreneurship - Innovations and leadership issues within multinational corporations - Independence & self-determination in the leadership process - Strategic leadership & management - Empowering women through inclusive leadership - Healthcare management and leadership - Organizational behavior and change management - Human capital and productivity - Operations management - Property management - Customer service management - Influence through leadership.

Track 3: Creative International Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Entrepreneurial dimensions & economic growth - Logic, heuristics, and strategies in international entrepreneurship - Women, gender, and entrepreneurship - Technology development & innovations at small & medium enterprises (SME) - SMEs' entrepreneurship as an innovation driver - Entrepreneurial innovation clusters - HR practices for promoting innovation for entrepreneurs and SME - SME knowledge management & technology transfer - New social economy entrepreneurship - SME development & community engagement - Entrepreneurship and education - Corporate entrepreneurship strategy - Social enterprise and sustainability - Legal challenges in entrepreneurship ventures in developing countries - Venture capital and angel investments.

Track 4: New Trends in Global Economics, Finance, and Management: Portfolio management and optimization - Multinational financial management - Market integration and asset pricing - Financial and econometric modeling - Financial engineering and derivative - Deregulation of financial markets and corporate governance - International convergence of accounting standards and quality of financial reporting - Enhancement of corporate financial performance - Economies of scope in financial services - Financial portfolio management and optimization - Resource allocation and fund management - Business policy & innovation - New trends in business education and industry needs - Environmental economics and corporate social responsibility - Forensic Accounting and Fraud.

Track 5: Islamic Banking and Finance: Islamic investments and financial markets - Islamic finance and international standards - Monetary policies and interdependence in GCC Countries - Islamic financial policies and regulations - Efficiency and performance of Islamic banking - Islamic financial product engineering, including the risk of concealment of riba - Establishing alternative pricing and valuation benchmarks for Islamic finance and delinking from conventional benchmarks - Enhancing the corporate and Shariah governance framework for the industry - Islamic Social Finance: Zakat, Awqaf, Microfinance - Monetary policy and the function of central banking in an Islamic economy.

SOLICITED PAPERS: ICLIE’16 technical program committee invites authors to submit research papers reporting on new trends and developments, and application papers focusing on technology, innovations, sustainability, and business challenges arising in the globalized economy including case studies, policy, regulations, and industry best practices. Two types of submissions are solicited: regular papers (limited to 8 pages), and short papers (limited to 4 pages) describing research in progress that authors would like to explore and share with the audience at the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION: Submitted papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers are fully refereed by three members of the technical program committee. Selected accepted papers will be considered for journal publication. Font must be no smaller than 10-points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions to be included in the conference web site. Working language of the conference is English.

Accepted papers will be published and indexed by Springer Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration fee payment proof.

20 Free Registrations:

  • 10 free student registrations based on paper quality and financial need.
  • 10 free registrations for all other authors based on paper quality.



Paper Submission:

February 14, 2016

Notification of Acceptance:

February 28, 2016

Final Paper Submission:

March 13, 2016

Conference Dates:

April 20-22, 2016

Conference email:



Atlantis Resort - The Palm Dubai


Venue: Dubai: Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on the Palm, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of a bygone era; a cosmopolitan society with an international lifestyle combining the comfort and convenience of the Western world with the unique charm and hospitality of Arabia. From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, you can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.  


Atlantis Palm Jumeirah


Canadian University Dubai

Conference Speakers

Dr. Mohamad Mahathir - Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003)

Dr. Benoit Montreuil - Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, USA