International Conference

Ostim Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
June 23rd - 24th, 2022

Hybrid Conference

Decision-Making in a Disruptive Age

Disruption defines the times we live in

June 23rd - 24th, 2022
Ostim Technical University
USD 200
40% OFF

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From the time that Clayton Christensen (1997) highlighted the concept of disruption due to innovation, and its impact on businesses and economies, practitioners and researchers have diverted their attention to the evil it casts and the opportunities it presents. Innovations and improvements in technologies have more often than not resulted in disruption of business models prevalent at that time. The three industrial revolutions have marked definitive shifts in performance and perspectives, and now the world awaits the outcome of the industrial revolution 4.0. Disruptions do not come only from revolutions. This is evident from the very recent incidence of the Coronavirus variants taking over the world and causing disruptions not only in commerce but in every walk of life: businesses have suffered, nations have faced considerable economic losses, and the social life, as we knew it, had come to a standstill. Studies into the various modes of disruption show that businesses that proactively face the challenges that disruptions present, and prepare themselves for the outcomes, have a greater chance of survival than those that wait to ride the wave (Maxwell and Christensen, 2012).

Following up on Gans' (2016) observation that management academics had not really researched on the main issues of disruption, a steady stream of interest has been diverted towards studying the concept as a phenomenon (Gans, 2016) as well as a process (Cozzolino, Verona, and Rothaermel, 2018) in areas such as technology (Skog, Wimelius, and Sandberg, 2018), education (García-Morales, Garrido-Moreno, & Martín-Rojas, 2021; Mishra, Gupta, and Shree, 2020), global disasters (Crick, Crick, and Chaudhry, 2021), service industry (Pemer, 2021), management (Volberda, Bosch, and Heij, 2018), finance (Bussmann, 2017; Jiafu & Rau, 2021), and marketing (Dev, Shankar, Zacharia, & Swami, 2021), to name a few.

IBA-SBSIC 2022 is set to further the discussions on "Decision Making in a Disruptive Age" by providing a venue where academicians and researchers can showcase their research and findings. There will be networking opportunities, with likeminded scholars, to facilitate collaborative transnational research, thereby furthering our understanding of disruption in the fast-paced digital economy. The tracks are designed to focus on the topic within the disciplines of marketing, management, accounting, finance, and law, and a special interest event is organized to discuss critical issues in Islamic finance, law, and governance. A workshop on neuroscience examines the role of technology in understanding human behavior and its applicability in business research. Doctoral scholars and early researchers can also benefit from a special session, "Meet the Editors", where tips and procedures on passing through the editorial and review process and getting published in top tier journals will be discussed.


Developing Ideas and Responsible Leaders

Since its inception, the IBA Karachi has built a strong reputation for being the leading Business School in Pakistan, and to stay ahead, we keep evolving to the needs of society. With the establishment of the School of Business Studies (SBS), we intend to further expand our programs with transformative curricula and provide students with an enriching learning experience with regular access to industry leaders. At the SBS, we are committed to preparing innovative leaders who will add value to their stakeholders and society at large. The school has a faculty of high academic calibre, of which 64% faculty members hold PhDs.

Department of Accounting & Law

The programs offered at the department equip the students with top-notch conceptual and technical accounting skills required to succeed in today's challenging job market. The department focuses on imparting knowledge about the functioning of private, public, and not-for-profit organizations in a global environment.

Department of Management

With an emphasis on preparing students for quality research and analysis in the field of management, the Department endeavours to impart theoretical knowledge in the specialized areas of strategy and organization, operations management, and entrepreneurship.

Department of Finance

The Department offers a variety of courses to hone problem-solving skills in students and assist them in learning how to make the best decisions about raising and using resources under risk. The courses provide the students a solid theoretical and working knowledge of finance in a global context.

Department of Marketing

At the Department, the students are propelled on a journey from the basic level to the highest conceptual areas and philosophies of marketing. Foreign and local cases are used extensively in the classroom learning experience to inculcate effective decision-making in marketing matters.


Ostim Technical University

Ostim Technical University

Ostim Technical University is a young university situated in the heart of the SME city of Ankara, Turkey, and this gives its Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences the advantage of remaining up-to-date with the demands of the industry. The curriculum of each department within the Faculty is designed in collaboration with industry experts and offers a combination of theory and practice, thus equipping its graduates with 'the realities of business life' that help them excel locally as well as globally.

Located conveniently in the district of Ostim, one of the modern leading industrial areas of Turkey, Ostim Technical University is considered the truly first industrial University of Turkey. Ostim is an international commercial center comprising of over 6200 companies with around 60.000 employees in 17 sectors and 139 business lines. The University has developed many partnerships with these companies and, thus, is well placed to provide its students with practical experience and exposure in addition to classroom theoretical learning.


Dr Wajid Rizvi

IBA School of Business Studies is holding this conference at a time when issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, soaring global inflation, and increasing rate of digital transformation are challenging businesses in a constantly changing environment. In this disruptive age, there is an increasing need for organizations to make the best possible decisions in the shortest possible time, keeping sustainability and inclusivity in consideration. read more

Dr. Wajid H. Rizvi
Professor and Dean School of Business Studies

Dr. Huma Amir

IBA, Karachi is proud to hold the honor of mentoring a stream of ingenuous and talented business minds who have been spreading their wealth of wisdom across the globe. To this day, we continue our pursuit of further development and expansion of the potential of our academia. As conference convener, I feel proud to announce the first "IBA School of Business Studies International Conference 2022" - IBA-SBSIC 2022 - to be held in Ankara, Turkey, in collaboration with Ostim Technical University. read more.

Dr. Huma Amir


Decision-Making in a Disruptive Age



Developing Ideas and Responsible Leaders

Roszaini Haniffa

Roszaini Haniffa
Emeritus Professor, Edinburgh Business School
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, the UK

Joseph Devlin

Joseph Devlin
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience & Vice Dean (Innovation & Enterprise), Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London

Daniel Richardson

Daniel Richardson
Professor of Experimental Psychology at University College London


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Important Dates

February 25th, 2022 Paper Submissions Deadline

April 1st, 2022 Acceptance Notification

May 1st, 2022 Registration Fees Deadline



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