Call for Papers

13th International Knowledge Globalization Conference: 

A Multidisciplinary Conference

February 23-26, 2018

Venue: Hotel Westin and IUBAT Campus, Dhaka

Theme: Sustainable Development Goals- Success and Challenges

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. M, Alimullah Miyan, The Pioneer of private Universities

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2018.

Host: IUBAT— International University of Business, Agriculture and Technology Dhaka, Bangladesh

IUBAT: International University of Business Agriculture and Technology  Dhaka, Bangladesh
Knowledge Globalization Institute, Boston, USA
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Conference Partner

Primeasia University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Conference Directors
Dr. Nargis Mahmud, Executive VP, Knowledge Globalization Institute, Inc. USA
Prof. Selina Nargis, Treasurer, IUBAT, Dhaka

Dr. Mawdudur Rahman,  ProfessorEmeritus, Suffolk University, Boston, USA
Dr.K.M Sultanul Aziz, Distinguished Professor, IUBAT, Dhaka

Conference Committee Members
Prof. Dr. Abdur Rab, Vice Chancellor, IUBAT 
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Choudhury, V.C, Prime Asia University
Prof Mahbub Ali, Dhaka School of Economics
Dr. Mohammad Ataur Rahman, Education for Sustainability, IUBAT
Dr. Md. Shahidullah Miah, College of Agriculture, IUBAT 
Dr. M.A. Mannan, College of Business Administration, IUBAT
Dr. Abdul Haque, Dept. of Computer Sc. and Tech., IUBAT
Dr. Bishwajit Saha, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic s Eng., IUBAT
Dr. Monirul Islam, Dept. of Civil Engineering,  IUBAT
DR. Sudeshna Lahiri, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Education, 
University of Calcutta, India

 Why this Conference?

The theme of the conference is Sustainable Development Goals- Success and Challenges.

SDG, a part of a wider 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, aims at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The seventeen goals of SDG are: 1. No Poverty,  2. Zero Hunger,  3. Good Health and Well-being,   4. Quality Education,  5. Gender Equality,  6: Clean Water and Sanitation,  7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure,  10. Reduced Inequality, 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 13. Climate Action, 14. Life below Water, 15. Life on Land, 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal.

Cultural constraints, weak administrative systems, inadequate infrastructure, poor quality of education, lack of economic wealth etc. contribute to the slow or low impact of SDG initiatives.  The aim of this conference is to explore ways and means in accelerating the progress toward achieving SDG from multidisciplinary perspectives. This conference will explore many of the critical issues in depth through paper presentations, plenary sessions, case discussions, demonstrations and training.  In addition to the conference, Round Tables, Seminars and Workshops will be held preceding and following the conference dates.


Conference tracks include all areas of SDG goals. Papers are accepted in all disciplines of Business, Science, and Technology, Social science, Arts and Humanities which directly or indirectly contribute towards achieving the SDGs.  For details, please Click Here.

Who should attend?

Scholars from developed and developing countries are expected to join the conference.  Academics, policy makers, government employees, NGOs, technology vendors, social thought leaders all will have opportunities to learn and contribute.

Dates and Venue

Conference Dates:                                                                  February 23-26, 2018

Registration and reception:  6 pm- 9 pm                                February 23, 2017

Conference presentations and registration:                             February 24 - 25, 2018

Round Tables, Seminars and Workshops:                              February 23 and 26, 2018

Sight-Seeing (Optional, included in the registration fees): February 26, 2018

Reception will be held in Hotel Westin in Gulshan 2, Dhaka ( ) Plenary and other sessions will be held in the picturesque campus of IUBAT located opposite Sector 10, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka

Deadline for Abstracts and full papers

An abstract is required to be present in the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2018.  Full papers will get priority in selection. The full paper must be submitted by February 07, 2018 at the latest for inclusion in the proceedings and to qualify for presentation. Submission closing date:  February 15, 2018 

Registration fees (Revised on 31 December 2017)

Early Registration (closes on January 24, 2018)                              $150 USD

Regular Registration (closes on February 17, 2018)                        $200 USD

Onsite Registration February 23-24, 2018                                        $250 USD

Student* early Registration (closes on January 25, 2018)                $100 USD

Student Regular Registration (closes on February 17, 2018)            $150 USD

Student Onsite Registration February 23-24, 2018                            $200 USD

SAARC Country registration (30% off on all fees above)    

(Must be a citizen and must reside in one of the SAARC countries excluding Bangladesh)

Bangladesh citizen and students (70% off on all fees @ TK 80 Per Dollar).

Special Offer for Paper Authors: Bangladeshi paper authors: Tk. 2000 only. 

SAARC country paper authors will be provided free hotel accommodation)

* Masters and Ph.D (Students only)

Payment Methods: 

Participants from outside Bangladesh may pay by wire transfer to

Account Name: IUBAT Conference on Sustainable Dev.  2018

Account No: 110 100 1230, Dhaka Bank Ltd., Bangladesh


Participants from Bangladesh may pay as above or may pay by Pay order

For more information contact:  Arafat-ul Islam, Phone: +8801767086814

Email: Skype: arafatulislamnahid


The university has negotiated discounted rate for accommodations of the conference participants with the following hotels. Participants are to book their accommodation and inform the Conference Contact   Mr. Arafat-ul Islam date of arrival and date of departure by E-mail: or phone: +8801767086814 or for assistance in organizing accommodation.

Hotel Name

Discounted Price in USD/Per Night

Distance from the Airport

Phone & E-mail

Best Western PLUS

USD 125 + +

4.9 km

Cell: +880-2-7914855


Marino Royal Hotel

USD 80

2.1 km

Cell: +88-02-58957020


Hotel Highgarden

USD 60 + +

2.1 km

Cell: +88027912529


Grand Dhaka Hotel

USD 36

2.2 km

Cell: +880258955720

The Knowledge Globalization Institute
, Boston, MA and Suffolk University, Boston, MA have jointly hosted 12Knowledge Globalization Conferences in Boston (US), Dhaka(Bangladesh), Pune (India), and Istanbul(Turkey), Shijiazhuang(China) and Delhi( India) since 2008. More than 1500 scholar’s from50 countries have attended these conferences.


The IUBAT- International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, the first private university in Bangladesh, has accomplished 25 years of success. With a vision to produce at least one professional graduate from each village of Bangladesh, the University caters to need of every qualified student who aspires for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family. The University has organized over 100 local and national seminars and conferences since its establishment in 1991 and about 50 scholars from 15 countries other than Bangladesh attended these events.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Authors

Full papers should have headings such as, Background/Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. Introduction with global literature is welcome which needs to be linked with the current work being presented. References should be cited as superscripted numbers in Chronological sequence in the text of the manuscript, as per the “Vancouver Style” with full references appearing in the reference section. Full papers should be posted in the conference website by 31 January 2018. Detailed guidelines are given below:

1. Chicago Manual of Style for manuscripts preparation may be used.

2. The manuscript should be in electronic format and must be a Word document printable in 8.5 inches x 11 inches with at least one-inch margin on all sides.

3. Manuscript should not exceed 10 pages including tables and references. The body of the manuscript should not exceed 5000 words typed in Times New Roman font, 12pts, 1.5 spaced. 

4. The authors should not use their names in the body of the paper or identify them directly or indirectly anywhere in the paper.

5. A cover page should include the title of the paper, the author’s name, title and affiliation, and email address with a phone number. 

6. An abstract of 100 to 150 words is required in a separate page with the title of the paper. The author should not be identified in the abstract. The abstract should precisely describe the purpose of the paper, the method, and the results and conclusions. 

7. Figures and illustrations should have appropriate titles and serially numbered using Roman numerals and should be presented at the end of the paper.

8. All tables should be prepared using the (table grid or Excel and not as a typed in document) with appropriate titles and numbered serially with Roman numerals with the place of insertion placed in the main text.

9. Authors whose mother tongue is not English must take professional help if needed to meet the US English language standards and requirements. Papers with major language deficiencies will not be considered for review

10. All documents, charts, and figures must be in black and white only.

11. No footnotes should be included in the body of the paper. If need be, they can be shown as endnotes to the paper. 

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Toward a Typology of Knowledge Flows for Franchise Systems in Emerging

Economies (should be included in the title box.)

Abstract (must be included)

Researchers have suggested that sharing of information is a way to effectively leverage knowledge and gain competitive advantage. This is particularly relevant when firms enter emerging markets. We explore such expansions in the context of the franchising industry where the key to success lie in managing knowledge flows between franchisor and franchisees. We develop a framework and typology of knowledge flows to understand how international franchisors manage knowledge across home and host environments. We first integrate prior research and develop a conceptual framework for knowledge flows in a cross-national franchise. We then propose a four-item typology of knowledge flows and derive implications for researchers and practitioners that stem from the typology.

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