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Quinlan School of Business

Workshop on Land and Marine Silk Road Countries: Past, Present, and Future

The Marine and Land Silk Road Areas

March 29, 2014, Chicago Illinois, USA

Sponsored by 

Center for International Business

Quinlan School of Business

Loyola University Chicago


Call for Papers

The Center for International Business (CIB) is soliciting interdisciplinary papers, abstracts, and panel-proposals for research on issues related to international business in the marine and land Silk Road routes and countries. A one-day workshop will be held at the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. The workshop will be comprised of panels and invited and contributed papers. 

The workshop will address historical and present aspects of international business on these routes from the viewpoints of various academic business disciplines. The aim of the workshop is to assemble scholars and practitioners to present ideas, past experiences, best-practices, and new advances in policies, business initiatives, and theory.

Important Dates

Abstract, Paper, and Panel Deadline November 15, 2013
Acceptance Notification December 15, 2013
Registration Deadline December 30, 2013
Workshop Date March 29, 2014

Contact Us

Please contact Joseph Johnson at jjohnson23@luc.edu. Phone inquiries should be directed to 312-915-6066. 

Topics for Sessions

Topics will include all business and social science fields on international business theory and applications related to Silk Road areas in land and sea.   

Organizing Committee

Mine Cinar
Director, CIB
Loyola University Chicago

Julian Diaz
Loyola University Chicago

In Hyeock Lee
Loyola University Chicago

Jeffrey Nugent
University of Southern California

Gehan Saleh
Arab Academy of Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport Alexandria, Egypt

Clifford Shultz
Professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing
Loyola University Chicago

Conference Fee

The conference fee is $50, due upon registration on December 30, 2013.


The morning features research on Mega-Suez Project in Egypt, sustainable tourism, FDI, trade, risk and micro-credit in various Silk Road countries. The afternoon highlights business and policy; included are sessions/panels on portfolio investment and finance in Iran, supply-chain management on the Silk Road, and legal, resource, transportation, and sustainability opportunities, challenges and applications along the Marine Silk Road. The program includes breakfast, lunch and a reception.


Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7057 · quinlan@luc.edu

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