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Entrepreneurship for Sustainability & Impact (ESI)

7th International Conference

23th - 26th November 2024

Conference Theme:

Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution

Conference Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has fundamentally reshaped and redefined the business landscape, profoundly altering the way people think and approach problem-solving in various industries. In recognition of this transformative period, we are excited to announce the call for papers for our upcoming 7th International Conference of Entrepreneurship for Sustainability & Impact (ESI) titled 'Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution'. This conference aims to bring together leading academics, industry experts, and innovative thinkers to explore the profound impact of AI across various sectors. We welcome submissions that not only address the technological advancements in AI but also delve into its broader business, economic, social and ethical implications. Our conference features diverse tracks, each focusing on a specific domain where AI is making significant inroads, ranging from climate change solutions and the circular economy, to AI's role in logistics, entrepreneurship, digital finance, retail, auditing and fraud, and even its influence in higher education. This conference presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase research, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations that will drive the future of business in the age of AI. Join us in this intellectual journey to explore and shape the evolving landscape of AI in business.

Conference key topics

  • AI and Entrepreneurship: Unveiling the Role of AI in New Business Ventures
  • AI and Environmental Sustainability: Solutions for Climate Change and Circular Economy
  • The Economic and Societal Dimensions of AI: A Comprehensive Impact Analysis
  • Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management with AI Innovations in Logistics
  • Transforming the Financial Sector: AI's Impact in Banking and FinTech
  • AI in Marketing and Digital Business: Shaping the Future of Customer Engagement and Online Retail
  • Advancements in Audit and Accounting: AI's Role in Enhancing Accuracy, Reducing Fraud, and Improving Efficiency
  • The Future of Business Education: Exploring AI's Influence in Higher Education
  • Strategic Adaptation and Management: Navigating Organizational Change in the Digital Era
  • Case Study: Real-world applications and success stories.
  • General Track: A diverse range of topics including AI & Ethics, AI in the Energy Sector, and emerging technologies.

Even though we are interested in abstracts on the conference theme, we welcome submissions on topics within the broader business research.

Timeline for Extended Abstracts

  • Open Date for submission01stApril , 2024
  • Deadline for Extended Abstracts 15th July, 2024
  • Review Period 15th July– 31st August, 2024
  • Decisions Delivered by 15th September, 2024
  • Deadline for Full Papers 7th October, 2024(Mandatory for nomination fro Best Paper awards)

Publishing Opportunities

After a peer-review process, the best papers from the ESI are expected to be published in:

Conference Proceeding

The conference proceedings will feature a concise abstract of each presentation, accompanied by a focused exposition of the research's societal impact, limited to 200 words each. These abstracts and impact statements will be published together in the ESI2024 conference proceeding, offering a comprehensive overview of the research and its relevance to broader societal concerns.


All submissions will be evaluated based on their contribution towards the advancement of practice and theory as well as their potential contribution to entrepreneurship and sustainability. Prizes will be announced at the closing session of the conference.

  • Best Paper Awards: the winner will be awarded the sum of $1,250, the runner-up will be awarded $1,000, and the second runner-up will be awarded $750.
  • Best Case Study Awards: the winner will be awarded the sum of $1,000, the runner-up will be awarded $750, and the second runner-up will be awarded $500.
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation-Based Paper Award: the winner will be awarded the sum of $1,000, and the runner-up will be awarded $750.
  • Best Master/MBA-Dissertation Based Paper Awards: the winner will be awarded the sum of $1,000
  • Conference Funding for Outstanding PhD Dissertation Authors: At least five authors with exceptional PhD dissertation-based full papers will be awarded funds to cover their travel and accommodation expenses for attending and presenting at the conference. Furthermore, outstanding papers may be submitted for a prompt review process and considered for possible publication in the Management & Sustainability: An Arab Review (MSAR) journal. This opportunity provides a valuable platform for emerging scholars to share their research and contribute to the field.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submission of abstracts and/or papers. Please submit a 1000-1500 word extended abstract (about 4 to 5 pages excluding references, appendices and other material) as a proposal for consideration at the conference. Full papers will also be accepted into the submission system. At least one author must attend the conference for the proposed paper to be included in the conference program.

Research Impact

As a vital part of the ESI conference, participants are invited to engage in a reflective exercise on the implications of their research. For each accepted paper for presentation, a written piece of at least 150 words that presents the potential social/economic/business impact of their research. This section is designed to encourage scholars to think beyond the academic sphere and consider how their research can contribute to or influence societal aspects such as public policy, community health, environmental sustainability, business development, technological innovation, education, or social justice.

Please note that, you need to upload the extended abstract and/or paper (in PDF or WORD file) as an attachment to complete the submission.

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Conference Registration

Fees: Qatar University supports the ESI 2024 conference by covering the registration fees. However, prior registration is mandatory to attend the conference.

Notes: All paper presentations will take place in person and on-site. At least one author must register and attend the conference in person to present.

Who should attend?

Representatives from all countries and institutions of all types and missions including:

  • Higher education faculty members from all disciplines
  • Graduate and undergraduate students preparing to become professionals – joint proposals from graduate/undergraduate students and their faculty mentors/advisors are welcome
  • Instructional technologists, course designers, and faculty developers
  • Higher education executives, administrators, and managers

Representatives from businesses and governments 

About ESI

The Entrepreneurship for Sustainability & Impact (ESI) is an annual conference hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship & Organizational Excellence (CEOE) – Qatar University. It is one of the leading entrepreneurship conferences in the MENA region. ESI is a community of scholars and practitioners interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and organizational excellence research, teaching and practice. Our mission is to provide a forum for sharing ideas and interaction to advance entrepreneurship and organizational excellence research in the region. The objectives of ESI is to foster research collaborations among our members; share experiences on entrepreneurship and innovation practices; and develop policies that address economic, social and environmental challenges. Details of last year’s conference can be found here

About CEOE

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Organizational Excellence (CEOE) is a research center within the College of Business & Economics at Qatar University. Through outstanding research and policy works, experiential learning, distinctive capacity building, and community outreach, the CEOE aims to make a profound impact on the way organizations in Qatar conduct business and the way their businesses affect Qatar. The CEOE activities include research and policy work, teaching, case development, consultancy, and training. It has a track record in working with government agencies and the private sector to develop innovative solutions.