Welcome to the official website of the Graduate Student Research Conference in Business and Economics (GRADCONF), which will be held during May 25-26, 2017 at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota, Florida is home to amazing beaches including #1 beach in America (Siesta Key), museums (The Ringling Museum), art galleries, state parks, lakes, and other attractions such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the G-Wiz Museum, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. USF Sarasota-Manatee is easily accessible by two airports (Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport-SRQ and Tampa International Airport- TPA). GRADCONF is organized by Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI), a non-profit organization that aims to connect campuses globally, and sponsored by University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA.

This new conference will be dedicated to Graduate Students in Business and Economics fields. There is no dedicated research conference for business and economics graduate students where they can sharpen their presentation skills while they are getting feedback from peer students and faculty members in non-threatening environment.

The purpose of this conference is to create an outlet for graduate students in the business and economics fields including other related areas such as hospitality and tourism, information technology, geography, communication, and education. It is a double-blind, peer-reviewed conference. The conference will have also other useful sessions for graduate students (e.g. how to publish in top tier journals, how to prepare yourself for a tenure-track position, one to one mentoring sessions with established faculty members). The first author must be a graduate student to submit a paper to this conference. Faculty members can be co-authors.

Prospective authors are invited to submit up to 3 single-spaced pages extended abstract (and original research) papers (which are NOT submitted/published/under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic format through the EasyChair system. All  papers will be double-blind reviewed by experts in the relevant fields.

Note: You can publish your paper also abstract only in conference proceedings.

Conference Chair:

Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, McKibbon Endowed Chair, USF Sarasota-Manatee & President of ANAHEI


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