About The Conference



Dear Colleague,

The 9th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation, and Business Management will be held at Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey, between the dates of December 12th and December 13th, Thursday and Friday. Organized by Beykent University in cooperation with Yildiz Technical University, Gebze Technical University, Istanbul Technical University, and the International Strategic Management and Managers Association, this year’s conference will focus on the theme of Leadership, Innovation, Media and Communication. Leadership and innovation issues in media and communication are two of the areas this year’s conference will explore. This represents an attempt by the conference to open up its horizons to related disciplines.

The conference will be addressed by two distinguished keynote speakers: Professor Erik Knudsen of the University of Central Lancashire, the UK, and Dr. JeroenKraiijenbrink of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The biographies of our keynote speakers may be viewed on the conference Web site at http://isma.info/icltibm2019/

As part of the CEDIMES/CEDIFIRM network, we may hold sessions in French (while the papers to be submitted to the review process and all communications with the authors will be in English).

Selected papers will have a chance to be published in the following journals*:

  • International Journal of Organizational Leadership (indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Journal of Global Strategic Management (an internationally refereed journal published by the International Strategic Management and Managers Association and abstracted and indexed in several indexes and databases such as Cabell's, ISI and the Global Impact Factor),
  • Eurasian Academy of Sciences Social Sciences Journal (ISSN:2149-1348) is registered, abstracted and indexed in RePEC,Crossref, citations in Economics, Open Access, Google Scholar, EBSCO, EconPapers, ASOS Index, Journal Access of Open Directory (JAOD).
  • Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (IJRBS) is registered, abstracted and indexed in RePEC, DOAJ, Google Scholar, EconPapers, Proquest, ASOS Index.
  • Journal of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, http://www.pressacademia.org/journals/jefa
  • Journal of Management, Marketing, and Logistics, http://www.pressacademia.org/journals/jmml/
  • Research Journal of Business and Management, and Management, http://www.pressacademia.org/journals/rjbm/
  • Journal of Business, Economics and Finance, http://www.pressacademia.org/journals/jbef/

*Some of the above journals may require a subsequent review process and/or a processing/publication fee. Please contact the editors of the journals for more information.


This year’s conference proceedings will again be published on-line by Future Academy, in their on-line publication European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which may be accessed through the link http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/library, and they will also be submitted for consideration to be included in Clarivate Analytics’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Those conference papers that will be considered for publication in one of the academic journals listed above will not be submitted to the European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences; therefore, authors who indicate their willingness to have their papers to be thus considered automatically forfeit their right to publication in the European Proceedings of Social and Behavioral Sciences. At least one author is required to complete the registration process by November 15, 2019, in order for the paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings CD. Participation certificates will be given subject to presentation of the papers at the conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit full and original research papers which have not been published or submitted for consideration elsewhere. All manuscripts should be professionally proofread before the submission.

For international participants a post-conference tour of Istanbul’s historic peninsula will be available on December 14, 2019, at no additional charge.

Please find below a list of key dates and conference participation fees. Manuscript guidelines are accessible on the Web site through the following link: http://www.isma.info/icltibm2019/?p=manuscript-guidelines. For more information regarding the 9th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business Management, please visit our conference Web site at http://isma.info/icltibm2019.

Please submit your papers to [email protected]
We are looking forward to your valued contributions to the 9th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business Management, focusing on “Leadership, Innovation, Media and Communication.”



Chairman of the Conference
Editor in Chief, Journal of Global Strategic Management
Prof. Dr. Cemal ZEHİR; Yıldız Technical University

Prof. Dr. Lütfihak ALPKAN, Co-Chair ; Istanbul Technical University 
Prof. Dr. Oya ERDİL, Co-Chair; Gebze Technical University
Prof. Dr. Oğuz MAKAL,  Co-Chair; Beykent University
Associate Prof. Dr. Tanses GÜLSOY, Co-Chair; Beykent University


Key Dates:

November         4, 2019          Due Date for Submission of Full Papers

November       11, 2019          Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers

November       18, 2019          Due Date for Submission of Final Papers

November       25, 2019          Due Date for Early Registration




(After November 25, 2019)

Students and Research Assistants (  )

100 €

120 €

Academicians (  )

150 €


Guests/Listeners ( )



**Exceeding pages

20 € (per page)

20 € (per page)