The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries were central to cultural interaction and economic cooperation through regions of the Asian continent connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea. With the recent initiatives taken by the countries along the Silk Road (including China, Kazakhstan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, India and Russia), the Silk Road promises to offer trade and cultural exchange opportunities with the potential to shape the modern world.
Supported by the British Council Creative Spark programme, this international conference invites ‘developmental papers’ (2 pages) that will address socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and technological complexities and challenges of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship across the Silk Road. We welcome both conceptual and empirical research papers that link knowledge to different regional and country contexts in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Russia, Iran and Turkey but not limited to these countries. The aim of the conference is to advance entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation research as well as practitioners’ and policy makers’ understanding of the interactions and the dyadic relationship between the Silk Road and creative industries.
Submissions are welcomed from different conceptual and methodological positions related but not limited to the following topics:
- Women entrepreneurship and empowerment
- Inclusive entrepreneurship
- New product and service development
- Entrepreneurship ecosystem
- Stakeholder management in creative ecosystem
- Social impacts of entrepreneurship
- Creativity and innovation in creative industries
- Entrepreneurial intentions of prospective entrepreneurs
- Use of digital technology and internet in creative industries
- Entrepreneurship training and education
- Internationalisation of creative industry firms
- Craft sector and heritage management
- Entrepreneurship, creativity and sustainable development
- Impact of COVID-19 on Creative Industry and Small Businesses
The official language of the conference is English.
The date of the conference is postponed to September 2020 due to COVID-19. Additional information will be published on our website. Stay tuned! Conference will be held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Deadline for submission of two pages developmental paper – 30th June 2020.
There is no Conference Registration and Attendance Fee.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Service Industries Journal (SSCI Indexed Journal https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fsij20 ). However, conference attendance does not mean guaranteed publication. This is a research capacity building conference. Attendees will receive feedback on their submissions to improve their research ideas further with the aim of bringing their developmental papers to the publishable standards.
Each presentation will last 15 minutes. There will be an online presentation opportunity for those researchers who cannot present in person.
Professor Levent Altinay, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Endrit Kromidha, University of Birmingham
Dr Armiyash Nurmagambetova, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
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