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The 4th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business

Conference Venue: University of London Institute in Paris, Paris, France

Organized and Sponsored by: ECO-ENA: Economics & ECO-Engineering Associate, Inc., Canada

Paris, 31 January 2014

8:30 am to 6:00 pm




8:30 am – 9:00 am: Reception & Morning Refreshments

9:00 am – 9: 40 am: keynote speech by Thomas Henschel

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and their access to Business Finance

9:40 am – 10: 00 am: Open Discussion

Chaired by Thomas Henschel & Handley-Schachler


10:00 am – 12:00: Sessions on micro & macro-dimensions of financial risk & financial analysis


10:00 am – 10:20 am Norhayati Sulaiman

Clarifying the financial literacy dimensions for the performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

A paper joined with Clive Morley and Amalia di Irio

10:20 am – 10:40 am Rangga Handika

Risk premiums in interconnected Australian electricity futures markets

A paper joined with Stefan Truck

10:40 am – 11:00 am Bilal Fayiz Omar

The effect of compliance to mandatory disclosure on the extent of voluntary disclosure: case study

A paper joined with Nidal Zalloum

11:00 am – 11:20 am Anke Valentin

SME lending relationships: A learning perspective

A paper joined with Thomas Henschel

11:20 am – 12:00: Sessions Discussions of papers by Norhayati Sulaiman, Rangga Handika, Bilal Omar, and Anke Valentin


12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Sessions on entrepreneurship & leadership and business in general with case studies from different countries


1:00 pm – 1: 20 pm: Ahmad Arham

Leadership and organizational performance: An investigation of SMEs in Malaysia

A paper joined with Nuttawuth Muenjohn and Carlene Boucher

1:20 pm – 1: 40 pm: Mona Farid Badran

Access and use of ICTs in female-owned SMEs in Arab countries, and Brazil: A comparative study

1:40 pm – 2: 00 pm: Dai Yun

The performance measurements in the UK biotechnology companies

A paper joined with M. Handley-Schachler

2:00 pm – 2: 20 pm: Nassr Ahmad & Mustafa S. Treki

Privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Libya: An evaluation of the policies, procedures and experience

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm: Sessions Discussions of papers by Ahmad Arham, Mona Badran, Dai Yun, and Nassr Ahmad


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Coffee & Refreshments Break


3:30 pm – 4: 00 pm: Panel Discussion  

Entrepreneurship & Small Business – Main differences from academics & practitioners perspectives

Chaired by Ghada Mohamed & Handley-Schachler

In this session; the American Expert Brian Moran will join us from USA over-Skype to address the topic of "The Three Types of Buisness Owners: Small Business, Passionate Small Business and Entrepreneur."


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Sessions on economic aspects of business environment & development and government policy analysis


4:00 pm – 4: 20 pm: Ramadan Antniesha

Literature review on factors influencing accessing bank loan issues of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – Country case study

A paper joined with Nassr Ahmad

4:20 pm – 4: 40 pm: Hebatallah Ghoneim  

Ration card: Targeting, leakage and cost – Country case study

4:40 pm – 5: 00 pm: Mohammad Mahasneh  

Smart grid policy and law – Country case study

A paper joined with Qais Alsafasfeh

5:00 pm – 5: 20 pm: Ghada Mohamed  

Micro-finance, poverty reduction and impact analysis – Country case study

5:20 am – 6:00: Sessions Discussions of papers by Ramadan Antniesha, Hebatallah Ghoneim, Mohammad Mahasneh, and Ghada Mohamed


6: 00 pm: Closing


6: 00 pm - 6:30: Dessert gathering


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