CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
TECNOLóGICO DE MONTERREY AND THE JOURNAL OF GLOBAL COMMERCE RESEARCH INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL COMMERCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
When: February 2-4, 2011
Where: DAF Monterrey Tech Business School,
Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Among the challenges facing the world today are; poverty, water and climate change. This conference focuses on two major themes; Social entrepreneurship and alternative (renewable) energy. Social entrepreneurship has been defined as a combination of “economic benefits of entrepreneurship with the delivery of social and environmental outcomes” and is perceived as holding “the potential to assist the economic and social development of individuals and societies around the world” (Haugh, 2007: 743). In line with this description, business people, have and are developing new business concepts and models that have a positive impact on businesses and society. The most well known social intra-entrepreneur is Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank. He embarked on making tiny loans for self-employment to people who could not get loans from commercial Banks. This practice later became known as micro financing. Today the Grameen Bank is a multi-million enterprise and millions of people have benefitted from the practice. Many social intra-entrepreneurs, though less known than Muhammad Yunnis, are making significant contributions to reducing the poverty levels; they include Nick Hughes and Susie Lonie from Vodafone’s Mobile Phone Money Transfer Service or Luis Sota from CEMEX with the program Patrimonio Hoy which helps poor people to build houses.
Another problem is the lack of access to clean water by about 1 Billion people worldwide resulting in a variety of health problems. Superimposed on the poverty and safe water issues, is the dependence on traditional sources of fuel such as oil, natural gas and coal which significantly contribute to climate change because these fossil based fuels emit green house gases and in some cases particulate materials and mercury. To curtail these emissions, businesses are replacing fossil fuels with clean energy sources; solar, wind, tides, geothermal or tidal waves which do not generate environmentally harmful byproducts in addition to utilizing energy efficient and clean energy technologies.
The conference invites international scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts, posters, and proposals pertaining to climate change, renewable energy, clean water, and poverty reduction.
Accepted papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award and publication in the Journal of Global Commerce Research (www.journalofglobalcommerceresearch.com) or the Journal of Current Research in Global Business.
Send your submissions (word 2003 or higher) and suggestions for panel discussions by October 15, 2010 to:
Dr. Jorge Wise at: Jwise@itsem.mx
Or Dr. Luka Powanga at: Lpowanga@Regis.edu