Middlesex University Dubai prepares to host the sixth Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences conference

Middlesex University Dubai is delighted to invite researchers and practitioners to join them for the much-anticipated sixth edition of the Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences (ERPBSS) international conference.

Held virtually from Middlesex University Dubai’s Knowledge Park campus from Thursday, February 24 to Saturday, February 26, the biennial, interdisciplinary conference is a vibrant and engaging event designed to engage researchers and practitioners from across a wide range of business and social science-focused fields. First launched 11 years ago, it encourages attendees to share their cutting-edge research, learn about the latest developments, take part in meaningful discourse and forge new connections.

Reflecting the difficulties faced since the COVID-19 pandemic began, ERPBSS 2022 will be held under the special theme of ‘Towards a Resilient Future’. The three-day conference will examine the world’s ability to recover from setbacks, adapt to change, and how it can keep going in the face of adversity.

Featuring specialists from a wide range of different fields, including Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Data Science, Education, Film, Psychology, Science and Technology, IT and Tourism, ERPBSS 2022 will unpack what ‘resilience’ lessons have been learnt at individual, community, country and regional level over the past few years and how these can be used to help tackle the cross-cutting issues of climate change, geopolitical risks and other problems within a post-pandemic world.

The 3-day packed conference will feature research and practitioner presentations keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions. The eleven special tracks will highlight relevant subjects such as ‘Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Building Agile and Resilient Supply Chains’, ‘Transformative Marketing’, and ‘Technology in Education’ and Meanwhile, undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world will be given the unique opportunity to present their research to an international academic audience through the new Student Research Track.

Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian, Chair of Research Committee and Conference Chair of ERPBSS 2022, said: “We are overwhelmed by the interest received for the ERPBSS 2022 conference. The 160+ submissions received from over 25 countries itself shows the resilience of our student, academic and industry community to share and discuss the lessons learned from the pandemic and ideas shaping the post-pandemic world.”

Dr Cody Morris Paris, Deputy Director Academic Planning & Research and Associate Professor of Social Science at Middlesex University Dubai, said: “Since we launched the first ERPBSS eleven years ago, the biannual conference has become one of the highlights of the University’s calendar. Every two years we welcome hundreds of delegates from leading institutions in the UAE, and more than fifty countries across the globe. Through this year’s theme of ‘resilience’ we will reflect on the vital lessons learned during the pandemic as well as look to the future as we look to address global issues and progress towards a more sustainable and just future. I’m excited for this year’s programme that brings together diverse perspectives to share their insights. .”