Leadership and Entrepreneurship Research and Application Center


Dear Sir/Madam, In today’s globalizing world, the survival of the business world and countries in a constantly competitive environment depends on the entrepreneurs who are the engine of the economy and their ability to create differences in the businesses. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important for entrepreneurs to reflect their innovative perspectives on the business world and to engage in innovation activities. In this context, entrepreneurship and innovation, which are undoubtedly complementary to each other, are the basic dynamics of development and economic value creation, both regionally and globally.

In this framework, in addition to academic studies, İstanbul Ticaret University, the “university of the business world”, which continues its cooperation with the business world and other stakeholders, especially with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, will organize the 1st International Leadership and Entrepreneurship Symposium on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” on 20-21 May 2024. The symposium will be held in cooperation with İstanbul Ticaret University “Leadership and Entrepreneurship Application and Research Center” and “Information Technologies Application and Research Center”.

The aim of the symposium is to contribute to the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation and provide an opportunity for academics, public, private and NGO representatives from Türkiye and abroad to share their original and scientific studies and present new perspectives. The full text of accepted papers and approved by the jury will be published in the Special Issue of İstanbul Ticaret University Journal of Social Sciences, which is being scanned in the databases of ULAKBİM-TR Index, EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate, ProQuest, SOBIAD and OpenAIRE.

We expect you to participate in the 1st International Leadership and Entrepreneurship Symposium with your valuable studies and wish you success in your studies. The themes, explanatory notes and the important dates are mentioned below. You are kindly
requested to send your abstract and full text papers to the following address:


Contact: ulgs@ticaret.edu.tr

Best Regards,

İstanbul Ticaret University
Leadership and Entrepreneurship Application and Research Center & Information Technologies Application and Research Center

Women’s Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Social Entrepreneurship Social Innovation
Art Entrepreneurship Sustainable Innovation
Strategic Entrepreneurship Open Innovation
Internal Entrepreneurship Innovation Trends
Digital Entrepreneurship Lean Innovation
Corporate Entrepreneurship Leadership and Innovation
Green Entrepreneurship University-Industry Cooperation and Innovation
Academic Entrepreneurship Technological Innovation
International Entrepreneurship Digital Innovation
Creative Entrepreneurship Marketing Innovation
Entrepreneurial Flexibility Service Innovation
Entrepreneurial Leadership Innovation and Economy
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Innovation Studies in Social Sciences

• In addition to the above-mentioned themes, the symposium is open to original studies from all
disciplines related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
• Abstracts and full-text papers must comply with the spelling rules of İstanbul Ticaret University
Journal of Social Sciences (https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/iticusbe/writing-rules).
• Full-text papers and abstracts can be in English or Turkish. If the text is in Turkish, English abstract;
If it is in English, a Turkish abstract should be added