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Global Business Research Symposium

The Global Business Research Symposium (GBRS or Symposium) was originally founded as the Financial Services Institute [FSI] at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University in New York in 1995.  In 2006, FSI Directors Don Pitti and Igor Tomic extended the activities of the Institute and formed an international symposium that met annually. As the Symposium addresses issues in all business sciences, in 2013 the Board of Directors changed the name from FSI to the Global Business Research Symposium.  In 2016, the first publication of the Symposium’s online journal, JGBRS, will take place in the fall.

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GBRS Executive Committee

Igor M. Tomic, Director, GBRS 
Hilmi Elifoglu, Program Director, Editor, GBRS
Ivan Abel, Proceedings Editor, GBRS
Biagio Pilato, Treasurer, GBRS

Symposium Committees

Best Paper
Maria Pirrone, Slawomir Smyczek, Salvatore Moccia, Justyna Matysiewicz, Mike Tasto, Greg Randolph, Ivan Abel, and other senior researchers appointed at each venue.

Online Journal, JGBRS
Mike Tasto, Greg Randolph, Robert Salvino, Igor Tomic

Special Programs 
Mike Tasto, Greg Randolph, Biagio Pilato, and Joan Ball

Symposium Marketing
Joan Ball, Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

GBRS Board of Directors

Sławomir Smyczek, Ph.D.University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Justyna Matysiewicz, Ph.D.University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Yildiz Y. Guzey, Ph.D.Beykent University, Turkey
Salvatore Moccia, Ph.D.Researcher and author, Spain
Victoria Shoaf, Ph.D.St. John’s University, USA
Vipul Bansal, Ph.D.St. John’s University, USA
Michael T. Tasto, Ph.D.  Southern New Hampshire University, USA
Gregory Randolph, Ph.D.Southern New Hampshire University, USA
Ivan Abel, Ph.D.St. John’s University, USA
I. Hilmi Elifoglu, Ph.D.St. John’s University, USA
Homer Bonitsis, Ph.D.New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Igor M. Tomic, Ph.D.St. John’s University, USA