Global Business Research Symposium

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. 

The 2022 GBRS will take place at St. John’s University’s campus in Rome, Italy, from June 29 to July 1.

GBRS Executive Committee

Hilmi Elifoglu, Director
David Y. Chan, Co-Director
Ivan Abel, Editor, Proceedings Editor
Igor M. Tomic, Founder
Biagio Pilato, Treasurer
Joan Ball
Aleksandr Gevorkyan
Niall Hegarty
Maria Pirrone
Yun Zhu

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

Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

I. Hilmi Elifoglu, Ph.D., The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

Anthony McDonnell, Ph.D., University College Cork, Ireland

Justyna Matysiewicz, Ph.D., University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Ivan Abel, Ph.D., The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

Salvatore Moccia, Ph. D., UNIR - Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain

Michael T. Tasto, Ph.D., Southern New Hampshire University

Sławomir Smyczek, Ph.D., University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Igor M. Tomic, Ph.D., The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

Gregory Randolph, Ph.D., Southern New Hampshire University

Vipul Bansal, Ph.D., The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

Prof. Yildiz Y. Guzey, Ph.D., Beykent University, Turkey