Prof. Christos Pitelis
Dean - College of Business
Chair of Advisory Committee


It is my pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2019) organized by the College of Business at Abu Dhabi University UAE, in collaboration with the Global Corporate Governance Institute (GCGI) USA.  This year’s conference theme is on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability.  The conference will take place on the 12th and 13th of June 2019 in Abu Dhabi, the largest Emirate and the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

CSR is a broad concept that applies to any type of organization. It refers to legal and moral organizational obligations that relate to the impact of their operations on society, economy and environment.  The conference focuses on how CSR principles and practices can be developed and leveraged by managers and leaders to drive organizational performance and societal prosperity.

ICOM 2019 welcomes researchers, professionals from industry, the public and third sectors, and Doctorate students from around the globe to present their latest research in the broad areas of the Conference theme.

I look forward to welcoming you in beautiful Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Chris Pitelis
Dean - College of Business
Chair of the Conference Advisory Committee




















About Abu Dhabi University (ADU)

Abu Dhabi University is a private, multi-campus University committed to meeting the education, skills and knowledge needs in the United Arab Emirates and neighboring countries through qualifications and standards that are respected across the world. 

Although young, the University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, student experience, research and corporate education. We are regularly featured in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings as among the best higher education institutions in the region. We hold prestigious international accreditations for the institution as a whole, for particular fields of provision and for specific programs. We were the first private higher education institution in the UAE and the GCC region to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business holds international accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation. In addition, its College of Engineering has earned accreditation from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It houses the only architecture program to hold accreditation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 

According to the QS World Universities Rankings, ADU ranks in the top 701-750 universities worldwide, the top 150 leading institutions under 50 years, the top 27 universities in the Arab World, and the top 6 in the UAE. Being rated 3rd globally for international faculty and 10th for international students, we consider diversity to be among our key strengths. 

Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University has over 7,500 students across its four campuses and sponsored programs. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and the University College, we offer undergraduate and graduate programs across arts, law, education, business and management, engineering and sciences, including to Etihad pilots, trainees and personnel of the UAE military. Alongside the well-established campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, we have launched a new campus in Dubai Knowledge Park and recently opened a teaching facility in the Al Dhafra Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. In addition, a brand-new state-of-the-art campus is planned to open in Al Ain in September 2019.