The 2nd Graduate Studies Conference “2nd IHU GRADCON 2019” was held on Friday, May 17 in the Başakşehir Campus of Ibn Haldun University. Within the scope of the event, 43 graduate students had the opportunity to present their studies on various subjects in 12 different sessions held in 3 different halls.
The welcome speech of the conference was delivered by Mehmet Yücel Türksezer, Dean of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In his speech, Türksezer stated that the University attaches great importance to the academic development of graduate students and added “on that occasion students will present their academic studies and then they will receive a feedback from the juries.”
Multiplexity approach does not reject the other scientific approaches, yet it gives them the opportunity to exist
The keynote speaker of the conference was the President of Ibn Haldun University Professor Recep Şentürk. Professor Şentürk delivered a presentation on “Multiplix Approach Social Sciences: Going Beyond the Canon.”
“Intellectually, the anti-reductionism has given the rise to an open-minded structure of multiplexity, which can be seen in the clearest way in the Islamic thought.” Şentürk talked over multiplexity in Islamic thought and science by giving one by one examples in the following headings: multiplex existence (Merâtibü’l-Wücûd), multiplex epistemology (Merâtibü’l-Ulûm), multiplex meanings (Merâtibü’l- Me’ani), multiplex truths (merâtibü’l-hakâik) and multiplex methodology (merâtibü’l-usûl). He stated that this approach had this multiplex open understanding of science, which does not reject the other scientific understandings yet, it gives them the opportunity to exist.
Following the speech of Professor Şenturk, the 2nd Graduate Studies Conference continued with the presentations of the graduate students.
The titles of the presented theses in Management Sciences are as follow: “A COSO-Based Internal Control Analysis of Firms in The Light of Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management: The Case of Ghana,” “The Impact of Social Sustainability on the Supply Chain Performance in MENA Region,” “Business Models of Sustainable Food Production Companies: The Turkish Example,” “Lean Service Operations and a lean management at a private university,” “Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Uganda and Kenya,” “How does Renewable Energy Performance of Companies affect their Financial Performance in Emerging Markets?” “Board Characteristics and ESG: Evidence from Emerging Markets,” “Franchising as an International Entry Mode Strategy: The Turkish Case,” “IPR Protection and Forced Technology Transfer in China,” “The impact of cultural differences on corporate social responsibility: a globe study of 8 countries,” “Foreign Direct Investment and Development: With Special Reference on Turkmenistan,” “Effect of Political Economy on Human Development Index: Case of Burundi,” “Effect of Service Quality and Price on Customer Loyalty,” “Effects of the Cultural Differences on Financial Performance of the Organization,” “Airlines passengers’ pre-purchase decision making: a case study of international students in Turkey,” “The relationship between commodity index and S&P 150 shariah index,” “Implementation of CoVaR A Measure for Systemic Risk The Turkish Case,” “Examining Relationship Between Returns On Gold Prices, Us Dollar-Turkish Lira Exchange Rate And Turkish (Borsa Istanbul) stock market Index-BIST 100 Using a Generalised Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroscedastic (GARCH) Model,” “Impact of Microfinance on economic growth of underdeveloped Communities: A Case Study of Microfinance in Pakistan.”
The titles of the presented theses in Humanities and Social Sciences are as follow: “Implementations of Shari’a in Aceh after the Tsunami 2005-2017: Problems, Solutions, and Challenges,” “The American Occupation and the Abolition of Shinto: Modernizing Japanese Values and Identity,” “The Reflection of Reforms in Turkey in the Medeniyet Newspaper,” “Husserlian Phenomenology as a Critique of Empiricist Methodology in History,” “An Islamic Account of Reformed Epistemology,” “Yusuf Khass Hajib and Confucius’s thoughts of state: comparative study,” “A Transcendental Approach to Lövenheim-Skolem Theorem,” “Adjustment Issues of International Students and Their Coping Strategies,” “Al-Nuraniya as a Model to Teach Non-Arabic Speakers the Holy Qur’an,” “Spice Trade and the Indo-Ottoman relations (1500-1700),” “Is Instagram platform harmful to young adults’ mental health?” “Watching Practices of University Youth of Festival Cinema in Turkey,” “Understanding the Role of Ethnic Networks in African Migration: The Case of Migrants from Rwanda to Uganda,” “Kadim: An Ambiguous Concept for Change but Working Legitimization Tool,” “Food for Thought: A Literature Review of Global Food History with a Specific Focus on Ottoman Food History,” “Analysis of tourism sustainability in terms of sense of place and social continuity: tourism development in Antalya.”
At the end of the conference, awards were given for the best presentations as a result of evaluations done by our academicians, and a group souvenir photograph was taken.