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Call for Papers-Annual Conference


The EuroMed Academy of Business announces the 5th Annual Conference


Conference Dates: October 4th-5th, 2012


The EuroMed Research Business Institute invites you to submit papers or
abstracts to the 5th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business
"Building New Business Models for Success through Innovation,
Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Responsibility" that will be held in
Glion-Montreux, Switzerland, 4th - 5th October 2012.


Hosted by: Les Roches-Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences


Venue: Glion Institute of Higher Education, Glion-Montreux, Switzerland



EMRBI Presidents:


Prof. Demetris Vrontis, Dean

Prof. Yaakov Weber, Chair

School of Business,

Dept. of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

University of Nicosia,

School of Business

Nicosia, Cyprus

College of Management, Israel


Conference Chairs:


Dr. Ruth Rios-Morales and Dr Ian Jenkings

Research Centre, Les Roches-Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences,



The conference is under the auspices of Les Roches-Gruyère University of
Applied Sciences & Glion Institute of Higher Education



Publication Opportunities


All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the Book of
Proceedings (with an ISBN number) which is approved for inclusion in the
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integrated index within
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significant papers, in terms of academic excellence, conferences-conventions

A selection of the best conference papers will also be considered for
publication in the following journals, most of which are internationally
ranked or/and ISI approved:


1.      EuroMed Journal of Business - EMRBI's official Journal

2.       International Journal of Organizational Analysis

3.       International Studies of Management and Organization

4.       Global Business and Economics Review

5.       World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management & Sustainable

6.       Economic Research

7.       Journal of Transnational Management

8.       Journal of Promotion Management 

9.       International Journal of Technology Marketing

10.   Journal for Global Business Advancement 

11.   Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

12.   International Journal of Online Marketing


Conference Goals

Les Roches-Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences is pleased to organize
the 5th EuroMed Academy of Business Conference to celebrate the 50th
Anniversary of its sister school Glion Institute of Higher Education. 

The EuroMed conference has established itself as one of the major Business
Management conferences of its kind in the EuroMed region (European and
Mediterranean), in terms of size, quality of content, and standing
reputation of attendees. Many of the papers presented contribute
significantly to the business knowledge base. Its Book of Proceedings is
highly recognized and accepted to be under citation. Many papers were
published in Special Issues in leading journals, and were driving
international research and teaching programs.

The conference attracts hundreds of leading scholars from leading
universities and principal executives and politicians from all over the
world with the participation or intervention of Presidents, Prime Ministers,
Ministers, Company CEOs, Presidents of Chambers, and other leading figures.

Author Guidelines


Submission Deadline: April 28rd, 2012



Please submit your paper and/or abstract to [log in to unmask] and to
[log in to unmask] by strictly adhering to the attached author guidelines.

All manuscripts (including abstracts) will be double blind reviewed. Please
indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track (only one) for
submission. All conference tracks are included at the end of this call.

The maximum number of papers accepted per author (either single or
co-author) is three.


Other Important Dates



Notification to authors:
June 4th, 2012

Early-bird registration:
Till August 08th, 2012

Deadline for inclusion in Book of Proceedings*                 September 7th

Late registration:
After August 08th, 2012

*Only papers or abstracts of participants registered until September 7th,
2012 will be included in the Book of Proceedings that will be distributed at
the conference. Papers and/or abstracts of participants who will register
after the above date will be included in the final book of proceedings that
will be distributed after the Conference.





EMAB-EMJB Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards


Sponsored by the
EuroMed Journal of Business, published by Emerald. A "Best Paper" and three
"Highly Commended Paper" awards will be presented at the conference and be
accepted for publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business.Only full paper
submissions will be considered for the awards.


LRG-UAS Best Student's Paper Award


Les Roches- Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences (LRG-UAS) is pleased to
offer an annual prize of 1,000 Swiss Francs (or currency equivalent) for the
Best Conference Paper by Doctoral Students presented at the 5th Annual
Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business. LRG-UAS is pleased to work in
partnership with the EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI) encouraging
and supporting young researchers. This paper will also be considered for
publication in the EuroMed Journal of Business.


EMAB Best Reviewer Awards


As part of the implementation of EMRBI goals and dedication to high quality
reviews process, Best Reviewer Awards will be presented to 5-10 Reviewers
whose reviews will be of high quality and clear contribution and will
provide positive recommendations for paper and research improvement to
authors. The evaluation criteria for this award will be published in the
conference website.


Research Fellowship Award


Participation in various activities of the conference and other EMRBI
activities are taken in consideration for awarding Research Fellowship
Awards. For details, please refer to 



Academic Business Consulting (ABC) Nexus


The Conference will include activities aiming to develop an Academic
Business Consulting Nexus as suggested by EMRBI members and accepted by the
Executive Board of EMRBI. Examples of such activities include:


1. Symposium and Professional Development Workshops (SPDW)

The EuroMed Symposiums and Professional Development Workshops (SPDW) (e.g.
professional to scholars) is a platform for colleagues to share knowledge
and expertise and foster the professional development of participants.  The
platform provides opportunities for developing innovative and creative
symposiums with the view of enriching participants through high standard
scholarly gatherings. Our goal is to have sessions encouraging new thoughts
and innovative research directions. 

2. Executive Workshop on M&A


The EuroMed 2011 Executive Workshop on Mergers & Acquisitions provides an
overview of state-of-the-art knowledge on success and failure factors in
domestic and international mergers and acquisitions from the buyer and
seller points of view (including managerial practical guide for planning
mergers and acquisitions, synergy analysis, evaluation and pricing,
negotiation, implementing post-merger integration process, dealing with
cultural differences, human resource challenges, and capturing synergy
potential). For more details, please visit EMRBI website or email Prof.
Yaakov Weber [log in to unmask] or Dr. Shlomo Tarba [log in to unmask]


3. Suggestions for more activities


Ideas and suggestions for more activities are invited. Please send 1-3 pages
descriptions of such proposed activities to Dr. Shlomo Tarba
[log in to unmask]


Doctoral Seminar on M&A


The EuroMed Academy of Business announces the EuroMed 2012 Annual Conference
Doctoral Seminar on M & A that will be held October 2nd and 3rd, 2012 (the
two days immediately preceding the conference) in Glion-Montreux,

Doctoral students, representing all areas of business, will explore their
research interests in a unique interdisciplinary and interactive workshop
with a panel of distinguished research faculty. Abstracts will be published
in the conference proceedings.

The seminar will provide a unique opportunity for doctoral students to
further develop their research ideas, learn about the challenges of
conducting M&A research and building a successful academic career in this
field, and broaden their professional networks. The format of the Seminar
will facilitate a constructive and supportive discussion among doctoral
students and participating faculty on topics of broad interest such as new
trends in conducting high-impact M&A research, managing the dissertation
stage and the job search process, and successful entry into the academic
career. In addition, students will receive concrete feedback on their
individual current research projects as well as ideas and guidance for their
future research agenda.

All participants in the Doctoral seminar are eligible for the EMAB Award for
the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal and will be exempted from the
conference registration fees. The institute offers a limited number of
scholarships up to 600 Euro each. For more details, please visit EMRBI
website and/or email to Prof. Yaakov Weber
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] or Dr. Shlomo Tarba
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]


Conference Venue - Glion Institute of Higher Education

The conference will take place at Glion Institute of Higher Education
<>, which is ranked among the top
hospitality management schools worldwide.


The Glion campus has a breathtaking panoramic view of the Swiss Riviera and
the French and Swiss Alps, overlooking the Lake Geneva region above

Complimentary bus transfer (10 minutes distance) to the conference venue and
back for all conference participants (meeting point - Eden Palace).


Conference Hotel - Eden Palace


The conference organizers have negotiated reduced prices for all conference
participants and accompanied people. These will be announced shortly at the
conference website. 


The Conference Hotel is Eden Palace  <> which is situated in the centre of Montreux and next to
the Casino  <> 


The hotel will offer to all conference participants the following benefits:


·         Free Wi-Fi (hotel public places) and cable access (from the room)
to internet 

·         Free welcoming drink

·         Free access to the Gym and special prices for the SPA

·         All guest will receive the 'Carte Riviera' for free public

·         10% discount to the hotel restaurants 



Organized Excursions


Visit the Château de Chillon 


An excursion will be organized on Saturday 6th of October to visit the
Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle). The Chillon Castle is Switzerland's
most visited historic monument, located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the
commune of Veytaux at the eastern end of the lake, 3 km from Montreux. The
oldest parts of the castle have not been dated, but the first written record
of the castle is done in 1160. From the mid 12th century, the castle was
home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century
by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken in a siege, but did change hands
through treaties. It was also visited by Lord Byron and Shelley (English
Poets) which inspired Bryon to write the famous poem 'the prisoner of
Chillon'. For more information visit:

This excursion (transportation and entrance fee) will be offered
complimentary to all conference participants. 


Bus Tour


A day excursion will be organized to some of the main attractions of the
area. This excursion is optional and individual delegates will have to do
their arrangements with the travel company. More information will be
provided shortly on the conference website.


Programme Tracks and Track Chairs:




1.	Services industries: Branding, marketing and crisis management.
Constantinos-Vasilios Priporas, University of Macedonia, Greece,
[log in to unmask]


2.	Innovative technology marketing strategies, CRM, RM, CKM and
performance. Mohammad Fateh Ali Khan Panni, City University,
[log in to unmask]  and Md. Shahriar Parvez, City University, Bangladesh,
[log in to unmask] 


3.	Dynamic Buyer Behaviour - Challenges and Prospects. Bhavani Prasad
Goli Veera, Kakatiya University, Warangal,

[log in to unmask] 


4.	Non-profit and public marketing. Isabel Macedo, University of Minho,
Braga, [log in to unmask] 


5.	Global marketing issues including Eco-marketing orientation,
governmental intervention, sustainable development. Githa Heggde, Welingkar
Education, Bangalore, [log in to unmask]  


6.	Online purchasing attitude and intention- factors and effects. Houda
Zarrad, Graduate School of Business of Tunis, Manouba State University
Campus, [log in to unmask] and Mohsen Debabi,  Graduate School of Business
of Tunis, Manouba State University Campus, [log in to unmask]


7.	Consumer behavior, relationship between quality and satisfaction.
Cecilia Silvestri, Dipartimento di Economia e Impresa, Università degli
Studi della Tuscia, [log in to unmask] 


8.	Strategic Branding: Designing, planning and managing Branding
Strategies,  Social media and Emotional Branding.Vesna Damnjanovic,PhD and
Branka Novcic, MSc, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of
[log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]



9.      Digital marketing: Interactive media and multichannel marketing,
on-line consumer behaviour, using social media and networks for marketing in
B2C and B2B. Manoj K. Jha, Sinhgad Institute of Business Management, Mumbai,
India, [log in to unmask] 


Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management:


10.	Motivation, job design, team work, leadership, organizational
citizenship. Yitzhak Fried, Syracuse University, [log in to unmask]


11.	Re-assessing Theory, Analysis, Cases and Practice. Peter Stokes,
University of Chester, UK, ([log in to unmask]), UK Country Director,
EMBRI, Chair, Organizational Behaviour Group, EMBRI.  Editor-in-Chief,
International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and Max Visser, Nijmegen
School of Management, Radboud University, The Netherlands, [log in to unmask]


12.	Leadership development, coaching and talent management. Matt
Mardanov, Harrison College of Business, Southeast Missouri State University,
[log in to unmask]


13.	Total Quality Management: Employee involvement, techniques, and
customer satisfaction. Gurhan Uysal, Ondokuz Mayýs University, Samsun,
Turkey, [log in to unmask] 


14.	Customers behaviour in financial services under conditions of
macroeconomic and fiscal volatility. Evangelos Tsoukatos, Technological
Educational Institute of Crete, [log in to unmask] and Ms. Maria
Englezou, Cyprus College - School of Business and University of
Gloucestershire, UK, [log in to unmask] 


Culture and Cross-Culture:


15.	Culture and performance. Orly Yeheskel, Tel-Aviv University, Israel,
[log in to unmask]              


16.	Cross-cultural communications, negotiations, ethnocentrism and
management, leadership in multicultural contexts. Carmen Rodriguez Santos,
University of Leon, Spain. [log in to unmask]


University of Rijeka, Croatia, [log in to unmask]


Diversity and Gender:


18.	Gender perspective in management: strategic policy, planning and
social innovation. Helena De-Sivilya Syna, Max Stern Academic College of
Emek Yezreel, Israel, [log in to unmask] 


19.	Labor market inequalities. Dahlia Moore, College of Management,
Israel, [log in to unmask] 


20.	Diversity management in international organisations and labour
markets. Lyn Glanz, [log in to unmask] , Peter Juskiw,
[log in to unmask] , Mary Famer, [log in to unmask] , Glion
Institution of Higher Education and Les Roches-Gruyère University of Applied
Sciences, and Marvee Marr,City University of Seattle, Bratislava, Slovakia,
[log in to unmask] 


21.	Crossing continents: Gender, Geography and Business. Helen Rodgers,
Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK,
[log in to unmask]    


22.	Women entrepreneurship: start-up and growth of women-owned firms.
Katerina Sarri,  University of Western Macedonia, [log in to unmask]


23.	Ethnicity, Business and Entrepreneurship in changing world.  Leo
Dana, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, [log in to unmask]  and
Carel Roessingh, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
[log in to unmask] 


Corporate Governance


24.	Corporate Governance: theories and concepts. 'Dr Dimitrios N.
Koufopoulos', Brunel University, London, UK.


Finance and Accounting:


25.	Technology application management in banking: Business process
reengineering, customer satisfaction, payment system, risk management,
financial integration and stability. Saroj Kumar Datta, Mody Institute of
Technology and Science, [log in to unmask]  and Sukanya Kundu, Mody
Institute of Technology and Science, [log in to unmask]


26.	Derivatives and Financial Risk Management. Saroj Kumar Datta, Mody
Institute of Technology and Science, [log in to unmask]   and Ruchika
Gahlot, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, [log in to unmask]


27.	Risk management: The emerging management skill. Yossi Raanan,
College of Management, Rishon LeZion, [log in to unmask]  


28.	Accounting and control. Dan Elnathan, College of Management,
[log in to unmask]  


29.	Credit risk management during the crisis: Probability of default and
pro-cyclicality, loss give default and the recovery process, exposure at
default measuremnt and forecast, liquidity risk management procedures,
portfolio risk management approaches. Gianluca Mattarocci, School of
Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata",[log in to unmask] 


Agriculture and Management


30.	Agriculture trade and businesses: privatization, customer behaviour,
labour management, marketing, real estate. Sara Edom, Ashkelon Academic
College, [log in to unmask]


31.	Business of agricultural products and agribusiness: Management,
financing, and decision support systems in agriculture.  Stamatis
Aggelopoulos, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki,
Greece, [log in to unmask]


Operation management 



32.	Project Management. Dr. Sigal  Kordova, Hulon Institute of
Technology, [log in to unmask]


33.	Operation Management. Dr. Sigal  Kordova, Hulon Institute of
Technology, [log in to unmask] 




34.	Transnational and immigrant entrepreneurship. Israel Drori, College
of Management- Academic Studies,  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] 



35.  Entrepreneurial and small business marketing:  Theory, Concepts,
Techniques and Definitions. Rosalind Jones, Bangor University,
[log in to unmask] and Zubin Sethna, University of Westminster,
[log in to unmask]  


36.	Entrepreneurship in developing countries: Trends and practices. Anu
Pandey, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, India,
[log in to unmask] 


37.  Corporate entrepreneurship/ intrapreneurship, minority groups,
indigenous entrepreneurs,  and developing countries. Leo Dana, University of
Canterbury, New Zealand, [log in to unmask] and Vanessa Ratten,
Deakin University, Australia, [log in to unmask] 




38.	International and regional trade and economics. Amir Shoham, College
of Management-Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, [log in to unmask] 



39.	The economic and regional development: actors, tools and policies.
Diego Matricano, Istituto di Ricerche sulle Attività Terziarie, Naples,
Italy, [log in to unmask]  


40.	Fiscal and labour market intervention and consequences for economic
and social development: banking and finance market, after the credit crunch
-strategic, financial and HRM perspectives. Simona Mihai Yiannaki, European
University, Cyprus, [log in to unmask] 



41.	Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in administrative contracts,
regulations and managerial implications for new public management. Anthony
Maniatis, Department of the Higher Technological Educational Institute of
Patras, Greece,  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] 


42.	The economic effects of the political and social protests in 2011 in
the Middle East in 2012 and beyond. Andrew Schein, Netanya Academic College,
Israel, [log in to unmask] 


Innovation, Technology and Online Business


43.	Global business innovation: strategy, systems, sectors, regional and
national development. Marios Trigkas, Department of  Wood and Furniture
Technology& Design, Karditsa, Greece, [log in to unmask] , Glykeria
Karagkouni, Department of Wood & Furniture Technology & Design, Karditsa,
Greece, [log in to unmask], and Ioannis Papadopoulos, Department of  Wood &
Furniture Technology & Design, Karditsa, Greece, [log in to unmask]


44.	IT in healthcare - improving quality of life: Balanced scorecard
approach, economy of healthcare industry on different levels. Misak
Vartanov, Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian
Federation, [log in to unmask] 


45.	Management of science, technology, innovation, quality, and
conformity assessment business. K.M.Mostafa Anwar, United Nations Industrial
Development Organization (UNIDO), Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh,
[log in to unmask] 


46.	Innovation and Pricing: costs, competition, and customer value-based
pricing. Andreas Hinterhuber, partner, HINTERHUBER & PARTNERS,
[log in to unmask] and Stephan Liozu, PhD candidate and CEO, Ardex
Americas, [log in to unmask]


47.	Technology, growth, and development: Relationships between
technological change, productivity, economic growth and socio-economic
development at the macro level. Suhail Sultan, Palestine Polytechnic
University, [log in to unmask]


48.	Online social networks: Users community, marketing and
advertisement, strategic and financial aspects, and trust management. Oren
Gil-Or, [log in to unmask]


Strategic Management:


49.	Competitive strategy and corporate strategy. Shlomo Tarba, College
of Management, Rishon LeZion, [log in to unmask] 


50.  Strategic alliances: Product vs. service alliances, network,
portfolios, knowledge sharing and creation through alliances.  Ian Kwan,
[log in to unmask] 


51.  M&A management:  post-merger integration, knowledge transfer, global
expansion. Ahammad Faisal Mohammad, Nottingham University, UK,
[log in to unmask]  and Athina Vasilaki, IESEG,
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] 


52.	Dynamic capabilities and dynamic flexibility. Alvaro Lopes Dias,
Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, [log in to unmask] and Renato Pereira,
Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, [log in to unmask] 


53.	Developing successful and value added strategic educational
alliances. Kip Becker, Boston University, [log in to unmask] 


54.	Value-driven business: process and methods for performance
improvement. Ahmad Alibabaei, [log in to unmask] 


55.	Value based management: Definitions, measurement, and management of
value drivers. Bernd Britzelmaier, Pforzheim University,
[log in to unmask] and Valentin Beck, Leeds Metropolitan University,
[log in to unmask] , and Patrick Kraus, Pforzheim University,
[log in to unmask]


Ethics and Social Responsibility


56.	Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Economies: Callenges,
potentials, risks.Johanna Telieps, Alanus University,
[log in to unmask] 


International Management/Business:


57.	New perspectives on managing multinational corporations. Dorra
Yahiaoui, Normandy Business School, [log in to unmask], Hela Chebbi,
EDC - Paris, [log in to unmask], and Adel Golli, Euromed Management,
[log in to unmask] 


58.	The role of the manager in turbulent international environments:
Differences between informal and formal decision making, new market
penetration modes, and headquarter-subsidiary interrelationships. Shlomo
Tarba, College of Management, [log in to unmask] 


59.	Globalization and mindset - Challenges and opportunities:
Diversification, outsourcing, and human resource management as companies
continue to expand into industrialized, emerging, and third world economies.
Aysar Philip Sussan, School of Business, Bethune - Cookman University,
Daytona Beach, FL, [log in to unmask] 


60.	International business and international management: Yaakov Weber,
College of Management-Academic Studies, [log in to unmask]


Tourism Management:


61.	Cultural heritage in the context of tourism industry: Branding and
promoting destinations, and the role of festivals, traditional food and
beverages on the firm competiveness. Amos Raviv, Israeli Center of
Management Studies,  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] 


62.	Wine business and globalization. Ruth Rios-Morales, University of
Applied Sciences, Switzerland, [log in to unmask]   and Mr. Claudio
Zucco, Les Roches-Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland,
[log in to unmask]


63.  Entrepreneurship and tourism, behaviour and culture in tourism
destinations, tourism planning and development models and experiences. Vitor
Ambrósio, Portugal, [log in to unmask] 


64.  Heritage of European river and sea coasts tourism: An asset for tourism
diversification. Gabriela Cecilia Stanciulescu, The Bucharest Academy of
Economic Studies, Romania, [log in to unmask] 


65.  World heritage sites as cultural tourism destinations. Laurentina
Vareiro, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal,
[log in to unmask]  and Paula Remoaldo,  University of Minho, Braga,
Portugal, [log in to unmask] 



General and Theories:


66.	E-Learning in Life Long Learning: Experiences, Trends, LMS,
eLearning Social Media. Enric Lopez, Director Master Oficial en Gestió
Estratègica de les Empreses, Barcelona, [log in to unmask] 


67.	Case study track. Yaakov Weber, College of Management - Academic
Studies, [log in to unmask] 


68.	Examination of different theories for extension of bargaining
solution analyses (e.g. behavioural theory, game theory, processes theory,
integrative theory, narrative theory, automated bargaining theory and anchor
pricing theory. Leonidas Papakonstantinidis, Technological Educational
Institute of Kalamata,  [log in to unmask] 


69.	Green Economy: businesses, management, market and other related
issues. Prof. Lalit Wankhade, SGGS Institute of Engg. & Technology,
[log in to unmask]


70.	Modern management techniques from Taylor to Today: Practitioners and
Their Theories. . Gurhan Uysal, Ondokuz Mayýs University, Samsun, Turkey,
[log in to unmask]



On behalf of the organizing committee

Professor D Vrontis and Professor Y Weber

EMRBI - Presidents


Prof. Yaakov Weber

1. Chair, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

School of Business Administration

College of Management

Rabin Blvd. 7

Rishon Lezion, Israel.


2. President, EMRBI

EuroMed Research Business Institute


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