We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the  *13th International
Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development
(SGBED) at UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona (Italy) - July
16-18, 2014. *This year the conference theme is "*Managing the
"Intangibles": Business and Entrepreneurship Perspectives in a Global

The details are described as follows or access our website at  for more information.

*Nature and Scope of the  Conference *
Compared to tangible assets, "intangibles", or knowledge-based resources,
are among the most important determinants of  institutions,  business  and
industry performance.  Recognizing  their  role  in  promoting
entrepreneurship,  firm performance and socio-economic advancement, several
developed countries have recently estimated the economic value of R&D and
other forms of innovations, and have integrated them into the measurement
of GDP. At the same time, several  studies  have  questioned  the  net
benefits  of  globalization  and  the  impact  of  "intangibles"  on  the
level  and distribution of income and wealth.  These mixed results indicate
that the role of intangibles and knowledge resources as a source of
equitable development is an open issue and hence of significance for
theoretical and empirical research. In this framework, the 13 th Conference
of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) invites
empirical and conceptual research with a focus on the role of the
"intangibles" in advancing equitable development in a global business and
institutional perspectives.

* The topics listed below are for illustration only:*
*      Human Capital Management
*      Knowledge Management, Online Education, Higher Education & Executive
*      Knowledge Transfer within and Across Organizations
*      Innovation and knowledge diffusion Role of Information Communication
Technologies (ICT),  R&D Networks, Technology Clusters, Science Parks,
Business Incubators;
*      Innovation Models: Reverse, Frugal, Incremental & Disruptive
*      Managing R&D & Patents & Intellectual Property Rights
*      Accounting Standards, Valuation & Reporting of Intangibles
*      Transfer Pricing, Taxation Issues of Intangibles
*      Marketing of Intangibles: Patents, Designs, Software, Digital
Products, Apps*      Brand Management; Brand Equity
*      Multi-channel Strategies: Digital Marketing; Customization; Social
Media; E-Commerce
*      Managing Global Customer, Supplier and other stakeholder
*      Managing intangibles in the global supply chain and operations
*      Managing intangibles in services businesses
*     Financial intangibles
*      Entrepreneurship in the Knowledge Economy
*      Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental
Protection & Sustainability

*Submission Deadlines:*
Abstracts/Proposals: March 17, 2014
Review Decision on Abstract: April 15, 2014
Final Paper submission: June23, 2014

*Supporting Peer reviewed Journals: *
-    International Journal of Management Cases (ISSN 1741-6264) - Special
-    International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing (ISSN
2045-810X) - Special Issue
-     Small Business / Piccola impresa (ISSN: 0394-7947)

*Presented in Cooperation with*

** Montclair State University Center for International Business, NJ, USA*
** Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia*
** Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India*
** EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain*
** Comenius University Faculty of Management in Bratislava, Slovakia*
** Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK*
** University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China*
** The Hongkong Polytechnic University, Hongkong*
** University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico*

 *Conference Research Committee*

Gian Luca Gregori<>
Professor & Vice Rector UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Stefano Marasca<>
, Professor, Dept. of Management, UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche,
Ancona, Italy.

Marco Cucculelli<>
Professor, Dept. of Economics and Social Sciences, UniversitÓ Politecnica
delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.


Tony Travaglione, Professor & Pro-Vice Chancellor, Curtin Business School,
Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Ramon Noguera, Academic Dean, EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Dusan Soltes, Professor, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Management
Vesa Routamaa, Professor, Dept. of Management, University of Vaasa, Finland
Sherriff T.K Luk, Assoc. Professor, Department of Management & Marketing,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Nitin Sanghavi, Professor, Manchester Business School, UK
Vasant H. Raval, Professor of Accounting, Heider College of Business,
Creighton University, USA
Jose Sanchez Gutierrez, Professor, Dept. of Marketing, University of
Guadalajara, Mexico
Harald Kupfer, Professor & Scientific Director of Studies, FOM University,
Johan de Jager, Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, South
Pawel Kawa, Professor & Vice Rector for Scientific Research, Cracow School
of Banking and Management, Poland,
Ivan Russo, Professor, University of Verona, Italy
Gianpaolo Vignali, Professor, School of Materials, University of
Manchester, UK
Tonino Pencarelli, Professor, Economics and Business Management, UniversitÓ
degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo", Italy

 *Conference Secretariat*

Department of Management, UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

*Host Coordinator*

Dr. Silvio Cardinali<>,
Assistant Professor of Marketing and communication, Dept. of Management,
UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy [log in to unmask]

*SGBED Coordinators*

Emeritus Professor Samir Ranjan Chatterjee, Curtin University & Chair,
Board of Governors, SGBED

C. Jayachandran, Professor of Marketing & International Business, School of
Business, Montclair State University, NJ 07043 & President SGBED; email:
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 Kind regards,

Mario Ogasavara

   *Prof. Mßrio Henrique Ogasavara, Ph.D.*

*SGBED Area Coordinator - Brazil Master and Doctoral Program in
International Management *
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