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 Context”.

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 Training
•      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 Relationships
•      Managing intangibles in the global supply chain and operations management
•      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 Issue
-    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 (Chair), Professor & Vice Rector UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Stefano Marasca (Chair) , Professor, Dept. of Management, UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.

Marco Cucculelli (Chair), 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 Bangalore
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, Germany
Johan de Jager, Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
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: [log in to unmask]

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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