Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research (JEECAR)


International Business Conference in Vienna, Austria


October 23-24, 2014


Venue: Webster University in Vienna, AU



The proposed conference will provide an exclusive forum to discuss and explore contemporary thinking of leading academic and business practice related to the economic influence of trade, tourism and politics on countries of the Eastern European and Central Asian region. We are looking to publish both theoretically-grounded and practice-oriented papers in field of Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.


All abstracts, manuscripts and proposals must be submitted online at by August 01, 2014 to be considered for publication in double-blinded, peer-refereed JEECAR journal, assumed that revised and completed papers will be received by September 15, 2014. One copy of printed journal will be provided free of charge to the authors attending the Vienna Conference in person. Questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to Dr. Sharon Kendrick, Conference Chair at [log in to unmask], or Dr. Nikolay Megits, JEECAR Editor-in-Chief at [log in to unmask]. For information how to submit a manuscript, visit


Conference Theme:

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Economic Shifts in Tourism, Trade and Politics


Pre-Conference: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Arrival, Registration, and Evening Social

Day 1: Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:10 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. Nikolay Megits, JEECAR Executive Editor, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

9:10 am to 9:30 am – Dr. Julian Schuster, Sr. VP and Provost, Webster University Address

9:30 am to 10:45 am - Session 1, Part 1: Marketing Tourism to Emerging Markets in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

10:45 am to 11:00 am - Mid-Morning Refreshment Break

11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Session 1, Part 2: Marketing Tourism to Emerging Markets in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Luncheon and Guest Speaker

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm - Session 2, Part 1: Business Entry Modes in Emerging Markets

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm - Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:30 pm to 4:45 pm - Session 2, Part 2: Business Entry Modes in Emerging Markets

Evening – Choice 1: Dinner On Your Own and Free Time; Choice 2: Pre-Arranged Dinner and Entertainment Choice

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – JEECAR Editorial Team Dinner Meeting


Day 2: Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 am to 8:45 am - Continental Breakfast

8:45 am to 9:00 am – Conference Chair Address, Dr. Sharon Kendrick, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Session 3, Part 1: Business Challenges in Emerging Markets and Strategic Implications

10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Ambassadorial Roundtable Discussions: Trade and Politics in Modern Post Soviet environment.

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm – Lunch and Presentation of Awards; Networking and Sharing Session

1:30 pm - Depart for Practicum: Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (Austrian National Tourist Office) in Vienna, Austria.

6:00 pm - Evening Closing Ceremonies and Fellowship


For additional information visit


Dr. Sharon Kendrick, Conference Chair

Assistant Professor, Business Administration and

Director of Resort and Club Management


JEECAR journal is published by Institute of Eastern Europe and Central Asia

with the support and cooperation of Webster University in St. Louis, MO


Nikolay Megits, Ph.D.
Department of
Economics, Marketing & Strategy
School of Business
Office: (612) 761-2277
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