Call for Papers 

The EuroMed Academy of Business announces the

9th Annual Conference

“Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Digital Ecosystems”


Warsaw, Poland

Recommended by Lonely Planet among the best destinations for 2016

September 14th-16th, 2016


Organized and Hosted by:

University of Warsaw Digital Economy Lab


EMRBI Presidents


Prof. Yaakov Weber

Director, Research Unit

School of Business

College of Management, Israel


Prof. Demetris Vrontis

Executive Dean and Director

University of Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus


Conference Chairs and Organizing Committee:


Prof. Katarzyna Śledziewska (chair)

PhD Renata Gabryelczyk (co-chair)

Conference Manager:

M.A.Tinatin Akhvlediani,

Organising committee:

M.A. Justyna Pokojska, Dr. Agnieszka Pugacewicz, Dr. Renata Wloch


M.A. Maja Rynkowska, M.A. Kristof Gyodi



Conference Goals


The EuroMed Academy of Business annual conference is established 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 are published in Special Issues in leading journals, and are driving international research and teaching programs.


The conference attracts hundreds of prominent scholars from leading universities, as well as principal executives and politicians from all over the world.


Our goal is to create a friendly and approachable academy and environment, a strong network, whereby its members (including senior worldwide scholars, faculty members, doctorate students, researchers and business practitioners) are guiding and mentoring each other. We differentiate as we assist participants to network and publish their valuable work (see below: a. Publication Opportunities, b. Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop and c. Meet the Editors Session). Our participants also form specialised teams getting involved in EU project funding. You can visit our Research Project Workshop (see below) that will take place during the conference.


In 2016, the annual EMAB Conference will, for the first time, be held in Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Poland). 200 years after the establishment of the University of Warsaw it will be dedicated to “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Digital Ecosystems”, due to the university’s particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference will bring together around 400 scientists, scholars, young researchers and entrepreneurs from all over the world and is anticipated to be the prevalent event of the year on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital ecosystems.


Author Guidelines


Submission Deadline*: March 27th, 2016



All manuscripts (including abstracts) will be double blind reviewed.

Please indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track number for submission. All conference tracks are included at the end of this call (brief track descriptions can be found at the conference website). Should you feel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks please indicate General Track. Alternatively, you may indicate the general area that you would like to have your manuscript reviewed under (eg Marketing, HRM, Strategic Management, Finance etc).

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

Important Dates


* Notification to authors  (for early submissions by February 15h

by April 11th, 2016 16

* Notification to authors (for submissions after February 15th)

by May 1st, 2016

Early-bird registration

Until July 18th, 2016

Late registration

After July 18th, 2016

Deadline for inclusion in Book of Proceedings **

August 1st, 2016



**Only papers or abstracts of participants registered until August 1st, 2016 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.


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 Conference Proceedings Citation Index — an integrated index within web of science. This distinction is given only to the most significant papers, in terms of academic excellence, conferences-conventions worldwide.

A selection of the best conference papers will also be considered for publication in journals most of which are internationally ranked or/and ISI/Scopus approved. Some of these journals will devote and publish a special issue based on conference papers.

For more information please see publication opportunities on the conference.





Research Project Workshop


With this Research Project Workshop, The EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB) expands on its successful past and present research co-operations. It encourages concerted research activities amongst its members and the creation of a wider EMAB research pool.


Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop


The workshop aims at exploring ways that will lead to the formation of a strong network of EMAB members collaborating in:



Doctoral Seminars


The EuroMed Academy of Business announces three Doctoral Seminars that will take place preceding the EuroMed 2016 Annual Conference. These will be held on 14th of September 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.

All participants in the Doctoral seminars 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 of up to Euro 600 each.

Presented papers and abstracts will be published in ISI Thompson Reuters accredited conference proceedings. The deadline for sending a paper to the Doctoral Workshop is the 15th July 2016.


  1. Doctoral Seminar on M&A


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.

For more details, please visit conference website or email Prof. Yaakov Weber [log in to unmask] or Dr. Shlomo Tarba [log in to unmask]



  1. Doctoral Seminar on Management


The seminar will provide Doctoral students, from all areas of Management Science, with the opportunity to debate their research between their peers and a panel of distinguished research faculty.

The seminar is designed to facilitate productive discussions on a wide range of topics such as new research streams in Management research, doctoral research implementation strategies, methodological issues, successfully entering academia etc. All research projects that will be presented will receive concrete feedback as well as proposals and advice on their upcoming research scheme.

For more details, please visit the conference website or email Dr Evangelos Tsoukatos [log in to unmask]


  1. Doctoral Seminar on Marketing

The Seminar relates to all facets of Marketing Science (i.e. Strategic Marketing- i.e. Growth and Competitive Strategies, Branding, Corporate and Behavioral Branding; Relationship Marketing; E-Marketing), International Marketing, Marketing Communications, Consumer Behaviour and Consumerism, Social/Societal Marketing. Doctoral students will have the opportunity to get individual and detailed feedback on all stages of the PhD/DBA journey, presentations held as well as on intended future publications from peers, distinguished faculty and editors in an interactive and stimulating ambience cross-fertilizing ideas for future research and/or possible collaboration, networking and career development.

For more details, please, visit the conference website or email Prof. Demetris Vrontis ([log in to unmask]) or Prof. Hans Ruediger Kaufmann ([log in to unmask]).


  1. Doctoral Webinar

Green and Clean: Sound trends for Market, Business and Society

Chair and Coordinator: Prof.dr.Carmen Costea USH Bucharest

Discussants: Janina Gabroveanu Vladoi and Gheorghe Bica


Green as a new living and working style is not new at all. The difference approach we consider here consists in how the business movement decide including the stodgy management decisions both for companies and institutions for people and society benefit.

The green movement has already accelerated into overdrive. The question is if corporate push and government stimulus the bio orientation in market and business will move forward society and human’s life along with the commerce and institutions’ changes.

The new trends will pose a challenge for business and society as a whole. What we see now is an entire restructuring of the world as we know it. As it is not only the business that will need the agility and adaptability to ride these trends into the future, more to come is expected from people and proactive institutions.


Programme Tracks and Track Chairs:

Please indicate, on the first page of your manuscript, the track number for submission. Should you feel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks below please indicate General Track. For a more detailed description of the conference tracks please visit the conference website



1.     Digital Economy and Business Ecosystems


Track Title



Digital economy



Digital society: mapping the research field



Digital entrepreneurship and global business



Ecosystems for social entrepreneurship and innovation: unleashing the value of hybrid enterprise models



Digital Ecosystems in Finance



Entrepreneurial talent mobility and ecosystems in emerging economies



Clusters, Industrial Districts and Business Ecosystems



Adoption of Innovative Health Technologies &  Development of Digital Health Ecosystems



Social networks: Creating value in a business ecosystem



2.     Competitiveness, Development and Sustainability


Track Title



Efficiency and sectoral competitiveness



 Sustainable Growth and Development (environment, society and economy).



Business Competitiveness and its Drivers in the Post Crisis Era: The European Mediterranean Perspective



Environmental Communication and sustainable development



3.     Conflict, Diversity and Cohesion


Track Title



Managing Diversity and Promoting Collaboration in the Context of Conflict



Women's Voices at Top Management in the Era of Complexity





4.     Finance and Accounting


Track Title



International Finance



Accounting theory and practice



Drivers of investors' risk tolerance under the behavioral finance perspective



New Fiscal and Monetary Policy trends in view of economic and currency reap



Economic factors in the treatment of chronic disease with particular attention to diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease.



5.     Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Track Title



Creativity, innovation and global entrepreneurship



Entrepreneurial orientation



Strategic Entrepreneurship



Entrepreneurship, Risk aversion and Inequality aversion



Academic Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer from Universities



Innovation Strategy in the Family Businesses



Cooperatives as an alternative economic model in the 21st century



6.     International Business and Management


Track Title



International Business and Management theory and practice



Public Service Management



Intercultural Competence in contemporary business



Management and Communication



Healthcare service development using eHealth



Unlocking the value of user generated content: emerging opportunities for business quality and innovation strategies



Advances in stakeholder relationship management and marketing: Theoretical development and practical implication



Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in administrative contracts. Regulations and managerial implications for New Public Management



Managing Multinational corporations in the Euro-Mediterranean region



Competence in managing projects



Supply Chain/Logistic Analytics



Chinese Direct Investments in Europe



Operations Management Applications in Emerging Areas



Corporate Governance and International Business: Strategy and Performance



7.     Marketing


Track Title



Marketing: Theory and Practice



Marketing Communication



Social Media Marketing



Mobile Marketing



Leveraging brand equity in e-commerce



Consumer behaviour



Innovative Practices in Services Marketing



Consumer Rights



Consumer Brand Relationships



Strategic Brand Management



The study of brand equity as a relationship between brand personality and consumer personality



Relationship Marketing & Customer Experience Management



Consumption culture



Multiple Brands and stakeholders relationships: brand self-distance and brand prominence









8.     Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management


Track Title



Organizational Behaviour: Theory, Cases and Practice



Human Resource Management



Cross cultural Perspectives of Human Resource Management/Development



In search of ethical workplace strategy: furthering the understanding of negative human workplace behaviours and approaches to their prevention.



Challenges on sustainable employability and innovative HRD practices



New Policies of preserving IT employees and preventing turnover in The Hi Tech Sector



9.     Strategic Management


Track Title



Strategic Management: Theory and Practice



Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions



10.                        Tourism


Track Title






Collaboration in tourism destinations and businesses



Educating for innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism and travel industries



The tourist industry and economic growth



Web marketing in tourism destinations



Innovation: the new challenge of tourist destinations



Rural Tourism: typology of tourists, motivation, marketing, communication, booking process, etc.



11.                        Wine, Food and Agribusiness Management


Track Title



Wine and Agribusiness



Sustainable and Socially Responsible Food Supply Chains



Food marketing and sustainability



Food and agriculture: shifting to a consumer-led model



Agribusiness Economics & Management: Policy, Financing and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture



12.                        General Tracks


Track Title



Business Analytics



General Track



13.                        Virtual Track


Track Title



Green and Clean: Sound trends for Market, Business and Society






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