Call for Papers  

The EuroMed Academy of Business announces its 

10th Annual Conference 

“Global and national business theories and practice: bridging the past with the future”


Rome, Italy

September 13th-15th, 2017


Organized and Hosted by:

“Sapienza” University of Rome 



EMRBI Presidents


Prof. Demetris Vrontis                                        Prof. Yaakov Weber

Executive Dean and Director                                 Director, Research Unit

University of Nicosia                                         School of Business

                    Nicosia, Cyprus                                               College of Management, Israel


Conference CHAIRS


CHAIR: Prof. Stefano Fontana (”Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy)

CO-CHAIR: Prof. Silvia Solimene (”Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy)

CO-CHAIR: Prof. Daniela Coluccia (”Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy)







Conference Goals


The EuroMed Academy of Business annual conference is one of the major Business Management conferences of its kind in terms of size, quality of content, and standing reputation of attendees. Many of the papers presented contribute significantly to the business knowledge base. 


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. Some of the conference distinctions are: 

A. Publication Opportunities, 

B. ISI and ISBN Conference Book of Proceedings (under Citation Index),

C. Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop, and 

D. Meet the Editors Session

Further, participants attend at the conference’s Research Project Workshop in order to meet, improve research, collaborate with others and apply for EU project funding. 




 Author Guidelines


Submission Deadline*: June 7th , 2017



Papers and abstracts should be submitted to [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] 

Submissions should strictly adhere to the Author Guidelines and use the Paper or Abstract Manuscript Template to be found at the conference website

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

Please indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track number for submission. 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

Submission Deadline

June 7th , 2017

Early-bird registration

Until July 17th, 2017

Late registration

After July 17th, 2017

Deadline for inclusion in Book of Proceedings **

August 21st, 2017

**Only papers or abstracts of participants registered until August 21st, 2017 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, in terms of academic excellence, conferences-conventions worldwide. Similarly, the EuroMed Journal of Business – EMRBI’s official Journal, has recently entered the Citation Index.

A selection of the best conference papers will also be considered for publication in the following journals (presented in alphabetic order), 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. See conference website




Other Conference and Pre-Conference Activities


·        Research Project Workshop

·         Tracks and research areas meetings

·        Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop

·        Meet the Editors Session

·        Session Chairs and Discussants Workshop

·        Doctoral Seminars and special PhD sessions for paper presentations.


Conference awards


·        Conference Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards

·        Conference Best and Highly Commended Student Paper Awards

·        Conference Best Track Chair and Commended Track Chair Awards

·        Conference Best Reviewer Awards 

·        EMJB Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards



Conference Hotels

Attractive hotel rates for conference participants are available, especially to the conference participants, in some of the nicest hotels in Rome, not far from the conference venue and from the Centre.

Details on accommodation options, pricing and booking instructions will be available at the conference website.


Organized Excursions

A selection of attractive tours has been arranged for conference participants, details of which will be available at the conference website.  

Programme Tracks

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 details please visit the conference website. 


1.                  Accounting

2.                  Behavioural Economics and Finance

3.                  Business Ethics

4.                  Business Evaluation

5.                  Collaboration in the Context of Conflict

6.                  Communications

7.                  Consulting

8.                  Corporate Social Responsibility

9.                  Cross Cultural Management

10.              Digital economy 

11.              Diversity and Gender in Organizations

12.              Economics

13.              Emerging markets

14.              Entrepreneurship

15.              Family Business

16.              Finance

17.              Financial Services and Banking

18.              Food and Agriculture Management

19.              Health Care Management

20.              Tourism and Hospitality

21.              Human Resource Management 

22.              Information Systems’ Management

23.              Interdisciplinary Research

24.              International Business

25.              International Management

26.              Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital

27.              Marketing

28.              Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances

29.              Innovation Management

A special award by SIMA and EUROMED will be presented to the best paper in the track.

30.              Operations, Production and Quality Management

31.              Organization Theories

32.              Organizational Behavior 

32a      Power, Politics and Culture in Organizations

33.              Public and Nonprofit 

34.              Research Methods

35.              Small and Medium Enterprises

36.              Strategic Management

37.              Supply Chain Management, Shipping and Logistics

38.              Technology Management

39.              Wine Business

40.              General Track



Professor Yaakov Weber

1.       Director, Research Unit

School of Business Administration

College of Management

Rishon Lezion, Israel

2.        President, EMRBI and EMAB (EuroMed Academy of Business)


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