Dear Colleagues




I would like to inform you that the Inaugural International Business and Export Marketing Conference 2018, on 3-4 November 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia is organised with the assistance of University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration and the support of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) published by Inderscience Publishers. The conference has five professors as keynote speakers (read below) and 17 papers will be published. A book published by Palgrave Publishers entitled Perspectives of International Business will accommodate 9 chapters at JUFO 3 level. Furthermore, 8 papers will be published into two Special Issues within 2018 by International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) at JUFO 1 level.


[log in to unmask]" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_12">In November 3-4 2018 the University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration and the International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) candidate for the SCOPUS list in 2020 invite you to the Inaugural Nordic International Business and Export Marketing Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. The deadline for the submission of papers is 30th July 2018. Acceptance of parers to the conference is the 27th of August 2018.


Conference website: This event is supported by the web page of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM):



Important Dates: Submit your paper to above web page


Manuscripts due by: 30 July, 2018

[log in to unmask]" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_11">Notification to authors: 27 August, 2018


Notes for Prospective Authors for the book (JUFO 3) and the two Special Issues (JUFO 1) (Please indicate in first page of your paper whether YOU WANT YOUR PAPER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION OR NOT)


Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers of the conference is Professor of International Business Dr. Jorma Larimo from the University of Vaasa, School of Marketing and Communication, Vaasa, Finland and Professor Aviv Shoham from the University of Haifa and Mishmar Haemek, Haifa, Israel. Professor Larimo’ s speech will be on the topic “FDIs in the Nordic region”.Professor Shoham’ s speech will be on the area of Export performance: A conceptualization and empirical assessment“. In addition, Professor Shoham as an Associate Editor of the journal International Marketing Review (ABS3) will present key points about this publication during the Closing session on the 4th November 16:40 to 17:30. Authors of top participant papers will be able to gain an understanding of the requirements of International Marketing Review and get useful advice from Professor Shoham. The programme continues with three more presentations of keynote speakers. Firstly, Professor of Research and Innovation Policy Dr. Kadri Ukrainski from the University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration, Tartu, Estonia, will present the topic Internationa-lisation of firms R&D activities: The experience from EU framework programmes”. Secondly, Professor of International Marketing and Entrepreneurship Dr. Olli Kuivalainen from the Lappeenranta University of Technology will present the area “ Decision making in entrepreneurial internationalisation“. Finally, Professor of International Business Dr. Mika Gabrielsson from the University of Eastern Finland will present the field “Born globals in the Nordic region“. All five keynote speakers will deliver their presentations in the opening ceremony of the conference on 3rd of November 2018, during 13:30 pm to 15:30 pm.


I encourage everybody to submit papers for this annual event that will take place during the first weekend of November each year.  There will be a new opportunity to the University of Tartu to internationalise and organize this international event that many other neighbouring universities from Estonia and Nordic/ Baltic countries will participate. The best 9 papers of the event will be published in a book entitled “Perspectives of International Business“ published by Palgrave Publishers. The book will consist of 9 Chapters (JUFO 3) and each one should be maximum 25 double spaced pages all inclusive. In addition, two Special Issues of IJEXPORTM (JUFO 1) including 4 papers each will be offered to the conference by Inderscience Publishers having maximum length of 25 double spaced pages all inclusive.



Take advantage of the early bird registration fee and register before September 10, 2018. Participation fees should be paid to the bank account of the University of Tartu IBAN Number: EE281010102000234007 at SEB Bank, Reference Code: KSVMJ + NIBEM. The early registration fee is 200 Euros per participant/academic and 100 Euros for doctoral students to cover the basic expenses of the conference event in Tallinn. After 10th of September the registration fee will be 250 Euros per participant/academic and 150 Euros for doctoral students. Each participant can submit up to three papers i.e. one solo, one as a leading author and one as a second or a third author.


Location of Conference

Participants should know that the conference will take place at the University of Tartu Office in Tallinn at the following address: Teatri Väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn (3rd floor), see the location on the map:,+10145+[log in to unmask],24.8570767,11.23z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4692949fe5d55671:0x203a1c0d6846931d!8m2!3d59.4337184!4d24.7531581?hl=et

Tel. +372 737 6600, e-mail: [log in to unmask]


Best regards and see you in Tallinn on 3rd November.



Dr Dafnis N. Coudounaris (F-EMAB, Board of Governors of GIKA, Editorial Review Board of JBR)

Associate Professor of Innovation Management

School of Economics and Business Administration

University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia

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Mob: +37258339575, +35796572295

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