Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 8th International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability – IMES 2020<http://imes.vse.cz/> (Explore IMES, see the VIDEO.<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYIK1cIu-78>), which will take place on May 28 – 29, 2020 at the University of Economics in Prague. The deadline for full paper submission is January 15, 2020. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The authors might submit papers for: * Presentation only (not to be published in the Conference Proceedings) * Publication in the Conference Proceedings The Conference proceedings will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) which is integrated index within Web of Science. Conference proceedings from years 2015 - 2018 are already indexed within Web of Science. Conference proceedings are also indexed in Google Scholar, CEEOL, Research Bib and HICDS. We gladly announce internationally recognised keynote speakers who confirmed their participation: * Wim Vanhaverbeke (Professor of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Surrey Business School, United Kingdom) * Christopher Lettl (Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) * Thomas Zellweger (Professor of Family Business, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) * Jolanda Hessels (Associate Professor of Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) * Rupert Baumgartner (Professor of Sustainability Management, University of Graz, Austria) More details on the conference tracks<http://imes.vse.cz/conference-tracks/> and manuscript templates<http://imes.vse.cz/guidelines-for-authors/> see the Call for papers<https://imes.vse.cz/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Call-for-Papers-2020.pdf> conference website available at http://imes.vse.cz<http://imes.vse.cz/>. The submission system will be opened from December 1st 2019. • The best conference paper presented at the conference will be awarded. • Selected papers will be considered for publication in partner journals. • Full-time Ph.D. students from the Czech Republic can participate for free. • There will be a pre-conference symposium on coworking. • There will be a post-conference workshop on trends in entrepreneurship education For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. With kind regards from Prague, Ondřej Dvouletý Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Economics, Prague Address: Room No. RB453, W. Churchill Sq. 1938/4, 130 67 Prague 3, Czech Republic Web: https://kpo.vse.cz/english/about-us/department/staff/ondrej-dvoulety/ [https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/h_XMWgobSv7dcOVObZuzCHYXgZvrOCENTK0SIVQO76L9Hiko9S5HTXGbJUC3EQoHNkSMTWD3ZQSEwa81uooeKXU1qeRSnHWmmrLqB44kt1BCnIPcZa6mxdVx9rD2FbCoQ7nmggmE]<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ondrej_Dvoulety>[https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/RiSsiGRy1GuCSjLlLp2fu7-4QZiBDU729DQcb6gjVp3GTO4nx8n0nX1FdzpG3Yg8YvizurxicxBEgt3fTrfjOn02SkqmIB7WC8GfZpjSCUnN3Ix4QP7_Jj0K-pvJU-9lt4JpB3eJ]<https://publons.com/researcher/1365368/ondrej-dvoulety/>[https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OdtxRAkXG6Zdkw9gmcWwyRm1SRGZBayU9TipEuMsIOB_Gv4OB6GMSEuMOH79TZATJ21jKCYRcElsoZ4eNIW1_2ooXa-sRhUHvhpBO1oLbGIu7Eiqg4-a8n_qma1YM7BES-iMKqRz]<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZS-UQVEAAAAJ&hl=cs&oi=sra>[https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/F4RurWy4pEd2oRwbVwp0NtrFtvlDRDV_82UQlTPfM9vtjfRDLake69vZn-pCl-dpdaG4gfZWmM-_3e9Fd0Tm0lsk2jS4Dtjns65YLcR45lwt-JIRtwz-JMJRL92XwExtZajkR2FQ]<https://www.linkedin.com/in/ondrejdvoulety/> Associate Editor: Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies<http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=jeee> Associate Editor: Central European Business Review <https://cebr.vse.cz/> Editor: Annual <http://imes.vse.cz/> International Conference on <http://imes.vse.cz/> Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES) <http://imes.vse.cz/> Explore IMES, see the VIDEO.<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYIK1cIu-78> Recent Papers: Evaluation of Entrepreneurship and SME Policy Dvouletý, O. & Blažková, I. (2019). The Impact of Public Grants on Firm-Level Productivity: Findings from the Czech Food Industry. Sustainability, 11(2), 552.<https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/2/552> see the VIDEO ABSTRACT<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE4WKAbGy8Y> Dvouletý, O., Čadil, J., & Mirošník, K. (2019). Do Firms Supported by Credit Guarantee Schemes Report Better Financial Results 2 Years After the End of Intervention?. The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 19(1), 2018005.<https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328233214_Do_Firms_Supported_by_Credit_Guarantee_Schemes_Report_Better_Financial_Results_Two_Years_after_the_End_of_Intervention> Entrepreneurial activity and Self-employment Cieślik, J., & Dvouletý, O. (2019). Segmentation of the population of the solo self-employed. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 17(3), (forthcoming).<https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336317762_Segmentation_of_the_population_of_the_solo_self-employed> Dvouletý, O., & Orel, M. (2019). Entrepreneurial Activity and Its Determinants: Findings from African Developing Countries. In Ratten, V., Jones, P., Braga, V., Marques, C.S. (Eds.) Sustainable Entrepreneurship (pp. 9-24). Springer, Cham.<https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329512319_Entrepreneurial_Activity_and_Its_Determinants_Findings_from_African_Developing_Countries/stats> Dvouletý, O., Procházka, D., A., & Starnawska, M. (2019). Who Earns more: Job Creators, Solo-Entrepreneurs or Employees? Empirical evidence from Visegrad Countries. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2019.10020600 (in print).<https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331166659_Who_Earns_more_Job_Creators_Solo-Entrepreneurs_or_Employees_Empirical_evidence_from_Visegrad_Countries> <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327768741_Determinants_of_Self-employment_With_and_Without_Employees_Empirical_Findings_from_Europe> ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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