Friday, February 13, 2009

Call for Papers: Economics and Management of Networks

EMNet 2009 - Sarajevo
4rd International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks
University of Sarajevo
School of Economics and Business

The fourth international conference on Economics and Management of Networks will be held at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, from September 3 to September 5, 2009, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the conference is to provide an international discussion forum for research in economics and management of networks. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all areas in economics and management of franchising, cooperatives, joint ventures, licensing, strategic alliances, venture capital relations, virtual networks and other hybrids are invited. In addition, a workshop on international corporate governance with special focus on Central and South Eastern European Countries will be organized.

  • Franchising and retail chains
  • Cooperatives
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Licensing
  • Venture capital relations
  • Virtual networks
  • Other hybrids

Special worrkshop:International corporate governance

Relevant topics that are related to these NETWORK FORMS include those listed below:

  • Theoretical Views on Networks
  • Ownership and Incentives
  • Organization Design and Decision Rights
  • Economics & Law and Regulation
  • Knowledge Management Issues
  • Strategic Management Issues
  • Outsourcing and Vertical Integration
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Industry Studies
  • International Business Studies
  • IT and Networks
  • Comparative Institutional Analysis
  • Marketing and Distribution Channel
  • International Market Entry Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Competition between Network Forms

Procedures for Submitting Papers
Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (1-2 pages) and return the response form as soon as possible, but not later than March 1, 2009. Please e-mail the response form to:
Josef Windsperger, Associate Professor of Organization and Management (
University of Vienna
Center for Business Studies
Brünner Str. 72A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Fax: 00431-4277-38174; Phone: 00431-4277-38180
Besim Culahovic, Professor of Economics (
University of SarajevoSchool of Economics and Business
Trgoslobodenja – Alija Izetbegovic 171000
Sarajveo, Bosnia and Herzogovina
Fax: 00387 33 275 994; Phone: 00387 33 275 915

Conference Fees: 260 EUR
Researchers from non-EU Eastern European countries, less developed countries and PhD students are requested to pay 180 EUR.
An edited BOOK will be published at Springer Verlag in 2010. In addition, a special issue on Franchising and Retailing will be published in the Journal of Retailing.
The conference fee covers coffee breaks, lunch and conference dinner as well as one copy of the edited BOOK.
Conference information can be found at the conference web page:

Important Deadlines:

March 1, 2009
Abstract and registration form
MARCH 15, 2009
Confirmation of acceptance of the proposal
JUNE 15, 2009
Conference registration and payment of the conference fee
July 1, 2009
One copy of the paper through e-mail toJosef Windsperger (
AUGUST 15, 2009
Final program available (

Organizing Committee

Besim Culahovic (Chairman), School of Economics and Business, University of SarajevoJosef Windsperger, Center for Business Studies, University of Vienna
Scientific Committee

Benito Arruñada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Paulo Azevedo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Brasil
Bouchaib Bahli, Danube University, Krems, Austria
Gerard Cliquet, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Besim Culahovic, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
Rajiv Dant, University of Oklahoma, USA
Antony Dnes, University of Hull, UK
Thomas Ehrmann, Universität Münster, Germany
Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, USA
George Hendrikse, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Patrick Kaufmann, Boston University, USA
Claude Menard, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne and University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne), France
Tahir Nisar, University of Southhampton, Southhampton, UK
Seth Norton, Wheaton College, USA
Emmanuel Raynaud, Centre ATOM, Université de Paris 1 (Sorbonne), France
Bernard Simonin, Tufts University, Medford, USA
Andrew Terry, University of New South Wales, Australia
Veljko Trivun, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
Mika Tuunanen, University of Kuopio, Finland
Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna, Austria
Murad Wisniewski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland


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