Monday, March 30, 2009

Call for Papers: 2nd EuroMed Conference

The EuroMed Academy of Business announces the2nd Annual EuroMed Conference
October 26-28, 2009
Hosted by the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Conference Chairs

  • Prof. Gerardo Metallo
  • Dr. Maria Teresa Cuomo, University of Salerno, Italy

Conference Organising Committee

Prof. Elio Iannuzzi, Prof.Carmen Gallucci, Prof. Vittoria Marino, Prof. Alfonso Siano, Dr. Mario Testa and Dr. Debora Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy

Key Note Speakers

  • Prof. Michael R. Czinkota, Georgetown University, USA
  • Prof. Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University, USA

The 2nd EuroMed Academy of Business Annual Conference has two goals. The first is to provide a global platform for different academic and professional approaches (i.e. empirical, conceptual, practical, as well as multidisciplinary approach, case studies, etc) and discussions on recent managerial and entrepreneurial developments in this turbulent region and the world. The second goal is to provide the opportunity for young scholars, practitioners and PhD students to have their work reviewed, encouraged and commented on within a supportive academic and professional community of colleagues from different international contexts.

The EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI) is an international research institute, with country directors in all the main countries of the region who are supported by an advisory board of scholars from the leading universities.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2009

Please submit your paper or abstract to by strictly following the author guidelines of the EuroMed Journal of Business found at
Abstracts should be up to 750 words and based at the guidelines given at

Manuscripts (including abstracts) will be double blind reviewed. Please indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track (only one) for submission.

All accepted full papers and abstracts will be published in the Conference Book Proceedings (with an ISBN number).

A selection of the best conference papers will be published in the EuroMed Journal of Business (the official Journal of EMRBI).

The best competitive and student papers will be awarded at the conference.

The maximum number of papers presented by each author (either leading author or co-author) is three.

Symposium and Professional Development Workshops (PDW)

The EuroMed Symposiums and Professional Development Workshops (PDW) (for example, professional to scholars) are platforms for colleagues to share knowledge and expertise and foster the professional development of workshop participants. It is also an opportunity to develop innovative and creative symposium with the view of enriching participants and generate a high standard scholarly gathering. Our goal is to have sessions that encourage new thoughts and innovative research directions. The submission should not exceed three pages and should be submitted by at least three scholars whose participation in the conference would be necessary.

Doctoral Consortium

The 2nd EuroMed Academy of Business Annual Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students representing all areas of business to explore their research interests in a unique interdisciplinary and interactive workshop with a panel of distinguished research faculty. Papers and abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

Questions and inquiries about manuscripts, track chairs, review process, guidelines etc. should be sent to either of the Vice Presidents, Dr Rudi Kaufmann and Shlomo Tarba at

Other Important Deadlines

Notification to the authors: August 06, 2009
Early-bird registration: Till September 28, 2009
Late registration: After September 28, 2009

Bus Tours: details about organised bus tours, to the beautiful sites of Salerno and nearby areas such as Amalphi beach, Capri, Naples, Pompeii ruins etc. will soon be published on the website.
Programme Tracks and Track Chairs

1. International and regional trade and economics in the Euromed zone. Amir Shoham, College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel,

2. Venture capital backed entrepreneurship - Aspects and trends. Avi Messica, College of Management, Israel,
3. M&A management and perspectives: Process and practice of M&A, global expansion via M&A, post-merger integration, knowledge transfer, and performance. Satu Teerikangas, Helsinki University of Technology,, Audrey Rouzies, University of Toulouse,, Emanuel Gomes, Coventry University,, and Daniel Dauber, Vienna University of Economics and Business,

4. Organizational behavior: Leadership, motivation, job design, team work, organizational citizenship. Yitzhak Fried, Syracuse University,
5. Agriculture trade and businesses: customer behaviour, labour management, marketing, real estate. Sara Edom, Ashkelon Academic College,
6. Transnational and immigrant entrepreneurship (this track focuses on papers regarding how transnational and immigrant entrepreneurs examine the process of seeking and exploiting business opportunities). Israel Drori, College of Management,

7. International business and management: Multinational enterprises, comparative business-government relations, reasons for direct foreign investment, internationalization theory, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Erika Vaiginiene, Vilnius University, and Yaakov Weber, College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel.

8. Strategic management: Competitive strategy, business unit strategy, corporate strategy. Shlomo Tarba, College of Management, Rishon LeZion, Israel,
9. Accounting and control: Comparative studies in accounting and auditing, adoption of new international financial reporting standards (IFRS), performance evaluation systems. Dan Elnatan, College of Management,
10. Tourism marketing in Mediterranean Region: The influences of global economic recession on tourism. Liljana Elmazi- Billa, University of Tirana, Albania,

11. Case study track. Yaakov Weber, College of Management, Israel
12. The influence of branding from the consumer behavioral perspective in both product and service industry: Branding implications on customer retention and customer loyalty. Mohammad Fateh Ali Khan Panni, City University,

13. New perspectives on the banking and finance market under times of duress. Simona Mihai Yiannaki, European University, Cyprus,
14. Energy security – The global challenge. Olga Klaas, LUKOIL Overseas Cyprus Ltd. and Russian State Oil&Gas University,

15. Sustainable development and retailing: Cleaner production and environmental management systems, supply chain management, and education and information of customers. Sanda Renko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
16. Cause related marketing, Marlen Demetriou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus,

17. Technology application management in banking: Business process reengineering, customer satisfaction, payment system, risk management, financial integration, financial stability. Saroj Datta, Indian Institute of Technology, and Sukanya Kundu, Institute of Management Technology, Centre for Distance Learning,
18. Celebritiy advertisement and business performance: Use of celebrity in breaking media clutter; celebrity-target audience connectivity; risk analysis,principle of congruity and brand image management. Saroj Datta, Indian Institute of Technology, and Supriyo Patra, George College,
19. The global financial crisis, waves in the high-tech industry, emergence of the new markets, and acceleration of the globalization process. Yaron Timmor, Tel-Aviv University and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya,
20. Organizational behavior and organization theory in the Mediterranean regional context: Cross-cultural interactions and transformations in learning, training and development, and their implications for practice. Peter Stokes, University of Central Lancashire, UK,
21. Culture implications on performance. Orly Yeheskel, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo,
22. Value based management: Value definition, measurement, and management of value drivers. Bernd Britzelmaier, Pforzheim University,
23. Systems thinking: Identifying and solving real-world problems, the interactions between the different parts of the system, and their practical implications for improving organizational performance. Harry Kogetsidis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus,
24. Collaboration, social and professional networking: Management through global virtual collaboration teams. Charles Wankel, St. John’s University, USA,

25. Religious tourism in the Mediterranean countries. Vitor Ambrosio, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril, Portugal,
26. Service marketing: Research modelling, service quality, web-marketing, consumer behaviour. José Luís Abrantes, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu.
27. Customer satisfaction management in the service industry. Olivera Jurkovic-Majic, Maja Martinovic, and Ivana Busljeta Banks, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia,
28. Ηow to succeed in cross-cultural environments: A managerial perspective on ethnocentrism, cross-cultural communications, negotiations, and leadership in multicultural contexts. Carmen Rodriguez Santos, University of Leon, Spain. and Evangelos Tsoukatos, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece,

29. HR development: Workforce training, career development, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, occupational health, and the influence of different HR practices on firm performance. Grégor Bouville, Université de Rennes 1,

30. Risk management: The emerging management skill. Yossi Raanan, College of Management, Rishon LeZion,

31. The role of the manager in turbulent international environments: Differences between informal and formal decision making, new market penetration modes, and headquarter-subsidiary interrelationships. Christiane Prange, EM Lyon Business School,

32. Marketing management in services industries: Health care marketing,
telecommunications-mobile marketing, bank marketing, educational
marketing, restaurant marketing, and crisis management in service industry. Constantinos Vasilios Priporas, University of Macedonia, Greece,

33. Law and Economics: Defining reasons for disinvestment in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, exploring the inefficient judicial system and complicated, non- responsive public administration accompanied by corruption.
Ljerka Mintas Hodak, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, and Jasenka Zaninovic, Law Office, Zagreb, Croatia,

34. Identity and the creative industries: The interplay between identity and engagement with the creative industries and consumption of cultural and creative products. Hilary Collins, Euromed Toulon and Bernard Paranque, Euromed Marseille, France,

35. Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Mehdi Majidi, The American University of Paris,

36. Pricing strategies in times of recession: Discounts, rebates, price sensitivity of customers, and their impact on firm performance. Andreas Hinterhuber, Hinterhuber & Partners Strategy Pricing Leadership, Innsbruck, Austria and Bocconi University, Milan, Italy,

37. International financial markets during turmoil periods: Behavior of various financial instruments such as bonds, stocks, mutual funds etc., and their impact in Meditternean region. Hasan F. Baklaci, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey,

38. Mass Customization and personalization of content and services in the new digital business environments: Internet and mobile computing in context of e-business and global economy. Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Nicosia, Cyprus,

39. Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange. Ismatilla Mardanov, Southeast Missouri State University, USA,
40. Crisis management in the tourism sector. Christos Vassiliadis, University of Macedonia, and Zissis Maditinos, University of Macedonia, Greece,
41. Strategic alliances in a turbulent economy: Network perspective, product vs. service alliances, temporary vs. permanent alliances. Luca Petruzzellis and Salvatore Romanazzi, University of Bari, Italy,

42. Knowledge management: Capturing, codifying and transferring the knowledge. Geoff Turner, University of Nicosia, Cyprus,

43. Entrepreneurship in context of complexity: Local versus global entrepreneurship, types of entrepreneurial businesses. Massimiliano Berardi, Universita' degli Studi di Foggia, Italy,
44. The competitiveness of district firms in the era of global crisis. Elio Iannuzzi, University of Salerno, Italy,
45. Cultural heritage in the context of tourism industry: Branding and promoting destinations, and the role of festivals, traditional food and beverages on the firm competiveness. Werner Gronau, University of Nicosia, Cyprus,

46. Supply chain management: Supplier-buyer and customer-seller relationships, purchasing, logistics, and distribution. Abu Bakar A. Hamid, University of Technology, Malaysia, m-abakar@utm,my and

47. Cultural Differences in Global Business: Overcoming barriers existing across national borders, managing business negotiations abroad, intercultural sensitivity. Tugba Kalafatoglu, Tugba Kalafatoglu Associates, Turkey,
48. Regional competitiveness and performance in the global context. Milena Viassone, University of Turin, Italy,
49. Internationalisation and innovation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Mediterranean region. Stefano Bresciani, University of Turin,

50. Marketing across culture with specific focus on services marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) aspects in marketing and E-Business. Satya Dash, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India,

51. European and global business innovation system policy, analysis and management techniques: Economics and business strategy viewpoints on innovation, innovation systems in several sectors and regions – business clustering. Ioannis Papadopoulos, Department of Wood & Furniture Technology & Design, Karditsa, Greece,, Glykeria Karagkouni, Department of Wood & Furniture Technology & Design, Karditsa, Greece, and and Marios Trigkas, Department of Wood and Furniture Technology& Design,
Karditsa, Greece,

52. Wine marketing and branding in the global arena. Demetris Vrontis, School of Business, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus,

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