Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Call for conference papers: Tel-Aviv SMS Conference

Tel-Aviv SMS Conference March 9-11, 2014

Strategic Management Society Special Conference

Startup and Restart Strategies

Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 9-11, 2014

Submission deadline: September 1, 2013

Submission site now open

Keynote Speakers:
  • Kathleen Eisenhardt, Stanford University
  • Will Mitchell, University of Toronto
  • Edward Zajac, Northwestern University

Conference Advisory Board:

  • Jay Barney, University of Utaj
  • Joel Baum, University of Toronto
  • Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University
  • Daniel Levinthal, University of Pennsylvania
  • Zur Shapira, New York University

Conference Program Co-Chairs:
  • Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School
  • Niron Hashai, Hebrew University
  • Dovev Lavie, Technion
  • Ithai Stern, Northwestern University


Conference Track Chairs:

  • Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School
  • Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University
  • Lori Rosenkopf, University of Pennsylvania
  • Myles Shaver, University of Minnesota

Doctoral Workshop Coordinator: Robert Salomon, New York University

At the heels of the recent financial crisis, nations and corporations seek policies and strategies that drive innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.
Policy makers, business practitioners and academics attempt to uncover the strategies and best practices that can revitalize the economy. Old strategies are revisited while new strategies are evaluated in an effort to restart the economy and leave the crisis behind. Startup firms are formed with the aim of introducing innovative solutions while established firms attempt to leverage their market access. In this pursuit for entrepreneurial drivers, nations and corporations seek to cooperate and coordinate their policies and strategies in order to recover and reengage in business development. Startup and restart strategies are needed to cope with these challenges and opportunities. How can corporations facilitate innovation and harness an entrepreneurial spirit? How can startup firms in various parts of the world achieve leadership positions in international markets? How can startup firms organize their operations and establish supportive infrastructures of investors, business partners, suppliers and customers that enable them to enhance efficiency and performance? What common challenges do developing countries face in nurturing multinational corporations? What business practices support innovation and enhance firms’
positions in international markets? What roles do interfirm cooperation and coordination serve in the economic development of corporations and nations?

These important questions have captured the attention of strategy scholars and business practitioners interested in capitalizing on the opportunities that await countries and corporations beyond the economic recovery.

This special SMS conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, will bring together academics, practitioners, and consultants in an effort to contemplate how entrepreneurs, corporations and nations can leverage cooperation and coordination in order to revitalize their operations, initiate growth, and bring innovation to international markets. The conference theme "Startup and Restart Strategies" underscores both the challenges and opportunities that startup firms and corporations face when seeking to foster innovation, commercialization and global market reach following a period of economic setback. The conference seeks to explore ideas and deliver cutting-edge knowledge in areas of organization, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and international business that shed light on this phenomenon. The Tel Aviv special SMS conference calls for relevant conceptual and empirical contributions from various parts of the world that can facilitate conversation and scholarly debate, and inform academic thought and practice.
The conference combines four competitive tracks with plenary keynote sessions, a practice track, a doctoral workshop, and academic development workshops that together promote the theme of startup and restart strategies. The competitive tracks align broadly with the domains of the Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Global Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and Cooperative Strategies interest groups of SMS. We welcome submissions of paper proposals, panel proposals, academic development workshops, and doctoral workshop applications, using the following links: 

Conference announcement:

  • Download call for proposals:

  • Guidelines for paper and panel proposals:

  • Guidelines for submitting proposals for academic development workshops:

  • Doctoral & thesis development workshop:

  • For more information visit the conference website:

Call for conference papers: BALAS 2014

Local Responses to Global Challenges: Lessons from smaller economies

April 9-12, 2014 – North West, Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain
Hosted by Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, University of West Indies

Whether you are an advocate of globalization, semi-globalization or localization, the reality in business is that dynamic and unpredictable market forces, fast paced technological developments, social movements, and climate change do have a profound impact in the strategy and the organization of your business. 

What are the most significant Global Challenges for Business? What opportunities these Global Challenges present to the LATAM and Caribbean Region? How companies in the region have been able to embrace the chaos, uncertainty and ambiguity of markets and technologies for their own advantage? How companies read, understand, and develop foresight using their operating atmosphere and other contexts as sources of inspiration? These are pressing questions our academic community has must tackle.

One of the most important aspects of the conference is to explore, compare and contrast how the local responses to global challenges change relative to the size and resource base of a country or regional economy. 

Papers in all areas of business and economics are invited. We especially invite those that explore the challenges of size and resources for economic growth and the role that business, governments and NGOs play in addressing these challenges.

2014 Theme Tracks

  • ·         Size Matters: The Effects of Globalization on Small Economies
  • ·         The Role of the State and State Owned Enterprises in the development of business

General Latin American Business Tracks

  • ·         Accounting, Taxation, and Management Information and Control Systems
  • ·         Consumer Behavior
  • ·         Corporate Finance
  • ·         Culture, Social, and Ethical Issues
  • ·         Economic Environment and Regional Integration
  • ·         Entrepreneurship
  • ·         Financial Markets, Investment and Risk
  • ·         Human Resource Management
  • ·         Information Technology Management
  • ·         Management Education and Teaching Cases
  • ·         Marketing Management
  • ·         Strategies for Global Competitiveness
  • ·         Supply-Chain and Operations Management

Paper Submission Deadline 1 November 2013
More information at balas.org or by email at balas@balas.org
BALAS - Seattle University

Monday, July 22, 2013

Call for conference's papers: 5th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE 2013)

5th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE 2013)
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, November 14 and 15, 2013

The Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL),
the Private University of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA), the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services
and Tourism of Santa Cruz (CAINCO), the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences (ABCE) and the School of Economists of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (CESC) are jointly organizing the Fifth Bolivian Conference on Development Economics, to be held at the Faculty of Entrepreneurial Science at UPSA in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, on November 14 and 15, 2013.
The conference aims at bringing together local and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and
discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research. We
particularly encourage female researchers and young Bolivian researchers to submit papers on all topics
within the field of economics. The Conference features keynote speakers Eduardo Engel (Yale and
University of Chile) and Roberto Rigobón (MIT).

Keynote speakers

Eduardo Engel (Ph.D. Stanford, MIT), is Professor of Economics at Yale University, and President of
Espacio Público think tank in Santiago, Chile. He is also a research associate at the NBER, and the
International Growth Centre at LSE and Oxford. He has contributed extensively in the areas of
macroeconomics, public finance and regulation. He received the Econometric Society's 2002 Frisch
Medal jointly with Ricardo Caballero – award given every two years to an applied article published in
Econometrica during the past five years. He is coauthor of "The Economics of Public‐Private
Partnerships: A Basic Guide" (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), coeditor of "External Shocks
and Stabilization Mechanisms" (IADB and Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), and author of "A Road
to Randomness in Physical Systems" (Springer, New York, 1992). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from
MIT, a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University, and an engineering degree from Universidad de Chile
in Santiago.
Roberto Rigobón (Ph.D. MIT) is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Applied Economics at the Sloan
School of Management at MIT. He is also the President of LACEA (2012‐2013), a research associate of
the NBER, member of the US Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and visiting professor at
IESA in Venezuela. He has made substantial contributions in the areas of international economics,
monetary economics, and development economics. His recent research focuses on the causes of
balance‐of‐payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries ‐ the
phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from
MIT, an MBA from IESA, and a BSc in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.

Conference website

The conference program, further details and news will be posted at the Conference’s website:

Format of presentations and discussion

The conference will largely consist of parallel sessions, plenary sessions, and 2 keynote lectures. All
participants may be requested to serve as discussants in the parallel sessions.

Paper submission

Papers must be submitted as a Word or PDF file using the online submission site:
The deadline for paper submission is Monday August 19, 2013.
All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation. The review process will
finish by Monday September 02, 2013, and the organizers will notify applicants of the outcome by email.
A program with details of all scheduled presentations will be posted at the Conference’s web site.

Travel and accommodation

All participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs, but the organizers have made
arrangements for preferential rates at hotels Buganvillas, Camino Real, Canciller, Caparuch, Cortez, LP,
Las Américas, and Los Tajibos.

A travel stipend of 700 USD will be offered to some of the successful applicants residing outside Bolivia,
based on the quality of their submissions. Applicants interested in being considered for one of these
stipends, should send a request by e‐mail to bcde2013@inesad.edu.bo after submitting their paper.
Conference team
Feel free to contact us at bcde2013@inesad.edu.bo for further inquiries,

  • Carlos Gustavo Machicado (Society of Bolivian Economists and INESAD)
  • Pablo Selaya (University of Copenhagen and Harvard University)
  • Lykke Andersen (INESAD)
  • Gustavo Canavire (University EAFIT)
  • Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University)
  • Enrique Garcia Ayaviri (ABCE)
  • David Suarez (CAINCO)
  • Mary Esther Parada (UPSA)
  • Katherina Capra (Society of Bolivian Economists).

Call for Papers: International Journal of Business and Commerce

The International Journal of Business and Commerce is a double blind-refereed monthly and open-access journal that publishes empirical, conceptual and review papers, case studies, book reviews, short communications, expert opinions and dissertations of exceptional quality that contribute to and enrich Business and Commerce thinking and practices and is indexed with the following Databases.
ü    ProQuest
ü    EBSCO Host
ü    Cabell’s Directories Database
ü    Ulrich’s Journals Database
ü    GALE CENGAGE Learning
ü    Index Copernicus
ü    Open J-Gate
ü    Contemporary Science Association
ü    New Jour (Electronic Journals & Newsletters)
ü    Scirus
ü    DRJI
ü    Universe Digital Library
ü    Electronic Journals Library
We have also applied in many others reputable databases like PsychInfo, Scopus, ISI, Digital Libraries of many reputable universities,and Standard Periodical Directory. IJBC will soon be listed in all of them. 
Emphasis is given to papers that address controversial topics and which have a sound theoretical base and/or practical applications. All papers, cases, dissertations submitted should be original contributions and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
We have listed the topics that fall under the very scope of the journal for the ease of our authors:
Research Areas:
Accounting for Decision Making, Financial Reporting, Fundamentals of Cost Accounting, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis, Financial Management,  Business Law, Computer-based Information System, Principles of Management, Marketing, Auditing and Public Practice, External Reporting Issues, Accounting for Corporate Structures, Managerial Costing and Control, Advanced Management Accounting, Corporate Law, Income Tax Law, Business Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Data and Information Management, Database Management Systems in Business, Management Information Systems, Financial Institutions, Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Investment and Portfolio Management, International Finance, Banking and Lending Decisions, Derivatives, Risk Management, Electronic Commerce, Capital Markets, Empirical Finance, Asset Pricing, Contemporary Issues in Commerce Research, Accounting reforms, Bait and switch, Black market, Collectivism, Conservation movement, Consumerism, Corporate accountability, corporate crime, Creative accounting, Eco-capitalist, Environmental ethics, Environmental finance, Ethical implications in contracts, Ethical investing, Ethical purchasing, Externality, Fair trade, Free-market environmentalism, Franchise fraud, Green economics, Global debt, Income inequality metrics, Gini coefficient, Lorenz curve, Theil index, Robin Hood index, Poverty line, Governance, Individualism, Islamic economics, Law and economics,Marxist economics, Monetary reform, Moral purchasing, Persuasion technology, Philosophy of accounting, Political choice theory, Poverty, Absolute poverty, Relative poverty, Price discrimination, Prisoner's dilemma, Product churning, Public relations, Seven-generation sustainability, Sexual harassment, Office romance, Slow company, Social cost, Social responsibility, Stakeholder theory, Sustainable development, Triple bottom line, Wealth, Working week, UN Global Compact, UN Human Development Index, Uneconomic growth, Value of Earth, Value of life, Personal information management, Personal knowledge management, Stress management, Time management, Administration, Agile management, Change management, Conflict management, Conflict resolution, Constraint management, Theory of Constraints, Focused improvement, Cost management, Crisis management, Critical management studies (CMS), Customer relationship management, Design management, Earned value management, Human interaction management, Integration management, Interim Management, Knowledge management, Logistics management, Operations management, Organization development, Perception management, Planning, Process management, Program management, Project management, Quality management, Requirements management, Resource management, Risk management, Skills management, Spend management, Strategic management, Strategic planning, Communication management, Engineering management, Enterprise content management, Financial management, Human resource management, Information technology management, Marketing management, Procurement, Product management, Supply chain management, Association management, Educational management,Land management, Public administration, Talent management, Analysis paralysis, Balanced scorecard, Benchmarking, Business operations, Business process, Business intelligence, Market research, Industrial espionage, Environmental scanning, Competitor analysis, Reverse engineering, Business plan, Centralization, Corporate image, Corporate governance, Corporation, Cross ownership, Critical success factor, Cultural intelligence, Decentralization, Innovation, Leadership, Management by objectives, Manufacturing, Non-profit organization, Operations research, PERT, Poison pill.
Kindly submit us your manuscripts by attaching them into e-mails and send to editor@ijbcnet.com
We normally take a week for getting an article reviewed. We charge USD 200 for an article to be published in International Journal of Business and Commerce.
Before submitting the manuscripts, you need to make sure that you have gone through our “Submission Guide”
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Truly yours,

K.S Najmi
Chief Editor
International Journal of Business and Commerce (IJBC)