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ISBN: 978-0-9821489-6-9

  • Welcome
  • Call for Papers
  • Conference Committee
  • Conference Themes
  • Special Topics Sessions
  • Session en Français
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Important Dates
  • Registration
  • Venue and Hotel Information


The 17th IBIMA conference on Creating Global Competitive Economies: A 360-degree Approach will be held in Milan, Italy 14-15 November  2011.

Milan is the second largest city in Italy with estimated population of more than 7 million.  It is a great European center for fashion, Finance, and industrial atmosphere.  With hundreds of banks, publishing, advertising, and communications companies along with major fashion house,  the city is considered Italy’s glamorous and glitzy center.  Milan has many landmarks like the  Duomo (Milan Cathedral), the Vittorio Emanuele II shopping plaza and the La Scala Opera House.  

Come and see for yourself  

Italy 2011

This major international conference will address a range of important themes with respect to Information Management, General Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Economics, and Finance in organizations. 

The conference will include numerous papers and workshop presentations by academics and researchers from around the globe.  Conference participants are welcome to submit full papers, short papers, extended abstracts, paper drafts, or invited session proposals. Submitted paper will be fully refereed and published in electronic formats.  Please refer to call for papers.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual presentations are available. Virtual presentations allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings.   Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings in electronic format by mail.

Submissions instructions: Submit 2 files (in Microsoft Word OR in pdf)
First file with just complete author(s) information and e-mail(s) 
Second file with just the paper without author(s) information for review purposes

There is no paper format for submissions. Once your paper is accepted by reviewers, authors will receive an acceptance package that includes IBIMA's format guildlines for camera ready publication.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university, we recommend that you send your paper the at earliest possible to allow us to receive the manuscript to reviewers and get reviews back in timely fashion.  The review cycle time tends to increase if you submit your paper right on the deadline date due to large number of submissions around deadlines.

If you are submitting to a special track, please indicate that in your e-mail


Call for papers

Interested academics and practitioners are invited to submit:

  • Research papers: complete papers (5000 words max.) with complete references section. 
  • Short papers: this could be research in progress, abstracts, ideas you would like to explore with audiance at the conference, or draft of papers for possible co-authorship:  (max. 5 pages or 1000 words) 

IBIMA focuses on real-world business applications.  Therefore, submitted papers should highlight the benefits and applications of managing information in industry, government, and services.  The idea of the conference is to discuss how to solve business problems or take advantage of new opportunities using IT.  All papers will be directed to the appropriate  theme and/or track.  All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Virtual presentation is available if you are unable to attend in person. 

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  It is IBIMA policy to send complete papers to two reviewers for full blind peer reviewand to send a summary of review back to the author(s) .  Short papers/abstracts will be reviewed by reviewer and/or the editor.  All review comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission.  Submitted Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Conference proceedings will be published as an e-book on a CD (ISBN: 978-0-9821489-6-9) 

*IBIMA reserves the right to accept or reject any research/short paper proposal/submission. Reasons for rejection include, but are not limited to: topics not fitting the conference program main theme or panel subjects, insufficient space on the conference program, failure to meet professional obligations in prior IBIMA conferences (e.g., not completing a paper, not delivering a paper on time, failure to appear for a scheduled slot), failure to register for the conference, unprofessional conduct, or any other reason

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Khalid S. Soliman The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Local Chair

Gianmario Motta Università di Pavia, Italy

Advisory Committee

John F. Affisco, Hofstra University, USA
Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Omar Al-Azzam, University of Minnesota Crookston, USA
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA
Najiba Benabess, Norwich University, Northfield, USA
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Central Michigan University, USA
Regina Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland
Reggie Davidrajuh, Stavanger University College, Norway
Susana de Juana Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Xiuzhen Feng, Beijing University of Technology, China
Mohammad Ayub Khan, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Roman Povalej, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Germany
Alcina Prata, ESCE, Portugal
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Joseph Sarkis, Clark University, USA
Najib Saylani, Florida State College at Jacksonville, USA
Magdy Serour, InContext Solutions, Australia
Amine Nehari Talet, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Mineral, KSA
Abraham G. van der Vyver, Monash University, South Africa
Dianne Wingham, Australia
Paul H.P. Yeow, Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia

Program Committee

(program committee member's name appears on this list only after reviewing at least one paper)

Naila Aaijaz, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Monal Abdel-Baki, The American University in Cairo, Egypt Excellent Constructive Review
Mona Mohamed Abd Elghany, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Egypt Excellent Constructive Review
Siti Zaleha Abdul Rasid, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Dhammika Abeysinghe, University of New South Wales, Australia 
Jeihan Abu-Tayeh, Saint Martin’s University, Jordan
Ainuddin Wahid Abdul Wahab, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Nasrin Shah Abushakra, Leigh University, USA Excellent Constructive Review
Imran Ali, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan
Mazni Alias, Multimedia University Malaysia, Malaysia
Saadat M. Alhashmi, Monash University, Malaysia
Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia      
Nabeel Ahmad, National University Of Modern Languages, Pakistan 
Ammari-Bahri  Nedra, University Of Tunisia, Tunisia  Excellent Constructive Review
Aregbeshola R A, UNISA, South Africa
Jaishree Asarpota, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Mehmet N Aydin, Işık University, Turkey
Charles K. Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
Nurdiana Azizan, Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia
Alina Irina Balan, The Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Bilal Mohammad Bataineh, Ajloun National University, Jordan
Najiba Benabess, Norwich university, USA
Rob Bernard, Walden University, USA
Néji Bouslama, FSEG Tunis, Tunisia
Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town, South Africa Excellent Constructive Review
Maria Helena Lima Baptista Braz, ICIST/IST-UT Lisbon, Portugal
Hafida Bouarfa, University of Blida, Algeria
Hafida Bouziane-Chouarfia,Univ. of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria Excellent Constructive Review
Ionel Bostan, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania 
Mihai Botezatu, Academy Of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Florina Bran, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Marius Bulearca, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic  
Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia Excellent Constructive Review
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain  Excellent Constructive Review
Nicoleta Caragea, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Paul Calanter, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Dobrea Razvan Catalin, Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania
Luís Cavique, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Aw Yoke Cheng, Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI), Malaysia
Isabelle COMYN-WATTIAU, CNAM & ESSEC, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Jan Mendonca Correa, University of Brasilia, Brazil 
Mohamed Cherchem, University Of Oran, Algeria
Chenic (Cretu) Alina Stefania, Academy of Economic Studies  Bucharest, Romania 
Suzana Elena Chiriac, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Ciocoiu Carmen Nadia, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Rodney Clarke, Wollongong, Australia
Colesca Sofia Elena, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Andreea-Ioana COZIANU, “Mihail Kogalniceanu” University of Iasi, Romania  
Laura Cretu, A. I. Cuza University, Romania  
Salina Daud, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia 
Fawzi Dekhil, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  
Elena Dobre, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania
DICU Roxana-Manuela, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania   Excellent Constructive Review
Stefan Bogdan Dumitru, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania 
Anca Dunarintu, Bucharest Academy of Economic studies, Romania   
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy Of Economic Studies, Romania 
Radek Doskočil, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Karel Doubravský, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Petr Doucek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Noura Abdel Maksoud Eissa, Arab Open University, Egypt  
Lupulescu Grigore, “Titu Maiorescu” Bucureşti, Romania
Grosu Veronica, Stefan Cel Mare University, Romania
Repez Filofteia,National Defense University “CAROL I” Bucharest, Romania
Ilias Goulas, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), Switzerland
Lassaad Ghachem, FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia 
Robert Grosse, George Mason, USA
Ángel Grediaga Olivo, University of Alicante, Spain  
Lee Chai Har, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Najeh Hajlaoui, University of Wolverhampton, U.K
Chakib Hamadi, University of Marrakesh, Morocco  
Hezlin Harris, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Antoine Harfouche, Université François-Rabelais – IAE de Tours, France   
Kieth Hales, Bond University, Australia Excellent Constructive Review
Michael J. Harnisch, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria
Ng Tuan Hock, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Horga Maria-Gabriela, The Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Said Ghoul, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Hartini Ahmad, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Woo Kok Hoong, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Inga Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand
Solha Husin, University of Malaya, Malaysia  
Constantin Ilie, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania
Alexandru TUGUI DE IASI, ”Al. I. Cuza” University, Romania
Ildiko Ioan, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Hishamuddin Ismail, Multimedia University, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohammad Ismail, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Wan Hussain Wan Ishak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
IUGA IULIA CRISTINA, “1 Decembrie 1918” from Alba Iulia, ROMANIA 
Nahariah Jaffar, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Jayamalathi a/p Jayabalan, University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
Sreenivasan Jayashree, MMU, Malaysia
Victoria Jonathan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Nigel Jones, University of Wales institute Cardiff, United Kingdom  Excellent Constructive Review
Meral Kagitci (IBRAIM), The Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Kyeong Kang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Masoud Karami, University of Tehran, Iran  Excellent Constructive Review
Nasreen Khan, Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia  
Nermine Khalifa, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Egypt  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohd Noor Azli bin Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Sabri Khayati, FSEG Tunis, Tunisia  Excellent Constructive Review
Ittipong Khemapech, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
Mori Kogid, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
George Kostopoulos, University of Maryland University College, USA
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University , India
KP Lam, University of Keele, United Kingdom
Janka Ladová, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Sang Hyun Lee, University of South Australia, Australia
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Tan Nya Ling, Christine, Multimedia University, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Hsu Kuan (Jonathan) Liu, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Keri Logan, Massey University, NZ
Eurico Lopes, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal 
Achim Marian Lucian, “TITU MAIORESCU” University of Bucharest, Romania 
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Mehdi Louizi, FST, Tunisia
Cismaş Laura Mariana, West University of  Timişoara, Romania
MĂCRIŞ MARIA, University of  Petroşani, Romania 
Radulescu Magdalena, University of Pitesti, Romania  
Cristina Santandreu Mascarell, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Nancy Maloney, Dubai Women’s College – Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Mustafa Man, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu(UMT), Malaysia
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mirela Matei, Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania  
Oleksiy Mazhelis, Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland
Mazni Alias, Multimedia University Malaysia, Malaysia
V. MIHAITA, University of Economics at the Academy of Economic Studies in BUCHAREST, Romania
Ludmil Mikhailov, University of Manchester, UK
Georgescu Mircea, ”Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
MIRONIUC Marilena, ”Al. I. CUZA” of Iaşi, Romania 
Mirela Matei, Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania 
Mohammed Mufaddy Al-kasasbeh, Abu Dhabi Police College, UAE
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland 
Juan-Miguel Martinez-Rubio, Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Samar Mouakket, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Karol Molnar, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
B.Nimalathasan, Jaffna, Sri Lanka Rozalia Nistore, “Dunarea de Jos” GALATI, Romania
Nithyaroobini Munian, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Costel Nistor, “Dunarea de Jos” GALATI, Romania
Veronika Novotná, University BUT, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic 
Ivo Novak, Thomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech republic
Iulian Mircea, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania    
Nithyaroobini Munian, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Joriah Muhammad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
NAOUI Fatiha, University Sup de Co La Rochelle, France
Virlanuta Florina Oana, “Dunarea De Jos” University, Romania  
Lena-Maria Öberg, Mid Sweden University, Sweden 
Adina Andreea Ohota, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Romania
Pateel H.Papazian, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Adrian Pana, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
PĂVĂLOAIA W. Vasile-Daniel, Al.I.Cuza University of IASI, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Lai Kim Piew, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Michal Pilík, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Pirvu Cerasela, University of Craiova, Romania
Mihaela Postolache, National Defense University Carol I, Romania
Popa Irina, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 
Popa Andreea, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 
Popescu Delia Mioara, University Valahia of Targoviste, Romania 
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia  Excellent Constructive Review
Carmen Valentina Radulescu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Nicoleta Radneantu, Romanian-American University, Romania  
N.Raghavendra Rao, Rai Business School, India
Siti Fatimah Binti Abdul Razak, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Gita Radhakrishna, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Hugo Rehesaar, Griffith University, Australia
Paolo Renna, University of Basilicata, Italy  
Fanny Reniou, Reims Management School, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Jia Rong, Deakin University, Australia
Juhana Salim, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia 
Lim Ying San,Multimedia university, Malaysia
Vaggelis Saprikis, University of Macedonia, Greece 
Sandhir Sharma, Chitkara University, India 
Mathew Shafaghi, The University of Bolton, UK
Sean W. M. Siqueira, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 
Pedro Filipe Sá Silva, Coimbra Institute of Accounting and Administration, Portugal 
Nicoleta Sirghi, West University Timisoara, Romania
Francesca Sgobbi, University of Brescia, Italy  Excellent Constructive Review
Graham Spriggs, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE    
Miltiade Stanciu, Spiru Haret, Romania
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania
Mihaela Roberta Stanef, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Strimbei Catalin, “Al.I.Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania
Jiří Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
Subhacini Subramaniam, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Suganthi Ramasamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Sungkur Roopesh Kevin, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Muhammad Suhaizan Sulong, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Katalin Szenes, Obuda University, Hungary
Jessica Sze-Yin HO, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Nouha Taifi, Mohammadia School of Engineering, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Izah Mohd Tahir, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia Excellent Constructive Review
Khong-Sin Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Seethaletchumy Thambiah, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Pavel Taraba, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohamed H. Thowfeek, S.Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL), Sri Lanka Excellent Constructive Review
Lucie Tomancová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Lim Tong Ming, Sunway University, Malaysia
Mohammed Upal, International University of Japan, Japan 
Naser  Valaei, Multimedia  University, Malaysia
Jiří Vaněk, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, The Czech Republic
Andrei Jean Vasile, Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania   
João Varajão, UTAD, Portugal
Giovanni Vincenti, Towson University, USA Excellent Constructive Review
Marcus Vogt, Bond University, Australia
Nathalia Devina Widjaja, Binus International University, Indonesia
Anthony White, Middlesex University, UK 
Wilfred S. Manuela Jr., Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Fadhilah Mat Yamin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Omneya .M.Yacout, University of Alexandria, Egypt
Ihsan Mohd Yassin, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
Wendy Teoh Ming Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia
David Yong Gun Fie, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Hassan Younies, New York Institute of Technology, UAE   
Nor Iadah Yusop, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Zdenek Dytrt, T.Bata Univedrsity in Zlín, Czech Republic
Abdelnaser Zayyat, Applied Science University, Jordan
Rami Zeitun, Qatar University, Qatar
Lihong Zhou, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 


Possible conference topics of interest include Management, Information Management, General Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Economics, and Finance as follow:

Management and Governance topics of interest 

  • Management Science
  • Human Resource
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Business Intelligence
  • Change Management
  • Communications Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management
  • Management Education & Development

General information Systems Management (business and technical) topics of interest

  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Impact of Technology Development
  • Green IT and Green Organization
  • E- Business and Internet Computing
  • Management of Technology in Education and Businesses
  • Innovation & Technology in New Product/Service Development
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • International Business Strategies and Information Technology
  • E-Government strategies, implementation procedures, and case studies
  • Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization
  • ICT Management
  • Information Systems issues
  • The Integration of Technology & Organizational Strategies
  • R&D Management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing System Technologies
  • Management of Technology in Developing Countries
  • Sustainable Innovation and Competitive Advantage
  • Innovation and Management of Renewable Resources
  • Strategic use of Technology in the Financial Sector
  • Adoption, acceptance, and diffusion of emerging technologies
  • Change management and organizational performance measures
  • Knowledge Engineering and Discovery
  • Information Quality Management
  • Information Quality Metrics and Assessment
  • E-Commerce issues, trends, and case studies
  • E-Learning, e-Training, and e-Teams
  • E-Human Resources
  • M-Commerce business models, applications, and best practices
  • Privacy, security, ethical, and social issues
  • Cyber law, E-commerce Law, and Intellectual property rights
  • Customer relationship management (CRM),
  • Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM),Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Enterprise Systems (ERP) and Industry Solutions
  • Strategic Decision Support Systems
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network applications
  • Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Data Warehouses and Data Mining
  • Software engineering of e-business systems
  • Data Mining techniques
  • Knowledge extraction and search

Knowledge Management, Knowledge representation and ontologies topics of interest

  • The Knowledge Society and Information Systems
  • Knowledge in the Information Society
  • Knowledge and Ontologies in Information Systems
  • Ontologies and Ontology
  • Information Systems Knowledge Management and Engineering
  • Enterprise Knowledge Management and Engineering
  • All aspects in Ontology Construction, Engineering, Modelling, Learning, Population and Evaluation
  • All aspects Ontology Evolution and Maintenance
  • All aspects in Ontology Adoption, Evaluation and Management
  • Ontology Languages
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontology Use in Information Systems
  • Ontology Coupling, Integration and Matching
  • Semantic Web Applications

Human Resources topics of interest

  • New Theoretical Perspectives on Human Resource Management
  • The Changing Role of Human Resource Management
  • Managing Organizational Performance
  • Motivation
  • Recognition & Reward
  • Hiring & Firing
  • Recruitment

Marketring topics of interest

  • Marketing Philosophy
  • The Role of Marketing in Strategic Planning
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Marketing in SME's
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Market and Industry Stakeholder Needs
  • International Strategies
  • The Development and Utilization of Marketing Plans
  • Online Marketing 
  • Social Networks Marketing
  • Marketing Effectiveness at the Operational and Strategic Levels
  • Brand Management

International Business topics of interest   

  • International Strategic Alliances
  • Globalization
  • International Trade and Investment
  • International Management Practices
  • Multinational and Transnational Businesses
  • International Business Strategy
  • Measuring International Business Performance

Economics topics of interest 

  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Constitutional Economics
  • Regional development
  • World Economy vs Regional Economy
  • Rules & Institutions
  • Industrial organizations
  • Institutional Economics
  • International Economic Order
  • Globalization: General Trade
  • Commercial Policy; Protection; Promotion; Trade Negotiations
  • Country and Industry Studies of Trade
  • Economic Integration
  • Trade and Labor Market Interactions
  • Trade and Environment
  • International Factor Movements and International Business
  • International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
  • International Migration

Accounting and Finance
topics of interest

  • Auditing
  • Management Accouting
  • Finanical Accounting
  • Commercial law
  • Profitability and Earnings
  • budgeting and Reporting
  • internal reporting and Incentives
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Interface between internal and external reporting
  • General Financial Markets
  • Portfolio Choice
  • Asset Pricing
  • Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
  • Information and Market Efficiency
  • International Financial Markets
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Financial Institutions and Services
  • Banks; Other Depository Institutions
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance; Insurance Companies
  • Pension Funds; Other Private Financial Institutions
  • Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • Capital Budgeting; Investment Policy
  • Financing Policy; Capital and Ownership Structure
  • Bankruptcy; Liquidation
  • Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
  • Payout Policy

Special Topics Sessions

The efforts of the Special Topics Sessions' Organizers will be recognized as follows:

  • The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived if at least 4 authors of invited papers register at the conference.
  • Session organizers names will appear on the conference proceedings as Associate Editors

The special topic session is a unique opportunity that brings together researchers and audience from around the world to discuss a specific research question of interest and/or share research efforts with others who have worked in the same area.  These sessions could result in future joint research efforts, co-authorship of journal articles, and/or book publications.  Special topics session are highly beneficial if they are well organized.

You can submit a proposal to organize a special topics sessionworkshop, and/or tutorial.  Proposals to organize a special topic session should include the following information: name and address, e-mail of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on how the session will be advertised.  Usually, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer.  E-mail proposal to the conference chair. 

Each special topic session will have at least 3 paper. The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, etc.  The review process for invited sessions will strictly follow the review process for regular submission.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review by two reviewers in the topical area.  Final camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one reviewer.    Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. 

Please e-mail confernece Chair with your proposal.  Conference chair e-mail is available on the first page

Appel à communications

Président de la Session en Français

Stephane Bourliataux-Lajoinie
Directeur Adjoint de l'IAE de Tours
MCF - Directeur du M2 Marketing des Services
IAE de Tours

Tous les chercheurs, universitaires et praticiens s'intéressant aux thèmes de la conférence sont invités à soumettre leurs communications. Deux types de contributions pourront être présentées:

  • Papiers de recherche en format long: pour les travaux aboutis (5000 mots max) avec la liste complète des références.
  • Papiers en format court : pour les recherches en cours, résumés, idées que vous voudriez discuter avec l'audience à la conférence ou ébauche des papiers pour une éventuelle co-écriture : (5 pages max ou 1000 mots)

Les papiers seront évalués par rapport à leur originalité, leur cohérence, leur clarté et leur contribution scientifique. Chaque papier sera révisé en aveugle à l'aide d'une grille d'évaluation. Les papiers de recherche seront révisés par les membres du comité scientifique. Les papiers en format court seront révisés par l'éditeur. Chaque auteur recevra après la révision de son papier une fiche de synthèse des évaluations. Les commentaires et suggestions de cette révision doivent être prises en compte dans la soumission finale.

Les papiers soumis ne doivent pas avoir été précédemment édités ou actuellement soumis pour publication dans d'autres conférences ou revues.

Les actes de la conférence seront édités sous forme d'un e-book sur un CD (ISBN: 978-0-9821489-6-9) 

Tous les papiers se rattacheront à l'un des thèmes proposés

Thèmes de la Conférence

Liste non-exhaustive de sujets pouvant être traités:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Impact Social de la technologie
  • E- Business et développement informatique
  • Green IT
  • Management de la technologie pour l’éducation et les affaires 
  • Innovation et technologie pour le développement de nouveaux produits/services
  • Information et petites/moyennes entreprises
  • Stratégies Internationales et technologies de l’information
  • E-Government, implémentation et études de cas
  • Transfert technologique, Marketing et Commercialisation
  • Management des TIC
  • Problématiques des systèmes d’information
  • Intégration de la technologie et stratégies organisationnelles 
  • R&D et management
  • Management de projet et management de programme
  • Technologies des systèmes de production
  • Management de la technologie dans les pays en voie de développement
  • Innovation durable et avantage compétitif 
  • Innovation et management des ressources renouvelables
  • Usage stratégique de la technologie dans le secteur financier 
  • Adoption et diffusion des technologies émergentes
  • Gestion du changement et mesures de la performance organisationnelle
  • Ingénierie de la connaissance
  • Information Quality Management
  • Mesures de la qualité de l’information
  • E-Commerce : tendances et études de cas
  • Réseaux sociaux numériques : management, pratiques et études de cas
  • E-Learning, e-Training et e-Teams
  • M-commerce : modèles d’affaires, applications, “best practices”
  • Vie privée, sécurité, éthique 
  • Customer relationship management (CRM), Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM), Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Efficient Resource Planning (ERP) et management industriel
  • Gestion de bases de données 
  • Systèmes d’Aide à la Décision
  • Logique floue et réseaux de neurones (applications)
  • Data Warehouses et Datamining
  • E-business et solutions logicielles
  • Recherche et extraction de la connaissance

Dates Importantes

  • Soumission des papiers : Fermé
  • Notification de l'avis d'acceptation : Après de trois ou quatre semaines de la date de soumission (dans la plupart des cas)
  • Date limite de soumission des papiers:  Fermé


Virtual Presentation

Those who are unable to attend the conference in person due to schedule conflict or teaching/research load but wish to participate with their research in this major international event, virtual presentation is available. Virtual Presentation allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, just like a regular paper. Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings.  

In 2010 there were more than 300 virtual presentations.

The review process for virtual presentations will strictly follow the review process for regular submissions.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution. Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review in most cases.Short papers will be reviewed by the editor.  Summary of review feedback/reports will be sent back to the author(s) in most cases.  All comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.


* Please note that a virtual presentation does not mean you are able to present by remote (e.g. Internet streaming or teleconferencing).

Important Dates

NOTE: If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university, we recommend that you send your paper the at earliest possible to allow us to receive the manuscript to reviewers and get reviews back in timely fashion.  The review cycle time tends to increase if you submit your paper right on the deadline date due to large number of submissions around deadlines.

  • Paper Submission: Closed
  • Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 week from submission date (in most cases)
  • 2nd Phase submission deadline: 30 September 2011

The conference is closed

Conference Hotel

Best Western Hotel Cristoforo Colombo is the official location for  the 17th IBIMA conference on Creating Global Competitive Economies: A 360-degree Approach will be held in Milan, Italy 14-15 November  2011.   

Prestigious hotel in the heart of downtown Milan, the Hotel Cristoforo Colombo offers its guests an elegant and cosy environment, enriched with internationally acclaimed comforts and services. In a completely renovated historical building at the beginning of the world famous Street "Buenos Aires," and is located right in front of Porta Venezia subway station.

Hotel Cristoforo Colombo 
Colombo Srl | Corso Buenos Aires, 
3 - 20124 
Milan, Italy
Tel. + 39 02 29 40 62 14 
Fax + 39 02 29 51 60 96

Special conference participants’ Rates:
(in 13 out 15 November)

  • Single room: Euro 119 
  • Double room single use: Euro 134
  • Double room Euro 154

(VAT Taxes included) per room, per night.  Breakfast included.