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ISBN: 978-0-9821489-7-6

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


The 18th IBIMA conference on 18th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to World Economies will be held in Istanbul, Turkey 9-10 May 2012.

Istanbul, one of the world's great cities is located in the center of the Old World. The city is famous for its magnificent scenic beauties and great historical Treasures of over 2500 years.   It has been the capital of three great empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.  Istanbul is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: Europe and Asia.  

This major international conference will address a range of important themes with respect to Information Technology and its impact on 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 review and 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: 978-0-9821489-7-6) 

*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 American University in Cairo, Egypt International Business Information Management Association, USA

Local Chair

Arzu Tektas Bogazici University, Turkey

Advisory Committee

John F. Affisco, Hofstra University, USA
Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 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, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Alcina Prata, ESCE, Portugal
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Hussein Onn 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) 

Basel M. A-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait 
Naila Aaijaz, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia 
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Rafidah Abd Razak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Monal Abdel-Baki, The American University in Cairo, Egypt   
Mohamed Abed, University of Blida, Algeria 
Dhammika Abeysinghe, University of New South Wales, Australia           
Lahsen Abouenour, Mohammadia School of Engineers - Mohamed Vth University-Adgal in Rabat,Morocco 
Ibtissam Abarar, Bordeaux 4 University, France                        
Lily Julienti Abu Bakar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Nasrin Shah Abushakra, Lehigh University, USA  
Jeihan M. Abu-Tayeh, Saint Martin’s University, Jordan  
Marian-Lucian Achim, Titu Maiorescu University, Romania  
Jennifer Adelstein, International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), Australia
Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Ali Saleh Alarussi, International University of Technology Twintech,Yemen   
Maha Al Balushi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Bejjar Mohamed Ali, FSEG Sfax, Tunisia
Imran Ali, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan
Saeed Q. AlKhalidi, Jazan University, KSA   
Mustafa Ally, Southern Queensland, Australia
Hasan Salih Suliman AL-Qudah, King Abdul-Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia  
Norazlisham Mohd Amin, University of Malaya, Malaysia   Excellent Constructive Review 
Nedra Bahri Ammari, ISCCB/ISG, Tunisie
Monica Anca Ardeleanu, University of Bucharest, Romania 
Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin, University Technology Sydney, Malaysia 
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Jaishree Asarpota, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, UAE  
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA
Mohamed Bakillah, University of Calgary, Engineering department, Canada
Martin Bateman, UCLan University, UK
Tarik Beldjilali, Moncton University, Canada   
Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town, South Africa  Excellent Constructive Review 
Tawfik Benabdallah, Enset Oran University, Algeria  
Saloua.Benammou, Université de Sousse, Tunisia 
Lasse Berntzen,Vestfold University College, Norway 
Ilut Bogdan,”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania Excellent Constructive Review
Abdul Manaf Bohari, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia    
Kalyan Raghav Bollampally, Télécom Ecole de Management, Evry, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Monica Boldea, West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania     
Ionel Bostan-Dhc,“Al. I. Cuza” Iasi University, Romania
Rafik Bouaziz, Sfax University, Tunisia  
Sabrina Boulesnane, Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 University, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Néji Bouslama, FSEG Tunis University, Tunisia 
Aida Bouzir, Institut Supérieur de Transport et de Logistique de Sousse, Tunisie 
James Braman, Towson University, USA  
Franck Brillet, TOURS, France
Dobrea Razvan Catalin, ASE Bucharest university, Romania
Refaat Chaabouni, Tunis El Manar, School of Engineering, Tunisia
Salem Chakhar, Paris-Dauphine University, France           
Raida Chakroun, ISAAS (University of Sfax), Tunisia                 
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Liwen Chen, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan, R. O. C.
Régis Chenavaz, ESG Management School, Paris, France
Mohamed Cherchem, University of Oran, Algeria 
Tan Saw Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Krzysztof J. Chmielewski, Kozminski University, Poland Excellent Constructive Review
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, FSEG Mahdia University, Tunisia Excellent Constructive Review
Siong Choy Chong, Linton University College, Malaysia   Excellent Constructive Review
Ibrahim Cil, Sakarya University, Turkey
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania     
Sofia Elena Colesca, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Ilie Constantin, OVIDIUS from Constanta University, Romania
Manique Cooray, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Jan Mendonca Correa, Brasilia University, Brazil
Gede Rasben Dantes, Ganesha University, Singaraja Bali, Indonesia
Wolfgang Deiters, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, Germany
David Delia, West University of Vasile Goldis, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Arad, Romania  
S.Susela Devi, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Hichem Dkhili, SFAX University of Tunisia, Tunisia   
Elena Dobre, Ovidius Constanta University, Romania    
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Patrick M. Doran, Zayed University, UAE
Radek Doskočil, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Liam Doyle, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Noura Abdel Maksoud Eissa, Arab Open University, Egypt  
Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, LSE University, UK
Meriem Elayoubi, IAE Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Munadil K. Faaeq, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Dekhil Fawzi, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia
T M Faziharudean, Univ of Malaya, Malaysia 
Asma Ferchichi, Tunis El Manar, Tunis 
Yeap Peik Foong, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Christos Frangos, TEI of Athens-Greece university, Greece
Iuliana Eugenia Georgescu,“Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iasi, Romania
Sandro Geric, University of Zagreb, Croatia  
Faten Hakim Ghorbel, Institut Supérieur d’Administration des Affaires de Sfax, Tunis
Said Ghoul, Philadelphia University, Jordan          
Maria José Angélico Gonçalves, ISCAP/IPP University, Portugal
Robert Goodwin, Flinders University, Australia 
Luis Borges Gouveia, Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Mridula Gungaphul, University of Mauritius, Mauritius   
Saïda Habhab-Rave, IAE Poitiers University, France
Moutaz Haddara, University of Agder, Norway  
Bouarfa Hafida, University of Blida, Algeria
Najeh Hajlaoui, Idiap University, Switzerland 
Kieth Hales, Bond University, Australia
Chakib Hamadi, Cadi ayyad  of Marrakesh University, Morocco  Excellent Constructive Review
Adil Hamdouna, Canada 
Ramzi A. Haraty, Lebanese American University, Lebanon 
Layla Hasan, Zarqa University, Jordan
Syahida Hassan, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Mahmoud Hassanin, Pharos University, Egypt             
Daniela Hincu, Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest, Romania
Georg Hodosi, Stockholm University, Sweden
Woo Kok Hoong, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia  
Maaradj Houari, GHARDAIA University, Algeria 
Inga Hunter, Massy University, New Zealand
Siew Pei Hwa, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Hamid Reza Irani, University of Tehran, Iran      
Joe Ilsever, University of Fraser Valley, Canada  Excellent Constructive Review 
Ahmad Syakir Bin Junoh @ Ismail, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia 
Mohammad Ismail, Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM) , Malaysia 
Takao Ito, Ube National College of Technology, Japan   
Marzanah A. Jabar, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 
Leger Jarniou, Paris-Dauphine University, France
Jayamalathi Jayabalan, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Sreenivasan Jayashree, MMU University, Malaysia 
Sonia Jeddi, Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Zsolt Csaba Johanyák, Kecskemét College, Hungary
Anne Julien, Reims Management School, France
Syahrul N. Junaini, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Sharifah Latifah Syed A. Kadir, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia     
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada 
Shivani Kapoor, New Delhi Institute of Management, India 
Masoud Karami, University of Tehran, Iran
Gassemi Karim, ENCG Casablanca University, Morocco
Jasber Kaur, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia, Malaysia   
Kathy Keeling, Manchester Business School, UK
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK 
Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia    
Mohammad Ayub Khan, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Muhammad Ishfaq Khan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan
Nasreen Khan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Khalid Khawaja, American University in Dubai, UAE
Sabri Khayati, FSEG Tunis University, Tunisia    
Nawal El-Kahina Khelalfa, Saad Dahleb de Blida University, Algeria
Balázs Kotosz, University of Szeged, Hungary  
Eva Kramná, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic   
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University, India       
Jayanty Kuppusamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Natalja Lace, Riga Technical University, Latvia 
Stéphane Bourliataux-Lajoinie, IAE de Tours University, France  Excellent Constructive Review 
Mah Wai Lan, UCSI University, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review 
Daniel Lang, Telecom Business School, France   
Cretu Laura, A. I. Cuza University, Romania
Lecoeuvre, Skema Business School, France
Valérie Lefievre, Audencia Nantes University, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Jean-François Lemoine, paris 1 panthéon sorbonne university, France
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya Campus, Malaysia   
Rosanna Leung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong  Excellent Constructive Review
Sook Ling Lew, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Alexa Elena Lidia, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Lai Ming Ling, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 
Hsu Kuan Liu, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Keri Logan, Massey University (Wellington Campus), New Zealand    
Mehdi Louizi, FST University, Tunisia
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Grigore Lupulescu, Titu Maiorescu Bucharest University, Romania     
Tiko Iyamu, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa  
Platis Magdalena, University of Bucharest, Romania 
Nancy Maloney, Dubai Women’s College, UAE
Mustafa Man, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia 
Dicu Roxana Manuela, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi, Romania 
Mohammed Maree, Monash University, Malaysia         
Ghidiu Bîta Ioana Maria, Academy Of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Sabitha Bte Marican, University Malaya, Malaysian  
Wissem Ben Marzouk, FSEG university of Tunis,Tunisia               
Cristina Santandreu Mascarell, Universidad  Politècnica de València, España 
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia     
Tajul Ariffin Masron, Universiti Sains Malaysia , Malaysia
Mirela Matei, Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania 
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic 
Nehemiah Mavetera, North West University, South Africa 
Pam Mayhew, University of East Anglia, UK 
Mohammad Nur Azhar Mazlan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia
Rabeb Mbarek, Institut Supérieur de Gestion Sousse, Tunisie
Jan A. Meyer, The IIE University, RSA
Neculita Mihaela, Dunarea De Jos University of Galati, Romania 
Camelia Catalina Mihalciuc, University of Stefan Cel Mare of Suceava, Romania
Jean-Luc Minel Minel, Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
Georgescu Mircea ,”Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Nicoleta Barbuta-Misu, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania 
Eugen Mitrica, Academy of Economic Studies, Buchares, Romania
Jashua Rajesh Modapothala, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia
Liliana Mihaela Moga, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania 
Ludmil Mikhailov, The University of Manchester, UK
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia     
Mehdi Mohaghegh, Norwich university, US
Rosli Mohamad, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review  
Cherchem Mohamed, University of Oran Algeria, Algeria 
Nadia Montacer, Université Tunis El Manar, Tunisie 
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw Niversity od Economics, Poland  
Samar Mouakket, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Nixon Muganda, University of Pretoria, South Africa  Excellent Constructive Review
Joriah Muhammad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Annie Munos, Euromed management Marseille, France
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Andreea-Clara Munteanu, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Mihaela Neculita, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania 
Mostafa Nejati, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia  
Radneantu Nicoleta, Romanian-American University, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Rozalia Nistor,“Dunarea de Jos”  Galati, Romania 
Noor Maizura Moahamd Noor, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia 
Mohamed Abdalla Nour, University of Sharjah, U.A.E Excellent Constructive Review
Veronika Novotná, FBM BUT Brno, Czech Republic  
BJ Oberer, Kadir Has University, Turkey
Rachid Oumlil , LarGe, ENCG Agadir, Ibnou Zohr University, Morocco Excellent Constructive Review
Saibal K. Pal, DRDO, Delhi, India        
Corina Paraschiv, Université Paris Descartes, France
Paula Lazar, Academy of Economic Studies From Bucharest, Romania             
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Maurizio Pighin, Udine University, ITA
Ana-Alexandrina Popescu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania  
Petru Popescu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Daniela Popescul, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Romania 
Pietro Previtali, Pavia University, Italy
Maria Prokofieva, Victoria University, Australia 
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia Excellent Constructive Review   
Danciu Aniela Raluca, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania  
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 
Devinaga Rasiah, MMU University, Malaysia
Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia  
Paolo Renna, University of Basilicata, Italy  
Janet S. Renwick, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, USA  Excellent Constructive Review
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania  
Angela Roman, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  IASI, Romania
Costica Roman, Stefan cel Mare Suceava University, Romania
Yves Roy, Université de Poitiers, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Ramona Rusu, Jumeirah Group, UAE
Fatiha Sadat, UQAM University, Canada
Saqib Saeed, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
Lim Ying San, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Jawahitha Sarabdeen, University Of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE  
Alina Camelia Șargu, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohammad Sharifi, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia  
Nermeen Fathy Shehata, Aston University, UK
Shabana Sheikh, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Davoud Farajian Shooshtari, Ta’aali Information Technology Institute, Iran    
Fatimah Sidi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia       
Pedro Filipe Sá Silva, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal  
Sean W. M. Siqueira, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 
Florin Sirbu, AL. I Cuza Iaşi University, Romania 
Nicoleta Sirghi, West University Timisoara, Romania   
Lilia Smaoui, IUT Saint Denis Paris 13 University, France 
Maria Augusta Soares, Ibmec University, Brazil
Marian Socoliuc, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Besma Souissi, ISG Sousse, Tunisie  
Mario Spremic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Kitsiou Spyros, University of Macedonia, Greece  Excellent Constructive Review
Sreenivasan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Miltiade Stanciu, Spiru Haret University, Romania  
Mihaela Roberta Stanef, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Ovidiu Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Vasile Alecsandru Strat, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Jiří Strouhal, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
Ivan Strugar, Zagreb University, Croatia
Suresh Subramoniam, Kerala University, India 
Roopesh Kevin Sungkur, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary   
Katalin Szenes, Obuda University Budapest, Hungary Excellent Constructive Review
Izah Mohd Tahir, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Khong Sin Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Rosmaini Tasmin, UTHM University, Malaysia
Seethaletchumy Thambiah, Multimedia University_(MMU), Malaysia
Selvi Thamizhmanii, Madras University, India
Lucie Tomancová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Abdelfattah Triki, Tunis University, Tunisia 
Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University, UAE
Ufuk Turen, Turkish Military Academy, Turkey Excellent Constructive Review
Iris Uitz, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology, Austria  
Narasimha Rao Vajjhala, University of New York Tirana, Albania  
Aikaterini Valvi, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom 
João Varajão, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal 
Cristina M. Vasile, BSL University, Switzerland
Grosu Veronica, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Florina  Virlanuta, “DUNAREA DE JOS” University Of Galati, Romania
Maro Vlachopoulou, Macedonia, Greece  
Mariana Vuţă, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Roumanie 
Charles van der Vyver, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa
Nubli Wahab, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Ari Warokka, Othman Yeop Abdullah GSB UUM, Malaysia 
Philip West, American Public University,USA   
Neville I Williams, Flinders University, Australia
Siew Fan Wong, Sunway University, Malaysia
Liangchuan Wu, National ChungHsing University, Taiwan
Jamaiah H. Yahaya, National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia   
Sofri Yahya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Ihsan Yassin, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia 
Ahmad Shukri Yazid, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia
Wendy Teoh Ming Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Seokung Yoon, KISA, Korea 
Rubiah binti Mohd Yunus, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Aminah Md Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohd Nor Hakimin Yusoff, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review
Nor Iadah Yusop, Univ. Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Hakiri Wissem, FSEG Tunis University, Tunisia
Norhayati Zakaria, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
Nur Haryani Binti Zakaria, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Abdelnaser Zayyat, Applied Science University, Jordan     
Mahmoud Zouaoui, Université Tunis La Manouba, Tunisia 
Wan Syahirah Binti Mohammad Zubir, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Bernd Markus Zunk, Graz University of Technology, Austria


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

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

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, Integrati
  • on 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

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

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: 978-0-9821489-7-6) 

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

Thèmes de la Conférence

Thèmes de la conférence d'intérêt possibles comprennent Economie, Gestion, Gestion de l'information, affaires générales, marketing, ressources humaines et  finances.

Économie des sujets d'intérêt

  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Économie de la réglementation
  • Économie constitutionnel
  • Le développement régional
  • Economie mondiale contre l'économie régionale
  • Règles & Institutions
  • Les organisations industrielles
  • Economie Institutionnelle
  • Ordre économique international
  • La mondialisation: le commerce général
  • Politique commerciale; protection; promotion, les négociations commerciales
  • Pays et Etudes Industrie du Commerce
  • Intégration économique
  • Commerce et interactions du marché du travail
  • Facteur international des mouvements et des affaires internationales
  • Investissement international; mouvements de capitaux à long terme
  • Migrations Internationales

Comptabilité et finances des sujets d'intérêt

  • audit
  • Comptabilité de gestion
  • Comptabilité Finanical
  • Droit commercial
  • Rentabilité et bénéfice
  • Budgétisation et les rapports
  • Reporting interne et Incentives
  • Évaluation de la performance
  • Interface entre les rapports internes et externes
  • Marchés financiers généraux
  • Choix du portefeuille
  • Asset Pricing
  • Cotation conditionnelle; Prix Futures
  • L'information et l'efficience du marché
  • Marchés financiers internationaux
  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Institutions et services financiers
  • Les banques; autres organismes de dépot
  • Hypothèques
  • Assurance; compagnies d'assurance
  • Fonds de pension *; autres institutions financières privées
  • Investment Banking *, capital risque, de courtage
  • Politique gouvernementale et le règlement
  • Corporate Finance et Gouvernance
  • Budgétisation des investissements
  • Politique d'investissement
  • Politique de financement
  • Liquidation

Gestion des sujets d'intérêt

  • Sciences de Gestion
  • Des ressources humaines
  • Études de gestion critique
  • Comportement organisationnel
  • Gestion stratégique
  • Leadership
  • Statistiques des entreprises
  • Recherche Opérationnelle
  • Gestion du changement
  • Gestion des communications
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneuriat
  • Éthique, responsabilité sociale des entreprises et le développement durable
  • Genre et la Diversité
  • Gestion des ressources humaines
  • International Management
  • Education Management & Développement

Human Resources sujets d'intérêt

  • Perspectives théoriques sur la gestion des ressources humaines
  • L'évolution du rôle de gestion des ressources humaines
  • Gestion de la performance organisationnelle
  • Motivation
  • Reconnaissance et récompense
  • Location & Cuisson
  • Recrutement

Systèmes d'information de gestion des sujets d'intérêt

  • 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

Marketring des sujets d'intérêt

  • Le rôle du marketing dans la planification stratégique
  • Marketing dans les PME
  • Stratégies de relations publiques
  • Marché et les besoins des parties prenantes de l'industrie
  • Stratégies internationales
  • Le développement et l'utilisation de plans de marketing
  • Marketing Online
  • Marketing Social Networks
  • Brand Management


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 2011 there were more than 250 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  remotely (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)
  • All types of Paper 2nd Phase submission Deadline: 30th March 2012 

The Conference is closed.

Conference Program

LARESPARK Hotel is the official location for the 18th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to World Economies will be held in Istanbul, Turkey 9-10 May 2012. 


Conference Proceedings

The 18th IBIMA International conference proceedings include all the papers in the program below and virtual presentations. IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN and ISI indexed by Thomson Scientific


Please note the following conference presentation guidelines:

  • Each presentation has 15 min. followed by  5 min discussion. Session chairs will coordinate presentations in their respective sessions
  • There will be LCD projector available in every session room.  Please prepare your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
  • Save your files on a flash (USB) drive and on a CD just in case.  Also, it is highly recommended that you email your presentation to yourself on a web-based client (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) as a backup.  NO Floppy Disks OR Transparencies Please.
  • It would be a good idea to bring your own laptop for your presentation to insure that your paper is presented properly.
  • Every registered participant will be issued a name tag that he/she should wear at all times.  No one without name tag will be allowed into the conference area


Conference Program

Wednesday May 9, 2012                              8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday May 9, 2012                              8:30 am – 10:15 am

Session W1.1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship             Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Wafa El Garah

Episodic and Systemic Powers in a Context of Institutional Entrepreneurship
Soumaya Ben Letaifa

Innovation and Sustainable Development of Ethnic Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Turkish Entrepreneurs in Siegen, Germany
Feriha Oezdemir and Gustav Bergmann

Studying Innovation Persistence in Greece: A Patent Data Approach of “Heavy Innovators”
Maria Markatou

Text Mining in Reports From Students Stays in the Czech Enterprises
Klara Antlova, Andrej Herich and Lubos Popelinsky

People-Centered Innovation: Co-Creation & Profound Consciousness
Rick Edgeman and Jacob Eskildsen

The Geography of Innovation in Greece- Spatial Differences and Regions of Better Performance
Maria Markatou

Viral Innovation, Sustainability & Excellence: the VISE Triad
Rick Edgeman and Jacob Eskildsen

Session W1.2: Global Economics and social developments      Room: Lal
Session Chair: Niculae V. MIHAITA

The Role of Tax Havens in the Global Economy
Radulescu Irina Gabriela, Vasile Valentina and Popescu Catalin Nicolae

Fighting Against Drugs Trafficking: Romanian Case
Rădulescu Dragoş Lucian and Catalin Popescu

Analysis of Relationship between the Country’s Level of Corruption and FDI Inflows
Danciu Aniela Raluca and Strat Vasile Alecsandru

Offshore Centers: Good Strategies for Tax Evasion or Tax Avoidance
Radulescu Irina Gabriela, Mihai Valia Maria and Popescu Catalin Nicolae

Session W1.3: Marketing et publicité      Room: Turkuaz VIP
Session Chair: RADHOUANE FGAIER Ikram

Effet du sentiment d’efficacité personnelle sur la perception du caractère éthique de la publicité menaçante et l’intention d’arrêter de fumer
Ines Saadellaoui et Jamel-Eddine GHARBI

L’impact de l’attitude et de l’identification des enfants envers les personnages emblématiques dans la compréhension de la prescription enfant-mère - Cadre de réflexion et essai de modélisation -
Askri Jendoubi Soumaya et Opsomer Claire

Profil de la femme ordinaire : une étude exploratoire
Inès Chakroun, Mohamed Kammoun, et Bernard Pauly

Influence de l’atmosphere d’un site web marchand sur la confiance du consommateur tunisien lors d’un achat en ligne: etude exploratoire
Mouna Thabet et Mustapha Zghal

Les motivations de la recommandation des produits sur les réseaux sociaux électroniques
Yosra AKRIMI et Romdhane KHEMAKHEM

La tromperie perçue dans la publicité: Proposition d’une échelle de mesure

Internet un nouveau facteur de socialisation de l’enfantconsommateur
- Cadre de réflexion et essai de modélisation-
Askri Jendoubi Soumaya et Zoghlami Trabelsi Amira

Coffee Break                                                     10:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday May 9, 2012                                    10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Session W2.1: Marketing Research                    Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Ari Warokka

Marketing Evolution: from Product Marketing to City Marketing
Elena Lidia Alexa, Marius Alexa and Cristina Maria Stoica

Region of Origin Labeling: a New Experiential Approach to Branding
Imene Trabelsi Trigui and Georges Giraud

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Ethically Conscious Consumer Behaviors
Muhammad Atif and Anis Charfi

Subjective Age Trends and Fashion Clothes Involvement
Sarra Sghaier and Abderrazak Gharbi

Session W2.2: ERP and process Management                Room: Lal
Session Chair: Daniel Chandran

Successful Enterprise Application Integration: Using a Lean Integration Competency Center Approach and Open Source Based Infrastructure
Benneth Christiansson

Information Systems for Competitive Advantage: Implementation of an Organisational Strategic Management Process
Hamzah Altamony, Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa’deh, Muhammad Alshurideh and Bader Yousef Obeidat

From Local to Global: ERP Implementation Experiences in the UAE
Wenshin Chen

Identifying ERP Systems User Profile in Moroccan Organizations using Technology Acceptance Model Factors
Wafa El Garah, Abdelaziz Berrado and Hajar Belahsen

The Growth Path Towards the Process-Oriented Organisation
Joachim Van den Bergh and Stijn Viaene

Session W2.3: Commerce électronique et Les circuits de distribution             Room: Turkuaz VIP
Session Chair: Raïda CHAKROUN

Trois lustres après l’implémentation: Défis de l’étude du commerce électronique en Tunisie
Afef Belghith et Jamel-Eddine Gharbi

Le neuromarketing: quel avenir?
Kaouther Mefteh Chaari et Fathi Akrout

Proposition d’un modèle explicatif de l’orientation relationnelle dans les circuits de distribution: Cadre de réflexion
Ikram Radhouane Fgaier et Mustapha Zghal

Dimensions et antécédents de la qualité relationnelle de point de vue vendeur dans le contexte Business-to-Business: une étude exploratoire
Karima Ghzaiel et Fathi Akrout

Proposition d’une définition et d’une échelle de mesure de l’orientation relationnelle dans les circuits de distribution Une étude exploratoire
Ikram Radhouane Fgaier et Mustapha Zghal

Les effets de la satisfaction vis-a-vis de la communication Sur la relation entre les entreprises
Imen Fourati Daoud et Mohamed Kammoun

Wednesday May 9, 2012                                    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Session W3.1:  Keynote Speech Session                    Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Arzu Tektas

Founder & President, 
IBIMA Publishing, USA

Topic: Open Access Publishing: Future Direction

Murat Lostar
Founder and CEO 
LOSTAR Information Security, Turkey

Topic: To be Annouced

(Brief biography about the keynote speaker is at the bottom of this page)

Conference Lunch                                            1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Wednesday May 9, 2012                                    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session W4.1:  Knowledge Management                Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Maria Markatou

Designing a Ba for Better Knowledge Creation from Customer Knowledge
Nahid Hashemian Bojnord and Sonia Chalak

About Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations
Simona Elena Varlan and Bogdan Patrut

The Fusion of Data Migration and Knowledge Management
Peter Kažimír, Vladimír Bureš and Tereza Otčenášková

Share it or Keep it to yourself? Inculcating Knowledge Sharing Behaviors at Workplace Using a Culturally Oriented Framework
Hanan Al Muhairi and Norhayati Zakaria

Knowledge Management and Management Accounting Decisions-Experimental Study
Afaf Mubarak

Knowledge Transfers in Multinational Corporations on the Level of Top Management
Martina Kubíčková

Session W4.2:  Corporate performance                    Room: Lal
Session Chair: Rick Edgeman

Sustainability Performance in Malaysian Construction Industry: A Study on the Local Construction Stakeholders
Wan Nadzri Bin Osman and Dani Salleh

Locations in a Cluster and Innovation: An Economic Approach
Mehtap Işık

Information Technology and Supply Chain Processes – Exploring the Connections
Zeynep Ata

Relationship between Internal R&D and Operation Performance Moderated by Intellectual Property Rights in Malaysia
Herman Shah Anuar

The determinants of the corporate performance: Case of Tunisian companies
Khadija Jbara and Tahar Lazhar Ayed

Session W4.3:  Marketing et la Gouvernance des entreprises Room: Turkuaz 
Session Chair: Laurence Lecoeuvre

L’impact de l’ergonomie du site sur l’intention de retour des clients seniors
Najeh DHIAB FEKIH et Abderrazak GHARBI

Économie de l’Énergie et Crédibilité Publicitaire
Imen Kouas et Fathi Akrout

Politique financière des entreprises familiales tunisiennes

La gouvernance en situation de crise: cas des banques tunisiennes
Manel Gharbi et Anis Jarboui

Communautés de savoir et innovation: le rôle de l’apprentissage, Une analyse sous l’éclairage d’une théorie basée sur les connaissances
Samia Karoui Zouaoui et Rym Hchich Hedhli

L’impact du mesure de la perfomance sur les performances des filiales des firmes multinationales: une étude comparative entre les filiales des fmn et les entreprises nationales : cas de la tunisie
Rajhi Mohamed Tahar and Chafi Samiha

Coffee Break                                                     4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Wednesday May 9, 2012                                    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Session W5.1:  Internet and WWW Research                Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Afaf Mubarak

The Adoption and Diffusion of E-Commerce in Businesses in United Arab Emirates
Faisal B. Al-khateeb

The Electronic Payments: Architectures and Trends
Octavian Dospinescu

The Positive Psychology of Online Games: Experiencing Mindful Flow
Müberra Yüksel

Exploring Social Effects of Mobile Work: Towards an Information Overload
Sonia Jeddi and Samia Karoui Zouaoui

Ranking Interaction-Based Collaborative Filtering Recommendations Using Temporal Features in Online Dating
Ammar Alanazi and Michael Bain

Session W5.2:  Research in Higher Education & Public Libraries   Room: Lal
Session Chair: Benneth Christiansson

Managing Environmental-Oriented Campus Strategically and Profitably: A Lesson From Selected Emerging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
Dedi Purwana, Danesto Bacdayan Anacio and Ari Warokka

Motivation of Employees in the Education Sector and its Effect on the Implementation of Knowledge Management
Šárka Vránová

The Influence of Perceived Organizational Support on Expatriates’ Organizational Commitment: Evidence from Emerging Southeast Education Hub
Khulida Kirana Yahya, Fairuzah Zaharos Mansor and Ari Warokka

The Need To Explore Emotional Intelligence Skills Among Malaysian Public Librarians
Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani, Mohamad Noorman Masrek and Adnan Jamaludin

The Competencies Needed By Para-Professionals In Library Services: A Case Study of Sarawak State Libraries
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Rusnah Johare, 
Hasnah Rahim and Japri Bujang Masli

Session W5.3:  Product Development                       Room: Turkuaz VIP
Session Chair: Simona Elena Varlan

A Strategic Matrix for Knowledge Product Development
Gratiela Dana Boca and Hasan Gokkaya

A Bottleneck of Product Management in Small and Medium Sized Software Engineering Organisations
Vladimír Bureš

Cost Prediction of Designed Technical Products and Its Importance
Dvořák, J. and Hosnedl, S.

Translating Product Life Cycle Knowledge into the Improvement Product Matrix
Gratiela D. Boca

Software Design and Software Product Verification From Security Point of View
Albert Özkohen

Thursday May 10, 2012                                      8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday May 10, 2012                                      8:45 am – 10:30 am

Session TH1.1:  Internet Social Networks                Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Paul H.P. Yeow

Reflection of Personalization Dissemination in Social Web
Nadia Khalique Shaikh, Saadat M. Alhashmi and Thomas O’ Daniel

Tell Me Something? Exploring the Impact of Information Privacy on User Behaviors in Social Networking Sites
Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof and Nasriah Zakaria

The Adoption of Social Network Sites for Expressive Participation in InternetSocial Movements: A Proposed Model
Juan D. Borrero and Shumaila Y. Yousafzai

The Richness of Social Media
Iris Uitz

Firms’ Adaptation of Social Media Promotions
Melisa Zenginkuzucu and Bertan Badur

Privacy Concern on Social Network Sites: The Role of Protection Motivation, Trust and Risk
Norsaremah Salleh, Ramlah Hussein, Norshidah Mohamed, Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim,  Abdul Rahman Ahlan and Umar Aditiawarman

Session TH1.2:  HRM, Organizations' Competitiveness & Social Responsibility 
Room: Lal

Session Chair: Zeynep Ata

Space and Living Conditions at Work: The Case of the Open Plan Office
Jennifer Abou Hamad

The Cultural Influences in Effective Corporate Governance Practices: Analyzing the Trend in Emerging Market
Vahideh Baradaran Rafiee and Jawahitha Sarabdeen

The Impact of Work-Family Factors in the Relationships between Organizational and Occupational Characteristics and Intention to Stay
Noraani Mustapha

Does Organizational Justice in Performance Appraisal System Affect Work Performance? Evidence from an Emerging Market
Ari Warokka, Cristina G. Gallato and Thamendren a/l Moorthy

Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility by Public Authorities in the European Union
Mirela Matei, Catalin Popescu and George Enescu

Cooperative Social Responsibility: The Gap Model Approach and Empirical Derivation to Members’ Satisfaction
Naila Aaijaz, Siti Sarwani Bt. Mohamed Salleh and Mohamed Dahlan b Ibrahim

Session TH1.3:  Financial Management and Financial Markets Room: Turkuaz
Session Chair: Silviu Beciu

Toward a Management of Interface Marketing-Finance for a Competitive Advantage of the Company

Long-Term Indebtedness of Students on Financial Market
Baňařová Michaela

Development of a complementary currency system: the Czech position in the international context
Lukas Valek

The Impact of Major Economic Events on Mergers and Acquisitions at Global Level, European level and at the Romania level
Iuliana Eugenia Georgescu, Elena Cristina Baciu and Irina Chiriac

Forecasting Tunindex volatility: Kalman Filter and EGARCH
Faouzi Jilani, Hanen Ould Ali and Salim Ben Sassi

Study on the Impact of Economic Factors on Insolvencies at a Global, European Level and at the Level of Romania
Iuliana Eugenia Georgescu, Elena Cristina Baciu and Irina Chiriac

Coffee Break                                                     10:30 am – 11:00 am

Thursday May 10, 2012                                      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session TH2.1:  E-Learning and ICT in Academia      Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Mohamad Noorman Masrek

An Overview of e-Learning Barriers in the Business Environment of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Valéria Medárová, Vladimír Bureš and Tereza Otčenášková

Transforming the Educational System for the Digital Economy
Daniel Chandran and Sunil KempeGowda

Critical Success Factors of Web 2.0 Implementation in Higher Education
Faisal B. Al-khateeb

Uses of tablet technology-iPad by University Students in the State of Kuwait
Hasan A Abbas

Facilitating Resource Allocation Decision through Data Mining: The Case of UTM Library
Md. Razib Karno, Siti Arfah Noordin, Safawi Abd Rahman and Anuar Talib

Predicting Vocational High School Students’ Proficiency Exam Scores from Student’s Course Grades: Comparison of the Three Supervised Data Mining Models
Mustafa Coşkun, Bertan Badur and Fatih Apaydın

Session TH2.2: Internet Banking & ICT Competitive advantage     Room: Lal

Session Chair: Naila Aaijaz

Examining Trust in Mobile Banking: A Conceptual Framework
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Nor’ayu Ahmad Uzir and Irni Iliana Khairuddin

Determinants of Relationship Quality in E-Banking Services: A Customers Perspective in Jordan
Ali Ahmad Alawneh and Ramzi Al-Radaideh

Acceptance of Audit Technology Using a New Paradigm: I-TOE
Khairina Rosli, Paul H.P. Yeow and Siew Eu-Gene

Critical Success Factors of Health Care Information Systems and Firm Performance at Jordanian Health Sector
Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa’deh

Session TH2.3:Healthcare Services & Decision Making Process Room:Turkuaz

Health care progression at UAE
Hassan Younies

Application of Advanced Cost Management Techniques in Hospital Management – Czech Perspective
Boris Popesko and Zuzana Tučková

Informational Statistics in Cybernetics, Semiotics’ Concepts in Management
Niculae V. MIHAITA and Pericle NEGESCU

Informational Techniques Decision-Making Concordia
Niculae V. MIHAITA and Pericle NEGESCU

Conference Lunch                                            12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday May 10, 2012                                      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session TH1.3:  Economic Research & Development and Social Issues   
Room: Lapis
Session Chair: Boris Popesk

 Can Intermodal Transportation Solve the Problems of SMEs?
Elif Deniz Alakavuk and Ahmet Seren Sungur

New Approaches of Mining Rent Theory
Marius Bulearca, Catalin Popescu, Mihai-Sabin Muscalu and Constantin Ghiga

Developing of a Multi-Criteria SWOT Analyze, as Part of Strategic Planning in the Rural Areas of Romania’s North East Region of Development: Considerations on the Social Dimension
Silviu Beciu and Raluca Georgiana Ladaru

Natural Gas Prices and Its Dependence on Natural Gas Reserves
Zuzana Virglerová

Money Illusion: How The Metropolis Middle-Lower Group Manage the Incurable and Non-Exception Financial Phenomenon
Dedi Purwana, Agung Dharmawan Buchdadi and Ari Warokka

Evaluation of Environmental Policies in the Industrial Sector: the Case of the Tunisian Economy
Hamadi Fakhfakh, Tijani Amara and Tarek Ben Ali

Session TH1.3:  Social Financial developments and Risks     Room: Lal
Session Chair: Klara Antlova

A Comparative Study of Microinsurance and Microtakaful in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Malaysia
Noor Ashikin Mohd Rom, Zuriah Abdul Rahman and Nurbani Md Hassan

Institutional Collaboration In Enhancing Zakat Distribution For Production Asnaf : Reaping The Benefits or Diminishing The Institutions’ Roles?
Nurbani Md. Hassan, Abd Halim Bin Mohd Nor and Noor Ashikin Mohd Rom

Environmental Risk Assessment in Commercial Banks
Jana Erina and Natalja Lace

Coffee Break                                                     3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

End of Conference Activities


Conference Dinner


Dinner tour



Link to trip photos from 14th IBIMA 2010 Conference

Enjoy a relaxing 4-hours Bosphorus cruise tour in Istanbul in specially arranged private boat.  This is a unique opportunity to enjoy Istanbul skyline from the sea.   Watch the city lights dancing across the waters from Europe to Asia with the conference participants.

  • Date: 10 May 2012
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Activity: 3-4 hours Bosphorus cruise tour with Dinner (including 10 kinds of cold starters, 1 warm starter, main dish (grilled meat or fish), fruit and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Special rate for conference participants: 30 Euro
  • Seats: Only 60 seats available (first come first served).
  • Registration: please register on your first day 9 May at the conference.  The registration desk will accept registration for the cruise after 10:00 AM (not before).

Keynote Speaker 

Murat Lostar

Founder and CEO 

LOSTAR Information Security, Turkey

Mr. Murat Lostar has 26 years of hands-on technical experience and extensive knowledge in Information Security, IT Governance, Business Continuity Solutions, Computer Forensics, as well as delivery of consultancy and auditing services. 

Mr. Loster started as a software developer, and subsequently founded his first partnership while he was a student. After graduating from Industrial Engineering in Boğaziçi University, he worked as network engineer. He is the founder and CEO of LOSTAR Information Security (since 1998). He is the founding president and Past-VP of ISACA Istanbul/Turkey Chapter. Murat lectures at Istanbul Bilgi University on computer forensics. He  also lectured at Galatasaray and Sabancı Universities about information technology security. 

Mr Lostar hosted a provocative radio show called "The Dark Side of Technology" at  Açık Radio for 7 years. He holds various vendor-free certifications in both information systems security and auditing. 

Conference Hotel

LARESPARK Hotel is the official location for the 18th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage: From Regional Development to World Economies will be held in Istanbul, Turkey 9-10 May 2012. 

LARESPARK Hotel benefits from an excellent location in Istanbul in Taksim.  Taksim Square (Turkish: Taksim Meydanı) situated in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels.

LARESPARK Hotel in Taksim is a short distance from the main tourist attractions of Istanbul:

Within walking distance:

  • Lutfı Kırdar Congress Hall: 400 meters
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 800 meters
  • Galata Tower & Bridge: 600 meters
  • Kabatas Port: 800 meters
  • Beyoglu (Pera) Culture, Shopping & Entertainment Centre: 200 meters

Less than 5 Km 

  • Topkapı Palace: 3 Km
  • Blue Mosque: 3 Km
  • Grand Bazaar: 3 Km

Hotel Address:

Topçu Caddesi,No.23

Phone: + 90 212 313 51 00
Fax    : +90 212 237 34 63

Special conference participants’ Rates:
(in 9 out 11 November)

    * Single room: Euro 130 
    * Double room Euro 150

Above rates including all Beakfast and all taxes per room per night.

Reservation  form (PDF)


Other Hotels

Taksim has so many hotels that an fit any budget. A quick link to hotels in Taksim: