12-13 Nov. 2012
Barcelona, Spain

Paper Submission: Closed

ISBN: 978-0-9821489-8-3

  • 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 19th IBIMA conference on Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable growth, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Economic Development will be held in Barcelona, Spain November 2012.

This major international conference will address a range of important themes with respect to all major business fields.

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: 1-page that has all author(s) information, university, country, and e-mail(s)
Second file: the paper without author(s) information for review purposes

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

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.


If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university and process VISA application, 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.

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 research.  All papers will be directed to the appropriate theme and/or track.  All accepted papers registered by author(s) will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Virtual presentations is available if you are unable to attend conference activities 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: 978-0-9821489-8-3)

*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, International Business Information Management Association, USA

Local Chair

Dra. Susana de Juana Espinosa Universidad de Alicante, Spain

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)

Basel M. A-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait  
Naila Aaijaz, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia    
Molka Abbes, Reims Management School, France  
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 
Rasha Abd El Aziz, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohamed Abd el Fattah, Benha University, Egypt             
Monal Abdel-Baki, The American University in Cairo, Egypt 
Hasliza Abdul Halim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia  
Siti Zaleha Abdul Rasid, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia        
Muhammad Abdul Wahab, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia 
Che Sobry Abdullah, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Hanifa Abdullah, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa  Excellent Constructive Review
Ibtissam Abarar, Bordeaux 4 University, France   
Dhammika Padmakumari Abeysinghe, University of New South Wales, Australia   
Jeihan M. Abu-Tayeh, Saint Martin's University, Jordan
Abd Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia 
Adel I. Al-Alawi, University of Bahrain, Bahrain 
Abdullah Al-Hamdani, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman              
Hasan Salih Al-Qudah, King Abdull Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
Chokri Aloui, Jendouba University, Tunisia
Mohammad Atwah Alma'aitah, Al-balqa Applied University, Jordan  
Mahdi  Alsalman, Kuwait University, Kuwait  
Christian Alunaru, ”Vasile Goldis” Arad, Romania
Karima Amirat, FSEG Tunis, Tunisia     
Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC of Carthage, Tunisia
Asma Hanee Binti Ariffin, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia  
Nicoleta Asalos, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania 
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Alex Avramenko, Abertay Dundee University, UK  Excellent Constructive Review
Tahar Lazhar Ayed, Umm_Al Qura Univerity, College of Business Management, KSA  Excellent Constructive Review
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, US
Ana Azevedo, ISCAP/IPP University, Portugal  Excellent Constructive Review   
Annelie Moukaddem Baalbaki, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Imad Baalbaki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ozlem Bak, University of Brighton, UK
Alina Irina Balan, ASE Bucharest University,Romania 
Sandra Barker, University of South Australia, Australia  Excellent constructive review
Adriana Barnoschi, Politehnica Bucuresti University, Romania 
C. I. Bauer, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town, South Africa  Excellent constructive review
Hassan Bellihi, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco
Tawfik Benabdallah, ENSET Oran University, Algeria 
María- Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco, Rovira I Virgili University, Spain      
Emil Boasson, Central Michigan University, USA
Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Iluț Bogdan, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania 
Nahid Hashemian Bojnord, Khayyam University, Iran
Monica Boldea, West University of Timisoara, Romania    
Kalyan Raghav Bollampally, Télécom Ecole de Management, France
Helmut Braun, Northern Business School, Germany
Jan Budík, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic    
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic   
Mihai Carp, “AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania     
João Alvaro Carvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal 
Teuta Cata, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Justin Champion, Staffordshire University, UK
Anis Charfi, European Business School Paris, France
Benish Chaudhry, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Tsai Chen, Fo Guang University,Taiwan, R.O.C.  
Yong Chen-Chen, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Aw Yoke Cheng, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (A.P.U), Malaysia  
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Suzana Elena Chiriac, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia 
Tristan W.K. Chong, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, China        
Jamel Choukir, Al-Imam University, KSA 
Claudiu Cicea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Ibrahim Cil, Sakarya University, Turkey      
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania    
Rodney Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia
Leopoldo Colmenares, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela 
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Romania   Excellent Constructive Review
Semei Coronado, University of Guadalajara, Mexico 
Daniela Cristina Creţ, ”Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Romania
Laura Cretu, A.I.Cuza, Iasi University,Romania
Boca Gratiela Dana, Cluj Napoca Technical University, Romania 
Pailler Danielle, Nantes University, France  
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain     
Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, Romania  
Aristides Dasso, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina   
Salina Daud, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia 
Reggie Davidrajuh, University of Stavanger, Norway  
Evan James Dembskey, UNISA University, South Africa    
Ionel Bostan-Dhc, Al. I. Cuza University Iasi, Romania 
Roxana Manuela Dicu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania 
Razvan Catalin Dobrea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Manel Doghri, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, France   
Dusmanescu Dorel, Petroleum & Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania 
Radek Doskocil, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Octavian Dospinescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania  
Frederic Dosquet, ESC PAU University, France 
Elena Dobre, Ovidius University, Romania   
Anca Dunarintu, Christian University “Dimitrie Cantemir”, Romania 
Gheorghe Durac, “Al.I.Cuza” Iasi University, Romania  Excellent Constructive Review      
Noura Abdel Maksoud Eissa, Arab Open University, Egypt              
Mohammad Ali H. Eljinini, Isra University, Jordan       
Alexander Elsas, Goethe University, Frankfurt, DE
Yousra Essid, HEC Montréal University, Canada        
Ali Dehghanpour Farashah, Umea University, Sweden    
Daniel Ruiz-Fernández, University of Alicante, Spain 
Yudi Fernando, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
damien Gardey, ESC Pau university, France         
Maria José Angélico Gonçalves, ISCAP/IPP University, Portugal
Ramiro Gonçalves, UTAD University, Portugal
Calin Gurau, Group Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, France 
Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden
Taieb Hadhri, Univ. Tunis El Mana, Tunisia
Hajer Ben Lallouna Hafsia, Higher School of Communication of Tunis (Sup’Com), Tunisia 
Manel Hamouda, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  
Hamsatulazura binti Hamzah, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Ramzi A. Haraty, Lebanese American University, Lebanon 
Hazlaili Hashim, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Daniela Hincu, The Bucharest University of Economics, Romania 
Woo Kok Hoong, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia   
Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Chuah Min Hooi, UTAR University, Malaysia
Ross Humby, HCT-Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
Inga Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand
Solha Husin, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Siew Pei Hwa, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Abdul Razak Ibrahim, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Haslindar Ibrahim, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia 
Huda Ibrahim, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Constantin  Ilie, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania
Andreescu Anca Ioana, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Raluca Ion, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Aceleanu Mirela Ionela, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Nicolae Ionescu, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Romania
Lucia Irinescu, Al. I. Cuza  University, Romania 
Che Ruhana Isa, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Wan Hussain Wan Ishak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Hishamuddin Ismail, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Takao Ito, Ube National College of Technology, Japan  Excellent constructive review
Dayana Binti Jalaludin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Ziadi Jameleddine, University of Sfax/ Tunisia, Tunisie
Sreenivasan Jayashree, MMU University, Malaysia 
L N A Chandana Jayawardena, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 
Chandrika Mohd Jayothisa, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Eleana Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece  
Meral Kagitci  (Ibraim), University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 
Noorliza Karia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ismail Kassou, Mohammed V Souissi, Morocco  
Peter Kazimir, College of Management, Bratislava, Slovakia  
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK        
Akif Lutfi Khasawneh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan  
Sabri Khayati, University Tunis El-Manar,Tunisia  Excellent constructive review     
Wided Khiari, FSJEGJ University, Tunisia
Chiam Yin Kia, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Tan Choo Kim, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Cheah Phaik Kin, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia      
Hana Klcova, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic  
Christophe Kolski, Valenciennes University, France  Excellent constructive review 
Balázs Kotosz, University of Szeged, Hungary  
Eva Kramná, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic   
A. Kruis, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands    
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University, India 
Jayanty Kuppusamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Goh See Kwong, Taylor’s University, Malaysia     
Soulaimane Laghzaoui, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco 
Laurence Lecoeuvre, Skema Business School, France  
Valérie Lefievre, Audencia Nantes University, France
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Rene Leveaux, UTS university, Australia
Sook Lew, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Azeem Lodhi, Otto-von-Guericke Universtiy, Germany
Mehdi Louizi, FST University, Tunisia
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Mustafa Man, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia  
Ludmila-Daniela Manea, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania 
Alina Magdalena Manole, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Rania Uwaydah Mardini, American University of Beirut, Lebanon  Excellent Constructive Review    
Jude Joseph L. Martinez, Binus International Binus University, Indonesia 
António Eduardo Martins, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Darlene Hoskins-McKenzie, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 
Steve Marsh, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa’deh, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Chipo Getrude Mavetera, North West University, RSA
Anna Lisa Guido, Salento University, Lecce, Italy
Valéria Medárová, City University of Seattle, Bratislava, Slovak Republic  Excellent Constructive Review
Christiane Metzner, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela  Excellent Constructive Review 
Jan A. Meyer, IIE University, RSA
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Marilena Mironiuc, “AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania
Rosli Mohamad, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia         
Elisabete da Anunciação Paulo Morais, Instittuto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
Lucia Morosan-Danila, “Stefan cel Mare” Suceava University, Romania
Nixon Muganda, University of Pretoria, South Africa  Excellent Constructive Review    
Ana Salomé García Muñiz, University of Oviedo, Spain   Excellent Constructive Review
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania     
Tharwa Najar, Superior school of commerce, Tunisia
S. M. R. Nasserzadeh, University of Tehran, Iran  
Sabina-Cristiana Necula, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania 
Mostafa Nejati, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia  
B.Nimalathasan, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Costel Nistor, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania 
Rozalia Nistor, “Dunarea de Jos” Galati University, Romania 
Veronika Novotná, VUT v Brně, Czech Republic 
Ángel Grediaga Olivo, University of Alicante, Spain    
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 
Rachid Oumlil, Ibnou Zohr, Morocco  Excellent constructive review     
Ángel Grediaga Olivo, Alicante University, Spain      
Roberto Paiano, University of Salento, Italy   
Mihai Părean, West University of Timisoara, Romania 
Ana-Maria Pascu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania 
Hemant H. Patel, CEO of Hemant Patel & Associates, India  Excellent constructive review
Krassie Petrova, Auckland university of Technology, New Zealand  Excellent Constructive Review 
Antti Pirhonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Cerasela Pirvu,  University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Romania
Mehdi Mohammadi Poorangi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Puja Chhabra Sharma, Ansal University, India
Ong Fon Sim, Taylor’s Business School, Taylor’s University, Malaysia          
Adina Simona Popa, “Eftimie Murgu” University of Resita, Romania 
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Abdul Razak Bin Rahmat, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Lădaru Georgiana Raluca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Kavitha Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Murali Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Dina Rateb, American University in Cairo, Egypt 
Saida Habhab Rave, IAE Poitiers, France  Excellent Constructive Review
Philippe Rebiere, ICN Business School  NANCY, France
Paolo Renna, University of Basilicata, Italy   
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania  
Mihaela-Alina Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Angela Roman, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania 
Carlos Romero, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Mty, México
Jia Rong, Deakin University, Australia  Excellent Constructive Review     
Mojgan Bahrami Samani, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia 
Bettahar Samir, Abou Bekr Belkaid -Tlemcen University, Algeria  Excellent Constructive Review
Doreen Sams, Georgia College & State University, United States  
Mekni  Saoussen, University of Sfax/ Tunisia, Tunisie
Alina Camelia Sargu, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania 
Zarehan Selamat, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Tey. Lian Seng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sarra Sghaier, Faculty of Economics Sciences and management of Tunis, Tunisia                            
Amin Shaqrah, Alzaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan               
Nermeen Fathy Shehata, Aston University, UK
Jasber Kaur G Singh, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 
Sean Siqueira, UNIRIO, Brazil  
Petr Sodomka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Tariq Rahim Soomro, Al Ain University of Sci. & Tech, UAE
Julia Soos,Graz University of Technology, Austria
Mario Spremic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
W van Staden, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania 
Subhacini Subramaniam, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Roopesh Kevin Sungkur, University of Mauritius, Mauritius       
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary      
Katalin Szenes, Obuda University, Hungary     
Daniel C.M. Tan, Acer Asia Pacific, Malaysia  Excellent Constructive Review      
Rosmaini  Tasmin, UTHM, Malaysia
Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University, UAE
Iris Uitz, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Chandana Unnithan, Deakin University, Australia  Excellent constructive review   
Naser Valaei, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Arif Vaseer, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan 
Andrei  Jean Vasile, Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Konstantina Vassilopoulou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Dhayalan Velauthapillai, University College of Bergen, Norway  Excellent Constructive Review
Usha Vellappan, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Janka Vydrová, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic  
Bushra Waheed, University of Leeds, UK
Ari Warokka, State University of Jakarta, Indonesia  
Ntombovuyo Wayi, University of For Hare, South Africa
Philip West, American Public University System, USA
David W. W. Wilson, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Wai Peng Wong, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ihsan Yassin, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia 
Rubiah Binti Mohd Yunus, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Siti Rohaida Mohamed Zainal, USM University, Malaysia
Houda Zarrad, High School if Business/ University of Manouba, Tunisia

Conference Themes

The 19th IBIMA Conference revolves around Innovation Vision 2020 adopted by Europe and many regions of the world.  Specifically:

  • Smart growth: Encouraging quality education, facilitating research/innovation, and creating digital society.
  • Sustainable growth:  building a more competitive economies, developing new green technologies and production methods, and improving business environment.
  • Inclusive growth: creating more and better jobs, investing in skills & training, and modernizing workforce

To that end, possible conference topics of interest should include Economics, Management, Information Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Marketing, Human Resources,  and Finance as follow: 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship topics of interest

  • Innovation Clusters, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship
  • Leveraging digital skills for Innovation in the Society
  • Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women Entrepreneurs education and development
  • Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
  • Entrepreneurial Behavior in Large Organizations vs SME
  • Benchmarking of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Best Practices
  • High Tech Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation
  • Strategic Integration between Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Islamic Business, Finance, and Marketing

  • Islamic marketing and Branding
  • Muslim Consumers
  • Halal markets' studies and Research
  • Islamic hospitality and tourism
  • Islamic law and marketing practices
  • Conducting Business with Islamic markets
  • Islamic media and communications
  • Islamic pharmaceuticals
  • Islamic finance, Banking, and Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Islamic Markets
  • Social Innovation and Islamic Marketing
  • Islamic business education

Real Estate topics of Interest

  • Property valuation and taxation
  • Property development
  • Property investment
  • Property in developing countries
  • Property portfolio management
  • Property usage and workspace requirements
  • Real estate risk management
  • Real estate market analysis
  • Real Estate Education
  • Superannuation and property
  • Global property markets
  • Corporate real estate
  • Land economics

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, 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

Marketing 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

We invited interested scholars, researchers, and managers to organize your own session(s) within the conference.  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.

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

You can submit a proposal to organize a special topics session, workshop, 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:

  1. Papiers de recherche en format long: pour les travaux aboutis (5000 mots max) avec la liste complète des références.
  2. 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)
  3. présentation virtuelle

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: 978-0-9821489-8-3)

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.

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

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

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

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 et Systèmes d'information

  • 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 : Fermé
Extension 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, exactly 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

Regular Paper Submission: closed
  - Virtual presentation/Short papers/ Abstract submission: Closed
  - Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 week from submission date (in most cases)
  - Virtual presentation/Short papers/ Abstract submission deadline: 20 October 2012


If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university and process VISA application, 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.

The conference is closed

Conference Program

Hotel Acevi Villarroel Hotel is the official location for the 19th IBIMA Conference on on Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable growth, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Economic Development will be held in Barcelona, Spain 12-13 November 2012.


Conference Proceedings

The 19th 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 to ensure compatibility.
  • Save your files on a USB drive.  Also, it is highly recommended that you email your presentation to yourself on a web-based client (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc.) as a backup. 
  • It would be a good idea to bring your own laptop for your presentation to ensure 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

Monday November 12, 2012                              8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday November 12, 2012                              8:30 am – 10:15 am

Session M1.1: Enterprise Architecture and Enterpise Resource Planning            Room: Blume
Session Chair:  Pekka Tervonen

Cooperation Model for Architecture and Integration Teams
Milan Rubeš

Management of Logistics Processes in ERP Systems
Michal Pivnička

A study of ERP System Success Perception in Organizations: Exploratory Findings from Morocco
Brahim Bighrissen, Elmehdi Ettamiri and Chihab Cherkaoui

In-house versus In-cloud ERP Systems: A Comparative Study
Ahmed Elragal and Malak El Kommos

Toward Catalog of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation Benefits: An Empirical Analysis of an Indonesian Agricultural Company
Nita Arryani Sari, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto and Putu Wuri Handayani

Dina Rateb

Session M1.2: Business & Marketing politique et Firmes multinationales                Room: Monturiol
Session Chair: Frédéric Dosquet

L’impact du Buzz marketing sur la notoriété, l’image et la décision d’achat : Essai de modélisation
Chebli Leila et Gharbi Abderrazak

Comportements des internautes tunisiens envers la communication sur Internet
Asma Chaouch et Fatouma Mzali

La veille stratégique et marketing politique Panorama des moyens d’actions à l’usage des candidats d’élections locales.
Thibault Chenevière et Frédéric Dosquet

La ville durable : entre symbolique et paradoxes
Marc Méquignon, Jean-Pierre Mignot and Isabelle Bouchardy

Du pôle de compétitivité au pôle d’attractivité : une gouvernance territoriale en quête de fondement l’exemplarité du territoire corse
Christophe Storaï et Christian Cristofari

Firmes multinationales, localisation de la production et attractivite territoriale : une interaction complexe dans la globalisation
Christophe Storaï

Session M1.3: Entrepreneurship and innovation            Room: Fabra
Session Chair: Liliana Mihaela Moga

Co-creation and Innovation-Driven Business Model: Linked Open Innovation & Crowd Sourcing
Marta-Christina Suciu and Nicolae Suciu

New Firms and Business Support Services: An Integrative View on Entrepreneurs’ Decisions
Gisela Ammetller Montes, Inma Rodríguez-Ardura and Josep Lladós Masllorens

Work-Family Balance among Malaysian Entrepreneurs: Its Influence on Satisfaction
Aizzat Mohd. Nasurdin, Noor Hazlina Ahmad and Siti Rohaida Mohamed Zainal

The Use of Business Support Services in Satisfying Entrepreneurs’ Needs about Firm Performance:
The Influence of New Firm’s Age and Prior Startup Experience
Gisela Ammetller Montes, Inma Rodríguez-Ardura and Josep Lladós Masllorens

Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) in Malay Family Firm: Evidence from F-PEC Model
Fakhrul Anwar Zainol

Coffee Break                                                     10:15 am – 10:45 am

Monday November 12, 2012                              10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Session M2.1: Knowledge Management              Room: Blume
Session Chair: Mehmet N. Aydin

Records Management Practices in Sarawak State Public Services
Rusnah Johare, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Hasnah Rahim, Arpah Adenan and Norlida Ismailly

Knowledge Management Governance In the Semi-Decentralized Environment: A Case Study in Indonesian Financial Company
Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Fathiya Achmad, Irene Sherlyta Gloria and Kasiyah M.Junus

An Explanatory Model of Success Factors for Inter-organizational Knowledge Sharing Systems in Horizontally-Linked Organizations: Knowledge Workers’ Perspective
Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi

Session M2.2: ICT implementation and Acceptance          Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Jawahitha Sarabdeen

Evaluation of the Value Based Farm Management Information Systems
Liliana Mihaela Moga

Decision Making Technology at the 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo Competition
Rene Leveaux

The Impact of ICT in Rural Communities of Lesotho A Case of Mabote and Khubetsoana Villages
Mamoeti Reginah Sefika, Nehemiah Mavetera and Chipo Getrude Mavetera

Egypt Post: A Case Study On ICT Evolution
Amr Badr-El-Din

Analyzing the Use and extensions of UTAUT Model
Pedro Neves Rito

IT Acceptance by nurses in Morocco: Application of a modified Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology
Az-Eddine Bennani and Rachid Oumlil

Session M2.3:  Economics and Social Issues I              Room: Fabra
Session Chair: Vladimír Bureš

Innovation and Employment in Economic Cycle Management
Gratiela Dana Boca

The Causal Relationship between City Competitiveness and Economic Voting
Arzu Tektas and Aslı Deniz Helvacioglu

Business Recession and its Influence on Consumer Buying Behaviour
Vladimíra Kučerová and Jaroslav Zeman

Revisiting the Relationship between Capital Structure and Investment Decision: Evidence from Consumer Goods Industry in an Emerging Market
M Yasser Arafat, Ari Warokka and Ruswiati Suryasaputra

Budgets Reflecting Agencies’ Behaviour
György Attila

Regulatory Impact Analysis using Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Agency Perspective
György Attila and Papuc Marilen

Monday November 12, 2012                               12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Session M3.1:  Keynote Speech Session                           Room: Blume
Session Chair: Susana de Juana Espinosa

Khalid S. Soliman
Founder & CEO,
IBIMA Publishing, USA

Víctor Puig
Social media Consultant and
Director of the Barcelona edition of CMUA master course, Spain

Conference Lunch                                            1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Monday November 12, 2012                              2:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Session M4.1: Outsourcing, BPR and Continuous Improvement          Room: Blume
Session Chair: Rene Leveaux

Outsourcing: Getting the Added Value
Tomáš Culík and Boris Popesko

IT Multisourcing in a Telecommunication Company
Mehmet N. Aydin and Erdem Bingöl

Influence of Lean Production to the Social Area of the Enterprise
Markéta Klímková and Jana ngová

Towards an Operating Model for Continuous Improvement
Pekka Tervonen and Harri Haapasalo

The Effect of BPR on Organizational Strategy and the Role of SDMs: A case of South Africa’s Merged Higher Education Institutions
Chipo Getrude Mavetera, Magda Huisman and Nehemiah Mavetera

Session M4.2: Human Resources Management and Organizations' Competitiveness       Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Ken Peattie

Enhancement of Human Resource practices of Multinational Corporations through Organizational Communications
Martina Kubíčková

Job Design and Knowledge Productivity: A Conceptual Framework
Nur Izzati Yusof, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Siti Arpah Noordin and Rusnah Johare

An Old-New Challenge for Human Resource Development: Building a Framework for Understanding the Commuting-Related Problems in the Workplace
Onur EMRE and Veli Denizhan KALKAN

Employee Engagement and Strategic Communication in Saudi Arabian Banks
Arshad Ahmad and Abdullah M Aldakhil

Determinants in Adoption of Information Technology for Improving Human Resource Function in Kenyan Public Universities
Robert Kinanga

An Analysis of Press Advertising Focused on the Health Prevention of the Company Baťa in the Years 1932 – 1942
Gabriela Končitíková, Pavla Staňová and Martina Sasinková

Determining the Discovery and Delivery Skills for the Romanian Employees: A Useful Method for Organizational Decision-Making
Sabina Cristiana Necula and Daniela Popescul

Session M4.3:  Learning and e-Communities           Room: Fabra
Session Chair: Gisela Ammetller Montes

A Model of Institution of Higher Learning and Community Collaboration for the Development of eCommunity
Zulkhairi Md Dahalin, Huda Ibrahim, Md Zahir Mat Cha, Nor Iadah Yusop, Nafishah Othman, Zahurin Mat Aji@Alon, Mohamad Amir Abu Seman, Mohd Khairudin Kasiran, Abdul Jaleel Kehinde Shittu and Azman Yassin

Learning Styles and Training: Train the Trainees the Way They Learn
Jawahitha Sarabdeen

Academic Growth and Study Process
L N A Chandana Jayawardena and M Kubickova

In Search of the University Quality Level Benchmarking: Examining the Academic Library Users Satisfaction as the Anchor of Service Performance Level
Che Azlan Taib, Yohanis Rante and Ari Warokka

Accessibility Aware Framework Approach for Web 2.0 And Beyond
Saqib Ali, Taiseera Al Balushi and Ali Al-Badi

Barriers and Benefits of Using Social Networking Sites for Sharing Knowledge in Professional Societies: An exploratory Study
Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi, Gillian Ragsdell and Ray Dawson

Coffee Break                                                     4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Monday November 12, 2012                               4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Session M5.1: EU Economic Perspective          Room: Blume
Session Chair: Sabina Cristiana Necula

Changes in Selected Characteristics of the EU Labour Market in Times of Economic Crisis
Karin Gajdová and Gabriela Cieslarova

A Non-Parametric Approach to Some Macroeconomic Indicators: Evidence from the European Union
Michal Tvrdon

Unemployment in the European Union Context with Selected Indicators in 2010
Gabriela Cieslarova and Karin Gajdova

The Analysis of the European Social Effects Upon the Unemployment Rate
Amalia Cristescu, Larisa Stanila, Madalina Ecaterina Andreica and Nicolae Cataniciu

Waste Recycling – Local Solutions for a Global Challenge
Papuc Marilena

Influential factors of foreign currency lending in Romania
Alina Luca (Brătucu)

International Trade Dynamics of the Main Traders in the World: EU-27, USA and Japan
Ioana Veronica Alexa, Simona-Valeria Toma and Daniela Ancuța Şarpe

Study of Regional Development in Romania in the Context of European Union Multi-Faceted Approach
Silviu Beciu, Maria Bobeică and Raluca Georgiana Lădaru

Session M5.2: Corporate Social Responsibility       Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Vladimíra Kučerová

Ethical Company: Business Ethics and Moral Competency
Marta-Christina Suciu and Nicolae Suciu

Costs and Benefits of Corporate Responsibility Programmes
Voicu D. Dragomir

Developing an Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility Scale (ICSR)
Muhammad Adnan Khurshid, Abdulrahman Al-Aali, Ahmed Ali Soliman and Salmiah Mohamad Amin

Corporate Communications on Sustainability: A Metaphor Analysis Perspective
Ken Peattie, Katarzyna Gruszka and Bruno Frischherz

Online CSR-Driven Communication of Top Romanian Energy Companies
Magdalena Danileț and Olesia Mihai

Employees’ Learning and Development Programs as the Part of CSR in Bata Company from 1894 to 1945, as Source of Inspiration for the Current Business Environment
Gabriela Končitíková and Aleš Gregar

Session M5.3:  Accounting, Banking, and Financial Performance           Room: Fabra
Session Chair: György Attila

A Theoretical Analyses about Accounting Knowledge Management with XBRL
Simona-Elena Vârlan

Social and Environmental Risks Assessment in Banks` Lending Decisions
Jana Erina and Natalja Lace

Implementing Real Options in Firm Valuation
Eva Kramná

The Risk Control and Auditing
Simona-Valeria Toma, Ioana Veronica Alexa and Daniela Ancuța Şarpe

Tax Treatment of Legal Fund Structures for Venture Capital Investments in the Czech Republic: a Comparative Study
Marek Zinecker, Pavel Svirák and Monika Grebíková

Short-Term Debt and Firm’s Characteristics: Evidence from Companies in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) of Malaysia
Haslindar Ibrahim, Abdul Hadi Zulkafli and Tajul Ariffin Masron

Tuesday November 13, 2012                              8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday November 13, 2012                              8:30 am – 10:15 am

Session T1.1: Business Performance               Room: Blume
Session Chair: Gratiela Dana Boca

Extended Market Orientation and Business Performance of Medium and  Large Scale Enterprise in Food and Beverage Industry
Samarakoon Mudiyansela Ajantha Kumara Samarakoon and Roman Jasek

Factors of Company Retail Prosperity
Vladimíra Kučerová

Platform Management Vision and Innovation of Design Process
Gratiela Dana Boca

The Measurement of Innovation System Performance
Maria Elizabeth Eggink

Market Orientation and Performance: A Study of Takaful Performance in Malaysia
Wan Norhayate Wan Daud, Norizan Remli and Hamizah Muhammad

The Impact of Information System on Business in Malaysia: Organizational Issues
Hasnah Hashim, Farrah Diana Saiful Bahry and Norizan Anwar

Session T1.2: PME, le comportement des consommateurs et le commerce international    Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Nadira Lammari

La promotion des ventes : un paradoxe ou une approche vers l’excellence ?
Mouna Damak Turki

Engagement international et pratiques de veille stratégique : Cas des PME exportatrices
Soulaimane Laghzaoui et Marie-Christine Monnoyer-Longé

Les déterminants personnels de l’intention d’achat des produits alimentaires biologiques: proposition d’un modèle conceptuel
Mariem Daoud Moalla et Mohamed Kammoun

L’insertion professionnelle des étudiants diplômés de l’Université de Corse:  un enjeu stratégique au coeur de la dynamique du développement territorial Corse
Christophe Storaï et Mickaël Boulenger

Transfert technologique vecteur d'intégration internationale des PED:  application au cas de la Tunisie
Nadia Selmi

La conscience écologique: Etat de l’art, réflexion et construction d’une échelle de mesure
Elloumi Ayedi Myriam et Mohamed Kammoun

La Prospective Stratégique: Essai d’application dans le contexte tunisien
Wided BEN SAID et Slaheddine HELLARA

Coffee Break                                                     10:15 am – 10:45 am

Tuesday November 13, 2012                              10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Session T2.1:  Neural Networks, Systems Development, and Semantic Web           Room: Blume
Session Chair: Marta-Christina Suciu

Using Neural Networks for Long Term Prediction
Ali Abd el Hakeem Rawash and Saeed Q. Y. Al-Khalidi Al-Maliki

A Dialogical Action Research for Better Enterprise Architecture
Pedro Maia Malta and Rui Dinis Sousa

Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm for Competency-based Selection of Auditing Teams
Samuel Sabino Caetano, Deller James Ferreira and Celso Gonçalves Camilo Jr

Toward a Methodology for Managing Complexity in Information Systems Development Projects
Shiva Mir, Igor Hawryszkiewycz and Didar.Zowghi

Testing the Quality of a Semantic Web Database
Sabina-Cristiana Necula

Building Contextualized Topic Maps
Lydia Nadia Khelifa, Nadira Lammari, Jacky Akoka and Thouraya Bouabana

Session T2.2: e-Business and E-Government       Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Maria Elizabeth Eggink

The Unwritten Future of Cloud Computing
Mircea Georgescu and Marian Matei

Adoption of e-Banking: a Comparative Study between Individuals’ and Companies’ Influencing Factors
Liliana Mihaela Moga and Khalil Md Nor

Toll on E-Toll:(Ir)Reversibility of a Transformational Government Project in South Africa
Nixon Muganda Ochara and Tendani Mawela

Conference Lunch                                            12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesday November 13, 2012                              1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Session T3.1: Economics and Social Issues II       Room: Blume
Session Chair: Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu

The Efficiency of Investments in Renewable Energy at Macroeconomic level: An Econometric Approach
Corina Pîrlogea

Economic Impact of the Use of E-Cigarettes on Excise Duty in the Czech Republic
Taťána Hajdíková and Šárka Polanecká

Identification of Key Factors Influencing Natural Gas Prices
Zuzana Virglerová

Fiscal Decentralization and Special Local Autonomy: Are Economic Growth, Employment, Poverty, and Welfare the Endogen Variables?
Suwandi and Ari Warokka

Financial Liberalization and Currency Stability: A Lesson from Pre and Post Asian Financial Crisis
Wahyu Ario Pratomo, Suwandi and Ari Warokka

The Carslon-Parkin Method Applied to Quantifying Qualitative Evaluation of the Service Quality of Public Sector Entities
Wiktor Ejsmont and Janusz Łyko

Session T3.2:  Innovation, Corporate Performance, and Organizational Transformation      Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Vladimíra Kučerová

The Importance of Innovations for Czech Business Companies in Relation to the Globalization of Markets
Radek Blahuš

Innovative Measurement and the Czech Republic
Žaneta Rylková and Barbora Antonová

Company Characteristics and Consumer Preferences - Prerequisites for Adopting Decisions Involving Organizations in Green ICT Innovation
Laura-Diana Radu

Relevance of Management Systems ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 for Stabilization of Business in the Sustainability Context
Adam Pawliczek and Radomír Piszczur

Outdoor Large-scale Ambient Intelligence
Peter Mikulecky, Kamila Olsevicová and Richard Cimler

Coffee Break                                                     3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Tuesday November 13, 2012                              3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session T4.1: Small and Medium Enterprises       Room: Blume
Session Chair: Laura-Diana Radu

An Overview of the Situation and Solving of Succession Problem Involving Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms
Milan Hnátek

The Trend and Impact of Small and Medium Enterprises on the Economic growth of Sri Lanka.
Sinnathurai Vijayakumar and Marek Sedláček

The Triple Nexus of Indigenous Economic Growth and SMEs Performance: Local Culture, Government Role, and Entrepreneurial Behavior
Yohanis Rante and Ari Warokka

Implementation of Green Initiatives into Romanian Small and Medium enterprises: an assessment using AHP method
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu

The Closing of Final Account in Malaysia Construction Industry: An Overview on the Cause and Impact of Dispute and Delay
Zarabizan Zakaria, Syuhaida Ismail and Aminah Md. Yusof

Session T4.2: Information Systems research      Room: Monturiol
Session Chair:  Barbora Antonová

Investigating Information System Security Policy and Awareness Training Programs in South African Organizations
Ambrocia Boitumelo Makhudu, Nehemiah Mavetera and Chipo Mavetera

Inter-Organizational Information System Architecture for Fresh Vegetables Traceability
Ionut Anica-Popa

Exploring the Impact of CRM Strategies on Customer Loyalty:With Special Reference to State-owned Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka
W.M.C.Bandara Wanninayake and Miloslava Chovancová

Information System for Sunflower Oil Supply Chain Traceability
Ionut Anica-Popa

Applying the Work Systems Method to Investigate the Operational Efficiency of the Halal Certification System
Nurulhuda Nordin, Nor Laila Md Noor and Zainal Samicho

External Data Resources for Public Administration Intelligence Services
Vladimír Bureš

Balanced Scorecard and Business Intelligence in the Public Administration: Framework Proposal for the Czech Settings
Vladimír Bureš

End of Conference Program


Keynote Speaker

Víctor Puig

Social media Consultant and Director of the Barcelona edition of CMUA master course, Spain
As a Director of the first Barcelona’s edition of the CMUA master, Víctor Puig works as an interactive communication consultant, mainly focused on Online Reputation Management.  He has a Journalism degree by UAB, same University where he got an European Master in Interactive Communication, Telecommunications and Multimedia. His professional career has been very close to Internet since 1996, and the followed a path that drove him to jobs in media (La Vanguardia Publicaciones), portals (Excite), e-commerce (BOL), online business development and content (MTV) or interactive marketing (Overalia).   He has also collaborated in many courses mainly related with contents in Internet, Online Reputation management or online strategies, both for Universities (La Salle, UPF, URiV, Deusto, Mondragon Unibertsitatea) or for companies and professional groups as CEBEK, Barcelona Activa, ACC1Ó, Online Business School or Inesdi.

Hotel Information

Hotel Acevi Villarroel Hotel is the official location for the 19th IBIMA Conference on on Innovation Vision 2020: Sustainable growth, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate and Economic Development will be held in Barcelona, Spain November 2012.

The Hotel Acevi Villarroel is located in downtown Barcelona, just a few meters of the Barcelona Fair, Plaza España, Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, in an area where you can enjoy visiting the main principal samples of Modernism. Close to subway, bus and very close to Sants train station.

Public Transportation: SubwayLine 1(red) Bus14¸20¸37¸43¸44¸59¸63 TrainSans Train Station (Ave¸ Cercanias).

The Hotel has FREE WIFI for all guests.