Paper Submission: Closed


ISBN:  978-0-9860419-0-7

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


The 21th IBIMA conference on Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth will be held in Vienna, Austria  27-28 June 2013.

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:  978-0-9860419-0-7)

*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

Numan Durakbasa Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Conference 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
David Bennett, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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)

Naila Aaijaz, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia 
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Khaled  Ben Abdallah, University of Sousse, Tunisia 
Farida Abdul Halim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia 
Hasliza Abdul Halim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Sr Rozailin Binti Abdul Rahman, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia 
Zuriah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia    
Siti Fatimah Abdul Razak, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia                 
Mohamed Abed, University of Blida (Algeria), Algeria
Ibtissam Abarar, Bordeaux 4 University, Morocco
Lily Julienti Abu Bakar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Jeihan M. Abu-Tayeh, Saint Martin’s University, Jordan
Mirela Ionela Aceleanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anand Agrawal, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia
Abd Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia 
Mohsen Akbari, University of Guilan, Iran 
Adel Ismail Al-Alawi, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Ali Saleh Al_arussi, International University of Technology Twintech (IUTT), Yemen 
Abeer Hmoud Al-Faouri, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan             
Akif Lutfi Al-khasawneh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan 
Hasan Salih Al-Qudah, King Abdualziz University, Saudi Arabia         
Gavin Allanwood, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Khalid I. Alshitri, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia
Tijani Amara, Gafsa University, Tunisia           
Karima Amirat, FSEGT TUNIS, Tunisia
R.N.Anantharaman, Multimedia University, Malaysia     
Caraganciu Anatolie, Lucian Blaga of Sibiu University, Romania                       
Anca Ioana Andreescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Soumaya Jendoubi Askri, ISG, Tunisia  
U. Zeynep Ata, Bogazici University, Turkey   
Tahar Lazhar Ayed, College of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA     
Ana Azevedo, Polytechnic Institute of Porto/ISCAP, Portugal  
Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC of Carthage, Tunisia 
Mariusz Bajger, Flinders University, Australia 
Lorena Batagan, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania    
C. I. Bauer, Staffordshire University, UK
Maria Viorica Bedrule-Grigoruta, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of IASI, Romania
Tarik Beldjilali, Moncton University, Canada   
Muhammad Awais Bhatti, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia   
Nousheen Tariq Bhutta, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan                                                 
Dana-Maria Boldeanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Hafida Bouarfa, University of Blida, Algeria   
Mohamed Amine Bouraoui, Monastir University, Tunisia  
Stephane Bourliataux-Lajoinie, IAE de Tours, France  
Maria Helena Lima Baptista Braz, ICIST, UTLisbon, Portugal   
Simona Buta, Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania       
Șargu Alina Camelia, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania 
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain    
Pirvu Cerasela, University of Craiova, Romania
Phaik Kin Cheah, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia    
Mohamed Cherchem, University of Oran, Algeria 
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania  
Ionela-Corina Chersan, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania    
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, Ecological University from Bucharest, Romania 
Irina Chiriac, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, University of Iasi, Romania, Doctoral School of Economics, Romania 
Sebastian Chirimbu, Spiru Haret University/ AEPEEC- Centre of European Studies, Romania    
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia
Siong-Choy Chong, Finance Accreditation Agency, Malaysia    Excellent Constructive Review  
Ibrahim Cil, Sakarya University, Turkey              
Rodney J. Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia 
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Romania       Excellent Constructive Review       
Elena Condrea, ”Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania  
Manique Cooray, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Jan Mendonça Corrêa, University of Brasilia, Brazil                
Carlos Rompante Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal     Excellent Constructive Review        
Gede Rasben Dantes, Ganesha University of Education, Indonesia    
Olawande Daramola, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Aristides Dasso, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina  
Roxana Manuela Dicu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” from Iasi, Romania   
Balla Diop, Université Laval, Canada      Excellent Constructive Review
Hichem Dkhili, Jendouba University, Tunisia   
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania     
Aileneli Dorel, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
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 
Karel Doubravsky, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Livia Durac, Petre Andrei University of Iași, Romania
Dorel Dusmanescu, Petroleum & Gas Univeristy of Ploiesti, Romania  
Sana El harbi, University of Sousse, Tunisia  
Alexander Elsas, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Alptekin Erkollar, Halic University, Turkey
Ummu Kolsome Farouk, Independent Researcher, Malaysia      Excellent Constructive Review
Anabela Fragata, Viseu Polytechnic Institute, Portugal      
Iuliana Eugenia Georgescu, Al. I. Cuza” Iasi University, Romania
Lădaru Georgiana-Raluca, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Paula Fernández González, University of Oviedo, Spain         Excellent Constructive Review
Ikram Radhouane Fgaier, FSEGT Tunis-El Manar, Tunisia        
Amir H. Ghapanchi, Griffith University, Australia      
Aymen Ghédira, Université de Sousse, Tunisie / Université de Grenoble, France      Excellent Constructive Review
Dana Simona Gherai, University of Oradea, Romania 
Ismail I. Gomaa, Alexandria University, Egypt    
Ramiro Gonçalves, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal 
Miguel Guinalíu, University of Zaragoza, Spain   
Calin Gurau, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, France      
Huong Ha, University of Newcastle, Singapore
Abdel K Halabi, Monash University, Australia
Raija Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland  
Manel Hamouda, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia      
Hamsatulazura Hamzah, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Antoine Harfouche, Francois Rabelais of Tours University, France    Excellent Constructive Review       
Michael J. Harnisch, University of Graz, Austria 
Haslinda Hasan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia   
Mahmoud Hassanin, Pharos University, Egypt    
Rym Hchich Hedhli, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  
Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia   
Ng Tuan Hock, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Chuah Min Hooi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Nun Shwu Huey, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Maria Carmen Huian, “Al I Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania 
Ross Humby, Higher College of Technology – Dubai, UAE       Excellent Constructive Review    
Inga Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand
Solha Husin, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Siew Pei Hwa, Universiti Abdul Rahman, Malaysia     Excellent Constructive Review
Viorela Beatrice Iacovoiu, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania    Excellent Constructive Review  
Hamid Reza Irani, University of Tehran, Iran
Constantin Ilie, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania 
Margareta Ilie, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania
Radu Riana Iren, „Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Marzanah A. Jabar, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia  
Jaehun Joo, Dongguk University, South Korea  
Susana de Juana-Espinosa, University of Alicante, Spain  
Anne Julien, Reims Management School, France
Sondes Kacem, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Tunis El-Manar, Tunisia 
Meral Ibraim Kagitci, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Damir Kalpić, University of Zagreb, Croatia    Excellent Constructive Review
Md Razib Karno, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Erne Suzila Kassim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Ismail Kassou, University of Mohammed V Souissi, Morocco  
Sebastian Kelle, Stuttgart Media University, Germany 
Sunil Kempegowda, University Technology Sydney, Australia
Wided Khiari, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia   
Balázs Kotosz, University of Szeged, Hungary    Excellent Constructive Review  
Imen Kouas, FSEG-Sfax- University,Tunisia     Excellent Constructive Review    
Goh See Kwong, Taylor’s University, Malaysia 
Mah Wai Lan, UCSI University, Malaysia      Excellent Constructive Review 
Daniel Lang, Telecom Business School, France 
Gan Chin Lay, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania           
Rene Leveaux, UTS, Australia       
Keri Logan, Massey University, Wellington Campus, New Zealand    
Eurico Lopes, Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal       Excellent Constructive Review
Garth R. MacKenzie, University of MD University College, USA
Boon Yih Mah, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia     Excellent Constructive Review
Bendick Mahleko, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany    
Ingrid Majerová, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
Ludmila-Daniela Manea, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania  
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece  
Daniela Mardiros, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania    
António Eduardo Martins, Universidade Aberta, Portugal   
Tajul Ariffin Masron, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Laura Diaconu Maxim, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  
Sidi Mahmoud Aidara Mbibi, Université Laval, Canada      Excellent Constructive Review  
Mirela Matei, Petroleum and Gas University, Ploiesti 
Valéria Medárová, School of Management/City University of Seattle, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jean-Luc Minel, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
Marinela Mircea,The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania          
Eugen Mitrica, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania       
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Ahmed Ali Mohammad, SQU, Oman  
Alunica Morariu, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania 
Camelia Moraru, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania 
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland         
Afaf Mubarak, Al Hosn University, United Arab Emirates
Agatha Lamentan Anak Muda, University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia 
Dullah Mulok, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia   
Ana Salomé García Muñiz, University of Oviedo, Spain 
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania   
Sanetake Nagayoshi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Valentina Ndou, University of Salento, Italy  
Rozalia Nistor, University of Dunarea de Jos Galati, Romania    
Noorsidi Aizuddin Mat Noor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia  
Veronika Novotná, FBM BUT, Czech Republic 
Duncan Momanyi Nyang’ara, Chuka University, Kenya     Excellent Constructive Review    
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania 
Meysam Namayandeh, University Technology Malaysia, Iran  
Mohamad Fauzan Noordin, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia 
Vîrlănuţă Florina Oana, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania 
Ángel Grediaga Olivo, University of Alicante, Spain 
Feriha Oezdemir, Siegen University, Germany      Excellent Constructive Review       
Mihai Orzan, Economic Studies University of Bucharest, Romania 
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic     Excellent Constructive Review  
Abdelmonem Oueslati, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia     Excellent Constructive Review 
Vasile-Daniel Pavaloaia, Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania    Excellent Constructive Review
Ungureanu Varga Anca Petronela, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Maurizio Pighin, University of Udine, Italy
Veronica Adriana A. Popescu, Satu-Mare (Romania) and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Ana-Maria Preda, Romanian-American University, Romania 
Gabriela Prelipcean, University “Stefan cel Mare” of Suceava, Romania
Catalin Popescu, University of Oil and Gas from Ploiesti, Romania      Excellent Constructive Review 
Doina I. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Luminita Gabriela Popescu, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania       
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Yanliang Qi, Millennium Pharmaceutical, USA
Oumlil Rachid, ENCG-Agadir University, Ibnou Zohr, Morocco
Gita Radhakrishna, Multimedia University, Malaysia      Excellent Constructive Review
Abdul Razak Bin Rahmat, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia   
Sitalakshmi Ramanan, Higher Colleges of Technology- Dubai Women’s Campus, UAE 
Suganthi Ramasamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Devinaga Rasiah, Multimedia University (Melaka Campus), Malaysia
Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Saida Rave-Habhab, ESC Amiens, France
Lavanya Vedagiri Rao, Meenakshi College for Women, Chennai, India   
Hugo Rehesaar, Griffith University, Australia    Excellent Constructive Review
Janet Renwick, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, USA      Excellent Constructive Review     
Husam Rjoub, Near East University, Northern Cyprus
Mihaela-Alina Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania 
Angela Roman, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania
Norizan M. Saad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia    
Necula Sabina-Cristiana, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania 
Diana Sadoveanu, university of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania  
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait     
Dani Salleh, The Northern University of Malaysia, Malaysia 
Eike Schallehn, University of Magdeburg,Germany      Excellent Constructive Review
Hedia Mhiri Sellami, University of Tunis, High Institute of Management of Tunis, Tunisia 
Andreea Claudia Serban, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Sarra Sghaier, Faculty of Economics Sciences and management of Tunis, Tunisia    
Nasrin Shah-Abushakra, Leigh University, USA  
Violeta Sima, The Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania 
Nicoleta Sîrghi, West University Timisoara, Romania        
Lew Sook-Ling, Multimedia University, Malaysia     
Jayashree Sreenivasan, MMU, Malaysia
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart  University, Thailand  
Miltiade Stanciu, Spiru Haret University, Romania         
Şuşu Ştefăniţă, Ştefan cel Mare University, Romania
Karel Šteker, Tomas Bata University, Faculty of Management and Economics, Czech Republic    
Ivan Strugar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Syaifudin, Trisakti University, Indonesia          
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary  
Katalin Szenes, Obuda University, Hungary         
Anca Cristina Stanciu, University ”Ovidius” of Constanta, Romania  
Nouha Taifi, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco     Excellent Constructive Review  
Choo-Kim Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Anssi Tarkiainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Mohamed Hussain Thowfeek, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Amara Tijani, Gafsa University, Tunisia       Excellent Constructive Review                     
Mark Toleman, University of Southern Queensland, Australia     Excellent Constructive Review  
Ahmed Turki, IHEC Sfax, Tunisia
Mouna Damak Turki, faculté des sciences de Sfax,Tunisie 
Uturestantix, Cenderawasih University, Indonesia       
Gözde Uzmaya, Bogazici University, Turkey                  
Andrei Jean Vasile, Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania    Excellent Constructive Review 
Laura Vasilescu, University of Craiova, Romania      
Usha Vellappan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Marinela Vrîncianu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Mariana Vuta, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Janka Vydrova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic        
Wendy Teoh Ming Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia       
Goh Choon Yih, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Chen Chen Yong, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Marlita Mat Yusof, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia    
Mohd Nor Hakimin Yusoff, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Houda Zarrad, INSAT, Tunisia   
Rami Zeitun, Qatar University, Qatar
Amira Trabelsi Zoghlami, ISG Tunis, Tunisia       Excellent Constructive Review              


The 21th IBIMA Conference revolves around 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

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 4 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:  978-0-9860419-0-7)

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
Resume, Papier court, Présentation virtuelle  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 2012 there were close to 300 virtual presentations.

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

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

Important Dates

Paper Submission: Closed
  - Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 week from submission date (in most cases)
  -  Abstract, Short paper, or Virtual presentation Submission Deadline: 27 May 2013


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

Hotel Information

Derag Livinghotel Kaiser Franz Joseph is the official location for the 21st IBIMA Conference on  Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth which will be held in Vienna, Austria 27-28 June 2013. 

Situated in the 19th district, the prestigious area of Wien-Döbling, the Derag Livinghotel is located next to “Wienerwald” . The streetcar stops near the Livinghotel and takes the guest to the pulsating "Ersten Bezirk" (first district) within 15 minutes. Derag Livinghotel Kaiser Franz Joseph is equally suited for private and business travellers  .Enjoy traditional Viennese cuisine at “Zum Klement”-Restaurant and delicious coffee and pastry specialities.   

This 4-star hotel has free WIFI for all guests.

Special conference participants’ Rates:
(in 27 out 29 June)

    * Single room: 94 Euro      * Single room with balcony: 99 Euro 
    * Double room 116 Euro    * Double room with Balcony: 121 Euro
(It is permitted to smoke outside on the Balcony)

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

Transfer Service: Airport-Hotel 32 € Euros per car (max. 4 passengers)


Derag Livinghotel Kaiser Franz Joseph
Sieveringer Straße 4
A-1190 Wien
Tel.: +43 (0)1-32900-0
Fax: +43 (0)1-3207355

Vienna-Card for 19,90 Euro (available in the hotel), which offers you 72 hours the use of underground, tram and bus and additionally four days advantages in museums and for sights, for shopping, at the theatre and for concerts, in coffee bars, restaurants and for enjoying “Heurigen”.

Further there are available:
24-hours-ticket for 6,70 Euro
72-hours-ticket for 14,50 Euro
One-way ticket for 2,00 Euro