Paper Submission: Closed


ISBN:  978-0-9860419-1-4

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


The 22nd IBIMA conference on Creating Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Planning & Implementation will be held in Rome, Italy 13-14 November 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:  978-0-9860419-1-4)

*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

Marta Donolo, Tor Vergata University - Roma, Italy


Advisory Committee

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

Program Committee

Dilla Syadia Ab Latiff, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Farida Abdul Halim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Shahabudin Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Sharidatul Akma Abu Seman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Jeihan M. Abu-Tayeh, St. Martin’s University, Jordan
Abd Rahman Ahlan, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Mohsen Akbari, University of Guilan, Iran 
Maha Al Balushi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Lorena Batagan, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Basel M. Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait 
Akif Lutfi Al-khasawneh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Mohammad Al-Khasawneh, The World Islamic Sciences & Education University, Jordan   
Nedhal A. Al-Saiyd, Applied Science University, Jordan      Excellent Constructive Review 
Sophia Anastasiou, TEI of Central Greece, Greece           Excellent Constructive Review
Maria José Angélico, ISCAP/IPP, Portugal
Klara Antlova, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Herman Shah Anuar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Jaishree Asarpota, Higher College of Technology, UAE
Muhammad Awais Bhatti,University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Nahed Amin Azab, American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt     Excellent Constructive Review
Azmin Azliza Aziz, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Annelie Moukaddem Baalbaki, Lebanese American University, Lebanon  
Imad Baalbaki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Hilary Berger, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK     
Mihaela Bîrsan, “Stefan cel Mare” Suecava, Romania   
Gratiela Boca, Technical University Cluj Napoca, North University Center Baia Mare, Romania
Ionel Bostan-Dhc, Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava - Romania 
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain     Excellent Constructive Review
Mihai Carp, “AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania   
Justin Champion, staffordshire university, UK
Asma Chaouch, higher institute of technological studies of Rades, Tunisia  
Benish Chaudhry, American University in the Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Ionela-Corina Chersan, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, The Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Irina Chiriac, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, University of Iasi, Romania
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, Fseg Mahdia, Tunisia
Jamel Choukir, Al-Imam University, KSA                    Excellent Constructive Review
Jason Lee Wai Chow, Nilai University, Malaysia
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Romania         Excellent Constructive Review
Ilie Constantin, Ovidius University from Constanta, Romania    
Chirimbu Sebastian Cristian, Spiru Haret University/ Centre for European Studies AEPEEC, Romania
Sagarmay Deb, Central Queensland University, Australia 
Balla Diop, Laval University, Canada
Madalina Dociu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
frederic Dosquet, ESC PAU University, France
Petr Doucek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic         Excellent Constructive Review
Noura Abdel Maksoud Eissa, Arab Open University, Egypt   
Iuliana Georgescu, “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi, Romania
Mircea Georgescu, University AL. I. Cuza of Iasi, Romania        Excellent Constructive Review
Richard Gilles, BITE, UK
Maria Grosu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasy, Romania
Jasber Kaur GS, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Manel Hamouda, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia 
Mahmoud Hassanin, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt 
Indrani Hazarika, Higher Colleges of Technology Dubai Women’s Campus, United Arab Emirates
Jamel Eddine Henchiri, ISGG, Tunisia            
Elena Hlaciuc, Stefan cel Mare University of Suecava, Romania
John Lee  Seung Ho, University of South Australia, Australia  
Woo Kok Hoong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Inga Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand
Huda Ibrahim, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Lucia Irinescu, AL. I. CUZA University, Romania
Sri Fatiany Abdul Kader Jailani, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Jaroslav Jandos, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
Jayamalathi a/p Jayabalan, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Chandana Jayawardena, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka  
Sonia Jeddi, FSEGT, Tunisia                     
Anne Julien, Noema Business School, France
Mohd Khairudin Kasiran,University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Erne Suzila Kassim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia          Excellent Constructive Review
Atta ur Rehman Khan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Myriam Khedri, Higher Institute of Management of Tunis, Tunisia      Excellent Constructive Review
Gábor Klimkó, Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary
Hana Klcova, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic     
George Kostopoulos, University of Maryland University College, USA
Girija Krishnaswamy, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Mah Wai Lan, UCSI University, Malaysia
Daniel Lang, Telecom Business School, France
Denis Lapert, TEM, France                    
Gan Chin Lay, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania  
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Liliana Manea, „Valahia" University, Targoviste, Romania   Excellent Constructive Review
Ludmila-Daniela Manea, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania        Excellent Constructive Review
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Daniela Mardiros, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania
Tsourela Maria, Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece    
José Martins, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Chipo Getrude Mavetera, North West University (NWU), South Africa         Excellent Constructive Review  
Nehemiah Mavetera, North West University, South Africa
Jan A. Meyer, NWU (GSB&GL), RSA 
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK    Excellent Constructive Review      
Kateřina Mičudová, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Marilena Mironiuc, “AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania     
Jashua Rajesh Modapothala, Monash University, Malaysia
Norshidah Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohammad Mohammad, University of Western Sydney, Australia        Excellent Constructive Review  
Alunica Morariu, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Nithyaroobini A/P Munian, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Ana Salomé García Muñiz, University of Oviedo, Spain    
Andreea-Clara Munteanu, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Muhammad Fakhir Musharraf, Institute of Business Management, Karachi - Pakistan     Excellent Constructive ReviewLeonid Mylnikov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Wan Mohd Nazdrol Nasir, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia         
Kalaivany Natarajan, University of South Australia, Australia
Andrei Stefan Nestian, Alexandru Ioan Cuza - Iasi, Romania
Cornelia Neagu, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian  
Simona Nicolae, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania      Excellent Constructive Review
Rozalia Nistor, Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania
Nor Laila Md Noor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Michal Novák, University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Management, Czech Republic
Veronika Novotná, BUT Brno, Czech Republic      
Birgit Oberer, Kadir Has University, Turkey          Excellent Constructive Review
Dospinescu Octavian, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Mihai Orzan, Economic Studies University of Bucharest, Romania
Rachid Oumlil, ENCG-Agadir, Ibnou Zohr, Morocco          Excellent Constructive Review   
Ines Saâdellaoui, ESC, Tunisia
Fon Sim, Ong, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia   
Leontina Pavaloaia, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  
Vasile-Daniel Pavaloaia, Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania        Excellent Constructive Review
Jorge Manuel Gamito Pereira, UTAD, Portugal 
Jeong Chun Phuoc, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lai Kim Piew, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Luminita Gabriela Popescu, National University of  Political and Administrative Studies, Romania  
Giat Radhakrishna, Multimedia University, Malaysia          Excellent Constructive Review 
Danciu Radu, Christian University Dimitrie Cantemir Bucharest, Romania  
Devinaga Rasiah, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Abdul Razak bin Rahmat, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Husam Rjoub, Near East University, North Cyprus
 Angela Roman, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of  Iasi, Romania
Mohd Sharif Mohd Saad, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Norizan Saad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Lim Ying San, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Andreea Claudia Serban, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Mathew Shafaghi, The University Bolton, UK
Sanetake Nagayoshi, Waseda University, Japan
Nasrine Shah-Abushakra, Leigh University, USA         Excellent Constructive Review
Nermeen Shehata, Cairo University, Egypt        Excellent Constructive Review
Nicoleta Sirghi, West University Timisoara, Romania      
Maria Augusta Soares, Ibmec-RJ, Brazil
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetsart University, Thailanf
Bourliataux-Lajoinie Stéphane, Tours –IAE de Tours University, France
Ivona Stoica, Romanian American University, Romania       
Margareth Stoll, Italy
Geerish Suddul, University of Technology, Mauritius                Excellent Constructive Review    
Norazah Mohd Suki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Syaifudin Syaifudin, Trisakti University, Indonesia    
Katalin Szenes, Obuda University, Hungary   
Choo-Kim Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Christine Nya-Ling Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Madalina Cristina Tocan, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
António Trigo, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC ) - ISCAC, Portugal    
Narasimha Rao Vajjhala, University of New York Tirana, Albania 
Naser Valaei, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)-International Business School (IBS), Malaysia
Lukas Valek, Faculty of informatics and management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Andrei Jean Vasile, Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Florina Oana Vîrlănuţă, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Guillermina C. Vizcarra, Trinity University of Asia, Philippines
Nubli Wahab, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Alain Wegmann, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland         Excellent Constructive Review 
Nathalia Devina Widjaja, Binus International University, Indonesia  
Imene Ben Yahia, High management Institute, Tunisia
Fung Chorng Yuan, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
Mansour Esmaeil Zaei, Panjab University, India
Abdelnaser Zayyat,, Applied Science University, Jordan  
Hanane Ellioua Zemmama, Hassan 1st University, Morrocco      
Xenia Ziouvelou, Athens Information Technology (AIT), Greece
Martin Zsifkovits, University of Vienna, Austria             


The 22nd IBIMA Conference revolves around Vision 2020 adopted by Europe and many regions of the world.  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
  • Financial 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

Accepted papers will appear here

    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 conference Chair with your proposal. 

    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:  978-0-9860419-1-4)

    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 : Après de trois ou quatre semaines de la date de soumission (dans la plupart des cas)
    • présentation virtuelle/ Papiers en format court/ résumé Date limite de soumission:  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)
    • Virtual presentation/Abstract/short papers Submission Deadline: Closed


    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.


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    Conference Program

    Hotel Londra & Cargill is the official location for the 22nd IBIMA Conference on  Creating Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Planning & Implementation will be held in Rome, Italy 13-14 November 2013.  


    Conference Proceedings

    The 22nd 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

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             8:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             9:00 am – 10:45 am

    Session W1.1: Economic Research & Development and Social Issues I                 Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair:  Karel Skokan

    Risk Factors and Issues Which Might Arise While Implementing and Running  a Time Bank: Learning from Success and Failure
    Lukas Valek

    System of Urban and Regional Economic Development Planning in the U.S 
    Gerasimova Olga

    Eco-Social Aspects of Economic Growth in EU
    Eduard Nežinský and Elena Fifeková,

    Influence Factors on Earnings in the Central and Eastern European Countries
    Amalia Cristescu, Larisa Stanila, Madalina Ecaterina Popescu and Nicolae Cataniciu

    EU Accession and the Impact on Romania’s Industrial Production and Foreign Trade
    Adrian Negrea

    Common Labour Force Market Construction versus the Need for a Policy to Support the Return of Romanian Migrant Workers
    Dorel Ailenei, Amalia Cristescu and Andrei Hrebenciuc

    Growth Effects of Taxation Volatility in Rich Countries
    Rudolf Macek, Zuzana Machová and Igor Kotlán

    The Possible Use of Alternative Methods of Measuring GDP in Forming of Economic Policy of Slovakia
    Andrea Vondrová and Matej Valach

    Session W1.2: Session en Français I                                           Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Christophe STORAÏ

    Le Comportement De Butinage En Ligne :  Proposition D’une Echelle De Mesure
    Dhouka Oueldoubey Habibeche

    L’impact du capital humain sur la reconnaissance d’une opportunité entrepreneuriale
    Chanez daly et Sami Bouddabous

    Risque perçu, confiance et e-tourisme: Vers un modèle TAM étendu
    Alia Besbes Sahli

    Du marketing relationnel à la valeur relationnelle
    Aida Matri Ben Jemaa et Nadine Tournois

    L’acceptation des Systeme d’information dans L’enseignement Superieur: Quel Modele Pour Le  Contexte Marocain?
    Az-Eddine Bennani,  Youness Lafraxo, Rachid Oumlil et Larbi Sidmou

    Coffee Break                                                         10:45 am – 11:15 am

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             11:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Session W2.1: E-Government                                                                      Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair:  Gerasimova Olga

    Technology Use in Information and Records Management in Courts
    Wan Satirah Wan Mohd Saman,  Abrar Haider and Norshila Shaifuddin

    From E-Government to E-Governance in Europe
    Rebecca Levy Orelli, Emanuele Padovani, Carlotta del Sordo and Epameinondas Katsikas

    Technology Diffusion, Innovation and Institutionalisation in Judicial Environment
    Wan Satirah Wan Mohd Saman and  Abrar Haider

    Session W2.2: Data Warehousing & Knowledge Management                       Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Michal Pilík

    New Approach for the Collection of Users’ Requirements using DwADS
    Nouha Arfaoui and Jalel Akaichi

    Technological Tools Integration and Ontologies for Knowledge Extraction from Unstructured Sources: A Case of Study for Marketing in Agri-Food Sector
    Adriana Caione, Roberto Paiano, Anna Lisa Guido, Monica Fait and Paola Scorrano

    Interpreting the Solution Architect’s Role at a leading IT and Consultancy Company
    Pedro Miguel Faria Magalhães and Rui Dinis Sousa 

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Session W3.1: Keynote speech                                                                  Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair: Khalid S. Soliman

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

    Umar Ruhi
    Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and IBM Centre for Business Analytics & Performance, Canada

    Conference Lunch                                                 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                             2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

    Session W4.1: Social Media Network                                                 Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair: Wee-Kheng Tan

    Building the Strategy and Measuring the Effects of Moving the Business into the Cloud
    Ramona-Mihaela Paun and Ioana Comsulea

    The Effect of a Different Environment in Providing Personal Information in E-Commerce: The Case of Saudis Living in the UK
    Haya Alshehri and Farid Meziane

    Digital Piracy among Youth: the Effects of Neutralization and Ethics
    Mathupayas Thongmak

    Finding Fault with Facebook: A Case Study
    Shariffah Zamoon

    Social Media Analytics as a Business Intelligence Practice: Current Landscape & Future Prospects
    Umar Ruhi

    Session W4.2: Research in Finance and Accounting                                     Room: Sallustio 
    Session Chair: Andrea Vondrová

    Analysis of the Impact of the Adoption of IFRS by Moroccan Companies on the Informational Content of Accounting Numbers and the Behavior of Financial Analysts
    Karima Haoudi

    Towards Mindful Consumption of Ethical Investment Funds: a Social Cognitive Theory
    Ismah Osman, Ahmad Baihaqi Abu Malek, Sharifah Faigah Syed Alwi, Ruhanie Muda and Saadiah Muhammad

    Exploring Board Composition and Financial Vulnerability in Non-Profit Organizations
    Roshayani Arshad, Nur Aadni Che Deraman and Normah Omar

    Management Accounting Change from a Hybrid Institutional and Managerial Perspective
    Epameinondas Katsikas, Robert Dixon and Anne Woodhead

    Scoring Model of Corporate Defaults in the Czech Republic
    Kuchina Elena and Ricar Michal

    Coffee Break                                                         3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Wednesday November 13, 2013                            4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Session W4.1: Marketing and Consumer Behavior                                        Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair:  Aida Matri Ben Jemaa

    Emiraties Materialistic and Non Materialistic Priorities
    Hassan Younies, Bilal Barhem, Abdullah Bauswaid, Mirna Abou Diwan, Zeina Hashim and Nancy Saed

    Evaluating the Impact of Customer Demographical Characteristics on Relationship Outcomes
    Teresa Fernandes, João Proença and Meena Rambocas

    Internet and Its Influence on Consumer Behaviour: Application in the Czech Republic
    Michal Pilík

    Which Factors Drive Consumers to Use Smartphone and Tablet PC: From the Perspective of Conspicuous Consumption, Cultural Capital, Social Capital and Perceived Product Knowledge
    Wee-Kheng Tan and Po-Wei Lee

    The Effect of Service Context in Consumer Relationship Proneness and Behavior
    Teresa Fernandes and Fabia Esteves

    Session W4.2: Human Resources Management and Organizations' Competitiveness             Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Epameinondas Katsikas

    Determinants in Procurement Process for Sustaining Organizational Competitiveness in Selected Hotels in Kenya
    Robert Kinanga and Nelson Kandi

    Framework for Managing Professionalism and Administrative Environment
    Given Mpolokeng Ramajoe

    The Influence of Human Capital on the Quality of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure
    Roshayani Arshad, Suaini Othman, Farah Abdul Khalim and Faizah Darus

    Lifecycle of Enterprises and Its Dynamics on the Basis of Annual Turnover:  An Empirical Study of Czech and Slovak Enterprises
    Karel Skokan and Adam Pawliczek

    Thursday November 14, 2013                              9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Thursday November 14, 2013                              9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Session TH1.1: Innovation, Corporate Performance, and Organizational Transformation       Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair:  Karel Skokan

    Information Technology Transfer Methodology (ITTM) as an Approach for an Effective Information Technology Transfer
    Huda Ibrahim

    Bridging the Gap of Internal Audit functions: An Exploratory Evidence of Malaysian Cooperatives and Public Sector Organisations
    Siti Maznah Mohd Arif, Nuur Syuuhadaa Zainal, Rohana Othman, Nooraslinda Abdul Aris and Roslani Embi

    Object-Oriented Organic Organization Structure
    Amr Badr-El-Din

    Clusters: Life Cycles and Drivers of Innovation and Industrial Upgrading in the Automotive Industry in the Ostrava Region, Czechia
    Petr Rumpel

    The South America East Coast reefer cargo: A diagnosis of a competitive market
    Cassia Bömer  GALVÃO and Leo Tadeu, Fe ROBLES

    An Innovative Index to Measuring the Digital Divide
    Antonio Garcia Zaballos and Felix Gonzalez Herranz

    Public Contracts in Hospitals in Czech Republic Revised
    Stanislav Klazar and Alena Maaytová

    The Board as a Sentinel against Financial Fiasco: An Exploratory Study of Malaysian Cooperative Organizations
    Rohana Othman, Roslani Embi, Nooraslinda Abdul Aris, Siti Maznah Mohd Arif, Huang ChingChoo and Norashikin Ismail

    Session TH1.2: Session en Français II                                      Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Az-Eddine Bennani

    Metropolisation Et Competitivite Des Territoires: Une Revue De La Litterature
    Karim Aggoune

    L’Alternance dans l’Enseignement Supérieur comme axe stratégique majeur au cœur de la structuration et de l’attractivité d’un territoire : les enseignements tirés de l’exemplarité de l’IUT de Corse
    Christophe STORAÏ, Laetitia RINIERI, Mickaël BOULENGER

    Conceptualisation de la capacité TI dans l’organisation
    Sonia Aroussi-Bennani and Samia Karoui-Zouaoui

    Les Dimensions du capital social et l’intention entrepreneuriale des étudiants
    Mohamed Gharbi

    Coffee Break                                                         11:00 am – 11:30 am

    Thursday November 14, 2013                                 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Session TH2.1: E-Learning and Research in Higher Education       Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair: Amr Badr-El-Din

    Students Stress in Educational Institutes in UAE
    Hassan Younies, Bilal Barhem, Shamma AlSuwaidi, Lamya AlHameli, Hussam AbdulJalil and Hala Harb

    Globalization Effects – Language Proficiency and Understanding
    Emlyn Witt and Irene Lill

    Online Education Supply Chain Management
    Nancy Maloney and Mysoon Ayoub Otoum

    Electronic Learning Materials Based on interactive 3D Models
    Martin Hynek, Miroslav Grach, Petr Votapek, Jitka Bezdekova and Eduard Muller

    Session TH2.2: Enterprise Architecture and Data Extraction Methods                    Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Roberto Paiano

    Efficient Extraction Method for Biological Data Using Boyer-Moore Search Algorithm
    Khalid Mohammad Jaber, Ra’ed M. Al-Khatib, Alireza Taghizadeh and Asef Al-Khateeb

    Coherent Enterprise Architecture Framework
    Vladimir Selcan and Alena Buchalcevova

    Conference Lunch                                                 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Thursday November 14, 2013                                 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Thursday November 14, 2013                                  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Session TH3.1: Corporate Governance                                   Room: Belvedere
    Session Chair:  Emlyn Witt

    Cash flow budget management  in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
    Radu Danciu

    Corporate Governance and Contractual Terms in Debt Financing
    Julia Daum and Andres Dutzi

    Debt Financing of SME and professional football clubs in Germany
    Marion Hippchen and Andreas Dutzi

    Session TH3.2: Cooperative Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility           Room: Sallustio
    Session Chair: Huda Ibrahim

    Cooperative Governance: Emerging Paradigm for Cooperative Organisations
    Nooraslinda Abdul Aris, Rohana Othman, Norashikin Ismail, Roslani Embi, Huang Ching Choo and Siti Maznah Mohd Arif

    Exploring the Link between Governance, Internal Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Practice
    Faizah Darus, Noor Hidayah Mat Isa, Haslinda Yusoff and Roshayani Arshad

    Mechanism Cooperative Governance and Performance: Emprical Evidence on Members’ Participation and Gender
    Huang Ching Choo, Suhana Zazale,  Rohana Othman, Nooraslinda Abdul Aris and Siti Maznah Mohd Arif

    End of Conference program

    Hotel Information

    Hotel Londra & Cargill is the official location for the 22nd IBIMA Conference on  Creating Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Planning & Implementation will be held in Rome, Italy 13-14 November 2013.  

    The Luxury Hotel Londra & Cargill is located few steps away from Via Veneto, Rome's most famous street, within walking distance to Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, and close to the main Archeological sites such as Colosseum and Roman Forum. Despite being in the city center Londra & Cargill is located on a very quiet and safe location, but still, not far from Entertainment.

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

    Special conference participants’ Rates:

        * Double room for Single use (DSU): 120 Euro     
        * Double room (DBL) 135 Euro

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

    *City Tax, € 3.00 per person per day, are not included in the room rate.

    Hotel Londra & Cargill
    Piazza Sallustio 18.
    Roma, Italy

    Tel: +39 06 473871
    Fax: +39 06 4746674