Paper Submission: Closed


ISBN:  978-0-9860419-2-1

  • 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 23rd IBIMA conference on Vision 2020: Sustainable Growth, Economic Development, and Global Competitiveness will be held in Valencia, Spain 13-14 May  2014.

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:  978-0-9860419-2-1)

*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

Dr. Khalid S. Soliman, International Business Information Management Association, USA

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

Program Committee

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

Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed Univeristy, UAE   
Abdel K Halabi, Federation University, Australia
Abd Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Abdul Hadi Zulkafli, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Abdulmohsen N. Abanumy, University King Abdulaziz for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia 
Aceleanu Mirela Ionela, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Adam Pawliczek, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Business and Administration, Romania
Adina Simona Popa, University “Eftimie Murgu” of Resita, Romania  
Adriana Caione, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Ahmad Alibabaei, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran  
Ahmed Tealeb, Cairo University, Egypt
Ainon Ramli, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia 
Akif Lutfi Al-khasawneh, A-balqa Applied University, Jordan
Alexandru Capatina, University ”Dunarea de JOS” of Galati, Romania
Alunica Morariu, Ştefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Amin Shaqrah, Alzaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Amira Bel Haj Hassine, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Mahdia, Tunisia
Amusan Lekan, Covenant University, Nigeria
Ana-Maria Neagu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Anca Costea-Dunarintu, „Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania 
Anca Cristina Stanciu, ”Ovidius” Constanta University, Romania        Excellent Constructive Review
Anca Gabriela Ilie, Academy of Economic Study, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Romania    Excellent Constructive Review
Andreea-Clara MUNTEANU, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Andreea Claudia SERBAN, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Angela Roman, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Ángel Grediaga Olivo, University Alicante, Spain
Antoine Harfouche, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense , France    
António Eduardo Martins, Universidade Aberta, Portugal   
Antonio Garcia Zaballos, Inter-American Development Bank, USA         Excellent Constructive Review
Anupama Vohra, Delhi University, India  
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Aristides Dasso, Universidad Ncional de San Luis, Argentina   
Artene Alin Emanuel, ”Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania
Asma Chaouch, Higher Institute of the Technological Studies of Rades, Tunisia
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Aymen GHÉDIRA, University of Sousse, Tunisia and University of Grenoble, France        Excellent Constructive Review
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Azizah Ahmad, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Badreddine Msolli, ESSCA-School of Management, France
Basel M. Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Beatrice Leustean, University ”Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Benish Chaudhry, Foundation University, Pakistan
Bilbie Ioana, University ASE, Romania 
Birasnav Muthuraj, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Blanca Moreno Cuartas, University Oviedo, Spain          Excellent Constructive Review
Boca Gratiela  Dana, Technical University Cluj Napoca, North Center University Baia Mare, Romania
Boghean Florin, Ştefan cel Mare, Suceava
Bradea Ioana-Alexandra, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania     
Camelia Delcea, The Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Carlos Conceição, Universidade Europeia, Portugal    
Carlos Rompante da Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal             
Carmen Boghean, University “Ştefan cel Mare” from Suceava, Romania
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Cassia Bömer Galvão, Pontifícia Universidade Católica Puc São Paulo, Brasil
Catalin Popescu, University Oil-Gas from Ploiesti, Romania         Excellent Constructive Review
Chandana Unnithan, Deakin University, Australia 
Chanez Daly, Faculty of Science Economic and Management, Tunisia
Cheah Phaik Kin, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Chokri Aloui, Jendouba University, Tunisia     Excellent Constructive Review
Choo-Kim Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Christophe Kolski, University of Valenciennes, France    Excellent Constructive Review
Chuah Min Hooi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Constanta-Nicoleta BODEA, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Constantin Ilie, University Ovidius from Constanta, Romania
Cornelia Neagu, National Institute of Economic Research, Romania         
Cristian Bucur, Petroleum-Gas University, Ploiesti, Romania, Romania
Cristian Ciurea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Cristina Santandreu Mascarell, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Damir Kalpić, Zagreb University, Croatia
Dana-Maria Boldeanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Daniel Lang, Telecom Business School, France    
Daniela Nechita, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
David Yong Gun Fie, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Devinaga Rasiah, Multimedia University, Malaysia
D. F. Rateb, AUC, Egypt
Dimitra Pappa, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Doina I. Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Doreen Sams, Georgia College & State University, USA
Dorel Ailenei, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dorian Florea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Dumitru-Alexandru Bodislav, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Duncan  Momanyi  Nyang’Ara, Chuka University, Kenya       Excellent Constructive Review
Elena Lidia Alexa, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Romania
Elisabete Paulo Morais, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Epameinondas Katsikas, Kent University, UK
Evon M. Abu-Taieh, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Faisal Syafar, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK   
Farida Abdul Halim, UNIMAS, Malaysia  
Fatiha Naoui-Outini, La Rochelle Business School, France
Fatimah Alwi, Universiti Teknologi MARA Johor, Malaysia
Fatma Besbes Khouaja, Higher Institute of Management of  Tunis, Tunisia
Felix Gonzalez Herranz, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
Filip Ježek, Silesian University, Czech Republic
František Milichovský, Faculty of Business and management, Br no University of Technology, CZE
Gan Chin Lay, Multimedia University, Malaysia
George Kostopoulos, University of Maryland University College, USA 
Georgescu Iuliana Eugenia, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iaşi, Romania
Georg Hodosi, Stockholm University, Sweden                
Ghada Refaat El Said, Future University in Egypt, Egypt
Ghazi Ben Ayed, LARODEC, Institut Supérieur de Gestion Tunis, Université de Tunis, Tunisia 
Ghiorghe Batrinca, Constanta Maritime University, Romania
Gina Fintineru, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucuresti, Romania
Girjanauth Boodraj, University of Technology, Jamaica  
Gita Radhakrishna, Multimedia University, Malaysia      Excellent Constructive Review
Hadina Habil, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Hamed Taherdoost, Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia  
Hamid Reza Irani, University of Tehran, Iran
Hamsatulazura Hamzah, Multimedia University Cyberjaya Campus, Malaysia
Hanane Ellioua Zemmama, University Hassan 1st, Morroco
Hasan Salih Al-Qudah, King Abdull Aziz University, Saudia Arabia
Haslinda Hasan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia  
Hasliza Abdul Halim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Hazlaili Hashim, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Herman Shah Anuar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Hilary Berger, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK       Excellent Constructive Review
Hishamuddin Ismail, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia
Hugo Rehesaar, Griffith University, Australia
Husam Rjoub, Near East University, North Cyprus
Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Ikram Amous Ben Amor, Enet’Com, Sfax Univesity, Tunisia          Excellent Constructive Review
Ikram Bouhassine Gharbi, University ISET de Bizerte, Tunisia   
Imad Baalbaki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Indrani Hazarika, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Women’s Campus, United Arab Emirates
Inga Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand
Ioana-Veronica Alexa, ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Ionel Bostan-DHC, Stefan Cel Mare University Suceava, Romania
Irina Bilan, University  “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania   
Isabelle Bouchardy, Paul Sabatier -University of Toulouse, France
Isabel Maria de Freitas Soares Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal 
Ivan Strugar, Zagreb-Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
Jaishree Asarpota, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Jamel Choukir, Al-Imam University, KSA
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Jan A. Meyer, North West University (Mafikeng Campus), RSA
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Jayamalathi Jayabalan, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Jayanty A/P Kuppusamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Jean-François Lemoine, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Jeff Butler, MIoIR, Manchester Business School, UK
Jeihan M. Abu-Tayeh, St Martin’s University, Jordan
Jennifer Abou Hamad, University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France          Excellent Constructive Review
Jeong Chun  Phuoc, MMU University, Malaysia
Jihad Qaddour, Illinois State University, USA
Joanna Radomska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland
João Paulo Pereira de Sousa, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
José Martins, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal        Excellent Constructive Review
Joshua Olusegun Okeniyi, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Julio Jiménez, University Zaragoza, Spain           Excellent Constructive Review
Kalai  Lamia, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Kalaivany Natarajan, University of South Australia, Australia
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Kamel E. Ghorab, Alhosn University, UAE
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK
Kaouther Korbi, I.S.C.A.E, Tunisia
Kaouther SAIED-BENRACHED, UniversityTunis El Manar, Tunisia
Karel Doubravský, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic         Excellent Constructive Review
Khaled BEN ABDALLAH, Sousse University, Tunisia
Khalifa Ahsina, Ibn Tofail, Morocco 
Klara Antlova, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Lădaru Georgiana-Raluca, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania    
Lasse Berntzen, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway        Excellent Constructive Review
Laura Tarantino, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lee Kwun Chan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia          Excellent Constructive Review
Leila Ben Ghacham, ISG Sousse, Tunisia
Leonid Mylnikov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia
Leontina Pavaloaia, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Liliana Manea, University Valahia Targoviste, Romania    
Lorena Batagan, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Lucia Irinescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania
Luis Silva Rodrigues, Inst. Sup. Contabilidade e Administração do Porto /IPP, Portugal
Lukas Valek, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Marcus Vogt, University DHBW Stuttgart, Germany
Maria Augusta Soares, University Ibmec-RJ, Brazil
Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Mariana Gurau, University Nicolae Titulescu, Bucharest, Romania   
Maria Tsourela, Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece                          
Maria Viorica Bedrule-Grigoruta, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania              
Martin Hynek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Martin Januska, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Md Rakibul Hoque, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh             
Mehrez Chaher, Tunis University, Tunisia
Meral (Ibraim) Kagitci, The Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Meriem Maazoul, ESSEC Tunis, Tunisia          Excellent Constructive Review
Meysam Namayandeh, University Technology Malaysia, Iran
Michael MacDonnell, University College Dublin, Ireland
Michal Novák, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Management, Czech Republic
Michael Oyewo Babajide, Covenant University, Nigeria
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania 
Miltiade Stanciu, University Spiru Haret, Romania 
Mioara Chirita, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Mirela Panait, Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania
Miroslav Grach, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Mohamed GHARBI, ISET Bizerte, Tunisia         Excellent Constructive Review
Mohd Khairudin Kasiran, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohd Noah A. Rahman, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam
Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
M-Said Oukil, King Fahd University of P & M, KSA
Mohammad Ismail, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Mohammad Mohammad, University of Western Sydney, Australia        Excellent Constructive Review
More Chinakidzwa, Harare Institute Of Technology, Zimbabwe
Morosan-Danila Lucia, University “Stefan cel Mare” Suceava, Romania
Mohamed Mustafa Zaghloul, Mansoura University, Egypt
Muhammad Awais Bhatti, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Muhammad Fakhir Musharraf, Institute of Business Management, Karachi – Pakistan
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Munadil K . Faaeq, University UUM, Malaysia  
Myriam Khedri, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia         Excellent Constructive Review
Naghmeh Ramezani Ivaki, University of Coimbra, Portugal      
Naila Aaijaz, Consultant & Researcher, Canada
Naima Bakor Bogari, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Naser Valaei, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) International Business School (IBS), Malaysia
Nasruddin Zainudin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Nathalia Devina Widjaja, Binus International University, Indonesia
Nermeen F. Shehata, The American University in Cairo, Egypt         Excellent Constructive Review
Nesrine Zouaoui Rejeb, University ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Nicolae Ionescu, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania 
Nicola Sfondrini, University of Pavia, Italy         Excellent Constructive Review
Nicoleta Bărbuţă-Mişu, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania   
Nicoleta Sîrghi, West University Timisoara, Romania   
Nishwa Iqbal, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Noorsidi Aizuddin Mat Noor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Nor Azan Mat Zin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Nor Iadah Yusop, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Norshidah Mohamed, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Noura Abd El Maksoud Abdallah Eissa, Future University in Egypt, Egypt
Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal   
Octavian Dospinescu, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Oyewo Babajide Michael, Covenant University, Nigeria
Pavel Adámek, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic      Excellent Constructive Review
Paula Lazar, University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania         
Petra Koudelková, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Petra Tausl Prochazkova, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Pieter Pretorius, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Priya Thareja, Rayat Institute of Engineering & Info Tech, Railmajra, SBS Nagar, India
Rachid Oumlil, University ENCGA/ Ibnou Zohr, Morocco
Radek Doskocil, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Raida Regaieg Essafi, higher Institue of Management of Tunisia, Tunisia
Raluca Andreea Popa, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Roopesh Kevin Sungkur, University of Mauritius, Mauritius    
Rym ELAMRI TRABELSI, University ESSEC Tunis, Tunisia       Excellent Constructive Review
Rym Hchich Hedhli, University El Manar, Tunisia 
Sabina Irimie, University of Petrosani, Romania 
Samir Bettahar, Abou Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen, Algeria
Samy Guesmi, Idrac Business School, France  
Saoussen Lakhdar, University ISG Tunis, Tunisia 
Saudah Sofian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia                
Selem Charfi, University of Valenciennes, France
Shahabudin Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Shana R. Ponelis, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Siew Pei Hwa, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, LSE, UK
Silvia-Mihaela Pavel, University of Craiova, Romania   
Silvia Muhcina, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania
Simona Nicolae, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania                 
Siti Munira Yasin, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Sonia Aroussi, El Manar University, Tunisia
Sook-Ling Lew, Multimedia University, Malaysia           Excellent Constructive Review
Soulaimane Laghzaoui, ENCG Kénitra. Université Ibn Tofail, Morocco
Stephane Bourliataux-Lajoinie, IAE De Tours, France       Excellent Constructive Review
Tahar Lazhar Ayed, College Of Business, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA       Excellent Constructive Review
Takao Ito, Hiroshima University, Japan       Excellent Constructive Review
Tay Pek San, Tay Pek San, Malaysia
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic       Excellent Constructive Review
Thant Syn, University of Miami, USA      
Tudor Nicoleta Liviana, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Veronica Grosu, Stefan cel Mare University Suceava, Romania
Wan Hussain Wan Ishak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Wendy Ming-Yen Teoh, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Wojciech Piotrowicz, University of Oxford, Said Business School, United Kingdom  
Woo Kok Hoong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Yong Chen-Chen, University of Malaya, Malaysia


The 23rd 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 confernece 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:  978-0-9860419-2-1)

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 regulsr mail.

In 2013 there were close to 400 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 / Abstracts / Short Papers Submission Deadline    

          21 April 2014


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

AC-Hotels MARRIOTT in Valencia is the official location for the 23rd IBIMA Conference on  Vision 2020: Sustainable Growth, Economic Development, and Global Competitiveness will be held in Valencia, Spain 13-14 May  2014.

The luxurious AC Hotels MARRIOTT in Valencia is well situated next to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the Oceanográfico aquarium. The Palau de la Música Theatre, Malvarrosa Beach, and one of the main up and coming business areas in the city are also just a stone’s throw away.  Bus outside the hotel door to city centre and to beach.  

Reservation  form (PDF)

Click here to Hotel website to reserve other options


Conference Proceedings

The 23rd IBIMA International conference proceedings include 224 papers: those in the program below and virtual presentations.   

IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN:  978-0-9860419-2-1 

Indexed by: (ISI) Thomson Scientific and SCOPUS.


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

Updated: May 10, 2014   4:07 PM New York Eastern Standerd Time

Conference Program

Tuesday May 13, 2014                                    8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday May 13, 2014                                     8:45 am – 10:30 am

Session T1.1: Innovation and organizational Transformation                           Room: Gran Forum
Session Chair: Sonja H. Bickford

The Efficiency of a Managerial Training Program in Selected Units of International Franchise Company
Gabriela Švejdová

The Antecedents to Employee Satisfaction: An Investigation in the Indian Aviation Sector
Bhumika Gupta and Jeayaram Subramanian

Risk Management in the Business Sector in the Czech Republic
Romana Bartošíková, Jana Biliková, and Pavel Taraba

When Tunisians Intend To Give Investigating the Role of Non-For-Profit Image Organization 
Wafa M’Sallem and Mohamed-Nabil Mzoughi

Drivers of Change of University and Industry Collaboration from the Perspective of the Food Manufacturers: A Foresight Case
Ng Kim-Soon, Juwita Anwar, Wahid Razzaly and Abd Rahman

Technology-Based Ventures and Sustainable Development: Co-integrating and Causal Relationships with a Panel Data Approach
Islem Khefacha and Lotfi Belkacem

Open Models for Innovation of Leading Companies in High Competitive Industries
Francesca Michelino, Antonello Cammarano, Emilia Lamberti and Mauro Caputo

Session T1.2: Marketing and consumer behavior                           Room: Business A
Session Chair: Anca Gabriela Ilie

The Impact of Innovativeness on Voting Behavior in Turkey
Asli Deniz Helvacioglu, Arzu Tektas and Abdulmecit Karatas

Hedonic and Utilitarian Factors in Online Consumer Behaviour
Rimantas Gatautis and Audrone Medziausiene

Retail Management: Consumer Behaviour Analysis
Lukáš Kučera

Subjective Norm as Antecedents of Consumers’ Behavioral Intentions to Use Smart Phones in Arab World
Hasan A Abbas

Sharing Infographics on Facebook: Motives of Youths’ Behavior
Mathupayas Thongmak

Gamification in Marketing Activities
Elena Vitkauskaite and Rimantas Gatautis

Session T1.3: Session en Français I: Marketing et communautés virtuelles              Room: Business B
Session Chair: Fatiha Naoui 

Hiérarchisation et importance des étapes du processus d'achat dans le Social E-Commerce
Chtioui Jinene, Tarek Abdellatif et Thomas Majd

Le processus de la construction identitaire dans Second Life
Amira Gmidene et Jamel-Eddine Gharbi

Les motivations de la présentation de « Soi » sur Facebook: Une application de l’approche dramaturgique d’Erving Goffman
Houda Sassi et Jamel-Eddine Gharbi

Une étude sémantique pour l’identification des dimensions des étapes du processus décisionnel dans le social E-commerce
Chtioui Jinene, Tarek Abdellatif and Thomas Majd

Les Déterminants Individuels de la Perception du Risque de Santé Alimentaire
Wafa Battikh Boubakri et Imed Zaiem

Proposition d’un cadre conceptuel de l’engagement du consommateur à travers le capital-marque
Nizar Elhadj

Création d’échelle de mesure de l’image prix des points de vente dans un contexte  de distribution Tunisienne: une étude exploratoire
Rim Ben Amara, Néji Bouslama, et Jouda Safaxi

Les Effets des Frequences de Rupture de Stock sur le Comportement du Consommateur: Proposition et Validation Empirique d’un Modele Conceptuel
Wejdene Yangui et Wasfi Yangui

Coffee Break                                                          10:30 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday May 13, 2014                                             11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session T2.1: Digital divide and Value Chain Management                 Room: Gran Forum
Session Chair: Arzu Tektas

Analyzing Global Digital Divide
Sona Mardikyan, Endam Ayçiçek Yıldız, Mehmet Derya Ordu and Burcu Şimşek

CRASP – A Strategic Methodology Perspective for Sustainable Value Chain Management
Mohammed Ahmed Turki Alsudairy and Tatapudi Gopikrishna Vasista

The Hypothetical Validation of the Relationship between Key Success Factors (KSFs) and ERP Implementation Success
Gede Rasben Dantes and Zainal Arifin Hasibuan

Session T2.2: Information Systems Research                                 Room: Business A
Session Chair: Isabel Barrachina-Martínez 

IT-Business Strategic Alignment: The Role of Mobile Technology Usage
Ra'ed (Moh'd Taisir) Masa'deh, Mahmoud Mohammad Maqableh and Huda Karajeh

Easing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Market Entry Barrier into Northwestern Russia: creating and implementing an online Information System – Russia
Sonja H. Bickford, Marina Nenasheva, Paula Kankaanpaa, Timo Koivurova and Angela M. Hlavnicka

Placing Informed Bets on New SFA: a Value-Based Method
Chihab Benmoussa

Session T2.3: Session en Français II                                                 Room: Business B
Session Chair: Thomas Majd

Le Comportement de Butinage en Ligne :  Proposition d’un Modele Conceptuel
Dhouka Oueldoubey Habibeche et Zaiem Imed

Les antécédents de la performance Supply Chain Management: une analyse au regard des achats internationaux
Fatiha Naoui

La Chaîne Relationnelle de la Fidélité dans le Domaine Bancaire Tunisien
Mohamed Nabil Mzoughi and Olfa Bouhlel

Tuesday May 13, 2014                                             12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Session T3.1: Keynote speech                                                           Room:  Gran Forum
Session Chair: Susana de Juana Espinosa

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

Carlos López Moreno
(Biography at the end of this page)

Conference Lunch                                                    1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Tuesday May 13, 2014                                               2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session T4.1: Cloud Computing, Data centers,  and Knowledge Management          Room: Business A
Session Chair: Mathupayas Thongmak 

Architecture of Low-Cost-Data Centers
Monika Borkovcova

Architecture of Low Cost Data Centers - Practical Possibility
Monika Borkovcova and Jiri Stepanek

Security Features of Cloud Computing Using New Symmetric Key Algorithm
Saeed Q. Al-Khalidi Al-Maliki and Fahad Alfifi

A Technical Report on PIPA Project:  A Cloud and Mobile Based Application for Measuring and Controlling Electricity Use at Indonesian Houses
Teuku Aulia Geumpana and Nathalia Devina Widjaja

Security of Cloud Computing Environment
Huda Karajeh, Mahmoud Maqableh and Ra'ed (Moh'd Taisir) Masa'deh

Session T4.2: Accounting and Financial Research                                   Room: Business B
Session Chair: Pavel Taraba

Research and Development Expenditure: Business Enterprises in the Visegrad Four
Nina Bočková

Accounting Information in the U A E Banking Sector: An Empirical Study from a Contingency Theory Perspectives
Hikmat A. Alrawi and Ghassan A. Al-Qaimari

Performance Evaluation in Relation to the Financial Health of Hospitals in the Czech Republic
Taťána Hajdíková and Jana Pevná

An Analysis of the Robustness of Bankruptcy Prediction Models – Industrial Concerns in the Czech Republic in the Years 1999–2013
Michal Karas and Mária Režňáková

Forecasting the Bankruptcy of Spanish Construction Companies throughout Multivariate Analysis
Eduardo Marzal-Martínez, Isabel Barrachina-Martínez and Elena De la Poza-Plaza

Wednesday May 14, 2014                                        8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday May 14, 2014                                         8:45 am – 10:30 am

Session W4.1: Internet and WWW Research                                      Room: Business A
Session Chair: Ahmed Azam

Impact of SignalR Technology to Business Web Applications
Jiří Štěpánek

Web 2.0 and Wiki Farms in the Business Realm: A Proposal of New Platform for Small-Sized Companies 
Václav Zubr, Vladimír Bureš and Tereza Otčenášková

Designing Tracking System as an Online Service Using HTML5 GeoAPI
Jiří Štěpánek and Monika Borkovcová

Comparing Suggested Approaches for XML Design with Current Situation in Czech Republic (case study)
Ondřej Bureš

Information Retrieval To Improve Search Results
Ja’afer AL-Saraireh

Practical Implications of Search Engine Optimization Techniques for Organizations
Richard Cimler, Tereza Otčenášková, and Vladimír Bureš

Session W4.2: Session en Français III                                        Room: Business B
Session Chair: Islem Khefacha

Le management du bien-être au travail
Jennifer Abou Hamad

Arbitrage temps de travail-temps hors travail: Quelles perspectives?
Hanen Khanchel and Karim Ben Kahla

Convergence des technologies et implications en milieu du travail
Nizar Chaari

Une analyse qualitative sur les raisons de la création d’entreprise En Tunisie
Chanez Daly et Sami Bouddabous

La fonction de préférence des stakeholders: Cas de  la Tunisie
Chiraz Rouissi et Naoufel Liouane

Le profil du dirigeant à l'horizon 2025: Une étude préliminaire sur le cas du dirigeant Marocain
Mona Benchouikha et Majid Kaissar El Ghaib

Innovation et développement durable?  Cas des entreprises agroalimentaires de Bejaïa - Algérie  
Foudil Ait Atmane

Les Causes de la Corruption dans les Pays Arabes:  Analyse Théorique et Empirique
Kamel Touati et Mourad Zmami

Coffee Break                                                           10:30 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday May 14, 2014                                         11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session W5.1: Research in Higher Education                                      Room: Business A
Session Chair: Bogdan Murarașu

Improving Student Interaction in Small Groups for Online Courses at DeVry University
Ahmed Azam

Tracking and Measuring the Gender Gap in Romanian Universities: Gendered Imperatives and Their Implications in Romanian Higher Education
Anca Gabriela Ilie, Dan Dumitriu and Roxana Sarbu

Accounting Information Systems Curriculum: Compliance with IFAC Requirements among Jordanian Universities
Mahmoud Mohmad Ahmad Aleqab and Dalia Adel

Factors Influencing Graduates to Starta Business: A Case of Malaysian Public Institution of Higher Learning
Azizan Abdullah and Zanariah ZainalAbidin

Session W5.2: Data Modeling and Computer Aided Systems                       Room: Business B
Session Chair: Tereza Otčenášková

The Study of Student Creativity Related to Modelling of New Economic System
Lukas Valek

Methodology for Selecting an Appropriate Module Package for a Computer Aided Facility Management System in Production Company
Peter Poór and Nikol Kuchtová

Nonparametric Estimation of the Dependence Function for a Multivariate Extreme Value Distribution: An Application to the Air Pollution Data in Tunisia
Samia Ayari, Mohamed Boutahar, and Abdelwahed Trabelsi

Conference Lunch                                                                  12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Wednesday May 14, 2014                                                         2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session W6.1: Global Economies Development and Social Issues                      Room: Business A
Session Chair: Michal Karas

India-China Bilateral Relations: Confrontation and Conciliation
Keshab Chandra Ratha and Sushanta Kumar Mahapatra

What is the Horizon of Fiscal Policy in OECD Countries?
Igor Kotlán and Rudolf Macek

The Appropriate Mix of Government Spending and Taxation: How to Promote Economic Growth?
Agata Drobiszová and Zuzana Machová

The State and the Challenges of Globalisation: Case of Latin America
Anca Gabriela Ilie and Dan Dumitriu

Trade Openness and Output Comovement in EU Emerging Countries: A Panel Data Approach
Bogdan Murarașu and Alina Bobașu

Rising China: Trajectory of an Emerging Global Power
Keshab Chandra Ratha and Sushanta Kumar Mahapatra

Penetration of MFIs among Indian States: An Understanding through Macro Variables
Sougata Ray and Sushanta Kumar Mahapatra

Session W6.2: IT Governance, TQM, and Knowledge Management                       Room: Business B
Session Chair: Ra'ed (Moh'd Taisir) Masa'deh

Usage of System Archetypes in Business Administration by Top-Managers
Karolína Kolerová, Vladimír Bureš, and Tereza Otčenášková

Application of Knowledge of Corporate Governance in the Czech Republic
Pavel Taraba, Romana Bartošíková, and Jana Biliková

Total Quality Management (TQM) Enablers and Model for SMEs: A Study of Malaysian Manufacturing Companies
Azizan Abdullah

Databases of knowledge at the University of West Bohemia
Martin Hynek, Miroslav Grach, Petr Votapek and Jitka Bezdekova

Utilization of Knowledge Management Methods in an Automotive Industry: Lesson from Practice
Tereza Otčenášková, Vladimír Bureš and Richard Brunet-Thornton

Knowledge Management Implementation in a Large Automotive Company: the Case Study
Jiří Ansorge, Tereza Otčenášková and Vladimír Bureš

Electronic Commerce Delivery Concerns: Online Grocery Shopping in Jordan as a case study
Mohammad K. Al-Nawayseh and Wamadeva Balachandran

End of Conference Program

Keynote Speaker

Carlos López Moreno

Consultant at CEGOS, Spain

Mr. Carlos López Moreno began his career in the recruitment area and has grown as a Consultant and trainer in the Human Resources Area and Management Skills.  Specialist on e-learning contents design and its pedagogical application.  He has developed important e-learning programs for multinational companies as Levantina, UBE Chemical Industries, Royal Canin and Loewe.

Hotel Information

AC-Hotels MARRIOTT in Valencia is the official location for the 23rd IBIMA Conference on  Vision 2020: Sustainable Growth, Economic Development, and Global Competitiveness will be held in Valencia, Spain 13-14 May  2014.
The luxurious AC Hotels MARRIOTT in Valencia is well situated next to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the Oceanográfico aquarium. The Palau de la Música Theatre, Malvarrosa Beach, and one of the main up and coming business areas in the city are also just a stone’s throw away.

Bus outside the hotel door to city centre and to beach.

Special conference participants’ Rates:

    * Double room for Single use (DSU): 80 Euro     
    * Double room (DBL) 85 Euro    

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

Free Wi-Fi in all Guest rooms.

Airport Taxi service: is available at the airport at terminal.  Airport to Hotel: around 20 Euros one way.


AC Hotel Valencia
Avda. de Francia, 67
Valencia 46023 

Phone: 34 96 3317000 
Fax: 34 96 3317001