6-7 November 2014
Milan, Italy

Paper Submission: Closed


ISBN:  978-0-9860419-3-8

  • 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 24th IBIMA conference on Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning & Smart Implementation will be held in Milan, Italy 6-7 November  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 1500 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:  978-0-9860419-3-8)

*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


Program Chair

 Gianmario Motta, Università di Pavia, 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

(program committee member's name appears on this list only after reviewing at least one paper)
Nooraslinda Abdul Aris, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Jennifer Abou Hamad, Notre Dame University, Lebanon                 Excellent constructive review
Abd Rahman Ahmad, University UTHM, Malaysia
Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Noraizah Abu Bakar, University Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia 
Evon Abu-Taieh, University of Jordan, Jordan
Abd Rahman Ahlan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Imen Akermi, Paul Sabatier University, France
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, University of Monastir FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia       
Sharidatul Akma Abu Seman, Univerisity Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
Abeer Hmoud Ali Al-Faouri, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan  
Chokri Aloui, University Jend, Tunisia
Nedhal A. Al-Saiyd, Applied Science University, Jordan
Rahma Amri, Ecole Nationale des Sciences de l’Informatique (ENSI), Tunisia
Sanaullah Ansari, SZABIST, Pakistan       
Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin, UPSI, Malaysia
Soumaya Askri Jendoubi, University ISG Tunis, Tunisia    
Suzaida Bakar, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Silviu Beciu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania    
Siti Rohaida Binti Mohamed Zainal, Universiti Sains Malaysi, Malaysia
Wan Syahirah Binti Mohammad Zubir, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Dumitru-Alexandru Bodislav, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Carmen Boghean, University Stefan cel Mare, Suceava, Romania
Salima Boutelitene, QNB Banque Privée SA, Switzerland                 Excellent constructive review
Ioana-Alexandra Bradea, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Maria Helena Lima Baptista Braz, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Cristina Burghelea, Hyperion University, Romania      
Mihai Carp, “AL. I. CUZA” University of Iaşi, Romania 
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Sebastian Chirimbu, University of Wales Romania/Spiru Haret, Romania
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Zulkhairi Md Dahalin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia       
Salina Daud, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Pasquale Del Vecchio, University of Salento, Italy
Susela Devi, University Unitar International University, Malaysia 
Roxana Dicu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania
Toma Adrian Dinu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Andreea_Drăgoi, Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy, Romania
Noura Abd El Maksoud Abdallah Eissa, Future University in Egypt FUE, Egypt               Excellent constructive review
Raida Regaieg Essafi, Higher Institute of Management, Tunisia  
Ummu Kolsome Farouk, University College Sedaya International, Malaysia  
Ikram Radhouane Fgaier, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia                  Excellent constructive review
Rimantas Gatautis, Kaunas university of technology, Lithuania
Sandro Geric, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Aymen Ghédira, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Wee Yu Ghee, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Veronica Grosu, Stefan cel Mare of Suceava University, Ramania 
Mariana Gurau, Nicolae Titulescu Bucharest, Romania
Abdel K Halabi, Federation University, Australia
Suraya Hamid, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Roxana Herghiligiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia 
Ng Tuan Hock, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Cristina Adelaida Honțuș, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest - Romania    
Ross Humby, Higher College of Technology – Dubai, UAE
Viorela Beatrice Iacovoiu, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Aceleanu Mirela Ionela, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Liliana Roxana Ionescu, „Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania
Sabina Irimie, Univesity of Petrosani, Romania
Rim Jallouli, Université de Manouba- Tunis, Tunisia
Eva Jurickova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic 
Michal Karas, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK   
Nasreen khan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Akif Lutfi Khasawneh, Al-Balqa Applied Ubiversity, Jordan   
Rozalia Kicsi, “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Ng Kim-Soon, UTHM, Malaysia
Alžbeta Kiráľová, University of Business in Prague, Czech Republic                   Excellent constructive review
Zdenka Konecna, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Saoussen Kouki, FSEG Tunis, Tunisia
Rahul Kulkarni, North Maharashtra University (SM Agrawal Institute of Management), India
Georgiana-Raluca Lădaru, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Beatrice Leustean, Polithenica University of Bucharest, Romania
Rene Leveaux, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Phua Lian Kee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Meriem Maazoul, University ESSEC Tunis, Tunisia    
Michael MacDonnell, University College Dublin, Ireland
Maria Augusta Soares Machado, University IbmecRJ, Brazil
Pedro Maia Malta, Lusófona University, Portugal                       Excellent constructive review
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Nehemiah Mavetera, North West University, South Africa
Valéria Medárová, School of Management, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dobrescu_Razvan_Mihai, University_Politehnica_of_Bucharest, Romania
Camelia Catalina Mihalciuc, Stefan cel Mare Suceava University, Romania
František Milichovský, Faculty of Business and management, Br no University of Technology, Czech Republic  
Lim Tong Ming, Sunway University, Malaysia
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Zulkifli Mohamed Udin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohammad Mohammad, University of Western Sydney, Australia              Excellent constructive review
Shukor Sanim Mohd Fauzi, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia   
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
Norasykin Mohd Zaid, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Omneya Mokhtar Yacout, Alexandria University, Egypt 
Alin Moldoveanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Alunica Morariu, “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Ntebo Moroke, North West University, Republic of South Africa
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland                    Excellent constructive review
Samar Mouakket, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates                  Excellent constructive review
Wafa M’Sallem, University Sousse, Tunisia
Silvia Muhcina, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania    
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Romania
Andreea-Clara Munteanu, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Kalaivany Natarajan, University of South Australia, Australia 
Cornelia Neagu, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian
Valentina Ndou, University of Salento, Italy  
Rohana Ngah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 
Simona Nicolae, Politehnica of  Bucharest, Romania 
Nicoleta Niculescu, Polytechnic University Of Bucharest, Romania      
Apetri Anisoara Niculina, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
Rozalia Nistor, University "Dunarea de Jos" of Galati, Romania
Veronika Novotná, BUT FBM, Czech Republic  
Pius Nwokoro, CPUT, South Africa
Christine Nya-Ling Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Stephen A. Ojeka, Covenant University, Nigeria  
Olamide Olusanmi, Covenant University, Nigeria
Robert Ong’eta Kinanga, Maasai Mara University, Kenya
Mihai Cristian Orzan, Economic Studies University of Bucharest, Romania
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic               Excellent constructive review
Rachid Oumlil, University Ibnou Zohr, Morocco
Siew Hock Ow, University of Malaya, Malaysia                    Excellent constructive review
Saibal K. Pal, DRDO, India  
Mirela Panait, Petroleum and Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania 
Silvia-Mihaela Pavel, University of Craiova, Romania   
Tania Pavlou, University Chipita S.A., Greece
Maurizio Pighin, University of  UDINE, Italy
Mehdi Mohammadi Poorangi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Adina Simona Popa, “Efimie Murgu” University of Reşiţa, Romania    
Raluca Andreea Popa, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Veronica Adriana A. Popescu, The Bucharest Univ. of Economic Studies, Romania         Excellent constructive review
Doina I. Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Gheorghe N. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Neha Purushottam, University of South Africa, South Africa  
Delina Radoslav, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia 
Abdul Razak Rahmat, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Suhas Raut, Solapur University, Solapur, India                       
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Mihaela-Alina Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania           Excellent constructive review       
Mohamad Rosli, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia                      Excellent constructive review
Tomislav Rozman, DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor, Slovenia
Valery Senichev, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic                   Excellent constructive review
Amin Ahmad Shaqrah, Alzaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Sujeet Kumar Sharma, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Aziza Saïda Slimane, University of Sousse, Tunisia                 Excellent constructive review
Paola Scorrano, University of Salento, Lecce-Italy
Andreea Claudia Serban, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Nicola Sfondrini, University of Pavia, Italy   
Mazen Shawosh, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia                 Excellent constructive review
Maria Teresa Signes Pont, University Alicante, Spain                                         
Nicoleta Sîrghi, West University Timisoara, Romania   
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Marian Socoliuc, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Saudah Sofian, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Raoudha Souabni, Manouba University, Tunisia  
Radim Špicar, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic   
Vladěna Štěpánková, BUT, Czech Republic
Elena Stoian, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania
Ivona Stoica, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania 
Suresh Subramoniam, Kerala University, India
Roopesh Kevin Sungkur, University of Mauritius, Mauritius      
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania                 Excellent constructive review
Ştefăniţă Şuşu, Ştefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania
Rym Srarfi Tabbane, University of Manouba, Tunisia                        Excellent constructive review
Andreea Stroe, University Nicolae Titulescu, Romania
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary                        Excellent constructive review
Rosaline Tandiono, Bina Nusantara University (Binus Business School), Indonesia
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia 
Ahmed Tealeb, Cairo University, Egypt                  
Ioana-Laura Tibulca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Patience Fikiemo Tunji-Olayeni, Covenant University, Nigeria
Uturestantix, Cenderawasih University, Indonesia         
Narasimha Rao Vajjhala, University of New York Tirana, Albania
Naser Valaei, University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)-International Business School (IBS), Malaysia
Simona Elena Varlan, University “Vasile Alecsandri” of Bacau, Romania    
Tereza Varyšová, University FBM BUT BRNO, Czech Republic 
Guillermina C. Vizcarra, Trinity University Of Asia, Philippines   
Edgar Weippl, University SBA Research, Austria
Wasfi Yangui, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax, Tunisia
Yuen Yee Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Aminah Md Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Rubiah Mohd Yunus, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Zawiyah M. Yusof, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia  
Šárka Zapletalová, Moravian University College Olomouc, Czech Republic
Abdelnaser Zayyat, University ASU, Jordan
Răzvan Daniel Zota, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Mahmoud Zouaoui, University Manouba, Tunisia
Gheorghe Adrian Zugravu, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Tao Zeng, WIlfrid Laurier University, Canada


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:  978-0-9860419-3-8)

    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)
    • 2ème Phase 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)
    • Abstract / short paper  / virtual presentation Submission Deadline: 

              17 October 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

    HOTEL HERMITAGE the official location for the 24th IBIMA Conference on  Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning & Smart Implementation will be held in Milan, Italy 6-7 November 2014.
    The Hotel Hermitage is in a splendid location between  Corso Sempione and Brera, a short distance from Stazione Centrale and just a short walk from Milan's historic centre.

    Via Messina, 10 - 20154 Milan
    Tel. +39 02 318170
    Fax +39 02 33107399
    e-mail: hermitage.res@monrifhotels.it


    Conference Proceedings

    The 24th IBIMA International conference proceedings include 227 papers: those in the program below and virtual presentations.  

    IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN:  978-0-9860419-3-8

    IBIMA Conference Proceedings are Indexed by: Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) 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 OR upload the file to your cloud storage (example: google drive,...etc).  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 or tablet 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

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                    8:15 am – 12:00 pm

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                     8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Session TH1.1: Regional Business Studies                                   Room: ROSSINI A
    Session Chair: Paula Lazăr

    The Change of Nation Branding: A Case Study of Slovakia
    Peter Čuka and Werner Bernatík

    Is the Tradition Profitable for Romanian Food Producers?
    Silvius Stanciu
    Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment: A Qualitative Study of the Beliefs of Non-users
    Ummi Hana Omar and Lennora Putit

    Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment in Malaysia: Preliminary finding on country of origin and image
    Ummi Hana Omar and Lennora Putit

    In Search of the Ideal Energy Mix for Indonesia: Renewable Energy and Energy Security
    Darman Mappangara and Ari Warokka

    Towards An Adaptive Socio-Technical Broadband Growth And Penetration (BGP) Framework: A Case of  SADC
    Karikoga Gorejena, Nehemiah Mavetera and Mthulisi Velempini

    Medical Spa And Wellness Spa – Where Are They Heading? The Case of The Czech Republic
    Alžbeta Kiráľová

    The Regional Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Changes of the Romanian Wine Market
    Georgiana-Raluca Lădaru and Silviu Beciu

    Session TH1.2: Internet and e-business                                              Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Umar Ruhi   

    Zanzibar Readiness towards e-Government
    M.M. (Maryam) Khamis and (Theo) van der Weide

    The Examination of Online Communication through World Wide Web: Case of Czech Lodging Facilities
    Jitka Němečková

    Examining the Relationship between the Internet and Life Expectancy
    Ahmed Alzaid, Musleh  Alsulami, Komal Komal, and Adel Al-Maraghi

    The Effect of Recommendations From Family Members and Friends and Third Party Endorsement in B2C E-Commerce: The Case of Saudi Arabia
    Haya Alshehri and Farid Meziane

    Factors Influencing Customers’ Intention to Purchase Deals from Australian Group Buying Sites
    Srimannarayana Grandhi, Ritesh Chugh, and Santoso Wibowo

    Predicting Internet Banking Adoption in Oman: A Neural Network Approach
    Sujeet Kumar Sharma, Srikrishna M. Govindaluri and Shahid Al-Balushi

    Demographic Factors and Awareness of Academic Digital Libraries at Higher Learning Institutions
    Razilan Abdul Kadir, Safawi Abdul Rahman, Mohd Yusof Mustaffar, Fadhilnor Rahmad and Zahari Mohd Amin

    Session TH1.3: Human Resources                                        Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Petra Tausl Prochazkova

    Implementation of Diversity into BSC Concept
    Milena Jiřincová

    Talent management: Driver for Competitive Advantage
    Dana Egerová

    Work Values, Job Satisfaction and Intention to Quit Among Generation-Y Workforce
    Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusoff, Abdelbaset Ramadan Queiri, Raja Rizal Iskandar Raja Hisham and Sabarudin Zakaria

    Communication and Managerial Competencies as a Prerequisite for Employability of Graduates in Tourism
    Alžbeta Kiráľová and Lukáš Malec

    International Management: Foreign Language Proficiency As A Key Competence For Managers Operating In International Environment: Results of Empirical Research in The Czech Republic
    Zdeňka Konečná and Marek Zinecker

    Effects of Reduction of Employees as A Downsizing Strategy on Performance of Employees of Barclays Bank, Kenya
    Robert Kinanga and Anne Cherono Cheruiyot

    An Analysis of A Selected Factor of Supply In The Czech Republic’s Labor Market
    Kamil Dobeš and Zuzana Virglerová

    Networking Coffee Break                                       10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                   11:00 am – 12:15 pm

    Session TH2.1: SMEs                                                          Room: ROSSINI A
    Session Chair: Dana Egerová

    The Holistic Level Of Competence In The Selection Process For The Position Of Managers In SMEs In The Czech Republic
    Biliková Jana and Taraba Pavel

    Product Placement and Product Life Cycle - Czech SME Study
    Jan Kramoliš

    Crisis Management In SMEs In The Czech Republic In Connection  With Holistic Competence Of Managers
    Romana Heinzová, Jana Bilíková and Jakub Trojan

    Gender View On The Requirement Of Social Maturity Of Managers In The Selection Process In SMEs In The Czech Republic
    Taraba Pavel and Biliková  Jana

    Session TH2.2: Knowledge Management                              Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Saadat M. Alhashmi

    The Implications Of Knowledge-Based Industries And Services
    Tereza Otčenášková and Vladimír Bureš

    Should transfer of tacit knowledge be made mandatory?
    Ritesh Chugh, Santoso Wibowo and Srimannarayana Grandhi

    Enterprise 2.0 Technologies for Knowledge Management: Exploring Cultural, Organizational & Technological Factors
    Umar Ruhi and Dina AlMohsen

    Towards a Company’s Reputation Analysis in Grey OSN
    Camelia Delcea, Ramona- Mihaela Paun, and Ioana- Alexandra Bradea

    Session TH2.3: EU Business Research                                     Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Eugenia Iancu

    ICT Sector in Selected Countries in Europe
    Kamila Turečková

    Competitiveness of Selected European Countries and its Measurement through the GCI
    Ingrid Majerová and Michaela Horúcková

    International Management: Doing Business In Central Europe (Specifics Of The Czech Business Environment)
    Zdeňka Konečná

    E.U. versus O.E.C.D. Taxation – An Extended Overview for Indirect Taxes
    Paula Lazăr

    Analysis Of The E.U. Member States Based On Economic Growth And Competitiveness
    Madalina Ecaterina Popescu

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                     12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    Session TH3.1: Keynote speech                                     Room:  ROSSINI A
    Session Chair: Gianmario Motta

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

    Carlo Batini
    Professor at University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
    (Biography at the end of this page)

    Conference Networking Lunch                                 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                     2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Thursday November 6, 2014                                      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Session TH4.1: Higher Education Research, Entrepreneurship, and Decision-Making      Room: ROSSINI A
    Session Chair: Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusoff

    Analysis And Evaluation Of Quality In University Education
    Blanka Bazsová

    Analysis of The Higher Education Funding Systems
    Abd Rahman Ahmad, Sharjierairah Saripuden, and Ng Kim Soon

    An Architectural Model for e-Learning in Entrepreneurship Using Agent-based Simulation
    Radu Ioan Mogos and Constanta Nicoleta Bodea

    Learning About Complementary Currencies Through A Modelling Software
    Lukas Valek

    Assessment of the Factors Influencing Entrepreneurs on the Biotechnology Business Venture
    Amiruddin Ahamat and Siong Choy Chong

    Connection Between Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education: Call For Raising Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Petra Tausl Prochazkova

    The Determinants of Style For Efficiency Leadership In Crisis
    Yosri addassi

    Modelling of Decision-making in Crisis Management
    Romana Bartošíková, Jana Bilíková, Jan Strohmandl, Vladimír Šefčík, and Pavel Taraba

    Concept of an Early Warning in Traffic and its Data Security Aspects
    David Kubát, Petr Weinlich, and Tereza Semerádová

    Effective Dissemination of Emergency Information
    Tomáš Žižka and Athanasios Podaras

    Impact of Social Media Advertising Campaigns on Buyers’ Decisions
    Gheorghe Orzan, Elisabeta Ioanas, Camelia Delcea, and Mihai Cristian Orzan

    Session TH4.2: Banking and Accounting                              Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Zuzana Virglerová

    Accounting Information between the Evaluations Accuracy and the Estimations Uncertainty
    Mihaela Tulvinschi, Veronica  Grosu, and Marian Socoliuc

    Basel III Implications on the Romanian Banking System
    Anisoara Niculina Apetri, Elena Hlaciuc, and Camelia Catalina Mihalciuc

    Reserve Requirements Effects on Banking Business in Romania
    Gheorghe Moroşan and Elena Hlaciuc

    The Risk Of Bankruptcy – Methods And Techniques
    Eugenia Iancu

    Creating A New Bankruptcy Prediction Model: The Grey Zone Problem
    Michal Karas and Mária Režňáková

    Intellectual Capital Evaluation- Supplementary Information for Economic and Financial Communication
    Marian Socoliuc, Veronica  Grosu, and Apetri Anişoara Niculina

    Session TH4.3: IS Security, UML Applications, and Data Mining                            Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Ritesh Chugh

    Optimal Investment For Securing Enterprise Information Systems
    Yosra Miaoui, Noureddine Boudriga and Ezzeddine Abaoub

    A Novel Petri Net-Based Approach For The Detection Of Security Attacks By Monitoring And Predicting The Information System Quality Degradation
    Yacine Djemaiel and Noureddine Boudriga

    Travelling Routing Planning Model using Genetic Algorithm with Time Constraint in Phuket, Thailand
    M.L. Kulthon Kasemsan

    A Sub-domain Semantic and Proximity-Based Decentralized Resource Discovery for Grid Computing
    Abdul Khalique Shaikh, Saadat M. Alhashmi, and Rajendran Parthiban

    A Study on UML Application in Romanian IT Projects
    Georgiana Avram (Olaru) and Marin Fotache

    Effective Interconnection UML and Realized Applications “Use of UML in Small Companies and Development Teams”
    Monika Borkovcová and Roman Borkovec

    Conceptual Model of Software Solution  for Transport Logistics in the Field of Municipal Services
    Monika Borkovcová and Vladimír Bureš

    A Data Mining Approach for Analyzing Several Voting Methods
    Bianca Mogoş, Andrei-Horia Mogoş, and Adina Magda Florea

    A Critical Survey on Current Literature-Based Discovery Models
    Ali Ahmed and Saadat M. Alhashmi

    Friday November 7, 2014                                         8:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Friday November 7, 2014                                         8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Session F1.1: Session en Français                                            Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Placide Poba-Nzaou 

    Démographie et mutualisation territoriale des infrastructures sanitaires au sein de l’espace littoral ouest de la wilaya de Bejaia- enjeux et perspectives-
    Ouari MERADI

    Le rôle des normes sociales : étude comparative entre l'attitude à l’égard des produits écologiques et l'attitude à l’égard des produits alimentaires biologiques
    Myriam Elloumi Ayedi et Mariem Daoud Moalla

    RSE, développement durable et impacts urbains - Cas de l’Entreprise Portuaire de Béjaïa (EPB) -
    DJEMILI Abderezak et BELKHIRI Aimad Edine

    L’apport Des Théories D’adoption Des Technologies et Des Modèles De Perception A La Compréhension Des Réactions Des Consommateurs Face Aux Conseillers Virtuels: Proposition D’un Modèle Intégrateur
    Jean-François Lemoine and Emna Cherif

    Stratégie Des Armateurs Et Des Chargeurs Dans Le Transport Maritime De Marchandises
    MERZOUG Slimane

    L’Alternance Dans l'Enseignement Supérieur : De La Transmission Du Savoir A La Structuration D'un Territoire :Les Enseignements Issus De l’Activité Du Centre De Formation Des Apprentis Universitaire (CFA UNIV) En Région Corse.
    Christophe Storaï and Laurent Marinetti

    Session F1.2: IS Innovation and Healthcare Issues                            Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Madalina Ecaterina Popescu

    Determinants Of Romanian Migration: A Regional Analysis
    Elena-Maria Prada Costin-Alexandru Ciupureanu

    Innovation - Important Source Of Economic Growth?
    Eugenia Iancu, Irina Cibotariu, Ciprian Hretcanu and Lucia Ailenei

    The Role Of Intangible Assets In Open Innovation Strategies Of Science-Based Companies
    Francesca Michelino, Emilia Lamberti, Antonello Cammarano and Mauro Caputo

    Innovation Voucher Programme: Effective Tools Of Transfer Technology And Open Innovation
    Pavla Matulova, Ruzena Stemberkova, Linda Lososova, Petr Zdralek, Petra Maresova and Kamil Kuca

    Innovation Behaviours In Technology Hardware & Equipment Industry: An Empirical Analysis Based On Patent Data
    Francesca Michelino, Antonello Cammarano, Emilia Lamberti and Mauro Caputo

    Agile Management of the Correlated Risks
    Ioana Bradea, Camelia Delcea, and Ramona Paun

    Managing and Controlling the KRIs in Hospitals
    Ioana Bradea, Camelia Delcea, and Ramona- Mihaela Paun

    Networking Coffee Break                                       10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Friday November 7, 2014                                       11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Session F2.1: Business Intelligence                                            Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Francesca Michelino

    A Framework For Improved Business Intelligence: An Analysis Of Master Data Management Activity
    Ray M. Kekwaletswe and Tshegofatso Lesole

    Which of Business Intelligence Apps Appeal the Most to the Telcos?
    Azizah Ahmad

    A Cluster Analysis of Working HR Students Perspective
    Placide Poba-Nzaou and Alina Stamate

    Business Intelligence for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: Field Study of Telecommunication Industry
    Azizah Ahmad

    Session F1.2: Marketing Research                                           Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Pavel Adámek

    Mobiquitous Tourism Technologies : A Survey
    Essia Ben Moussa, Jalel Akaichi and Serge Miranda

    Approach-Avoidance Disposition Effects on Adoption of a New Premium Product/Brand: A Direct Product Experience Study
    Olimpia C. Racela

    Trends And Innovation In Hospitality (The Czech And Slovak Perspective)
    Jakub Trojan, Jakub Rak, Veronika Panáčková, Jana Bilíková and Romana Heinzová

    Is Recommendation Agent Expressive Human Voice Better Than Synthetic: The Impact On Social Presence, Trust And Behavioral Intentions
    Jean-François Lemoine and Emna Cherif

    Conference Networking Lunch                                 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Friday November 7, 2014                                     1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Friday November 7, 2014                                     1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Session F3.1: Research in Economics                                             Room: MOZART
    Session Chair: Ingrid Majerová
    Economic Impact of The Bluetongue Disease In Romanian Livestock Sector
    Silvius Stanciu and Roxana Sarbu

    Seasonal Adjustment And Forecasting Economic Time Series
    Calcedonia Enache

    Structural Unemployment: Is it Enough to Work for Money?
    Florentina Ivanov and Gheorghe Pacurar

    Structural Funds Absorption – Romania vs. Central and Eastern European New Member States
    Paul Vasile Zai

    Labour Tax Effects on Employment in the European Union
    Amalia Cristescu, Madalina Ecaterina Popescu, and Larisa Stanila

    Analysis of Wage Distribution in Romania
    Amalia Cristescu, Larisa Stanila, Madalina Ecaterina, and  Nicolae Cataniciu

    Competitiveness Determinants of Romania’s Foreign Trade In Agricultural Products In The Context of Sustainable Development - An Econometric Approach
    Calcedonia Enache

    Session F1.2: Organizational Performance                                          Room: VERDI
    Session Chair: Jakub Trojan

    Theoretical Contributions Concerning Performance – The Way To Achieve Excellence
    Cristina Raluca Popescu and Gheorghe N. Popescu

    Decision Making Based On Performance Evaluation
    Madalina Ecaterina Popescu and Oana Paun

    Developing A Competency-Based Organizational Learning System In A Colombian Steel Company
    Carmenza Luna Amaya, Ricardo De la Hoz Lara, Olga Jaramillo Naranjo, Carmen Berdugo Correa, Julio Vidal Pombo and Andrés Manjarrés Salas

    Employee Perception  Of Corporate Social Responsibility
    Pavel Adámek and Werner Bernatík

    Evaluations Of Corporate Social Responsibility Performance
    Pavel Adámek and Werner Bernatík

    Performance Evaluation Model Based On Competence And Management For A Company Construction Sector In The Colombian Caribbean Region
    Laura Martínez, Carmen Berdugo, Carmenza Luna and Olga Jaramillo

    The Concept Of Excellence In Business Organizations - Case Of Romania
    Cristina Raluca Popescu and Veronica Adriana Popescu

    Excellence Models For Performance Management: Case Study: The Evolution Of “Quality Concept” In Japan - The Japanese Model Of Excellence
    Cristina Raluca Popescu, Veronica Adriana Popescu and Gheorghe N. Popescu

    A Recent (after 2009) Global Panoramic View over the Wine Market
    Roxana Stoian and Georgiana-Raluca Lădaru



    End of Conference Program

    Keynote Speaker

    Carlo Batini

    Professor at University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

    Recipient of 2013 Peter P. Chen Global Award


    Carlo Batini is full professor at University of Milan Bicocca, Italy. He obtained the graduation in Engineering at University of Roma in 1972, and the post graduation in Computer Science in 1973. Since 193 to 1986 he has been associate professor, and since 1986 to 2001 he has been full professor at University of Roma La Sapienza. Since 2001 he is full professor at University of Milan Bicocca.

    Since 1993 to August 2003 he has been on leave from university, being a member of the executive board of the Italian Authority for Information Technology in Public Administration, where he leaded significant projects in Italian Central Public Administration related to e-Government initiatives.

    His main research areas have been in the past conceptual database design, schema integration, automatic layout of diagrams, visual query languages, repositories of conceptual schemas. More recently his interests have covered methodologies for eGovernment and for the service life cycle, service portfolio management, information value and value of integration in databases and in service repositories.

    Since 1976 he teaches courses in Computer Science at Italian universities, on programming languages, data bases, computer architectures and systems, information systems, service systems. He wrote more than 25 books on programming languages, data bases, conceptual modeling, data quality, among them three books for the international market, published by Benjamin and Cummings and Springer. A fourth book on “Information quality: from data to big data” will be published by Springer in early 2015.

    In 2013 he received in Hong Kong the Elsevier Peter P. Chen Award for his research, teaching and publishing activity in conceptual modeling.


    Hotel Information

    HOTEL HERMITAGE the official location for the 24th IBIMA Conference on  Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning & Smart Implementation will be held in Milan, Italy 6-7 November 2014.
    The Hotel Hermitage is in a splendid location between  Corso Sempione and Brera, a short distance from Stazione Centrale and just a short walk from Milan's historic centre.


    Via Messina, 10 - 20154 Milan
    Tel. +39 02 318170
    Fax +39 02 33107399
    e-mail: hermitage.res@monrifhotels.itBEST rate we were able to find for conference participants (even better than what hotel offered us) were on:

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    The hotel location is central and is surrounded by so many hotels with rates that meet all budgets.  a direct link to map of hotels around HERMITAGE is here