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  • 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 25th IBIMA conference on Innovation Vision 2020: from Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands
7-8 May 2015.

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.

Send all submissions to: CLOSED

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:  978-0-9860419-4-5)

*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

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
Anisoara Niculina Apetri , Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Central Michigan University, USA
Sabitha Bte Marican, University Malaya, Malaysia
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)

Shahabudin Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohamed Abed, University Blida 1, Algeria               
Tarek Abdellatif, University Suptech, Tunisia   
Lily Julienti Abu Bakar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Noraizah Abu Bakar, University Technology MARA, Malaysia  
Jennifer Abou Hamad, Notre Dame University, Lebanon   
Mirela Ionela Aceleanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dorcas Titilayo Adetula, Covenant University, Nigeria
Amiruddin Ahamat, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
Abd Rahman Ahlan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Najeh Aissaoui, University FSEG Sfax, Tunisia     
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, University of Monastir FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia
Adel Ismail Al-Alawi, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Ali Ali Al-Ansi, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia  
Dawuda Alhassan, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Mazni Alias, Multimedia University Cyberjaya, Malaysia              Excellent Constructive Review
Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohammad Salam AlShiab, British University in Dubai, UAE 
Tijani Amara, University Gafsa, Tunisia
Sophia Anastasiou, TEI of Central Greece, Greece               Excellent Constructive Review
Anca Ioana Andreescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Liana-Elena Anica-Popa, University: ASE Bucharest, Romania                      
Herman Shah Anuar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia 
Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin, University UPSI, Malaysia 
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Nicoleta Asalos, OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Romania
Zeynep Ata, Bogazici University, Turkey   
Azmin Azliza Aziz, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Abiola .A. Babajide, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Suzaida Bakar, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia          
Nicoleta Bărbuţă-Mişu, ”Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Lorena Batagan, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Blanka Bazsová, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Maria Viorica Bedrule-Grigoruta, University ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza”,  Romania
Silviu Beciu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania            Excellent Constructive Review
Haykel Ben Khelil, University FSEG Tunis, Tunisia     
Werner Bernatik, Silesian University In Opava, Czech Republic
Lasse Berntzen, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway              Excellent Constructive Review
Irina Bilan, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania   
Mustafa Bin Man, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Omar Bin Musa, Unitar International University, Malaysia
Mad Ithnin Bin Salleh, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia                Excellent Constructive Review
Nicolae Bobitan, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Gratiela Dana Boca, Technical University Cluj Napoca, North Center University Baia Mare, Romania
Dumitru Alexandru Bodislav, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Carmen Boghean, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
Dana-Maria Boldeanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Monica Boldea, West University of Timisoara, Romania                   Excellent Constructive Review
Milena Botlíková, Silesian University, Czech Republic
Otilia-Maria Bordeianu, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania         
Daniela Liliana Borisov, University of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Ionel Bostan, Stefan cel Mare University, Romania
Stéphane Bourliataux-lajoinie, University IAE de Tours, France                   Excellent Constructive Review
Ioana-Alexandra Bradea, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
James Braman, The Community College of Baltimore County, USA
Karel Brychta, Brno, University of Technology, Czech Republic
Alena Buchalcevova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Cristian Bucur, Petroleum-Gas University, Ploiesti, Romania
Aurel Burciu, ”Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania 
Marek Bures, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Cristina Burghelea, Hyperion University, Romania
Adriana Burlea Schiopoiu, University of Craiova, Romania 
Simona Buta, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania 
Anatolie Caraganciu, University “Lucian Blaga”  of Sibiu, Romania  
Mihai Carp, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania 
Alejandro Cataldo, University of Talca, Chile                  Excellent Constructive Review
Ploae Cătălin, Ovidius Universty of Constanta, Romania
Luís Cavique, Universidade Aberta, Portugal                    
Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu, University: Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Benish Chaudhry, University of Modern Sciences, Dubai, UAE
Asma Chaouch, Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Rades, Tunisia            Excellent Constructive Review
Noorshella Che Nawi, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Monika Chobotová, Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina, Czech Republic 
Jeong Chun-Phuoc, University Consultant  External, Malaysia                Excellent Constructive Review
Helena Chytilova, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Economics, Czech Republic
Elena Cigu, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania 
Elena Cofas, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania  
Antonia Oana Colibasanu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Business and Administration, Romania    Excellent Constructive Review
Daniela Cristina Cret, ”Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Romania
Melinda Czeglédi, College of Kecskemét, Hungary
Gede Rasben Dantes, Ganesha University of Education, Indonesia
Maria-Iuliana Dascalu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Aristides Dasso, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Salina Daud, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
Elena De la Poza Plaza, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Roxana Manuela Dicu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Toma Dinu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania
Kamil Dobeš, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Elena Dobre, OVIDIUS University Constanta, Romania 
Ramona Dobre, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Razvan Mihai Dobrescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Irina-Mădălina Doroftei, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Radek Doskocil, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic 
Octavian Dospinescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania 
Andreea - Emanuela Drǎgoi, Institute for World Economy, Romania                Excellent Constructive Review
Ghada Dridi, Université de Tunis el Manar, Tunisia   
Elena Druica, University of Bucharest, Romania  
Diana Dumitrescu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dorel Dusmanescu, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Azura Abdullah Effendi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia                Excellent Constructive Review
Dana Egerová, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 
Rym Elamri Trabelsi, ESSEC Tunisia, Tunisia
Calcedonia Enache, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Romania
Susana de Juana-Espinosa, University Alicante, Spain   
Monica Fait, University Of Salento – Lecce-, Italy
Paula Fernández González, University of Oviedo, Spain              Excellent Constructive Review
Yudi Fernando, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Elena Fifeková, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Dorian-Laurențiu Florea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Boghean Florin, University Stefan Cel Mare Suceava, Romania
Iulian Furdu, University Vasile Alecsandri of Bacau, Romania   
Daniel Adrian Gârdan, Spiru Haret University, Romania              Excellent Constructive Review
Ștefan Gavril, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine „Ion Ionescu de la Brad”
Iasi, Romania
Zohra Ghali, University ISG de Tunis, Tunisia
Aymen Ghédira, University of Grenoble Alps, France, University of Sousse, Tunisia        Excellent Constructive Review
Ştefan Cristian Gherghina, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Alina Ginghina, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anna Lisa Guido, University of Salento, Italy
Mariana Gurău, University Nicolae Titulescu, Romania
Wissem Hakiri, University FSEGT, Tunisia
Bouras Hela, University of Sciences Economics and Management of Nabeul, Tunisia          Excellent Constructive Review
Suraya Hamid, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
Manel Hamouda, University of Gabès, Tunisia  
Rym Hchich Hedhli, University Tunis el Manar- FSEGT, Tunisia             Excellent Constructive Review
Roxana Herghiligiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, DeSales University, USA
Adelaida Cristina Honțuș, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest – Romania,  Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania
Zurub Hosney (Harry), Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ng Sin Huei, INTI International University, Malaysia
Martin Hynek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Viorela Beatrice Iacovoiu, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Eugenia Iancu, ”Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Rodica Ianole, University of Bucharest, Romania
Farid Ibrahim, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Haslindar Ibrahim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Gabriela-Liliana I. Cioban, University “Ştefan cel Mare” din Suceava, Romania   
Anca Gabriela Ilie, Academy of Economic Study, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Romania
Excellent Constructive Review
Constantin Ilie, University OVIDIUS from Constanta, Romania
Hazarika Indrani, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Nicolae Ionescu, Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Andrei Iova Radu, University The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest,  The Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development – Calarasi Branch, Romania
Sabina Irimie, University of Petrosani, Romania                    Excellent Constructive Review
Nahariah Jaffar, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Frédéric Jallat, University ESCP Europe, France                
Martin Januska, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Eva Jurickova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Ibtissem Karboul, University Tunis Manar, Tunisia
Noorliza Karia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia    
Jasber Kaur, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia, Malaysia
Daisy Kee Mui Hung, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Ahsina khalifa, Ibn Tofail, Morocco 
Akif Lutfi Khasawneh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Myriam Khedri, University ESSECT, Tunisia
Wided Khiari, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunisia
Nawal El-kahina Khelalfa, Université Blida 1, Algeria
Rozalia Kicsi, “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania                  Excellent Constructive Review
Martin Klepek, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic                    Excellent Constructive Review
Miloš Koch, University BUT Brno, Czech Republic
Wafa Kort, University ISG Tunis, Tunisia  
George Kostopoulos, University of Maryland University Collge, USA
Eva Kotlánová, University SU in Opava, OPF Karvina, Czech Republic     
Petra Koudelková, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic  
Janet L. Kourik, Webster University, US              Excellent Constructive Review
Eva Kramná, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Jan Kramoliš, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Georgiana-Raluca Lădaru, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Soulaimane Laghzaoui, University Ibn Tofail, Morocco             
Azhaar Lajmi Krichen, University of Tunis, Institut Superieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia
Iwona Lapunka, Opole University of Technology, Poland    
Leila Lefi Hajlaoui, Qassim University, KSA  
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Romania
Beatrice Leustean, University ”Politehnica” of Bucharest Country, Romania
Lew Sook Ling, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Nadia Loukil, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Gheorghe Lucian, University “OVIDIUS”, Constanta, Romania
Jan Luhan, Brno University of Technology, Czech republic
Meriem Maazoul, University ESSEC Tunis, Tunisia            Excellent Constructive Review
Cristina Macarescu, Academy of Economics, Romania
Maria Măcriș, University of Petroșani, Romania
Nancy Maloney, University HCt - Dubai, UAE
Mariana Man, University of Petrosani, Romania
Alina Mărcuță, University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine – Bucharest, Faculty of Management Economic, Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania       
Petra Marešová, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
António Eduardo Martins, Universidade Aberta, Portugal   
Maslin Masrom, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Norizan Mat Saad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Pavla Matulova, University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Czech Republic
Daniela Matušíková, University of Prešov, Slovakia   
Kateřina Matušínská, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
Valentin Petru Măzăreanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Noraina Mazuin Sapuan, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Georgescu Mircea, University “Al. I. Cuza” from Iasi, Romania
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania      
Bianca Mogos, University of Bucharest, Romania                  Excellent Constructive Review
Mohammad Mohammad, University of Western Sydney, Australia                 Excellent Constructive Review
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia                     Excellent Constructive Review
Yusliza Mohd Yusoff, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Adrian George Moise, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Alin Moldoveanu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Mahmood Rosli, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Alunica Morariu, “Stefan cel Mare” Univeristy of Suceava, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, Romania
Ntebogang Dinah Moroke, North West University, South Africa      
Gheorghe Moroşan, University Ştefan cel Mare Suceava, Romania
Lucia Morosan-Danila, University “Stefan cel Mare” Suceava, Romania
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Wafa M’Sallem, University Sousse, Tunisia 
Badreddine Msolli, ESSCA-SCHOLL of Management – Angers-Paris-Budapest-Shangai, France
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Andreea-Clara Munteanu, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Hassen Mzali, University IHEC Carthage, Tunisia 
Meysam Namayandeh, University Technology Malaysia, Iran
Fatiha Naoui-Outini, University Sup de Co La Rochelle, France
S.M.R. Nasserzadeh, University of Tehran, Farabi Campus, Iran  
Ana-Maria Neagu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Cornelia Neagu, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Mihaela Neculita, University Dunarea De Jos of Galati, Romania
Andrei Stefan Nestian, University: Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iași, Romania
Rohana Ngah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Simona Nicolae, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania    
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Michal Novák, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Management, Czech Republic
Lukáš Novák, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Veronika Novotná, University BUT FBM, Czech Republic
Florian Nuţă, Danubius University from Galaţi, Romania
Christine Nya-Ling Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Duncan Momanyi Nyang’ara, Chuka University, Kenya
Paula Odete Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal       
Isaiah Oluranti Olurinola, Covenant University, Nigeria
Olamide Olusanmi, Covenant University, Nigeria
Olaleke Oluseye Ogunnaike, Covenant University, Nigeria
Azizah Omar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Gheorghe Orzan, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Mihai Cristian Orzan, Economic Studies University of Bucharest, Romania
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic                Excellent Constructive Review 
Leila Othmani, University:\ Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  
Rachid Oumlil, ENCG-Agadir, Ibnou Zohr, Morocco                  Excellent Constructive Review 
Mirela Panait, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Elena Parfenova, Kazan National Research Technical University, Russia
Seungbong Park, Chonnam National University, Korea 
Tania Pavlou, University Chipita S.A, Greece
Iuliana Petronela Gârdan, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Maurizio Pighin, University Udine, Italy
Iwona Pisz, Opole University, Poland   
Adina Simona Popa, University “Eftimie Murgu” of Resita, Romania  
Ana-Alexandrina Popescu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Catalin Popescu, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania               Excellent Constructive Review 
Dan Cristian Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Doina I. Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Gheorghe N. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Petru Popescu, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Madalina Ecaterina Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Veronica Adriana Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania  
Daniela Popescul, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iasi, Romania
Gabriela Prelipcean, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Ikram Radhouane Fgaier, Université Tunis El Manar, Faculté des sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia
Nicoleta Radneantu, Romanian-American University, Romania
Joanna Radomska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland 
Abdul Razak Rahmat, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Nasrin Rahmati, Dar Al-Hekma University, Saudi Arabia
Suganthi Ramasamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia
T. Ramayah, USM, Malaysia   
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Dina Rateb, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Hugo Rehesaar, University Griffith, Australia  
Leo Tadeu Robles, University of Maranhao - UFMA, Brazil
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania 
Tomislav Rozman, DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies Maribor, Slovenia 
Petr Rumpel, University of Ostrava, Czechia
Žaneta Rylková, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
Ines Saadellaoui, Higher Institute of Management of Gabès, Tunisia
Diana Sadoveanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
Carmen Sandu (Toderașcu), Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Jawahitha Sarabdeen, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE 
Roxana Sarbu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Houda Sassi, University of Tunis, Tunisia   
Andreea Claudia Șerban, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Liviu Serbanescu, University Hyperion  Bucharest, Romania
George Serban-Oprescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Nicola Sfondrini, University of Pavia, Italy
Puja Chhabra Sharma, Ansal University, Gurgaon, India
Ayesha Shoukat, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Nun Shwu Huey, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Petr Sodomka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Costin Octavian Sorici, “Ovidius”  University of Constanta, Romania 
Radim Spicar, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 
Rym Srarfi Tabbane, University La Manouba, Tunisia                Excellent Constructive Review    
Elena Roxana Stan, Romanian-American University, Romania
Silvius Stanciu, University Dunarea de Jos Galati, Romania 
Larisa Stanila, The National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Romania
Róbert Štefko, University of Prešov, Faculty of Management, Slovak Republic 
Elena Stoian, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania
Roxana Stoian, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ivona Stoica, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University, Romania
Christophe Storaï, University of Corsica, France               Excellent Constructive Review    
Andreea Stroe, University Nicolae Titulescu, Romania
Ivan Strugar, University Zagreb, Croatia  
Subhacini Subramaniam, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Marta-Christina Suciu, Bucharest University of Economics, Romania
Norazah Mohd Suki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ştefăniţă Şuşu, “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Faisal Syafar, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia
Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia              Excellent Constructive Review 
Khong Sin Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Akram Tannir, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Pavel Taraba, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Laura Tarantino, University of L’Aquila, Italy                Excellent Constructive Review    
Petra Tausl Prochazkova, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Wendy Ming-Yen Teoh, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Laura Ioana Tibulca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania                 Excellent Constructive Review 
Maher Toukabri, Northern Borders University – CBA, Saudi Arabia
Amira Trabelsi Zoghlami, Institut Supérieur de Commerce et de Comptabilité de Bizerte, Tunisia      Excellent Constructive Review 
Alexandru Trifu, University “Petre Andrei” of Iasi, Romania  
António Trigo, University ISCAC, Portugal
Zuzana Tučková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Nicoleta Liviana Tudor, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania               Excellent Constructive Review 
Alexandru Tugui, ”Al. I. Cuza” University, Romania
Imen Turki-Abdelhedi, University FSEGS, Tunisia and UFR Tours France
Uwuigbe Uwalomwa, Covenant University, Nigeria
Simona Elena Vârlan, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău, RO
Andrei Jean Vasile, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Laura Vasilescu, University of Craiova, Romania   
Usha Vellappan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Zuzana Virglerová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic 
Ionela Mituko Vlad, University U.A.S.V.M. of Bucharest, Romania
Roxana Voicu-Dorobantu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Janka Vydrova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech republic
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK 
Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Jon W. Beard, George Mason University, USA
Liang-chuan Wu, National ChungHsing University, Taiwan
Zulnaidi Yaacob, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia     
Siti Munira Yasin, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Goh Choon Yih, Multimedia University, Malaysia                   Excellent Constructive Review 
Rita Yi Man Li, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong
Alina Zaharia, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Imed Zaiem, University of Carthage, Faculty of Economics and Management of Nabeul, Tunisia  
Suzana Zambri, University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Andreea Zamfir, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Šárka Zapletalová, Moravian University College Olomouc, Czech Republic
Anna Zarkada, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece 
Jameleddine Ziadi, University Sfax, Tunisia
Ondrej Zizlavsky, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Salma Znaidi, University: IHEC Carthage, Tunisia          


The 25th 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:  978-0-9860419-4-5)

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)
  • Résumé / papier à court / Présentation virtuelle 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 regular mail.

In 2014 there were close to 300 virtual presentations.

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

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

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: Closed
  • Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 week from submission date (in most cases)
  • Abstract / Short paper / Virtual Presentation Submission Deadline:         20 April 2015



If it takes long time to get travel request approved at your university and process VISA application, we recommend that you send your paper at the earliest possible date 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 the large number of submissions around deadlines.




The conference is closed.


Conference Program

Golden Tulip Amsterdam West the official location for the 25th IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7-8 May 2015.
The hotel is situated in the west part of Amsterdam, next to the highway A10, exit S103 and near the train station Sloterdijk. Are you coming by car, then we would like to inform you about our parking possibilities.  Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Arena, RAI congress center and Amsterdam City Center can be reached within 10-20 minutes.


Golden Tulip Amsterdam West

1014 AG
Telephone: +31 20 2629263
Fax: +31 848700701


Conference Proceedings

The 25th IBIMA International conference proceedings include papers: those in the program below and virtual presentations.  

IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN:  978-0-9860419-4-5

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

The 25th IBIMA International conference proceedings include 325 papers: those in the program below and virtual presentations.   

Each paper scheduled for presentation in the program below has been registered and confirmed attendance.

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

IBIMA Conference Proceedings are Indexed by: Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) and SCOPUS.                                                   


Conference Program

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                             8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                             8:30 am – 10:45 am

Session TH1.1:  Corporate Performance                                   Room: Columbus
Session Chair:  Joana Marques da Silva

Performance Indicators for Virtual Organizations in Collaborative Context
Bogdan Ghilic-Micu, Marinela Mircea, Marian Stoica

Business between Profitability and Sustainability
Nidzara Osmanagic Bedenik

Learning from Asian Management Practices in the 21st Century: What Western Corporate Sphere Needs to Know to Achieve Economic Growth and Enhanced Performance
Michaela Blahová

A Qualitative Study on Proactive and Responsive Export Market Orientation, Their Antecedents and Performance Consequences
Ili-Salsabila Abd-Razak, Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib

From theory to practice: Evolution of sustainable development in organizations
A Larisa Ivascu, Lucian-Ionel Cioca

The contribution of corporate identity to the sustainability of firms:  Can corporate identity contribute to sustainability of firms? A Tunisian case study
Khadija Ben Jbara, Tahar Lazhar Ayed

The Information Systems Flexibility and the Firm Performance
Liviu Bozga

Development of a business relevant information security management system using the Balanced Scorecard and the EFQM Excellence Model
Ionela Carmen Pirnea, Andrei Ioan Hohan, Marieta Olaru

Session TH1.2:  Regional  development  I                             Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair:  Zai Paul Vasile

Indicators of Regional Development. Case Study: Bucharest-Ilfov Region
Dan Cristian Popescu

Development of tourism infrastructure in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe
Peter Čuka, Sławomir Dorocki, Tomasz Rachwał

Funding Policies for youth in the Romanian rural area
Irina-Elena Petrescu

Quality of Life in Rural and Urban Areas in the State of Selangor, Malaysia
Zarina Denan, Akmal Aini Othman, Rabiatur Rasyidah Razlan

Evaluation of Regional Development in Visegrad Four in the Context of the EU Cohesion
Eva Minarčíková

Application of the Mystery Shopping Method in Quality Assessment of Tourist Attractions Based on a Survey of Museums in Krakow
Zygmunt Kruczek, Adam R. Szromek, Peter Čuka

The Political Economy of Currency Pegs
Feryel Ouerghi and Racem Mehdi

An Examination of Consumer Preferences and Socio-economic Factors on the Demand for Electric Train System in Malaysia
Fong-Woon Lai, Micheal Drieberg, Sophea Ieng, Ammar Redza Ahmad Rizal

Session TH1.3:  Operations Research  and Competitive intelligence          Room: James Cook
Session Chair:  Dan Cristian Popescu

New forecasting methods for hotel revenue management systems
Luis Nobre Pereira, Joana Marques da Silva, Francisco Serra

The method for a fast selection of the profitable transport offers derived from the freight exchange market
Waldemar Wożniak, Tomasz Wojnarowski

Identifying Outliers in nonparametric Setting: Application on Romanian Universities Efficiency
Madalina Ioana Stoica

A New Voting Approach Based on False Candidates
Andrei-Horia Mogoş, Bianca Mogoş, and Adina Magda Florea

Early warning signs detection in Competitive intelligence
Manal El Akrouchi, Houda Benbrahim, Ismail Kassou

A Preliminary Study on Competitive Intelligence in Developing Economies: Malaysia Case Study
Nor Hazleza, Roozbeh Safaei, Peter Charles Woods, Hanafizan Hussain

Networking Coffee Break                                                      10:45 am – 11:05 am

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                             11:05 am – 12:20 pm

Session TH1.1:  Financial research                                     Room: Columbus
Session Chair: Nidzara Osmanagic Bedenik

The Impact of FDI Inflows on Economic Growth: Evidence from Latin American Countries
Husam Rjoub, Ahmad Abu Alrub, Kemal Soyer, Sameer Hamdan

Analysis of the Relationship between the main World Stock Market Indices and the Oil Price
Elena Kuchina

Does Turkish Stock Market Converge its Equilibrium after Restructuring Period?
Ahmad Abu Alrub, Turgut Tursoy, and Husam Rjoub

Session TH1.2: Accounting and  Banking                               Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair: Waldemar Woźniak

Transparency, Credibility and Relevance on Treasury Special Cases Enterprise
Georgescu Floarea

The Provisional Nomination of the Insolvency Office Holder in the Romanian Legislation
Simona Petrina Gavrila, Stefania Cristina Mirica, Liliana Mihaela Moga

What drives the technical inefficiency in the Tunisian insurance industry
Rekik Manel, Ouertani Mohamed Nejib, Hachicha Nejib

Predicting Targets in M&A Activities in the Croatian Banking Market
Tomislava Pavic Kramaric, Toni Milun, Ivan Pavic

Session TH1.3:  EU Economic  Research                                Room: James Cook
Session Chair:  Michaela Blahová

Targets and Pathways to EU’s Energy Sustainability
Alina Zaharia

Economic Indicators in E.U.
Zai Paul Vasile

Conditional political business cycles and political budget cycles in the EU countries
Jan Janků

Study Regarding the Level of Good Governance in E.U.
Zai Paul Vasile

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                                12:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Session TH3.1: Keynote speech                                                 Room:  Columbus

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

Rick Edgeman
Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark
(Biography at the end of this page)

Conference Networking Lunch                                                   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                                 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                                 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session TH4.1: Higher Education and E-Learning                       Room: Columbus
Session Chair: Raluca Sandru

Innovation of education with emphasis on increasing competitiveness of future graduates from technical faculties
Michal Majer, Tomáš Keckstein, Jakub Jirásko

Technical education at the University of West Bohemia
Petr Votapek, Martin Hynek, Jitka Bezdekova

Conclusions of the study regarding the strategic management within education organizations from South Muntenia Regions and South – West Oltenia
Cristina Pădure, Cristian Virgil Marinas, Sorin Sferle

Improving the Quality of Student Interaction in Discussion Threads at DeVry University
Ahmed Azam

Exploring M-Learning Adoptions
Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Nor Laila Md Noor, Carolyne Norlie Manggi, Intan Noratika Mat Sah

Advanced E-learning Study Materials and Vision for Future Development
Jakub Jirasko, Tomas Keckstein, Simon Pusman

E-learning best practices in health care
Boštjan Žvanut, Damjan Vavpotič, and Patrik Pucer

Session TH4.2:  Research on Innovation Strategies                          Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair:  Kateřina Sekulová

Open innovation measurement:  a conceptual framework based on literature review
Emilia Lamberti, Francesca Michelino, Antonello Cammarano, Mauro Caputo

Technology Forecast and Ideality in Production Systems
Gabriela Mariana Ionescu

Obstacles to Innovation Activity in Czech Manufacturing Industries
Petr Hajek and Jan Stejskal

From social network analysis to business network analysis:  roles and features of companies involved in joint patenting activities
Antonello Cammarano, Francesca Michelino, Emilia Lamberti, Mauro Caputo

The influence of public expenditure on innovation activity in Czech manufacturing industry
Jan Stejskal and Petr Hajek

Innovation strategies and open innovation: A framework based on patent data and accounting metrics
Francesca Michelino, Antonello Cammarano, Emilia Lamberti, Mauro Caputo

Employees’ Innovative Behaviour among SMEs: Empirical Evidence
Alina Shamsuddin, Eta Wahab and Nor Hazana Abdullah

Session TH4.3: Session en Français                                           Room: James Cook
Session Chair: Jennifer Abou Hamad 

La création de la valeur à travers une expérience participative d’un consommateur co-acteur
Chaima Siala et Kaouther Saied - Benrached

L’expérience de la Téléréalité Vécue par les Enfants : les Motivations et les Freins à l’Egard de « La Star Academy »
Myriam El ghali  Mansouri, Kaouther Saied Ben Rached, Joël Brée

La réduction des risques perçus liés à la recherche en ligne des informations relatives à la santé : Les rôles de la qualité perçue de l’information et la confiance institutionnelle
Feten Ben Naou et Imed Zaiem

La perception de la tranquillité des technologies éducatives parmi les étudiants. Analyse structurale des présentations électroniques
Alexandru Țugui

Intégration des Handicapés dans le milieu industriel  et optimisation de leur affectation aux lignes d’assemblage : Etude de la littérature
Sana Bouajaja et Najoua Dridi

Situations d’achat et réactions du consommateur lors du choix d’un produit nouveau
Achraf Sellami

Networking Coffee Break                                                            4:00 pm – 4:20 am

Thursday May 7, 2015                                                                  4:20 pm – 6:00 pm

Session TH5.1:   Human resources                                            Room: Columbus
Session Chair:  Boštjan Žvanut

Applying Group Decision Making Methods in Human Resources
Katerina Kashi

Human resource management practices and organization innovation:  Role of in-group collectivism
Eta Wahab, Alina Shamsuddin, Nor Hazana Abdullah

Job satisfaction and causes of burnout in Romania
Ioana-Ruxandra Lie and Niculae V. Mihăiţă

Connotations Regarding Employees and the Intellectual Capital
Tatiana Danescu and Raluca Sandru

Multicriterial model of MSD risk identification
Kateřina Sekulová, Michal Šimon

Training benefits and challenges in a Lebanese manufacturing company
Antranig Tangoukian, Jennifer Abou Hamad, Elie Menassa

Work Expectations among Generation Y in Malaysia
Zarina Abdul Munir, Zarina Denan, Shamsul Azren, Syezreen Dalina Rusdi

Social Media and E-Health from Thai Health Workers’ Perspectives
Suttisak Jantavongso and Thanwarat Daenglim

Using the Framework Method to Explore the Integrity Competency of Public Library Leaders
Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani, Mohd Zailan Endin, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Noor Zaidi Sahid, Jamiah Baba, Yamin Kamis

Session TH5.2: Internet Research and Mobile technology                 Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair: Ahmed Azam

Digitizing and electronic documents in archiving
Petr Grulich and Monika Borkovcova

The Information Technology Capabilities of Nations: A Research Agenda for Assessing the Global Diffusion of the Internet in the Ivory Coast
Bangaly Kaba and Bakary S. Touré

Quantitative Research regarding Internet Usage and its Influence on Young People Behavior: A Case Study of Romanian Students
Andra Ileana Dobrescu, Anamaria-Cătălina Radu, Ivona Stoica, Mihai Orzan

Exploring the Use of Social Media by Governments Worldwide
Ali H.S. Al-Badi, Yousuf S. AlHinai, Zahran S. Al-Salti, Ibrahim S. Al-Harthi, Ali S. Al-Aufi

Analysis of Cloud computing in the Romanian banking system for the strategy development following the economic and financial crisis
Simona Rus, Marian Mocan, Anca Draghici, Larisa Ivascu, Atilla Turi

Continuous care of a digital archive – Theses
Petr Grulich and Monika Borkovcova   

Private Schools Advisory System
Abeer Mustafa Al-Lawati, Zeyana Ahmed Al-Maawali, Einas Said Al-Zidi, Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi

A Prototype System for the Diagnosis of Date Palm Pests & Diseases
Marya Ali Al-Subhi, Laila Hashil Al-Julandani, Wadha Sultan Al-Musallami, Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi

Understanding e-shopping usage behavior among college students
Wisal Al Jahwari, Hareth Al Zubeidi, Sujeet Kumar Sharma

Session TH5.3:  Technology and Society                        Room: James Cook
Session Chair:  Francesca Michelino

A Literature Review about Technological Singularity in Economy
Alexandru Țugui and Ana-Maria Gheorghe

A Foresight Study: Identifying Key Drivers of Smartphone Adoption in Malaysia
Nor Hazana Abdullah, Teoh Yi Theng, Eta Wahab, Alina Shamsuddin, Nor Aziati Abdul Hamid

The Recognition of Fingerprints on Mobile Applications: An Android Case Study
Octavian Dospinescu and Ilinca Lîsîi

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Biometric Technologies in Controlling the Border Ports of the State of Kuwait
Adel Ismail Al-Alawi, Raeed Khalid E. Al-Faresi, Refaat Hassan Abdel-Razek

Cloud Computing Decision Support System for Fish Diseases Diagnosis
Cornelia Novac Ududec and Liliana  Mihaela Moga

Considering the Value of Life Year (VOLY) in Technology Assessment (TA) – case of Poland
Agnieszka Janik

Management of Information Support for Population Sheltering in the Czech Republic - the Case Study
Rak Jakub, Taraba Pavel, Svobodova Blanka, Safarik Zdenek, Tomek Miroslav, Strohmandl Jan, Losek Vaclav
End of first day conference activities


Friday May 8, 2015                                                                 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday May 8, 2015                                                                 8:30 am – 10:45 am

Session F1.1:  Research on SMEs                                          Room: Columbus
Session Chair: Marinela Mircea

Concerns of small and medium enterprises in tourism in Romania on the promotion of social responsibility
Ionela Carmen Pirnea

Procedural Aspects of Ecodesign Implementation in Organisation – Theory and Case Study
Jolanta Baran

Innovation on Romanian SMEs
Ortansa Andreea Mihaela Stirbu

Main barriers on innovation and change of Romanian SMEs
Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu

Romanian Young SMEs Overview: Human Resources Insights
Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu

The Value Chain Model of Religious-based Entrepreneurship: A Malaysian Case Study
Sukmamurni Abdul Manaf, Nor Laila Md. Noor, Haryani Haron

Peculiarities of innovation on Romanian SMEs
Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu

Romanian Young SMEs Overview. Business Environment Situation
Sebastian Ion Ceptureanu

Session F1.2: Economics I                                                        Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair: Adam Ryszko

Cost of Obesity: Do We Finally Know Anything Tangible?
Pavel Hait

Analysis of the evolution of Romanian exports in the context of implementing the National Export Strategy 2014-2020
Raffaella Zanvetor

Economic factors and real estate market in the Czech Republic
Libuše Svobodová

Financial Factors Affecting Competitiveness
Hana Scholleová and Dagmar Čámská

The Impact of the Transformation Process to the Institutional Complementarity of Transition Countries
Andrea Vondrová and Elena Fifeková

Position of countries of Central Europe in the process of real convergence to the countries of the EU15
Elena Fifeková and Andrea Vondrová
The real and nominal convergence
Matej Valach

Is there a convergence in eco-efficiency in the EU?
Eduard Nežinský

Measurable Assumptions Innovative Behavior of Firms: the Area of Financial Assumptions
Hana Scholleová and Dagmar Čámská


Networking Coffee Break                                                      10:45 am – 11:05 am

Friday May 8, 2015                                                                 11:05 am – 12:50 pm

Session F2.1:  Economics II                                                  Room: Columbus
Session Chair: Libuše Svobodová

Romanian Medical Doctors: Why Do They Leave?
Irina Boncea

Achieving Growth through Social Innovation: A Beyond GDP Trial
Ekaterina Chiklyaukova, Asli Deniz Helvacioglu

Measuring Business Complexity at Microeconomic Levels - An Innovative Approach
(Harry) Hosney Zurub, Alexandru Cosmin Ionescu, Valentina-Daniela Constantin, Natalia Bob

The effects of minimum wage upon earnings on European labour markets
Larisa Stanila, Amalia Cristescu, Madalina Ecaterina Popescu

Not a Tax as a Tax: Tax Burden Indicators Revised
Igor Kotlán, Zuzana Machová, Rudolf Macek

Regional analysis of the employment rate in the Central and Eastern European Countries
Larisa Stanila, Amalia Cristescu, Nicolae Cataniciu

Optimal Mix of Fiscal Policy in the EU with a Special Reference to the Czech Republic
Agata Drobiszová, Zuzana Machová

Session F2.2:   Corporate Governance                               Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair: Ionela Carmen Pirnea

A SOA Approach to Collaborative Decision Making in Organizational Networks
Marinela Mircea

Conceptualizing Strategic Green Human Resources Management to Boost Environmental Performance
Ismi Rajiani, Salleh Yahya, Ahmad Rozelan Yunus, Amiruddin Ahamat, Budiono, Nurul Shazwani Mohtar

A new quantitative indicator to measure Return on Investment of Business Intelligence systems
Flavia Caia and Camille Salinesi

Corporate Governance in Romania, from Enactment to Enforcement
Cristian Bușu and Alexandra Cătălina Nedelcu

Is the development degree influencing the corporate governance regulations and practices?
Seria Crina

Environmental proactivity, eco-innovation and firm performance:  evidence from Poland
Adam Ryszko

Measuring Procurement Process Coordination in the Building Construction Industry
Akmal Aini Othman, Sofiah Abd Rahman, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram

Measuring Internal and External Supply Chain Integration
Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram, Akmal Aini Othman, Farha Abdol Ghapar, Ahmad Razi Ramli, Nazura Mohamed Sayuti

Conference Networking Lunch                                              1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday May 8, 2015                                                                 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday May 8, 2015                                                                 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Session F3.1:   Marketing and Internet of Things                                     Room: Columbus
Session Chair:  Alin Emanuel Artene

Advantages and Disadvantages between Neuromarketing Type Research and Quantitative Marketing Research
Ivona Stoica, Alexandru-Virgil Tașcu

Security, Privacy and Trust in Internet of Things: a Straight Road?
Mircea Georgescu, Daniela Popescul

Country Of Origin Effect and Economic Diplomacy: literature review and case-study
Camil-George Stoenescu and Anca Tamaș

Mystery Shopping as a Tool for Improvement of Shopping Conditions
Vladimíra Kučerová

Ways to Improve the Activity Carried Out to Access Tourism European Funds
Anamaria-Cătălina Radu,  Andra Ileana Dobrescu, Gheorghe Orzan, Ivona Stoica

The offshore links of Romanian listed companies
Mihai-Bogdan Afrăsinei, Iuliana Eugenia Georgescu, Mircea Georgescu

Session F3.2: Project & Manufacturing  Management and Artificial Intelligence         Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair:  Roxana Voicu-Dorobanțu

Project Risks in Enterprises in the Czech Republic
Taraba Pavel, Heinzová Romana, Pitrová Kateřina, Hart Martin, Trojan Jakub

Lean Production in Practice
Michał Sąsiadek and Josef Basl

Use of Lean Production to Improve Efficiency of the Assembly Process
Michał Sąsiadek and Josef Dvořák

Fuzzy Model as a Tool for Going Public Predictions
Vladimíra Kučerová, Marek Zinecker, Tomáš Meluzín

A Novel Optimization Algorithm to Detect Human Emotions Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques   
Abeer Issa Albashiti, Mohammad Isam Malkawi, Mohammed Ahmad Khasawneh, Umaiya Mansour Murad

Methodological Support for Indication of Risks and Their Causes of Life Cycle of Technical Products
Josef Dvořák and Michał Sąsiadek

Using Design for X for management of innovation technical products
Martin Kopecky

Networking Coffee Break                                                         3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Friday May 8, 2015                                                                   3:50 pm – 5:30 pm

Session F4.1: Agricultural and Food Economy                        Room: Columbus
Session Chair: Michał Sąsiadek

Determinants of the Demand for Food Products in Romania. Measuring Methods and Techniques
Calcedonia Enache

Consumption Food Basket in School Meals as Part of Catering Management
Velichová Helena, Lukášková Eva, Málek Zdeněk, Pitrová Kateřina, Čuka Peter, Trojan Jakub

Influence of cereal price volatility over the cultivated arable land in Romania
Teodor Cristian

Can Weather Derivatives Be an Alternative for the Agricultural Insurance in Romania?
Daniela Nicoleta Sahlian

How much is guilty Romania for the European food incidents?
Silvius Stanciu

Evaluating the Performance of Livestock Production in Romania
Stere Bazbanela

The Role of Accounting Information for a Sustainable Development within Farming Entities in Romania Case Study Banat Region
Alin Emanuel Artene, Aura Emanuela Domil, Adriana Pușcaș, Moise Domil, Adrian Gencia
Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms In The Romanian Food Production
Silvius Stanciu and Roxana Sărbu

Nutrition Recommendation for Regional F&B Managers in High Schools Based on Case Study of the Czech Republic
Helena Velichová, Eva Lukášková, Kateřina Pitrová, František Buňka, Jakub Trojan

Regional Analysis of Romanian Fruits Market
Lădaru Georgiana-Raluca, Cîrstea Alexandru-Costin, Popescu Gheorghe Cosmin

Statistical Methods Used in the Analysis of Food Consumption in Romania
Calcedonia Enache

Session F4.2: Regional  Development II                                     Room: Marco Polo
Session Chair: Mircea Georgescu

Management of Population Protection against Floods
Safarik Zdenek, Vicar  Dusan, Losek Vaclav, Rak  Jakub, Trojan Jakub

Regional Resilience in Romania after the 2008 Economic Crisis
Florentina Ion

Regionalism, regionalization and regional development policies
Ciobanu Carmen Liliana and Ghiorghe Batrinca

Study of Romanian Students Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Rural Areas
Cîrstea Alexandru Costin and Lădaru Georgiana-Raluca

Spatial Analysis of Suicide Mortality in Turkey for the period of 2002-2011
Semra Günay and Yeliz Mert Kantar   

Improving Public Health Insurance Experience for Patients and Family Doctors’ Work Effectiveness through Lean Six Sigma Tools: The National Health Insurance Card - Evidence from Romania
Georgiana Cioană and Ruxandra Dinulescu

Attitudes, policy and territorial capital in the Romanian innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem
Roxana Voicu-Dorobanțu

An empirical analysis of the stock price sensitivity in the shipping industry
Ghiorghe Batrinca and Ciobanu Carmen Liliana

Spatial Analysis of Unemployment Rate with Literacy Rate and Socioeconomic Development Index for cities of Turkey
Yeliz Mert Kantar and Semra Günay Aktaş
End of conference activities


Keynote Speaker


Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark

  Global Expert in Innovation and Sustainable Enterprise Excellence

Rick Edgeman is Professor of Sustainability & Performance in the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (ICOA) at Aarhus University (Denmark) and in the Business Development & Technology Department at Aarhus University. He is also associated with the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab collaboration that spans several institutions and is Guest Professor of Quality Management in the Industrial Engineering & Management Department at Uppsala University (Sweden). Aarhus University and Uppsala University are each rated among the world’s 100 leading universities. A statistician, he focuses Sustainable Enterprise Excellence, Social-Ecological Innovation, and Six Sigma Innovation & Design. His works aims to rapidly identify, advance, disseminate, and embed highly effective sustainability and excellence policies and practices into enterprises. He co-chaired the Performance Management Association Global Conference co-hosted by Cambridge University and Aarhus University in Aarhus in June 2014 has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles in such journals as IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Business Strategy & the Environment, Corporate Governance, the TQM Journal, Communications of the ACM, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence and many others.
Prior posts include QUEST Professor & QUEST Honors Program Executive Director in the Robert H. Smith School of Business and A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland; Professor of Computer Information Systems & Director of the Center for Quality & Productivity Improvement (CQPI) at Colorado State University; and Statistical Science Department Professor & Chair and Adjunct Professor of Business & Economics at the University of Idaho. A Six Sigma Black Belt, he has been Visiting Professor in the Quality & Environmental Management Division at Luleå University (Sweden), Invited Professor at Versailles Business School – University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (France), and EMBA Visiting Professor at Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of Italian Switzerland) in Lugano. He has also consulted with a number of well-known companies across various business sectors.  Globally, he is one of only six academics to be included among 21 Voices of Quality for the 21st Century (ASQ: 2000).

Hotel Information

Golden Tulip Amsterdam West the official location for the 25th IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7-8 May 2015.
The hotel is situated in the west part of Amsterdam, next to the highway A10, exit S103 and near the train station Sloterdijk. Are you coming by car, then we would like to inform you about our parking possibilities.  Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Arena, RAI congress center and Amsterdam City Center can be reached within 10-20 minutes.

Special conference participants’ Rates:

* Standard room for Single use (DSU)    
    * Standard room (DBL)  

10% off on daily rate offered by the hotel.  
Above rates including all taxes. 

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