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ISBN : 978-0-9860419-6-9

  • 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
  • Photo Gallery


The 27th IBIMA conference on Innovation Management and Education Excellence Vision 2020: from Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth will be held in Milan, Italy 4-5 May 2016.

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.

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 or USB (ISBN:  978-0-9860419-6-9)

*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
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, 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 Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 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)

Mostafa Abakouy, University Abdelmalek Essaâdi de Tanger, Morocco  
Doha Abdelkhaleq, ESKADENIA® Software, Jordan 
Tarek Abdellatif, University I.A.E  Tunis, Tunisia      
Mohd Razilan Abdul Kadir, University Technology of MARA, Malaysia
Mohd Rizuan Abdul Kadir, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
Haslinda Abdullah @ Betsy Bennet, National Defence University Malaysia, Malaysia   
Zarina Abdul Munir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Norshimah Abdul Rahman A.M (M), University Technology MARA, Malaysia          
Zuriah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia      
Mohamed Abed, University of Blida, Algeria
Lahsen Abouenour, Mohamed V Rabat University, Morocco   
Ahmad Abu Alrub, Cyprus International University, Cyprus    
Mirela Ionela Aceleanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Mayowa G.Agboola, Covenant University, Nigeria
Saoussen Aguir Bargaoui, High Studies Institute of Sousse (IHES)- University of Sousse, Tunisia 
Syed Ahmed Salman, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia    
M’hamed Ahrabous, Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco    
Sidi Mahmoud Aidara Mbibi, Université Laval, Canada 
Imen Akermi, University Paul Sabatier III, France     
Nesrine Akkari Chniti, FSEG Mahdia University of Monastir, Tunisia     
Adel Ismail Al-Alawi, University of Bahrain, Bahrain       
Ali Saleh Alarussi, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Ali Ahmad Alawneh, University of Philadelphia, Jordan         
Ali Al-Badi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman               Excellent constructive review        
Basel Mohammad Said Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Wael Mohammad G Alenazy, King Saud University, KSA   
Mufleh Amin AL Jarrah, Amman Arab University, Jordan  
Mazni Alias, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya Campus), Malaysia             Excellent constructive review
Aisha Ali Said Al-Alawi, Research Theme, Academic consultation (self employed), Oman    
Chokri Aloui, University Jendouba, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review
Munadil Khaleel Faaeq Al Sammarraie, University Utara, Malaysia
Fatimah Alwi, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Johor Branch),  Malaysia      
Tijani Amara, University Gafsa, Tunisia               
Emmanuel O. Amoo, Covenant University, Nigeria                Excellent constructive review
Rahma Amri, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique (ISI), Tunisia
Sophia Anastasiou, TEI of Cental Greece, Greece               Excellent constructive review
Jean Vasile Andrei, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Liana Anica-Popa, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Sanaullah Ansari, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Pakistan         
Irine S. Antonova, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia     
Anisoara Niculina Apetri, Stefan Cel Mare University Suceava, Romania
Nouha Arfaoui, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review   
Georgiana Armenița Arghiroiu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania  
Nicoleta Asalos, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania   
T. A. Ashokkumar, Christ University, Bangalore, India                        
Salma Ayeb, University FSEG Tunis, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA                Excellent constructive review
Mohd Noor Azli Ali Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia  
Yulia Vladimirovna Babanova, South Ural State University, Russia    
Mohammad Fazli Baharuddin, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia   
Mariem Balti, University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia      
Nicoleta Bărbuţă-Mişu, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Vladimir Bartosek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic  
Silviu Beciu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania
Nidžara Osmanagić Bedenik, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia   
Ruxandra Bejinaru, “Stefan cel Mare” University, Romania 
Salem Ben Brahim, Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
Sihem Ben Sassi, Manouba University, Tunisia 
Martina Beranek, University Vysoká škola hotelová v Praze  Czech Republic    
Rozi Liliana Berevoianu, ICEADR – Bucharest, Romania     
Mihane Berisha-Namani, University of Pristina (Faculty of Economics), Republic of Kosova   
Lasse Berntzen, University College of Southeastern Norway, Norway              Excellent constructive review
Irina Bilan, University „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania        
Norizan Bin Mat Saad, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, KSA  
Mustafa Bin Omar, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia  
Norzuraiza Rina binti Ahmad, University Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia        
Roziah Binti Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia             Excellent constructive review
Mariati binti Norhashim, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Faezah Binti Othman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Abdul Hadi Bin Zulkafli, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia  
Ovidiu Blajina, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania      
Gratiela Dana Boca, Technical University Cluj Napoca, Romania 
Alexandru Dumitru Bodislav, Bucharest University of Economics Studies, Romania    
Cîmpan Bogdan, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Carmen Boghean, University Stefan cel Mare, Romania  
Abdul Manaf Bohari, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Monica Boldea, West University of Timisoara, Romania 
Marcel Ioan Bolos, University of Oradea, Romania 
Irina Boncea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Otilia-Maria Bordeianu, Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania  
Ionel Bostan - Dhc, Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania 
Josef Botlík, Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karvina, Czech Republic 
Milena Botlíková, Self-employer, Czech Republic
Néfissa Boudali, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia     Excellent constructive review   Hela Bouras, Institut d’Informatique et de Gestion de Kairaouan, Tunisia
Stephane Bourliatux-Lajoinie, University IAE de Tours, France          Excellent constructive review
Liviu Bozga, Romania 
Ioana-Alexandra Bradea, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Pavla Breckova, University of Finance and Administration, Czech Republic    
Aurelia Ioana Brînaru, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania 
Marius Bulearca, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic               Excellent constructive review
Cristina Burghelea, Hyperion University, Romania  
Simona Buta, Stefan Cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania    
Dagmar Čámská, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic  
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain           
Mauro Caputo, University Salerno, Italy                
Anatolie Caraganciu, University ULB Sibiu, Romania  
Mihai Carp, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania 
Teuta Cata, Northern Kentucky University, USA    
Alejandro Cataldo, Universidad de Talca, Chile 
Ploae Cătălin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Ştefan-Alexandru Catană, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Petr Čech, Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Czech Republic                    
Eduard-Gabriel Ceptureanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Sebastian-Ion Ceptureanu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Nabil Mohammed Chaki, Sorbonne University (Paris1), France        
Vladimír Chalupský, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic  
Asma Chaouch, Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Radès, Tunisia 
Noorshella Che Nawi, University UMK, Malaysia
Aw Yoke Cheng, iCOOP College, Malaysia     
Puja Chhabra Sharma, Ansal University, Gurgaon, India  
Gan Chin Chuan, Sunway University, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review
Oana Chindris-Vasioiu, Ecological University from Bucharest, Romania                              
Vít Chlebovský, University TU Brno, FBM, Czech Republic  
Jan Chromy, Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Czech Republic
Jeong  Chun  Phuoc, MSU University Malaysia, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review
Zuzana Chvátalová, University BUT FBM, Czech Republic    
Claudiu Cicea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Elena Cofas, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania          
Alexandru Costin Cirstea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Liviu-Adrian Cotfas, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timișoara, Romania   
Cristian Ciurea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania             
Maria Ciurea, University of Petrosani, Romania
Oana Coca, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania   
Sofia Elena Colesca, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania 
Carlos Conceição, Universidade Europeia, Portugal
Carmen Costea, Spiru Haret University, Romania     
Daniela Cristina Creţ, ”Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Romania 
Daniela Creţu, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania 
Seria Crina, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Lavinia – Alexandra Cristescu, The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Peter Čuka, Pedagogical University Krakow, Poland 
Amine Dafir, University Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco 
Aniela Raluca Danciu, Academy of Economic Studies, Romania   
Mihai-Ionut Danciu, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania
Tatiana Danescu, University Petru Maior Tg. Mures, Romania         
Manuj Darbari, : BBD University, Lucknow, India 
Salina Daud, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (The National Energy University), Malaysia
A. Chamaru De Alwis, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka      
Isabel Maria de Freitas Soares Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal
Nassim Dehouche, Northern Border University, KSA               Excellent constructive review
Camelia Delcea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania               Excellent constructive review
Miriam Delgado-Verde, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 
Pasquale Del Vecchio, University of Salento, Italy
Roxana Manuela Dicu, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania               Excellent constructive review
Emil Dinga, Romanian Academy, Romania       
Toma Adrian Dinu, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania
Elena Dobre, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania     
Ramona Dobre, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Razvan Mihai Dobrescu, Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania 
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Florea Dorian, Universidad Anáhuac México Sur, Mexico     
Sławomir Dorocki, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland     
Karel Doubravský, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic  
Anca Draghici, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania               Excellent constructive review 
Laurentiu Droj, University of Oradea, Romania    
Elena Druică, University of Bucharest, Romania
Josef Dvořák, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic   
Azura Abdullah Effendi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
Maria Elizabeth Eggink, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Olivia Fachrunnisa, University Unissula, Indonesia           
Hezekiah Olubusayo Falola, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria               Excellent constructive review
Ummu Kolsome Farouk, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review     
Maria João Ferreira, University Portucalense, Portugal 
Elena Fifeková, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Konstantinos Filippidis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Bogdan Florin Filip, “Al.I.Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania               Excellent constructive review 
Denisa Gajdova, University of Economics, Faculty of Business Management, Slovak Republic 
Ekaterina Galanina, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia           
Wafa Garali, Carthage University, Tunisia                  
Daniel Adrian Gârdan, Spiru Haret University, Romania             
Jaroslava Gburová, University of Prešov, Slovakia 
Rim Gharbi Mrabet, University of Montpellier, France               Excellent constructive review      
Aymen Ghédira, University of Sousse, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review
Alexandru Gheorghe, Oil and Gas Institute from Ploiesti, Romania   
Iuliana Raluca Gheorghe, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania       
Ştefan Cristian Gherghina, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Muhammad Ghulam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi , Pakistan
Alina Ginghina, University of Bucharest, Romania          
Iwona Gorzeń-Mitka, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland    
Feliz Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Uzmaya Gözde, Bogazici University, Turkey   
Corina Grigore, Romania
Veronica Grosu, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania   
Mariana Gurău, University Nicolae Titulescu of Bucharest, Romania
Mariem Gzara, University of Monastir, Tunisia     Excellent constructive review
Raja Hached, Faculté des sciences économiques et de gestion de Sfax, Tunisia  
Tatana Hajdikova, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic          Excellent constructive review
Suraya Hamid, University of Malaya, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review     
Manel Hamouda, University of Gabès - ISGG, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review            
Hamzah Hamsatulazura, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Muzaffar Hamzah, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Indrani Hazarika, HCT_ Dubai Women’s College, UAE
Rym Hchich Hedhli, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia  
Martina Hedvicakova, University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Czech Republic    
Pavlína Hejduková, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic     
Besma Hkiri, ISCC Bizerte, Université de Carthage, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review
Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Cristina Adelaida Honţuş, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest,  Romania
Maaradj Houari, Ghardaia University, Algeria 
Abeer Hmoud Al-Faouri, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan     
Woo Kok Hoong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Safdar Husain Tahir, GC University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Ramlah Hussein, Retired, Malaysia  
Viorela Beatrice Iacovoiu, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania               Excellent constructive review
Ayodotun Stephen Ibidunni, Covenant University, Nigeria 
Ramona Ștefania Igreț, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anca Gabriela Ilie, Academy of Economic Study, Romania               Excellent constructive review 
Constantin Ilie, University Ovidius from Constanta, Romania
Margareta Ilie, University Ovidius from Constanta, Romania    
Elena Mihaela Iliescu, “Nicolae Titulescu” University of Bucharest, Romania  
Dona Ion, University of Agronomic Studies and Veterinary Medicine, Romania   
Gabriela Mariana Ionescu, Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Romania
Nicolae Ionescu, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania       Excellent constructive review
Andrei Radu Iova, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania
Nishwa Iqbal, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Sabina Irimie, University of Petrosani, Romania   
Amal Hayati Ishak, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia   
Norashikin Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia   
Neringa Ivanauskiene, Neringa Ivanauskiene, Lithuania
Larisa Ivascu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania     
Nahariah Jaffar, Multimedia University, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review   
Agnieszka Janik, Silesian University of Technology, Poland    
Suttisak Jantavongso, Rangsit University, Thailand
Martin Januska, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic   
Sonia Jeddi, University Tunis El Manar, Tunisia                
Jakub Jirasko, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic     
Omar Jridi, ESSECT, Tunisia              Excellent constructive review                     
Syakir Junoh, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Marie Jurová, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic    
Damir Kalpić, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
Norhaya Kamarudin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia  
Katerina Kashi, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic    
Normalini Md Kassim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia  
Tomáš Keckstein, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic        
Sevag Kertechian, Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne University, France               Excellent constructive review    
Mohammad Khaled AL Hassan, British University in Dubai and Abu Dhabi University, UAE
Mohammad Ayub Khan, University Tecnologoico de Monterrey, Mexico
Nasreen Khan, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Shereen Khan, Multimedia University, Malaysia   
Islem Khefacha, University FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia    
Amira Khelil, FSEG Mahdia, Tunisia 
Oualid Kherbach, University Polithnica of Timisoara, Romania   
Nabil Khoufi, University of Sfax, Tunisia       
Rozalia Kicsi, ”Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania               Excellent constructive review    
Samuel Kimnyak Partoip, Maasai Mara University, Kenya  
Alžbeta Kiráľová, University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic
Hana Klcova, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic            
Christophe Kolski, Univ. Of Valenciennes, France   
Wafa Kort, University ISG Tunis, Tunisia    
Jana Kostalova, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic               Excellent constructive review   
Eva Kotlánová, School of Business Administration in Karviná, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
Balazs Kotosz, University of Szeged, Hungary            Excellent constructive review
Jan Kramoliš, Tomas Bata Univerzity in Zlín, Czech Republic    
Zygmunt Kruczek, University School Of Physical Education, Poland  
Tatiana Kudryavtseva, Peter the Great Saint- Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia     
Jayanty Kuppusamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Georgiana-Raluca Lădaru, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Fadoua Laghzaoui, University Abdlmalek Essaâdi - Tangier, Morocco 
Soulaimane Laghzaoui, Université Ibn Tofail, Morocco  
Arij Lahmar, University of Sfax, Tunisia                Excellent constructive review
Fong-Woon Lai, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Daniel Lang, Telecom Business School, France  
Iwona Lapunka, Opole University of Technology, Poland      
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration , Romania 
Beatrice Leustean, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Rene Leveaux, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Chih-Chin Liang, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Phua Lian Kee, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia  
Tey Lian Seng, University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Ioana – Ruxandra Lie, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Lew Sook Ling, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Poh Theng Loo, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Victor Lorin Purcarea, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania   
Gheorghe Lucian, University Ovidius, of Constanta, Romania    
Cristina Macarescu, Academy of Economics in Bucharest, Romania   
Seifeddine Maechti, University LARODEC ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Pedro Manuel Maia Malta, Lusófona University, Portugal              Excellent constructive review
Dorin Maier, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania               Excellent constructive review    
Daniela Majerčáková, Faculty of management, Comenius University, Slovakia     
Ingrid Majerova, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
Irina Maltseva, Southwest State University, Russia   
Liliana Manea, University Valachia -Targoviste, Romania     
Otilia Manta, The School of Advanced Studies of  the Romanian Academy, Romania
Alina Marcuta, University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania   
Maran Marimuthu, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia      
Miloš Maryška, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
António Eduardo Martins, Universidade Aberta, Portugal     
Nasina Mat Desa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia             
Aida Matri Ben Jemaa, ISG- Tunis, Tunisia               Excellent constructive review
Marlita Mat Yusof, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia                  
Diana Elisabeta Matica, University of Oradea, Romania 
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Daniela Matušíková, University of Prešov, Slovakia                        
Pam Mayhew, University of East Anglia, UK                 
Traian Mazilu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania                
Noraina Mazuin Sapuan, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Zulkhairi Md Dahalin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK  
Orzan Mihai Cristian, Economic Studies University of Bucharest, Romania   
František Milichovský, Faculty of Business and management, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Eva Minarčíková, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic   
Andreea Mirica, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania               Excellent constructive review
Stefania-Cristina Mirica, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania    
Leila Mohamed Jamel, Princess Nourah Bint AbdulrahmanUniversity, KSA- Riyadh             
Siti Rohaida Mohamed Zainal, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Mohammad Mohammad, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Sulfeeza Mohd Drus, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia    
Noor Ashikin Mohd Rom, Multimedia University, Malaysia       
Norazah Mohd Suki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Andreea-Daniela Moraru, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Lucia Morosan-Danila, “Stefan cel Mare” Suceava University, Romania
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland              Excellent constructive review
Silvia Muhcina, ”Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania               
Andreea-Clara Munteanu, Romanian Academy Institute of National Economy, Romania
Fakhir Musharraf, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan 
Noraani Mustapha, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia       
Leonid Mylnikov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia  
Shafali Nagpal, BPS Women University, India
Zina Nakhla, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Fatiha Naoui-Outini, La Rochelle Business School, France               Excellent constructive review
Ana-Maria Neagu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Cornelia Neagu, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Mihaela Neculita, Dunarea De Jos University, Romania  
Elena Alexandra Nenu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Tuan Hock Ng, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Simona Nicolae, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania               Excellent constructive review           
Rozalia Nistor, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania   
Michal Novák, University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Management, Czech Republic  
Florian Nuţă, Danubius University from Galaţi, Romania
Vîrlănuță Florina Oana, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania  
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania 
Dumitru - Cristian Oanea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Paula Odete Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal             
Oyebisi Mary Ogundana, Bells University of Technology, Nigeria 
Isaiah Oluranti Olurinola, Covenant University, Nigeria
Isaiah O. Olurinola, Covenant University, Nigeria               Excellent constructive review
Olamide Olusanmi, Covenant University, Nigeria               Excellent constructive review
Siti Sarah Omar, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia   
Amina Omrane, University of Sfax and Carthage, Tunisia 
Derek Ong, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia  
Gheorghe Orzan, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Tereza Otčenášková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic                  
Rachid Oumlil, ENCG-Agdir- Ibnou Zohr, Morocco               Excellent constructive review
Mirela Panait, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania 
Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia      
Elisabete Paulo Morais, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Radu Alin Păunescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Vasile-Daniel Pavaloaia, Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania 
Antonin Pavlicek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic    
Tania Pavlou, University Damco International, Netherlands
Irina A. Pavlova, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. Russia         Excellent constructive review
Corina Pelau, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
José Luís Pereira, University of Minho, Portugal           
Maja Pervan, University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Croatia      
Iuliana Petronela Gârdan, Spiru Haret University, Romania    
Ionela Carmen Pirnea, Constantin Brâncoveanu University, Romania   
Cerasela Adriana Pirvu, University of Craiova, Romania             
Vladimir Plotnikov, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia
Tomáš Poláček, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Czech Republic
Ionut - Daniel Pop, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Adina Simona Popa, University Eftimie Murgu Resita, Romania   
Raluca Andreea Popa, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Agatha Popescu, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Catalin Popescu, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania  
Doina I. Popescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Luminita Gabriela Popescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Martin Potančok, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic   
Gabriela Prelipcean, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania 
Petra Tausl Prochazkova, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Yanliang Qi, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Abdelbaset Queiri, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Tomasz Rachwał, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland  
Nicoleta Radneantu, Romanian-American University, Romania   
Joanna Radomska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland    
Laura-Diana Radu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi, Romania
Corina Radulescu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Northern University Center of Baia Mare, Romania
Wided Ragmoun, CBE – Qassim University, KSA
Rizwan Raheem Ahmed, Indus University, Pakistan
Md Mokhlesur Rahman, Deakin University, Australia          
Nasrin Rahmati, Dar-Al Hekma, Saudi Arabia              Excellent constructive review
T. Ramayah, USM, Malaysia
Sharmila Rani Moganadas, Multimedia University, Malaysia               Excellent constructive review  
Martina Rašticová, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic     
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia     
Petr Řeháček, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Paolo Renna, University of Basilicata, Italy   
Katarina Rentkova, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of management, Slovakia       
Adriana Reveiu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Raja Rizal Iskandar Raja Hisham, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL), Malaysia 
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania                           
Luis Silva Rodrigues, University ISCAP/Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Fjodor Ruzic, Institute for Informatics, Croatia               Excellent constructive review    
Žaneta Rylková, Silesian university in Opava, Czech Republic  
Adam Ryszko, Silesian University of Technology, Poland     
Claudia Diana Sabău-Popa, University of Oradea, Romania    
Tomáš Sadílek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic  
Morsy Sahlaoui, Higer Institut of Multimedia Arts Manouba University, Tunisia  
Daniela Nicoleta Sahlian, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Fazelina Sahul Hamid, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia    
Essa Saleh AlYounis, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia                   
Amaal Saleh Hasan Al Hashimy, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman    
Camille Salinesi, Paris Panthéon Sorbonne, France   
K P Saraswathy Amma, M G University ,Kottayam , Kerala, India
Michał Sąsiadek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland    
David Schüller, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Liliana Scutaru, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania   
Tereza Semerádová, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic   
Andreea Claudia Serban, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Mohamad Shahril bin Mohamad Besir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 
Amin Shaqrah, Taibah University, KSA
Fanjuan Shi, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France                 Excellent constructive review  
Sabrina O. Sihombing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia      
Cândida Silva, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, Portugal   
Violeta Sima, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Liliana Nicoleta Simionescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Viktorija Šipilova, Daugavpils University, Latvia               Excellent constructive review
Nicoleta Sîrghi, West University of Timişoara, Romania   
Dragos Smedescu, UASVM Bucharest, Romania     
Asma Snoussi, University of Tunis El Manar (FSEGT), Tunisia    
Ching Sock Lee, University Science Malaysia, Malaysia              Excellent constructive review
Petr Sodomka, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Petra Solarová, The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Tariq Rahim Soomro, University SZABIST Dubai Campus, UAE
Gabriel Anton Sorin, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania      
Petrică Sorin Angheluță, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ahlem Soualhia, Economic Sciences and Management University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ivan Soukal, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Daniela Spirkova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Rym Srarfi Tabbane, Ecole Supérieure d’Economie Numérique-Mannouba University, Tunisia Excellent constructive review
Miltiade Stanciu, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Silvius Stanciu, University Dunărea De Jos, Romania   
Mihaela Roberta Stanef-Puica, University of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania  
Gavril Stefan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania        Excellent constructive review
Simona Cătălina Ștefan, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Viorela-Georgiana Stinga, Constanta Maritime University, Romania
Roxana Stoian, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ivona Stoica, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania   
Virgil Stoica, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania     
Christophe Storaï, University of Corsica, France               Excellent constructive review
Andreea Stroe, Nicolae Titulescu University, Romania
Marta-Christina Suciu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Muna Sultan Al Abri, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman     
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania   
Tereza Šustrová, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Ştefăniţă Şuşu, „Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Libuše Svobodová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary     
Choo-Kim Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Rosmaini Tasmin, University UTHM, Malaysia
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Tengku Adil Tengku Izhar, Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM, Malaysia
Wendy Teoh Ming Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia                
Seethaletchumy Thambiah, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Mohamed Hussain Thowfeek, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL), Sri Lanka
Laura Ioana Tibulca, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Ding Hooi Ting, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia    
Antonio Toma, University of Salento, Italy
Amira Trabelsi-Zoghlami, ISCCB, University of Carthage, Tunisia   
Ciprian-Octavian Truică, University Polithenica of Bucharest, Romania               Excellent constructive review   
Zuzana Tučková, University TBU Zlín, Czech Republic 
Nicoleta Liviana Tudor, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania 
Attila Turi, Politehnica Timisoara, Romania   
Uwuigbe Uwalomwa, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria   
Naser Valaei, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia                Excellent constructive review
João Varajão, University of Minho, Portugal    
Ángel Jesús Varela-Vaca, University of Seville, Spain    
Gábor Várkonyi, European Organization for Quality, Hungary
Alecsandru Strat Vasile, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Laura Vasilescu, University of Craiova, Romania                
Tatapudi Gopikrishna Vasista, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India       Excellent constructive review
Yulia Vertakova, Southwest  State University, Russian Federation 
Elena Vitkauskaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania              Excellent constructive review
Guillermina C. Vizcarra, Trinity University Of Asia, Philippines                Excellent constructive review
Ionela Mituko Vlad, UASVM Bucharest, Romania            
Ana Iolanda Voda, University: Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi, Romania               Excellent constructive review    
Marinela Vrîncianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Mariana Vuta, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia   
Wan Satirah Wan Mohd Saman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusoff, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
David W. Wilson, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK    
Piotr Wittbrodt, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Waldemar Woźniak, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Wejdene Yangui, Institute of High Business Studies of Sfax (IHEC), Tunisia               Excellent constructive review    
Wee Yu Ghee, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Nor Iadah Yusop, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Alina Zaharia, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania             Excellent constructive review
Martina Zakovska, BUT Brno University of Technoogy, Czech Republic  
Andreea Zamfir, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania      
Ahmad Zamri, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Raffaella Zanvetor, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania     
Safarik_Zdenek, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Barbora Zemanova, University Pardubice, Czech Republic
Amine Zenjari, Groupe ISCAE, Morocco     
Hamza Zidoum, University SQU, Oman
Ondrej Zizlavsky, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic   
Milan Zorman, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Răzvan Daniel Zota, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Abir Zouari, Sfax University, Tunisia              
Boštjan Žvanut, University of Primorska, Slovenia 

The 27th 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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:  978-0-9860419-6-9)

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

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 2015 there were close to 350 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).

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

         18 April 2016


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.

Hotel NH Milano Concordia the official location for the 27th IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Milan, Italy 4 - 5 May 2016.

Hotel NH Milano Concordia has been voted as #1 out of 15 hotels in #1 of 15 Hotels in Sesto San Giovanni district, Milan according to with certificate of Excellence.  WiFi is free throughout.

The Hotel NH Milano Concordia is located is in a district of Milan known as Sesto San Giovanni.  The hotel is :

  • Only 150 meters from ‘Sesto Marelli’ subway stop 
  • 15-20 minutes by Metro to El Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral 
  • Milan centre can be reached in 20 minutes by metro. 
  • easy access to Fiera Milano-Rho Exhibition Centre

Hotel Address and Directions:

NH Milano Concordia
Via Luciano Lama n.10,  (ang.Viale Edison), 
20099 Sesto San Giovanni,  Milan,  Italy

Subway M1 line Sesto Marelli metro station is nearby.  The Hotel is 3-minute walk from Sesto Marelli metro station

If you come from Malpensa and Orio al Serio airports, the bus- service will take you directly to the central station in 50 minutes. 

At the central station you can choose to take a taxi or the Subway M2 line till Loreto Station; then you continue with M1 towards Sesto 1° Maggio Fs and you get off at Sesto Marelli station.

From Linate airport the bus 73 will reach San Babila station where you can take the Subway M1 line and get off at Sesto Marelli metro station.

Otherwise the Hotel can handle for you a pick-up service (for a fee paid to the hotel) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.  If you prefer a pick-up service, please contact:


Conference Proceedings

The 27th IBIMA International conference proceedings include papers: 132 papers in the program below and 248 virtual presentations.  

IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN:  978-0-9860419-6-9

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, OneDrive,...etc) and/or 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

Updated April 29, 2016

 Conference Program

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                                       8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                                       8:30 am – 10:15 am

Session W1.1:  SME Research                                                 Room: Acciaierie
Session Chair:  Nicole Wassenberg

Analysis of start-up investments in European region
Katarína Rentková, Monika Roštárová

Effect of Tax Reforms in Mexican Micro Enterprises
María Lourdes López López, Deyanira Bernal Domínguez, Lydia maría López Barraza, Sergio Alvarado Altamirano

Succession Planning and Capital Structure of Family-Owned Businesses in the UAE
Sherine Farouk Abdel All, Iliya Nikolov Komarev

Sustainable Competitive Advantage in Small and Medium Enterprises through a Qualitative Lens: Insights on Intellectual Capital
Rohana Ngah, Zarina Salleh, Ismail Ab Wahab, Nurul Aizar Azman

Economic and financial analysis of factors affecting growth of Mexican business
Deyanira Bernal-Domínguez, Lydia María López-Barraza, María Lourdes López-López, María Luisa Saavedra- García

Does Reputational Resources Influence Export Performance?
Orlando Manuel Martins Marques de Lima Rua and Alexandra Maria Santos Silva França

Owner Family: Critical Success Factor for the Success of Business Succession in Family Owned Companies
A. Chamaru De Alwis

Effects of Realized Absorptive Capacity on Export Performance
Alexandra Maria Santos Silva França, Orlando Manuel Martins Marques De Lima Rua

Session W1.2:  Business Intelligence & Data Management               Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:  Rym Hchich Hedhli 

Risk Assessment for Cyber-Physical Systems: An Approach for Smart Grid
Amira Al Zadjali, Saqib Ali, Taiseera Al Balushi

An Example of a Big Data Solution Implementation
Houda Benbrahim, Ilias Khalaf

Formal Verification of Business Processes using Model Checking
Florin Stoica

Introduction to Competitive Intelligence: Process, Applications and Tools
Kamal Amrouche, Manal El Akrouchi, Houda Benbrahim, Ismail Kassou

A framework for the annotation of Arabic legal documents
Imen Bouaziz Mezghanni

An FCA-Based Information Retrieval Algorithm using Prime Numbers
Mahran Farhat, Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi

Modeling Human Activity Recognition by Dimensionality Reduction Approach
Ismail Elmoudden, Badreddine Benyacoub, Souad Elbernoussi

Improving Recommendations Using Context from Users’ Reviews
Fatima Zahra Lahlou, Houda Benbrahim, Ismail Kassou

Session W1.3:  Innovation in Organizations                               Room: Distillerie
Session Chair: Tomáš Keckstein

Study on the organizational resistance to innovation
Maier Dorin, Maftei Mihaela, Keppler Timo, Maier Andreea

Innovation potential measured by the hard and soft data
Hana Scholleova

Importance of innovation in the context of changes arising from economic globalization
Maier Dorin, Marieta Olaru, Maier Andreea, Thorsten Eidenmüller

Measuring innovation capabilities - the fourth generation indices
Hana Scholleova

The impact of innovation activities on firm performances
Mauro Caputo, Antonello Cammarano, Emilia Lamberti, Francesca Michelino

Examining the Perceptions of Information Technology in an Elite Sporting Organization.
Rene Leveaux

Information quality of Enterprise Systems in Healthcare: an empirical study
Ahed Abugabah

Session W1.4:  Supply chain Management                               Room: Corderie
Session Chair:  Faizah Darus

Consumers and Supermarkets Leaders in Global Value Chain
Lydia María López-Barraza, Deyanira Bernal-Domínguez, Ezequiel Avilés-Ochoa, Maricruz Olazabal-Lugo

Managing Halal Foods through Power Collaboration Between Supply Chain Actors
Akbarizan, Fitra Lestari, Kamariah Ismail, Abu Bakar Abdul Hamid, Budi Azwar, Hisbun Nazar

Supply Chain Management Strategy for an Effective Collaboration: A Case Study in Malaysia
Fitra Lestari, Kamariah Ismail, Abu Bakar Abdul Hamid, Wan Zaidi Wan Omar, Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff

Supply chain management as a source for competitive advantages of small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises
Cristian Dumitrache, Oualid Kherbach, Marian Liviu, Amine Goumrassi

Determination of Adoption Success Factors for Cloud Systems in Innovative Supply Chain Firms in Qatar
Mohamed Alsayed, Kamal Al-Adaoui, Ali Al Mulla, Mohammad amin Mohammadi, Anas A. Al Bakri

Networking Coffee Break                                         10:15 am – 10:45 am

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                           10:45 am – 12:30 pm

Session W2.1:  Public and Corporate Social Responsibility                       Room: Acciaierie
Session Chair:  Monika Roštárová

Social services, social impact and Accountability: Fostering Private-Public Partnerships
Roshayani Arshad, Norliza Omar, Noorbijan Abu Bakar, Abdul Halim Mohd Noor

Social and Environmental Risks: The Role of Board Members
Faizah Darus, Tamoi Janggu

Library Therapeutic Landscape Quality of the Public Library: A Conceptual Framework
Siti Arpah Noordin, Haslinda Husaini, Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan, Dang Merduwati Hashim

Privacy, security, ethical, and social issues in the authorization procedure for technical surveillance measures
Sandra Gradinaru

The Link Between Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures: A Focus on the CSR Primary Dimensions
Haslinda Yusoff, Alia Dalila Abdul Jamal, Faizah Darus

Session W2.2:  Internet and Social Media                                 Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:  Florin Stoica

The Relevance of Social Media – Introduction and basic knowledge for small and Medium Sized Companies
Nicole Wassenberg, Nicole Mau

The Effect of Social Media on Self-Esteem
Rahma K. Al-Ghafri, Ali H. Al-Badi

The Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) Among Malaysian Young Adults in News Media Consumption
Dang Merduwati Hashim, Siti Arpah Noordin, Haslinda Husaini, Siti Salwa Abdul Rahman

To Outsource or Self-Manage Social Media Interactions: An Exploratory Study 
Ali H. Al-Badi, Yousuf S. Al-Hinai, Rahma Al-Kharusi

Electronic government portals and its impact in the successful application of e-tenddering systems
Sahem A Nawafleh

The impact of the Internet on teenager's behaviour: A case study in Oman
Ali H. Al-Badi, Sara Al Mahrouqi, Oualid Ali

Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction towards E-shopping in Malaysia
Abdullah Sarwar, Seethaletchumy Thambiah, Ahasanul Haque

Session W2.3:  Session en Français  I                               Room: Distillerie
Session Chair:   Yassine Louzzani

La Typographie du Site Web : Entre la Théorie et la Pratique
Jean-François Lemoine, Raouf Zafri

Publicité en Ligne et Comportement Hors Ligne en Tunisie

L’impact Du Bouche à Oreille Electronique Sur l’Etat Emotionnel : Proposition D’un Cadre Conceptuel
Rania Klouj, Faouzi Najjar

Les communautés de Pratique : Un Catalyseur de l’Apprentissage et l’Innovation Bidimensionnels (Cas des Banques Tunisiennes)

Perturbation Innovatrice et Dynamique De La Concurrence: Cas Des Entreprises Algériennes
Nawal Chemma, Abdelatif Kerzabi, Zina Arabeche

Introduction des Items Inversés dans les Echelles de Mesure : Application à l’Echelle du Partage des Connaissances
Sanaa Boukhari

Session W2.4:  Islamic Banking and Asian Financial Research                     Room: Corderie
Session Chair:  Sherine Farouk Abdel All

Waqf  Effeciency Framework In Malaysia
Mohammed Hariri Bakri, Aqilah Nadiah Binti Md Sahiq, Shafinar Ismail, Azrizal Husin, Rosalan Ali, Ismi Rajiani

Religious Based Charity and Transparency: A Content Analysis of Waqf Organizations Website
Abd Halim Mohd Noor, Roshayani Mohd Arshad, Nurjannah Salleh

What Drives the Decision to Switch to Islamic Banking? Evidence from the UAE
Fauzia Jabeen, Anamitra Shome, Rajesh Rajaguru

Achieving Effective Waqf Management through Compliance with Shari’ah Governance Practices
Nawal Kasim, Sheila Nu Nu Htay, Syed Ahmed Salman

Risk Reporting Practices and Organisational Survivability
Rina Fadhilah Ismail, Roshayani Arshad, Emmarelda Maswesi Ahmad, Nor Syafinaz Shaffee, Nur Farahah Mohd Pauzi

Financial, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Disclosures by Non-Profit Organisations
Nur Farahah Mohd Pauzi, Roshayani Arshad, Nurfarahin Roslan

Does Government Ownership Limit Financial Misreporting Through Real Activities Manipulation: Malaysian Evidence
Rahayu Abdul Rahman, Normah Hj Omar, Asheq Rahman

Monitoring System through Improved Governance and Audit: The Case of Malaysian Public Universities
Nawal Kasim, Jamali Shamsuddin, Amrizah Kamaluddin, Syed Ahmed Salman

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                                          12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Session W3.1: Keynote Speech                                             Room:  Acciaierie


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

Vincenzo Russi

Co-Founder, President and CEO,
e-Novia, Italy
(Biography at the end of this page)

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

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                                           2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday May 4, 2016                                                           2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Session W4.1:  Education and E-Learning                               Room: Acciaierie
Session Chair:   Nawal Kasim

Measure of Learning Process Effectiveness at NYIT through the Seven Principles of Good Practice
Hassan Younies, Seham Hussein, Amna Shafiq, Maryam Fahel, Sarah Chehade

Assessing User Engagement in Digital Library Context
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Mohd Sazili Shahibi

Education innovation strategy and implementation of projects focused on methods of modern technical practice
Tomas Keckstein, Jakub Jirasko, Jakub Jirasko

Motivation of students
Antonin Max, Tomáš Keckstein, Šimon Pušman

Recruitment Methods for Students
Jakub Jirasko, Martin Hynek, Simon Pusman

Assimilating the Physical, Virtual and Social Characteristics of the Malaysian State Mosque Learning Commons: a Proposed Framework
Siti Arpah Noordin, Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Ahmad Nadzri Mohamad

The Impacts of IT Capabilities on Teaching and Learning Mathematics: A Conceptual Framework for Malaysia
Lew Sook Ling, Yuen Yee Yen

E-learning Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Motivation to Learn: A Study at Universiti Teknologi MARA -UiTM
Dang Merduwati Hashim, Siti Arpah Noordin, Haslinda Husaini, Syamimi Zakaria

Students' Attitudes toward Problem-Based Learning – Analog Electronic Course in the Electrical Engineering Programs in PPU.
Abdallah M. Arman

A  Guide of Culture Model for ascension on Education Pyramid
Gratiela Dana Boca, Lindita Mukaj, Marsida Vishkurti

Knowledge Transfer in Cross-Border Merger and Acquisition
Yuen Yee Yen, Lew Sook Ling, Tan Bee Ting

The Relationship Between Knowledge Characteristics and Innovative Work Behavior in Malaysian Federal Government
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Siti Arpah Noordin, Shamila Mohd Shuhidan, Nur Izzaty Yusof

Academic Integrity among Postgraduate Students of Northern Cyprus Universities
Husam Rjoub, Fares Mujahed,Rami Shaheen

Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance and Satisfaction:  Evidence from Northern Cyprus Universities
Ergün Özgür, Fares Mujahed, Ahmad Abu Alrub

Session W4.2:  Research in Economics and Agronomy               Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:  Silvius Stanciu 

Regional Economic Integration in West Africa and Cocoa Beans Value Chain in Nigeria
Obasaju Barnabas O., Olayiwola Wumi K., Okodua Henry

Analysis of Key Factors of High Level Monthly Earnings in the Czech Republic
Elena Kuchina

Natural Catastrophes and Home Insurance
Eva-Cristina Petrescu, Maria Ioncică, Diana Ioncică

An Algorithm for Assessment and Forecasting of Industrial Enterprise Economic Stability with Probabilistic and Statistical Methods
Shmidt Andrey Vladimirovich, Khudyakova Tatyana Albertovna

The Genesis of the Concept of "Economic Stability" of a Socio-Economic System
Shmidt Andrey Vladimirovich, Khudyakova Tatyana Albertovna

Fighting Counterfeiting: Understanding the Determinants of Trademark Counterfeiting and Its Economic and Social Impacts
Khadijah Mohamed

The Perception of the Roles of the Main Stakeholders in Protection and Recovery Following Natural Catastrophes in Romania
Eva-Cristina Petrescu, Maria Ioncică, Diana Ioncică

Health and Hygiene Risks of Water and the Impact on Public Health
Zdenek Safarik, DusanVicar, Ivan Masek, Ladislav Novak

Managing the Utilised Agricultural areas - Key in Obtaining Better Results in Holdings
Ramona DOBRE  
Apiculture – An Opportunity for the Romanian Agri-Food Production
Silvius Stanciu

The Optimal Sum Insured in Life Insurance
Katarína Rentková, Jan Janać

Research concerning the usage and concentration of community funding for the fishing sector on financing Axis 4
Silvius Stanciu, Cezar Ionut Bichescu

Session W4.3:  Marketing Research                                       Room: Distillerie
Session Chair: Hana Scholleova  

Trust-Based Recommender Systems: An Overview
Afef Selmi, Zaki Brahmi, Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi

Generation Y – Trends and Challenges for the Retail Market
Ştefan Alexandru Catană

A Theoretical Framework on Factors Affecting Entry Mode Choices of MNCs
Shahzia Khan

The effect of the country of origin on the Romanian consumers’ opinions and purchase decision
Anca Tamaş

Food quality perception in the Czech Republic: trial study results
Alexandr Asmalovskij, Tomáš Sadílek

Customer Reactions to Service Failure and Recovery in the Restaurant Industry: A Covariance-Based SEM Approach
Muhammad Hafiz Abd Rashid, Fauziah Sh. Ahmad, Rahayu Hasanordin

An extended theory of planned behaviour in predicting individual charitable giving
Nurul Amyra Mat Isa, Abd Halim Mohd Noor, Mohd Saiyidi Mokhtar Mat Roni

Standardization or Adaptation of Marketing-Mix? Evidence Drawn From FMCG MNCs in UAE
Shahzia Khan, Aftab Rizvi

Session W4.4:  Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Performance     Room: Corderie
Session Chair:  
Francesca Michelino

Breakthrough Innovation Development within Established Enterprises: Entrepreneurial Behavior and Agile Approach
Georgy Laptev, Dmitry Shaytan

A  Comprehensive Model of factors for Sustainable Leadership
Gratiela Dana Boca, Lindita Mukaj, Marsida Vishkurti

Business Model Concept as a Guiding Tool for Self-Development of Entrepreneurial Skills
Georgy Laptev, Dmitry Shaytan

Towards A Model Of Educational Leadership Both Transformational And Transcendent
Mireia Tintoré, Casilda Güell

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Small Medium Industries (SMEs): A Preliminary Study in Malaysia
Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Kamariah Ismail

The Effect of Clarity of Business Vision and Top Management Support on the Quality of Business Intelligence Systems: Evidence from Indonesia
Sri Mulyani Sadikun, Jufri Darma, Citra Sukmadilaga, Rohail Hassan, Ida Farida Abdul Gafur, Muhammad Agus Arifin

Does business success enhance with firm’s age? Case of Croatian food manufacturing industry
Maja Pervan, Ivica Pervan, Marijana Ćurak,

Development of Value Productivity in Czech Chemistry Industry
Jiří Klečka, Dagmar Čámská

End of first day conference activities

Thursday May 5, 2016                                                          8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Thursday May 5, 2016                                                          9:00 am – 10:45 am

Session TH1.1:  Banking and Finance in Eastern Europe                     Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:   Liliana Mihaela Moga

Possibilities and Trends for Impact Investors
Daniela Majerčáková, Alexandra Mittelman

The Treatment of Budgetary Debts in the Romanian Insolvency Procedure
Simona Petrina Gavrila, Stefania Cristina Mirica, Andreea Elena Matic, Florin Tudor

Reliability of Models Predicting Financial distress – Czech Models and Models from Developed Economies
Dagmar Čámská

A Short Survey on Non-Maturity Deposits Modelling in Slovakian Banking Sector
Ľudomír Šlahor, Mária Barteková

Role of the Banking System in the National Economic Stability
Simona Rus, Francisco Xavier Pujol, Marian Mocan

Impact Investment as a Potential for Slovak Banking Sector
Daniela Majerčáková, Alexandra Mittelman, Jana Gasperova

Energy Markets under Mifid 2 Legislation
Zuzana Stoličná, Dalibor Černička

Session TH1.2: Session en Français  II                                   Room: Distillerie
Session Chair:   Sanaa Boukhari

Impact des CDS sur le Cout de la Dette Publique : Cas de la Zone Euro
Souhir Amri Amamou, Sleheddine Hellara

L’efficience des sociétés régionales de transports publics en Tunisie Approche  Non-Paramétrique / Paramétrique
Ahmed Ayadi

Capital social, Entrepreneuriat et Croissance économique: cas des pays développés et en développement
Feki Chiraz, Chtourou Nouri

Du Gouvernement d’Entreprise à la RSE : Quels Incidents Sur le Processus Décisionnel ? Cas de la SA au Maroc
Asmaa Boukhima

Ancrage Territorial, Capital Immatériel Et Création De Valeur, Peut-On Identifier Un Lien ? Cas De Deux Entreprises Agroalimentaires De Terroir
Yassine Louzzani

Networking Coffee Break                                         10:45 am – 11:15 am

Thursday May 5, 2016                                               11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Session TH2.1:  Higher Education and public Social Responsibility                  Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:   Norain Ismail

Implementing Strategic Trade Act 2010 for Academic Researchers in Malaysia
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Shereen Khan, Rossanne Gale Vergara, Nasreen Khan

Development of Academic Staff´ Competencies
Ivana Cechova, Radomir Saliger

Commercialization of Research & Development Product: A Case of Malaysian Public Research University
Azizan Abdullah, Nawawi Mohd Jan, Ahmad Shazeer Mohamed Thaheer

Policies and Protections for Ageing Society in Malaysia 
Olivia Tan Swee Leng, Shereen Khan, Rossanne Gale Vergara, Nasreen Khan

Strengthening the Social Safety Net for Older People in Malaysia
Shereen Khan, Olivia Tan, Nasreen Khan, Rossanne Gale Vergara

Cost-Benefit Analysis for Green Fertilizer Technology Development: A Case in Malaysia
Fong-Woon Lai, Muhammad Kashif Shad, Shahrina Md Nordin

Conceptualizing Values as Point of Departures in Penetrating Market Adopters of Green High-Tech Product
Ismi Rajiani, Edna Buyong, Datin Suraya Ahmad

Determinant Factors for Effective Collaboration between University and Industry in Commercialising Research Products in Malaysia
Norain Ismail, Safiah Sidek, Mohd Jailani Mohd Nor

Session TH2.2: Human Resources Management and Internal Innovation                Room: Distillerie
Session Chair: Rene Leveaux

Individual Human Resource Management and Development: Career Management
Viviana Meirinhos and Susana Silva

Evaluating Employee Performances in the Romanian Organizations
Alexandra Florina Beiu

Courtesy, Criteria of Motivation and Reward for Public Sector Employees in Romania
Stefania-Cristina Mirica, Andreea Elena  Matic, Simona Petrina Gavrila, Florin Tudor

Emotional Labour and the Job Satisfaction of Bank Tellers in Sri Lanka
A. Chamaru De Alwis, K.A.S.D Kodikara

Open Innovation in Big Companies: an empirical study
Cândida Silva, Isabel Ramos

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

Thursday May 5, 2016                                                           2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday May 5, 2016                                                           2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session TH3.1:  Information Technology and Sustainable development                 Room: Trafilerie
Session Chair:   Ivana Cechova

Sustainable Development Influence on the Competitive Advantage of Companies
Larisa Ivascu, Lucian-Ionel Cioca, Simona Rus, Politehnica

The Impact of the Automotive Sector on Sustainable Development

Current Approaches to Risk Management in Business in the Context of Globalization
Teodora-Bianca Floricel, Ionela Carmen Pirnea, Nina Golowko, Andreas Bartels

Social Software and Online Collaboration Tool: A Comparison Based on User Expectations
Stefano Santo Sabato, Federico Pici, Anna Lisa Guido, Alberto Bucciero

Management of Mobile Devices – How to Implement a New Strategy
Martin Brodin

Incorporating Knowledge Management Activities and Phases of the Decision Making Process as a Conceptual Model
Wa’el Hadi, Mufleh Amin AL Jarrah, Samer Alhawari

Consumer Perception and Attitude in Traceability Systems Development for Fish Products
Liliana Mihaela Moga, Cornelia Novac Ududec, Mihaela Neculita, Magda Ioana Nenciu, Carmen Georgeta Nicolae

Multi-Agent Decision Support System for Evaluating Impact of Intelligent Systems in the Process of Managerial Decision
Cornelia Novac Ududec, Liliana Mihaela Moga

Speed Estimation toward Target Capital Structure and Dividend Policy: A Case of Family versus Non-Family Companies in Pakistan
Safdar Husain Tahir, Sanaullah Ansari, Hazoor Muhammad Sabir, Tanzeela Hanif

Synergetic advantage of strategic Mergers and Acquisitions in Pakistan
Safdar Husain Tahir, Fatima Arif, Hazoor M. Sabir, Nadeem Iqbal

Determinants of Cash Holding Decision: Evidence from Food Industry of Pakistan
Safdar Husain Tahir, Abdul Quddus, Zoya Kahnum, Muhammad Usman

End of conference activities

Keynote Speaker

Vincenzo Russi

Co-Founder, President and CEO


Milan, Italy

Vincenzo Russi is a co-founder, President and CEO of E-Novia Srl. He has been Chief Digital Officer of Messaggerie Italiane S.p.A., the first Italian publisher conglomerate, board Director of DADA (listed on London Stock Exchange Group), Partner of Italian Angels for Growth, Vice-President of eDigita, the Italian publishing digital distribution platform. Formerly Vincenzo was Chief Operating-Technology Officer of CEFRIEL-Politecnico Milano, Professor at the international MBA of Politecnico School of Management, CEO of Fila Net Inc. in Boston, Partner of Ernst & Young and Director in Olivetti.

End of conference activities

Venue and Hotel Information

Hotel NH Milano Concordia the official location for the 27th IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Milan, Italy 4 - 5 May 2016.

Hotel NH Milano Concordia has been voted as #1 out of 15 hotels in #1 of 15 Hotels in Sesto San Giovanni district, Milan according to with certificate of Excellence.  WiFi is free throughout.

The Hotel NH Milano Concordia is located is in a district of Milan known as Sesto San Giovanni.  The hotel is :

  • Only 150 meters from ‘Sesto Marelli’ subway stop 
  • 15-20 minutes by Metro to El Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral 
  • Milan centre can be reached in 20 minutes by metro. 
  • easy access to Fiera Milano-Rho Exhibition Centre

1- Reserve directly through Conference Hotel website: Hotel NH Milano Concordia website  for up-to-date deals.  Then, click on"Book Now"

2- Reserve through  Hotel NH Milano Concordia deals on  You can change dates and check up-to-date deals.  

Hotel Address:

NH Milano Concordia
Via Luciano Lama n.10 (ang.Viale Edison), 
20099 Sesto San Giovanni, 

Other deals and otions for Participants' Room Reservations: 

1- You can use this link on to locate other hotels nearby.  Zoom IN, many hotels will start to appear on the map around the conference hotel

2- General website for Hostels (budget travelers) in Milan :

3- For rental Apartments in Milan per day (reasonable rates) :

If you would like to share a travel tip / hotel room sharing  with participants, please email us and we'll post it on this page.


The above accommodation and hotel information is provided to assist conference participants.  IBIMA nor conference organizers are not affiliated with any of the above-mentioned hotels/websites and are not liable in anyway with hotel guest satisfaction, price change, ..etc.