8 - 9 November 2017
Madrid, Spain
2nd Phase (extension) Submission Deadline:  3 October 2017

 ISBN:  978-0-9860419-9-0

  • 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 30th IBIMA conference will be held in Madrid, Spain 8-9 November 2017 .           

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 papers 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 regular mail or by online download.

For submissions: here to submit a paper


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.

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 make efforts 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 a reviewer and/or the conference chair without sending review comments.  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 USB (ISBN:  978-0-9860419-9-0)  and will be sent after the conference to indexing at Web of Science and SCOPUS.

*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, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Germany
Alcina Prata, ESCE, Portugal
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Teknologi 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)

Erin Olayinka Adedayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
Srimannarayana Grandhi, Central Queensland University, Australia   
Nicoleta Ignat, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania    
Zoya Krinitcyna, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia   
Mylnikov Leonid, Perm National Research University, Russia
Nadezhda A. Lvova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Amit Mittal, Chitkara University, India 
Kalaiselvee Rethinam, AIMST University, Malaysia                 
Marina Ryzhkova, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Russia 
Vladislav Spitsin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia   
Citra Sukmadilaga, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia  
Loiko Olga Timofeevna, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia      
Ugochukwu Moses Urim, Covenant University, Nigeria
Olga Yudakhina, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia   
Vladimir Plotnikov, St. Petersburg  State University of Economics, Russia    
Eva Jurickova, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Lubov Spitsina, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Noor’ain Mohamad Yunus, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Azza Bchir, Télécom Ecole de Management, Paris, France
Vaisman Elena Davidovna, South Ural State University, Russia
Boštjan Žvanut, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Maxim Vladimirovich Ivanov, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Maria Klevtsova, South-west State University, Russia
Aniela Raluca Danciu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Isibor Areghan, Covenant University, Nigeria
Zdeněk Šafařík, UTB in Zlin, Czech Republic
Isaiah Oluranti Olurinola, Covenant University, Nigeria
Naffisah Mohd Hassan, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Yulia Astashova, South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia 
Maria Augusta Soares, IbmecRJ, Brazil
Vera S. Fedotova, Pushkin Leningrad State University, Russia
Arkadiusz Kowalski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland  
Tatiana Olegovna Dyukina, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, RomaniaAdegboye Folasade Bosede, Covenant University, Nigeria
Puja Chhabra Sharma, Ansal University, Gurgaon, India
Violeta Sima, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania  
Ivan Strugar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Nermin Khalifa, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Egypt
Oluwole Iyiola, Covenant University, Nigeria
Robert Jeyakumar Nathan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Siti Noorsuriani Maon, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia  
Adeel Hassan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland  
Diana Elisabeta Matica, University of Oradea, Romania
Duncan Momanyi Nyang’ara, Chuka University, Kenya
Imen Turki, FSEGS, Tunisia
Carl Osunde, Onitsha Business School, Nigeria
Mirela Ionela Aceleanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Nacim Yanes, Manouba University, Tunisia
Andreea Claudia Serban, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Nikiforova Natalia Sergeevna, South Ural State University, Russia
Sergei Aliukov, South Ural State University, Russia
Nasina Mat Desa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia  
Ari Warokka, Centro Internacional “Carlos V” – Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain  
Hassan Younies, NYIT, USA 
Syuhaida Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Umara Noreen, Prince Sultan University, KSA
Ching Sock Lee, University Science Malaysia, Malaysia
Elizaveta Gromova, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Norli Ali, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia  
Akram El-Tannir, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon
Tereza Semerádová, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Yulia Vertakova, SouthWest State University, Russia
Ekaterina D. Malevskaia-Malevich, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic, Russia
Igor Ilin, SPPU, Russia  
Kamarulzaman Ab. Aziz, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Larisa Ivascu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Nagwa Nicola, The American University in Cairo, Egypt  
Rodionova Valentina Nikolaevna, Voronezh State Technical University, Russia
Sergey I. Shanygin, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Suganthi Ramasamy, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ramona Ștefania Igreț, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ivona Stoica, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania
Liudmila A. Guzikova, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Samina Riaz, Iqra University, Pakistan   
Armenia Androniceanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ondrej Zizlavský, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Inna Babenko, Southwest State University, Russia
Ionela Mituko Vlad, UASVM Bucharest, Romania
Tatiana Jurievna Kudryavtseva, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Marina Faďoš, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Anna Kowalska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Osebor O. Isibor, Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja, Nigeria
Norol Hamiza Zamzuri, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, Malaysia
Piotr Bebenek, Opole University of Technology, Poland
H.  Hosney Zurub, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies - ASE, Romania
Katarzyna Marek-Kolodziej, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Iwona Pisz, Opole University, Poland
Thouraya Daouas, Institute of Higher Commercial Studies of Carthage (IHEC), Tunisia
Piotr Wittbrodt, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Julian Jakubowski, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Alina Ginghină, University of Bucharest, Romania
Russayani Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Corina Michaela Radulescu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Alaa Abdul Salam Al Yamani, Mosul University, Iraq
Olga Vitalievna Zaborovskaia, The State Institute of Economic, Finance, Law and Technology, Russia         
Cristina Mohora, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Jarmila Straková, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Alexandru Costin Cirstea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Eduard- Gabriel Ceptureanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Olivia Fachrunnisa, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia
Tatiana Maximova, ITMO University, Russia
Dragos Smedescu, USAMV Bucharest, Romania      
Mária Bohdalová, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management, Slovakia
Zuzana Kirchmayer, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Natalia Manea, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Mohammad Ayub Khan, University Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Adam Ryszko, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Jaroslava Gburová, University of Prešov, Slovakia
Suzaida Bakar, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Anna Dolinskaia, South Ural State University, Russia
Samuel Kimnyak Partoip, Maasai Mara University, Kenya
Khalifa Ahsina, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco  
Filofteia Repez, National Defence University Carol I, Bucharest, Romania
Tatiana Danescu, Petru Maior University of Târgu Mureș, Romania
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tomislav Rozman, DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social studies, Maribor, Slovenia
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tan Booi Chen, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Claudia Diana Sabău-Popa, University of Oradea, Romania
Aleksandr Mikhalchuk, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu, University of Bucharest and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Meral (Ibraim) Kagitci, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Daniela Majerčáková, Comenius University, Faculty of Management, Slovakia 
Mircea Georgescu, “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi University, Romania
Martina Rašticová, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Anna Lašáková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Anita Romanová, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 
Elena Stanislavovna Kiseleva, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Nasrine Shah-Abushakra, Lehigh University, US & UAE
Syed Ahmed Salman, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Georgiana Marin, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anna Zarkada, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Alžbeta Kucharčíková, University of Žilina, Slovakia
Muna Sultan Al Ebri, UAEU, UAE
Irina Rudskaia, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia 
Ana Iolanda Voda, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Sofia Elena Colesca, Academia De Studii Economice Bucuresti, Romania
Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuge, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Blanka Bazsová, VŠB- Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Irina Zaychenko, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Paula Fernández González, University of Oviedo, Spain
Viktorija Šipilova, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Radu Alin Păunescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Hotti Virpi, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Julius Golej, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
František Milichovský, Faculty of Business and management, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gheorghe Orzan, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Zdeněk Caha, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Olga Bucovetchi, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Valery Maslennikov, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia
Vladimír Chalupský, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Egle Vaiciukynaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Natalia V. Pokrovskaia, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Hatem Ben Sta, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia 
Marinela Vrîncianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ioan Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Natalia G. Fersman, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Ekaterina Galanina, 
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Dorin Maier, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mariana Man, University of Petroșani,  Romania
Maria Ciurea, University of Petrosani, Romania
Malika Haoucha, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco
Elena Stanislavovna Kiseleva, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Jolanta Maj, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Ahed Abugabah, College of Technological Innovation, UAE
Armand Kasztelan, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
Gina Fintineru, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania
Karim Gassemi, ENCG, Morocco
Alina Zaharia, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Joanna Radomska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland 
Polyanin Andrey Vitalyevich, Central Russian Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, Russia
Florin Stoica, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Alexandra Borremans, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Ruxandra Bejinaru, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania
Stanislav Martinát, Silesian University, Czech Republic
Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tey Lian Seng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ramona Dobre, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Orlando Lima Rua, University Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal  
Barbara Scozzi, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Francesca Michelino, University of Salerno, Italy
Sergey V. Kurochkin, Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Russia
Kozolova Nadezda Pavlovna, Financial University under the Government of the Russia Federation, Russia
Tatiana V. Sokolova, Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Russia
Bella Bataeva, Financial University under the Government of the Russia Federation, Russia
Elena Y. Prokhina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Nadezhda V. Makogonova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Evgeny E. Khoroshilov, Insitute for the US and Canada Studies of the Russia Academy of Sciences, Russia
Sergey Volodin, Higher School of Economics – National Research University, Russia
Athanasios Podaras, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Susan Tee Suan Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Sabina Irimie, University of Petrosani, Romania
Adrian Turek- Rahoveanu, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania
Tatyana Bylkova, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk University of Control System and Radioelectronics, Russia
Tengku Adil Tengku Izhar, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Muhammad Hafidz Fazli Bin Md Fauadi, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Elizaveta Baranova, Transbaikal State University, Russia
Lenka Ližbetinová, The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic            






































Conference Themes

The 30th 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 Accounting
  • 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

Tourism and Hospitality topics of interest

  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Niche and Specialty Tourism
  • Culinary and cultural tourism
  • Marketing Strategies in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Public Administration and local Government role in Tourism Development
  • competitiveness of tourism destination
  • Positive and Negative impacts of Tourism

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

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, Organizational learning, Knowledge representation and ontologies topics of interest

  • The Knowledge Society and Information Systems
  • Knowledge in the Information Society
  • Organizational learning and Organizational Culture
  • Organizational learning at the individual and group levels
  • 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

The following papers have been accepted for presentation in the 30th IBIMA conference  and for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The list has two categories:  "Research papers" and "Short papers"

We have so many papers still "under review". Accordingly this list is updated regularly.


Special Topics Sessions

We invited interested scholars, researchers, and managers to organize your own session(s) within the conference.  The special topic session is a unique opportunity that brings together researchers and audience from around the world to discuss a specific research question of interest and/or share research efforts with others who have worked in the same area.  These sessions could result in future joint research efforts, co-authorship of journal articles, and/or book publications.  Special topics session are highly beneficial if they are well organized.

The efforts of the Special Topics Sessions' Organizers will be recognized as follows:

  • The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived if at least 4 authors of invited papers register at the conference.
  • Session organizers names will appear on the conference proceedings as Associate Editors

You can submit a proposal to organize a special topics session, workshop, and/or tutorial.  Proposals to organize a special topic session should include the following information: name and address, e-mail of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on how the session will be advertised.  Usually, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer.  E-mail proposal to the conference chair.

Each special topic session will have at least 4 paper. The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, etc.  The review process for invited sessions will strictly follow the review process for regular submission.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review by two reviewers in the topical area.  Final camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one reviewer.    Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Please e-mail conference Chair with your proposal. 

Appel à communications

Tous les chercheurs, universitaires et praticiens s'intéressant aux thèmes de la conférence sont invités à soumettre leurs communications. Deux types de contributions pourront être présentées: 

  • Papiers de recherche en format long: pour les travaux aboutis (5000 mots max) avec la liste complète des références.
  • Papiers en format court : pour les recherches en cours, résumés, idées que vous voudriez discuter avec l'audience à la conférence ou ébauche des papiers pour une éventuelle co-écriture : (5 pages max ou 1500 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 documents de recherche seront examinés par les membres du comité scientifique. Après la révision du document, chaque auteur recevra un résumé des évaluations. Les commentaires et les suggestions pour cette révision devraient être pris en compte lors de la soumission finale. Les documents en format court seront examinés par le président de la conférence dans lequel les commentaires d'examen ne peuvent être envoyés aux auteurs.

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:  978-0-9860419-9-0)

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.

Marketing 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
  • l'apprentissage organisationnel
  • 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 : dés maintenant
  • Notification de l'avis d'acceptation : Après de trois ou quatre semaines de la date de soumission (dans la plupart des cas)
  • Date limite de soumission de la 2ème phase (extension): 3 Octobre 2017

Toutes les soumissions doivent être envoyées à  spain2017@ibima.org


Les frais d'inscription de la conférence incluent tout ce qui suit:

  • Les actes de la  30e IBIMA conférence sur USB (ISBN:978-0-9860419-9-0)
  • L'assistance à toutes les sessions de la conférence
  • Les déjeuners (Sponsorisé par l'organisation de la conférence)
  • Toutes les pauses-café (incluant boissons chaudes et froides et pâtisseries)

Inscription régulière: 585 $US (2 papiers maxi., 195 $ pour chaque papier additionnel) pour le même participant

Inscription étudiant: 385 $ US (1 papier, 195 $ pour un papier additionnel pour le même auteur).  2 papier MAXI.

Inscription virtuelle: 295 $US - 1er papier (195 $ pour chaque papier additionnel) (pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas se déplacer pour la conférence)

Inscription non-auteur: 385 $US

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 2016 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). 

30th IBIMA Conference: 8-9 November 2017, Madrid, Spain

  • Paper Submission: Open
  • Notification of Acceptance: Within 2-3 week from submission date (in most cases)
  •  2nd Phase (extension) Submission deadline: 3 October 2017



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.

Conference Registration

Conference registration fee includes all the following:

  • 30th IBIMA Conference proceedings in an electronic format on an Official IBIMA USB. 
  • Classification of IBIMA Proceedings in the Library of the USA Congress.   ISBN: 978-0-9860419-9-0.
  •  Attending all conference sessions, workshops, and/or tutorials
  • 1st Day and 2nd Day Lunches (sponsored by the conference organization)
  • All coffee breaks and networking activites
  • Filling and classifying work after the conference activities to prepare the 30th IBIMA proceedings for indexing at major indexes including Web of Science (ISI) and SCOPUS.

Registration Fee   

  • Regular registration : US $585 (max 2 papers with this fee, $195 for each additional paper) per same participant
  • Student registration : US $385 first paper, ($195 for second paper) per same participant (students can have max. of only 2 papers)
  • Virtual registration : US $295 first paper ($195 for each additional paper for the same registered author) ........ read more
  • Non Author: US $385  

Please Note: Only registered authors will be allowed into the conference area and will be the only ones who will received security name badges.

While all are encouraged to register and attend the conference, at least one author per accepted paper must register for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings.  for questions, please e-mail the conference organization at main e-mail address.

Conference Program

Conference program will be announced here around
25 October 2017

Venue and Hotel Information

NH Ribera del Manzanares, Madrid is the official location for the 29th IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain 8-9 November 2017.

NH Ribera del Manzanares, Madrid is ranked as #64 out of 438 hotels in Madrid(according to tripadvisor). The hotel is a great base from which to explore Madrid. It is right onto the River Manzanares, right next to the gardens of the Manzanares River, and just a 5-minute walk from the Vicente Calderón football stadium. The Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral are also nearby. In addition, it is close to the El Rastro flea market and Casa de Campo fairgrounds.

   Free WiFi throughout the hotel.  

The hotel is only 30-45 mins. walk to Madrid City center Or by 17 mins. By Buss #50 (2 Euro) that has stop right in front of the hotel.  Map of Bus route

Hotel Address:

Hotel Address:

NH Ribera del Manzanares, Madrid

Paseo Virgen del Puerto 57

Arganzuela, 28005 Madrid

+34 913 64 32 48

Website: NH madrid ribera del manzanares 

Options for Participants' Room booking:

1- Reservation directly at NH Ribera del Manzanares, Madrid via their own reservation website (Reservation Link will be Provided very soon)

2- Use online hotel booking websites. this is provided only as an example: Booking

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

4- General website for Hostels (budget travelers):  hostelz

5- For rental Apartments in Madrid per day (reasonable rates): Airbnb

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.