April 2018

Milan, Italy

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  • Welcome
  • Call for Papers
  • Conference Committee
  • Conference Themes
  • Accepted Papers
  • Special Topics Sessions
  • Session en Français
  • Sección en español
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Important Dates
  • Registration
  • Conference Program
  • Venue and Hotel Information

The 31st IBIMA conference will be held in Milan, Italy 25-26 April 2018.           

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: Click 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 audience 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 presentation 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:  978-0-9998551-0-2) 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, Millikin University, USA
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Central Michigan University, USA
Regina Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rene Leveaux, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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
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

Program Committee


Valentina Constanta Tudor, The University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, the Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania 
Milena Botlíková, Self-employed, Czech Republic  
Maria Ciurea, University of Petrosani, Romania  
Ivana Bilić, University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Croatia  
David Novak, UNIBA, Slovakia                       
Anna Zakharova, Chuvash State University named after Ulyanov I.N., Russia     
Femina Syed, Federal Institute of Science and Technology, India           
Dhammika Abeysinghe, University of New South Wales, Australia   
Andra-Mădălina Pantilie, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Gheorghe Militaru, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania          
Cristian - Vasile Doicin, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Camelia Slave, University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine - Bucharest, Romania 
Sławomir Jankiewicz, WSB University in Poznan, Poland   
Andrea Lučić, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia  
Nicoleta Barbuta-Misu, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania   
Tatiana Gileva, Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia           
Carmen Boghean, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Ruxandra Ioana Curea-Pitorac, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Souhir Amri Amamou, ISG, Tunisia
Lai Kim Piew, Multimedia University, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence   
Mihaela-Carmen Muntean, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Gratiela Dana Boca, Technical University Cluj Napoca, Romania       
Ioana-Alexandra Bradea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Ivan Strugar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Haya Alshehri, University of Salford, UK 
Corina Michaela Radulescu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania 
Wendy Teoh Ming Yen, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Omankhanlen Alex Ehimare, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria
Abiot Tsegaye Kibret, Arbaminch University, Ethiopia    
David Imhonopi, Covenant University, Nigeria     Certificate of Excellence   
Mohammad Ekhlaqu Ahmed, IobM, Pakistan
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Khadijah Mohamed, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia   
Carmen Balan, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence 
Roziah Mohd Rasdi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence
Irina Bilan, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania   
Nurulhasanah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Nur Amalina Mohamad Zaki, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia   
Stefanita SUSU, Ștefan cel Mare University, Romania 
Igor Klyuchnikov, International Banking Institute (St. Petersburg), Russia    
Miroslav Tomek, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Czech Republic   
Stepan Kavan, Faculty of Health and Social Science, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic        
Arkadiusz Kowalski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Tatiana Pekarskaia Dauxert, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France  
Constantin-Marius Apostoaie, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania 
Victoria Abosede Akinjare, Covenant University, Nigeria
Elena Hlaciuc, Ștefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania      
Muhammad Ibrar, Harbin Institute of Technology, China    
Zulkhairi Md Dahalin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia     
Syed Ahmed Salman, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia  
Muhammad Rafiq, Harbin Institute of Technology, China    
Iwona Pisz, Opole University, Poland         
Beatrice Lim Fui Yee, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence    
Eulalia Torras Virgili, OBS Business School, Spain    
Elewechi Okike, International Centre for Research in Accountability & Governance, UK

Gabriela Tigu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Doina I. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Stefan-Alexandru Catana, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Alexandra França, University of Vigo, Spain       
Lukasevich Igor, Financial University under the Government of RF, Russia       
Jan Tlučhoř, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic   
Gordana Kordić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia    
Petr Čech, Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Czech Republic   
Ummu Kolsome Farouk, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence     
Adebanji W. Ayeni, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria    
Ait Atmane Braham, University A. Mira. Bejaia, Algeria       
Cristina Iovu, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania    
Radu D. Stanciu, University ”Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
Adelaida Cristina Honțuș, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Faculty of Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania
Helena Šajgalíková, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia     
Aida Matri Ben Jemaa, ISG-Tunis, Tunisia
Anna Zarkada, AUEB, Greece
Maria José Angélico Gonçalves, PP/ISCAP, Portugal
Margareta Ilie, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania   
Neculita Mihaela, Dunarea De Jos University of Galati, Romania    
Cristina Leovaridis, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania 
Laura Mariana Cismas, West University of Timisoara, Romania       
Adela Coman, University of Bucharest, Romania               
Elena Stoian, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania
Aura Emanuela Domil, West University of Timisoara, Romania   
Cristina-Claudia Osman, Babeș-Bolyai University, Business Informatics Research Center, Romania  
Frantisek Hortai, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic 
Monica Boldea, West University of Timisoara, Romania     
Ioana Ceaușu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Bradford, UK 
Victoria A. Degtereva, SPbPU, Russia  
Teresa Maria Leitão Dieguez, ISCAP-IPP, Portugal            
Jaya Ganesan, Multimedia University, Malaysia     
Pavel Juřica, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic          
Oleg Nikolaevich Petukhov, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Russia 
Abir Mchergui, Sfax University, Tunisia    
Gabriel Etim Umoren, Covenant University, Nigeria
Muhammad Usman, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
Peter Fred, Covenant University, Nigeria 
Blanka Bazsova, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic     
Tung-Liang Chen, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C.     
Samina Riaz, IQRA University, Pakistan       
Laurentiu Gabriel Talaghir, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania     
Cornelia Neagu, Centre for Industry and Services Economics, Romania        
Galina Badicu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Moldova    
Dana Corina Deselnicu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania          
Grace O. Evbuomwan, Covenant University, Nigeria
Nader Naifar, Al Imam University (IMSIU), KSA   
Nasreen Khan, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
J. Fernando Larios Meoño, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru
José Martins, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal    
Ogunrinola Ifeoluwa Israel, Covenant University, Nigeria     Certificate of Excellence   
Jaroslava Gburová, University of Prešov, Faculty of Management, Slovakia  
Gavrila Simona Petrina, University“Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania     
Virlanuta Florina Oana, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania    
Liwen Chen, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan, R.O.C.           
João Paulo Pereira de Sousa, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), Portugal     
Davydova Olesia, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia       
Irina-Adriana Chiurciu, USAMV Bucharest, Romania     
Jakub Trojan, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic   
Violeta Chiriloaie / Stanciu, U.S.A.M.V, Romania  
Mohd Saiful Izwaan bin Saadon, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia  
Ciprian-Octavian Truică, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania    
Jessica Sze Yin Ho, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence      
Yong Chen Chen, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Daniela Livia Traşcă, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania       
Sri Fatiany Abdul Kader Jailani, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia    
Băcanu Șerban Constanța, University Dunarea de Jos, Galati, Romania  
Mirela Panait, Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania      
Aminah Md Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia   
Lidia Alexa, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania     Certificate of Excellence 
Klara Antlova, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Nermin Khalifa, AAST, Egypt
Intan Nurbaizura Zainuddin,  Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Tan Choo Peng, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Mihai Caramihai, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania  
Anca Monica Ardeleanu, University of Bucharest, Romania  
Mohammad Al-Khasawneh, The World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE), Jordan   
Ivica Linderová, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Czech Republic   
Ioana Pop, University “Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Romania   
Pilasluck Choomta, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Bulan Prabawani, Diponegoro University, Indonesia 
Syuhaida Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia    
Radu Alin Păunescu, Bucharest University of Ecobnomic Studies, Romania  
Ding Hooi Ting, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia   
Constantin Ionut, University of Bucharest, Romania   
Ingrid Majerova, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic 
Lukáš Smerek, Matej Bel University, Slovakia   
Tijani Amara, University of Gafsa, Tunisia
Frederico Branco, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal      
Mohd Fadil Mohd Yusof, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia     
Asmiza Abdul Sani, 
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Olga Loyko, Polytechnic University Tomsk, Russia 
Le Hieu Hoc, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam     
Abir Zouari, University of Sfax, Tunisia     Certificate of Excellence
Irina V. Kablashova, Voronezh State Technical University, Russia
Amalia Venera Todorut, „Constantin Brancusi” University of Targu-Jiu, Romania     
Cezar Toader, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania    
Simona Nicolae, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania      
Elena Agamagomedova, Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Russia  
Cristiana Tindeche, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania  
Kamla Al-Busaidi, SQU, Oman 
Elena Lacatus, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania 
Girjanauth Boodraj, University of Technology, Jamaica, Jamaica       
Ana Maria Bandeira, ISCAP – P. Porto, Portugal    
T. G. Vasista, Mizan-Tepi University (on contract)/ (King Saud University-Guest), Ethiopia, KSA     Certificate of Excellence    
Andreea Elena Matic, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania    
Adina Moise-Titei, Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Romania        R. Gy Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Aurelia Bălan, 
University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania 
Ovidiu Blajina, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania     
Mohamed Cherchem, University of Oran 2 Algeria, Algeria  
Martina Hedvicakova, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic    
Angela Roman, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania  
Dawuda Alhassan, University of Warsaw, Poland
George – Adrian Muntean, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania       
Aslina Baharum, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia 
Husam Rjoub, Cyprus International University, North Cyprus Turkey   
Georgiy Greyz, South Urals State University, Russia
Irina Lychagina, 
South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia    
Noor Hafizah Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia  
Haykel Ben Khelil, FSEGT, Tunisia
Elena Sira, University of Prešov, Slovakia            
Dalia Susniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania   
Camille Salinesi, University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
Alina Marcuta, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania   
Bogdan Tiganoaia, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania  
Sanaullah Ansari, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Pakistan              
Cristian Eparu, Petroleum Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Yulia A. Dubolazova, Graduate School of Economics and Engineering, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia   
Camelia Delcea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence     
Sanaa Boukhari, Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morocco           
Ana Iolanda Voda, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania     Certificate of Excellence  
Michal Paták, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic        
Pasquale Del Vecchio, University of Salento, Italy   
Islem Khefacha, FSEG Mahdia; University of Monastir, Tunisia  
David Ullrich, University of Defence, Czech Republic                     
Adrian Moise, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Elia Georgiana Dragomir, Petroleum – Gas University from Ploiesti, Romania              
Piotr Wittbrodt, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Elena  Iadrennikova, Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU), Russia   
Marina Faďoš, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia     Certificate of Excellence     
Citra Sukmadilaga, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia     
Noor Azlinna Azizan, Prince Sultan University, KSA
Ahlem Soualhia, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sfax, Tunisia
Antranig Tangoukian, NDU, Lebanon   
Zelenskaya Jeanne, South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia  
Valentina N. Rodionova, Voronezh State Technical University, Russia
Lew Sook Ling, Multimedia University, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence      
Dhafer Thabet, Mannouba University, Tunisia     Certificate of Excellence
Irina Aleksandrovna Dokukina, Central Russian Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, Russia   
Babajide Abiola Ayopo, Covenant University, Nigeria      
Alin Moldoveanu, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania   
Părean Mihai Olimpiu, West University of Timișoara, Romania
Khalid Rouggani, Hassan I University, Morocco                     
Diana-Irinel Băilă, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania    
Agnieszka Komor, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland     Certificate of Excellence               
Ionela Mituko Vlad, UASVM of Bucharest, Romania       
Dmitrii Tikhonov, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia    
Olga Osipova, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia
Elisabeta Ioanas, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Natalia L. Goncharova, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Erne Suzila Kassim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia   
Diana Dumitrescu, West University of Timisoara, Romania    
Laura Martínez-Buelvas, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolivar, Colombia   
Ugochukwu Moses Urim, Covenant University, Nigeria     Certificate of Excellence  
Elvira Taipova, South Ural State University, Russia  
Beata Sofrankova, University of Presov in Presov, Faculty of Management, Slovakia   
Eva Malichova, University of Zilina, Slovakia     
Omar Bin Musa, Unitar International University, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence    
Riadh Bouslimi, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Normalini Md Kassim, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia     
Bogdan Ćwik, Military University of Technology, Poland   
Corina Pelau, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Iveta Kmecová, ITB in České Budějovice, Czech Republic         
Șuparschii (Bondari) V. Valentina, University Dunărea de Jos, Romania  
Stefania Cristina Mirica, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania    
Wided Ragmoun, CBE- Qassim University, KSA   
Zdeněk Caha, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic   
Guanyan Fan, Renmin University of China, China     Certificate of Excellence        
Petr V Nikitin, Mari State University, Russia
Choo-Kim Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia         
Ignasheva Tatyana Andreevna, Mari State University, Russia
Janusz Wielki, Opole University of Technology, Poland   
Balázs Kotosz, University of Szeged, Hungary    
Lamyaa El Bassiti, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco     Certificate of Excellence  
Simona Cătălina Ștefan, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Ana Novak, University of Zagreb, Croatia                    
Emese Tokarčíková, University of  Žilina, Slovakia                  
Irina Avdeeva, Central Russian Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, Russia  
Tatyana Golovina, Central Russian Institute of Management, Branch of RANEPA, Russia  
Andrei Jean Vasile, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania     Certificate of Excellence     
Consuela-Mădălina Gheorghe, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania     Certificate of Excellence       
Andreea – Emanuela Drăgoi, Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy, Romania
Mazni Alias, Multimedia University Cyberjaya, Malaysia   
Cristian Marinaș, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Tatiana Maximova, ITMO University, Russia     
Adam Pawliczek, Moravian University College Olomouc, Czech Republic   
Felix Sadyrbaev, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Inna Babenko, Southwest State University, Russia  
Valery Maslennikov, PRUE (Moscow), Russia   
Sandrina Francisca Teixeira, University Polytechnic of Porto. Porto Accounting and Business School, Portugal     
Eduard Gabriel Ceptureanu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Bogdan Cîmpan, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Bogdan Florin Filip, “”Al.I.Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania      
Jan Chromy, The Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague, Czech Republic
Enrique Rosales-Asensio, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain  
Fitra Lestari, UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim, Indonesia         
Ciprian-Octavian Truică, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Ng Kim Soon, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia   
Alla Bobyleva, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Tamara V. Mescheryakova, Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Siberian State Medical University, Russia           
Yu. B. Rzhavina, Mari State University, Russia    
Syed Asim Ali, University of Karachi, Pakistan   
Amparo Maset-Llaudes, Universitat Jaume I, Spain     Certificate of Excellence                   
Armenita Arghiroiu, UASVM Bucharest, Romania  
Abdul Kadir Othman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia   
Md. Shamim Hossain, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Bangladesh   
Azura Abdullah Effendi, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia
Liubov Silakova, ITMO University, Russia
Ana Ursu, Research Institute for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Romania 
Laurencia S. Krismadewi, University of Economics, Praha, Czech Republic    
Azizan Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia            
Safarik Zdenek, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic             
Maria A. Plakhotnikova, South West state University, Russia  
Muhammad Hafiz Abd Rashid, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia      
Agnieszka Janik, Silesian University of Technology, Poland       
Andreea Claudia Serban, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Antonello Cammarano, University of Salerno, Italy   
Yana Radyukova, Tambov State University. G.R. Derzhavin, Russia     
Barbara Scozzi, University Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Irina Prosvirina, South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia     
Shirshikova Liudmila, South Ural State University (National Research University), Russia  
Dorin Maier, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania    
Diana-Eugenia Panait-Ioncică, BUES, Romania   
Oana Coca, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania   
Abiola E. Ogunmokun, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     
Sabina Irimie, University of Petrosani, Romania     Certificate of Excellence  
Feliz Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Alissa Dubgorn, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Mariana Burcea, USAMV Bucharest, Romania          
Eva Lukášková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic   
Siti Rohaida Mohamed, 
Ioan-Bogdan Robu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania    
Agnieszka Tłuczak, Opole University, Poland   
Chinonye Love Moses, Covenant University, Nigeria   
Lucie Severová, CULS in Prague, Czech Republic      
Katarína Rentková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management, Slovakia    
Lourdes Daza Aramayo, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Arij Lahmar, Faculty of Sfax, Tunisia
Marek Vokoun, Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic   
Nicoleta Daniela Ignat, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania 
Aurelia-Ioana Chereji, University of Oradea, Faculty of Environmental Protection, Romania   
Susana Silva, School of Hospitality and Tourism – Institute Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal   
Nik Hazimah Nik Mat, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia    
Aleksandr Lepekhin, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Irina Severin, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Agatha Popescu, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania  
Ivona Stoica, “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania    
Mohd-Nazri Muhayiddin, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia   
Svetlana Mihaila, Academy of Economic Studies, Moldova       
Hafida Bouziane-Chouarfia, 
University of Sciences and Technology of Oran Mohamed Boudiaf (USTO-MB), Algeria     Certificate of Excellence          
Ioana – Ruxandra Lie, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania   
Dumitru Goldbach, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania  
Eva Juřičková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic   
H. Hosney Zurub, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Mihaela Muntean, West University of Timisoara, Romania  
Kamal Abou El Jaouad, National School of Business and Management of Casablanca - Hassan II University, Morocco  
Dmitrijs Finaskins, University of Economics and Culture, Latvia      
Amal Trifa, National School of Computer Sciences, Tunisia   
Basel M. Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Rene Leveaux, UTS, Australia 
Nicoleta Radneantu, Romanian-American University, Romania  
Marina V. Ryzhkova, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk State University, Russia 
Nouha Taifi, Université Mohammed V, Morocco
Ariana Nefat, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirković”, Croatia     Certificate of Excellence   
A. Omotayo Osibanjo, Covenant University, Nigeria 
Marlita Mat Yusof, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Malaysia   
Hugo Rehesaar, Griffith University, Australia     Certificate of Excellence      
Tomáš Sadílek, University of Economics, Czech Republic 
Blazenka Knezevic, 
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Judit Oláh, University of Debrecen, Hungary   
Manuela Tvaronavičienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania       
Klauda Smoląg, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland  
Miroslav Frankovsky, Presov Univeristy, Faculty of Management, Slovakia  
Beata Ślusarczyk, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland  
Sebastian Kot, North-West University, South Africa   
Kalubi R.D.M, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia      
Marius Bulearca, Center for Industry and Services Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania   
Fadoua Laghzaoui, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Morocco
Anita Talaja, University of Split, Croatia                       
Bogdan Oancea, University of Bucharest, Romania 
Andrea Valachová, University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of National Economy, Slovakia
Iwona Lapunka, Opole University of Technology, Poland       
Aizzat Mohd Nasurdin, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Anushia Chelvarayan, Multimedia University, Malaysia    
Sock Lee Ching, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia   
Anastasia Levina, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Gabriela-Mariana Ionescu, SCOSAAR - Romanian Academy, Romania       
Josef Botlík, SU in Opava, Czech Republic
Ioana Balan, (Ex- Phd. Student at Doctoral School of Economics, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi), Romania   
Daiva Zostautiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Marinela Mircea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania                       
Vladimír Bolek, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia   
Patrik Pucer, University of Primorska, Slovenia     Certificate of Excellence     
Kulachinskaya Anastasia Urievna, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia 
Ekaterina Malevskaia-Malevich, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Octavian Dospinescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania      
Maher Toukabri, Northern Border University, KSA  
Veronika A. Malanina, 
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia  
Alexandra Ioanid, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania  
Stanislav Martinat, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK     Certificate of Excellence
Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Technology, Poland   
Andrea Székely, University of Szeged, Hungary     Certificate of Excellence     
Michał Sąsiadek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland    
Jan Strohmandl, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic      
Ivana Blahunková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management, Slovakia      
Alexandra França, University of Vigo, Spain   
Dorian-Laurentiu Florea, Universidad Anáhuac México, Mexico              
Oldřich Horák, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic       
Beatrice Leustean, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania  
Irina Danilova, South Ural State University, Russia       
Olga A. Lvova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia    
Elena Kolesnichenko, Tambov State University named after G.R. Derzhavin, Russia 
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia     
Raden Aswin Rahadi, School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung (SBM-ITB), Indonesia   
Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Department of Business Informatics, Poland
Julius Golej, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia      
Lev Kazakovtsev, Reshetnev University, Russia
Ivanov Maxim Vladimirovich, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Irina Zaychenko, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia 
Rossazana Ab Rahim, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia  
Faisal Alkhateeb, Southern University at New Orleans, USA     
Corina – Ionela Dumitrescu, 
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and Management, Economics Department, Romania  
Olga S. Nadezhina, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia    
Uturestantix, Cenderawasih University, Indonesia               
Magdalena Turek Rahoveanu, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania    
Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan, Opole University of Technology, Poland   
Libuše Svobodová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic   
Katarína Krpálková Krelová, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Nor Azlina Ab Rahman, International Islamic College,  International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia      
Rodica Ianole-Calin, University of Bucharest, Romania
Darina Saxunova, Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia     
Ruxandra Bejinaru, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania   
Dagmar Weberova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic      
Silvius Stanciu, Dunărea de Jos of Galați, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Abdullah Al Mamun Sarwar, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence   
Nicoleta Sîrghi, West University of Timişoara, Romania      
Konstantin Shvetsov, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia     Certificate of Excellence    
Jaroslav Škrabal, Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karviná, Czech Republic 
Elena Yuricheva, Mari State University, Russia 
Aceleanu Mirela Ionela, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Mihai-Bogdan Afrăsinei, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania    
Ecaterina Daniela Zeca, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania  
Tatiana Sokolova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia    
Olga Kalimullina, ITMO University, Russia
Armand Kasztelan, University of Life Sciences, Poland                               
Natalya Alexandrovna Sokolitsyna, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
V.V. Kravchenko, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia  
Maurice Abi Raad, Rabdan Academy, UAE   
Nacim Yanes, Manouba University, Tunisia            
Sihem Ben Sassi, Manouba University, Tunisia              
Raquel Reis Soares, Universidade Europeia, Portugal     Certificate of Excellence     
Arkadiusz Piwowar, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland  
Dominic Azuh, Covenant University, Nigeria       
Fethi Saidi, Qatar University, Qatar        
Paulus Insap Santosa, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia        
Robert Jeyakumar, Multimedia University, Malaysia      
Olga Kalinina, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia   
Silviu Beciu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest, Romania 
Nadezhda A. Lvova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia     Certificate of Excellence  
Ana Cláudia Rodrigues, ISCAP-Porto Polytechnic, Portugal     Certificate of Excellence     
Khalifa Ahsina, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco
Jaishree Asarpota, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE  
Otilia P. Manta, Romanian Academy - CCFM, Romania     Certificate of Excellence
Gheorghe Donca, University of Oradea, Romania    
Isibor Areghan, Covenant University, Nigeria   
Sławomir Dorocki, The Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland   
Ceptureanu Sebastian Ion, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Tereza Semerádová, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic              
Marta Ferreira Dias, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mouna Damak Turki, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Tunisia 
Y. Y. Kuporov, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 
Wee Yu Ghee, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Latifah Binti Abd Latib, Universiti Selangor, Malaysia   
Apetri Anisoatra Niculina, Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
Derek Ong Lai Teik, Sunway University Business School, Malaysia  
Alena Oulehlová, University of Defence, Czech Republic   
Zarina Abdul Munir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia   
Natalia Pokrovskaia, St Petersburg State University, Russia   
Agnieszka Tarnowska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland      
Martha Claudia Rodríguez Villalobos, Universidad de Monterrey, México    
Larisa Mihoreanu, Buchaest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Laura Vasilescu, University of Craiova, Romania   
Anton Sorin Gabriel, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania    
Małgorzata Okręglicka, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Yosra Essid Hamas, Effat University, KSA   
Georgiana Marin, PTC Eastern Europe, Romania  
Maja Pervan, University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Croatia     Certificate of Excellence     
Haslindar Ibrahim, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia  
Noraina Mazuin, National Energy University, Malaysia    
Elena Shkarupeta, Voronezh State Technical University, Russia   
Goh Choon Yih, Multimedia University, Malaysia  
Amiruddin Ahamat, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia  
Alexander N. Litvinenko, Saint-Petersburg University of Internal Affairs of Russia, Russia     
Lukas Valek, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Cristian Bucur, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti, Romania   
Ili Salsabila Abd Razak, Univeristi Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Ivan Darushin, St.Petersburg State University, Russia    
Anita Romanová, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Lucia Morosan-Danila, “Stefan Cel Mare” of Suceava, Romania  
Marinela Vrîncianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania    
Arsen Tleppayev, German-Kazakh University, Kazakhstan
Natalia Manea, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Zugravu Gheorghe Adrian, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania  
Athanasios Podaras, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Benedicta Drobota, Independent Researcher, Romania  
Adrian Turek Rahoveanu, USAMV Bucharest, Romania   
Liliia Matraeva, Russian State Social University, Russia
Alexandra Borremans, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia    
Olga Sinenko, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia  
Kamal Amarouche, Mohammed V University, Morocco                              
Alina Ginghină, University of Bucharest, Romania                   
Hsu Kuan Liu, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Ewa Stańczyk - Hugiet, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland   
Anastasiya A. Peshkova, Ural Federal University, Russia       
Vladislav Spitsin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia      
Paula Odete Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), Portugal     Certificate of Excellence                        
Alexey А. Golovin, South West State University, Russia       
Iuliana Raluca Gheorghe, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania     Certificate of Excellence  
Oana Balan, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania  
M-Said Oukil, University Alger-3, Algeria   
Yulia Vertakova, Southwest State University, Russia         
Jana Matošková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic     Certificate of Excellence  
Irina Maltseva, Southwest State University, Russia   
Doina Fotache, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Arkady Trachuk, The Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia 
Aleksandra Zygmunt, 
Opole University of Technology, Poland     Certificate of Excellence
Abd Halim Mohd Noor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia    
Suganthi Ramasamy, Multimedia University (Melaka), Malaysia     
Zuzana Kirchmayer, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia      
Violeta Sima, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania     Certificate of Excellence 
Justyna Zygmunt, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Alexey Bataev, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia   
Sergey Klevtsov, Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics & Law, Russia   
Monika Hodinková, STING Academy, Czech Republic      
Ekaterina V. Plotnikova, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia  
Iuliana Petronela Gârdan, Spiru Haret University, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Oskar G. Turovets, 
Voronezh State Technical University, Russia
Tan Booi Chen, Multimedia University, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence     
Sri Mulyani, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia        
Cătălina Radu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Larisa Ivascu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania    
Aw Yoke Cheng, iCOOP College, Malaysia         
Jolanta Baran, Silesian University of Technology, Poland     Certificate of Excellence                
Larysa Novak-Kalyayeva, Lviv Regional Institute for Public Administration of the National Academy for Public Administration  under the President of Ukraine, Ukraine        
Daisy Kee Mui Hung, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Miroslaw Moroz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland     Certificate of Excellence             
Dragos Smedescu, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania
Costea-Dunărințu Anca, „Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Romania  
Muntazir Haider Ali, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan    
Egle Vaiciukynaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania     Certificate of Excellence   
Rozalia Kicsi, “Ștefan cel Mare”  University of Suceava, Romania     
Muhammad Hasmi Abu Hassan Asaari, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia                      
Natalia Sokolova, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia     Certificate of Excellence   
Semeh Ben Salem, Polytechnic Tunisian School, Tunisia     
Marina Ivanova, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia    
Anna Dolinskaia, South Ural State University, Russia  
Zygmunt Kruczek, University School Of Physical Education in  Krakow, Poland     
Ionela Carmen Pirnea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Azizah Omar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence
Takács Ildikó-Csilla, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Alaa Abdul Salam Al Yamani, University of Mosul, Iraq
Kateryna Tiulkina, Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine 
Cassia Bömer Galvão, Texas A&M University, USA
Adam Ryszko, Silesian University of Technology, Poland      
Natalia Pokrovskaia, St Petersburg State University, Russia   
Carl Osunde, Onitsha Business School, Nigeria 
Chantal Souaid Mchantaf, Notre Dame University, Lebanon                   
Alžbeta Kucharčíková, University of Žilina, Slovakia
Akhmetshin Elvir Munirovich, Kazan Federal University, Elabuga Institute of KFU, Elabuga   
Rohail Hassan, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence   
Achugamonu Bede Uzoma, Covenant University, Nigeria     Certificate of Excellence
Aleksandra Krajnović, University of Zadar, Croatia                     
Camelia Hategan, West University of Timisoara, Romania   
Piotr Bebenek, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Ibidunni Oyebisi M., Bells University, Nigeria         
M Muzamil Naqshbandi, University of Dubai, UAE     Certificate of Excellence
Iacovoiu Viorela Beatrice, Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania      Certificate of Excellence      
Pavla Říhová, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic     
Sergey I. Shanygin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Adel Béjaoui, University of Jendouba, Tunisia     Certificate of Excellence
Liliana Manea, Athenaeum University, Romania  
Liudmila Nikolova, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia    
Srimannarayana Grandhi, Central Queensland University, Australia     Certificate of Excellence      
Lenka Ližbetinová, Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Czech Republic  
Viktoriia Koretskaia-Garmash, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Russia  
Denisa Florentina Burcea (Fulgeanu), USAMV Bucharest, Romania
Folashade Owolabi, Covenant University, Nigeria 
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania  
Artyom A. Golovin, South West State University, Russia 
Natalia V. Gorodnova, Ural Federal University, Russia 
Mihail Busu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania 
Rozalia Nistor, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania  

Joanna Radomska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland  
Mihai Mieilă, Valahia University of Târgoviște, Romania
Ana Ivanisevic Hernaus, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia     Certificate of Excellence    
Olawale David Johnson, Covenant University, Nigeria   
Alen Stojanovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia   
Russayani Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence           
Afshan Rauf, Institute of Business Management, Pakistan      
Anna Kowalska, University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland
Saoussen Kouki, FSEG Elmanar, Tunisia 
Cristina Burghelea, Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania
Jolly Sahni, Prince Sultan University, KSA   
Indrani Hazarika, Higher Colleges of Technolog, UAE   
Ana Paula Preto Mendes Afonso, Oporto Polytechnic Institute/ ISCAP, Portugal     Certificate of Excellence      
Anna Olszańska, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland     Certificate of Excellence      
Liudmila A. Guzikova, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia     
Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, UAE
Liliana Nicoleta Simionescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Study, Romania     Certificate of Excellence        
E.V. Vorontsova, Southwest State University, Russia   
Norzalita Abd Aziz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence
Hatem Ben Sta, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia       
Jolanta Maj, Opole University of Technology, Poland     Certificate of Excellence  
Mohamed Gharbi, Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques de Bizerte, Tunisia   
Sabina Kubiciel-Lodzińska, Opole University of Technology, Poland    
Thouraya Daouas, IHEC of Carthage, Tunisia
Isaiah Oluranti Olurinola, Covenant University, Nigeria 
Areeba Khan, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Alina Zaharia, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Marium Mateen Khan, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan    
Mohammad AlShiab, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE    
Nawaz Ahmad, Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Pakistan       

Norli Ali, UiTM, Malaysia                                  
Liviu-Adrian Cotfas, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence    
Eluyela Damilola Felix, Landmark University, Nigeria
Gorzeń-Mitka Iwona, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland   
Folasade Bosede Adegboye, Covenant University, Nigeria                 
Johnson Adewale Akomolafe, Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, Nigeria   
Saoussen Aguir Bargaoui, School of Business IHE of Sousse, Tunisia 
Rahul A Kulkarni, S. M. Agrawal Institute of Management, Chalisgaon – North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India   
Woo Kok Hoong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia     Certificate of Excellence     
Lawrence Uchenna Okoye, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria     Certificate of Excellence   
Valentina Ndou, University of Salento, Italy     Certificate of Excellence    
Nasina binti Mat Desa, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia   
Abdul Hadi Bin Zulkafli, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia       
Tatiana Dyukina, St. Petersburg State University, Russia     Certificate of Excellence   
Tatyana Bylkova, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk University of Control System and Radioelectronics, Russia
Filofteia Repez, “Carol I” National Defence University, Bucharest, Romania    
Cheah Phaik Kin, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia    
Elizaveta A. Gromova, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia   
Ioana Cristina Florescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Dedi Purwana, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia   
Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia   
Jayanty Kuppusamy, Multimedia University, Malaysia 
Anna Nowak, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland   
Stanciu Vasile Miltiade,Spiru Haret University, Romania     Certificate of Excellence    
Cristina Buturoaga, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania     Certificate of Excellence   
Angi Erastievich Skhvediani, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia    
Wan Syahirah Binti Mohammad Zubir, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Lourdes Canós-Darós, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain     Certificate of Excellence     
Poorna Prabhat Sunkara, Andhra Loyola College, India        
Sabrina O. Sihombing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia     Certificate of Excellence   
Tove Engvall, Mid Sweden University, Sweden     Certificate of Excellence       
Umara Noreen, Prince Sultan University, KSA   
Claudiu Constantin Cicea, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania   
Vladimir Plotnikov, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia
Alexander Sergeevich Sokolitsyn, Graduate School of Public Administration and Financial Management, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
Lubov Spitsina, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia    
Daniela Matušíková, University of Prešov in Prešov, Slovakia      
Leonid Mylnikov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia    
Benish Chaudhry, University of Modern Sciences, UAE 
Maria Klevtsova, South-West State University, Russia    
Ari Warokka, Centro Internacional “Carlos V” – Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain     Certificate of Excellence

Conference Themes

The 31st 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 31st IBIMA conference  and for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The list has two categories:  "Research papers" and "Short papers"

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


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 papers. 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:  978-0-9998551-0-2)

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)

  • Inscription virtuelle:
    Tous les types de papiers Dates limites de soumission Ouvert jusqu'au: 21 avril 2018


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

  • Les actes de la  31ème IBIMA conférence sur USB (ISBN: 978-0-9998551-0-2)
  • 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

Se invita a Académicos y a Practicantes interesados a enviar sus ponencias en las siguientes categorías:

  • Artículos de Investigación: artículos completos (5000 palabras máximo) con sección de referencias completa.
  • Resúmenes de Investigaciones en progreso: reportes sobre el progreso de una investigación (extensión máxima: 5 páginas o 1000 palabras)

Todos los artículos deberán ser dirigidos al tema o área apropiados. Los artículos aceptados se publicarán en las actas o memorias de la conferencia. 
Los artículos serán evaluados en base a su originalidad, importancia, claridad, y en general, su contribución a la ciencia. Cada artículo será sometido a revisión doble-ciega por dos árbitros. El resumen de la retroalimentación será enviado al autor (autores) en la mayoría de los casos. Todos los comentarios y sugerencias de la revisión deberán ser considerados para la versión final. Los artículos enviados no se deben haber publicado o sometido actual o previamente para su publicación en algún otro foro. 
Las memorias de la conferencia se publicarán como un libro electrónico en un CD o USB (ISBN: 978-0-9998551-0-2) 

Temas de la conferencia

Temas de la Conferencia Tópicos de interés pueden incluir:


  • Política Gubernamental y Regulaciones
  • Regulaciones Económicas
  • Economía Constitucional
  • Desarrollo Regional
  • Economía Mundial vs Economía Regional
  • Reglas e Instituciones
  • Organizaciones Industriales.
  • Economía Institucional.
  • Orden Económico Internacional.
  • Globalización: Generales de Comercio.
  • Política Comercial; Protección; Promociones; Negociaciones Comerciales.
  • País y Estudios Industriales de Comercio.
  • Integración Económica.
  • Interacciones entre Comercio y el Mercado Laboral.
  • Comercio y Ambiente comercial
  • Movimientos de Factor Internacional y Negocios Internacionales.
  • Inversión Internacional; Movimientos de Capital a Largo Plazo.
  • Migración Internacional.


  • Auditoría
  • Gestión Contable
  • Contabilidad Financiera
  • Ley Comercial.
  • Rentabilidad y Ganancias
  • Presupuesto y Presentación de Informes
  • Informes Internos e Incentivos
  • Evaluación del Desempeño
  • Interfaz entre informes externos e internos.
  • Mercados Financieros Generales.
  • Selección de Cartera
  • Valuación de activos
  • Precios de Contingencia; Precios Futuros
  • Información y Eficiencia de Mercados
  • Mercados Financieros Internacionales
  • Política Gubernamental y Regulación
  • Instituciones Financieras y Servicios
  • Bancos; otras Instituciones de Depósito
  • Hipotecas
  • Seguro; Compañías de Seguros
  • Fondos de Pensión; otras Instituciones Financieras Privadas
  • Banca de Inversión, Capital de Riesgo; Corredores
  • Política Gubernamental y Regulación
  • Finanzas Corporativas
  • Presupuesto de Capital; Políticas de Inversión
  • Políticas de Financiamiento; Capital y Estructuras de Propiedad
  • Quiebra; Liquidación
  • Fusiones; Adquisiciones; Restructuración; Gobernanza Corporativa
  • Política de Pago


  • Mercadotecnia y su Filosofía
  • El Rol de Mercadotecnia en Planeación Estratégica
  • Mercadotecnia Relacional
  • Mercadotecnia en Pequeña y Medianas Empresas (PyMES)
  • Estrategias de Relaciones Públicas
  • Necesidades del Mercado e Industria para las partes interesadas (Stakeholders)
  • Estrategias Internacionales
  • El desarrollo y uso de los Planes de Mercadotecnia (Marketing Plans)
  • Mercadotecnia en Línea
  • Mercadotecnia en Redes Sociales
  • Mercadotecnia Efectiva en las todos los niveles Operacionales y Estratégicos
  • Brand Management: Administración de Marca


  • Ciencias de la Gestión
  • Recursos Humanos
  • Estudios Críticos de la Gestión (CMS)
  • Comportamiento Organizacional.
  • Gestión Estratégica
  • Liderazgo
  • Estadística en los Negocios
  • Investigación de Operaciones
  • Inteligencia de Negocios
  • Gestión del Cambio
  • Gestión de las Comunicaciones
  • Gobernanza Corporativa
  • Emprendimiento
  • Ética, Responsabilidad Social Corporativa y Sostenibilidad
  • Diversidad y Género
  • Gestión de Recursos Humanos
  • Gestión Internacional
  • Gestión en Educación y Desarrollo


  • Gestión del Conocimiento
  • Desarrollo Tecnológico y su Impacto Social.
  • Tecnologías de Información Verde y Organizaciones Verdes.
  • E-Business e Internet
  • Gestión de la Tecnología en Educación y Negocios.
  • Innovación y Tecnología en Nuevos Productos/Desarrollo de Servicios.
  • Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas.
  • Estrategias en los Negocios Internacionales y Tecnología de Información.
  • E-Government: Gobierno Electrónico y sus estrategias, procedimientos de implementación y casos de estudio.
  • Transferencia Tecnológica, Mercadotecnia y Comercialización.
  • Gestión de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC).
  • Asuntos de Sistemas de Información
  • La integración de Tecnología y Estrategias Organizacionales.
  • I&D: Investigación y Desarrollo y su gestión.
  • Gestión de Proyectos y Programas
  • Sistemas Tecnológicos Industriales y de Manufactura.
  • Gestión de la Tecnología en Países en Desarrollo.
  • Innovación Sostenible y Ventajas Competitivas.
  • Innovación y Administración de los Recursos Renovables.
  • Uso de Estrategas de Tecnología en el Sector Financiero.
  • Adopción, aceptación y Difusión de tecnologías emergentes.
  • Gestión del Cambio y mediciones en el dempeño organizacional.
  • Ingeniería del Conocimiento y Aprendizaje.
  • Gestión de la Calidad en la Información.
  • Calidad en la Información: Métricas y Evaluación.
  • Problemáticas en E-commerce, tendencias y caso de estudio
  • E-Learning, E-Training, and E-Teams
  • E-Human Resources
  • Modelos de M-Commerce Business, aplicaciones y mejores prácticas.
  • Privacidad, seguridad, ética y problemáticas sociales.
  • Leyes cibernéticas, Leyes en E-commerce y Derechos de la Propiedad Intelectual.
  • Gestión en las Relaciones de con los Clientes (CRM)
  • BPR: Rediseño en los Procesos de Negocios.
  • Gestión de la Calidad Total (TQM), Ciclo de Reducción de Tiempos (CTR).
  • Administración de la Cadena de Suministro
  • Sistemas Empresariales (ERP) y Soluciones Industriales.
  • Sistemas de Apoyo para las Decisiones Estratégicas.
  • Aplicaciones de las Redes Difusas y Redes Neuronales.
  • Ingeniería de Sistemas basados en el conocimiento
  • Sistema de base de datos orientada a objetivos.
  • Almacenamiento de Datos y Minería de Datos.
  • Ingeniería de Software de sistema de E-business
  • Técnicas de Minería de Datos.
  • Búsqueda y extracción del Conocimiento.


  • La Sociedad del Conocimiento y Sistemas de Información.
  • Conocimiento en la Sociedad de Información.
  • Conocimiento y Ontologías en Sistemas de Información
  • Ontología
  • Gestión del Conocimiento de los Sistemas de Información e Ingeniería.
  • Gestión del Conocimiento Empresarial e Ingeniería.
  • Todos los aspectos relacionados a la Construcción Ontológica, Ingeniería, Modelación, Aprendizaje, Población y Evaluación.
  • Todos los aspectos relacionados a la Evolución y Mantenimiento Ontológico.
  • Todos los aspectos relacionados a la adopción Ontológica, Evaluación y Gestión.
  • Lenguaje Ontológico.
  • Procesamiento natural del Lenguaje.
  • Uso de la Ontología en Sistemas de Información.
  • Ontología: Coupling, Integración y Matching
  • Aplicaciones de Semánticas Web


  • Clusters de Innovación, Transferencia de Tecnología y Emprendimiento
  • Formas de aprovechar las habilidades digitales para favorecer la innovación en la Sociedad
  • Emprendimiento Corporativo y Social
  • Mujeres Emprendedoras, Educación y Desarrollo
  • El espíritu Empresarial en los países en desarrollo
  • Comportamiento Emprendedor en Grandes Organizaciones vs el Emprendimiento en las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (PYMES)
  • Evaluación Comparativa (Benchmarking) de las mejores prácticas en Emprendimiento e Innovación
  • Emprendimiento en Alta Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica
  • Integración Estratégica entre Innovación y Emprendimiento


  • Nuevas Perspectivas Teóricas sobre la Gestión de Recursos Humanos.
  • El Rol de Cambio en la Gestión de Recursos Humanos.
  • Gestión del Desempeño Organizacional.
  • Motivación
  • Reconocimiento y Recompensas
  • Contratación y Desprendimiento Laboral
  • Reclutamiento


  • Alianzas Estratégicas Internacionales
  • Globalización
  • Comercio Internacional e Inversión
  • Prácticas de Administración Internacional
  • Negocios Multinacionales y Transnacionales
  • Estrategias de Negocios Internacionales
  • Medición del Desempeño en los Negocios Internacionales

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 allows 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 2017 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). 

31st IBIMA Conference: 25-26 April 2018, Milan, Italy

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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.

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  • 31st IBIMA Conference proceedings in an electronic format on an Official IBIMA USB. 
  • Classification of IBIMA Proceedings in the Library of the USA Congress.   ISBN: 978-0-9998551-0-2.
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  • All coffee breaks and networking activities
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  • 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
  • Co-Author: US $385  (this is for co-authors who wants to attend the conference along with already registered author.  This rate can be applied ONLY after one author has already registered to attend the conference in person)
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NH Milano Machiavelli is the official location for the 31st IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Milan, Italy  25-26 April 2018.

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Conference Proceedings

The 31st IBIMA International conference proceedings include papers: 575 papers in total.  There are 206 papers scheduled for presentations in the program below. 

IBIMA Conference proceedings are ISBN:  978-0-9998551-0-2

IBIMA Conference Proceedings are Indexed by:  Web of Science and SCOPUS


Conference Presentation Guidelines:

  • Each presentation has 10-15 min. followed by  5 min discussion. Session chairs will coordinate presentations in their respective sessions
  • LCD projector will be available in every session room.  
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  • 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 MUST wear at all times.  No one without name tag will be allowed into the conference area

Conference Program

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              8:00 am – 12:30 pm


Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              8:45 am – 11:00 am

Special Track Session W1.1: Organizational Development Research                     Sala De' Medici
Session Chair: Sebastian Kot

Management and Process Maturity in Polish Small Enterprises
Paula Pypłacz

Generation Matters? The Approach of the Family Business Representatives of Different Generations to Selected Aspects of Their Functioning
Beata Ślusarczyk and Magdalena Baryń

Prospects of Big data driven innovation in enterprises
Vijay Victor and Fekete Farkas Maria

Cultural Conditions for Giving Strategic Measures of the CSR Concepts within the Organization
Marek Siemiński and Krzysztof Krukowski

The Potential and Possibilities of Using the Internet and Social Media in Family Microenterprises
Klaudia Smoląg

The Role of the Buyer's Knowledge in Developing Product Innovations in the FMCG Sector
Katarzyna Liczmańska-Kopcewicz, Waldemar Glabiszewski, Dorota Grego-Planer, and Maciej Zastempowski

Regional Development via Entrepreneurship: Women Leadership in Lithuanian E-Commerce
Jurgita Raudeliūnienė, Manuela Tvaronavičienė, and Viktorija Radeckytė

Process Innovation as a Factor for the Development of Small Enterprises in Poland
Paula Pypłacz and Katarzyna Liczmańska – Kopcewicz

The Job Searching Methods in the Modern Labor Market
Klaudia Smoląg and Daria Kuczerska

Management of Organizational Culture in Various Stages of Process Maturity of City Halls in Poland
Marek Siemiński and Krzysztof Krukowski

Enterprising Attitudes of Women in Chosen Regions of the World
Beata Ślusarczyk, Aneta Broniszewska, and Sebastian Kot

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session W1.2: Research in Finance and Banking                        Sala Borgia

Session Chair: Tamara Selentyeva

Enterprise Risk Management and Value Creation: A Conceptual Framework
Danijela Milos Sprčić

The Impact of Capital Structure on Firm’s Value: Review of Pakistan’s Oil & Gas Marketing Companies

Yeriha Zehra and Nawaz Ahmad

The preference function and banking strategies The appreciation of the preference function of stakeholders with Tunisian banks

Chiraz. Rouissi and Mondher Kouki

The Effect of Financing Changes on Discretionary Accruals Estimation
Jorge Manuel Afonso Alves, and José A. C. Moreira

Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Asset Quality: The Case of Non-Performing Loans in Nigerian Deposit Money Banks

Onakoya, Olorunfemi Adebisi, Moses, Chinonye Love, and Okorie Uchechukwu Emena

Research into the Influence of OFDI on Currency Internationalization: the case of China
Tian Xiao and Xiangwei Xie

European Systemic Banks’ Productivity Assessment in the Post-Crisis Period

Iustina Alina Boitan

Does Enterprise Risk Management Determine Profitability, Liquidity, And Stability – Indicative Evidence from U.S. Market

Danijela Miloš Sprčić, Marina Mešin Žagar, and Mojca Marc

Satisfaction and Loyalty of Customers in a Financial Institution: A Case Study

Paulo Jorge Afonso da Silva Madaleno, Paula Odete Fernandes,  and Jorge Manuel Afonso Alves

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session W1.3: Information Systems and Data Management                    Sala Clizia
Session Chair: Emad Bataineh

Genetic Algorithms based Prediction in an Adaptive Multi-Agent System for Automated Negotiation
Serban Radu and Lavinia-Stefania Sirbu

Extending Planning Knowledge Using Ontologies for Goal Opportunities
Mohannad Babli, Eva Onaindia, and Eliseo Marzal

Model View Controller – a comparative .NET versus Java analysis
DOSPINESCU Octavian and DONU Bogdan-Andrei

Automatic Selection of Kernels to Classify Hyperspectral Imagery based on Convolution Neural Network and Clustering Algorithm
Maissa Hamouda and Med Salim Bouhlel

LinkedDBTour: a Tool to Retrieve Linked Open Data about Tourism Attractions
Jesús Ibáñez-Ruiz, Alexander Bustamante, Laura Sebastiá, and Eva Onaindia

Deep Learning and Semantic Medical Image Processing and Retrieval: Datasets, Software, Applications and Perspectives
Sabrine Benzarti Somai, Wahiba Ben Abdessalem Karaa, and Henda Hajjami Ben Ghezala

Deep Learning Techniques for Author Profiling in Social Media Content
Bassem Bsir and Mounir Zrigui

Using Deep Learning model for Sentiment Analysis in Arabic Microblogs
Houssem Abdellaoui

Evaluating the usability of games interfaces with respect to teenagers and adults
Syed Asim Ali, Afshan Ejaz, M. Fouad Ilyas Siddiqui, and Sumeen Farooqui

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                      8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session W1.4: Research in Economics I                                       Sala Degli Ambasciatori
Session Chair: Vladimir Plotnikov

Social Economy - Romanian Rural Area Development Support
Mocuta Dorina Nicoleta, Adrian Turek Rahoveanu, and Turek Rahoveanu Maria Magdalena

Realization of the National and State Economic Interests of Russia in the Conditions of Formation of the 4.0 Industry

Evgenia Karpunina, Inna Yakunina, and Elena Yurina

Investigating the Influence of Gender and Age on the Choice of Housing   

Ekaterina V. Plotnikova

Instrumentation of Ensuring the Sustainability of the Tax System

Evgenii A. Konnikov, Olga A. Konnikova, Sergei A. Ivanov, and Olga V. Novikova

Impact of the Implementation of the NRDP 2007-2013 Measures on the Romanian Rural Area

Adrian Turek Rahoveanu

Comparative Assessment of Housing Availability for Population in Germany, Russia and the USA

Anna N. Kuratova and Ekaterina V. Plotnikova

Factors for increasing the competitiveness of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and other integration associations

Bulat Mukhamediyev, Zhansaya Ilyassova, and Kalieva Assem

The Study of the Conformity of Marketing Solutions to the Concept of Sustainable Consumption

Evgenii A. Konnikov, Olga A. Konnikova, Tatiana V. Bogacheva, and Oxana U. Yuldasheva

The Relationship between State and Religious Denominations in Romania, After the 1989 Revolution; Comparison of Their Financing to Other European States

Teodora Monica Fulga and Constantin Marius Profiroiu

Poland's Export Specialization Pattern in Trade in Services

Magdalena Kąkol

A Knowledge Based Economy And International High-Tech Exports. Main Competitors
Aneta Jarosz-Angowska

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

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Special Track Session W2.1: National Economies Research                    Sala De' Medici
Session Chair: Beata Ślusarczyk

More Education, Less Regulation: Restrictions Imposed by State Interventions and Consumer Protectionism on Interest Rates for Consumer Credit – The Case of Poland
Wiktor Cwynar, Andrzej Cwynar, Anna Ostrowska-Dankiewicz, Paulino Manuel Leite da Silva, Volodymyr Martynyuk, and Viktoria Stancheva

Development of Selected National Economies: Forecasts of Vulnerability to External Global Threats
Manuela Tvaronavičienė

Globalization – The Catholic Church’s Approach

Sebastian Kot

Comparative Analysis of State Economic Protectionism in Regulating Consumer Credit Price: Poland against other CEE Countries

Wiktor Cwynar, Anna Ostrowska-Dankiewicz, Paulino Manuel Leite da Silva, and Volodymyr Martynyuk

Selection of Sources of Technological Innovations and Their Consequences in Financial Services Companies

Waldemar Glabiszewski, Dorota Grego-Planer, Katarzyna Liczmańska-Kopcewicz, and Maciej Zastempowski

Evolution of Carsharing in Poland

Marcin Kubera and Sebastian Kot

Public Aid as an Investment Incentive to Realize Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Poland
Beata Ślusarczyk

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                     11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Session W2.2: Organizational Strategic Management                       Sala Degli Ambasciatori
Session Chair: Kaukab Abid Azhar 

Parametric Strategic Management Approach as the Novel Governance Instrument

Alexander Obydenov

Learning Capabilities for Strategic Thinking In Family Businesses

Romana P. Khokharm and Amanat Jalbani

Organisational Knowledge from a Typological Perspective: Establishing Linkages to Organisational Performance

IBIDUNNI Ayodotun Stephen, CHINONYE Love Moses, ADEGBUYI Omotayo Adeniyi, OLADOSUN Muyiwa, and OLOKUNDUN Maxwell Ayodele

State Regulation and Strategic Management in Clusters

Lydmila Pronyaeva, Andrey Polyanin, Anna Pavlova, Аlexandr Shchegolev, and Yulia Polozhentseva

The Role of a Car Manufacturing Plant’s Internal Performance in Shaping Strategic Management Choices in Automotive Industry

Attila Turi, Marian Mocan, Gilles Goncalves, and Larisa Ivascu

Strategy for Sustainability Management in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Natalya Parushina, Natalya Lytneva, Andrey Polyanin, Elena Bobrova, and Yulia Vertakova

New Strategic Approaches in the Context of New Opportunities and Threats of the Environment

Doina I. Popescu

Relationship of Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Investigation from Textile Sector of Pakistan

Kaukab Abid Azhar and Waqas Mehmood

Organizational and Managerial Infrastructure of Digitalization Processes in Economic Systems of Various Levels

Andrey Polyanin, Tatyana Golovina, Irina Avdeeva, Alexandr Merkulov, and Maria Klevtsova

Organisational Knowledge Utilization In Nigeria’s Telecommunication Industry And It’s Implications For Management Practice
IBIDUNNI Ayodotun Stephen, OLOKUNDUN Maxwell Ayodele, SALAU, Odunayo Paul, FALOLA, Hezekiah Olubusayo, and BORISHADE Taiye Tairat

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                              11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Session W2.3: Economic Research in Agriculture                                     Sala Borgia
Session Chair: Adrian Turek Rahoveanu

Study on the Areas and Varieties of Wheat For Seed Cultivated In Romania
Băcanu (Șerban) Constanța, Stoica (Dincă) Cristina, Dumitru (Ion) Iuliana Manuela, and Stanciu Silvius

Remarks on the Use of Fertilisers and the Soil Quality in Brăila County, Romania

Băcanu (Șerban) Constanța, Stoica (Dincă) Cristina, Dumitru (Ion) Iuliana Manuela, and Stanciu Silviu

Aspects regarding maize crops in Romania and Braila county

Cristina Stoica (Dincă), Constanța Băcanu (Șerban), Iuliana Manuela Dumitru (Ion), and Silvius Stanciu

Short-Term Evolution and Prospects of the Vegetable Market in the Context of Sustainable Regional Development

Ana Maria Loredana Preda

Considerations on the Production of Hybrid Corn Seeds in Romania

Stoica (Dincă) Cristina, Băcanu (Șerban) Constanța, Dumitru (Ion) Iuliana Manuela, and Stanciu Silvius

Research on the quality of the Romanian consumption wheat harvested in 2017


National and international regulations on seeds and planting material production

Iuliana Manuela Dumitru (Ion), Constanța Băcanu (Șerban),  Cristina Stoica (Dincă), and Silvius Stanciu

Agricultural sector in Galaţi county. Resources for the seed production
Iuliana Manuela Dumitru (Ion), Cristina Stoica (Dincă), Constanța Băcanu (Șerban), and Silvius Stanciu

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                             11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Session W2.4: Organizational and Educational Culture in the MENA Region                    Sala Clizia
Session Chair: Fayez Ahmad Albadri

Organisational Culture, Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual Capital: Directions for Future Research
Mujid M. Attar, Kyeong Kang, and Osama Sohaib

Developing an Improvement Culture within Nonprofit Organizations: A Grounded Theory Case of Saudi Arabia

Sulaiman Almaiman and Patrick Mclaughlin

Managing the Risks Associated with the Cyber City Project: Case Study of the NEOM Project

Benjamin Grab, Wiebke Geldmacher, and Razvan Ionescu

Western Organizational Theories – Middle Eastern Style How much do you know About the Culture?

Maurice Abi-Raad

From Total Quality Management to Perceived Value:  An Industrial Lebanese Perspective

Esther Bassil Sleilati

An Understanding  of Consumption Trends of Smart Phones on University Campus : A Comparison Study

Emad Bataineh and Sara Alamodi

The Impact of Student Participation on Student Satisfaction:  An Empirical Study

Cynthia Jabbour Sfeir

Reflecting on a decade of measuring e-government readiness using EGDI: has anything changed?
Eltahir F Kabbar

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session W3.1: Keynote Speech                                                                 Sala De' Medici

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

Conference Networking Lunch                                               2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                         2:45 pm – 4:00 pm


Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                         3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Session W4.1: Workshop                                                                 Sala De' Medici

You can get your article published and get it cited too
A practical guide to successfully publish your article in top academic journals

Khalid S. Soliman,
Founder and CEO,
IBIMA Publishing, USA
(Biography at the end of this page)

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                         3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Session W5.1: Information Technology, Software Development and IT Governance                             Sala De' Medici
Session Chair: Oksana Iliashenko

Analysis and Development the Digital Economy in the World

Alexey V. Bataev

Research Notes: The Hidden Key to Excellence In Korea’s National R&D

Jaehee Hwang, Ji Tae-houn, and Lee Jang-Uk

A Minimum Mean Absolute Deviation Model For the Cloud Services Provider Selection

Rădulescu Constanţa Zoie, Alexandru Adriana, Ianculescu Marilena, and Rădulescu Delia Mihaela

Enterprise architecture as a means of digital transformation of mining enterprises in the arctic
Irina M. Zaychenko, Igor V. Ilin, and Anastasia I. Lyovina

Crowdsourcing Technology in Test Phase of Software Development Projects

Ilin Igor Vasilievich, Iliashenko Oksana Yurievna, Shirokova Svetlana Vladimirovna, and Makov Konstantin Mikhailovich

A structured Approach to Explore and Validate Options to Upgrade or Replace ERP System: A Case Study of GTC

Fayez Ahmad Albadri

A Study on the Priority Decision Making of Processes for IT Governance Based on the IT-related Goals of COBIT 5

Juhyeon Lee, Junghwan Lee, and Kyungho Lee

Features of enterprise architecture designing of Infrastructure-intensive companies

Anastasia I. Levina, Alexandra D. Borremans, and Andrey N. Burmistrov

Evaluation of the Use of Cloud Data Center

Alexey V. Bataev

Formation of a competence model of management personnel for a medical organization implementing the Smart Hospital concept

Ilin Igor Vasilievich, Iliashenko Oksana Yurievna, Shchepinin Vladimir Engelevich, and Chernikova Anna Vladimirovna

Towards Telemedicine Services for the Arctic Regions of the Russian Federation

Dubgorn A.S., Ilin I.V., and Lepekhin A.A.

Using business model as a tool of Arctic region medicine strategic development
Irina M. Zaychenko, Igor V. Ilin, and Alissa Dubgorn

Budgeting processes for IT-projects in Swiss banks Readiness to react to fast changing market conditions
Christian Hitz, Mike Kreyz, Marius Albath y, Robin Wyssy and Per Thomay

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                         3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Session W5.2: ASEAN Organizational Research                                Sala Degli Ambasciatori
Session Chair: Nawaz Ahmad

Agro-Ecotourism Management In Disaster-Affected Areas

Ari Wijayani, Unggul Priyadi, Dwi Bhakti Iriantini, H.M. Thamrin, Hendy Mustiko Aji, and Muafi

The Role of Leadership Agility toward Organizational Learning and Imitation Behavior; a Study of Batik MSMEs in Pekalongan Indonesia

Muafi and Qurotul Uyun

Online Islamic Business Enhancer Tool (OIBET) for Young Entrepreneurs

Rohail Hassan, Manmeet Mahinderjit-Singh, Hasmaizan Hassan, and Siti Sophiayati Yuhaniz

Examining Absenteeism as the Outcome of Terrorism Fear: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress

Syed Asad Ali Shah, Tian Ye Zhuang, Syed Jamal Shah, Syed Adnan Muhammad Shah, Salim Khan, and Nidal Fawwaz Al Qudah

Expectation Confirmation Model in the Transportation Order Applications: Gender Differences

Muamar Nur Kholid, Muamar Nur Kholid, and Rizki Hamdani

Factors Determining Retail Patronage Behavior: The Case of Islamic Retail Store

Hendy Mustiko Aji

Corporate Social Performance And Corporate Financial Performance: The Influence CSP Over Sales And Gross Margin In Indonesia

Dessy Isfianadewi and Ibrahim Mahdi

Exploratory Research on the Impact of Physical Attractiveness in Marketing of Fitness Products

Soekmawati and Robert Jeyakumar Nathan

Challenges for Appropriate CSR Implementation Program: Empirical study on State Owned Enterprise CSR Managers in Indonesia

Muafi, Ratna Roostika and Zainal Mustafa El Qadri

The Biodiversity Research Outputs of the Megadiverse Asean Countries
Ambar Yoganingrum

Digitalization as a solution to raise Indonesian furniture market: A study of the development of furniture e-commerce platform in Jepara, Indonesia
Muhammad Fariz Zakka Zulfikar, Muhammad Ilham, and Istyakara Muslichah

Impact of Social Lifestyle towards Organic Food Purchase
Robert Jeyakumar Nathan, Norhaslinda Amran, Tan Pei Kian, and Musah Ibrahim

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                                         3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Session W5.3: Research in Economics II                                                    Sala Borgia
Session Chair: Magdalena Kąkol

Key Competencies as an Enterprise Value Management Tool
Vladimir Plotnikov and Oksana Pirogova

A Study on the Impact of Taxation Compliance Costs On the Innovative Development
Marina Ivanova and Tamara Selentyeva

Developed and Emerging Economies’ understanding of the dynamics of alliance capability: A comparison and integrative theoretical analysis
Saba Khalid

A Components Based Model of Socio-Economic Status and Foundational Executive Function
Eugene Wei-Hsiung Lim, Wai Ching Poon, Alexandre Schaefer, Motoki Watabe, and Nobuhiko Goto

Where is Production Industry heading In the Context of Globalization 2.0?
Dima Adriana

The Minimum Wage in Compensation Systems in EU and the Slovak Republic
Lubica Bajzikova

Labour Market Informalization and Youth Migration in Romania
Katalin GÁL

Problems of Trade Financing In the Russian Federation
Nikolova L.V., Velikova M.D., Serov P.S., and Abramchikova N. V.

International Reserves and the Motivation for Transferring Reserve Funds to Sovereign Wealth Funds
Stanislav Martínek

Methodology of Express Assessment of Strategic Financial Solutions for an Emerging Market’ Company
Yulia Y. Finogenova, Ekaterina P. Mochalina, Galina V. Ivankova, and Oleg V. Tatarnikov

Restructuring and Crisis Management- A Romanian Industry Case and Some Takeaways
Daniel Costea, Florentina Albu, and Xin Wang

Improvement of Approaches to Evaluating the Results of Innovative Clusters Development
Tamara Selentyeva, Marina Ivanova, and Valeriia Kulibanova

Differentiation of the Economic Space in the Context of Ensuring Economic Security
Vladimir Plotnikov, Yulia Vertakova, and Natalia Moroz

Wednesday 25 April 2018                                             3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Session W5.4: Session en Français                                                            Sala Clizia
Session Chair: Maurice Abi-Raad

La Confiance Initiale, Variable D’internationalisation De La Marque De La Coopérative Marocaine
Ghilane Hind et Aomari Amina

Circuit du médicament dans la pharmacie hospitalière : proposition réorganisation et de modélisation
Houda BIYOUT, Abdelmajid ELOUADI, et Hassan MHARZI

Dimensionnalité De La Perception De La Qualité De Service Sur Un Canal D’offre Classique Vs Virtuel Et Notion De Référentiel De Qualité : Approche Qualitative
Wiem Jenzri

Etude Exploratoire du comportement de résistance: Cas du consommateur marocain
KEMMOU Soukaina et AOMARI Amina

City Branding et Attractivité Digitale Le Cas de la Ville de Casablanca
Ibtissam Abarar et Jamila Jouali

La Marque Entre Nostalgie Et Attachement: Cas Du Consommateur Marocain
Elyamani Bouchra et Aomari Amina

Les universités : la difficile implantation du Contrôle de gestion- Cas d’une université marocaine
Kaoutar Lahjouji et Kaoutar El Menzhi

Le Dispositif de Formations en alternance dans l’Enseignement Supérieur au cœur de la Structuration d’un Petit Territoire Insulaire: Les Enseignements Tirés de l’Exemplarité du CFA Universitaire en Région Corse
Christophe Storaï et Laetita Rinieri

La relation entre les émissions de CO2 et  l'effort militaire
Ben Afia Neila et Harbi Sana

Les TOO BIG TO FAIL Marocains l’aléa moral et le risqué de liquidité
Hassan Boujettou et El Mehdi Tamouro

End of first day conference activities

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        8:30 am – 1:00 pm


Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session TH1.1: Human Resource Research                                            Sala De' Medici
Session Chair: Doina I. Popescu

Employing the Elderly in the Service Sector in Conditions of Electronic and Fourth Innovation and Technology Revolution: Industry 4.0
Natalia L. Goncharova and Tatyana Ivanovna Bezdenezhnykh

Soft Skills in Expatriation
Susana Silva, Dora Martins, and Cândida Silva

Labor Motivation of Workers: A Study of the Construction Companies in the United Arab Emirates
Fauzia Jabeen and Mian Ajmal

Health Workers Motivation and Quality of Care, A Path Analysis Approach
Simona Cătălina Ștefan and Ștefan Cătălin Popa

The Effects of the Internal Environment in Relation to the Commitment Demonstrated by Employees in Privatised Public-Sector Firms
Sahem Nawafleh

Analysis of Human Resources and Anthropometric Data Relating to Forestry Machine Operators in Slovakia
Miloš Gejdoš, Miloš Hitka, Marek Potkány, and Žaneta Balážová

Talent Management Practices Using Social Media – A comparative study of SMEs in Pakistan vs. UAE Social Media – Is it for external marketing only?
Muntazir Haider Ali, Syed Salman Kazmi, Aamir Firoz Shamsi, and Nawaz Ahmad

Prerequisites for Ethical Leadership In the Army of the Czech Republic
Zdeněk Mikulka, Ivana Nekvapilová, and Jolana Fedorková

Preconditions of an Individual to Cope Emergencies In the Area of Soft Targets
Petra Beňová, and David Ullrich

The Attitudes and Challenges Associated To Variable Pay in Croatia: A Delphi Research
Ivana Načinović Braje

Empirical Research on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Logistics Company
Simona Činčalová

Impact of Training and Development on Employees’ Engagement: Empirical Evidence from Pakistani Banking Sector
Quratulain Ezam, Nawaz Ahmad, and Syed Irfan Hyder

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session TH1.2: Marketing Research                                                    Sala Degli Ambasciatori
Session Chair: Attila Turi

Attributes in a Movie Trailer That Constitutes Purchase Intention
Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar, Jusang Bolong, and Rosmiza Bidin

Manipulation and Risk in The TV Commercial at Sweets for Childrens
Patricia Simona Lup, Larisa Ivascu, and Gabriela Prostean

Brand Management Practices in Technology Parks and Incubators – An Exploratory Study
Andrea Lučić, Marina Dabić, and Svjetlana Bušić

Impact of Cultural Differences of Saudi Arabia and the United States on Global Marketing: A comparative Analysis using Hofstede Model
Iffath Sultana

A Multi-Layer Analysis Regarding Digital Marketing
Cristina Petronela Simion, Olga Bucovetchi, Razvan-Mihai Dobrescu, and Iuliana Grecu

Causal Evaluation of Quality Brand Image
Takumi Kato and Kazuhiko Tsuda

Marketing strategy implementation in machine construction industry: Belarus vs Portugal
Pavel Panarad, Paula Odete Fernandes, and Svetlana Razumova

PR and Advertising in Pharmaceutical Marketing Communications

Strategic Competitive Analysis of Retail Industry – Case of Croatia
Maja Darabos Longin and Marija Sutalo

Assessing the Impact of Recession on the Consumer’s Buying Behavior in Saudi Arabia
Iffath Sultana and Nadia Yusuf

Crowdfunding non-commercial initiatives in a Belarus platform
Alena Kabylka, Paula Odete Fernandes, Rui Pedro Lopes, and Olga Morozevich

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session TH1.3: Education and ICT Research                                                    Sala Borgia
Session Chair: Aneta Jarosz-Angowska

A Theoretical Approach of Services in the Field of Treatment and Training Centers

Adult training and economic relaunch of rural areas
Panait Mihai Vlad and Adrian Turek Rahoveanu

A Research Outlook on Learning Outcomes of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education for Students from Different Disciplines
Pierre G. Keller Inna Kozlinska

Comparison and Evaluation of Procedures for the Computer System Validation in the European Medical Device Industry
Marius Schönberger

A study of next generation of customers. The speed of adoption and CRM transformation
Luiza-Maria Turlacu (Lazar), Raluca-Giorgiana Chivu, Ivona Stoica, Gheorghe Orzan

Cured Database of Sustained Speech Parameters for Chronic Laryngitis Pathology
Joana Fernandes, Felipe Teixeira, Paula Odete Fernandes, and João Paulo Teixeira

Analyzing Research Impact via Functional Data Analysis: A Powerful Tool for Scholars, Insiders, and Research Organizations
Fabrizio Maturo and Šarka Hošková-Mayerová

Audiobooks Business Model - Technologic Challenges, Case Study
Paulo Pinheiro, Paula Odete Fernandes, and João Paulo Teixeira

Impact of the Computer System Validation on the Firm Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Medical Device Industry
Marius Schönberger and Tatjana Vasiljeva

Patient-Centered Innovative Monitoring System and Smart Personalized Health Care Services Using ICT
Marilena Ianculescu, Adriana Alexandru, and Constanţa Zoie Rădulescu

The War Room and Critical Space Infrastructures
Alexandru Georgescu and Olga Bucovetchi

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        8:45 am – 11:00 am

Session TH1.4: Economics Research in Agriculture and Fisheries                 Sala Clizia

The influence of the associative forms in the development of the Romanian agriculture during the last century
Andrei-Mirel Florea, Riana Iren Radu,  and Silvius Stanciu

The present stage of the economic dimension of agricultural holdings and the effects on agricultural professional training in Romania
Laura Simescu, Turek Rahoveanu Maria Magdalena, Mocuta Dorina, and Camelia Fasolă (Lungeanu)

Agricultural Marketing in Development in the Republic of Moldova
Valentina Șuparschii and Maria Magdalena Turek Rahoveanu

Agriculture Contribution to GDP Training - Case Study Romania
Iordan Cristian Bradut, Mărcuță Liviu, MărcuțăAlina, and Cristea Stelica

Evolution and Measures of the Fish Fauna Recovery in the Republic of Moldova
Mihaela Munteanu (Pila) and Silvius Stanciu

Agricultural Development and Innovation, Through Information Technology
Florea Andrei-Mirel, Radu Riana Iren, and Silvius Stanciu

Decision Support System Model for Multi-Use Aquaponics Production Platform
Gheorghe Adrian Zugravu, Camelia Fasola (Lungeanu), Maria Magdalena Turek Rahoveanu, Ștefan Mihai Petrea, Marian Tiberiu Coadă, Adrian Turek Rahoveanu, and Bondari V. Valentina (Suparschii)

Black Sea Resources. Opportunities for the Romanian Fisheries Sector

Institutions, Regulations, Controls and Results in the Fisheries Sector of the Republic of Moldova
Mihaela Munteanu (Pila) and Silvius Stanciu

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

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Session TH2.1: Regional Economic Development and Tourism                   Sala De' Medici
Session Chair: Olga S. Nadezhina

New Ways of Action for Regional Development. A Theoretical Approach

The issue of brownfields in the Moravian-Silesian Region and Zlin Region 
Petra Chmielová

The Importance of Promotion Policy in Increasing the Competitiveness of Cultural Organizations in Romania Case Study: The National Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa”
Ovidiu-Iulian Bunea, Răzvan-Andrei Corboș, Ruxandra-Irina Popescu, and Mariana Todircan

The Issue of Brownfields in the South-Moravian and Pardubice Region
Jaroslav Škrabal

System of Regional Indicators for Sustainable Development of the Far North Regions
Gutman Svetlana S., Rytova Elena V., and Kravchenko Valentina V.

Healthcare Services: Hi-Tech Medicine Economics and the Regional Labour Market
Malinin Alexander Markovich, Andreyeva Darya Andreyevna, SeredaVasiliy Mikhailovich, Rubtsova Svetlana Yurievna, and Nadezhina Olga S.

Peculiarities of Planning the Development of Russian Regions Based on the Smart Benchmarking
Julia V. Dubrovskaya, Elena V. Kozonogova, and Yuliya V. Karpovich

Organizational mechanisms of allocation of subsidies for public transport in St. Petersburg
Kulachinskaya AnastasiyaU., Kravchenko Valentina V., and Bezdenezhnykh Tatyana I.

Balancing the Positive and Negative Impacts of Sport Events Tourism
Tünde GÁL, Gabriela Cecilia STĂNCIULESCU, and Florentina-Ștefania NEAGU

Development of the North Baikal as a Tourist Destination: Problems and Perspectives
Elena Korchagina and Regina Shignanova

Backpacker Tourism: An Analysis of Motives for Backpacking
Irena Pandža Bajs and Katarina Frančić

Study of the North Baikal Region Attractiveness For Domestic Tourism Development
Elena Korchagina and Regina Shignanova

Economic and Mathematical Evaluation of the Influence of the State Regional Policy on Indicators of Spatial Development: Empirical Evidence from Russia
Elena V. Kozonogova, Irina V. Elokhova and Julia V. Dubrovskaya

Factors of Effective Regional Development and Labor Market Condition as Indicator of State of the Economy of the Region
Andreyeva Darya Andreyevna, Kokushkina Irina Vladimirovna, Dvas Grigoriy Viktorovich, Malinin Alexander Markovich and Nadezhina Olga S.

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Session TH2.2: Research in Finance, Accounting and Auditing          Sala Degli Ambasciatori
Session Chair: Paula Odete Fernandes

Challenges of Application of IFRS 9 in Insurance Companies in the Republic of Croatia
Sanja Broz Tominac

Review of the Russian FinTech Market
Irina Rudskaya, Natalia L. Goncharova, and Mariyam Temirhanova

Adding Loan Officers’ Emotions as an Exploratory Variable in the Cognitive Fit Theory
Bruce Lagrange, Estelle M. Morin, and Chantal Viger

Monetary Policy and Equity Market Volatility: An In-depth Literature Review
Mallinguh Edmund Bwire, Zoltan Zeman, and Habil kecskés

The Determinants of Financial Reporting Quality of Regional Governments
Sri Mulyani and Kurniawan

Does the Provision of Non‐Audit Services Impair Auditor Independence? ‏ The Moderating Role of Audit Committee Financial Expertise
Deaa Al-Deen Omar Al-Sraheen

The Impact of Internal Auditing on Public Management: The Case of Portuguese Local Authorities
Nuno Adriano Baptista Ribeiro, Rony Cleiten Cabral Dias Furtado, and Sónia Paula da Silva Nogueira

A Structural Contingency Model of the relationship among Intensity of Competition, Differentiation, and Management Accounting System: Impact on Organizational Performance
Hamzah Al-Mawali

Mental Accounting: The Framing of (Ir)Rational Economic Decisions
Dina Liović and Dražen Novaković

Factors Affecting Client’s Intentions of Use Islamic Financing: Filed Study in the Jordanian Context
Sahem Nawafleh, Mohammed Iqbal Al-Ajlouni, and Jamal Ali Al-Tamimi

Analysis of Portuguese Local Government Efficiency: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis
Sónia Paula da Silva Nogueira, Pedro Camargo da Silva, Christian Luiz Silva, and Nuno Adriano Baptista Ribeiro

Thursday 26 April 2018                                                        11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Session TH2.3: Project management, Sustainability, and Innovation Research               Sala Borgia
Session Chair: João Paulo Teixeira

Risk and uncertainty in cultural projects
Mihaela Bucatariu and Ioana Maria Raluca Bârsan

Project Management: Risk Mitigation in a Volatile Environment
Jennifer Abou Hamad, Yussef Zgheib and Mirelle Fares

Risk Manager as a Creator of the Company’s Project Maturity
Jarosław Górecki and Jadwiga Bizon-Górecka

Project Scope Creep: Reasons and Solutions
Mian M. Ajmal, Mehmood Khan and Matloub Hussain

Risk assessment and risk management of innovative activity of the enterprise
Grigory V. Dvas and Yulia A. Dubolazova

Big Data Analysis for Risk Management in Construction Projects
Jarosław Górecki

Innovative Processes of Products and Services on the Global Market
Kateřina Bočková, Daniela Hilčíková, and Radka Vaníčková

Sustainable Production: In Search of European Model for Reducing Environmental Impact
Jarosław Górecki, Eugeniusz Swoiński, and Jadwiga Bizon-Górecka

Transformation of Construction Companies towards Circular Economy
Jarosław Górecki, Pedro Núñez-Cacho, Francisco Antonio Corpas-Iglesias, and Valentín Molina

Institutional health in the context of sustainable development
Burlacu Oana Steliana, Turek Rahoveanu Maria Magdalena, and Anca Serban

Quasi-nonstationary operation of a 370MW unit repowered by a gas turbine in a parallel system
Ryszard Bartnik, Zbigniew Buryn, and Anna Hnydiuk-Stefan

Development and business support of innovative enterprises in the Russian Federation
Grigory V. Dvas and Yulia A. Dubolazova

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

 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.


Keynote Speaker

Khalid S. Soliman

Founder and CEO
IBIMA Publishing
Norristown, PA, USA

Dr. Khalid S. Soliman is Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, New York, USA. He taught at the Executive, Graduate and Undergraduate levels for many years as full-time professor at Hofstra University, USA and at teaching researcher at The University of Memphis, USA.  After receiving his B.Sc. in Engineering, he received his MBA in Business Administration at Murray State University, USA and his Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Memphis, USA.  Dr. Soliman has worked and consulted in the past 25 years for several corporations in the United States and around the world. Dr. Soliman has published more than 35 articles in refereed journal as well as national and international conference proceedings.  His work has been cited more than 2895 times (according to Google Scholar).  His research has appeared in Business Process Management Journal, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Information & Management, Information Systems Management, International Journal for Educational Management, Issues In Supply Chain ManagementJournal of Electronic Commerce in OrganizationsLogistics Information Management, Journal of Management Systemsand Management Research News.  According to Google Scholar Citation count, Dr. Soliman's papers have been cited in research publications more than 2885 times.  Several of his articles received Citation of Excellence Award. He the founder and president of IBIMA and General Chair for its international conferences since 2003.

Venue and Hotel Information

NH Milano Machiavelli is the official location for the 31st IBIMA Conference that is scheduled to be held in Milan, Italy  25-26 April 2018.

NH Milano Machiavelli is ranked #46 out of #431 hotels in Milan (according to Tripadvisor).

This beautiful 4 stars hotel is:

  • Only 20 minutes walk from the Duomo,
  • 2 blocks from Corso Buenos Aires, the most important shopping street in Milan. 
  • Only 10 minutes walk from the Milano Central train station.
  • Only 450 meters from Metro 3 (yellow line) (Subway / Underground) "Reppublica" Station.
  • Only 150 meters from tramway 9 "Viale Vittorio Veneto" stop.
  • Surrounded with many restaurants, hotels, shopping, and many points of interest.
  • for more information, click Google Maps 

   Free WiFi throughout the hotel. 

Hotel Address:

Via Lazzaretto, 5,
20124 Milano MI,
+39 02 631141

Direction from airport (click on how to arrive then get direction): NH Milano Machiavelli 

Hotel area called: Piazza Repubblica / Central Station

Room Reservation

1- Through the main hotel website: NH Milano Machiavelli

2- Use online hotel booking website (booking.com).This is the hotel page on the website NH Milano Machiavelli

3- You can use this Map link on Booking.com to locate the hotel and nearby hotels (NH Milano Machiavelli). Zoom IN, many hotels will start to appear on the map around the conference hotel.

4- Also, you can see nearby hotels for alternative accommodation at: Google Maps 

Budget Traveler:

1- Alternative accommodation: Hotel IBIS Milano Centro is right next to the conference hotel (1 min. walk). 

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

3- For rental Apartments in Milan 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 accommodations and hotels 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 any way with hotel guest satisfaction, price change...etc.