NAVIGATING ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY: ADAPTATION, INNOVATION, AND RESILIENCE IN A WORLD OF CRISIS

ISCBE 24/ 24-26 June 2024/ UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are thrilled to extend our invitation to you for the forthcoming 7th International Scientific Conference on Business and Economics (ISCBE 2024), hosted at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal.

The conference aims to provide a dynamic platform for in-depth discussions on pressing issues in today’s economic landscape. We invite contributions that delve into topics such as economic recovery post-pandemic, strategies for adapting to uncertainty, sustainable growth in the face of global challenges, digital transformations, the role of technology in economic resilience, supply chain disruptions, inclusive entrepreneurship, and the evolving nature of work. Researchers will explore and analyze innovative approaches and strategies for navigating economic uncertainties, emphasizing adaptation, innovation, and resilience in a world of crises.

The conference will host a special “Strategies for Business Resilience in Uncertain Times” workshop, providing participants with practical insights and tools to enhance organizational resilience.

We strongly encourage the active involvement of master’s and PhD students. This conference offers an excellent opportunity for students to engage with experienced researchers, present their work, and contribute to discussions shaping the future of business and information technologies.

We eagerly anticipate your insightful contributions and look forward to engaging in discussions at ISCBE 2024.

ISCBE is a conference organized regularly by the Faculty of Business and Economics, South-East European University, North Macedonia. This year it will be co-organized with Universidade de Trás- os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) and CETRAD, Vila Real, Portugal.

Full-paper submission deadline: April 14, 2024 May 15, 2024
Notification of acceptance of papers: April 24, 2024 May 20, 2024
Camera-ready (print version paper) submission deadline: May 24, 2024
YOU MUST FIRST REGISTER BEFORE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR CAMERA-READY PAPER
Conference dates: June 24 – 26, 2024

All papers must be submitted by email to: iscbe@seeu.edu.mk (Email subject: ISCBE 2024)

Keynote Speakers

Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano is a Professor of Business Administration at the Universitat de València, Spain. He is also the co-director of the “Entrepreneurship: From Student to Entrepreneur” Chair. As a researcher, he has published more than 140 papers in SSCI/SCI-ranked journals, including the Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Review of Managerial Science, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, and throughout his career, he has edited and contributed to books, journals, and conferences and has delivered keynote speeches at international conferences. He has also led several EU-funded projects, and contracts with private companies. Before starting his career in academia, he worked as a consultant at EY (formerly Ernst & Young).

Andreas Kallmuenzer is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at Excelia Business School (since 2019). He holds a Habilitation qualification in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has carried out numerous periods of research at international Business Schools and Universities, including the University of Southern California (USA), the Jonkoping International Business School (Sweden), the University of Queensland Business School (Australia), and the University of Cádiz (Spain). Before his academic career, Dr. Kallmuenzer worked for several years as an entrepreneur in the tourism industry. He is affiliated with both the Tourism Research Center at the University of Innsbruck and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Europe. Dr. Kallmuenzer published over 50 articles in international double-blind and ranked scientific, including Tourism Management, International Small Business Journal, Business Strategy and the Environment, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Journal of Business Research.

Conference Tracks

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Track 1: Sustainability and Circular EconomyTrack 2: Economics and FinanceTrack 3: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Family Business
▪ Circular economy and energy crisis
▪ Green economy and finance
▪ Resource efficiency
▪ Sharing economy
▪ Environmental policy and management
▪ Sustainable tourism practices
▪ Community gardens and urban farming
▪ Clean energy access for underserved communities
▪ Other related topics
▪ Behavioral finance
▪ Financial auditing
▪ Financial reporting
▪ Investment banking
▪ Macroeconomic stability
▪ Challenges of monetary
economics
▪ Fiscal consolidation and effective
public sector
▪ Knowledge economy
▪ Migration and labor markets
▪ Other related topics
▪ Entrepreneurship theory development
▪ Entrepreneurial marketing
▪ Entrepreneurial finance
▪ Entrepreneurial education
▪ Women entrepreneurship
▪ Creativity and innovation
▪ Open innovation
▪ Knowledge spillover
▪ Green entrepreneurship
▪ Family business issue
▪ Other related topics
Track 4: Management and MarketingTrack 5: Information and Computer SystemsTrack 6: Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
▪ Management and leadership
▪ Operations management, business logistics and supply
chain management
▪ Corporate governance and corporate communications
▪ Human resource management
and organizational behavior
▪ Competition in specific/different market(s)
▪ Human resources and tourism labor market challenges
▪ Societal marketing
▪ Customer relationship marketing
▪ Social media marketing and digital marketing
▪ Other related topics
▪ Computer architectures
▪ Real time systems
▪ Distributed systems
▪ Cloud computing
▪ Parallel processing
▪ Software engineering
▪ Computer networks
▪ Computer graphics
▪ Game development
▪ Information security
▪ Embedded systems
▪ Programming languages
▪ Human-computer interaction
▪ E-learning
▪ Experiences with computer
science-related research projects
▪ Other related topics
▪ Databases
▪ Data mining
▪ Natural language processing
▪ Knowledge representation
▪ Data fusion
▪ Information retrieval
▪ Information visualization
▪ Web of data and internet
computing
▪ Social data analytics
▪ Robotics and automation
▪ Intelligent interfaces
▪ Optimization algorithms
▪ IoT and smart devices
▪ Streaming data
▪ Active learning
▪ Other related topics

Publication Opportunities

Journal of Enterprising Communities
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/jec.htm
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijgsb
FIIB Business Review
https://journals.sagepub.com/home/fiba
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship
https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijte
Gestion 2000
https://gestion2000.ichec.be/index.php?&kb_lang=english

The ISCBE 2024 qualified papers, after the peer review process, will be published in the Springer ISCBE Proceedings Book, without any publication fee.
This Springer’s proceedings series is indexed in Scopus.

For all Ph.D. and master’s students who will participate in the conference, without any additional fee, special issues will be organized and published by:

SEEU Review (The Journal of South East European University)

https://sciendo.com/journal/SEEUR

Green Economics

http://jomardpublishing.com/journals.aspx?lang=en&id=15

Submission Policy

One unique author should be registered for each paper or abstract accepted for presentation and publication.
One participant can be the author of one up to two papers. In case when a person is the author or co-author of more than one accepted paper, each paper must have at least one unique author registration to be accepted for conference presentation and publication. If multiple, same-single-author papers or abstracts are submitted and accepted, the registration fee must be paid for each of them in order to be scheduled for conference presentation and publication.

Review Policy & Proceedings

Submitted papers are subject to a double-blind review process which greatly assists in the elimination of any perception of bias for or against an author or institution based on “name” recognition, country, gender, etc.
Papers are evaluated based on originality, clarity, methodological standards of a research paper, significance of their findings, and clarity of exposition. The double-blind review for papers to be published in sponsored journals will be conducted by the sponsored journal itself.
Conference proceedings include full-length papers that have successfully passed the review process or evaluation. The proceedings with be published by the renowned publisher SPRINGER in printed and electronic form and have all the features of an academic publication, including its own ISBN which introduces it into a fully refereed conference publication.

Author Guidelines

All papers must be submitted by email to: iscbe@seeu.edu.mk (Email subject: ISCBE 2024)
Authors are invited to submit full papers only. The paper’s length should be from 4,000 – 6,000 words. (Times New Roman, 12, single-spaced). The title page of the paper should include the author(s) affiliation, email, and a short biography (100 words).

Online Participation Opportunity

For all participants who are unable to attend the conference in person, there will be an option for online participation. The conference link (Google Meet/ZOOM) will be sent to authors in advance.

Conference Fees

Details about the registration fee payment are provided on the last page of this call

Registration Fees
Early-Bird Registration
(May 24, 2024)
Standard Registration
(June 24, 2024)
Participants 290€ 400€
Students 190€ 300€
Accompanying co-author 110€ 150€
Additional paper 110€ 150€

Registration fee covers:
▪ Conference materials upon confirmation of your registration
▪ Certificate of participation
▪ Conference e-proceedings
▪ Coffee breaks and cocktail
▪ Lunches and Gala Dinner

Program Committee

Agron Caushi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Alexandre Guedes, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Anderson Galvão, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Blerta Abazi-Caushi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Carla Susana Marques, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Gadaf Rexhepi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
João Pavão, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Jusuf Zeqiri, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Norberto Gonçalves, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Rogério Bessa, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Rui Silva, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Shenaj Haxhimustafa, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Shpresa Alija, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Teuta Veseli-Kurtishi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia

Best Paper Award Committee

Best Student Paper (Master and PhD students)

Carmem Leal
Gadaf Rexhepi
Rui Silva

Best Conference Paper (Academics)

Carlos Marques
Hyrije Abazi-Alili
Veland Ramadani

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Chairpersons:
Hyrije Abazi-Alili – SEEU
Carmem Leal – UTAD


Conference Secretaries
Veland Ramadani – SEEU
Carlos Peixeira Marques – UTAD


Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, SEEU, North Macedonia
Andrea Caputo, University of Trento, Italy & University of Lincoln, UK
Besnik A. Krasniqi, Academy of Arts and Science of Kosovo & University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Cristina Fernandes, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Carla Susana Da Encarnação Marques, CETRAD & Universidade De Trás-Os-Montes E Alto Douro, Portugal
Daphne Halkias, Cornell University, New York, USA
Dianne H.B. Welsh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Esmeralda Shehaj, University of Tirana, Albania
Ewald Mittelstädt, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Fatmir Besimi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Fatmir Memaj, University of Tirana, Albania
Frank Hoy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Gadaf Rexhepi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Gheorghita Dinca, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Givi Bedianashvili, Academy of Economic Sciences of Georgia, European University, Georgia
Gocha Tutberidze, European University, Georgia
Grisna Anggadwita, Telkom University, Indonesia
Heinz-Dieter Wenzel, Bamberg University, Germany
Hussain G. Rammal, University of Adelaide, Australia
Hyrije Abazi-Alili, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Iraj Hashi, Business School Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Jeton Mazllami, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Jiří Strouhal, Skoda Auto University, Czech Republic
Justina Shiroka-Pula, Academy of Arts and Science of Kosovo & University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Jusuf Zeqiri, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Khaula Alkaabi, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Laura Tampieri, Bologna University, Italy
Leo-Paul Dana, LUT University, Finland
Lilia Grigoroi, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Republic of Moldova
Magdalena Mikołajek-Gocejna, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Mara Teresa da Silva Madaleno, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mirjana Pejich-Bach, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Nicoleta Barbuta-Misu, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
Nikola Milović, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Olga Domakur, Belarusian State Academy of Telecommunications, Belarus
Paul Sergius Koku, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Ramo Palalić, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Rodica Crudu, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Republic of Moldova
Rufi Osmani, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Sadudin Ibraimi, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Srdjan Redzepagic, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Shahamak Rezaei, Roskilde University, Denmark
Shpresa Syla, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
Shqipe Gërguri-Rashiti, Universum College, Kosovo
Tea Munjishvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Teoman Duman, Epoka University, Albania
Tetiana Paientko, Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman, Ukraine
Tonin Kola, University of Tirana, Albania
Veland Ramadani, South East European University, Republic of North Macedonia
William J. Bartlett, The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Side Visits (Upon Registration)

Douro Valley, located in northern Portugal, is a renowned wine region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its stunning landscape of terraced vineyards carved into the hillsides along the Douro River, which meanders through the region. The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, known primarily for producing Port wine, a fortified wine with a rich history dating back centuries. In addition to Port, the region also produces excellent table wines, increasingly gaining recognition on the international stage. The picturesque scenery, historic quintas (wine estates), and the cultural heritage of winemaking make the Douro Valley a popular destination for wine enthusiasts and tourists alike (more information about tour fees soon).

Porto is a historic city known for its colorful streets, iconic bridges, and vibrant culture. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed Ribeira district along the Douro River, the Dom Luís I Bridge offering panoramic views, and the famous Port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Visitors can explore landmarks like São Bento Railway Station and Clerigos Tower and indulge in local cuisine such as francesinha and pastel de nata. With its rich heritage and culinary delights, Porto offers a captivating experience for travelers (more information about tour fees soon).

Payment Details

Payment Details in Macedonian Denar:

Institution South East European University
Address Str. Ilindenska no.335, 1200 Tetovo, RNM
Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA AD Skopje
Address of the Bank Str. 11 Oktomvri no.7, 1000 Skopje, RNM
Tax ID number 4028003134292
Account number 200001161622619

Payment Details in Euro:

Institution South East European University
Address Str.Ilindenska no.335, 1200 Tetovo, RNM
Name of the Bank STOPANSKA BANKA AD Skopje
Address of the Bank Str. 11 Oktomvri no.7, 1000 Skopje, RNM
IBAN MK07200000900914749
Account number 0009009147
SWIFT/BIC STOBMK2X