CALL FOR PAPERS

 

We encourage submissions of abstracts and/or full text papers in the following topic areas.

Economics

Business Studies

Education

Ethnic Studies

History

International Relations

Management

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration & Public Governance

Sociology

Community Development

Urban and Regional Planning

Sport Management

Other Areas of Social Science

Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other areas.

 

ECONOMICS TOPIC AREAS: IN GENERAL

 

General Economics

Economic Methodology

Schools of Economics

Household Behavior and

Family Economics

Production and Organizations

Market Structure and Pricing

Welfare Economics

Public Finance

Public Choice

Prices, Business Fluctuations and Cycles

Economic Policy

International Finance

International Economics

Financial Economics

Corporate Finance and Governance

Public Economics

Labor Economics

Law and Economics

Regulatory Economics

Economic Development

Development Planning and Policy

Economic Systems

Comparative Economic Systems

Other Areas of Economics

Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists

Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines

Relation of Economics to Social Values

Sociology of Economics

Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology

Etc.

 

 

GAME THEORY AND BARGAINING THEORY THEMES

 

· Cooperative Games

· Non-cooperative Games

· Stochastic and Dynamic Games

· Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

· Etc.

 

 

INCOME DISTRIBUTION AND POVERTY THEMES

 

· Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

· Factor Income Distribution

· Income Inequalities

· Globalization and Income Inequalities

· Poverty

· Etc.

 

 

ANALYSIS OF COLLECTIVE DECISION-MAKING THEMES

 

· Social Choice; Clubs; Committees

· Public Choice

· Associations

· Economic Models of Political Processes

· Special Interest Groups

· Rent-Seeking

· Elections, Legislatures

· Voting

· Political Competition

· Political Ethics, Economics and Politics of Corruption

· Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations

· Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation

· Etc.

 

 

PRICES, BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS, AND CYCLES THEMES

 

· Price Level; Inflation; Deflation etc.

· Business Fluctuations; Cycles

· Forecasting and Simulation

· Fiscal and Monetary Policies for Business Fluctuations

· Etc.

 

MONETARY ECONOMICS THEMES

 

 

· Monetarism

· Rational Expectations Theory

· Prices and Inflation

· Monetary Reform

· Central Bank Independence

· Etc.

 

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE THEMES

 

· Foreign Exchange

· Current Account Adjustment

· Short-Term Capital Movements

· International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

· International Lending and Debt Problems

· Foreign Aid

· Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

· Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

· Etc.

 

 

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS THEMES

 

· 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

· Government Policy and Regulation

· Etc.

 

 

PUBLIC ECONOMICS & PUBLIC FINANCE THEMES

 

· Structure and Scope of Government

· Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government

· Taxation and Other Public Revenues

· Optimal Taxation

· Externalities; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

· Personal Income and Other Non-business Taxes and Subsidies

· Business Taxes and Subsidies

· Tax Evasion

· Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents

· Publicly Provided Goods

· National Budget, Deficit, and Debt

· State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations

· Etc.

 

 

LAW AND ECONOMICS THEMES

 

· Regulatory Economics

· Regulation and Business Law

· Public Choice

· Constitutional Economics

· Rules & Institutions

· Institutional Economics

· Etc.

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE TOPIC AREAS: IN GENERAL

 

Management Science

Human Resource

Management

Organizational

Behavior

Strategic Management

Leadership

Business Statistics

Operations Research

Business Intelligence

Change Management

Communications Management

Corporate Governance

Information Technology Management

Cost Management

Business Performance Management

Total Quality Management

Stress Management

Supply Change Management

Systems Thinking

Systems Management

Time Management

Resource Management

Public Relations

Product Management

Business Education

Business Ethics

Business Law

Case studies related to Business

Decision Sciences

Entrepreneurship

Industrial Engineering

International Business

Information Systems

Management Information Systems

Manufacturing Engineering

Organizational Communication

Taxes (related areas of taxes)

Travel/Transportation/Tourism

Marketing

Marketing Research

New Product Development

Marketing Strategy

Consumer Behavior

Advertising Management

Other areas of Business

 

 

 

 

 

MARKETING THEMES

 

· 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.

· Marketing Effectiveness at the Operational and Strategic Levels.

· Brand management

· Etc.

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESSES THEMES

 

 Entrepreneurship Theory

· Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation

· Training and education for Entrepreneurship

· Women and Entrepreneurship

· The Entrepreneurial Personality

· Entrepreneurship Growth and Performance

· Small Businesses

· Clusters

· Competitiveness and Small Businesses

· Etc.

 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· New Theoretical Perspectives on Human Resource Management

· The Changing Role of Human Resource Management

· Managing Organizational Performance

· Motivation

· Recognition & Reward

· Hiring & Firing

· Recruitment

· Etc.

 

  

INFORMATION SYSTEMS THEMES

 

· e-business

· Information and Strategy

· Benefits From Information Systems

· Knowledge Management

· Globalization and Information Systems

· Managing the Digital Divide

· Information Systems and Security

· Information, Corporate Responsibility and Ethical Issues

· SMEs and Information Systems

· Etc.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS THEMES

 

· International Strategic Alliances

· Globalization

· International Trade and Investment

· International Management Practices

· Multinational and Transnational Businesses

· International Business Strategy

· Measuring International Business Performance

· Etc.

 

 

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Performance Management

· Measuring / Managing Performance in Partnerships

· Benchmarking

· International Perspectives of Performance Management

· Accountability Issues in the Management of Public Services

· Etc.

 

PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· Organizational Change

· The New Roles and Functions of Government

· Reinventing Government

· Government Reforms

· New Public Management

· E-government

· Reinventing Service Delivery

· Regional Government and Governance

· Restructuring, Flexibility, Consumer Choice and Accountability

· Alternative Service Delivery

· Privatization

· Downsizing

· Etc.

 

 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· Thinking and Acting Strategically

· Governance and Effective Leadership in Strategy

· Strategies for Internationalisation

· Mergers and Acquisitions

· Global Competition and Global Strategy

· Strategic Management in the Public Sector

· The Evolution of Co-Operative Strategy

· Strategic Alliances; Joint Ventures

· New Perspectives on Strategy and Structure

· Managing Intellectual Capital

· Reflections on the Strategy Process

· Enhancing Strategic Thinking

· The Economics of Strategy

· The Future of Strategic Management

· Market Strategies

· Etc.

 

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· The Supply Chain as a Network of Business Processes

· Supply Chain Strategy

· Change Management

· Impact of Information and Communication Technologies

· Supply Chain Performance Measurement

· Etc.

 

 

TOURISM & LEISURE THEMES

 

· Tourism Policy

· Tourism Development and Finance

· Entrepreneurship

· Internal Tourism

· Work and Leisure

· E-Tourism

· Strategic Management in Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality Industries

· Local Government and Tourism Development

· Human Resource Management in Tourism Sector

· Training in Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality Industries

· Etc.

 

 

SERVICE MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· Achieving and Measuring "Excellence" in Services

· Service Failures and Recovery Strategies

· Internationalisation of Services

· Managing People in Service Organizations

· Service Leadership

· Cultural Dimensions of Services

· Encouraging Public Private Partnerships in the Service Sector

· Organizational Form and Services Development

· Managing Services Demand and Capacity

· Improving Service Productivity and Quality

· New Services Development

· Ethical Issues in Services

· Global Services Strategies

· Services Management in Developing Countries

· Marketing Strategies for Services

· Development of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

· Technology and Quality Control in Service Delivery

· Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Project and Operations Management.

· Etc.

 

 

MANAGEMENT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY THEMES

 

· International Strategy

· International Finance

· International Economics

· International Human Resource Management

· International Marketing

· Multi-national Organizations

· Globalization

· Etc.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THEMES

 

· Culture and Organizational Structure

· Culture -in General

· Cultural Change

· Organizational Justice

· Organizational Citizenship Behavior

· Etc.

 

e-BUSINESS AND e-TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

· e-Business Strategies

· Managing Knowledge for e-Business Management

· Implementing and Leading e-Business Change

· Public-Private Partnerships for e-Government Innovation

· Customer Relationship Management in e-Business

· Etc.

 

 

GLOBAL ECONOMY & GLOBALIZATION THEMES

 

· World Trading System:

· WTO & Regional Trading Blocs

· Transition Economies

· Emerging Economies

· Global Competitiveness

· Global Corporate Governance

· Natural Resources & Environmental Issues

· Ethical Issues in Global Business

 

 

GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS & SERVICES THEMES

 

· International Capital Flows

· Exchange Rates

· Currency Futures, Options & Swaps

· Foreign Direct Investment

· International Banking & Financial Services

· Islamic Banking

· Micro Loans/ Financing

· Accounting Standards & Auditing

 

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING & BRAND MANAGEMENT THEMES

 

 

· Cross-Border Mergers

· Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances

· Knowledge Management

· Managing R&D in a Global Environment

· Human Resource Management

· Global Supply Chain Management

· International Logistics, Security and Compliance Issues

· Lean Production Strategy

· Just-in-time (JIT) Strategy

· Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  Global Marketing

· Multinational Production

· Emerging Trends in Consumer Behavior

· Channel & Physical Distribution Management

· International Pricing

· Transfer Pricing Issues

· International Retailing & Franchising

· Intellectual Property Rights

· Management of Global Brands

 

 

 

SERVICE BUSINESSES IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY THEMES

 

IT-enabled services: e- Business; e-Governance Models; on-line education

Hospitality Business, Leisure & Tourism

Lifestyle Services; Sports & Games

Marketing of Theme Parks & Tourist Attractions

Professional Services, Law, Taxation, Consulting, etc.

Management of International Conventions & Trade Fairs

International Education – Study Abroad Programs

 

 

Community Development: An inclusive, relational sense of citizenship

 

- Volunteering, civic engagement

- Social participation

- Policy participation

- Social capital

- Sustainability and learning communities

- Regional and urban development

- Ethnic minorities

 

Growing Older in Context: environmental approaches to ageing

 

- Ageing in place

- Neighbourhood and community studies

- Age-friendly cities

- Environmental dependency

- Social networks

- Inclusion, exclusion

- Globalisation

 

Housing and Care for Older People

 

- Housing accessibility

- Well being in the context of housing arrangements

- Housing adaptation

- Housing care

- Assisted living

- Nursing home care

- Nursing home environments

 

Education, Culture and Society

 

- Vocational education

- Inclusion

- Gender in education

- Social and cultural capital in education

- Creative interactions and social practices between participants and artist. Artists as creative mediators

- The paradigm shift from culture to e-culture

- Education in museums

- Global citizenship

 

 

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT

 

-Sportometrics

-Sport Industry

-Sport Business Education

-Marketing in Sports etc..

 

 

 

 

 

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