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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES
advancing inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies on social sciences

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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..