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Call for Papers - EMNet 2015

7th International Conference on

Economics and Management of Networks

Cape Town, South Africa

December 3rd - 5th, 2015

The seventh international conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS will be held in cooperation with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of the Western Cape (http://www.uwc.ac.za/faculties/ems) from December 3 – 5, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa. The purpose of the conference is to provide an international discussion forum for research in economics and management of networks.

Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all areas in economics and management of franchising, retailing, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, clusters, virtual networks and other hybrids are invited.

Franchising

Retail and Service Chains

Joint Ventures

Strategic Alliances

Licensing

Cooperatives

 

Entrepreneurial Networks
Financial Networks

Clusters

Virtual Networks

Other Hybrids

Relevant topics that are related to these network forms include those listed below:

Theories of NetworksOwnership and IncentivesContract Design and Decision RightsEconomics & Law and Regualtion
Trust and Informal Governance IssuesStrategic Management IssuesOutsourcing and Vertical IntegrationKnowledge Management
Industry StudiesInternational Business StudiesIT and NetworksComparative Institutional Analysis
Marketing and Distribution ChannelInternational Market Entry StrategyEntrepreneurship and NetworksManagement of Alliance Portfolios

In addition, we organize two SPECIAL WORKSHOPS with an interdisciplinary focus:

(I)    COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE, which refers to the research on the interconnectedness of the institutional structure of the economy, which examines how networks within the public sector and between public and private sector as well as NGOs facilitate the functioning of the overall system, and 

(II)     LEADERSHIP, NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN NETWORKS, which recognizes that conflict is inherent in network relationships and that leadership (in different forms) may be needed for network governance, in order to ensure network effectiveness. Possible workshop themes are:

-Bridging the skills gap through network relationships
-Negotiation and conflict resolution within networks 
-Leadership in multi-organisational networks
-Resolving diversity conflict in network relationships

  Collaborative  Governance

      Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Networks  

For researchers from African countries who want to present their research in FRENCH LANGUAGE, we will offer workshop sessions in French language.                            

Organizing Committee

Kobus Visser, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (Organizing Chair)

Marieta Du Plessis, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Ricardo Peters, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Maria Jell-Ojobor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna

Kamal Loux, ENCG, University Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Morocco

Petra Langer and Elitsa Nestorova (Administrative Assistants), Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (petra.langer@univie.ac.at, elitsa.nestorova@univie.ac.at )

Scientific Committee

Kobus Visser, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Leon Bosman, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Marieta Du Plessis, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Ricardo Peters, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Ilan Alon, Rolins College and Harvard University, USA

Gerard Cliquet, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes  1, France

Anne Marie Doherty, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Rajiv Dant, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA

Lorelle Frazer, Griffith Business School, Australia

Thomas Ehrmann, University of Muenster, Germany

Manuel Gonzalez Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain

Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, School of Business, USA

George Hendrikse, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Claude Ménard, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université de Paris, France

Lahsen Oubdi, ENCG, University Ibn Zohr Agadir, Morocco

Rozenn Perrigot, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes 1, France

Udo Schlentrich, University of New Hampshire, USA

Andrew Terry, University of Sydney, Australia

Anna Watson, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna

Procedures for Submitting Abstract and Paper

Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (1-2 pages).

Please e-mail the registration form to:

Josef Windsperger
University of Vienna
                                        Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1                                       A-1090 Vienna, Austria

(josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at)
Phone: +43-1-4277-38180
Fax: +43-1-4277-38174

New deadline for paper submission: November 19, 2015.

CONFERENCE FEES

(I) Regular Conference Fees: 200 EUR

(II) Reduced Fees: Researchers from African countries and less developed countries are requested to pay 150 EUR.

The conference fee covers reception on Thursday, coffee breaks, lunch on Friday and Saturday and conference dinner on Friday.

 SPECIAL ISSUE and BOOK

A SPECIAL ISSUE will be published in the Journal:

Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

Here is the CALL for PAPERS

http://kelley.iu.edu/JCEI/Research/SmallBusEcon/page40842.html

In addition, we will publish an edited BOOK in Springer.

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of the Western Cape (http://www.uwc.ac.za/faculties/ems) (Dec. 3, 2015 - Opening Sessions) and the

President Hotel (http://www.presidenthotel.co.za/)  (Dec. 4 and 5, 2015) in Cape Town. Special rates for staying in the conference hotel will be negotiated.

DEADLINES


Please send an abstract to Josef Windsperger (josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at). 

You will receive a decision letter within ONE WEEK after submission!

October 31, 2015Payment of the conference fees
November 19, 2015One copy of the paper to josef.windsperger@unvie.ac.at
November 25, 2015

Final program available (http://emnet.univie.ac.at)

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