The tenth international conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS will be held in cooperation with the University of Palermo (UNIPA) - - from September 14 to September 16, 2023, in Palermo, Italy. 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 networks (franchising, retail and service chains, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing, clusters, public network management and governance, public-private partnerships, networks & platforms in digital economy, platform cooperativism, ethical issues of network governance, progress in the theory of networks) are welcome.

                                                                                       KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Anna Grandori, Professor of Business Organization

Bocconi University, Italy

Editor in Chief, European Management Review


Prof. Ilan Alon, Dean
School of Economics
College of Management
Elie Wiesel St 2
Rishon LeZion, 75190

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Emerging Markets



Special workshops about “Networks and Platforms in the Digital Economy” and “Ethical Issues of Network Governance” will be organized.

In addition, a plenary session will be organized with the topic: "The Role of Digitalization in Interfirm Networks" with representatives from the franchise sector.



Procedures for Submitting ABSTRACT and EXTENDED ABSTRACT or FULL PAPER

1. Abstract: Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (200 words) at as soon as possible, but no later than  August 10, 2023.

LINK to the abstract submission:


2. Extended Abstract or Paper: A copy of the paper, or an extended abstract (4-6 pages double-spaced) must be submitted by September 5, 2023 via email: and



We plan to publish two SPECIAL ISSUES.

The first special issue will be published in MANGERIAL AND DECISION ECONOMICS with the topic "(Re-)Configurations in Digitally Transformed Dynamic Networks". The call for papers has been published here -

In addition, we edit a Springer book: "Managing Networks in the Digital Economy: Alliances, Cooperatives, Franchise Chains, and Platforms" (eds. J. Windsperger, G. Cliqute, O. Galak, & G. Hendrikse)



Regular Conference Fees: 370 EUR (including coffee breaks, and lunch), or 450 EUR (including coffee breaks, lunch and conference dinner on Friday in MONDELLO at a beach restaurant -

Reduced Fees:  PhD students, researchers from developing countries and Non-EU Eastern European Countries are requested to pay 270 EUR (including coffee breaks, and lunch), or 350 EUR (including  coffee breaks, lunch and conference dinner on Friday in MONDELLO at a beach restaurant -

Conference dinner: All accompanying people who only come to the CONFERENCE DINNER have to pay 80 EUR.


The payment of the fees can be carried out via the following bank account:

                                        UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien, Friedrich-W.-Raiffeisen-Platz 1, 1020 Vienna

IBAN: AT08 3200 0000 0067 5447, BIC: RLNWATWW

IMPORTANT: Please indicate the Reference Number: DP380006

Please send a payment confirmation to



EMNet 2023 will be held at the University of Palermo (UNIPA) -

 University of Palermo, Faculty of Economics

Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 13

Many hotels are close to the Conference Location (10 minutes walk to the Historical Center of Palermo -,13.350394,15z




AUGUST 10, 2023

Abstract submission here:

Please also sent the abstract to

The decision of acceptance of the abstract will be sent out within two weeks after submission.


Payment of the conference fees

September 5, 2023

One COPY of the PAPER (.pdf or .doc) via e-mail to Josef Windsperger ( and

September 12, 2023

Final program available (


Organizing Committee

  • Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (Organizing Chair)
  • Angelo Mineo, Head of the Department in Economics, Business and Statistics (SEAS)
    University of Palermo
  • George Hendrikse, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • Gérard Cliquet, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
  • Aveed Raha, Faculty of Business, Eonomics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • Oksana Galak, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • Michele Griessmair, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Hussain Dildar, Head of Marketing Department, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France
  • Nina Gorovaia-Zeniou, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Maria Jell-Ojobor, Department of Business Administration, John Cabot University Rome, Italy 
  • Muhammad Zafar Yaqub, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Elitsa Nestorova, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics,  University of Vienna