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The fourth international conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS will be held at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, from September 3 to September 5, 2009, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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, cooperatives, joint ventures, licensing, strategic alliances, venture capital relations, virtual networks and other hybrids are invited. In addition, a workshop on international corporate governance with special focus on Central and South Eastern European Countries will be organized.










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

Theoretical Views on Networks

Ownership and Incentives

Organization Design and Decision Rights

Economics & Law and Regulation

Knowledge Management Issues

Strategic Management Issues

Outsourcing and Vertical Integration

Organizational Behavior

Industry Studies

International Business Studies

IT and  Networks

Comparative Institutional Analysis

Marketing and Distribution Channel

International Market Entry Strategy

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Competition between Network Forms

Procedures for Submitting Papers

Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (1-2 pages) and return the registration form as soon as possible, but not later than March 20, 2009.

Please e-mail the registration form to:

Josef Windsperger
Associate Professor of Organization and Management
University of Vienna
Center for Business Studies
Bruenner Str. 72
A-1210 Vienna, Austria
Fax: +43-1-4277-38174
      Phone: +43-1-4277-38180      


Regular Conference Fees: 260,- EUR

  1. Researchers from non-EU Eastern European countries, less developed countries and PhD students are requested to pay 120 EUR.

  2. If researchers from these countries cannot finance the conference participation, they can apply for financial support. Please send an application to Josef Windsperger.

The regular conference fee covers coffee breaks, lunch ON Friday and Saturday and conference dinner as well as one copy of the edited BOOK.

An edited BOOK will be published at Springer Verlag in 2010. In addition, a special issue on Franchising and Retailing will be published in the Journal of Retailing.

Conference information can be found at the conference web page: www.univie.ac.at/EMNET/

Important Deadlines:

MARCH 20, 2009 Abstract and registration form
April 1, 2009  Confirmation of acceptance of the proposal
JUNE 15, 2009Conference registration
JULY 15, 2009

PAYMENT of the conference fee;

AUGUST 1, 2009

One COPY of the paper through e-mail to Josef Windsperger (josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at)


Organizing Committee

  • Besim Culahovic (Chairman), School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
  • Josef Windsperger, Center for Business Studies, University of Vienna


Scientific Committee

  • Benito Arruñada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Paulo Azevedo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Bouchaib Bahli, Danube University, Krems, Austria
  • Gerard Cliquet, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
  • Besim Culahovic, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
  • Rajiv Dant, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Antony Dnes, University of Hull, UK
  • Thomas Ehrmann, Universität Münster, Germany
  • Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, USA
  • George Hendrikse, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Patrick Kaufmann, Boston University, USA
  • Claude Menard, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne and University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne), France
  • Tahir Nisar, University of Southhampton, Southhampton, UK
  • Seth Norton, Wheaton College, USA
  • Emmanuel Raynaud, Centre ATOM, Université de Paris 1 (Sorbonne), France
  • Bernard Simonin, Tufts University, Medford, USA
  • Andrew Terry, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Veljko Trivun, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo
  • Mika Tuunanen, University of Kuopio, Finland
  • Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Murad Wisniewski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland




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