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The eighth international conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS will be held in cooperation with the University of Havana (http://www.uh.cu/) from November 15th to November 17th, 2018, in Havana, Cuba. 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 and new network forms in digital economy) are welcome.

Additional workshops will be organized:

  1. A panel focusing on research on Public Network Management and Governance co-organized with LAGPA IIAS-IISA Latin America Group of Public Administration - International Institute of Administrative Sciences (in Spanish/Portuguese/English)
  2. SPECIAL WORKSHOPS on Tourism Network Management and Organization, and Tourism Horizons with an interdisciplinary focus (in Spanish).


Retail and Service Chains

Joint Ventures

Strategic Alliances



Financial Networks

Public Network Management and Governance

Public- Private Partnerships


New Networks Forms in Digital Economy

Innovation and Networks

Special Workshops (in Spanish)

Procedures for Submitting Abstract and Paper

Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (400 words min.) at https://emnet.univie.ac.at/emnet2018/registration2018 as soon as possible.

A copy of the final paper (.pdf or .doc) must be submitted by November 5, 2018.


They include reception on Thursday evening, 6 coffee breaks, lunch (2x) and conference dinner on Friday.

(I) Regular Conference Fees: 290 EUR

(II) Reduced Fees: Researchers from less developed countries, Cuba and PhD students are requested to pay 230 EUR.


We plan to publish a SPECIAL ISSUE in a high-quality international journal and to edit a BOOK at Springer. The title of the book is: DESIGN and MANGEMENT OF INTERFIRM NETWORKS: Franchising Networks, Cooperatives and Alliances
Editors: Josef Windsperger, Gerard Cliquet, George Hendrikse, Marijana Sreckovic
Published in Springer 2019.


The conference will be held at the University of Havana (http://www.uh.cu/).


Abstract submission (https://emnet.univie.ac.at/emnet2018/registration2018 and josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at)

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

One COPY of the PAPER (.pdf or .doc) via e-mail to Josef Windsperger (josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at)
NOVEMBER 13th, 2018Final program available (https://emnet.univie.ac.at)



Organizing Committee
Scientific Committee
  • Hachemi Aliouche, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Josef Bernhart, European Academy Bozen, Italy & University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Andy Bonilla Castro, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Esther Calderón-Monge, University of Burgos, Spain
  • Gary Castrogiovanni, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Bianor Cavalcanti Fundacao Getulio, Vargas School of Public Administration, Rio de Janeiro Brasil 
  • Magali Chaudey, G.A.T.E. Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Gerard Cliquet, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes  1, France
  • James Combs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
  • Michael Cook, University of Missouri, USA
  • Evelien Croonen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Alejandro Delgado Castro, Faculty of Tourism, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Anne Marie Doherty, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Ehrmann, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Hillary Anger Elfenbein, Olin School of Business, Washington University, Saint Louis, USA
  • Muriel Fadairo, Université Savoie Mont Blanc - IAE Annecy, France
  • Manuel Gonzalez Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Anna Grandori, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy
  • Michele Griessmair, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, School of Business, USA
  • John Hagedoorn, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • George Hendrikse, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dildar Hussain, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France
  • Maria Jell-Ojobor, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manish Kacker, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
  • Cintya Lanchimba, Escuela Politécnica National, Ecuador
  • Claude Ménard, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université de Paris, France
  • Marco Meneguzzo,  University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Jerker Nilsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Rozenn Perrigot, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Andrea Bonomi Savignon, University Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Vivian Lara dos Santos Silva, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brasil
  • Claudia Souza Passador, University of Sao Paulo, Riberao Preto, Brasil
  • Marijana Sreckovic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Lourdes Tavares Escuela de Gobierno, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Andrew Terry, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Lisandra Torres Hechavarría, Faculty of Tourism, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Carlos Vassallo, University of Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Anna Watson, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Dianne Welsh, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
  • Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • Muhammad Zafar Yaqub, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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