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Call for Papers

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID 19, we will organize the EMNET 2021 conference as an ONLINE conference. We plan to organize the conference next year from September 22 - 24, 2022 in ODESSA.

The ninth international conference on ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS will be held ONLINE from September 23th – September 25th, 2021. 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 fields in economics and management of networks (franchising networks, retail and service chains, cooperatives, financial networks, venture capital relationships, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing, clusters, public-private partnerships, networks in international business) are welcome.

Special workshops will be organized focusing on the following topics:

(1) Networks in Digital Economy

(2) Networks in International Business

(3) Progress in the Theory of the Firm and Networks


Social and Micro Franchising

Joint Ventures & LicensingAlliance NetworksPublic Network Management and Governance

Special Workshop I

Networks in the Digital Economy

Retail and Service ChainsStrategic AlliancesFinancial NetworksPublic-Private Partnerships

Special Workshop II

Progress in the Theory of the Firm & Networks

CooperativesClustersVenture Capital RelationshipsNetworks in International Business

Procedures for Submitting Abstract and Paper

Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (400-500 words) at the registration page.

A copy of the paper (.pdf or .doc) must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 5, 2021.

Book and Special Issues 


We plan to edit a BOOK at Springer with the title "Networks in International Business: Managing Franchises, Cooperatives, Alliances and Digital Platforms" (co-editors: G. Hendrikse, G. Cliquet, J. Windsperger, I. Hajdini)

Special Issues (the submission of the papers for review is already possible now!)

(I) "Progress in the Theory of the Firm and Networks" (co-editors: A. Grandori, G. Hendrikse, C. Menard, J. Windsperger) in International Journal of the Economics of Business

(II) "Strategy-Governance Relationship in International Business Networks" (co-editors: J. Windsperger, M. Jell-Ojobor, A. Raha, Z. Yaqub) in European Journal of International Management - Call for Papers

(III) a Special Issue of the Journal of ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MANAGEMENT and INNOVATION - (including 5-10 papers) in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, Odessa National Economic University and University of Vienna.


(Only the presenters have to pay the conference fee)

Regular Conference Fees: 100 EUR

Reduced Fees:  PhD students are requested to pay 50 EUR

NO FEES: Researchers from developing countries and Non-EU Eastern European Countries

 Deadline for payment of the fees: September 21, 2021

Important Deadlines

JULY 25, 2021Abstract Submission 
September 21, 2021Payment of the conference fees
September 5, 2021One COPY of the PAPER (.pdf or .doc) via e-mail to Josef Windsperger
September 21, 2021Final program available

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (Organizing Chair)
  • Prof. Anatoliy Kovalev, Faculty of Economics and Enterprise Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Prof. Nataliia Lokhanova, Faculty of Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Prof. Inna Kuznetsova, Faculty of Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Dr. Olga Boyko, Faculty of Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Dr. Olesia Yatsunka, Faculty of Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Dr. Hanna Misko, Faculty of Management, Odessa National Economic University
  • Elitsa Nestorova (Administrative Assistant), Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna

Scientific Committee

  • Ilan Alon,  School of Business & Law, University of Agder, Norway
  • Levent Altinay, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Andrea Bonomi Savignon, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
  • Magali Chaudey, G.A.T.E. Lyon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Gerard Cliquet, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes  1, France
  • Esther Calderon-Monge, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
  • Michael Cook, University of Missouri, USA
  • Evelien Croonen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Cary Di Lernia, University of Sydney, Business School, Australia
  • Antony W. Dnes, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, USA
  • Anne Marie Doherty, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Muriel Fadairo, Université Savoie Mont Blanc - IAE Annecy, France
  • Lorelle Frazer, University of Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Australia
  • Rocco Frondizi, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
  • Oksana Galak, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manuel Gonzalez Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Nina Gorovaia, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Anna Grandori, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy
  • Michele Griessmair, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, School of Business, USA
  • George Hendrikse, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dildar Hussain, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France
  • Maria Jell-Ojobor, LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy
  • Manish Kacker, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
  • Cintya Lanchimba, Escuela Politécnica National, Ecuador
  • Nikola Levkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Claude Ménard, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université de Paris, France
  • Marco Meneguzzo,  University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Steven Michael, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA
  • Jerker Nilsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Rozenn Perrigot, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Andrew Terry, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Maksym Vavrin, Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Anna Watson, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • Muhammad Zafar Yaqub, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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