2003 - Vienna, Austria

The first International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks ( EMNet) will take place in Vienna, Austria, from June 26 to June 28, 2003. The increasing economic significance of networks has fueled rapid growth in research at the intersection of management and economic disciplines. EMNet conferences should serve in promoting communication and awareness among researchers in economics and management and should provide a forum to present current research and to discuss issues of common interest, such as relevant developments in organizational economics and management. The content of future conferences should include all forms of networks, such as franchising, joint ventures, virtual organizations, strategic alliances, cooperatives, clusters, venture capital relations and other forms of hybrids.
The purpose of the Viennese conference is to provide an international discussion forum for the research in economics and management of franchising networks. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all aeras in economics and management of franchising are invited.