Tracks

Submitted papers may address any research topic, including but not limited to: 

There is no way to tell exactly what the economic damage from the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will be. However, there is a widespread agreement among economists that it will have severe negative impacts on the global economy. Early estimates predicted that, most major economies will lose at least 2.4 percent of the value of their gross domestic product (GDP) over 2020, leading IMF to already reduce their 2020 forecasts of global economic growth down to around 3 percent. This makes the current crisis (so-called Great Lockdown) the worst recession since the Great Depression, and far worse than the Global Financial Crisis.  The World Trade Organization is also expecting that the world trade will fall between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. Decisions taken now, from the creators of monetary and fiscal policies will determine the future shape of the recovery and global growth prospects. Countries need to lay the foundations for a strong, sustained and socially inclusive recovery and they need to work together. What are your expectations and predictions for the future growth of the global economy? What challenges and opportunities it will create?

  • Accounting disclosures, earnings management and earnings smoothing 
  • Accounting education issues 
  • Accounting information systems 
  • Accounting regulations, ethics, oversight and corporate governance 
  • Accounting theory 
  • Auditing and assurance 
  • Determinants and consequences of accounting quality 
  • Intangible assets and accounting innovations 
  • Integrated financial reporting 
  • International accounting systems and IFRS 
  • Management accounting control 
  • Performance measurement and management systems 
  • Taxation 
  • E-business development and implementation
  • E-business innovation adoption and diffusion
  • Business model and digital transformation
  • Sharing economy, social media and digital collaborations
  • IS in healthcare
  • Digital government and smart cities
  • Digital enterprise and its processes
  • Governance, strategy and value of IS
  • Blockchain and FinTech
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and ethics of e-busines
  • Other themes related to e-business
  • Challenges to macroeconomic theory and policy 
  • Economics of digitization 
  • Measuring GDP in the digital era 
  • Economic growth and income distribution 
  • Inequality and poverty 
  • The welfare state in the era of ageing population 
  • Sharing economy 
  • The changing nature of labour markets 
  • Local economic development 
  • Issues in public sector economics 
  • Issues in environmental economics and climate change 
  • Industrial organization and policy 
  • Competition policy 
  • Institutional Economics 
  • Government regulation of business 
  • Custom digitalization – toward paperless trade 
  • The influence of digitalization in international trade 
  • Regional cooperation & cross border cooperation 
  • Trade facilitation 
  • WTO challenges in the multilateral trading system 
  • Perspectives of Western Balkan towards EU integration 
  • Perspectives and challenges of European Economic Integration
  • Financial markets and institutions 
  • Financial regulation 
  • Banking and financial intermediation 
  • Insurance 
  • International finance 
  • Personal finance 
  • Behavioral finance 
  • Securities and portfolio management 
  • Corporate finance and risk management 
  • Empirical finance 
  • European Monetary system 
  • Monetary strategies 
  • Monetary policy and Central banking 
  • Public finance and public policy
  • Fiscal-monetary policy interactions 
  • The challenges of HR management in the era of globalization    
  • Decision analysis for management judgment 
  • Global and intercultural communication 
  • Management communication and motivation 
  • Business communication for entrepreneurial success 
  • Mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations 
  • Corporate finance in a post-transitional setting 
  • Entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and innovation  
  • Measuring the influence of ethical behavior in economy and business towards competitive advantage 
  • Managing contemporarbusiness models 
  • Strategic management& strategic planning process 
  • Organizational behavior and leadership: broadening our sight 
  • International management issues: born global
  • Digital marketing & social media 
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Consumer behavior
  • Retailing and pricing
  • Product and brand management
  • Marketing research & marketing analytics
  • International marketing & marketing in emerging countries
  • Marketing strategy & theory
  • Services marketing
  • Public sector and non-profit marketing
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Applied statistics 
  • Probability and mathematical statistics 
  • Econometrics 
  • Actuarial statistics 
  • Business statistics 
  • Demographic statistics 
  • Data science 
  • Official statistics 
  • Statistical education

We seek to establish bridges of collaboration between academic researchers and practitioners, particularly considering business innovations, transformations and business strategies for the future. Practice based perspective on economic and business trends that will shape the organizations and societies of the future can uncover novel research avenues for academic researchers. We thus invite researchers and practitioners to submit practice papers that address issues around business and technology trends, general economic trends and provide new insights on practice-based strategies, challenges or success-stories. This track also seeks papers relating to any topic that does not fall within the scope of the other tracks.