22nd International Joint Conference: Central and Eastern Europe in the Changing Business Environment

19 – 20 May 2022, Bratislava

22nd Annual Conference - Bratislava 19-20 May 2022

Call for Papers

The 22nd international conference is jointly organized by the Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava and the Faculty of International Relations & the Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business. The main focus of the conference is the region of Central and Eastern Europe and its position in the global economy, since this region is playing an increasingly important role within the economic development of the whole European continent.

Five sessions will be held within the conference: International Trade, International Business & Management, International Finance, International Marketing & Consumer Behavior, and International Tourism.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Global Trade,
  • Global Value Chains and CEE Region,
  • International Finance,
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Business,
  • Sustainable Economic Development from Global Perspective,
  • Changes in the International Marketing, Management and Business Strategies,
  • Challenges in the International Tourism,
  • Consumer Behavior.

Abstracts in English are to be submitted electronically on the registration page by January 7th, 2022 and their length is limited to 1000 symbols.

Full papers in English (after the approval of submitted abstract) are to be submitted following the paper template by February 14, 2022 at the latest. The length of each paper must not exceed either 10 pages in case of one or two authors, or 15 pages in case of more than two authors (including figures and references). Each paper has to involve a chapter constituting an original empirical or analytical development that contributes to the current theoretical state of the art. Case studies are acceptable as well. Each participant can be the first author of only one paper.

The review process of each paper is double-blind, based on two reviews. Reviews will be sent to authors by March 20, 2022.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Economics in Bratislava. The entire program of the conference will be transmitted online to enable active participation to all participants, even to those who might be, for some reason, not able to travel.

Conference proceedings will be sent for evaluation to Web of Science (CPCI database) and Scopus. The conference proceedings of 2015, 2016 and 2018 are indexed in the CPCI, and the ones of 2017, 2019, and 2020 are under review process. The most recent papers were submitted for indexation and are available here: 2021. The authors can decide about the publication of the full paper in conference proceedings or an abstract in the book of abstracts. Papers published as abstracts can be sent for publication to scientific journals. The organizers’ reviewed journals are CEBR, Economic Review, or Studia commercialia Bratislavensia.

Call for papers can be downloaded HERE.

Program

Thursday 19th May

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome event at Vila Horský Park (address: Prokopa Veľkého 41/A, 852 35 Bratislava)


Friday 20th May

8:45 – 9:00 Registration

Plenary session
9:00 – 12:00

Opening Plenary

Hana Machková (Rector of the Prague University of Economics and Business)
Ferdinand Daňo (Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava)

Keynote speeches

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12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break and networking

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Parallel Sessions
13:00 – 17:00

Contact

Chairman of the International Conference Board

Paulína KRNÁČOVÁ
Vice Dean for International Relations and Public Relations
University of Economics in Bratislava
paulina.krnacova@euba.sk
tel.: +421 267 291 126

Organizational committee

In the case of any problems, information or questions concerning the conference please feel free to contact the organizational committee:

Paulína KRNÁČOVÁ
Vice-Dean for International Relations and PR
Faculty of Commerce
University of Economics in Bratislava
paulina.krnacova@euba.sk

Iveta ČERNÁ
Department of International Business
Prague University of Economics and Business
cernai@vse.cz

Scientific committee

  • Hana MACHKOVÁ, President, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Ferdinand DAŇO, Rector, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Josef TAUŠER, Dean, Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Peter DRÁBIK, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Radek ČAJKA, Vice-Dean for International Relations, Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Miroslav KARLÍČEK, Vice-Dean for Corporate Relations and Public Relations, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Róbert REHÁK, Vice-Dean for Research, Ph.D. Study and International Projects, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Stanislav ZÁBOJNÍK, Head of the Department of International Trade, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Eva HANULÁKOVÁ, Head of the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Zuzana KITTOVÁ, Department of International Trade, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Paula PUŠKÁROVÁ, Department of International Trade, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Tomáš VÝROST, Department of Internationl Trade, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Eduard BAUMÖHL, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Ludmila ŠTERBOVÁ, Department of International Business, Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Alexej SATO, Department of International Business, Faculty of International Relations, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Efthymia KOTTIKA, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • David ŘÍHA, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business

Program committee

  • Petr KRÁL, Department of International Business, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Paulína KRNÁČOVÁ, Department of Services and Tourism, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Miroslava ČUKANOVÁ, Department of Services and Tourism, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Iveta ČERNÁ, Department of International Business, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Radek ČAJKA, Department of International Business, Prague University of Economics and Business

Sessions Chairs

  • International Trade & GVCs
  • International Finance
  • International Business and Management
  • International Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • International Tourism

Proceedings

2020′ Conference Proceedings will be submitted to Web of Science and Scopus for indexation in the CPCI database and in the Scopus database.

For Authors

Conference fee

The conference fee is 150,- €. The conference fee includes the organization of the conference, review process costs, participation of one author at the conference and participation of all co-authors in the online event. The conference fee for co-authors participating in the conference in person is 50,- €. Payment is accepted solely by bank transfer. Confirmation of payment, an invoice, will be issued within 14 days after the payment is received. In the case you need e-invoice before conference, please, indicate it in the registration form. The printed invoice will be available on the day of the conference.

Deadline for conference fee payment: 14 February 2022.

Conference fee payment is not refundable after receiving review process results.

Payment instructions

SEPA payments:

Account name: Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave
Bank address: Štátna pokladnica, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava
IBAN: SK47 8180 0000 0070 0008 0671
SWIFT (BIC): SPSRSKBA
Variable code: 10202022
Payment purpose: Name and Last name of participant

Venue

University of Economics in Bratislava

Address: Dolnozemská cesta 1
852 35 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

WWW.EUBA.SK

Transportation from the Bratislava Airport (Airport M. R. Štefánik)
Take bus No. 61 heading to Hlavná stanica, get off at the bus stop Bajkalská and change the bus to bus  No. 98 to Ekonomická univerzita.

Transportation from the Bratislava Main Railway Station (Hlavná stanica)
Take the bus No. 93, get off at the bus stop Hodžovo námestie and change the bus to bus No. 84 or No. 184 to Ekonomická univerzita.

Transportation from the Bus Station Mlynské nivy
Take the bus No. 88 to Ekonomická univerzita.

Transportation from Vienna International Airport
Take the Euroline bus from Vienna Airport (directly in front of arrivals) heading to Bratislava, Bus Station Mlynské Nivy (it takes about 40 minutes from Vienna Airport to Bratislava)

For more information on Bratislava’s public transportation, please follow this link: http://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport


About Bratislava

The Capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava, also referred to as the Beauty on the Danube can not only boast interesting history but it also is the centre of the most dynamically developing region of central Europe at present.

Bratislava (population 425,500), situated in the south-west of Slovakia stretches on both banks of the Danube and in the foothills of the Little Carpathian Mts. Thanks to this favourable position it was always a commercial centre. Today the historic places witnesses to the rapid development of the young Slovak Republic. In spite of its exciting history, Bratislava is one of the youngest Capitals of the world and its population is also very young. The modern metropolis is opened to Europe and to the world as proved by the increasing number of foreign visitors of most diverse countries. Palaces, modern shopping and trade centres, admirable arts of the Slovak cooks and brewers, friendly people and various international cultural or sport events, exhibitions, and business opportunities are the reasons why it is worth of visit.

Monuments

One of the city dominants which can be seen from far distance is The Castle of Bratislava. The most attractive part of Bratislava is the Old Town where the most historical sights as well as cultural institutions are concentrated. Its tiny lanes offer an ideal atmosphere for romantic walks to those who love to follow signs of history in the middle of modern world. The significant structures in the historic centre of the city are all parts of the Monument Town Reserve.

Source: SACR, http://slovakia.travel/en/places-to-go/the-best-of-slovakia/bratislava

You can find more about the city by visiting the webpage Travel in Slovakia Good Idea or VisitBratislava.

Hotel booking

There are several hotels easily accesible by public transportation:


University of Economics in Bratislava (UEBA)

http://euba.sk/?lang=en

The University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) is a leading public university in Slovakia with the largest education market share in the field of economics, business and management. It has extensive experience in the field of education and research. EUBA has more than 10 000 students at its 7 faculties. EUBA offers 61 study programs, more than 150 individual courses delivered in English, German and French and 15 international double and joint degree programs. Over 80 % of EUBA academic staffs hold a PhD. University is using quality standards compliant with ENQA and is under accreditation process by the AACSB. EUBA staff has been involved in several international projects supported by LLP, FP6, FP7, COST, South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, Structural Funds of the EU as well as by EU programmes, H2020 and/or Erasmus+ including. EUBA cooperates with its international partners from the EU member states and with universities around the world (Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.).

Faculty of Commerce (FC)

https://of.euba.sk/en/

The Faculty of Commerce has had a long and firm place among other higher education institutions in Slovakia which offer economics education. The Faculty has been devoted to trade-related disciplines (marketing, international business, tourism, business law). The Faculty offers study programs at all levels of the university education as well as double degree program. Each year almost 1.200 students study at the faculty. It has more than 20.000 alumnies among which are guvernors of the Slovak National Bank, ministers, prime ministers, succesfull managers, and entrepreneurs. Internationalization of educational and research activities is one of the TOP10 faculty priorities. The Faculty cooperates with partner universities located mainly in Europe and Asia and with more than 70 national and/or international companies.


Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE)

http://www.vse.cz/english/

The Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) with its 14,000 students and a 67-year-old-history is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. The university is highly appraised both in the Czech Republic and abroad, is ranked by the Financial Times annually and has already been appraised for several years by the Eduniversal Ranking project as one of the best “business schools” in Central and Eastern Europe. VŠE is certified with the “ECTS label” and “DS Label” by the European Commission thanks to implementation of the ECTS credit system. The university currently cooperates with more than 250 partner universities on four different continents and with key players from the private sector in the Czech Republic. VŠE participates in several international networks, such as CEMS and PIM, and is a member of PRME initiative. Many significant Czech and foreign economists have obtained the university’s honoris causa title; these include, for instance, Nobel Prize winners Prof. Robert A. Mundell, Prof. Milton Friedman, or Prof. Gary S. Becker. Two Presidents of the Czech Republic, several prime ministers and many prominent Czech economists are alumni of the Prague University of Economics and Business.

Faculty of International Relations (FIR)

http://fir.vse.cz

The Faculty of International Relations (FIR) is one of the largest faculties at the Prague University of Economics and Business. There are two main directions in both teaching and research: International Business and International Politics and Diplomacy. Other programs, focusing on Business and Law, International Politics and Diplomacy or Tourism also play an inevitable role. The key distinctive feature of FIR is high level of internationalization at all stages with strong emphasis on language knowledge of students.  FIR is the first faculty in the Czech Republic that has achieved accreditation of a study program by EFMD. Two master programs in International Business have been awarded with the EFMD Accredited label for the period of 5 years.

Faculty of Business Adminsitration (FBA)

http://fba.vse.cz/

The Faculty of Business Administration of the Prague University of Economics and Business is among the most respected schools in the Central and Eastern Europe in the field of management. There are approximately 3,000 full-time students at the FBA. The School has the prestigious international EQUIS accreditation and its programmes are regularly placed in the Financial Times global business school rankings. Also the FBA´s MBA program is regularly placed as one of the top MBA programmes in Eastern Europe in the Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA’s ranking. FBA’s educational and research activities are intensively linked to the business sector based on partnership with over 100 companies, including BD Advisory, Unilever, PPL, APOGEO, Nestlé, Hilti, Plzeňský Prazdroj, Škoda Auto, Albert, Aspironix, Coca-Cola HBC, FINEP, Henkel, Hopi, L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Red Bull GmbH, and others.