23rd Joint International Conference - Praha 18-19 May 2023

Call for Papers

The 23nd 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 7th January 2023  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 12 February  2023 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. Results of reviews will be sent to authors by March 27, 2023.

The conference will be hosted by the Prague University of Economics and Business . 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, 2020, and 2021 are under review process. The most recent papers were submitted for indexation and are available here: 2022. 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.

Authors register for the conference in the registration system. After registration, authors will be able to manage their contributions and will be guided through the review.

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Aim & scope

The conference’s main objectives are identifying and analyzing ways and strategies whereby internationally operating businesses can maintain and raise their competitiveness. The conference also concerns sustainability and socially responsible strategies.  The conference focuses on the whole Central and Eastern European region. For the last 22 years, it has constituted a valuable platform linking together excellent researchers and business representatives. It creates the opportunity to present recent research and to discuss the future and developments in the changing business environment in the CEE region.

Main benefits
Interesting kee-note speakers Hybrid conference Open Access
Each year, interesting key-note speakers are invited to discuss current development in international business and questions that resonate in the business community. The conference can be attended in person or online. Researchers are invited to attend the conference in person. In case this is not possible, they are welcome to follow the program and join the discussions online. All documents are free to be read and downloaded. Conference papers published since 2015 are all available on the conference website.
Double blind review Cooperation with university journals Flexibility and individual approach
The review process of each paper is double-blind, based on two reviews. Accepted papers will be consulted by the university journals CEBR and Studia commercialia Bratislavensia, and authors of selected papers will be offered the possibility to submit the extended paper for review in those journals. Selected papers upon the author´s decision will not be published as full text in the conference proceedings. Authors can decide whether to publish a full paper in Conference proceedings or an abstract in the Book of abstracts. Papers published in conference proceedings will receive a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for easy identification.

Program

18 May 2023 (Thursday)

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome evening 


19 May 2023 (Friday)

9:00 – 12:00 Plenary session 

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12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break and networking

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13:00 – 16:00 Conference Sessions

International Business and Management

International Marketing and Consumer Behavior

International Trade

International Finance

International Tourism

Contact

Chairman of the International Conference Board

Petr KRÁL
Head of Department of International Business
Prague University of Economics and Business
petr.kral@vse.cz
T: (+420) 224 095 211

Organizational committee

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

Andrea ESCOBAR RIOS

Department of International Business
Prague University of Economics and Business
andrea.rios@vse.cz

Eva KŘENKOVÁ (registration)

Department of International Business
Prague University of Economics and Business
eva.krenkova@vse.cz

Herman Mahendra ABEYKOON

Department of Marketing
Prague University of Economics and Business
herman.abeykoon@vse.cz

Paulína KRNÁČOVÁ

Department of Tourism
University of Economics in Bratislava
paulina.krnacova@euba.sk

Scientific committee

  • Ferdinand DAŇO, Rector, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Hana MACHKOVÁ, Vice Rector, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • 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, Head of the Department of Marketing, 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
  • Zuzana CHYTKOVÁ, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Radek TAHAL, 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 Tourism, University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Andrea ESCOBAR RIOS, Department of International Business, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Radek ČAJKA, Department of International Business, Prague University of Economics and Business
  • Efthymia KOTTIKA, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business

Sessions Chairs

  • Efthymia KOTTIKA – International Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Alexej SATO – International Business and Management
  • Ludmila ŠTĚRBOVÁ – International Trade
  • Josef TAUŠER – International Finance

Proceedings

2022′ Conference Proceedings were submitted to Web of Science for indexation in the CPCI 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.

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

Payment instructions:

Account name: Prague University of Economics and Business
Bank: Česká spořitelna, a.s.
IBAN: CZ2208000000000001829152
SWIFT (BIC): GIBACZPX
Payment title: 211015 ‐ name of the participant ‐ Conference fee
Please, indicate the required payment title in your bank order, its absence may complicate identification of your payment.

Venue

Prague University of Economics and Business

Address: Prague University of Economics and Business
W. Churchill Sq. 1938/4
130 67 Prague 3 – Žižkov
Czech Republic

WWW.VSE.CZ

Transportation from the Prague Václav Havel Airport by public transport
Take bus No. 100 to the subway station Zličín, change to line B (the yellow line) to Florenc and take bus No. 135 to Nám. Winstona Churchilla.

Transportation from the Prague Main Rail Station (Hlavní nádraží) by public transport
Take tram (No. 9, 5, 15 or 26) to Husinecká.

Transportation from the Bus Station Florenc (Autobusové nádraží Florenc) by public transport
Take bus No. 135 to Náměstí Winstona Churchilla.

For more information on Prague’s public transport, please follow this link: http://www.dpp.cz/en/


About Prague

Source: tripadvisor.com

Prague is believed to be the “heart of Europe”, the “mother of cities”. Over the centuries, it has been referred to as the City of a Hundred Spires, Golden Prague and Magic Prague. Its architectural and spiritual richness and mystical attraction attract visitors from the whole world. You can find more about the city by downloading the official CzechTourism Guide and the detailed map of Prague.

Hotel booking

There are several hotels in the neighborhood of the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), namely

There are many hotels in the city center, from which the university is accessible by walk (15–20 minutes) or by tram 5, 9, 26, as well as by subway (to Hlavní nádraží, line C – the red line), then by tram 9 (to Husinecká).


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. EUBA is the first university in Slovakia that has achieved accreditation by the AACSB. 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. 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 Administration (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.

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