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7th International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks

Date

Giov, 2015-12-03 - Sab, 2015-12-05

The seventh International Conference on Economics and Management of Networks will be held in cooperation with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of the Western Cape (http://www.uwc.ac.za/faculties/ems) from December 3 – 5, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa. The purpose of the conference is to provide an international discussion forum for research in economics and management of networks. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2015.

Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all areas in economics and management of franchising, retailing, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, clusters, virtual networks and other hybrids are invited.

Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers from all areas in economics and management of franchising, retailing, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, strategic alliances, clusters, virtual networks and other hybrids are invited.

Franchising

Retail and Service Chains

Joint Ventures

Strategic Alliances

Licensing

Cooperatives

 

Entrepreneurial Networks
Financial Networks

Clusters

Virtual Networks

Other Hybrids

Relevant topics that are related to these network forms include those listed below:

Theories of Networks Ownership and Incentives Contract Design and Decision Rights Economics & Law and Regualtion
Trust and Informal Governance Issues Strategic Management Issues Outsourcing and Vertical Integration Knowledge Management
Industry Studies International Business Studies IT and Networks Comparative Institutional Analysis
Marketing and Distribution Channel International Market Entry Strategy Entrepreneurship and Networks Management of Alliance Portfolios

In addition, we organize two special workshops with an interdisciplinary focus:

(I)  Collaborative governance, which refers to the research on the interconnectedness of the institutional structure of the economy, which examines how networks within the public sector and between public and private sector as well as NGOs facilitate the functioning of the overall system, and 

(II) Leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution in networks, which recognizes that conflict is inherent in network relationships and that leadership (in different forms) may be needed for network governance, in order to ensure network effectiveness. Possible workshop themes are:

-Bridging the skills gap through network relationships
-Negotiation and conflict resolution within networks 
-Leadership in multi-organisational networks
-Resolving diversity conflict in network relationships

  Collaborative  Governance

      Leadership, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Networks  

                              

Organizing Committee

Kobus Visser, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (Organizing Chair)

Marieta Du Plessis, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Ricardo Peters, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape

Maria Jell-Ojobor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna

Petra Langer and Elitsa Nestorova (Administrative Assistants), Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna (petra.langer@univie.ac.at, elitsa.nestorova@univie.ac.at )

Scientific Committee

Kobus Visser, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Leon Bosman, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Marieta Du Plessis, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Ricardo Peters, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of Western Cape, South Africa

Ilan Alon, Rolins College and Harvard University, USA

Gerard Cliquet, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes  1, France

Anne Marie Doherty, Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Rajiv Dant, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA

Lorelle Frazer, Griffith Business School, Australia

Thomas Ehrmann, University of Muenster, Germany

Manuel Gonzalez Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain

Anna Grandori, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

Marko Grünhagen, Eastern Illinois University, School of Business, USA

George Hendrikse, RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Claude Ménard, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université de Paris, France

Lahsen Oubdi, ENCG, University Ibn Zohr Agadir, Morocco

Rozenn Perrigot, IGR-IAE, Université de Rennes 1, France

Udo Schlentrich, University of New Hampshire, USA

Andrew Terry, University of Sydney, Australia

Anna Watson, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Josef Windsperger, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna

Procedures for Submitting Abstract and Paper

Authors who want to present a paper should submit an abstract (1-2 pages) and return the response form as soon as possible, but not later than MAY 15, 2015. When you submit your ABSTRACT earlier, you will receive a decision letter within ONE WEEK after submission!

Please e-mail the registration form to:

Josef Windsperger
University of Vienna
                                        Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1                                       A-1090 Vienna, Austria

(josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at)
Phone: +43-1-4277-38180
Fax: +43-1-4277-38174

The PAPER must be submitted by October 31, 2015.

Conference Fees: 200,- EUR

The conference fee covers reception, coffee breaks, lunch on Friday and Saturday and conference dinner.

Special issue and book

 

We plan to publish a SPECIAL ISSUE in a high-quality international journal and to edit a BOOK at Springer Verlag.

Conference location

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), University of the Western Cape (http://www.uwc.ac.za/faculties/ems) (Dec. 3, 2015 - Opening Sessions) and the

Seaside Hotel Protea Hotel President

Protea Hotel President

- http://proteahotels.com/hotels/Pages/protea-hotel-president.aspx - (Dec. 4 and 5, 2015) in Cape Town. Special rates for staying in the conference hotel will be negotiated.

Deadlines

 

May 15, 2015

Abstract to Josef Windsperger (josef.windsperger@univie.ac.at). When you submit your ABSTRACT earlier, you will receive a decision letter within ONE WEEK after submission!

September 30, 2015 Payment of the conference fees
October 31, 2015 One copy of the paper to josef.windsperger@unvie.ac.at
November 20, 2015

Final program available (http://emnet.univie.ac.at)

 

Organizzazione

University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to...

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