International Scientific Conference 2015

Challenges in Business and Economics: Growth, Competitiveness and Innovations

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce an international conference that will be held in the City of Niš, Republic of Serbia, on 16 October, 2015. The aim of the Conference is to create a stimulating environment that allows fruitful debates on various aspects of the relationship between financial and real economy, through enabling open discussion.

Both review and research papers are eligible. The papers should relate to areas, which include, but are not limited to: National competitiveness, Development economics, Economy and politics – political drivers of reform, Business statistics, Cost and performance management, Human resource management, Marketing, Operations & supply chain management, Strategic management, Total quality management, Decision making under the risk and uncertainty, Application of decision making methods in operations management, Quality control and business process management, Multiple-criteria decision making, Contemporary challenges of corporate governance etc.

Publishing opportunities:

  • • Conference Proceedings, submissions not less than three thousand words, no limits regarding number of authors per a paper.
  • • The book edited by international editorial board, titled “Handbook of Research on Tools and Techniques for Economic Decision Analysis”, and published by IGI Global (Pennsylvania, USA) will gather a selection of the best submissions (primarily technically developed papers), but will not be limited to the conference submissions. The papers have to be eligible in terms of overall quality, content and length. Between eight and ten thousand words with no more than three authors per a paper.
  • • The academic journal Economic Themes. The papers submitted for the journal will undergo the journal’s regular review process (

The papers should be written in English. Abstracts and full papers should be sent by e-mail to: The submisions will be reviewed by the Conference Scientific Commitee and the authors will be notified of the decision by 15 September 2015.

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Important dates

  • 30 April 2015 Abstract submission (up to 300 words)
  • 31 May 2015 Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 15 July 2015 Full paper submision deadline
  • 15 September 2015 Full paper acceptance notification
Papers should be send by e-mail:

Faculty of Economics, University of Niš

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