The EuroMed Academy of Business announces its

11th Annual Conference

‘Research Advancements in National and Global Business Theory and Practice’

Valletta, Malta

The European Capital of Culture for 2018

September 12th-14th, 2018

Organized and Hosted by:

University of Malta

EMRBI Presidents

Prof. Demetris Vrontis

Executive Dean

University of Nicosia

Nicosia, Cyprus

Prof. Yaakov Weber

Director, Research Unit

School of Business

College of Management, Israel

Conference Chairs

Prof. Vincent Cassar, University of Malta, Malta

Prof. Frank Bezzina, University of Malta, Malta

Conference Goals

The EuroMed Academy of Business annual conference is one of the major Business Management conferences of its kind in terms of size, quality of content, and standing reputation of attendees. Many of the papers presented contribute significantly to the business knowledge base.

Our goal is to create a friendly and approachable academy and environment, a strong network, whereby its members (including senior worldwide scholars, young faculty members, doctorate students, researchers and business practitioners) are guiding and mentoring each other. Further, participants attend at the conference’s Research Project Workshop in order to meet, improve research, collaborate with others and apply for EU project funding. Some of the conference distinctions are:

A. ISBN Conference Book of Proceedings with an ISSN for the book series;

B. Journal Publication Opportunities;

C. Book series with: 1. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group; 2. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer International Publishing; and 3. Emerald Publishing;

D. Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop;

E. Research Project Workshop; and

F. Meet the Editors and Meet the Reviewers Sessions

Author Guidelines

Submission Deadline*: February 25th, 2018

Papers and abstracts should be submitted online through the conference website at

If you face any problems, please contact submissions or admin

Submissions should strictly adhere to the Author Guidelines and use the Paper or Abstract Manuscript Template to befound at the conference website

Please indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track number for submission. Should you feel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks please indicate General Track.

We also invite suggested sessions and/or Symposia sessions (minimum 3 participants at each session). The suggested session should follow the conference guidelines (see Authors Guidelines at the website)

At the Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business we accept both Paper and Abstract submissions. Authors who submitted an Abstract for review should not send a Full paper at a later stage. The manuscript to be included in the Book of Proceedings will be the one reviewed and accepted (abstract or paper).

The maximum number of submitted papers or abstracts accepted per author (either single or co-author) is three.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline February 25th, 2018
Start announcements of decisions March 26th, 2018
Early-bird registration Until May 20th, 2018
Late registration After May 20th, 2018

Publication Opportunities

EuroMed Academy of Business Conference Book of Proceedings (Book Series) – ISSN 2547-8516

All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the Book of Proceedings (with an ISBN number) which is approved for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index — of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) an integrated index within Web of Science. This distinction is given only to the most significant, in terms of academic excellence, conferences-conventions worldwide.


A selection of the best conference papers will also be considered for publication in the following journals (presented in alphabetic order), most of which are internationally ranked or/and ISI/Scopus approved. Some of these journals (which are over 30 every year) will devote and publish a special issue based on conference papers.

1. EuroMed Journal of Business – EMRBI’s official Journal

2. British Food Journal

3. Competitive Review

4. Global Business and Economics Review

5. International Journal of Business and Globalisation

6. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business

7. International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics

8. International Journal of Economic Behavior

9. International Journal of Emerging Markets

10. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

11. International Journal of Financial Markets and Derivatives

12. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting

13. International Journal of Organizational Analysis

14. International Marketing Review

15. International Studies of Management and Organizations

16. Journal of Business Research

17. Journal of Customer Behaviour

18. Journal for Global Business Advancement

19. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research

20. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

21. Journal of Knowledge Economy

22. Journal of Promotion Management

23. Journal of Transnational Management

24.Piccola Impresa / Small Business


26. Social Business

27. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management & Sustainable Development


EuroMed Book Series

We are pleased to inform you of EuroMed Academy of Business’ launching of three book series in the coming year (2018), in association with three internationally prominent publishers. Below you may find the basic profile of each and all of the aforementioned series, along with the contact editor names and emails for further information.

Series title Series editors Volume 1 Title


Annals of Business Research Riad Shams

Demetris Vrontis

Yaakov Weber

Evangelos Tsoukatos

Contact co-editor:

Riad Shams


Business Models for Strategic Innovation: Cross-functional Perspectives Perspectives, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Palgrave Studies of Cross Disciplinary Business in association with EuroMed Academy of Business Demetris Vrontis

Yaakov Weber

Alkis Thrassou

Riad Shams

Evangelos Tsoukatos

Contact co-editor:

Alkis Thrassou


Innovation and Capacity Building: Cross-disciplinary Management Theories for Practical Applications Palgrave Macmillan, Springer International Publishing
Cross-disciplinary Management Perspectives: Applications, challenges and opportunities Yaakov Weber

Demetris Vrontis

Evangelos Tsoukatos

Riad Shams

Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui

Contact co-editor:

Sylvie Fogiel-Bijaoui



The Cross-disciplinary perspectives of Management Ambidexterity: Challenges and Opportunities Emerald Publishing

The EuroMed Academy of Business welcomes your contribution to these books, as chapter authors, following of course a successful review process; and looks forward to strengthening the already significant academic collaboration with and between its members.

Other Conference and Pre-Conference Activities

· Research Project Workshop

· Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshop

· Meet the Editors Session

· Meet the Reviewers Session

· Session Chairs and Discussants Workshop

· Doctoral Seminars and special PhD sessions for paper presentations.

· Doctoral and Young Faculty Workshop: the transition from PhD student to lecturer and academic reality.

Conference awards

· Conference Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards

· Conference Best and Highly Commended Student Paper Awards

· Conference Best Track Chair and Commended Track Chair Awards

· Conference Best Reviewer Awards

· Conference Best Track Paper Award

· EMJB Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards

· EMRBI – SIMA Award

Conference Venue – University of Malta, Malta

University of Malta Valletta Campus, Old University Building, St Paul Street, Valletta, Malta.

For further travel details, please visit the conference website.

Conference Hotels

Details on accommodation options, pricing and booking instructions are available at the conference website.

Conference Optional Tours

A selection of attractive tours has been arranged for conference participants, details of which will be available at the conference website.

Programme Tracks

Please indicate, on the first page of your manuscript, the track number for submission. Should you feel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks below please indicate General Track. For more details, please visit the conference website.

1. Accounting
2. Behavioral Economics and Finance
3. Business Ethics
4. Business Evaluation
5. Conflict Management
6. Communications
7. Consulting
8. Corporate Social Responsibility
9. Cross Cultural Management
10. Corporate Governance
11. Digital economy
12. Diversity and Gender in Organizations
13. Economics
14. Emerging markets
15. Entrepreneurship
16. Family Business
17. Finance
18. Financial Services and Banking
19. Food and Agriculture Management
20. Health Care Management
21. Tourism and Hospitality
22. Human Resource Management
23. Information Systems’ Management
24. Interdisciplinary Research
25. International Business
26. International Management
27. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital
28. Learning and Teaching
29. Marketing
30. Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances
31. Innovation Management

A special award by SIMA and EUROMED will be presented to the best paper in the track.

32. Operations, Production and Quality Management
33. Organization Theories
34. Organizational Behavior
35. Power, Politics, Identity and Culture in Organizations
36. Public and Nonprofit
37. Research Methods
38. Small and Medium Enterprises
39. Strategic Management
40. Supply Chain Management, Shipping and Logistics
41. Technology Management
42. Trust
43. Wine Business
44. General Track

Prof. Yaakov Weber

1. Director, Research Unit

School of Business Administration
College of Management
Rabin Blvd. 7
Rishon Lezion, Israel.

2. President, EMRBI and EMAB
EuroMed Research Business Institute and EuroMed Academy of Business