Global Conference on SME, Entrepreneurship and Service Innovation 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 12-13 Jul 2012; Deadline 30 Apr
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GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON SME, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SERVICE INNOVATION (GCSMES) 2012
Griffith University Griffith Business School
“SMEs, ENTREPRENEURSHIP & SERVICE INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT OF LIVING STANDARD”
Date and Venue
July 12 –13, 2012
Hyatt Regency, Sanctuary Cove
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
CALL FOR PAPERS
The significant roles of service organizations, entrepreneurial ventures and SMEs in general to the growth of many of the world’s economies have been documented. However, growth is just one dimension of development. Economic development involves an increase in living standards, greater choice of goods and services, improvement in environmental wellbeing, low level of unemployment, and security (in general). It also deals with an increase in a country’s real level of national output which can result from an increase in the quality and quantity of resources (both human and non-human), and improvements in technology. Economic development is concerned with sustainability and takes into account the size and quality of the informal economy. It alleviates people from low standards of living into a better quality of life. Small enterprises and service organisations have made significant contributions towards economic growth, development, and quality of life in many nations, but they are yet to reach their maximum potential.
The recent economic meltdown has further adverse effect on their contributions. GCSMES 2012 is a forum designed to bring together researchers and practitioners to deliberate on several issues around the conference theme.
Visit the conference website at http://gcsmes.org for full information.
Abstract Submission (Optional) December 15, 2011
Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission* April 30, 2012
Early Bird Registration May 15, 2012
Final Submission (Proceedings Ready) June 30, 2012
Industry Workshop July 11, 2012
Conference July 12 – 13, 2012
* Extended Abstracts will be published in the proceedings, as such authors who choose to publish extended abstract need not submit another full paper before the conference. * *