SGBED 2014


The 13th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Universit? Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, 16-18 Jul 2014; Deadline 17 Mar

Managing the “Intangibles”: Business and Entrepreneurship Perspectives in a Global Context
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. July 16-18, 2014

Presented in Cooperation with

  • Montclair State University Center for International Business, NJ, USA
  • Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
  • EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • Comenius University Faculty of Management in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK
  • University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China
  • The Hongkong Polytechnic University, Hongkong
  • University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico

Nature and Scope of the Conference

Compared to tangible assets, “intangibles”, or knowledge-based resources, are among the most important determinants of institutions, business and industry performance. Recognizing their role in promoting entrepreneurship, firm performance and socio-economic advancement, several developed countries have recently estimated the economic value of R&D and other forms of innovations, and have integrated them into the measurement of GDP. At the same time, several studies have questioned the net benefits of globalization and the impact of “intangibles” on the level and distribution of income and wealth. These mixed results indicate that the role of intangibles and knowledge resources as a source of equitable development is an open issue and hence of significance for theoretical and empirical research. In this framework, the 13th Conference of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) invites empirical and conceptual research with a focus on the role of the “intangibles” in advancing equitable development in a global business and institutional perspectives.

Submission Deadlines

  • Abstracts/Proposals: March 17, 2014
  • Review Decision on Abstract: March 31, , 2014
  • Final Paper submission: May 31, 2014
  • Double blind review & decision: June 13, 2014 (decision will be notified on a rolling basis to facilitate registration & travel arrangements)

Supporting Peer reviewed Journals for selected papers:

  • International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (ISSN 2160-9802)
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (ISSN 1750-6123)
  • International Journal of Management Cases (ISSN 1741-6264) – Special Issue
  • International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing (ISSN 2045-810X) – Special Issue
  • Small Business / Piccola impresa (ISSN: 0394-7947)

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