ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2007
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2007
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2007
Promoting National and International Scientific Events
Title of the International Conference: Education System in Relation to Quality and Competencies of Work Resources. Factors Fostering Equal Opportunities
Type of the International Conference: International workshop of 6th FP LAMA Project (2005-2009)
  • Microeconomics Department, University of Szczecin (Poland);
  • Kaunas Faculty of Humanities Vilnius University (Lithuania).
Main topics of the International Conference: The main topics of the conference:
  1. Human capital as economic growth factor;
  2. Education as measure taken to improve the quality of human capital;
  3. Human capital as a priority in the state education policy;
  4. Concepts of education in the knowledge-based economy;
  5. Education indicators in the EU and third countries- comparative analysis;
  6. Lifelong learning as an instrument for growth in labour productivity (competitiveness of enterprises, states).
Language: English
Date: 5-7th November, 2007
Main deadlines: Submitting registration form (including paper topics and abstract) – 5th October, 2007
Feedback and topic acceptation – 10th October, 2007
Payment – 20th October, 2007
Submitting paper – 20th October, 2007
Agenda (preliminary version) – 23rd October, 2007
Workshop - 05-07th November, 2007
Conference proceedings - end of 2007
Venue: Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Vilnius University, Muitines g. 8, Kaunas, LT-44280, Lithuania
Contact: Co-ordinator of 6th FP LAMA workshop: Jaroslaw Korpysa, University of Szczecin, Poland; assoc. prof. dr. Dainora Grundey, Vilnius University, Lithuania
E-mail(s): Contact person: Jaroslaw Korpysa, University of Szczecin, Poland
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Title of the International Conference: Development of Economy: Theory and Practice
Type of the International Conference: 4th International Scientific Conference
  • Department of Business Economics and Management and Department of Finance and Accounting, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • INYRSS network,
Main topics of the International Conference:

The aim of the conference is to improve knowledge of International Business and Economic Transformation among researchers, business community and policy makers interested in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The organisers of the Conference believe that through open and reflective dialogue, this international forum can make a positive contribution to the sustainable economic development and growth of the companies operating in the rapidly changing CEE countries.

The major topics of the conference are:

  • Sustainable development: economic, social and ecological aspects.
  • Humanization processes of economics and management.
  • Financial decisions in business environment.
  • Development of commerce in global economy.
Language: English and Lithuanian
Date: 23rd November, 2007
Main deadlines: Registration for the conference: 5th November, 2007.
Abstract (four A4 pages): 9th October, 2007.
Full paper (10-17 A4 pages): 6th November, 2007.
Conference fee: payment on arrival.
Venue: Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Vilnius University, Muitines g. 8, LT-44280, Kaunas, Lithuania
Contact: Co-ordinator of the Conference: assoc. prof. dr. Ingrida Šarkiūnaitė - Head of the Department of Business Economics and Management, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities, Vilnius University, Lithuania;
tel: +370 37 422 344; fax: +370 37 423 222;
E-mail(s): Contact for any queries: PhD student Rūta Kalčinskaitė – conference administrator, e-mail:
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Title of the International Conference: INSOURCE 2008
Type of the International conference: The 1st conference of INSOURCE that deals with professional electronic information resources for business, management, marketing and research.
  • AiP (Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.) (Czech Republic);
  • The University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic).
Main topics of the Conference:

I. Information – Information Sources – Information Management – Competitive Intelligence (or look closer at the competitors) – Knowledge Management:

  • Do we need information sources and even information?;
  • the overview of the market of information services in the Czech Republic;
  • the market of information services from the EU’s point of view;
  • relation between knowledge management and information management;
  • sources for Competitive Intelligence:
    • Techniques, processes and software for Competitive Intelligence.

II. Information for Business, Management and Marketing:

  • Company and financial information:
    • Domestic and international company and product directories;
    • credit reports (company’s credibility, solvency etc.)
    • risk analysis;
    • registers produced by state and local authorities and their possible usage in the commercial sector (the current state, developments, the BRITE programme).
  • Information necessary for strategical decisions in companies:
    • Country, region and market risk reports.
  • Marketing reports:
    • Sources of domestic and foreign marketing reports;
    • marketing research techniques.
  • Macroeconomic and macroeconomic statistics data:
    • Statistics data;
    • Export and import trade data.
  • Information of financial markets.

III. Internet as a Source of Relevant High-quality Information:

  • Trustworthiness of information and information resources;
  • Licenced and free information sources on the Internet (weak and strong features);
  • Monitoring of domestic and foreign media - Evaluation of information relevancy.

IV. Information Being a Base of a New Piece of Information:

  • External value-added information sources (using different technologies, ways of distribution and search interface etc.);
  • Using Public Sector Information (Re-use of Public Sector Information).
Language: English, Czech
Date: 5-6th February, 2008
Main deadlines: Response to CFP deadline: October 22nd, 2007
Online Registration Form:
Notification of acceptance: October 31st, 2007
Fulltext submission deadline: January 4th, 2008
Paper format: 3-15 pages + annexes
Fulltext formats: DOC (Word 95/97/2000), RTF or PDF, to be sent by e-mail
( ) or on a floppy disk or CD-ROM by mail;
Speech duration: 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions/discussion
Presentation equipment: overhead and PC projection (www access available), others on request.
Venue: Diplomat Hotel Prague, Evropská Street 15, Prague, Czech Republic. Conference sessions will be held in the Prague A – D rooms.
Contact: Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Stepanska 16, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 222 231 212
Fax: +420 222 231 313
E-mail(s): For more information please contact: Andrea Kutnarova (), which is customer support manager in organisation, conference co-ordinator
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Title of the International Conference: EURAM 2008
Type of the International Conference: 8th Annual Conference. Gathering in Ljubljana and Bled will be the first EURAM Conference organized in the CEE region.
Organiser(s): Organized by EURAM (European Academy of Management) and organized and hosted by CEEMAN in slovenia. CEEMAN and its member institutions the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana and the IEDC-Bled School of Management will host EURAM 2008.
Main topics of the International Conference:

In a dramatically changing world characterized by rapid globalization, unprecedented technological progress, and structural, institutional, demographic, sociological and psychological shifts, Europe is facing new challenges and searching for adequate responses and trying to achieve the ideal of building and sustaining global competitiveness while maintaining social harmony. It requires huge economic restructuring and equally dramatic social transformation. The issue of operational excellence, standardization, and unification versus creativity and innovation, entrepreneurialism, and respect for culture and values is becoming increasingly important at the individual, organizational/institutional, and social levels as well.

Theme of 2008 Conference is “Managing Diversity: European Destiny and Hope”. It gives the opportunity to discuss the many aspects of key issues for future competitiveness.

Language: Slovak, Czech, English
Date: 14-17th May, 2008
Main deadlines: Activity and Deadline
Submission of Track Proposals: 7th September, 2007
Selection of Tracks: 21st September, 2007
Announcement of Tracks and Call for Papers: 21st September, 2007
Submission of papers: 18th January, 2008
Submission of PhD papers: 15th February, 2008
Acceptance of Conference papers: 22nd February, 2008
Notification to Conference authors: 22nd February, 2008
Notification to PhD authors: 7th March, 2008
Early-bird registration: 7th March, 2008
Doctoral Colloquium: 14th May, 2008
EURAM Conference: 15-17th May, 2008
Venue: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (FELU), Kardeljeva ploščad 17, SI - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
E-mail(s): For all questions regarding the EURAM 2008 conference, please contact us at .
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Title of the International Conference: Regions: The Dilemmas of Integration and Competition?
Type of the International Conference: 12th Association’s international series of events, and it comes at a time when great changes are unfolding in Europe, both in terms of regional development and regional policy.
Organiser(s): Hosted by the IREAS (U.K.) and University of Economics (VŠE) Prague (Czech Republic).
Main topics of the International Conference: Conference Parallel Workshop Themes:
STREAM A: European Regional Policy
STREAM B: Regions: hubs of global knowledge
STREAM C: Labour Market Dynamics, Human Capital and Migration
STREAM D: Rural Economic Development - Core-periphery relations: problems of rural areas development
STREAM E: City Regions
STREAM F: Spatial Planning and Territories
STREAM G: Multi-Level Governance
STREAM H: Sport and Tourism Culture - Creative experience economies: regional integration through competition?
STREAM I: Regional Identities and Imaginations
STREAM J: Knowledge-based development in old industrial regions
STREAM K: Employability and labour market strategies in regional perspective
STREAM L: Local and Regional Economic Development
STREAM M: Democracy and Regions
STREAM N: Environmental Issues in Local and Regional Development
Language: Czech, Slovak, Polish and English
Date: 27-29th May, 2008
Main deadlines: Gateway and FULL CONTACT DETAILS by 29th February, 2008.
Submission deadline – 29th February, 2008
Venue: University of Economics (VŠE) Prague, W. Churchill Sq. 4 130 67 Prague 3, Czech Republic
Contact: STREAM A convenor:
  • John Shutt, ERBEDU, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Tel: +44 (0)113 283 7533, E-mail:
STREAM B convenor:
  • Lisa de Propris, University of Birmingham, UK, Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6258, E-mail:
  • Ron Boschma, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 30 253 2896, E-mail:
STREAM C convenor:
  • Serge Coulombe, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada, Tel: +1 613 562 5800 ext 1689, Email:
  • Michel Beine, University of Luxembourg, Tel: +352 4666 446 752, E-mail:
STREAM D convenor:
  • Martin Pelucha, University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, nam. W. Churchilla 4, Prague 3, 130 67, Tel: +420 222 230 259, E-mail:
  • Zuzana Bednarikova, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Tel: +420 222 000 507, E-mail:
STREAM E convenor:
  • Tassilo Herrschel, University of Westminster, London, UK, Tel: +44 (0)207 911 5000, E-mail:
  • Iwona Sagan, University of Gdansk, Poland, Tel: +48 58 523 6612 E-mail:
  • Martin Ourednicek, Charles University, Czech Republic, Tel: +420 221 951 378, E-mail:
STREAM F convenor:
  • Gordon Dabinett, University of Sheffield, UK, Tel: + 44 (0)114 222 6197, Email:
  • Stefanie Dühr, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0)24-361 30 51, Email:
STREAM G convenor:
  • Arnoud Lagendijk, University Radboud Nijmegen, Nijmegen School of Management, Spatial Planning, Thomas van Aquinostraat, PO Box 9108, 6500 HK Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 24 361 1925, E-mail:
  • Zuzana Trhlinova Khendriche, Dept of Regional Studies, Economics and Public Administration, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic, Tel: +42 022 409 5546, E-mail:
STREAM H convenor:
  • Henrik Halkier, University of Aalborg, Denmark, Tel: +45 96 359 138, E-mail
  • Marek Kozak, University of Warsaw, Poland, Tel: +48 (0)22 826 1654, E-mail:
STREAM I convenor:
  • Brian Graham, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, Tel +44(0)2870 323399, E-mail:
  • Pavel Chromy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Tel: +420 221 995 515, E-mail:
STREAM J convenor:
  • Paul Benneworth, University of Newcastle, UK, Tel: +44 (0)191 222 8015, E-mail:
  • Gert-Jan Hospers, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 453 894 554, E-mail:
STREAM K convenor:
  • Colin Lindsay, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Tel: +44 131 455 4315, E-mail:
  • Lionel Guillemot, University of Angers, Angers, France, Tel: +33 (0)241 226 353, E-mail:
STREAM L convenor:
  • Andy Pike, University of Newcastle, UK, Tel: +44 (0)191 222 8011, Email:
  • Mário Vale, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, Tel: +35 121 7940218, Email:
STREAM M convenor:
  • Oto Potluka, IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy, Stepanska 45, Prague 1, 110 00, the Czech Republic, Tel: +420 222 230 259, Email:
STREAM N convenor:
  • Gerd Lintz, Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0)351 4679-234, Email:
  • Peter Wirth, Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0)351 4679-232, Email:
E-mail(s): Regional Studies Association
PO Box 2058
East Sussex BN25 4QU
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0) 1323 899 698
Fax.: +44 (0) 1323 899 798
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