2nd Gelism-UWE International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management: “Challenges of the 21st Century in Economics, Finance and Management” – Call for papers

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University of the West of England and Gelisim University, Turkey are going to jointly host the 2nd Gelisim-UWE International Conference on Economics, Finance and Management, in May (3rd -4th), 2018. The conference will take place in the new business school building. The theme of the conference is “Challenges of the 21st Century in Economics, Finance and Management”.

In a highly competitive and uncertain global environment many businesses are struggling to successfully compete and grow across the globe while governments search for effective policies to catch up or stay ahead of their competitors. The rising global economies, volatile financial markets and evolving management practices pose new challenges that demand imaginative and innovative solutions from the academic and practitioner community.

This international conference on economics, finance and management aims to bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners on a common platform to address the challenges of the 21st century. This conference will provide opportunities for global participants to exchange views and research on current trends and problems in global economic developments, the financial world and management practices, and it will foster collaboration and networking opportunities to advance theory and practice.

Areas of interest:

The challenges of the 21st Century in economics, finance and management are broad and wide ranging. The conference scientific committee invites papers that reveal, solve or respond to these important challenges. Papers will be shortlisted for presentation in an economics, finance or management stream.

We are also inviting proposals to run special track sessions in economics, finance and management areas. Please get in touch if you are keen to put forward a special track with a one page proposal.

Submission Process

Deadline for submission: 15th February 2018. You can either submit an extended abstract or a full manuscript.

If you are submitting a full manuscript:

  • Full manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere in Word/Pdf format will be considered for evaluation. Papers should be submitted via electronic mail. Other forms of submission are not accepted. The paper should include at least one contact address.
  • There should be an abstract of no more than 300 words and up to 10 key words.
  • Manuscripts should be typed 1.5 spaced in 11 point Arial or 12 point Calibri font and should not exceed 8 pages. All tables should be placed properly.

If you are submitting an extended abstract:

  • Extended abstracts should be between 500-1000 words clearly highlighting the purpose, design/methodology, findings, originality/value, practical/theoretical contributions and limitations.

 Selected papers will be published in Euro Proceedings on Advances in Management and Business Administration” (EUROPAMBA).

Selected papers will be also considered for publication in the Journal of Social Sciences of Istanbul Gelisim University and International Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Resilience (IJSCOR). Some more journals will be added in the coming months, so please keep an eye on the conference website.  If you would like your paper to be considered for publication in our journal, please make note in your submission.

Papers will be blind refereed by the Scientific Committee and the results of the evaluation will be sent to the authors by 15 March 2018.

Submission address

Please mail your full papers to following email address:


For any further information regarding the conference, including early submission of conference abstracts and papers and the conference fee, please see our website at the following address:


Or contact:

Prof Vikas Kumar: Vikas.Kumar@uwe.ac.uk

Prof Don Webber: Don.Webber@uwe.ac.uk

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