We invite authors to submit extended abstracts for program consideration. All research papers, workshops, teaching cases, and experiences MUST be submitted through the online submission system below. Each submission should specify one track below. Final Submissions will be limited to 5 page Extended Abstracts.

The organization’s policy is limit submissions to extended abstracts, so that authors can receive a conference citation and also pursue journal publication opportunities after the event.

-Selection for inclusion in the conference program will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance as determined by the review process.

-Accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN reference. Specific formatting requirements will accompany the acceptance notice. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to submit a revised extended abstract before the final submission deadline (November 1, 2017).

-Authors submitting papers agree that if accepted, at least one author (presenting author) will register, pay, and attend the conference to present the paper. The deadline for presenting author registration is October 25, 2017.

The submission deadline for extended abstracts is September 30, 2017

Paper Submission Guidelines

1. Research Papers (Extended Abstract) - Submission Guidelines

-Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.

-Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.

-Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in automatic rejection.

-Extended abstract submissions should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references.

-The extended abstract should provide a synopsis of the central thesis, methodology, findings, implications for theory and/or practice, and how the findings can be implemented. We encourage the use of qualitative, quantitative or a combination of these techniques to address research issues in a rigorous way.

2. Workshop (Proposals) - Submission Guidelines

Workshops are defined as interactive sessions designed and implemented by the delegates who propose them. Workshops´ main objective is to provide participants a learning experience that will impact on their academic, professional and / or business development. Workshops should refer to some of the topics of interest of this Conference or alternatively, they could propose new topics strongly linked to those of this Conference.

To be eligible, those interested in organize a Workshop should submit a proposal which will be evaluated by the Academic Committee.

-Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.

-Proposals should be no more than 5 pages and MUST provide details on the purpose and objectives, the relevance of the workshop for the Conference, the contents and structure, and the timeline & agenda for the workshop.

3. Teaching Cases (Extended Abstract) - Submission Guidelines

Teaching cases stimulate the development of students’ critical thinking skills in realistic business situations. This track is ideal for authors who are involved in case teaching, either by writing case studies or teaching a course based entirely on cases.

-Submissions must be entirely original, not previously published, and must not be under concurrent consideration or scheduled for presentation elsewhere.

-Submissions must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.

-Submissions will be blind reviewed. Authors must avoid revealing their identities in the body of the paper. Doing so will result in automatic rejection.

-Extended abstract submissions should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references.

-Cases may be based upon a primary or secondary data source reflecting the situation of an actual organization. Case submissions must be accompanied by a teaching note. The case and teaching note should be included in the same PDF or Word file that is uploaded into the online submission system.

4. Experiences (Extended Abstract) - Submission Guidelines

Those who are actively involved in running innovative practices at the university or firm level or those implicated in good practices in entrepreneurship and/or SMEs assistance and development, have the opportunity to present and discuss their experiences in a roundtable setting.

-Submissions to these Experience tracks should be no more than 5 pages – excluding exhibits and references and must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins using 12-point Times Roman font and must be in a single PDF or Microsoft Word file. Submission of PDF files is preferred.

-Authors are encouraged to describe the general context in which their experience is embedded, the main target population, the objectives and activities, the main challenges faced and the main obtained results. Importantly, they should also provide some key lessons derived from these interventions.

Paper Submission

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.