8th International Conference


“An Enterprise Odyssey:
Saving the Sinking Ship Through Human Capital 

Hosted by: Faculty of Economics and Business 

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

June 08-11, 2016
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Paper Submission

Pre-Conference Ph.D. Workshop


First Call for Papers (.pdf)

Instructions for authors (.doc)


Topics of interest


Keynote speakers


Program Committee



Conference proceedings 



Important Deadlines


Registration Fee




Useful links


Travel information


About Croatia


Excursion to national park

Plitvička jezera






Human resources are considered to be the greatest asset in organizations as well as in national economies. They foster creativity that stipulates change and innovation in organizations and enables  economic growth and development. The subject of the conference is focuses on the potentials of companies and countries to manage human capital in the most efficient and effective ways.


Special emphasis will be placed on the following economic and business issues:

  Topics of interest  
  • · Labour economics

  • · IT support to business
  •  · Labour market flexibility

  • · IT governance & strategic IT/business alignment
  • · Talent management

  • · IT investments, project management and development
  • · Corporate governance

  •  · Marketing management
  •  · Crisis management

  • · Tourism management  and development
  •  · Transparency, ethics in business and policy making

  •  · Financial markets and institutions
  • · Leadership

  • · Financial reporting, controlling and audit
  • · Organizational change and sustainability

  • · Insurance and risk management
  •  · Quality management assurance & control
  • · Monetary policy and financial stability
  • · Compensation management
  • · Economic growth, macroeconomic management and economics of ageing
  • · HRM
  • · Environmental, resource, regulatory and energy economics
  • · SME & entrepreneurship
  • · Poverty, distribution of income and unemployment
  • · Social decision making and responsibility
  • · R&D and innovation
  • · Strategy & competitive advantage
  • · Education and life long learning
  • · e-Business, e-Government and digital economy
  • Papers on other relevant issues are also welcome

English is the official language of the Conference


  Keynote Speakers  
  Professor Michael Morley
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick, Ireland
  Professor Boris Vujčić
Croatian National Bank
  Conference Proceedings  

All final papers will be double blind refereed.  

Final papers will be published (hard copy) in the Conference Proceedings (indexed/referenced in EBSCO, EconLit and ProQuest).

Full papers presented at the conference will be available through RePEc

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a separate volume of journals Acta Turistica and Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business (ZIREB).

Indexing/abstracting: EconLit, ProQuest, EBSCO 

  Important Deadlines  

Final paper submission (up to 8 pages, font 10):  

January 31, 2016


Final paper acceptance notification: 

March 20, 2016





  Submission Format  

All abstracts and final papers should be submitted in English (instructions for authors), carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, as an e-mailed (odyssey@net.efzg.hr) MS Word document (.pdf not acceptable).

  Registration fee  

Before April 20, 2016: € 350 (VAT included)

After April 20, 2016: € 390 (VAT included)
Accompanying person €150 (this is not applicable to co-authors)

Please note:
All bank transaction costs are to be paid by the author.

Registration fee covers:

  • Conference proceedings (backpack with book with full papers)
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Refreshments during breaks
  • Conference gala dinner
  • Conference lunches (Thursday, Friday)

 *Beneficiary: Ekonomski fakultet Zagreb

Payments (in ) to be made to the following account number:


 IBAN HR0723600001101351242

*we kindly ask you to put N.6001 in your payment description



Payments (in HRK) to be made to the following account number:



Organizing Committee


8h International Conference


“An Enterprise Odyssey:
Saving the Sinking Ship Through Human Capital

Faculty of Economics & Business 
University of Zagreb
J. F. Kennedy Square 6, 10000 Zagreb

Phone: ++ 385 1 238 3237

Fax: ++ 385 1 233 5633
E-mail:  odyssey@net.efzg.hr  Web: www.efzg.hr/odyssey

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