Ekonomski fakultet - Zagreb
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TRADE PERSPECTIVES 2012: Trade in the Context of Sustainable Development

Croatian version / Hrvatska verzija

University of Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Economics and Business
Department of Trade

announces the scientific conference

TRADE PERSPECTIVES 2012: Trade in the Context of Sustainable Development

21st November 2012, Room 15, Congress Hall at 14:00 PM

22nd November 2012, Room 34 at 10:00 AM

The main goal of the international conference is to explore changes which occurred in distributive trade as the consequence of increasing awareness of public and trade entities for environmental and social concern, while implementing basic economic principles at the same time. Moreover, the purpose of the conference is to analyze what changes were brought by the entrance of some trade companies on specific markets. Those changes include, for example: the development of infrastructure on the particular market segments, the increasing social life offerings, the implementation of new syntagm in the development of the partnerships on the trade market.  


  • the socio-economic impact of retailing operations
  • the environmental impact of retailing operations
  • trade and the social and corporate responsibility
  • the relationships between trade and social, environmental and economic components
  • the impact of the internationalization on the standards in retailing operations
  • the ethical trading policy
  • the consumers' attitudes towards GMOs
  • knowledge management, technology management and innovation management related to corporate responsible behaviour in retailing
  • regional perspectives for the development of trade in the countries of Central and Southeast Europe and Mediterranean countries

The conference is not restricted to suggested themes. All participants are welcomed to suggest other themes in relation to the main theme of the conference.


We invite scientists and professionals to submit their papers in Croatian or in English language. Only papers which are not previously published or proposed for publication in other publication will be taken into consideration to be included in publications and programme. Abstracts and full papers should follow Instructions for authors.

All abstracts and papers are subject to the blind review process and have to be edited according to the instructions
Accepted papers will be fully published in publication with ISBN number entitled: "TRADE PERSPECTIVES 2012: trade in the Context of Sustainable Development".

Abstract deadline 30.04.2012. (extended to 05.06.2012.)
Acceptance of abstracts 10.05.2012. (extended to 30.05.2012.)
Full papers deadline 10.09.2012. (extended to 20.09.2012.)
Acceptance of full papers 01.10.2012.
Date of the conference 21. and 22. 11.2012.