9th International Conference


“An Enterprise Odyssey:
Managing Change to Achieve Quality Development

Hosted by: Faculty of Economics and Business 

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

May 23-26, 2018
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Call for Papers

Paper Submission

Conference Registration

Conference program

Pre-Conference Ph.D. Workshop

Recommended hotel

Instructions for authors


Topics of interest


Keynote speakers


Program Committee



Conference proceedings 



Important Deadlines


Registration Fee




Useful links


Travel information


About Croatia


Optional Excursion to Opatija






Change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved. Quality development is considered to be one of the most important change management achievements in organizations as well as in national economies. Essential for quality development is quality assurance, using a continuous quality improvement cycle of monitoring performance against goals and working for improvement. The subject of the conference is focused on the potentials of companies and countries to manage quality development in the most efficient and effective ways. 

Special emphasis is placed on the following topics in business and economic studies:
  Topics of interest  
· Change management 
· Corporate governance
· Crisis management
· Transparency, ethics in business and policy making
· Leadership
· Quality management assurance & control
· SME & entrepreneurship
· Social decision making and responsibility
· Strategy & competitive advantage
· Digital transformation and digital economy
· Game-changers in business: IoT, AI, VR, AR and similar 
· IT governance, IT/Business Strategic Alignment and e-Business 
· Industrial revolution 4.0
· Financial reporting, controlling and audit
· From bureaucratic to network organizations
· Managing quality in higher education
· The role of international accreditations in education
· Education and lifelong learning
· Marketing management
· Tourism management and development
· R&D and innovation
· Financial markets and institutions
· Fiscal and monetary policy
· Environmental, resource, regulatory and  energy economics
· Poverty, distribution of income and unemployment
. Papers on other relevant issues are also welcome


English is the official language of the Conference


  Keynote Speakers  
  Professor Ulrich Hommel
EBS Business School, Germany
“The Disease for Which They Purport to be the Cure: The Consequences of Regulatory Oversight in Management Education”
  Professor Mark C. Strazicich
Appalachian State University, USA
"Testing for Convergence and What Have We Learned?"
  Conference Proceedings  

All final papers will be double blind refereed.  

Extended abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. CD-ROM with full papers will be distributed among the participants at the Conference (both infer an ISBN reference and are 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  

Abstract submission (max 500 words): October 30, 2017

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to final deadline January 15 2018

The participation at the conference is also possible with an extended abstract only. In this case, the deadline for abstract submission is March 15

Feedback from the Organizing Committee: December 1, 2017


Full paper submission (approx. 5000 words): February 15, 2018

The full paper submission deadline has been extended to final deadline March 03, 2018


Final paper acceptance notification: March 31, 2018

  Submission Format  

All final papers should be submitted in English (instructions for authors), carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

  Registration fee  

Before April 15, 2018:  € 350 (VAT included)

After April 15, 2018:  € 390 (VAT included)
Ph.D. Students: € 200 (VAT included)
For the participants who will attend Pre-Conference Ph.D. Workshop only, there will be € 60  fee (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 of abstracts and CD with full papers)
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Refreshments during breaks
  • Conference lunches (Thursday, Friday)
  • Conference gala dinner

 *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


9h International Conference


“An Enterprise Odyssey:
Managing Change to Achieve Quality Development

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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