Enterprise, Innovation and Development (EID@DSC)

The objective of the track is to gather in the same place doctoral students, junior researchers, academics and practitioners in order to discuss current topics that are of relevance and significance for international competitiveness and increased regional development and convergence in the South-Eastern Europe. As business is diverse and always changing, there are many hot themes in management, business, economics and finance that arise.


Suggested, but not exclusive, research areas include:

  • Entrepreneurship
    • The Entrepreneurial Spirit
    • Start-up Phase
    • Funding
    • Managing Growth
    • General Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
    • Economic Growth
    • Economic Development
    • Behavioural Economics
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Efficiency Analysis
  • Finance
    • Accounting & Control
    • Corporate Finance
    • Public Markets, Financial Systems
    • Banking Crisis
    • Financial Regulation
    • Venture Financing
    • Non-venture Financing
    • Applied Econometrics
    • Applied Statistics
    • General Finance
  • Globalization
    • Countries & Regions
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Global Strategy
    • General Globalization
    • Managing Multinationals
  • Leadership & Management
    • Managing Teams
    • Communication
    • Motivation
    • Decision Making & Problem Solving
    • Leadership Style
    • Power & Influence
    • Leading Change
    • Management of SMEs
    • General Leadership
  • Marketing
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Advertising
    • Market Research
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Brand Management
    • Customer Relationships
    • Strategic Management Marketing
    • General Marketing
  • Operations
    • Distribution, Sales & Service
    • Production & Logistics
    • Operations Management
    • Supply Chain
    • Outsourcing
    • Green Supply Chain Management
    • Quality Management & TQM
    • General Operations
  • Organizations
    • Human Resources
    • Governance
    • Corporate Culture
    • Organizational Design
    • External Relations
    • Knowledge Management
    • General Organization
  • Social Enterprise & Nonprofit
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Nonprofit Management
    • Funding Nonprofits
    • General Social Enterprise
  • Strategy
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Strategy Development
    • Managing Effectiveness
    • Innovation Management
    • Technology Adoption
    • General Strategy
  • Other topics
    • Tourism
    • Agribusiness
    • Managing Health Care
    • Intellectual Property Protection
    • Career & Life Balance
    • Career Transitions
    • Creativity
    • Race & Diversity
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Research & Development
    • Gender and Work

Target Audience

  • Doctoral students
  • Masters research Students
  • Junior Researchers
  • Practitioners

Important Dates

Short or Full paper submission: Friday 27th March 2015 Extended Deadline: Sunday 19th April

Notification of acceptance: Friday 27th March 2015 Monday 25th May 2015

Response to reviewers comments and submission of FINAL camera-ready paper: Friday 12th June 2015 Friday 26th June 2015

Publication of Conference Programme: Friday 27th March 2015 Friday 10th July 2015

Submission Details

Depending on the stage of your research, you can submit either a short paper (3-5 pages) or a full paper (8-15 pages). In either case, the structure to be followed is given below. All papers should be submitted in English and use the MS word template provided below. Short or Full papers for EID should be submitted as a word or Pdf document by Sunday 19th April 2015 through the EasyChair Conference Management System, at this link.

Authors of either short or full papers should download and use the following template: DSC2015-EID-paper-template.doc

Structure of full paper (8-15 pages)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Data and Methodology
  • Empirical Analysis
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix

Structure of short paper (3-5 pages)

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Proposed Methodology
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix

For any additional information please contact us on EID@seerc.org

Review Process

All submitted papers will undergo a double peer-review process by members of the Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the conference and will be asked to submit the final versions of their papers to be included in the conference proceedings. During the conference, each paper will be presented in front of a panel of experts consisting of academics with significant research expertise and experience in supervising doctoral students. Each presentation will be followed by feedback from the members of the panel and questions from the audience. In addition to the discussions that will be held during the presentations, there will be general discussion sessions guided by the members of the expert panels, addressing various issues relating to research methodology and PhD work.

Publication of Best Papers

Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. The invited submissions will follow a separate double-blind reviewing procedure according to the standards of the journal.

All accepted papers that are presented in the DSC2015 will be indexed in EBSCO

Best Paper Award

If you wish your paper to be considered for the Best Paper Award, you should indicate this along with your submission.