EIDP Track

Enterprise, Innovation, Development and Politics

EIDP Track Information

Call for Extended Abstracts

The 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference invites submissions in the areas of Enterprise, Innovation, Development and Politics (EIDP) with a focus on Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance, and Politics. The goal of the EIDP 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. More specifically authors will receive personalised feedback and participate in workshops/seminars to enhance their research.

Review Process

Participants are asked to submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words). All submitted abstracts will undergo a double peer-review process by members of the Scientific Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference topic
  • Theoretical argument and research aims
  • Research method and design
  • Potential findings
  • General conclusions

Presentation & Participation

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be invited to present their work at the conference in the form of roundtable discussions. In the round table discussions authors working in similar subject areas will present their work in front of a small panel consisting of academics with significant research expertise and experience in the relevant area as well as doctoral students working in the same or very similar area.

Extended Abstract Requirements

Extended abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words. For this abstract seven main areas should be addressed:

  • Purpose
  • Design methodology/conceptual framework or approach
  • Findings: knowledge contribution originality and value (academic/practitioner)
  • Implications: practical and social (this area is optional as not all papers will address all these)
  • Limitations
  • 5 main keywords
  • Key bibliography

Purpose: This section should include a justification of why this topic merits pursuing as well as the aim of the study and its main objectives.

Design methodology/approach: This section should include the main hypotheses that underlie the research as well as the methods that will be employed to meet the research objectives set. Depending on the nature of the research, please provide a brief overview of the research design of the study, the theoretical context or the conceptual framework used to illuminate your object of inquiry and type of analysis conducted.

Findings - knowledge contribution, originality and value (academic/practitioner): Depending on the type of study conducted, provide a brief overview of the main findings or projected findings of the research or analysis of primary data. Also consider where the novelty of your research lies and its contribution to and beyond academia.

Implications (practical and social): This section should consider what the potential implications of your research will be for the academic and practitioner community as well as society at large.

Limitations: This section should acknowledge the potential limitations to the research process and, where applicable, make suggestions for prospective research.

Keywords: Mention 5 words that reflect your research.

References: Include a list of key references.

Topics (suggested but not exclusive)

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Public Markets
  • Financial Systems
  • Banking
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Globalization
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Strategy
  • Managing Multinationals
  • Leadership & Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Brand Management
  • Customer Relationships
  • Strategic Management Marketing
  • Operations
  • Distribution, Sales & Service
  • Operations Management
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management & TQM
  • Organizations
  • Human Resources
  • Governance
  • Corporate Culture
  • Organizational Design
  • External Relations
  • Knowledge Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • General Social Enterprise
  • Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Strategy Development
  • Managing Effectiveness
  • Innovation Management
  • Technology Adoption
  • Tourism
  • Managing Health Care
  • Creativity
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Gender and Work
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • EU studies


  • Extended abstract submission: March 30, April 7, 2019
  • Extended abstract submission: April 12, April 17, 2019
  • Publication of conference programme: April 22, 2019
  • Conference registration deadline: May 6, 2019

Submission Instructions

We are using the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT) developed by Microsoft Research, which can be accessed using the following link:


Authors need to create an account at the website and, once logged in, you may use the "Create new submission" button to select your track and then follow the instructions in order to fill in the submission form.

Track Chair

  • Dr Alexandros Kapoulas, Lecturer in Economics, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Andreas Alexiou, Lecturer in Management, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Spyros Angelopoulos, Assistant Professor of Information Management at Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Dr Diogenis Baboukardos, Lecturer in Accounting, University of Essex
  • Dr Sotirios Bellos, Lecturer in Economics and International Development, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Malina Ciocea, Reader in Communication sciences, Școala Națională de Studii Politice și Administrative, Romania
  • Dr Anastasios Diamantidis, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Information Systems, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Petros Golitsis, Lecturer in Economics, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Athanassios Fassas, Associate Professor of Technological Institute of Thessaly
  • Dr Alexandra Prodromidou, Lecturer in Politics, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Dr Konstantinos Priporas, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Middlesex University London, UK
  • Prof Alexandros Psychogios, Professor in International HR Management, Leadership and Organisational Behaviour, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Dr Giovanni Oscar Serafini, Lecturer in International Business and Management, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK
  • Dr Adrian Solomon, Lecturer in n Sustainable Supply Chains, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Leslie T. Szamosi, Executive MBA Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in International Business, and Human Resource Management, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
  • Prof Tim Vorley, Professor in Entrepreneurship, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Dr Efi Vasileiou, Lecturer in Economics, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College
  • Dr Konstantina Spanaki, Lecturer in Information Management, University of Loughborough


Our email: EIDP.PGR@seerc.org