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EBINS 2017 : Economics and Business at the Interface of Natural Sciences


When Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 4, 2017
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Notification Due May 20, 2017

Call For Papers

Athens, 3rd and 4th of July, 2017
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

The last financial\economic crisis generated considerable debate concerning the ability of economics (and more generally of social sciences) to deal with the complexity of the social phenomena. In this challenging context, many scholars mobilized sources of knowledge coming from physics, biology, engineering etc. to better grasp the intricacy of economic\business activity.

The relationship between “hard sciences” and “social sciences” is a long-standing topic of interest for researchers and academics. The interdisciplinary dimension is and has always been problematic mainly due to the diversity of theoretical matrixes among scholars. These conceptual dissimilarities between scientists results from a particular professionalization of knowledge. In this diversified context in which scholars belong to different academic groups; interdisciplinarity appears as a driving force and epistemological necessity to develop a meaningful knowledge on our society.

We welcome high quality submissions exploring the lessons, that can be drawn from interactions between “hard sciences” (physics, biology, chemistry, engineering etc.) and “economics, finance and business fields”. All varieties of methodological approaches (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods) are welcome. Contributions can take different forms. Examples of topics of interest can be:

- Reflexive essays on interdisciplinarity\multidisciplinarity
- Interdisciplinary articles mixing economic psychology, economic history or economic sociology with natural sciences
- Articles dealing with econophysics and sociophysics
- Models or theories illustrating the rapprochement between natural science and social science
- Applications importing ideas and methods from “hard sciences” to “social sciences”
- Quantitative\qualitative research at the interface of social and “hard sciences”
- The historical perspective of the relationship between economics and physical sciences.
- Natural sciences, social sciences and philosophy of science.
- General research aiming at identifying literature gaps of the relationship between social and natural sciences.

The objective of this call\conference is to bring together academics from all business, management and economic fields to interact on their findings and generate ideas for future research.

Keynote Speakers for this event:

- Prof. Stavros Drakopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

- Prof. Christophe Schinckus (University of Leicester, UK)

This conference is being supported by the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics (JIE). The best conference papers will be considered for a Special Issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. After peer review, manuscripts may be accepted for publication, or rejected, or returned for revision. The standard for acceptance is the same as regular submissions to the journal.

Guidelines for authors: The submission due date for the Conference is 15th of May 2016 (notification to author 20th of May).

The charge associated to this conference will be: EUR 300 for early bird and EUR350 after the 15th of June.

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