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GSMAC 2017 : 8th Edition of GSMAC International Conference on Civil Society, Economic and Social Well-Being


When May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Where Oradea | Romania
Submission Deadline Apr 23, 2017
Categories    business   economic policy   CIVIC ENGAGEMENT   leadership

Call For Papers

The GSMAC 2017 Conference organized by the Griffiths School of Management at Emanuel University of Oradea will explore the following theme Civil society, economic and social well-being.
Improving economic and social well-being is a continuous goal at all levels of governance, be it national, regional or at the level of communities and neighbourhoods. While this has been a much-debated and researched policy field by academics and practitioners alike, how civil society could contribute to this development has been far less investigated. Research and practice have shown, on the one hand, that there is a great potential for civil society organizations to, directly or indirectly, support socio-economic well-being. On the other hand, active societies and growing economies can, in turn, contribute to strengthening the role of non-state actors. Thus, the interplay between civil society and economic and social well-being is a highly relevant subject to research and discuss by both academics and practitioners in government, business and the non-profit sector.
Relevant questions addressing these issues would include:
• In what ways, have civil society organizations contributed to economic and social well-being?
• At what level of governance (national, regional, local, community-level) are non-state actors best equipped to support economic and social development?
• How can different government, business and non-profit actors support economic and social well-being?
• In what ways, can growing economies and active societies help strengthen the civil society?

We hereby would like to invite research papers coming from researchers and practitioners around the world to explore the various dimensions of these aspects. We welcome theory-based and empirical studies grounded both in qualitative or quantitative methodology as well as conceptual contributions. The Conference provides a platform for academics and practitioners in the field of business, management, public administration, sociology and social work to tackle new approaches to civil society studies and economic and social well-being.
The conference is open to scholars and practitioners in Economics, Management, Information Technology, E-Business and e-Commerce Leadership, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Ethics, Operations Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Non-profit Organizations, Public Administration and Management, Logistics Management, Transdisciplinary Studies.

Conference Day:  May 11 , 2017
Location: Oradea Trade Center | Nufarului Str., no. 30, Oradea, 410583, Romania
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2017
Full paper submission deadline: April 23, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  May 2, 2017
Conference fee payment and confirmation of the participation: May 8, 2017
Publication fee: 75 Euro/paper

All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which is indexed in EBSCO, EconLit and will be submitted for evaluation by Springer. Previous Conference Proceedings published with Springer can be accessed here
To submit an abstract or a full paper go to  to (1) create an account and (2) upload your submission.
Submitted papers must comply with the GSMAC Style Guide of the Conference found at
Abstracts should have maximum 200 words describing the purpose and orientation of the article and 5 KEY WORDS and Full papers should have a minimum length of 3.000 (three thousand) words.
Both the abstracts and full-papers must include: NAME and AFFILIATION of authors, should be written ONLY in English and can be submitted in Word or Pdf format. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper as a result of the review process no later than May 2, 2017. 
For assistance or other information do not hesitate to write to


We look forward to your contribution.
On behalf of Conference Committee
Dr. Sebastian Văduva  
Griffiths School of Management
Emanuel University of Oradea
Conference Chair GSMAC 2017

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