GCSMES 2019 : Global Conference On SME, Entrepreneurship & Service Innovation
Call For Papers
The new millennium is characterized by fragmentation of markets, short life-cycle of products, and intense competition. The business environment of the 2nd decade of the new millennium and beyond shows no signs of slowing down in radical discontinuous change and fast pace, global orientation, importance of service, Internet boost, knowledge intensity and innovation, and global market entry of small entrepreneurial firms. As leading edge continues to reside in firm’s ability to leverage and utilize knowledge, innovate, and act entrepreneurially, SMEs, family businesses and service organizations around the world and the developing world in particular (especially the GCC) must undergo strategy rethink.
In the new economy, organizations that have honed the skills of managing knowledge and developing value-adding innovations would compete successfully. Creating and sustaining knowledge and innovations are key outcomes of inter-organizational collaborations and relationships, particularly for SMEs which lack the resources to develop such capabilities internally. Research into these dynamics and processes are of particular interest. Also the current growth in domestic outsourcing, offshoring, franchising, non-ownership services, public-private sector partnership, and other forms of business relationships and models involving entrepreneurial SMEs and family businesses need more researcher attention. ‘GCSMES-6’ would bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to deliberate on these and other issues around the conference theme.
Manuscripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (with cc to email@example.com). Submissions in the form of case study, conceptual, empirical and practitioner papers are invited in the following (but not limited) tracks.
Competitiveness and Performance
CSR, Ethics and Governance
Cross Cultural Issues
CRM and e-Business
Customer Engagement and Relationship Marketing in SMEs
Environmental Quality Management and Sustainability & Green business
Franchising and Outsourcing
Gender and minority issues
Human Resource Management
ICT and Innovation
Internationalization of Small Firms
Knowledge Management & Entrepreneurship Education
Mindfulness & Entrepreneurship
Multinational and Transnational Enterprise
Small Business Marketing Research
SME/Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategy
SMEs, Economic Development & Sustainability
Supply Network Management
Tourism and Hotel Research