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ABOUT ABSRC MILAN 2017

Advances in Business – Related Scientific research Conference (17th ABSRC conference) is an important international gathering of business and business-related sciences scholars and educators.

In addition to scientific papers, the focus is on various best practices and solutions, which are important for business-related policies and activities at the individual, organizational, group, network, local, regional, national, international, and global level.

ABSRC is a global conference. Researchers and practitioners from 50 different countries participated at the past ABSRCs.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr.  Nikša Alfirević 
Faculty of Economics, University of Split
Croatia
E-mail address: nalf@efst.hr

     Niksa Alfirevic is a tenured professor of management and an assistant professor of sociology at University of Split, Croatia. He also serves as a researcher and head of a research unit at the Croatian Scientific center of excellence for school effectiveness and educational management. His research interests include: management and strategic management of non-profit, public and educational organizations, application of ethics and social responsibility in profit and non-profit sectors, entrepreneurial behavior of non-profit and public organizations, as well as social interactions in virtual communities. He has published with Ashgate, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer Nature, as well as in academic journals, including Computers in Education, Higher Education, etc.

CHALLENGES OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN SMALL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

(KEYNOTE SPEECH)

Abstract

In this paper, a comparative review of educational policies and practices is presented, as related to the recruitment, training and licensing of school principals and other educational leaders, including these policies’ relationship to the key challenges in the educational environment. Special emphasis will be placed on the entrepreneurial solutions of educational problems. The targeted countries include small European countries from South-East Europe (SEE), including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. At the other hand, selected experiences from the Baltic and Scandinavian countries are presented, as a potential benchmark for the SEE education policy-makers and educational practitioners, at all levels of the educational system.

Key Words: management, leadership, educational institutions, educational policy, South East Europe

Topic Groups: Entrepreneurship, creativity, innovativeness and competitiveness

 

Prof. Dr.  Nastia Degiuli 
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
Croatia
E-mail address: nastia.degiuli@fsb.hr

 Nastia Degiuli is a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. She graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb where she also received her PhD in Marine Hydrodynamics with the dissertation thesis “Experimental Determination of Wave Pattern Resistance of the Wigley Trimaran Series”. She is Head of the Chair of Ship Hydrodynamics. Her main research interests are experimental and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), including CFD simulations of flow around ship hull, ship resistance and motions and the added resistance of ships due to waves. She is actively engaged in number of science projects (FP7, national projects). Nastia Degiuli published numerous scientific papers in international and national journals and participated in many scientific international conferences. The author can be contacted at nastia.degiuli@fsb.hr

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF SHIP HULL BIOFOULING

(KEYNOTE SPEECH)

Abstract

Biofouling, which is the accumulation of various marine organisms on a ship hull, is a very serious problem from both the economic and environmental point of view. It may cause a significant increase in ship resistance and consequently increased fuel consumption and CO2 emission, while reducing the overall hydrodynamic performance of the ship. In this paper, an economic analysis of ship biofouling is performed on a handymax bulk carrier. An increase in ship resistance due to biofouling was determined for different hull surface conditions. The main costs related to the ship hull biofouling were also estimated. The profitability of applying antifouling coatings were investigated in terms of resistance, fuel consumption and CO2 emission. It is shown that biofouling management could be an effective tool in improving energy efficiency and reducing harmful gas emissions. However, the harmfulness of most of the antifouling coatings on marine organisms should also be taken into account.

Key Words: biofouling, ship resistance, environmental protection, economic analysis

Topic Groups: Knowledge management and business model innovation – economic and environmental perspectives

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Program Dates: Thursday – Friday, 9-10 November 2017

Venue: Milan, Italy (Hotel Novotel Milano Linate Aeroporto

Submission Deadline for Submissions of Abstracts: NEW DATE 6 October 2017

Final decision about Abstract submission (Feedback from the Scientific Board): NEW DATE 12 October  2017

Deadline for submissions of Papers (non-obligatory): October 15, 2017

Final registration ends: October 15, 2017

 

TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entrepreneurship, creativity, innovativeness and competitiveness (intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship, high-tech entrepreneurship, dynamic entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship)
  • Qualitative and quantitative comparative analysis in business
  • Knowledge management and business model innovation – economic, social, cultural and environmental perspectives
  • Crisis management
  • Human resource management for entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and incubation
  • Digital marketing

PUBLICATIONS

Publishing opportunities

All selected abstracts/papers will be published in the ABSRC 2017 (Milan) Proceedings.

The best papers will have the opportunity to be published in one of the following journals which are indexed/abstracted in several databases:

  • Business Systems Research Journal
  • Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues
  • Managing Global Transitions
  • Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Journal

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Conference Chair: prof. dr. Ajda Fošner

Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner is employed as a full professor (subject area Mathematics) at GEA College. The primary research fields of dr. Ajda Fošner are noncommutative rings, linear algebra, and functional analyses. It should be mentioned that prof. dr. Ajda Fošner also focuses on the mathematical problems in quantum mechanics. Furthermore, she is involved in research on the field of quantitative methodology in social sciences. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner participated with the original scientific contributions in numerous international conferences. She has worked as a researcher on several scientific projects on the field of mathematics, which is her primary research area, as well as on projects on other fields. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner published many original scientific papers in prestigious international journals. This shows her productive and high quality research work. Visibility of her work is shown also with the total number of citations. She received several awards, such as Chancellor Award of University of Maribor and Award for scientific excellence of the University of Primorska.

COMITTE MILAN 2017

  • Suavi Ahipasaoglu, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bostjan Antoncic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Niksa Alfirevic, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia
  • Heri Bezic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Ionel Bostan, University “Stefan cel Mare” of Suceava, Suceava, Romania
  • Kresimir Buntak, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Patrycja Chodnicka, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Alex F. DeNoble, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Ajda Fosner, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ana Globocnik Zunac, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Klodiana Gorica, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Dietmar Grichnik, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Katherine Gundolf, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
  • Robert D. Hisrich, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Mitja Jeraj, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nicholas S. Jewczyn, Ashford University, San Diego, California, U. S. A.
  • Ronald C. Johnson, American Public University, Charles Town, West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Renata Karkowska, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Claudine Kearney, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Imen Khanchel, University of Manouba, Tunisia

 

  • Alzbeta Kiralova, College of Business, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ekaterina Kostina, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Abey Kuruvilla, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Marina Letonja, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Leonard H. Lynn, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Marjana Merkac Skok, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Stephen O. Migiro, Graduate School of Business Leadership, Midrand, South Africa
  • Celina M. Olszak, University of Economics, Katowice, Poland
  • Mirjana Pejic Bach, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Cezar Scarlat, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Seval Selіmoglu, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Gangaram Singh, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Seweryn Spalek, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Stanislav Stofko, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
  • Dindayal Swain, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Igor Todorovic, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jaka Vadnjal, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia

CONFERENCE FEES

A1.REGULAR FEE FOR AUTHORS

390.00 EUR

For paper authors and presenters, VAT included.

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A2. REDUCED FEE FOR STUDENT AUTHORS

290.00 EUR

Reduced fee for student authors (the proof of student status required), VAT included.

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A3. ADDITIONAL PAPER/ABSTRACT FOR AUTHORS

70.00 EUR

For each additional paper (second, third,..) if the author is presenting more than one paper at the conference, VAT included.

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B1. REDUCED FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS (LISTENERS)

290.00 EUR

Reduced fee for participants (listeners), VAT included.

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Conference fees can be paid also via Bank Wire Transfer Details:

Bank: Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., Ljubljana, Trg republike 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Bic, Swift: LJBASI2X

Recipient: GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Dunajska cesta 156, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Account no.: 02540887

IBAN: SI56020110254088798

Subject: ABSRC 2017 Milan – the first name and the last name of the registered person

Important Note:  Bank wire transfer fees are not covered by conference organizers.

At least one author per paper should register. Registration is completed when the conference fee payment is received. 

Conference fees cover ABSRC 2017 Milan Proceedings, registrations and the conference program preparation. Authors and other conference participants will receive the ABSRC 2017 Milan Proceedings and the proof of participation.  Drinks and snacks during session breaks and the awards prize giving will be prepared and sponsored by conference organizers and sponsors. All other expenses of the conference paper authors and other participants are not covered by conference fees and conference organizers and sponsors. Conference fees are non-refundable. Travel and lodging arrangements are done by conference participants on their own account. 

Conference Invitation Letter can be issued after the conference fee payment is received.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM MILAN 2017

ABSRC 2017 MILAN SESSIONS SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, November 9, 2017

8:00 – 9:00    REGISTRATION

9:00 – 10:00  KEYNOTE TALK
Nikša Alfirević, University of Split, Croatia
Challenges of educational leadership in small European countries

 10:00 – 12:00  SESSION 1

10:00 – 10:20  Kadir Canöz, Ümmu Özlem Cerci A RESEARCH ON OCCUPATIONAL IMAGE PERCEPTION OF TOURIST GUIDING DEPARTMENT STUDENTS AND THE DETERMINANTS OF OCCUPATIONAL IMAGE
10:20 – 10:40  Deniz Özer, Ümmu Özlem Cerci PERCEIVED IMAGE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS JOB ADVERTISEMENTS BY EMPLOYERS AND A CRITICAL APPROACH IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES
10:40 – 11:00  Magdalena Ławicka ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP – THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC BUSINESS INCUBATORS IN POLAND
11:00 – 11:20 Fahrudin Js Pareke, Slamet Widodo MODELLING THE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG EMPLOYEE’S PERSONALITY, JOB SATISFACTION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT: EMPIRICAL EVIDENT FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS
11:20 – 11:40 Willy Abdillah, Nanik Dwi Suratih DETERMINANT OF INDIVIDUAL USE OF ACCRUAL-BASED ACCOUNTING SYSTEM APPLICATION AT STATISTICS INDONESIA (BPS)
11:40 – 12:00 Saša Zupan Korže, Sonja Sibila Lebe HOW BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HOSPITALITY? CASE STUDY OF SLOVENIA

 12:00 – 12:30 coffee break

12:30 – 14:50  SESSION 2

12:30 – 12:50  Edith Podhovnik Catvertising – The Appeal of Cats in Advertising
12:50 – 13:10  Lizar Alfansi, Ferry Tema Atmaja, Fachri Eka Saputra MANAGING CUSTOMER FORGIVENESS IN HOTEL INDUSTRY: THE INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE
13:10 – 13:30 Ajda Fošner, Jani Ivan Toroš SALES PROMOTION: BONUS PACKS OR PRICE DISCOUNTS
13:30 – 13:50 Effed Darta Hadi, Fachri Eka Saputra, Lizar Alfansi, Ferry Tema Atmaja TRAVELERS’ PERCEIVED VALUES WHEN VISITING PARTICULAR TOURISM DESTINATION AND ITS INFLUENCE ON SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY
13:50 – 14:10 Handoko Hadiyanto THE STRATEGY AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN BENGKULU PROVINCE
14:10 – 14:30 Dhoha AlSaleh, Ramendra Thakur A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CORPORATE USER-GENERATED MEDIA AND ITS USEFULNESS: KUWAIT VS UNITED STATES

 14:30 – 14:45 GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY

FRIDAY, November 10, 2017

9:00 – 10:00  KEYNOTE TALK
Nastia Degiuli, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Economic and environmental aspects of ship hull biofouling

10:00 – 11:40   SESSION 3

10:00 – 10:20  Krešimir Buntak, Marjana Merkač Skok, Vlatka Kordoš COMPETENCES FOR MANAGING SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
10:20 – 10:40  Ana Globočnik-Žunac, Vesna Sesar, Marina Markanović MANAGER’S PERSONALITY TRAITS
10:40 – 11:00  Ana Globočnik-Žunac, Ivana Martinčević, Martina Buzina JUSTNESS AND ITS IMPACT IN BUSINESS

 

11:00 – 11:20 Marina Letonja, Marjana Merkač Skok, Rok Berlic VALUES, CULTURE AND ETHICAL CLIMATE AS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS OF A LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF A SMALLER FAMILY BUSINESS: CASE OF SLOVENIA
11:20 – 11:40 Sonja Trampuš DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCES IN BUSINESS

11:40 – 12:10   CLOSING CEREMONY AND COFFEE BREAK

12:30 – 13:30   BOARD MEETING

 

MANAGEMENT AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

ABSRC MILAN 2017 is organized by GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Dunajska cesta 156, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Conference Administrator: tel. +386 1 5881 327.

 

NOTIFICATION: In the case of insufficient number of paid registrations the conference can be canceled one moth prior to the conference. Already paid registrations can either be used for a forthcoming ABSRC Conference or reimbursed upon request (reimbursement does not include additional bank transfer fees, travel and accommodation costs or any other costs).

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