Call for papers

11th International Scientific Conference

Call for papers

We cordially invite you to participate in the 11th International Scientific Online Conference of DOBA Business School, 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Driver for Growth” in Maribor, Slovenia, November 16 2022.

The conference

The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate research results, exchange experiences and identify key issues, challenges and obstacles, with special focus on Sustainable Entrepreneurship, while also covering the fields of Management, Marketing and Economics. The organizer provides an interdisciplinary platform for all participants to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in specific fields. The conference is an opportunity to promote and strengthen further cooperation and networking, and to allow for the exchange of ideas of researchers from different countries, from different research fields and from different levels of scientific and research careers. Given that DOBA Business School is one of the leading regional centres in the EU, where modern online study practice is being developed, the conference program will also place an emphasis on how to introduce and provide added value with the introduction of virtual education.

The theme of the conference 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Driver for Growth' reflects the mission of the DOBA Business School and also in the following thematic areas (but not limited to):

  • entrepreneurship
  • management
  • marketing
  • economics

Academics, lecturers, practitioners, professionals, entrepreneurs, and students are invited to submit your contributions, papers and panel proposals related to the conference theme, ²Sustainable Entrepreneurship – Driver for Growth²:

Dates for submitting anonymous papers and panels for peer review:

Deadline for abstracts:

Being extended to 17th June 2022

Feedback on abstracts:

June 30th 2022

Deadline for full papers:

September 12th 2022

All abstracts and papers are to be submitted in English.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 600-800 words on one or more of the thematic areas indicated in the Purpose of the conference. The suggested headings to structure the abstract are the following:

  • Purpose (and research question if there is one):  what are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research? Summarize the purpose and the rationale of your research/paper.
  • Introduction and literature review: place your work in the context with the existing body of knowledge.
  • Design/Methodology/Approach:  how are the objectives achieved? Define the main method used for collecting the data including the sample size, and state the rationale for using this method.
  • Findings/Results and conclusions: what was found in the course of the work (refer to the analysis, discussion or results). Summarize the answers to the research questions while also outlining the implications of the results. 
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable): summarize the limitations of the study and offer suggestions for future research.
  • Practical and/or social implications (if applicable): offer the potential implications both for practice and society. What outcomes and implications for the practice, applications and consequences are identified? What will be the impact of your research on society, how will it influence the public attitudes, corporate behaviour etc.? Not all papers will have practical or social implications, but most will.
  • Originality/value: what is new in the paper and who is it for? State the value of the paper.
  • Keywords: 3 to 5 keywords that highlight your research/paper.

A list of literature (references) should not be included into the word count.

Extended abstracts should be submitted on a form (template) via e-mail to conference@doba.si no later than June 17th 2022.

Decisions to accept an abstract with an invitation to prepare the full paper will be announced by June 30th 2022.

Full papers of no more than 40,000 characters, including spaces, will be due by September 12th 2022. Guidelines and the template for full papers are available here.

Publication of papers

  • at the conference: a conference booklet (proceedings of reviewed abstracts of  the received contributions/papers, including key-note speeches);
  • after the conference: a reviewed scientific monograph with the 15 best contributions/papers, according to the assessment of the review committee.
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