Date of Appearance: 
Mar 19, 2017
Conference Dates: 
Sep 28, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
Deadline for paper submissions: 
May 31, 2017
Deadline for participant registration: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Location of Conference

Horea St. No 7
400174 Cluj-Napoca

Conference Objectives:

The main objective of the present conference is to encourage researches concerning SMEs in a globalized world through networking and collaboration between academics and practitioners.

The conference also aims to serve as a forum between entrepreneurs, managers, academics and researchers who are invited to exchange information, knowledge and experience in the broad filed of SMEs matters.

Conference Language: English.

Conference Main Topics:

  • opportunities and challenges that SMEs face in globalization;
  • development strategies for SMEs in the context of globalization;
  • local, regional and global issues for SMEs;
  • microfinance, angel finance, venture capital and the SMEs;
  • taxation and accounting matters for SMEs;
  • entrepreneurship;
  • business opportunities in IT&C;
  • knowledge and innovation;
  • entrepreneurship and business statistics;
  • marketing policies;
  • HRM policies.

All the papers not investigating the above listed topics, thus discussing other challenging issues related to the general topic of the conference will be considered as well.

There will be organized a special panel for undergraduate, master and PhD student papers.

A panel session may be organized by a group of four – five people who give their regular presentations on a given subject (at their choice). After acceptance, the promoter will be responsible for the session and will chair it. In order to organize the Special Session, please send by April 30th2017 the following information: title of the session; a paragraph describing the content of the session; name, surname and affiliation of the session chair/co-chairs and email address.

Paper Submission – Calendar:


Abstract submission:

April 30th, 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance:

 May 15th, 2017

Full paper submission:

June 30th, 2017

Notification of accepted papers:

July 31st, 2015

Early registration:

August 31st, 2017

Confirmation of the participation:

September 20th, 2017

For more details regarding the abstract and paper format, please see the last part of this


Paper Publication:

All submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (electronic); at least one author must be registered for the presentation of the paper at the conference. Selected papers will be published in the journal Studia Negotia (indexed by: CEEOL, EBSCO, RePEc, DOAJ, Cabell’s) or  EBER – Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review.

Registration fees:


Early registration fee:

Regular participants

125 EUR

Undergraduate, master, PhD students,

AACSB, and AFER members


85 EUR


Late registration fee (starting with September 15st 2017):

Regular participants

150 EUR

Undergraduate, master, PhD students,

AACSB, and AFER members


100 EUR


The registration fee includes:

Conference proceedings – CD;

Studia Negotia (indexed by: CEEOL, EBSCO, RePEc, DOAJ, Cabell’s) with selected papers;

Refreshments; Dinners;

Day trip outside Cluj-Napoca during the 30th of September 2017;

Late lunch for September 30th, 2017.

Please pay the registration fee in the following account: (will be announced at the end of April 2017).

Please confirm your participation until September 20th, 2017.


Please visit:

Organizing committee contacts:

Prof.dr. Cornelia Pop: Oana Gica:

Lecturer dr. Cristina Balint:

Lecturer dr. Monica Maria Coros:

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