5th International Scientific Conference on Economics & Management

EMAN 2021

March 18, 2021


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Since we take the safety and health of our EMAN conference participants (who usually come from more than 20 different countries), authors, community and the recommendations of authorities very seriously; we must announce that EMAN 2021 conference will be held ONLINE-Virtually on March 18, 2021 starting from 9:00 AM Central European Time using Zoom platform.

Presentation mode for the 5th EMAN Conference

There are two options: virtual and online (live presentation).

1. Virtual: Participants who would like to join us via virtual presentation should email us their “voice over PowerPoint” presentation narrated in English in a duration of max 10 minutes (this short instructional video presents how the narration may be done, here you can find additional instruction on how to do it);

2. Online (live presentation): Participants who would like to join us via online (live) presentation will be able to present their papers live. Each presenter will have 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q/A.

Details about these options (software, submission deadline of “voice over PowerPoint” presentation, etc.) will be provided to participants in a due course.

Preliminary conference proceedings content of the EMAN 2021

There are 102 accepted abstract submissions authored by 190 colleagues from 25 different countries:

  1. Albania,
  2. Algeria,
  3. Austria,
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  5. Bulgaria,
  6. Croatia,
  7. Czech Republic,
  8. Germany,
  9. Greece,
  10. Hungary,
  11. Italy,
  12. Macau,
  13. Marocco,
  14. Mexico,
  15. North Macedonia,
  16. Poland,
  17. Portugal,
  18. Romania,
  19. Russia,
  20. Serbia,
  21. Slovakia,
  22. Slovenia,
  23. Spain,
  24. Turkey,
  25. Ukraine

EMAN publications are under review for Web of Science CPCI-SSH coverage

EMAN publications under evaluation by Scopus

EMAN 2021 Conference Day

What is EMAN Conference About?

​​EMAN conference aims to establish and expand international contacts and co-operation across regions and countries. The main purpose of the conference is to provide scientists an encouraging and stimulating environment in which they may present results of their research to the scientific community and general public.

EMAN 2021 Keynote Speaker: Nimit Chowdhary

PhD, Full-Time Professor

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Faculty of Humanities and Languages

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) 

New Delhi, India

EMAN 2021 Keynote Speaker: Emil Velinov

PhD, Associtate Professor
SKODA AUTO University, Czechia and RISEBA University of Applied Sciences, Latvia

Call for Papers

All accepted full papers for the EMAN 2021 International Scientific Conference will be placed in the EMAN 2021 Conference Proceedings Pre-draft. Afterwards there will be three circles of full papers’ selection from the EMAN 2021 Conference Proceedings pre-draft:

1st Circle – Selected papers will be published in the publication titled: EMAN 2021 Selected Papers – the 5th Conference on Economics and Management with an ISSN 2683-4510 (ISBN and DOI numbers will be assigned). This publication will be submitted to indexation and / or publication and / or the listing at the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SCOPUS, EBSCO, CiteSeerX, ERA, ProQuest, Google Scholar database and so on.

2nd Circle – Extended and improved versions of the selected papers will be published in a monograph as book chapters. There will be additional independent peer review process.

3rd Circle – Extended and improved versions of the selected papers will be published in highly esteemed partner journals published in different countries by different faculties/universities and indexed/referenced in many different databases.

Journals’ acceptance rate for the EMAN 2018 conference was 40%, and for the EMAN 2019 – 50%.


If the full paper is being published in one of the above named publications from the three circles, its abstract will be published in the EMAN 2021 Book of Abstracts ISSN 2683-4510 (ISBN will be assigned). 

Other, non-selected full papers, but accepted for the conference, will be published in the EMAN 2021 Conference Proceedings ISSN 2683-4510 (ISBN and DOI numbers will be assigned).

Full paper and abstract publication does not require presentation at the conference day.

Certificate of attendance will be sent by regular mail after the conference.

Even official languages of the conference are Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Slovenian, Macedonian and Russian it is highly advised that the full paper is being written in English. Papers may be presented in any of mentioned languages.

Except conference registration fee, there are no any additional nor hidden publication costs.

In order to avoid high commission of money transfer by bank wire transfer which may go up to 35% of the transferred amount, participants may pay the conference registration fee via PayPal (5% commission).

All received papers prior peer review process will be subject of plagiarism check with iThenticate by Turnitin.

Free of charge EMAN 2021 participation for postgraduate students

Students of master studies and PhD studies may follow EMAN 2021 conference online via Zoom platform free of charge and they will receive certificate of attendance by email in a week after the conference. Participation requires application via registration form no later than March 12, 2021.

Theme of the 5th EMAN
International Scientific Conference:


Economics and Management – How to Cope with Disrupted Times

The conference theme will be discussed in following sections:

  • Banking in digital environment
  • Foreign direct investment, Foreign divestment
  • Global methods of e-business
  • Hypermodernity with facts and information (fake news, alternative facts) and public relations
  • Logistics and supply chains in disruptive times
  • Marketing in disruptive times
  • Networks of ideas, inclusion of new human resources
  • New technologies, robotisation, labour market and social net
  • New methods of leadership, management and innovation
  • Smart cities and places, relation between urban and rural
  • Making business in environment of fast changing technologies
  • Business laws and ethics
  • Accounting and accounting standards
  • Strategic management and management tools in disruptive times
  • The support of international integrations and institutions
  • Transport and tourism in the times of economic growth and new technologies
  • Immobility market
  • The role of the government in disruptive times
  • Energy and raw materials markets
  • IT’s role in disruptive times
  • Sustainability, circular economy and sharing economy
  • Education and higher education in disruptive times
  • Protectionism: causes and consequences
  • Global and regional inequalities
  • Cryptocurrencies: change of the financial landscape
  • Challenges of digital economy

The EMAN Conference is Organised by:

Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans headquartered in Belgrade – Serbia is a non-governmental and non-profit association, founded in 2014 to support the development of scientific thought in the region, development of management and economics profession, as well as education of its members and the general public.

The Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans currently has more than 180 members who came from more than 130 different institutions, more specifically, members from Balkans countries as associate members and honorary members from other countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, etc.).

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Faculty of Management Koper – Slovenia is a higher education institution for education and research in the fields of social sciences and business management. In addition to education and research, the basic activities of the faculty are providing consultancy to companies and other organisations, publishing and organisation of international conferences.

​Faculty of Management was established in 1995 as a freestanding institution. In 2003 it became one of the founding members of the University of Primorska.

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A 22-years tradition in online learning makes DOBA Business School one of the leading online business schools in the region. Its accredited online learning programmes are run fully online, allowing professionals to carry on with their career while working toward a degree. Flexible, yet highly structured online learning with 24/7 tutorial support, peer collaboration and continuous feedback to enhance student performance are among the main assets that make online learning at DBS worthy of the UNIQUe accreditation of ICT in teaching and learning, an accreditation awarded 2013 by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning.

In 2018 The DBS obtained next top European accreditation for online study – The EOCCS accreditation by the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD). In this way DOBA Business School holds the honour of being the first and only online higher education institution in South-Eastern Europe to hold top European accreditations. The DBS is a vibrant international learning community with 4.824 graduates and with 1.200 students from over 34 different countries.

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The aim of Integrated Business Faculty Skopje – Macedonia is to assist students to gain knowledge and develop their full intellectual potential and professionalism.

The majority of our faculty staff are researchers – professors, associate professors and visiting professors active in education in various ways.
Innovation in education and research takes place through renewal of interactive teaching methods and students’ participation in multidisciplinary projects.

Staff is committed to facilitate studying of all enrolled students at the IBF, through professional, effective and on time provided administrative services.

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The Faculty of Management was founded in 1997 in Zajecar and is the first private faculty in Eastern Serbia. From its foundation, the Faculty has been part of the renowned Belgrade Megatrend University.

Only a year before the foundation of the Faculty of Management, the first private Graduate School of Management was founded. Today, the city of Zajecar is proud to have both the Faculty of Management and Management and Business College where students receive training in management and economics. These two institutions are part of the higher education system of the Republic of Serbia, their syllabuses being accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia.

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Erika Quendler

Erika Quendler, is a researcher at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna with the dissertation thesis “Small scale farming from a historical and current integrated point of view: Philosophies and Genesis; Structural Analysis (Classification) as...

EMAN Conference Scientific Committee 2021-2024

EMAN Conference Scientific Committee (2021-2024) has: 38 members (20 male and 18 female members) from 24 countries (Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sultanate of Oman,  Turkey, Ukraine, India) and Three continents - Europe,...

Shalini Talwar

Shalini Talwar is Associate Professor, Department of Finance & Law, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, India. She is MBA and PhD. in finance with over 22 years of experience in industry and management education. She has published 4 books and more than 25 research papers in national and international publications of repute. Her book on Security Analysis and...

Vasko Vassilev

Dr. Vasko Vassilev is associate professor at Transport University „Todor Kableshkov“, Sofia, Bulgaria. He has a Doctorate in economics in the field of organizational and structural modeling. Dr. Vassilev is the author of over 50 scientific publications (textbooks, monographs, articles) in the field of: Organizational, functional analysis & restructuring of big economic systems Cost models;...

Miklós Somai

Born in Budapest in 1963 and working at the IWE since 1989, Miklós Somai earned his MA at Karl Marx University of Budapest in 1987, and his PhD at Szent István University of Gödöllő in 2003. His permanent fields of responsibility are some special fields of the European integration (e.g. EU budget and the Common agricultural policy), as well as French and Slovenian economy. Earlier, he had been...

Rasto Ovin

Most people know prof. Rasto Ovin as a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, whose dean he was between 2003 and 2007. As a visiting professor, he has also lectured at many foreign universities, including two American universities: Virginia Tech and Texas Tech, and at the University of Marburg in Germany. His scientific research and professional work includes...

Sunday Ogunjimi

Prof. Ogunjimi graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria with Doctor of Philosophy in agricultural extension and rural sociology in 2011, Master of science in 2002 and Bachelor of Agriculture in 1991 (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology). He have worked as a community facilitator in the World Bank Project (National Fasdama Development Project in Osun State, Nigeria)...

Mimoza Kasimati (Skënderi)

Mimoza Kasimati (Skënderi) is a professor of Organizational Behaviour at Economic Faculty, Tirana University, Albania. Her PhD was focussed on psychological empowerment. Her research on OB has focussed on questions of planned organizational change, organizational leadership and motivation. In 25 years of academic career she has written several articles and two books on different aspects of micro...


Dr. Ilhan Ozturk is Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Çağ University, Mersin-Turkey. In addition to academic duties, he is the Director of Higher Vocational School. His research interests are in the areas of energy and environmental economics, and international economics. The total number of his articles published is more than 160. Of these articles, 135 are...

Elisabetta Venezia

Elisabetta Venezia, Ph.D., researcher and senior lecturer in Applied Economics at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Department of Economics and Finance. She teaches Economic Evaluation of Investments, Transport Economics, and Economics of Transport Mobility in UG and PG courses. Her research activity is mainly concentrated in the following topics: sustainable transport, economic evaluation of...

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