Best Paper Award

EMAN Conference Best Paper Award

 

Award Guidelines and Criteria

Purpose: The purpose of the Best Paper Award is to recognize and promote quality contributions to academic research and writing among scholars and students who present and publish papers at the EMAN conference.

Eligibility: All full papers submitted and published in the EMAN conference publications of the year (main proceedings and selected papers), regardless of the status of the first authors (i.e., scholar, student, educator, policy maker or professional, etc.) are eligible for competition for the Best Paper Award.

Initial Score based Selection: The 5 accepted papers receiving the highest scores in the review process are chosen as candidates.

Award Candidates Announcement: Authors of the 5 selected papers will be informed before conference publications finalization and the candidates will be announced on the homepage.

Award Selection Committee Work: The Scientific Committee members will score candidate papers.

Award Criteria: The Scientific Committee will consider innovation, significance to the research community, scientific impact and technical excellence.

Each paper will be given a score of 0 – 10 (where 0 is the lowest and 10 is the highest score) against each criterion.

Main criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 40%) – Originality of contribution to knowledge with an emphasis on the paper’s innovativeness in: (i) theoretical development, (ii) empirical results or, (iii) policy development.
  • Quality of Argument (weighting 30%) incorporating: (i) critical analysis of concepts, theories and findings, and (ii) consistency and coherency of debate.
  • Positioning (weighting 15%) – Clear positioning of paper in existing international literature with a conclusion(s) that is both convincing and of significant potential.
  • Writing Style (weighting 15%) – Quality of writing style in term of accuracy, clarity, readability, and organization of the paper.

Meta-criterion that is specifically applied to the Best Paper Award category is that the winner of the award should be a paper that substantiates a new and novel idea or approach contributing to the cumulative knowledge base of the field and is likely to inspire fellow scholars in their research, as opposed to just grinding out yet another example of a well-known approach or result (even if the study was neatly conducted and reported). In other words, it is the “WOW” factor that we hope to see in the winning paper.

Winners Definition: The paper receiving the highest score by the Scientific Committee members will be awarded as the Best Paper Award.

The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:

  • A signed and stamped official award certificate with the name of the award, the name of the paper, and the names of the authors of the paper;
  • The announcement of their achievement on a conference website;
  • A one year free membership in the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Udekom Balkans – www.udekom.org.rs), warranting full access to all the benefits of membership. If already an Udekom Balkans member, then this offer adds one year to her/his current membership.

Issues: If there is any issue arising before the final decision can be reached, the Scientific Committee will discuss it promptly.

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Candidate 1

Bridging the Broadband Divide through 5G Solutions Based on Community-Based Broadband Solutions
for Balancing Competition

Renaldi Gondosubroto – Columbia University, 500 W 120th St #510, New York, NY 10027, United States

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2023.9

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Candidate 2

Do the NMS-10 Develop Sustainably in the EU? Kuznets Curve Approach

Ivan Todorov – South-West University Neofit Rilski, Faculty of Economics, 60, Ivan Mihaylov str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Mariya Stankova – South-West University Neofit Rilski, Faculty of Economics, 60, Ivan Mihaylov str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2023.91

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Candidate 3

Exploring the Ethical Dimensions of Influencer Communication in the Fashion Industry

Ivana Ercegovac – Faculty of Applied Media, FWC, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Mirjana Tankosić – Faculty of Applied Media, FWC, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2023.179

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Candidate 4

Determinants, Persistence and Dynamics of Energy Poverty in Morocco: An Empirical Assessment Using Spatial Markov

Intissar Seyagh – Ibn Tofail University Kenitra, Morocco

Abderrahim Kerkouch – Ibn Tofail University Kenitra, Morocco

Aziz Bensbahou – Ibn Tofail University Kenitra, Morocco

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2023.127

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Candidate 5

Market Predictability and Mean Reversion in MENA Markets: An Empirical Study of Equity Market Efficiency

Mariana Chambino – ESCE, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Nicole Horta – ESCE, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Rui Dias – ESCE, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal; Center for Studies and Advanced Training in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora, Portugal

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2023.19

EMAN 2023 Best Paper Award Winner

EMAN 2022 Best Paper Award Candidate 1

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MOBILITY - POLAND IN COMPARISON WITH SELECTED EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES

Dorota Teneta-Skwiercz, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Ul. Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław

Małgorzata Sobińska, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Ul. Komandorska 118/120, 53-345 Wrocław

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2022.101

EMAN 2022 Best Paper Award Candidate 2

MEASURING COMPANY PERFORMANCE USING THE INTEGRATED INDICATOR

Ljilja Antić, Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja 11, Niš, Serbia

Bojana Novićević Čečević, Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja 11, Niš, Serbia

Jovana Milenović, Faculty of Economics, University of Niš, Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja 11, Niš, Serbia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2022.71

EMAN 2022 Best Paper Award Candidate 3

CAPITAL FLOWS VOLATILITY AND THE MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM EMERGING AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

Jasna Tonovska, Faculty of Economics - Skopje, Blvd. Goce Delchev 9/V, 1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Predrag Trpeski, Faculty of Economics - Skopje, Blvd. Goce Delchev 9/V, 1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2022.13

EMAN 2022 Best Paper Award Candidate 4

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT IN RETAIL ORGANIZATION

Petra Kovacova, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations, Študentská 3, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovak Republic

Ondrej Drahotsky, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations, Študentská 3, 911 50 Trenčín, Slovak Republic

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2022.91

EMAN 2022 Best Paper Award Candidate 5

THE IMPACT OF MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS AND FDI INFLOWS ON THE ECONOMIC GROWTH

Dajana Ercegovac, Novi Sad School of Business, Vladimira Perića Valtera 4, 21000 Novi Sad

Mirela Momčilović, Novi Sad School of Business, Vladimira Perića Valtera 4, 21000 Novi Sad

Željko Račić, Novi Sad School of Business, Vladimira Perića Valtera 4, 21000 Novi Sad

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2022.1

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Candidate 1

IMPACT OF REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ON ENTITIES’ NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING: THE CASE OF UKRAINE

Yana Oliinyk, SESE “The Academy of Financial Management”, O. Honchara street, 46/48, 01034, Kyiv, Ukraine

Maria Kucheriava, SESE “The Academy of Financial Management”, O. Honchara street, 46/48, 01034, Kyiv, Ukraine

Alla Zinchenko, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Building 4, Room 218, 2 Skovorody vul., Kyiv 04070, Ukraine

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.39

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Candidate 2

MANAGEMENT EDUCATION IN THE DISRUPTIVE TIMES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE CASE OF PARTICIPATIVE APPROACH IN DISTANCE LEARNING

Eliška Čičmancová, University of Žilina, Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia

Marián Šotek, University of Žilina, Faculty of Management Science and Informatics, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.101

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Candidate 3

AESTHETIC GUEST EXPERIENCE IN RESTAURANT: A STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW

Suzana Marković, Jelena Dorčić, Dora Rašan, Bruna Bucić, Marko Blažić

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primorska 42, p.p. 97, 51410 Opatija

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.135

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Candidate 4

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL PLATFORM ECONOMY FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF GDP, TAX POLICIES, FDI AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK IN EU COUNTRIES

Vito Bobek, DOBA Busienss School, Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Shuporna Ghosh, University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum Graz, Austria, Eggenberger Allee 11, 8020 Graz, Austria

Tatjana Horvat, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Cankarjeva 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.55

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Candidate 5

COVID-19 CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’S RESPONSE IN SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN ECONOMIES: A CAS FRAMEWORK

Katerina Fotova Čiković, University North, Croatia, Ulica Koprivnička 52 G, Starigrad, Koprivnica, Croatia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.S.P.2021.75

EMAN 2021 Best Paper Award Winner

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