International May Conference on Strategic Management – IMCSM22

International May Conference on Strategic Management (IMCSM) is a leading international conference in the field of general management. This conference is annually organized by Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade.


The 18th International May Conference on Strategic Management – IMCSM22 will take place in the period 27-29 May 2022. Due to the still acute situation with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be organized online, using the ZOOM platform for the web conferences.

The official opening of the conference will be on Saturday May 28th and it will be followed by a plenary session, after which authors will presented their papers. The detailed program with the presentations schedule will be announced after the deadline for submission of papers.

All papers accepted for presentation at the IMCSM22 are published in the IMCSM22 Book of Abstracts and full version of paper will be published in IMCSM22 Proceedings. Final version of the Book of abstracts for all papers, as well as for Student symposium, is available here: Book of Abstracts.

The platform that will used for communication and presentation of the papers will be based on the Zoom software. 

Official program of the conference is available on this LINK, and of the student’s symposium on this LINK.

MS Word template for full paper preparation is available here: IMCSM-template-NEW2022

For authors (professors and students) who were not familiar with ZOOM online platform, detailed instructions are available: Zoom instructions in English and Serbian.

Plenary lecturers of the IMCSM22 conference


Marek Szarucki, PhD, is an associate professor and head of the Department of Strategic Analysis at the Cracow University of Economics (Poland). He was a visiting researcher at the UCL School of Management (the Bekker scholarship, from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange) for six months in 2019. His scientific interests concentrate on the methodology of management sciences, strategic management, entrepreneurship in Eastern and Central Europe, and innovation management. He is the author or co-author of peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals. He is also a member of the European Academy of Management and the Academy of Management. He will present a plenary lecture entitled “Peculiarities of international scientific collaboration in the field of strategic management.”


Jaideep Gupte completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering from Bombay University, India, a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida, and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University. He has vast work experience in different industrial sectors such as health care and manufacturing (forging castings, machining) from 2005-2020 in the United States, India, and China. He also has teaching experience in production management, operations research, and statistics. Currently, he is working as a consultant to small and medium-sized enterprises in China as well as a sales and distribution representative for manufacturing companies in the areas of forging rolling and machining. He will present a plenary lecture entitled: “Review of machining tools processes and moulding machines with design considerations.”


Vladimir Mihajlović, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia. He holds several courses on bachelor, master, and doctoral academic studies. His main areas of scientific research are macroeconomics and macroeconomic modeling, the history and development of economic thought, and labor economics. Professor Mihajlović authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers and participated in organization boards of several national and international conferences. He is a member of the Serbian Scientific Association of Economists.  At the Conference, he will present the plenary lecture entitled: “Strategic approach to youth employment policy in Serbia: trends, perspectives and challenges”.


Alptekin Ulutaş is an associate professor in the International Trade and Logistics Department at Sivas Cumhuriyet University in Sivas, Turkey. He has taken a Ph.D. degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia, in February 2016. He has been serving as an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Sivas Cumhuriyet University since December 2020. So far, he has written over 40 articles and 20 conference papers in total. His research areas are logistics, stock management, optimization, multi-criteria decision making, fuzzy multi-criteria decision making, grey multi-criteria decision making, and fuzzy and stochastic programming. He has 18 SCI-E and 2 SSCI indexed papers. Additionally, he has published one book and ten book chapters. At the Conference, he will present the plenary lecture entitled: “A fuzzy hybrid MCDM model to solving the transportation company selection problem”.


Darko Stefanovic has a PhD in Industrial and Engineering Management and works as an Associate Professor at the University of Novi Sad. He is also a vice-dean for Science and International Cooperation and head of Chair of Information and Communication Systems at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. His research interest includes ERP systems, e-learning systems, e-government systems, data mining, and business process mining in production planning. Darko Stefanovic has published in several international information systems journals. He will present the plenary lecture entitled: “Success of information systems – a case study of online teaching”.


Predrag Djordjevic is an associate professor at the Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The main areas of his scientific research are application of advanced statistical tools for managing production processes and the quality of services in different sectors, as well as the modeling of technological processes for reliable prediction of their output. He is author or co-author of more than 20 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, two chapters in international monographs and one university textbook. He has been involved in organization of numerous international and national conferences. At the Conference he will present the research on the topic of “Development of models for measuring and managing quality in service industries”.


Dragisa Stanujkic is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade. He has received his MSc degree in Information Science and PhD in Organizational Sciences from the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. Professor Stanujkic is co-author of several MCDM methods, such as: WS PLP, ARCAS, PIPRECIA, MULTIMOOSRAL and Simple WISP, as well as several extensions of some prominent MCDM methods. Professor Stanujkic is member of Neutrosophic Science International Association (NSIA) and Co-President of NSIA branch of Serbia. According to the August 2021 data update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, Professor STANUJKIC is ranked in the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in the world. He will present a plenary lecture entitled: Development of the Simple WISP method and its extensions.”

As separate sections of the IMCSM22, following Roundtables will be organized:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FAMILY BUSINESSES

In the frame of this year’s IMCSM2022 conference, the thematic round table will be organized within a special conference session “Entrepreneurship and family businesses”. During the round table, problems regarding the state of entrepreneurship and family business, especially in transition economies, will be discussed. In addition, the results from INTERGEN (THE INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY BUSINESSES AS A STRESS MANAGEMENT INSTRUMENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS) project will be presented. Researchers from Technical Faculty in Bor (University of Belgrade) are members of this international consortium including researchers from Russia, Bulgaria, Albania, Poland, Romania, Iran and Uzbekistan.

All researchers interested in this topic, students, members of INTERGEN, entrepreneurs and representatives of the public institution, are invited to join this activity and present their opinion and results. Participation is free of charges. For those who want to publish their results in the Book of proceedings, the fee is 50 EUR.

For further information on the round table, please contact the round table moderator professor Milica Veličković mvelickovic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs


POSSIBILITIES AND BARRIERS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 IMPLEMENTATION IN SMES IN V4 COUNTRIES AND SERBIA

Modern technologies based on Industry 4.0 change the business environment, especially in SMEs. Hence, this Round table will be intended for SMEs that want to embrace and utilize digital transformation in their business operation together and the domestic and foreign experts in Industry 4.0. Also, students and lecturers who want to participate in this event are welcome. On the Round table, the scientific articles related to the application of Industry 4.0 in SMEs will be presented.

The topics such are: digitalization, benefits of digitization in SMEs, limitation of digitalization, technologies of Industry 4.0 in business, strategic management in Industry 4.0, sustainable development in the Industry 4.0 context, and similar will be discussed. Besides scientific, the practical application of listed Industry 4.0 concepts, with special direction toward sustainable regional development, will be the topic of this session.

All researchers interested in this topic, students, and representatives of the public institutions, are invited to join this activity and present their opinion and results. Participation is free of charge. For those who want to publish their results in the Book of proceedings, the fee is 50 EUR.

For further information on the round table, please contact the round table moderator professor Ivan Mihajlović imihajlovic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs


Organizers of the conference are happy to announce that the International May Conference on Strategic Management will be submitted to be covered by the Clarivate Analytics. The conference is already indexed in the EBSCOhost database, and in some of the previous years was indexed in the Web of Science (WoS). WoS requires renewal of submission for each year, therefore, the Book of proceedings of the IMCSM2022 will be submitted to be indexed in the Clarivate Analytics Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science, this year as well and the authors will be informed about the decision.


Selected papers from the conference will be published in Serbian Journal of Management – SJM an international journal for theory and practice of Management science. Serbian Journal of Management is covered by SCOPUS, EBSCO and SCImago database (SJR = 0.28 – Q3).

Also, there is possibility to publish selected manuscripts of the conference in the journal The Acta Oeconomica Universitatis Selye , which is indexed in CEEOL, ERIH PLus, Index Copernicus, EconBiz, Google Scholar, DRJI. It is published by Faculty of Economics and Informatics , J. Selye University Komárno, Slovakia. All informations can be found at: http://acta.fei.ujs.sk/


Conference topics are:

  • Strategic management
  • General management
  • Industrial and facility management
  • Material flow management
  • Environmental management
  • Management methods
  • Project management
  • Operational systems and technology
  • Quality management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Production management
  • Production systems management
  • Financial management
  • Management informational systems
  • Management informational technologies
  • Maintenance management
  • Management in practice
  • Healthcare and Sport management
  • Risk management
  • Tourism and Hospitality management
  • Agricultural and Forestry management
  • Special applications of management methods

Scientific Board (SB) of the Conference:

Živković, Ž., University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor, president of SB.

Đorđević, P., University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor, vice-president of SB.

SB Members:

  1. Aćimović, S., University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics,  Belgrade, Serbia;
  2. Bazen, J., Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede, The Netherlands;
  3. Beh, L.S., University of Malaya, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  4. Chelishvili, A., Business and Technology University, Tbilisi, Georgia;
  5. Danilović, M., Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden;
  6. Duysters, G., Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands;
  7. Filipović, J.,  University in Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Science, Belgrade, Serbia;
  8. Gao, S., Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom;
  9. Gerasimenko, V.,  Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics, Moscow, Russia;
  10. Grošelj, P., University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
  11. Gupte, J., Goa Institute of Management, Poriem, Sattari, Goa, India;
  12. Halis, M., Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Communications, Bolu, Turkey;
  13. Huth, M., Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda,  Germany;
  14. Kangas, Y., University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Kuopio, Eastern Finland, Finland;
  15. Kume, V., University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics, Albania;
  16. Mihajlović, I., University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, Serbia;
  17. Michelberger, P.,  Obuda University, Budapest, Hungray;
  18. Mura, L., University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovakia;
  19. Mumford, M. D., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
  20. Nordal, A., Municipal Undertaking for Educational Buildings and Property, Oslo,    Norway;
  21. Pang, J., Shanxi University, School of Computer and Information Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China;
  22. Parnell, J. A., University of North Carolina Pembroke, School of Business, Pembroke, USA;
  23. Pavlov, D., “Angel Kanchev” University of Ruse, Bulgaria;
  24. Prasad, R.,  Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Management Studies, India;
  25. Radulescu, M.,  University of Pitiesti, Faculty of Economics, Pitiesti, Romania;
  26. Radosavljević, S., Kolubara coal basin, Lazarevac, Serbia;
  27. Remeikiene, R., Mykolas Romeris University, Vilinius, Lithuania;
  28. Safronova, N.,  Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia;
  29. Spasojević Brkić, V., University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia;
  30. Stevic, Ž., University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Doboj,  Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  31. Stefanović, D., University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia;
  32. Szewieczek, A.,  University of Economics in Katowice, Katowice, Poland;
  33. Szarucki, M., Cracow University of Economics, Cracow, Poland;
  34. Virglerová, Z., Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Center for Applied Economic Research, Zlin, Czech Republic;
  35. Usman, B., University of Bengkulu, Faculty of Economics and Business, Bengkulu, Indonesia;
  36. Zwikael, O., The Australian National University, Research School of Management, Canberra, Australia.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submission of applications for
participation and abstracts in English
5 May 2022
Payment of the participation fee10 May 2022
Submission of the full text of papers15 June 2022

Conference registration and submission of abstracts must be done using the online form at:

https://goo.gl/x6o6yh

Abstracts: abstracts of the papers and reports should be submitted in English language (for authors from Serbia also in Serbian language). The abstracts should be prepared in following style and shall contain: title (font Times New Roman, Bold, Capital Letters, 14pt, centered), authors’ names and addresses (Times New Roman, Bold, 12pt, Italic, centered), text not exceeding 1800 characters (Times New Roman, Normal, 12pt, justified) with margins: top and left – 30mm, bottom and right – 25mm, in A4 format (210х297 mm).

Full Manuscripts: Full length papers should be submitted in English or Serbian language. Full length manuscripts should be submitted to the email afedajev@tfbor.bg.ac.rs or to the email imcsm@tfbor.bg.ac.rs 

The manuscripts should be written in MS WORD 2003 or a higher version and prepared according to the instructions for authors.


Preparation of the manuscripts and instructions for authors:

The manuscripts should be written in MS Word 2003 or in a higher version.


MS Word template for full paper preparation is available here: IMCSM-template-NEW2022

Conference fee:

Since organizers decided to organize conference in online format, the fee is reduced and it can be paid in EURO (50) or Serbian Dinars (6000)

Payment Reference Number is assigned to each submission after completion of the online registration form at https://goo.gl/x6o6yh and it will be sent to the corresponding author in the official letter of acceptance. Please insert that number during the payment of fee, in order to easy identification of your payment.

Details regarding payment in EURO:

SWIFT MESSAGE MT103-EUR

FIELD 32A: VALUE DATE-EUR-AMOUNT

FIELD 50 K: ORDERING CUSTOMER

FIELD 57A: (Acc. With bank): NBSRRSBGXXX This is SWIFT (NBSRRSBGXXX)

Bank address: NATIONAL BANK OF SERBIA-NBS, BEOGRAD, NEMANJINA 17 SERBIA

FIELD 59: (Beneficiary Customer) /RS35840000000009279051 This is IBAN

TECHNICAL FACULTY AT BOR

FIELD 70: DETAILS OF PAYMENT (MAY CONFERENCE ON STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT)

For the payment in Serbian Dinars the following account should be used:

Technical Faculty in Bor, Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Account No: 840-1478666-37


All further information about the conference and future events you can obtain from:

Professor Aleksandra Fedajev, President of Organizing Committee. Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia. Contact email: afedajev@tfbor.bg.ac.rs,

Professor Marija Panić, Vice President of Organizing Committee; Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia. Contact email: mpanic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs,

Professor Danijela Voza, Vice President of Organizing Committee; Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia. Contact email: dvoza@tfbor.bg.ac.rs.


Official Books of Proceedings from all previous conferences are available at: http://menadzment.tfbor.bg.ac.rs/arhiva-zbornika-radova/

STUDENTS SYMPOSIUM ON STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

In parallel with the IMCSM22, 18th Students symposium on strategic management will be organized. Students at the bachelor and master level do not have to pay the conference fee. Students at the PhD level do have to pay, with 50% discount. The submission of papers for Students Symposium should be done by sending the paper on email: saarsic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs

For additional details, considering the students symposium, contact PhD Sanela Arsić, President of the Students Symposium Organizing Committee, Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia, email: saarsic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs or Msc. Adrijana Jevtić, Vice President of the Students Symposium Organizing Committee, Address:  Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia, email: ajevtic@tfbor.bg.ac.rs.


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