IMCSM 2015

International May Conference on Strategic Management (MKSM) is a leading international conference in the field of general management. This conference is organized by Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade. This is a 11th year of the conference.

 IMKSM2015, was be organized on 29 to 31th May 2015. The conference was organized in Beoutiful Hotel – ALBO, located at the entrance of the city of Bor. This was the 11th year  of our conference.


Ebsco Host - IMKSM2015

Ebsco Host – IMKSM2015

International May Conference on Strategic Management – IMKSM  is accepted in the EBSCO Host base. Accordingly all papers published in the books of proceedings, starting with the IMKSM2014 conference, are included in the Ensco Host Data Base

Final version of the IMKSM2015 Book of proceedings is available here: Book of Proceedings_IMKSM15

Book of abstracts of the IMKSM2015 conference is available here: Zbornik abstrakta_MKSM15

Official Program of the IMKSM2015 conference is available here: Program_MKSM15

Detailed announcement for the IMKSM2015 is avalable at  MCSM2015 second announcement



Plenary Lectures for the IMKSM2015 were:

IMKSM photo JKangasProf. dr Jyrki Kangas, docent of Forest Planning at the University of Helsinki. He has published more than 300 writings, of which more than 80 are peer-reviewed publications. Together with his colleagues he has written a textbook “Decision Support for Forest Management”, and edited a textbook “The Analytic Hierarchy Process in Natural Resource and Environmental Decision Making”. Kangas has been awarded the Scientific Achievement Award by the International Union of Forest Research Organisations, and, e.g., the OR Person of the Year by the Finnish Operations Research Society, Golden Medal of the Forest Management Club of the Finnish Society of Forest Science, and Golden Medal of Land Survey. His short CV is available here: IMKSM 2015 Biography JKangas . Professor Kangas presented the research work on the subject: INCORPORATING MCDS METHODS INTO SWOT – BASIC IDEA, EXAMPLES, AND EXPERIENCES . Abstract of his lecture is available here: IMKSM 2015 plenary abstract JKangas.

Prof. StanimirovicProf. dr Predrag Stanimirović, full professor at Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Niš. Professor Stanimirović was born in 1959. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics in 1996. Current research interests: algorithms, applied numerical linear algebra, symbolic computation, operations research etc. Author of more than 180 scientific articles in the area of mathematics and computer science, 4 monographs, 5 textbooks. Supervised 10 PhD theses and 3 MSc theses. Editor in Chief of the journal Facta Universitais, Series: Mathematics and Informatics. Area editor of the journal Filomat (Niš), member of the editorial board of the journal The Scientific World Journal (Hindawi) and several other journals. Professor Stanimirović presented the research with the tytle: INITIALIZATION OF THE SIMPLEX ALGORITHM.  Abstract of his lecture is available here: Abstract

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Prof. Dr. José David Vicente Lorente, full professor at Faculty of Business and Economics, Vice director of the Multidisciplinary Institute of Enterprise Research (IME), University of Salamanca (Spain). He earned his Ph. D. in Economics at the University Carlos III de Madrid.  He has held previous research and teaching positions at the Universidad  of Zaragoza and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has published research papers in high impact journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Management Studies, the British Journal of Management and Organizational Studies. His main research topics are:  Strategic change, the link between Organizational restructuration strategies and innovation, and Simulation/Experimental methods in Management Research. Professor José David Vicente Lorente presented his research work on the subject: EXPLORING THE LINK BETWEEN R&D INTENSITY AND EMPLOYEE DOWNSIZING: A U-SHAPED RELATIONSHIP. Abstract of his lecture is available here: IMKSM 2015 plenary abstract JVicente.

SJM_WENGProf. dr Jadip Gupte, Consultant & Faculty at Goa Institute of Management, India. Research objectives of Professor Gupte are Challenging Position with a Growth-Oriented Organization where his Knowledge and Expertise can have an immediate impact. His fields of research include Production Engineering, Production Operations, General Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Heavy Engineering, Corporate Profits and Productivity.

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 management
  • Risk management
  • Special applications of management methods


Scientific Board (SB) of the Conference:

Prof. dr Živan Živković, University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor, president of the SB.
Prof. dr Aljaž Ule, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Business, CREED – Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision-making, The Netherlands, vice-president of the SB .

The members of the SB:

Prof. dr Darko Petkovic, University of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. dr Peter Schulte, Institute for European Affairs, Germany

Prof. dr Michael Graef, University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany

Prof. dr Jaka Vadnjal, GEA College Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. dr Petar Jovanović, Faculty of the organizational sciencies (FON); Belgrade

Prof. dr Dragana Živković, University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor

Prof. dr Geert Duysters, ECIS (Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies), Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Prof. dr Michale. D. Mumford, The University of Oklahoma, USA

Prof. dr John. A. Parnell, School of Business, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, USA

Prof. dr Antonio Strati, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Universities of Trento and Siena, Italy

Doc. dr Aca Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor

Prof. dr Rajesh Piplani, Center for Supply Chain Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. dr Musin Halis, University of Sakarya, Business and Administration Faculty, Serdivan, Turkey

Prof. dr Rekha Prasad, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, India

Prof. dr Ofer Zwikael, School of Management, Marketing and International Business ANU College of Business and Economics The Australian National University, Australia

dr inż. Renata Stasiak-Betlejewska, Institute of Production Engineering, Faculty of Management, The Czestochowa University of Technology Poland.

Prof. dr Simon Gao, Edinburg Napier University, United Kingdom

Prof. dr Jadip GupteGoa Institute of Management, India

Prof. dr Jan KalinaInstitute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Prof. dr Vesna Spasojević Brkić, Universtity of Belgrade, Faculty of Machanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. dr Milan Stamatović, Faculty of Management, Metropolitan University, Serbia

Prof. dr Jifang Pang, School of Computer and Information Technology, Shanxi University, China



Submission of abstracts in English (deadline) 30.04.2015
Submission of the full text of papers  (deadline) 15.05.2015
Payment of the participation fee (deadline) 15.05.2015


Publication: All abstracts of the papers from the MKSM2015 were published in Book of abstracts, before the conference, in the printed edition.

Also, all the papers were  published in Book of Proceedings of the conference, in the electronic form (CD).

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.

Online submission of abstracts for MKSM2015 is also  possible using the form available here:

Also, abstracts can be submitted using the following email: or or

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, cantered), authors’ names and addresses (Times New Roman, Bold, 12pt, Italic, cantered), 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: or or . The manuscripts should be written in MS WORD 2003 or a higher version.

Preparation of the manuscripts:

The manuscripts should be written in MS WORD 2003 or a higher version. Size: not exceeding 10 pages A4 format (figures and tables included), with margins: top and left 30 mm, right and bottom 25 mm. Fonts of the body text, abstracts, and subtitles: Times New Roman, Normal, 12 pt, Single line spacing. Paper title: Times New Roman, Bold, Capital Letters, 14pt, cantered. Authors’ names and affiliations: cantered, italic, separated from the title by one empty line with mail and E-mail addresses.

References should be given at the end of the papers as follows:

1. A. Author, B. Author, Ser. J. of Management, 33 (2005) 12.
2. C. Author, The name of the Book, Publisher, City, 2001, p.123.
3. D. Author, in Handbook (E. Editor), Publisher, City, 2000, p.223.
4. E. Author, Proc. V International Symposium of Strategic Management, Date, City, Country, 2004, p. 123.

Reference numbers should be given in brackets through the text [#]. References in not-English languages should be translated in English, and original language has to be mentioned in brackets (in Serbian), for example.

MS Word template for full paper preparation is available here: IMKSM 2015 – template ENG


Conference fee:

Conference fee can be payed in EURO (100) or Serbian Dinars (12000).

Details considering payment in EURO:




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

Bank address: National Bank of Serbia, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 15, 11000 Belgrade

FIELD 59: (Beneficiary Customer) /RS35908500100000777745    This is IBAN

University of Belgrade, Technical faculty at Bor

FIELD 70: DETAILS OF PAYMENT (May conference on strategic management)

Payment in Serbian Dinars should be payed on following account:

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

Account No: 840-1478666-37 

Call on No: 120


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

Professor Ivan Mihajlovic, President of the Organizational Board of MKSM2015. University of Belgrade, Technical faculty in Bor, Management department.  Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia
          Mobile phone: +381(64)227 36 21


Books of proceedings from all previous conferences are available at:


In parallel with the IMKSM, 11th  Students symposium on strategic management was organized. Students at the bachelor and master level did not have to pay the conference fee. Students at the PhD level did have to pay, with 50% discount.

For additional details, considering the students symposium, contact Mrs. Marija Savic, PhD student, President of the Students Symposium Organizational Board:

Address: Technical faculty in Bor,

University of Belgrade,

Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia


Tel: +381(30) 424 547; Fax: +381(30) 421 078

Accommodation of the Conference Participants


Hotel “ALBO” which is located at attractive location on the entrance of the city of Bor. Hotel ALBO is famous for its excellent traditional Serbian food.

Contact details for information and reservation:

Reception:    +381(30) 24 96 962
Reservation +381(30) 24 96 964


Room reservations should be done before 30th of April 2015 !


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