Call for Papers


Ljubljana, 9 September 2016

Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, is proud to host the 5th Annual Conference of the Economic & Business Review (EBR). For the past decades, the EBR has published high quality theoretical, empirical, applied or policy-oriented research papers on various fields in economics and business. It is our aim to promote research in the fields covered by the journal and to provide a regional forum for academic discussion of research results.

We cordially invite researchers, irrespective of their institutional or geographical affiliation, to submit theoretical, empirical, applied, or policy-oriented research papers on any field in economics and business to our conference. We specifically welcome papers that relate to the main conference topic, which is devoted to the question on research in the age of data.

For researchers, data are essential. Recently, “big data” has become a buzz word. But for high quality research the question about data goes well beyond the “data” itself. Both bigger and smaller datasets allow an in-depth understanding of the behavior of individuals and enterprises (e.g. qualitative, ethnographic or other research). Data is increasingly obtained also from simulated behaviors (experiments). For quality research, not only the size and nature of data is important, but primarily also the quality of data, methodology used in testing a model or mining, and primarily also the interpretation and use of the results for a number of purposes. We invite you to share your results and considerations with us and thereby contribute to a quality academic debate.

Conference Format: The Conference will span over one day. The program will include plenary session led by guest speaker prof. Costas Katsikeas (Leeds University Business School, UK) and devoted to the main issues of the 5th Annual Conference Economic and Business Research in the Age of Data and will continue with presentations of selected papers divided into parallel sessions by the field of specialization. Each session will consist of minimum 3 papers, with presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

Doctoral Session: Every year special invitation goes to graduate students. For 2016 Conference special Doctoral Session is issued and FELU and other PhD students are invited to submit papers in PhD track.

EBR Special issue: EBR will publish 6 selected papers from the conference in a special issue devoted to the EBR Annual Conference. Authors of other papers presented at the conference are cordially invited to submit a paper to the regular issues of the Economic & Business Review.

Submissions: Registration and login are required to submit papers online and to check the status of current submissions.

  • Deadline for structured abstract: 15 May 2016.

It is expected authors to structure abstracts by fields: HIGHLIGHT(S), BACKGROUND, METHOD(S), RESULT(S) and CONCLUSION(S) in maximum 300 words.

  • Authors of abstracts will be notified about selection by 23 May 2016. 
  • Deadline for final full-paper: 27 June 2016.

It is expected full-papers have minimum 3.000 words (references not included). Guidelines for Authors are the same as journal’s

  • Authors of selected papers will be notified about selection by 22 July 2016. 
  • Conference programme will be available by 20 August 2016.

Author Guidelines

EBR Author Guidelines

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2016-08-31.

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