EBR Annual Conference & SEB LU Doctoral Conference 2021

December 3, 2021 – December 3, 2021


School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana (SEB LU), is proud to host the 10th International Economic and Business Review (EBR) Annual Conference & SEBLU Doctoral Conference 2021.

Time: December 3, 2021

Venue: live and virtual (Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and a virtual format via zoom)

Fee: There is no conference fee, participation in the conference is free of charge.

For the past few decades, the EBR Journal has published high-quality theoretical, empirical, applied or policy-oriented research papers from various fields of economics and business. Our aim is to continue promoting high quality research in the areas covered by the journal, as well as to offer annual conferences that serve as a regional forum for academic discussion of research findings.

The global socio-economic situation has been very dynamic and tense in recent years. While some economies are still recovering from the 2008 crisis, the COVID-19 crisis has again caused significant stress and high uncertainty for businesses and policy makers. After a year and a half of COVID-19 and measures to prevent its spread and support the economy, policymakers and businesses have found a range of solutions to do business in the "new normal". Moreover, the challenges faced by economies and businesses in the last decade are still very much present today, including those related to digitalization, Industry 4.0, increased competitiveness demands, an aging society, and others. At the same time, countries are facing the looming consequences of global warming, which poses a relevant threat to the sustainability of prosperity. While policy makers and businesses have introduced a number of reforms and best practices focused on smart and sustainable growth, the impact is yet to be seen. On a broader level, countries and businesses have also grappled with the socio-economic and political challenges of globalization, questions about the new model of capitalism or the new model of society, the dangers of radicalization, and the unstable political situation around the world with several looming political and humanitarian crises, most recently in Afghanistan. These are affecting our economies, businesses, and individuals.

We cordially invite academics, researchers as well as postgraduate students, irrespective of their institutional or geographical affiliation, to submit theoretical, empirical, applied, or policy-oriented research papers addressing the challenges of societies, corporations, and individuals related to the key conference topics, as well as other relevant economic and business topics.

Conference format. The conference will be held over one day and will be divided into parallel sessions by subject area. Each session will consist of at least  3 papers, with the presentation, the discussant’s remarks, and an open discussion.

Deadline for structured abstract submission: November 5, 2021

Authors are invited to submit an extended structured abstract of up to 300 words. Authors are expected to structure their abstracts according to the fields: HIGHLIGHT(S), BACKGROUND, METHOD(S), RESULT(S), and CONCLUSION(S) in maximum of 300 words.

Please submit your abstract to the EBR Conference Organizing Committee via http://ebr.si/ocs/index.php/ebr2014/EBR2021

Please, go the submission web-page and follow the steps as listed below:

  1. Click “log in” at the top of the page

  2. Click either login or register as a new user “Not a user? Create an account with this site

  3. submit abstract

The authors of the abstracts will be notified of the selection by November 19, 2021. Full paper submission will not be required.

Publication possibilities. Authors who wish to publish their paper may submit their paper to the EBR journal. All papers will be subject to standard double-blind peer review. Full papers are expected to be 6-8,000 words (excluding references). Author guidelines can be found here.

Academic committee – EBR editors.

Barbara Čater, Matej Černe, Miro Gradišar, Mateja Kos Koklič,  Igor Lončarski, Mojca Marc, Darja Peljhan, Tjaša Redek, Miroslav Verbič,  Katja Zajc Kejžar (all University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia), Guido Bortoluzzi, University of Trieste, DEAMS Department, Italy, Marina Dabić, Nottingham Trent University, UK & University of Zagreb, Croatia, Roman Stöllinger, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Austria, Maja Vehovec, University of Rijeka, Croatia.


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