sm2021

26th International Scientific Conference

Strategic Management and Decision Support Systems in Strategic Management
SM 2021

The 26th International Scientific Conference “Strategic Management and Decision Support Systems in Strategic Management (2021)“ aims to promote and develop high-quality research of all aspects of strategic managements, especially decision support in strategic management. The Conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners to interact, collaborate and develop the field of strategic management. The topic of this year’s Conference is “Challenges and possibilities for economies and businesses: Models and strategies for the new normal”.
The term “new normal” denotes a situation or condition that was previously atypical or non-standard, but has, due to changes in the environment, become standard, usual, and expected. By observing the era we live in, one can conclude that the unexpected and the atypical has become expected and usual. The global economic crisis, global recession, and the pandemic the world is currently facing had crated a new, changed environment, and the role of researchers in economics, management, and business informatics is to discover ways to overcome the challenges it brings and discover new opportunities for development. The COVID-19 pandemic was a shock to the global economy. Many business models were rendered inadequate, while several others underwent sudden, unplanned development. In both cases, adjusting to the new normal necessitates strategic changes. In the following period, we will indubitably witness the development of new strategies, as it is a fact that any crisis can create new opportunities and act as a catalyst for development.

Relevant programme areas

  • Basic concepts and process of strategic management
  • Strategic decision making
  • Strategy formulation
  • Strategy implementation
  • Corporate and business strategies
  • Functional strategies – marketing strategy, finance management strategy, human resource management strategy, research and development strategy
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategy in the global and the national and national environment
  • Innovations in strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship and strategy
  • Strategy in business transformation
  • Business models and strategies
  • Business processes in strategic management
  • Business and digital strategy
  • Challenges in financial management
  • Business intelligence and strategic management
  • Strategic management in non-profit organisations
  • Leadership and ethics in strategic management
  • Human resource management and strategies
  • Organisational behaviour, strategy, and performance
  • Strategic management in small and medium businesses
  • Strategic management in service organisations
  • SMART strategy
  • Sustainable development strategy

ORGANISATION

The Conference will comprise a plenary session, parallel sessions, and a poster session. The discussion at the plenary sessions is joined, while the parallel sessions will be organised around specific thematic areas. Before the poster sessions, the authors will be able to briefly present their posters in a specially organised plenary session.
Virtual participants will be able to present their papers at a designated time via a videoconferencing software.

Organizer of the Conference

  • University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia

Co-organizers of the Conference
  • University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • University of Priština, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • University of Niš, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Serbian Marketing Organization SeMA, Serbia

Scientific Board
  • Aleksandar Grubor, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia, president
  • Nemanja Berber, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia, vice president
  • Predrag Matković, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia, vice president
  • Rade Popović, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Novica Supić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Jelena Andrašić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Jelena Končar, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Dušan Bobera, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Slavica Tomić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Agneš Slavić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Slobodan Marić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Bojan Leković, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Maja Strugar Jelača, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Saša Bošnjak, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Zita Bošnjak, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Marton Sakal, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Laslo Šereš, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Zoran Ćirić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Vuk Vuković, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Lazar Raković, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Stojanka Dakić, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Оtilija Sedlak, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Vera Mirović, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, Serbia
  • Ivana Domazet, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jelena Nikolić, University of Karagujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Dejana Zlatanović, University of Karagujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Marko Slavković, University of Karagujevac, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Marija Radosavljević, University of Niš, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Nebojša Đokić, University of Priština, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Sonja Vujović, University of Priština, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Sanja Dobričanin, University of Priština, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
  • Nebojša Janićijević, Faculty of Economics Beograd, Serbia
  • Aleksandar Živković, Faculty of Economics Beograd, Serbia
  • Jelena Kočović, Faculty of Economics Beograd, Serbia
  • Dragan Đuričin, Faculty of Economics Beograd, Serbia
  • Stanko Stanić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Economics, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Novak Kondić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Economics, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Srđan Lalić, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • Vladimir Šimović, University North, Koprivnica, Hrvatska
  • Tomislav Hernaus, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nina Pološki Vokić, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ivan Brezina, Faculty of Economic Informatics Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Tom Gillpatrick, Portland State University, USA
  • Leland Buddress, Portland State University, USA
  • Petr Fiala, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Adrian Cojocariu, Tibiscus University, Timisoara, Romania
  • Peter Horvat, University of Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
  • Ludmila N. Ivanova, Omsk State University, Russia
  • Oleg Roy, Omsk State University, Russia
  • Bojan Rosi, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Pawel Lula, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
  • Vulnet Ameti, State University of Tetova, Macedonia
  • Kosta Sotiroski, Faculty of Economics Prilep, Macedonia
  • Ljubomir Drakulevski, Faculty of Economics Skopje, Macedonia
  • József Poór, J. Selye University, Komárno, Slovakia and Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
  • Atilla Fabian, University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary
  • Qinghua Song, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
  • Chen Zhiyong, Zhongnan Univestiy of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
  • Wang Hualu, Zhongnan Univestiy of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
  • Andreas Zehetner, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Organisational board
  • Predrag Matković, president
  • Gorana Francišković, secretary
  • Mirjana Marić
  • Veselin Pavlićević
  • Radmila Bjekić
  • Viktorija Petrov
  • Olgica Glavaški
  • Sladjana Bodor
  • Dražen Marić
  • Marija Jeremić
  • Miloš Pjanić
  • Bojana Vuković
  • Bojan Matkovski
  • Marko Aleksić
  • Radenko Marić
  • Aleksandar Vugdelija
  • Aleksandar Vasiljević
  • Ana Trbović

General information

Who should attend?

  • Researchers from academic and research organizations
  • Practitioners
  • Doctoral students

Venue and time
  • The plenary session of the SM2021 conference will take place in the Great hall of the Subotica City hall, while parallel session will be organised at the premises of the Faculty of Economics in Subotica
  • Both venues will be equipped with computers and multimedia projectors for paper presentations
  • In case of unfavourable epidemiological conditions, the scientific conference will be organised as a virtual event, by use of a suitable digital platform.
  • Subotica, 21 May 2021

Language
  • The official languages of the Conference will be English and Serbian.

Important dates
  • Deadline for submission of full abstracts of up to 1500 characters (including spaces): 1 March 2021 15 March 2021
  • Information on the abstract acceptance: 15 March 2021 22 March 2021
  • Deadline for submission of camera-ready papers: 12 April 2021 19 April 2021
  • Deadline for Information on paper acceptance and registration: 26 April 2021 3 May 2021
  • Deadline for late registration: 8 May 2021

Registration


*Note: Participants shall bear all bank transfer charges. Participation fees are paid per each accepted paper.

Included with in-person participation:
  • Paper published in the electronic conference proceedings
  • Participation in the plenary, parallel, and poster sections
  • Printed conference programme and an electronic copy of the conference proceedings supplied on a CD, certificate of participation
  • Participation at a gala dinner on 20 May 2021
  • Buffet lunch between the plenary and parallel sessions, refreshments during breaks

Included with virtual participation:
  • Paper published in the electronic conference proceedings
  • Printed conference programme and an electronic copy of the conference proceedings supplied on a CD, certificate of participation
  • Delivery of conference materials via a courier service after the Conference

Registration is free for participants employed by organisations that had signed a cooperation agreement with the Faculty of Economics in Subotica, as well as participants employed by institutions co-organising the Conference.

Papers

Registration and submission of papers for in-person and virtual participation:

  • The plenary session papers, by invitation from the Conference organisers, should not exceed 10 A4 format pages and should be prepared in accordance with the instructions available at the Conference Web page. These papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, in full.
  • Papers submitted for parallel and poster sessions, both in in-person and virtual participation, should not exceed 8 A4 format pages, must be prepared in accordance with the instructions available at the Conference Web page and submitted before the published deadline. All submitted papers will be reviewed by two reviewers, members of the Scientific Board, and after acceptance, allotted to the parallel, poster and virtual sections. All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, in full.
  • Paper abstracts and full papers should be submitted in electronic format, in accordance with the published template and prepared in accordance with the instructions available at the Conference Web page www.ef.uns.ac.rs/sm2021.
  • Paper abstracts must include: a clearly defined research problem and research objectives; a concise description of the research methodology and methods applied in data collection, processing, and analysis; a brief summary of research results and the primary conclusions.

Publications

  • The SM2021 conference proceedings, published by the conference organiser, with ISBN and DOI identifiers, with all reviewed papers, which will be submitted for indexing to Conference Proceedings Citation (CPCI) service, a constituent part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science.
  • Accepted and presented papers in English will be subject to additional review by the members of the Editorial Board and, upon positive reviews, with the authors’ consent, be published in International Journal of Strategic Management, ISSN 1821-3448, indexed on Master Journal List in Emerging Sources Citation Index, a constituent part of Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science. The International Journal of Strategic Management and Decision Support Systems in Strategic Management was categorized as М51 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia for year 2020.
  • Accepted and presented papers in Serbian will be subject to additional review by the members of the Editorial Board and, upon positive reviews, with the authors’ consent and compliance with additional requirements, be published as chapters in a monograph or thematic proceedings of national significance titled “Challenges and possibilities for economies and businesses: Models and strategies for the new normal”, which will be submitted for verification to the parent scientific committee.

Information on the conference

Registration and Documents

Abstract Registration Form SM2021
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