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OFEL 2019

7th International OFEL Conference on Governance,
Management and Entrepreneurship


Embracing Diversity in Organisations

5th – 6th April 2019

Dubrovnik, Croatia




We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 5th–6th April 2019 for the 7th International OFEL Conference, hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

OFEL 2018 was our sixth conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 4 major tracks. The OFEL 2019 conference offers a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to leadership, governance, management, education, and entrepreneurship to share their thinking and latest research findings.

The keynote speaker at OFEL 2019 will be Modupe Akinola, Sanford C. Bernstein Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School.
In conjunction with the OFEL 2018 conference, a PhD student and junior faculty research development workshop was held by the Academy of Management (AoM) OMT Division. We are very pleased to announce that the academic writing workshop will be held as a part of the OFEL 2019 conference, which will once again enrich the experience of all participants.

We would like to invite all scholars, post‐graduate students and doctoral candidates interested in any of these fields of research or practice to join us in shaping the future of our discipline in a friendly and supportive environment


Submission dates


30 November 2018
30 November 2018
30 January 2019

31 January 2019

9 February 2019
16 February 2019
2 March 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstract Acceptance Notice 
Full Paper Submission

Notification of Paper Acceptance
(subject to possible requested changes)
Final Paper Submission (with changes)
Early Registration Closing
Registration Closing


OFEL 2019 Tracks
Topics include but are not limited to:
Governance Management & Leadership Entrepreneurship Education
  • Leadership, governance and inclusion
  • Diversity and rethinking the role of manager
  • Creativity and Innovation in the context of diversity
  • The impact of digitalization on education
  • The role of diversity in corporate governance
  • Managing organizational change in the era of diversity
  • Entrepreneurship and diversity in times of digital transformation
  • New trends and challenges in education
  • Board oversight and changes of corporate boards
  • Diversity management
  • Leading the inclusion revolution
  • Competency based learning
  • Corporate governance: an institutional perspective
  • Inclusion and evidence-based management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovative business models
  • E-learning and innovative education
  • Responsible corporate governance, value creation and new business models
  • Organizational sensemaking and sensegiving
  • Institutional entrepreneurship
  • Technology in teaching and learning
  • Governance in the era of disruptive change
  • Leadership for new inclusive business models
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Teacher training and curriculum design
  • Governance and implicit biases in interfirm collaborations (alliances, networks, open innovation)
  • Social networks and diversity in organizations
  • Big data, diversity and entrepreneurship
  • Mobility and education
  • Power, trust and diversity in corporate governance
  • Critical approaches to management and strategic management
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Learning and social inclusion
  • Cooperatives and alternative governance models
  • New leadership and participative management
  • Entrepreneurship in the sharing economy
  • Inclusive management education



Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and peer review. You can find more details on the OFEL 2019 conference at: https://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-conference.

If you have any question regarding the conference, please feel free to contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OFELInternationalConference/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf


Kind regards,

The OFEL Organizing Committee


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