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OFEL 2015

3rd International OFEL Conference on Governance,
Management and Entrepreneurship


The Quest for Organizational Identity:

Exploring Socially Constructed Realities

17th – 18th April 2015

Dubrovnik, Croatia




We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 17th–18th April 2015 for the 3rd International OFEL Conference, hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

OFEL 2014 was our second conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 3 major tracks. The OFEL 2015 conference offers a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to governance, management and entrepreneurship to share their thinking and latest research findings.

The keynote speaker at the OFEL 2015 Conference will be Professor Davide Ravasi, Ph.D., Cass Business School, City University London, UK. Keynote title: ‘Strategic Change and Organization Identity’.

In conjunction with the OFEL conference an academic writing workshop was held by the Academy of Management (AoM) MOC Division for early career researchers from Universities in South East Europe. We are very pleased to announce that the academic writing workshop will be held as a part of the 2015 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


24 November 2014
25 November 2014
15 January 2015

12 February 2015

9 February 2015
16 February 2015
2 March 2015

Abstract Submission (Extended Deadline)
Abstract Acceptance Notice (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission

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


OFEL 2015 Tracks
Governance Management Entrepreneurship
Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Corporate identity
  • Corporate reputation
  • Government and entrepreneurship development
  • Corporate governance inertia
  • Organizational identity formation and change
  • Entrepreneurial identity
  • Corporate narcissism
  • Conceptualizing collective identity
  • Institutional entrepreneurship
  • Role of stakeholders in corporate governance processes
  • CSR and organizational identity
  • Sustainable development, regional development and entrepreneurship
  • Corporate governance, value creation and risk management
  • Strategic management
  • Identity and resource mobilization in new ventures
  • Comparative corporate ownership and governance
  • Project management
  • Organizational identity, growth and capabilities
  • Power, control and trust in corporate governance
  • Human resources management
  • Policy frameworks and impact of science and technology
  • Corporate governance in the recent financial crises
  • Management and transition economies
  • Policy measures for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Board composition, operation and diversity
  • International management
  • Strategies, business models, processes and practices for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Disclosure and regulation, including transnational regulatory practice
  • Leadership and management
  • Entrepreneurialism in MNC
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Operations, logistics and supply chain management
  • Entrepreneurs' strategies in emerging economies
  • Shareholder activism and corporate governance
  • Change and sense making
  • Intellectual property in small firms
  • Corporate governance and strategic change
  • Public management and governance
  • Entrepreneurship and strategic change



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 2015 conference at: http://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.


Kind regards,
Maja Daraboš, Ph.D.
President of the Organizing Committee


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