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OFEL 2016

4th International OFEL Conference on Governance,
Management and Entrepreneurship


New Governance for Value Creation:

Towards Stakeholding and Participation

15th – 16th April 2016

Dubrovnik, Croatia




We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 15th–16th April 2016 for the 4th International OFEL Conference, hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

OFEL 2015 was our third conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 4 major tracks. This year conference is organized with the help of The Edward Bernays College of Communication Management which is the first private institute specializing in communication management and public relations. The OFEL 2016 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 2016 Conference will be Professor Alessandro Zattoni, Ph.D., LUISSthe Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies. Rome, Italia. Keynote title: ‘Corporate governance: to incentive efficient value creation and to promote fair value distribution’.

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 2016 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


15 November 2015
3 December 2015
29 December 2015

26 January 2016

9 February 2016
16 February 2016
2 March 2016

Abstract Submission (Extended Deadline) but-new-intext
Abstract Acceptance Notice (Extended Deadline) but-new-intext
Full Paper Submission

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


OFEL 2016 Tracks
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Governance Management Entrepreneurship Communication
  • Stakeholder approach to the firm
  • Models of participative management
  • Responsible entrepreneurship
  • Corporate communication
  • Role of stakeholders in corporate governance processes
  • Organizational leadership and participative management
  • Social responsible investing (SRI)
  • Communication management
  • Employee participation and ownership
  • Management of cooperative organization
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Crisis communication
  • Cooperatives and self-management models
  • Workplace democracy
  • Sustainable development, regional development and entrepreneurship
  • Social networks in organizations
  • Responsible corporate governance, value creation and risk management
  • Identity and sense making in participative organization
  • Stakeholding  and entrepreneurship
  • Mass media communication
  • Gender issues in corporate governance
  • Economic Inequality and management
  • Entrepreneurship and crowdfunding
  • Organizational culture
  • Power and trust in corporate governance
  • Postmodernism and management
  • Entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • Shaping organizational image
  • Corporate governance and stewardship theory
  • Critical approaches to management and strategic management
  • Strategies, business models, processes and  practices for innovation and responsible entrepreneurship
  • Integrated organizational communication
  • Corporate governance: a resource dependence perspective
  • Governance and management towards social responsibility
  • Policy frameworks and measures for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Strategic communication
  • Trade unions and corporate governance
  • Resource mobilization in new ventures and social responsibility
  • Organizational communication tools & techniques



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 2016 conference at: http://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-conference.

Selected papers will be published in special issue of the European Journal of Economics and Management - www.ejemjournal.com

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,
Ivana Kovač, Ph.D.
President of the Organizing Committee


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