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OFEL 2017

5th International OFEL Conference on Governance,
Management and Entrepreneurship


The Paradoxes of Leadership and Governance
in the Postmodern Society

7th – 8th April 2017

Dubrovnik, Croatia




We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 7th–8th April 2017 for the 5th International OFEL Conference, hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

OFEL 2016 was our fourth conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 4 major tracks. The OFEL 2017 conference offers a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to leadership, governance, management, communication, and entrepreneurship to share their thinking and latest research findings.

In conjunction with the OFEL conference an academic writing workshop was held by the Academy of Management (AoM) OMT Division for early career researchers from Universities in Europe. We are very pleased to announce that the academic writing workshop will be held as a part of the OFEL 2017 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


20 October 2016
14 November 2016
20 November 2016
15 January 2017

31 January 2017

9 February 2017
16 February 2017
2 March 2017

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

Notification of Paper Acceptance but-new-intext
(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 & Leadership Entrepreneurship Communication
  • Governance in the postmodern society
  • Leadership in the postmodern society
  • Paradoxes of entrepreneurship  in the postmodern society
  • Communication in the postmodern society
  • The boards in the postmodern organizations
  • Evidence-based management in the postmodern society
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication crisis
  • Role of stakeholders in corporate governance processes
  • Economic inequality and new leadership
  • Intrapreneurship issues
  • Leadership, governance and communication
  • Employee participation and ownership
  • Management and leadership in cooperative organization
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Modernism, postmodernism and communication
  • Cooperatives and self-management models
  • Gender, race, and diversity in postmodern organisations
  • Sustainable development, regional development and entrepreneurship
  • Gender, race, and diversity in communication studies
  • Responsible corporate governance, value creation and risk management
  • Identity and sense making in postmodern organizations
  • Stakeholding and entrepreneurship
  • Mass media communication
  • Gender issues in corporate governance
  • Social networks in organizations
  • Entrepreneurship and crowdfunding
  • Narratives, communication and shaping organizational image
  • Governance in interfirm collaborations (alliances, networks, open innovation)
  • Servant leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • Communication and organisation identity
  • Power and trust in corporate governance
  • New leadership and participative management
  • Social responsible investing (SRI)
  • Organizational communication tools & techniques
  • Governance of the state-owned companies
  • Narratives, myths and symbols in postmodern organizations
  • Strategies, business models, processes and  practices for innovation and responsible entrepreneurship
  • Strategic communication issues
  • Corporate governance and stewardship theory
  • Critical approaches to management and strategic management
  • Policy frameworks and measures for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Corporate governance: a resource dependence perspective
  • Governance and management towards social responsibility
  • Resource mobilization in new ventures and social responsibility


  • Trade unions and corporate governance




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 2017 conference at: http://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-conference and also you can see OFEL 2016 photo gallery at: http://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-2016-photo-gallery.

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,

The OFEL Organizing Committee


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Governance In Interfirm Collaborations (Alliances, Networks, Open Innovation)

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