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OFEL 2018

6th International OFEL Conference on Governance,
Management and Entrepreneurship


New Business Models and Institutional
Entrepreneurs: Leading Disruptive Change

13th – 14th April 2018

Dubrovnik, Croatia




We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 13th–14th April 2018 for the 6th International OFEL Conference, hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

OFEL 2017 was our fifth conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 4 major tracks. The OFEL 2018 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 speakers at OFEL 2018 will be Professors Kamal Munir, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis and Dr. Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin, a full professor of economics at Istanbul Medeniyet University in Istanbul, Turkey.

In conjunction with the OFEL 2017 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 2018 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 2017
15 November 2017
30 January 2018

31 January 2018

9 February 2018
16 February 2018
2 March 2018

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 2018 Tracks
Topics include but are not limited to:
Governance Management & Leadership Entrepreneurship Education
  • Governance in the era of disruptive change
  • Disruptive change and rethinking the role of manager
  • Institutional entrepreneurship
  • The impact of digitalization on education
  • Leadership, governance and
  • Managing organizational processes and change
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • New trends and challenges in education
  • The role of disruptive stakeholders in corporate governance
  • Technological disruption and crisis management
  • Entrepreneurship in times of digital transformation
  • Competency based learning
  • Board oversight and changes of corporate boards
  • Disruptive change and evidence-based management
  • Leading disruptive change
  • E-learning and innovative education
  • Corporate governance: an institutional perspective
  • Organizational sense making and sense giving
  • Entrepreneurship and innovative business models
  • Education management
  • Responsible corporate governance, value creation and new business models
  • Leadership for new business models
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • University spin-offs
  • Gender and diversity in corporate governance
  • Social networks in organizations
  • Crowdfunding and alternative financing
  • Technology in teaching and learning
  • Governance in interfirm collaborations (alliances, networks, open innovation)
  • Critical approaches to management and strategic management
  • Big data and entrepreneurship
  • Teacher training and curriculum design
  • Power and trust in corporate governance
  • New leadership and participative management
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Leading changes in the student learning experience
  • Cooperatives and alternative governance models
  • Use of social media in change management
  • Entrepreneurship in the sharing economy
  • Learning and social inclusion



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 2018 conference at: https://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-conference and also you can see OFEL 2017 photo gallery at: https://www.ciru.hr/index.php/ofel-2017-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. 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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