IMRA-RIT ACMT International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

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IMRA-RIT ACMT International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

International Management Research Academy (IMRA) London, United Kingdom, in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) USA – American College of Management & Technology (ACMT) Zagreb, Croatia, successfully convened IMRA & RIT-ACMT International Conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The participants and authors were from 18 countries including Australia, Congo, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America, making this a global conference.
Zagreb Croatia Conference

“Management in an Interconnected World”

The Westin Zagreb Hotel,
IzidoraKršnjavog 1,
Zagreb 10000,

16th to 17th May 2013

Countries Represented
Participants & Presenters
Technical Sessions
Accepted Submissions
Keynote Speakers

Conference Theme
“Management in an Interconnected World”

The theme of the conference is ‘Management in an Interconnected World’. The increasing penetration of technology in every sphere of life across the globe is changing the way we interact with individuals, institutions and the overall environment. For the first time in human history we are experiencing global trends occurring at breakneck speed. This has resulted in increasing interdependencies within trade environment, novel grass root innovations and networked knowledge transfer.

While we can observe significant homogeneity in these trends, management eco-systems will also need to evolve to integrate better with these changes. However, many organisations across the world still seem to be either complacent or ill-prepared for this interconnected economy. The aim of the 2013 IMRA International Conference is to offer a platform to debate and promote collaborations and connections between academic and corporate participants from different fields of management to facilitate learning among the participants to better manage this strategic window of opportunity. Based on the success of the past international conferences organized by IMRA, we believe that IMRA will become a collaborative catalyst helping develop a multi-disciplinary dialogue among the participants.

Contributions include areas as follows:

  • Strategic management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organization behavior
  • International management
  • Operations management
  • Technology and Innovations management
  • Public and not-for-profit management

Important Links

Important information regarding this conference can be found on the following links:

  1. IMRA-RIT ACMT International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia
  2. IMRA
  3. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Zagreb, Croatia
  4. Registration (closed)
  5. Online Submissions (closed)
  6. Request for Visa letter (closed)
  7. Journal Special Issue: (scroll down and click on 2013)
  8. Journal: RIThink Multidisciplinary Online Journal, IMRA Special Issue on Management in an interconnected world. Publication: RIT-ACMT, Zagreb, Croatia. RIThink brings together scientists, researchers, experts, and students in an open academic discourse of innovative ideas, both tested and untested. (ISSN: 1848-5324)
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About IMRA, London, UK

IMRA Mission:

International Management Research Academy (IMRA) is a global academy dedicated to the continuous and effective development of management theory and practice. IMRA’s mission is to be a collaborative catalyst between academics and practitioners in fostering relationships via creation, assistance and dissemination of cutting-edge management thinking.

IMRA aims to become a collaborative catalyst between academics and practitioners in fostering relationships via creation, assistance and dissemination of cutting-edge management thinking.

Based in London, United Kingdom, IMRA has more than 800 members spread across in more than 50 countries of the world.

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IMRA accomplishes this by:

1. Organizing conferences and events which bring people from academia, research organizations, government, social sector and private sector, together on a single platform and paving a path for networking and fruitful stakeholder interaction.
2. Publishing cutting edge academic and professional articles via academic journals and magazines in the field of management.
3. Developing an online forum
providing an opportunity for members to interact and network and thus build mutually beneficial collaborations.

About Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Zagreb, Croatia

The American College of Management and Technology (RIT/ACMT) in Croatia is a global campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, United States of America. Established in 1995, RIT/ACMT offers dually accredited diplomas American degrees (accredited by the New York Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) and Croatian degrees (fully accredited and aligned with the Bologna process).

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), United States of America, is ranked among Top Master’s Universities by the USA News & World Report and is ranked 7th in the Best Universities North Region in 2013. American College of Management & Technology (ACMT) is the Croatia partner of RIT. RIT-ACMT offers various programmes in management, tourism, hospitality and technology, and attracts students from all over the world.

RIT/ACMT attracts students from all over Croatia and around the world. Currently 30 percent of the student body of RIT/ACMT, is international students from such countries as Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Germany, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South African Republic, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America. Each year more than 70 students from RIT’s main campus of USA, study at ACMT. Students can earn their degree in one of two exciting locations: Dubrovnik or Zagreb. They also have the opportunity to study for two terms on the campus in Rochester, New York, USA.

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Who can attend the conference

The maximum benefit of attending this international conference shall be to researchers, academics, management consultants, corporate professionals, corporate trainers, government officials, representatives of think tanks, social service organizations, entrepreneurs, doctoral and master’s students.

Conference Chairs

  • Ernie STARK, Logikos and Experientia, United States of America
  • Jatin PANCHOLI, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
  • Paurav SHUKLA, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
  • Shawn STURGEON, Rochester Institute of Technology-American College of Management and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia

Committee & Track Chairs

  • Bernadett KOLES, Initiative for Regulatory Innovation Center, Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary
  • Jayadev M, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
  • Justin PAUL, University of Washington, Washington, United States of America
  • M THENMOZHI, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Maura SHEEHAN, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Phani Tej ADIDAM, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States of America
  • Xuanwei CAO, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

Benefits to the Participants

  • Learn and acquire cutting edge international knowledge in various disciplines of management from internationally reputed experts.

  • Recognition of your work on international platform as a participant or paper/poster/book presenter.

  • ISBN based Conference Proceedings

  • In the heart of the capital of Croatia, in the city of Zagreb.

  • Potentially identify your future collaborative partner among international, vibrant and scholarly IMRA Members community.

  • International platform to meet corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, government & policy makers from various countries.

  • Selected full papers to be published in refereed journals (previous publishers include Springer, Emerald, etc.)

  • Excursion / Industrial Visits (to be paid separately)

Conference Highlights

Practitioners’ Perspectives

Learn and acquire cutting edge international knowledge in various disciplines of management from internationally reputed experts.

Zagreb Croatia


Grand Valley State University, USA

“Innovation in the Automobile Industry”


Managing Director, Hauska & Partner consulting company, Croatia

“Sustainability issues in an interconnected world”


CEO, Science & Technology Park University of Rijeka, Croatia

“Innovative business models in an interconnected world”


Founder & CEO, PMMentor Consulting Company, Croatia

“The High Price of Poor Execution in an interconnected world”


  • Benoit GALICHET
  • Scott LEE
  • Ernie STARK
  • Paurav SHUKLA
  • Jatin PANCHOLI
  • Shawn STURGEON
  • Bernadett KOLES
  • Peter NAGY
  • Balakrishnan KONDATH
  • Tibor VOROS

Research Output Submission Categories
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These represent the summary up to 1,000 words of the research work. It can be a fully completed work or work in progress. All submissions will pass through the double-blind review process and once reviewed, accepted and registered (in-person / in absentia), will be included in the published conference proceedings (International Standard Book Number: 978-0-9573841-1-8.).

These represent the completed original work by the authors. The full-papers in this category once reviewed, accepted and registered (in-person / in absentia) will be included in the competition for the awards.

These represent findings from a current working paper. Authors display posters of their research, distribute their papers, and are available to discuss and answer questions during the assigned poster session.

These represent fully published textbooks, reference books and any other relevant books authored / co-authored by the participant(s). The book must be published already. The books in progress or books reviewed but not yet published will not be considered. The in-house books for limited audience such shall NOT be accepted in this category.

Panel Discussion: Publish or Perish

Panel Convenor:
Middlesex University,
United Kingdom

Scott LEE
University of Nevada at Las Vegas,

Session Chair:
Glasgow Caledonian University,
United Kingdom


Research Round Table:
Business Higher Education in a Networked Society:
Challenges and Opportunities

Panel Convenor:
Bernadett KOLES
Central European University,

Peter NAGY
Corvinus University of Budapest,

Balakrishnan KONDATH
IBS Business School,

Centarl European University,

Inauguration and Keynote Speech

Logikos and Experientia ,

Ernie Stark


Dean’s Welcome:

Key Note Speech:
Holcim Slovensko and VSH,

Award Ceremony & Valedictory Session

Frostburg State University,


Logikos and Experientia,

Ernie Stark

Sight-seeing Tour at
Zagreb, Croatia

The participants who are interested to join this tour are requested to assemble at the Reception area of the Westin Hotel at 12 noon sharp. The tour bus-stop is 10 minutes walking distance. The tour ticket price is 70 kuna (10 euros approximately), to be paid directly to the tour operator.

Conference Call for Submissions Brochure


Conference Programme Brochure


Feedback from past participants