Hybrid = online, virtually + in person
December 5, 2024
The 9th International Scientific-Business Conference titled: Leadership, Innovation, Management and Economics: Integrated Politics of Research – LIMEN 2023 was held on December 7, 2023, at the Graz University of Technology, Kopernikusgasse 24, Graz, Austria.
LIMEN 2023 Full Paper Submission Deadline
Preliminary conference proceedings content of the LIMEN 2023 conference
Nearly 250 authors will give their contribution to the conference with 136 abstracts/papers from 23 different countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- United Arab Emirates
The organizing is an evolutionary phenomenon, distinctive because of laws of existence and maintaining all structures in all processes of their functioning.
As such, it is a civilizational phenomenon also that occurs as a component of human, individual and social activities and as a factor in the overall development of man and society.
On the other hand, as a deliberate human activity, organizing involves seeking solutions to problems that occur on the way to achieving specific goals.
No goal can be achieved without appropriate or necessary, or at least minimal organization of conditions, factors and processes needed for goal achievement.
However, the modern era requires new types of leaders and managers, and new forms of organization; demands those who are willing and able to lead the company / corporation / state, in a distinct competitive environment, with all the good and bad sides brought by the globalization of world economy.
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The organizers of LIMEN conference have recognized the problem that nowadays exists in most modern organizations: so much management and too little of leadership. In fact, leadership is a major and crucial phase of management. Being a leader means having a certain social impact in order to maximize the efforts of others aimed at achieving the defined objectives.
Bearing in mind the challenges of a dynamic engagement in contemporary organizations, it is clear that within the analysis of these important subjects should be applied interdisciplinary approach. For this reason, the main theme of the conference LIMEN will be processed through the following key topics.
LIMEN Conference Key Topics
- Leaders and Leadership
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Blockchain Technology
- Business Analytics
- Management of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
- Virtual Enterprises
- Contemporary Strategic Management
- Financial Management and Banking
- Marketing Management
- Project Management
- GREEN Management
- Tourism Management
- Risk Management
- Natural Resource Management
- Quality Management
- Agile Management
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Business Process Management
- Management of New Technologies
- Management Information Systems
- Information Security Management
- Internet of Things (IoT) Technology
- Education Management
- Intercultural Management
- Public Sector Management
- Human Resources Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse management
- Consumer Relationship Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Business Ethics
- Environmental Economics
- International Economics
- Ecological Economics
- Financial Economics
- Health Economics
- Agricultural Economics
- Law and Economics
- Economy of Tourism
- Labour Law
- Business Law
The aim of the conference is to bring together the academic community and publication of their papers with the purpose of popularization of science and their personal and collective affirmation. The unique program will combine the presentation of the latest scientific developments in these areas, interactive discussions and other forms of interpersonal exchange of experiences.
LIMEN Conference Partner Institutions
The Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE-UE), part of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Research, University of Evora, is a Portuguese research unit created in 2006 by a group of researchers from the University of Evora. Still hosted by this university, CEFAGE has currently also branches located at three other institutions: Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade do Algarve and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Science and Technology).
The main priority of CEFAGE is to promote high-quality research in Economics and Management. In 2007, in its first evaluation by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), CEFAGE achieved the highest grade: Excellent.
The Department of Law, Economics and Sociology, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy was established in 2011. It aims to provide a significant and constant contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in different and heterogeneous areas.
The objectives of the Department of Law, Economics and Sociology, University of Magna Graecia are the improvement of the quantity, quality and visibility of scientific production, the promotion and strengthening of internationalization processes, the encouragement of interdisciplinary integration, group scientific activity and specialization, support for training and research.
The Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, represents a significant educational and research institution that establishes an independent and creative environment supporting the knowledge of economic disciplines, the creation of innovations, and transfer and capitalization of knowledge based on the mutual cooperation of teachers, students, and representatives of the business sphere and public institutions from South Bohemia, the Czech Republic and from abroad.
The Faculty emphasizes the development of modern forms of education, strengthening the practical skills of its graduates (project teaching, students’ involvement in science and research) and internationalization (study programs in English and joint programs with foreign universities).
European Professors of Industrial Engineering and Management (EPIEM) is a growing European-wide network, connecting researchers and professors at European universities within the academic IEM field. The goal of EPIEM is to initiate and to foster collaboration between IEM academics across Europe to enhance the field of IEM.
Ideally, an “EPIEMer” conducts research to become a great and inspiring teacher for “ESTIEMers” in order to help them to start a successful career in academia and/or industry. EPIEMers believe that a person who conducts research, is “able to think in an analytical way within complex correlations and environments“. Consequently, as this person thinks complex issues efficiently and effectively through to the end, he or she is competent e.g. to teach at Higher Education Institutions, to complete a PhD and/or to manage an (industrial/technology) firm successfully.
LIMEN Conference is co-organized by
The Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Economics Sciences at Graz University of Technology consists of a dynamic, enthusiastic and flexible team, operating as industrial engineers, knowledge managers, teachers and consultants in the fields of Business Economics, Management Accounting, Industrial Sociology and Communication. The institute creates added value by scientific teaching and applied research in the fields of “Management Control, Accounting and Finance”, “Human Resource Management and Industrial Sociology” and “Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management”.
Research and teaching at the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Economics Sciences at Graz University of Technology aims to achieve and maintain effectiveness and efficiency of firms in industrial markets.
Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans (Udekom Balkans) headquartered in Belgrade – Serbia is a non-governmental and non-profit association, founded in 2014 to support the development of scientific thought in the region, development of management and economics profession, as well as education of its members and the general public.
The objectives of the UdEkoM Balkans are:
1. The development of science and education in order to promote the economic development of the Balkans, the increase of the GDP and raising of living standards;
2. Preservation and development of the general fund of knowledge and overall scientific and professional personnel in the social sciences, especially in economics and management…
LIMEN Conference is indexed in the Web of Science
LIMEN Conference is indexed in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Social Sciences and Humanities) with 2021 issue (all succeeding issues are under evaluation).
Presentation mode for the 9th LIMEN conference
The conference will be held in a hybrid form (online and virtually via online meeting platform and in person). There are three options for presentation.
1. On spot presentation in Graz (Austria) – each presenter will have 7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for Q/A;
2. Virtual presentation: Participants who would like to join us via virtual presentation should email us their video presentation narrated in English in a duration of max 7 minutes;
3. Online (live presentation): Participants who would like to join us via online (live) presentation will be able to present their papers live. Each presenter will have 7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for Q/A.
Details about these options (software, submission deadline of “voice over PowerPoint” presentation, etc.) will be provided to participants after abstract submission.
Inter-University Pre-Conference Research Seminar: How to be Effective in Answering to Reviewers
December 6, 2023
(Available only in-person)
Three Austrian Universities of Technology:
Vienna University of Technology, Graz University of Technology and University of Leoben along with EPIEM (European Professors of Industrial Engineering and Management)
The participation in this seminar is free of charge, as the seminar costs will be covered by the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology as well as the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences of TU Graz.
Final registration deadline is November 21, 2023.
The „first registration – first serve“ principle will be applied, as long as the participants fit into the target group.
Registration is managed by Amila Omazic, BSc. MSc. over e-mail: amila.omazic(at)tugraz.at
Venue (only in-person)
Graz University of Technology, VTU Seminarraum (MFEG200), Inffeldgasse 25/F, ground floor, 8010 Graz, Austria
Graz University of Technology, Working Group “Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management“ of the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology
Goal of this Seminar
The seminar aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to reviewer comments and improve the chances of their research paper being accepted for publication. During the seminar, participants will learn about the review process and they will learn how to identify common reviewer comments. Attendees will be provided with strategies for crafting effective responses to reviewer comments. They will learn how to review and revise their manuscript in light of reviewer comments
In addition, the seminar will cover tips for navigating the review process, including how to communicate effectively with editors and reviewers, how to manage timelines and deadlines, and how to address any conflicts or challenges that arise during the review process. Participants will also learn how to address unfocused, generic, and out-of-scope comments, as well as those types of comments that are „impossible“ to answer.
This seminar is designed for IEM scholars as well as master students, PhD students, post-doc students, early-stage researchers or faculty members who are planning to apply the presented knowledge in their social science research projects and teaching.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
Session 1 (8:30am to 10:00am)
• The review process and common reviewer comments
Session 2 (10:15am to 11:45am)
• Strategies for effective responses
Session 3 (1:00pm to 2:30pm)
• Tips for revising the manuscript
Session 4 (2:45pm to 3:30pm)
• Tips for comments „impossible“ to answer
Session 5 (3:45pm to 4:30pm)
• Communication and how to manage timelines and deadlines
Radu Godina is currently an Assistant Professor at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 indexed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings papers in such topics as industrial symbiosis, sustainability, lean manufacturing, electric vehicles, circular economy, life cycle assessment and quality control.
He has published with 22 international universities and 10 distinct enterprises and/or corporations.
He recently is developing research in the project Microstructural Engineering and Integrated Non-Destructive Testing – Smart-WAAM obtained through European Institute of Innovation & Technology Raw Materials.
LIMEN 2023 Keynote speaker: Prof. dr. sc. Sandra Lovrenčić
Full Professor, Head of Department of theoretical and applied foundations of information sciences, Head of Centre for volunteering and humanitarian work