The 7th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2 (ICEIRD 2014)

Venue: Hilton Hotel

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT +2:00 hours) End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +2:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2014 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +2:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2014 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +2:00 hours)
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In the face of fragile economic recovery following the economic and

financial crisis of 2008, many firms all  around the world continue to

invest in growth-enhancing activities to achieve a sustainable

development. While the crisis has heavily hit all aspects of business

vested interests, investments in innovation, entrepreneurship  and

regional partnership have been the key priority to ensuring a strong

and stable economic growth.


The objective of the conference is to gather decision makers

(government, ministries and state agencies), innovation  experts

(universities, research and development centres, technology transfer

centres, start-up centres) and practitioners  (smes, business

incubators and business support organisations) to generate discussion

and exchange on the potential of  entrepreneurship promotion and

innovation to national and regional competitiveness.





Creativity, Complexity and Competitiveness Issues for Small and Medium

Enterprises (SMEs) in SEE vs. other regions  (EU and other)


* Leveraging e-skills for innovation in the knowledge society

* Managing and Leveraging Complexity, Creativity and Innovation in SMEs

* Trust, Respect, Culture and Collaboration Issues for SMEs in SEE vs.

   other regions (EU and other)

* Leadership and Management practices that can be applied to SMEs

* SME Knowledge management and technology transfer

* SME Business process modeling

* New Technology Ventures Financing

* Business incubation management and leadership

* Human Resources Practices for promoting innovation for SMEs



South East European Entrepreneurial Innovation Clusters


* SMEs' Entrepreneurship as an Innovation Driver

* Opportunities and barriers for closer cooperation between South East

   European SMEs in Innovation & Entrepreneurship:



Strategic Integration vs. Flexibility and SME Competitiveness


* Innovation Clusters, Technology Transfer and Social Entrepreneurship

* Social Networking as Driver of EICs formation

* Science & Technology Parks and EICs

* Young and Women Entrepreneurs development via EICs

* Benchmarking of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Best Practices in the


* Innovation policy in SMEs



Technology Innovation, Transfer and Commercialization across

Governement, University, Industry domains


* The role of the State and Public Policy with regards to SME Innovation

   and Entrepreneurship

* Governmental and regional policies on entrepreneurship and innovation

* Entrepreneurial Universities and Entrepreneurial Innovation Clusters

* Entrepreneurship education

* University - Industry collaboration

* ICT and SME Regional competitiveness

* SMEs and the role of the Innovation Zone (business centers and


* Intangibles Valuation and Intellectual Property Rights

* Innovative Supply Chain Management practices in SEE

* Innovative Supply Chains

* Information Technology proliferation in SEE SMEs



ICEIRD í14 invites submissions of papers related to all the topics of

interest of the conference.  Papers that address collaborations between

industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on

any  of the conference themes are welcome.  For more information on the

conference topics, visit the ICEIRD 2014 webpage







* Full Papers (for review)


Authors are requested to submit a full paper of 6-10 pages in either

Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format using the template found on the

ICEIRD 2014 webpage ( The template has

all the styles required for formatting the text.  The easiest way to

prepare the camera ready is to download the template, delete all

exixting text, add your unformatted text and  use the styles (top-left

drop down menu) to format it. Only papers in this format will be

published. Submitted papers, which will go  under blind review by at

least two referees, must be submitted electronically through the

EasyChair Conference System:




* Camera Ready Papers (after acceptance)


Following acceptance, authors are requested to sumbit a camera-ready

paper using the template found on the website

( to the secretariat of ICEIRD2014 by

email ( in both Microsoft Word or PDF format.



* Guidelines for Presentations


Each presentation will last 20 minutes (15 + 5 minutes for questions).

All rooms are fully equiped. Presenters will be requested to  upload

their presentation at least 15 minutes before the start of their

session. Presenters could also use their own laptop. Techinal  support

will be provided.



* Proceedings


The Conference Proceedings, including all papers presented, will be

published as a SEERC book edited by the Conference Chairs.



* Post-Conference Special Journal Issues


Selected high quality papers from the conference will be recommended

for publication in the special issues of international journals.  For

more information please visit the ICEIRD 2014 webpage




The official language of the conference is English.


Publication is dependent on at least one author registering to attend

ICEIRD 2014.


Submissions should be submitted to the easychair account on or before

the deadline:  >





Full paper submission: 1st of March 2014

Notification of paper acceptance: 15th of March 2014

Earlybird registration: 31th of March 2014

Camera ready paper submission: 31th of March 2014





Prof. George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus - General



Prof. Panos H. Ketikidis, CITY College - International Faculty of the

University of Sheffield, Greece - Co-Chair


Stavriana A. Kofteros, Special Entrepreneurship & RDI Adviser,

Democratic Rally (DISY), Cyprus - Co-Chair



Hilton Hotel
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue,