5th International Conference “An Enterprise Odyssey: From Crisis to Prosperity – Challenges for  (ODYSSEY2009)

Venue: Milenij Grand hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta****, Opatija, Croatia

Location: Opatija, Croatia

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2010 End Date/Time: May 26, 2010
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2009
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The markets are volatile and financial resources for business and government are scarce. Following a substantial contraction in GDP, weakness in
economic activity is expected to persist over the
coming quarters as the structural imbalances and financial market tensions continue. Rapid changes in business, government and social environment cause extensive restructuring of national
economies. However, the history has shown that crises produce challenges and opportunities. The downturn creates broad opportunities for winners and losers just like the boom. Managing crises
requires commitment, knowledge and skills how to handle problems successfully at government and business levels.

As the gap between crisis and prosperity is wide, so is the range of our Conference topics:
Auditing and accounting
Business ethics
Compensation management
Crisis management
Economic growth and development
Environmental economics and management
Financial markets and regulation
Industrial policy
Innovative business models
IT Governance & e-Business
Labor issues and HRM
Macroeconomic management
Marketing management & strategy
Organizational change and development
Protectionism and regulation
Risk management
Role of government
Role of education and business schools
SME & entrepreneurship
Tourism economics and management
Other relevant topics


V.C.Emina 6, 51410 Opatija, Croatia

Additional Information

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words by October 31, 2009 to the Organizing Committee. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Also provide up to five key words and JEL classification codes (http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/jel_class_system.html). Full names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone, fax numbers and e-mail address should be included. All abstracts and final papers will be blind refereed by at least two reviewers. The authors will receive feedback from the Organizing Committee at the latest by November 30, 2009. Full-length papers must be submitted by January 30, 2010. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE IS ENGLISH Extended abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. CD-ROM with full papers will be distributed among the participants at the Conference (both infer an ISBN reference and are indexed/referenced in EconLit, ProQuest and EBSCO). Selected papers will be considered for publication in a separate volume of journals Acta Turistica and Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business (ZIREB). Registration fee Before April 10, 2010: €350 After April 10, 2010: €390 Registration fee includes: Conference proceedings (backpack with book of abstracts and CD with full papers) Welcome cocktail Refreshments during breaks Conference gala dinner Excursion