The International Conference SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD; the 5th Editi (SMEs2011)

Venue: Faculty of Business, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 20, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 20, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2011
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Babes-Bolyai University, The Faculty of Business announces
September 22nd-24th, 2011
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Conference Objectives:
The main objective of the present conference is to encourage researches concerning SMEs in a globalized world through networking and collaboration between academics and practitioners.
The conference also aims to serve as a forum between entrepreneurs, managers, academics and researchers who are invited to exchange information, knowledge and experience in the broad filed of SMEs matters.

Conference Language: English.

Conference Main Topics:
 globalization: opportunity or threat for the SMEs;
 challenges for SMEs under the sign of globalization;
 development strategies for SMEs in the context of globalization;
 local, regional and global issues for SMEs;
 microfinance, angel finance, venture capital and the SMEs;
 taxation and accounting matters for SMEs;
 entrepreneurship;
 e-business and SMEs.

There will be organized a special section for undergraduate, master and PhD student papers.

Paper Submission – Calendar:
Abstract submission: March 20th, 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance: April 5th, 2011
Full paper submission: June 30th, 2011
Notification of accepted papers: July 31st, 2011
Early registration: August 31st, 2011
Confirmation of the participation: September 20th, 2011
For more details regarding the abstract and paper format, please see the last part of this announcement.

Paper Publication:
All submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed. The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (electronic); at least one author must be registered for the presentation of the paper at the conference. Selected papers will be published in the journal Studia Negotia (CEEOL and EBSCO indexed journal).

Details Regarding the Format of the Abstract and of the Paper (Information for the Authors)

Papers should be original and unpublished, and should not be under publication consideration with any other outlet.
Participants interested in presenting a paper should send a Word file (in English) including the paper title, the name of the author/ authors, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and an Abstract of maximum 500 words, no more than 5 key words and JEL classification: ( until March 20th, 2011.
This file – which has the role of registration form, too – should be sent by e-mail using one of the following e-mail addresses: or
Please include a separate page with the title, the name and the e-mail of the author/ authors for the double-blind review process. The page with the abstract should contain the title, the abstract, the key words and JEL classification.
The authors will be notified of the acceptance/ rejection of their proposals no later than April 5th, 2011.
The complete papers – in English – should be sent until June 30th, 2011.
The paper must be of maximum 15 pages – portrait or landscape (for tables and graphs) – including the Abstract, the References, and the Appendices.
The complete papers should be sent via e-mail using the e-mail addresses from above.
The notification of accepted papers will be done no later than July 31st, 2011.
Please respect the following paper format – Word-file:
Characters: Times New Roman
Line spacing: single
Paper title: 14 pt.
Name of the author/ authors: 12 pt.
Abstract: 10 pt.
Text: 12 pt.
Footnotes: 10 pt.
Top: 2.5 cm
Bottom: 2.5 cm
Left: 3 cm
Right: 3 cm
Gutter = 0, Header = 0; Footer = 0,
Please insert page numbers
= 0; Footer = 0
Please insert page numbers

The paper’s content must follow the structure below:
1. Introduction and Review of Literature;
2. Material and Method(s);
3. Results and Discussions;
4. Conclusions.


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Additional Information Registration fees: Early registration fee: Regular participants 120 EUR Undergraduate, master, PhD students, and AFER members 80 EUR Late registration fee (starting with September 1st, 2011): Regular participants 150 EUR Undergraduate, master, PhD students, and AFER members 100 EUR The registration fee includes: Conference proceedings – CD; Studia Negotia (CEEOL and EBSCO indexed journal) with selected papers; Refreshments; Dinners; Trip outside Cluj-Napoca during the 24th of September 2011; Late lunch for September 24th, 2011.