SMEs in the Light of Experiences and New Ideas (SMEs)

Venue: Turgut Ozal University

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Event Date/Time: May 23, 2012 End Date/Time: May 24, 2012
Registration Date: May 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 16, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2012
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A congress with a title “SMEs in the Light of Experiences and New Ideas” will be organized under the collaboration of Turgut Ozal University and TUSKON on 23-24 May 2012 in Ankara, Turkey where the experiences and new ideas will be gathered. The aim of the congress is to put forward the evaluations on the position of SMEs both in Turkey and in the world, share experiences, discuss new ideas, introduce innovation opportunities through critical and analytical studies, with an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplined approach.

SMEs are the institutions which deserve the most support from the university and private sector collaboration as a real accumulator of the economy. While SMEs contributing the economy through competing with the big companies by producing final products and services; they also contribute to the economy by supporting the development of these big companies through producing products as a supplier. Accordingly, they co-exist with the big companies as they form a supplier industry. SMEs are the fundamental component of the competition based free market stability from an economical point of view and societal stability from a social perspective for most of the other countries, with their considerable number, employment volume, value of production, their contribution to the development and wide dispersion of ownership. In Turkey SMEs constitutes the majority of the enterprises (99.8%) and this ratio is indicator of the importance of SMEs in economy.

SME Congress will bring the scholars study on SMEs, private sector representatives and founders/managers of SMEs and also the experiences and new ideas of scientists together. Congress will present new strategies and raise awareness on contemporary management techniques for SMEs. The role of SMEs in global markets will be investigated and the new equilibriums for the expansion to international markets will be evaluated. Congress will strengthen the national and international collaboration opportunities. Additionally, by strengthening the collaboration between universities and private sector it will provide possibilities for the generation of new approaches for SMEs. Consequently, while universities will be able to prepare human resources for SMEs, SMEs will have the opportunity to follow contemporary knowledge.

All the papers directly or indirectly related to SME subject which is also appropriate for the innovation theme may be presented as a proceeding. Additionally like academic participants, private sector representatives may also contribute to the congress by submitting papers or poster presentations.

Some of the subject titles for papers are presented below but not limited with the subjects below:

Subject Titles:

SMEs in the Light of Experience and New Ideas

Innovation for SMEs
New approaches and innovation for SMEs in globalization
The effect of innovation on the integration of global markets for SMEs
Research and development activities in SMEs
The effect of computer aided design on product development of SMEs
New strategies in SMEs production process
New approaches on SMEs management
The value and importance of cultural interactions on innovation
New information Technologies and changes on information processing procedure of SMEs
Clustering-Enhancing capacity of SMEs in global markets
Transformation of SMEs in European Union (EU) integration progress
New strategies and strategic collaboration opportunities in SMEs
The role of engineering science on product development
The relationship between innovation and product design
Contemporary management techniques in SMEs
Analysis of curriculum of university faculties in terms of innovation
Research on joint R&D and innovation applications for SMEs
Eco-innovation applications
These subject titles are only presented as suggestions; all other studies related to the innovation theme will be accepted.

Moreover, poster presentations with substantial virtual materials and films (documentary or feature film) related to the titles of the congress will also be taken into consideration. All the accepted papers will be published as full-length manuscripts.

The language of the congress is Turkish and English. Parallel sessions will be organized according to the accepted submissions language. Abstracts limited to 100-200 words in length with five keywords including the contact information of the authors’ should be submitted no later than 15 November 2011. Accepted abstracts will be announced by 30 November 2011. The final full-length manuscripts of the accepted abstracts should be submitted no later than 31 January 2012.

The subjects titles of the congress will be clustered around common topics and parallel sessions will be organized. Additionally a separate session will be organized to bring the academics, graduate level and doctoral degree students and elite managers of the private sector together.

Pre-organized session proposals will be accepted with a minimum of three and maximum of five contributors. In that case, the session proposal abstract, five keywords, abstracts of the papers, the contact information of session chair and the author(s) and (if any) argumentative(s) should be submitted.

Please submit abstracts through the online system at For more information you may e-mail your questions to address or you can visit the web site.

The accepted final submissions will be announced by 20 February 2012.



Additional Information

Congress registration and participation fees: Congress registration and participation fees Early Registration Until 16 March 2012 Late Registration Until 15 May 2012 Participation with presentation 100 € 125 € Poster presentation 75 € 100 € Participation 50 € 75 € Congress registration and participation fees for students Early Registration Until 16 March 2012 Late Registration Until 15 May 2012 Participation with presentation 75 € 100 € Poster presentation 50 € 75 € Swift Code: ASYATRIS IBAN Number: TR 10 0020 8001 2402 4022 2800 32 Important dates of the congress: Dates 31 January 2012 Tuesday Deadline for the full-length manuscript submissions 20 February 2012 Monday Announcement of the accepted manuscripts 16 March 2012 Friday Deadline for the early registration 15 May 2012 Tuesday Deadline for the late registration 23-24 May 2012 Wednesday-Thursday International SME Congress