Call for papers

The main aim of the Congress is to build bridges and strengthen connections between the academia and businesses. As such, the presentation of papers is open to members of both the academic and business communities, with relevant research in the field of business sciences.

Relevant topics

  1. Academic competences / labour market expectations
  2. Knowledge transfer
  3. Intellectual property protection
  4. Emerging businesses
  5. Organisational behaviour
  6. Innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability



  • Oral presentation (10 minutes):
  • Poster (90cm wide x 120cm high)


Abstract Template

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract until 10 September. Acceptance of abstract does not imply acceptance of full paper afterwards.

All contributions must be original - written in English, Portuguese, Spanish, or Galician – and will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

Presentations are subjected to the registration of at least one of the authors of the paper.

Process of Submission
Abstracts must be electronically submitted through the Submission Form, available on  this webpage.

For more information please send an email to

Invitation to Publish

All accepted abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts (e-book), unless otherwise indicated by authors.

Selected authors will be invited to submit a full and revised version of their papers for publication in the peer-reviewed Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies ( (SCOPUS)


Key dates

Abstract Submission Deadline (max. 1000 words/ 2 pages): extended until 10 September 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstract: 1 October 2018

Registration deadline: 29 October 2018

Congress dates: 30-31 October 2018

Submission form
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Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline

10 September

Notification of Acceptance/ Non-acceptance of Abstract
1 October


Registration deadline

           29 October