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    Call for Papers

    “Contemporary Views of Business: Partnering for the future” (Combi2010) is an important forum for knowledge co-creation and intellectual exchange emphasising partnering and international knowledge transfer as sources of competitive edge. In Combi2010, you are reserved plenty of time for lively dialogue, responsive thought transference and ideation. In fact, letting the participant interaction to come to fruition, is how Combi2010 concept differs from the mainstream of conferences.

    Combi2010 joins the great minds of academics, business leaders and other professionals from both private and public sectors to share and co-create knowledge on business-related topics. Furthermore, Combi2010 actively seeks to promote synergies between business and academia. Combi2010 increases the integration of local enterprises, regional authority and other local actors with research entities and HEIs. As a result of attending this international conference, new business solutions and activities are expected to arise among the participants.

    ONLINE submission of papers opens at www.combi2010.fi on

    4 January 2010 and closes 31 March 2010

    The submitted manuscripts undergo a 2-stage peer review process consisting of the editorial consideration by the Organising Committee and Track Chairs, and the double-blind peer reviews by international referees representing the field subject of the manuscript.

    Guidelines for Authors

    In this call, only full-length manuscripts are considered sufficient to be sent out for evaluation. Abstracts must be sent via Call for Posters and are to be presented as posters in the Conference. Upon acceptance, at least one author is obligated to register for the Conference and at least one author must appear at the Conference to present the paper.

    The best papers chosen by Track Chairs are eligible for publication as double blind peer reviewed articles at least in the International Journal of Technology Diffusion and International Journal of Management Innovation Systems. The Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce will publish a special issue on Combi2010 Conference Papers.

    The competitive paper manuscripts must not exceed 20 double-spaced pages in length tables and charts including. All the accepted papers will be published in the printed, ISSN/ISBN identified, Conference Proceedings and in an electronic format on a USB drive. The papers must not violate any copyrights and they should be written in English. Best Paper in Conference will be awarded.

    It is strongly prohibited to use any particular settings in typing. Editorial instructions for preparing the final submission will be delivered to you upon your paper acceptance on 17 May 2010 the latest.

    As a general guideline, the papers should be in .rtf or .doc format but the charts and images can also be in .jpeg or .xls format. The Proceedings will be printed in black and white, so using of textures in graphics is recommendable. Consecutively numbered and titled tables and charts should be placed at the end of the paper after references. Their placement should be marked within the text as follows: "Insert Table 1 here".

    References must be in APA Style and carefully checked for accuracy. Publications must be cited within the text: (Riihela 2008) for articles or (Riihela 2008, 34-35) for monographs or citing both the names of two authors (Riihela and Hyttinen 2008), or (Riihela et al. 2008) when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.

    Author(s) are expected to submit together with their manuscript but on a separate sheet, a list of four experts for reviewing purposes including their names, full addresses and expertise in the subject of the submission. These experts must be personally unknown to the author(s) and at least two of them must be from a different country from the author(s).

    The submissions may include but are not be limited to the following sub-themes

    1) Wellness Business Management

    2) Industrial Business Services

    3) User-driven Product Development

    4) Growth-oriented Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Capabilities

    5) Project Management and Managerial Decision-making

    6) Competitive Advantages and Pricing Considerations

    7) Marketing Communications and Brand Management

    8) Leadership and Social Influence Processes

    9) Organisational Strategy, Execution, and Governance

    10) Innovative Enterprise and Strategic Marketing Planning

    11) Corporate Social Responsibility

    12) International Business Management and Transnational Marketing

    13) Market Research and Business Intelligence

    14) Consumer Behaviour and Customer Satisfaction

    15) Managing Distribution Channels

    16) Online Marketing and Technology-based Services

    17) Tourism Business

    18) Relationship Marketing and Networks

    19) Public Services Reform

    For more information, please contact

    info@combi2010.fi www.combi2010.fi

    mob. +358 40 017 3457 skype: combi2010
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