Thematic Areas

Papers proposed for presentation in the Conference will deal with topics related to the motto Organizations 4.0: Sustainability and Knowledge, or with the areas traditionally of interest to our association, which are listed below.


1. Business Functions and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth. International entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and universities. Creativity in organizations. Organizational structures and forms. Job design. Network organizations.

Business Functions Track: Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver, Domingo García Pérez de Lema, Antonia Madrid Guijarro

2. Operations and Technology Management

Operation strategies. Information and communication technologies. Information systems and new technologies. Supply chain management. Tactical operation decisions. Quality management. R&D management. Impact of innovation on business performance.

Technological vigilance and protection.

Operations and Technology Management Track: Ángel R. Martínez Lorente, Eva Martínez Caro, Olga Rodríguez Arnaldo

3. International Management

International Strategy. Organizational issues in international companies.

Market entry methods.

International Management Track: Marta Vidal, Paco Puig, Cristina Villar, Francisco García, Natalia Dejo

4. Business Strategy

Business environment. Resources and capabilities. Competitive strategy.

Corporate strategy (Diversification; Vertical integration; Restructuring). Mergers and acquisitions. Strategic alliances. Strategic process and leadership.

Business Strategy Track: Mª Dolores Aledo, Isabel Olmedo Cifuentes.

5. Finance

Corporate finance. Financial markets and assets. Banking. Microstructure of financial markets. Anomalies of financial markets. Valuation of companies and real options. Capital structure, dividend policy, and agency theory. SME financing. International finance. Behavioral finance. Corporate governance and financial decisions.

Finance Track: Javier Sánchez Vidal, Camino Ramón Llorens, Ginés Hernández Cánovas

6. Knowledge Management

Knowledge management. Creation processes, knowledge and learning transfer. Intellectual capital. Strategic and organizational aspects of knowledge management.

Knowledge Management Track: Juan Gabriel Cegarra Navarro, Mª Dolores Aledo, Aurora Martínez Martínez, Inocencia Martínez León

7. Business and Society

Corporate sustainability in companies. Corporate social responsibility. Interest group management. Environmental management in companies. Third sector and non-profit organizations. Business ethics.

Social or environmental innovation. Sustainable business models. Ecological transitions. Corporate governance.

Business and Society Track: Mª Emma García Meca, Ignacio Segado Segado

8. Marketing

Strategic marketing. Consumer behavior. Research methodology and techniques. Product, brand, and pricing decisions.

Commercial communication. Commercial distribution and sales. New technologies and e-marketing. International marketing. Tourism marketing.

Marketing Track: Eva Tomaseti Solano, Laura Martínez Caro, Noelia Sánchez Casado

9. Human Resources

Human resources strategies and policies. Staff selection and development.

Employee evaluation and incentive systems. Talent management. International HR management. Leadership, motivation, and commitment in organizations. Participative management. Culture and organizational climate.

Human Resources Track: David Cegarra Leiva, Olga Rodríguez Arnaldo, Mª Eugenia Sánchez Vidal

10. Family Firms

Socioemotional wealth in family firms. Growth and internationalization in family firms. Innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms. Corporate governance in family firms.

Family firm performance.

Family Firms Track: Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver, Antonio Duréndez Gómez Guillamón, Antonia Madrid Guijarro, Domingo García Pérez de Lema

11. Teaching Innovation

Technologies applied to business administration teaching.

Innovative teaching experiences. Education and new technologies.

Teaching Innovation Track: David Cegarra. Eva Tomaseti. Aurora Martínez, Mª Eugenia Sánchez Vidal