April 26-28, 2023
American University of Cyprus, Larnaka, Cyprus


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute a major part of organizations responsible for growth rates in countries. Recent developments in the world have created new opportunities and challenges for SMEs and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe. These developments have also intensified the need for these organizations to review their competitive contexts and strategies. Rapid technological advances, growth of the circular economy, non-ownership business models, global supply chain management complexities, environmental vulnerabilities, resources depletion, the pandemic, and recent propagation of nationalistic ideologies are just a few examples of environmental trends that are compelling small firms worldwide to redefine their strategies and growth trajectory.


GCSMES 2023 provides a great opportunity for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the light of these developments. Cyprus, the host country of GCSMES 2023 is a key economy in Europe with beautiful natural, heritage and created resources that offer researchers, practitioners and policy makers a great opportunity to convene and deliberate on issues around the opportunities, challenges and strategies of SMEs and entrepreneurial firms in the new millennium. We invite submissions in the form of case study, conceptual, empirical and practitioner papers to the following (but not limited) tracks.

Track Chair
Accounting & Inventory Management  Alexandros Garefallakis – Hellenic Mediterranean University
Pratik Maheshwar NITIE, Mumbai, India
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT & ICT Mgt. Sachin Kamble – EDHEC Business School, France.
Surabhi Verma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
Branding, Business-to- Business & Service Management Chris Enyinda – Ajman University, UAE.
Maria Opulencia – Ajman University, UAE.
Circular Economy & Environmental Quality Mgt. Charbel Jabbour – EMLYON Business School, France.
Beatriz de Sousa Jabbour, EM Normandie Business School, France
Crowd Sourcing, Creative Thinking, Creativity & Knowledge Management Yi Li – Xidian University, China
Marie Capel – KCC, Australia
CRM and eCommerce Obaid Al-Shuridah – KFUPM Business School, Saudi Arabia
Zeina Richa – American University of Cyprus
CSR, Ethics and Governance Pantelitsa Eteokleous – American University of Cyprus
Avros Morphitis – American University of Cyprus
Economic Development & SMEs Shrabani Saha – University of Lincoln, UK
Xin (Amy) Zhai, Peking University, China
Entrepreneurship Education Marios Katsioloudes – American University of Cyprus
Marina Constantinou – University of Lincoln, UK.
Entrepreneurship Psychology, New Ventures & Start-ups Marc Zabbal – American University of Cyprus
Anabel Drousiotis – American University of Cyprus
Entrepreneurial Marketing, Customer Engagement and Relationship Mgt. Zeina Richa – American University of Cyprus
Nusarath Kutty – Qatar University, Qatar
Family Business Eleni Costea – University of Cyprus
Rawa Alwadani – Qatar University, Qatar
Finance, Fintech & Cryptocurrency Aristeidis Samitas – Zayed University, UAE
Polina Ellina – American University of Cyprus
Soteria Charalambous – Cyprus University of Technology
Franchising & Outsourcing Arne Nygaard – Kristiania University, Norway
Gibson Chunwe – Anambra State University, Nigeria
Gender, Women & Minority Businesses Eleftheria Atta – American University of Cyprus
Andrie Georgiadou – University of Nottingham, UK
Christiana Ierodiakonou – University of Cyprus
International Business (MNEs), Internationalization of Small Firms & Cross-cultural Mgt. Dilber Ulas – Ankara University, Turkey
Hatice Calipinar – Hacettepe University, Turkey
Hospitality, Luxury Consumption & Service Research Sara Alghanim – Qatar University, Qatar
Fevzi Okumus – University of Central Florida, USA
HRM, Leadership & Industrial Relations Vicky Katsioloudes – Cyprus International Institute of Management
Andri Michaelidou – University of Cyprus
Information Systems and ICT Mgt. Ariana Polyviou – University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Markos Markou – American University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Innovation Strategy, Service Innovation, Sustainable and Grassroots Innovations Geetika Jain – Keele University, UK 
Manoj Kharat – National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Operations Strategy Khee-hung Lai – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Edwin Cheng – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Small Business Economics Dario Pontiggia – American University of Cyprus
George Anayiotos – American University of Cyprus
Strategic Management Sajid Alvi – DIMR, Pune-India
Yasir Fadol – Qatar University, Qatar
Supply Network, Logistics Management & Pandemic Manoj Tiwari, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India
Diego Vazquez-Brust- University of Portsmouth, UK.
Sustainability, Sustainable Consumption & Production George Hadjinicolas – University of Cyprus
Giancarlo Pereira, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, Brazil.
Tourism Mgt. & Tourism Entrepreneurship Nelson Ndubisi – Qatar University, Qatar
Giannis Theophanous – UNICAF, Cyprus
Christiana Stylianou – Cyprus University of Technology