GCSMES 2023

SMES AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRMS IN THE NEW
MILLENIUM AND PANDEMIC ERA: OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES

HYBRID PRESENTATION

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

TRACKS

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.
Giancarlo Pereira, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University,
Brazil.
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 Reicha – 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 Reicha – 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
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. Geetika Jain – Keel University, UK
Ariana Polyviou – University of Nicosia
Innovation Strategy, Service Innovation, Sustainable and Grassroots Innovations Abdalkareem Awwad – Qatar University, Qatar 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 Manoj Tiwari, National Institute of Industrial
& Pandemic Engineering, India
Diego Vazquez-Brust- University of Portsmouth, UK.
Sustainability, Sustainable Consumption & Production Sumesh Nair – Australian Institute of Business, Australia.
Ibrahim Al Nawas – Qatar University, Qatar
Tourism Mgt. & Tourism Entrepreneurship Nelson Ndubisi – Qatar University, Qatar Giannis Theophanous – UNICAF, Cyprus Christiana Stylianou – Cyprus University of
Technology