Call for papershttp://emrbi2022.com15th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of BusinessSustainable Business Concepts and PracticesSeptember 21st-23rd, 2022Palermo, ItalySubmission deadline: April 1s 2022EMRBI PresidentsProf. Demetris VrontisVice RectorUniversity of NicosiaNicosia, CyprusProf. Emeritus Yaakov WeberCollege of ManagementRabin Blv., 7Rishon Lezion, IsraelChairs: Prof. Maria Crescimanno and Prof. Antonino Galati, Department of Agricultural, Food and ForestSciences, University of Palermo, Italy1

See website for tourist attractions at vicinity of Palermo.2

Conference GoalsThe EuroMed Academy of Business annual conference is one of the major BusinessManagement conferences of its kind in terms of size, quality of content, and standingreputation of attendees. Many of the papers presented contribute significantly to thebusiness knowledge base.Our goal is to create a friendly and approachable academy and environment, a strongnetwork, whereby its members (including senior worldwide scholars, young facultymembers, doctorate students, researchers, and business practitioners) are guiding andmentoring each other. Further, participants attend the conference’s Research ProjectWorkshop to meet, improve research, collaborate with others, and apply for EU projectfunding. Some of the conference distinctions are:a) Publication opportunities in highly ranked and indexed journals in Web of Scienceand Scopusb) ISBN Conference Book of Proceedings including an ISSN for the book series.Book of Proceeding has always been approved for inclusion in the ConferenceProceedings Citation Index of Clarivate Analytics an integrated index within Webof Sciencec) Book series with 1. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (Scopus Indexed); 2.Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature (Scopus Indexed); and 3. EmeraldPublishingd) Authors’ Networking and Collaboration Workshope) Research Project and Publication Workshopsf) Meet the Editors and Meet the Reviewers Sessionsg) Special Conference Activities and Awardsh) Special Issue Paper Development WorkshopsAuthor GuidelinesPapers and abstracts should be submitted online through the conference website at should strictly adhere to the Author Guidelines and follow the Paper orAbstract Manuscript Template found at indicate, on the first page of the manuscript, the track number for submission.Should you feel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks pleasechoose the General Track.At the Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, we accept bothPaper and Abstract submissions. Authors who submitted an Abstract for review shouldnot send a Full paper at a later stage. The manuscript to be included in the Book ofProceedings will be the one reviewed and accepted (abstract or paper).The maximum number of submitted papers or abstracts accepted per author (eithersingle or co-author) is three.Submissions are taken into consideration under the understanding that acceptedpapers/abstracts will be presented at the conference by at least one of the authors.If you face any problems, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Important DatesApril 1st, 2022April 22th, 2022Until June 20th, 2022After June 20th andbefore Sept. 1st 2022Submission DeadlineStart announcements of decisionsEarly-bird registrationLate registrationPublication OpportunitiesConference Book of Proceedings (Book Series) – ISSN 2547-8516All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the Book of Proceedings (with anISBN number) which has always been approved for inclusion in the ConferenceProceedings Citation Index — of Clarivate Analytics an integrated index within Web ofScience. This distinction is given only to the most significant, in terms of academicexcellence, conferences-conventions worldwide.JournalsA selection of the best conference papers will also be considered for publication in thefollowing journals (presented in alphabetic order), all of which are internationally rankedor/and ISI/Scopus approved. Some of these journals devote and publish a special issuebased on conference papers.EuroMed Journal of Business - EMRBI’s official JournalAgricultural and Food EconomicsBritish Food JournalEuropean Management JournalFIIB Business ReviewFood EconomyGlobal Business and Economics ReviewIndustrial Marketing Management (a Special Issue Paper DevelopmentWorkshop with take place during the conference)9. International Journal of Big Data Management10. International Journal of Business and Globalisation11. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business12. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting13. International Journal of Organizational Analysis14. International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management15. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation16. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics17. Journal for Global Business Advancement18. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development19. Journal of International Management (a Special Issue Paper DevelopmentWorkshop with take place during the conference)20. Journal of Business Research21. Journal of Knowledge Management22. Journal of Transnational Management23. New Medit24. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management & SustainableDevelopment1. PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY4

EuroMed Book SeriesWe are pleased to inform you of EuroMed Academy of Business’ launching of three bookseries in the coming year, in association with three internationally prominent publishers.Below you may find the basic profile of each and all of the aforementioned series, alongwith the contact editor names and emails for further information.Series titleAnnals of Business Research(Scopus Indexed)Palgrave Studies in Crossdisciplinary BusinessResearch, In Associationwith EuroMed Academy ofBusiness(Scopus Indexed)Series editorsRiad ShamsDemetris VrontisYaakov WeberEvangelos TsoukatosLea IaiaContact co-editor:Lea [email protected] VrontisYaakov WeberAlkis ThrassouRiad ShamsEvangelos TsoukatosLeonidas EfthymiouPublisherPerspectives, Routledge,Taylor and Francis GroupPalgrave Macmillan, SpringerNatureContact co-editor:Leonidas [email protected] WeberCross-disciplinaryDemetris VrontisManagement Perspectives:Evangelos TsoukatosApplications, Challenges and Riad ShamsEmerald PublishingOpportunitiesContact co-editor:Yaakov [email protected] EuroMed Academy of Business welcomes your contribution to these books, aschapter authors, following of course a successful review process; and looks forward tostrengthening the already significant academic collaboration with and between itsmembers.5

Other Conference and Pre-Conference Activities Research Project WorkshopAuthors’ Networking and Collaboration WorkshopMeet the Editors SessionMeet the Reviewers SessionSession Chairs and Discussants WorkshopJournal Special Issue Paper Development Workshops (1. Journal ofInternational Management; 2. Industrial Marketing Management)Conference awards Conference Best and Highly Commended Paper AwardsConference Best and Highly Commended Student Paper AwardsConference Best Track Chair and Commended Track Chair AwardsConference Best Reviewer AwardsConference Best Track Paper AwardEMJB Best Paper AwardsEMRBI – SIMA AwardConference VenueCampus University of Palermo, Building 19 – Viale delle ScienzeConference HotelsDetails on accommodation options, pricing and booking instructions are available at theconference website.Optional Tours and local and vicinity TravelA selection of very attractive tours (both in Palermo but also in nearby top attractiveareas) have been arranged for conference participants. Details will be available shortly atthe conference website.6

Programme TracksPlease indicate, on the first page of your manuscript, the track number for submission. Should youfeel that your submission does not exactly fit in any of the tracks below please indicate GeneralTrack. For more details, please visit the conference website. For more details, please visit theconference website.1.Accounting2.Behavioural Economics and Finance3.Business Ethics4.Business Evaluation5.Conflict Management6.Communications7.Consulting8.Corporate Social Responsibility9.Cross Cultural Management10.Corporate Governance11.Digital economy12.Diversity and Gender in Organizations13.Economics14.Emerging markets15.Environmental Economics16.Entrepreneurship17.Family Business18.Finance19.Financial Services and Banking20.Food and Agriculture Management21.Health Care Management22.Tourism and Hospitality23.Human Resource Management24.Information Systems’ Management25.Interdisciplinary Research26.International Business27.International Management28.Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital29.Learning and Teaching30.Marketing31.Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances32.Innovation ManagementA special award by SIMA and EUROMED will be presented to the best paper in the track.33.Operations, Production and Quality Management7

.51.Organization TheoriesOrganizational Behavior Theories, Cases and PracticeOrganizational CommunicationOrganizational Development and ChangeOrganizations and the Natural EnvironmentPower, Politics, Identity and Culture in OrganizationsPublic and Nonprofit Organizations and ManagementResearch MethodsSmall and Medium EnterprisesSocial Issues in ManagementStrategic ManagementSupply Chain Management, Shipping and LogisticsTechnology ManagementTrustWine BusinessThe Valorization of Cultural HeritageSmart Sustainable Mobility and Competitive AdvantageGeneral TrackSpecial Track Proposal (submit manuscripts in General Track 51)Replacing plastic in food packaging as sustainable innovation in the organic food sectorSpecial track proposal by Luigi Cembalo ([email protected]), on behalf of BIODEGRAPACKresearch project ( agriculture is a sustainable production system that has gained, in recent decades, massive implementation atglobal level (Migliorini & Wezel, 2017). Due to its role in reducing the environmental impact in agri-food supply chains,and thanks to its market appreciation, organic agriculture represents an ideal arena for experimenting the adoption ofsustainable innovations. Among the numerous challenges, organic supply chain is called to face the limits of distributiontechnologies that are often responsible of food waste and plastic waste (Hemmerling et al., 2015). As for the plasticwaste, a sustainable solution comes from the bioplastics. Bioplastic may face at least two main concerns, namely 1.Improving shelf-life of fresh products, and 2. Reducing the use of fossil-origin plastic. Current special issue proposal ismeant to collect original papers tackling plastic waste issue in organic supply chains.8

12. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting 13. International Journal of Organizational Analysis 14. International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management 15. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation 16. Italian Review of Agricultural Economics 17. Journal for Global Business Advancement 18.