International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM 2013)
17 - 19 June 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

About the Conference

The third conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 17 to 19, 2013. The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) will host 18 editors-in-chief from around the world, thus, there will be a total of 18 Tracks one for each journal.

Each journal editor will open the session outlining how to publish in his/her journal. Authors will then go on to present the papers chosen for each session. One of the results of the Conference is to select papers, depending on the characteristics of the journal and the quality of the papers that will constitute a special issue of each of the SSCI journals involved in the eighteen Tracks.

Each of the eighteen Tracks (and consequently the special issues) would have coordinators that would be the guest editors of the special issue. Once the Conference has concluded, the guest editors (as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal) for each Track will decide which papers are to be recommended for inclusion in the special issues/section of the corresponding publications. Depending on the quality of submissions, the best papers will be published in the special issues of these SSCI journals.

This will make this and subsequent Conferences organized by the Editor Network of the International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM) quite unique. The issues/special section will be published the year after the Conference.

Why should you attend INBAM 2013

The INBAM conference will be a great conference that allows authors:

i)  To present and discuss papers with top researchers;

ii)  To be among the selected papers that will constitute special issues in each of the journals;

iii)  To learn from the journal editors how to publish in their journals;

iv)  To contact with other authors, increasing the possibilities of involvement in international research networks.

Call for Papers

The Conference will be broken down into subtopics, one for each journal, corresponding to a total of eighteen Tracks.

Full papers covering diverse themes and methodological approaches are welcome. Papers should demonstrate high research quality, and reflect on the research focus favoured by the Conference Journals.

Please download here the call for papers in PDF format.

During each session will be present the editor and the guest editors. They will be responsible for the session and the special issue.


Original papers should be submitted until December 15, 2012. Those papers that do not reach the required standards of quality and rigour demanded by these journals, in terms of theoretical framework and methodology, will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference. However, during the INBAM Conference, a parallel section will take place, in poster format, devoted to studies already in progress though not yet in the final stages. In this section the authors will be gathering suggestions in order to improve their work or look for partners willing to collaborate in the research and production of the final paper. Detailed guidelines for poster presentations will be sent with acceptance letters.

All accepted full papers and papers accepted as posters will be in the conference proceedings (with ISBN).

Each author will be able to submit a maximum of two manuscripts.

A paper may only be submitted to one journal and a conference participant may only be the presenter on two papers across all sessions-tracks.

Full papers should be submitted electronically via the INBAM website to the appropriate journal, following the guidelines of each journal. The entire paper should be organized in ONE document in Word format (.DOC or .DOCX). The first page is the title page. Provide full title, author‘s name, position, affiliation, and present address. Also, include an e-mail address for editorial correspondence. If there is more than one author, note with an asterisk (*) the author who should receive correspondence.

Selected authors will be invited to elaborate on their research topic and submit the results to:

European Journal of International Management

Further Information

Please visit the conference website for further information: