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International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business


Special Issue on: "Evolving Real Estate Management: Retrospect and Prospect"

Guest Editors:
Roberto Cafferata, Gianpaolo Abatecola and Sara Poggesi, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Small and medium-sized firms have always played a key role in the real estate industry, whose value chain includes several activities ranging, for example, from construction to asset, property and facility management.

As far as the globalisation process is concerned, real estate management is, to date, undoubtedly fundamental, as further evidenced by the latest prospective economic trends. Still, from the research perspective, this management appears as a black box in many aspects.

This is why, in this special issue, we welcome either theoretical or empirical contributions aimed at exploring the peculiarities and challenges affecting evolving real estate firms to date. In particular, our goal is to collect articles which can provide both scholars and practitioners with valuable food for thought about different facets, such as: real estate firms’ corporate governance and strategy; management and operations; marketing and innovation; accountability and finance.

Both theoretical and research papers are welcomed.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Real estate firms' corporate governance and strategy
  • Real estate firms' human resource management
  • Real estate firms' knowledge management
  • Real estate firms' corporate social responsibility
  • Real estate firms' accountability and finance
  • Real estate firms' corporate restructuring
  • Real estate firms' supply chain management
  • Real estate firms' marketing and innovation
  • Real estate firms' internationalisation
  • Real estate firms' networks

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 March, 2014