Dear Colleagues,

After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance and news released by relevant departments in France concerning Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and in order to protect the health and safety of our speakers and participants, we are sorry to announce that the conference is postponed to 8-10 July 2021. The precise date will be communicated later.

We encourage authors of accepted papers to submit to our Publication Opportunities by following our instruction at https://ipag-irm.sciencesconf.org.  

Our apologies for the inconvenience that may cause you. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at ipag-irm@sciencesconf.org.

Thanks and Regards,

IRMBAM2020 Organizing Committee. 


The IPAG Business SchoolSouth Champagne Business School, Rice UniversityTelfer School of Management - University of Ottawa, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and University of Bern are proud to announce the 11th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (#IRMBAM-2020) that will take place on 2-4 July 2020 in Nice, the beautiful capital of the French Riviera, and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. 


This will be an excellent networking opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in various management and finance fields:

  • Track 1: Accounting/Financial Accounting
  • Track 2: Banking, Corporate Governance and Finance
  • Track 3: Entrepreneurship
  • Track 4: Strategic Management
  • Track 5: Marketing (Special Session: "Marketing Financial Services: Marketing trends in Insurance, Banking & Fintech" Call for Paper)
  • Track 6: Law and Management
  • Track 7: Operations, Supply Chain Management and Circular Economy
  • Track 8: Organizational Behavior, Communication and Information Systems
  • Track 9: Management and Economics Issues in the Public Sector (and non-profit)
  • Track 10: Theoretical and Applied Economics 
  • Track 11: Technology and Innovation Management
  • Track 12: Geopolitics
  • Subconference in "Business Ethics, CSR And Inclusive Growth: Towards A Sustainability Agenda"
  • Subconference in Family Business Research
  • Subconference in Environmental Economics
  • Special Session in Financial Accounting & Regtech


Keynote Speakers

#IRMBAM-2020 is honored to welcome three Distinguished Keynote Speakers

Henrich Greve
Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, Singapore & Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly
Johan Wiklund
the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, United States & Editor in Chief of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice



Subconference in "Business Ethics, CSR and Diversity Management: Towards Social Inclusiveness, Environmental Efficiency and Global Sustainability"  

Organizers: Maria Giuseppina Bruna & Béchir Ben Lahouel, IPAG Business School, France

Invited Speakers:

Shunsuke Managi
Distinguished Professor of Technology and Policy and Director of the Urban Institute of the Kyushu University, Japan
Samuel Vigne
Associate Professor at Trinity Business School, Ireland & Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Finance Research Letters

Subconference in Family Business Research  

OrganizerAndrea Calabro, IPAG Business School, France; Maria José Sánchez-Bueno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; Alfredo Valentino, ESCE International Business School, France

Invited Speakers:

Henrich Greve
Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD, Singapore & Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly
Johan Wiklund
the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University, United States & Editor in Chief of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Subconference in Environmental Economics 

Organizers: Ingmar SchumacherIPAG Business School, FranceEric StroblUniversity of Bern, Switzerland.

Invited Speakers:

Pietro Peretto
Professor of Economics, Duke University, United States
Geir Asheim
Professor of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway

Special session

Special Session on "Financial Accounting & Regtech" 

Organizers: Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School, FranceDuc Khuong NguyenIPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States

Invited Speaker:

Bharat Sarath
Professor in Accounting, Rutgers Business School, United States & Editor in Chief at Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance


Workshop in Joint Academic & Practitioner Co-Authored Journal Publication  

Organizer: Tri Vo, IPAG Business School, France

Invited Speaker:

Joseph VanVo
Adjunct Professor of Business, California State University, Sacramento, United States


Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English* in PDF file, no later than March 22, 2020, by midnight Paris time, via the conference website: http://ipag-irm.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit

Papers presented at the conference will be recommended for submissions to special issues of associated journals such as Emerging Markets, Finance & Trade, Risk Management and Journal of Innovation Economics and Management. More information can be found on the conference’s website. 

*Papers in French can be accepted and will be presented in specific sessions.

For a PDF version of the Call for papers, please click here.


Important Dates

Submission deadline (full paper)
22 March 2020 (midnight Paris time)

Notification of review results
19 April 2020

Registration deadline
17 May 2020

Conference event
2-4 July 2020


Interested authors are also invited to submit their work to the Special Issue of Environmental Modeling & Assessment on the theme "Risks, Welfare and Social Preferences in the Context of Climate Variability: Theory and Empirical Evidence" (see call for papers) under the guest-editorship of Younes Ben Zaied (EDC Business School) and Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School & Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs).


Economic Analysis and Policy, a Journal of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc. (Elsevier) will publish a special issue, under the Guest-editorship of Prof. Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School & Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs) on the theme "Climate Change, Uncertainty, and Adaptation Strategies: Modelling, Policy Framework and International Coordination”. Journal’s normal refereeing process will apply. See more details in the call for papers.


Special Issue of International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications on "Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Platform Economy" under the guest-editorship of Prof. Malin Song (Collaborative Innovation Center for Ecological Economics and Management, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, China). See details in the Call for Papers.

Journals of Logistics

Special issue of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies on “Inclusive Growth, Shared Prosperity, and Innovative Partnership” under the guest-editorship of Prof. Maria-Giuseppina BRUNA (IPAG Business School) and Dr. Béchir BEN LAHOUEL (IPAG Business School). See more details in the call for paper.


And special issue of Management & Sciences Sociales on « Diversity Promises and Challenges » (Les promesses et défis de la diversité) under the guest-editorship of Prof. Zahir YANAT (ISTEC Business School, Editor-in-Chief of Management & Sciences Sociales review) and Prof. Maria-Giuseppina BRUNA (IPAG Business School; Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Management & Sciences Sociales review). The best papers of the Congress on diversity & inclusion will be hosted by the special issue. For any further information, please contact Pr. M.G. Bruna maria-giuseppina.bruna@ipag.fr 


In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editors-in-Chiefs of Emerging Markets, Finance & Trade, Risk ManagementJournal of Innovation Economics and ManagementManagement of Environmental Quality and Journal of Financial Services Marketing authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of these journals.




Management of Environmental Quality


Conference Co-chairs

Tra Tran, IPAG Business School, France

Damien Chaney, South Champagne Business School, France

Ted Loch-Temzelides, Rice University, United States

Patrick Musso, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Samir Saadi, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada

Eric Strobl, University of Bern, Switzerland

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