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You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (preferably in English, papers in French will be presented in Specific Sessions) for presentation consideration at the 6th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM-2015) that will take place on 2-3 July 2015 in Nice, the beautiful capital of the French Riviera and one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.


The IRMBAM-2015, organized by the Groupe ESC Troyes en Champagne, IPAG Business School, and University Nice Sophia Antipolis, will be an excellent opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to share interests, present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in various management and finance fields. The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all the areas of business, finance, accounting, management, and theoretical and applied economics for presentation at the conference according to the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Accounting/Financial Accounting
  • Track 2: Banking and Finance
  • Track 3: Entrepreneurship
  • Track 4: Management Strategy
  • Track 5: Marketing
  • Track 6: Business Ethics
  • Track 7: Logistics, Sustainable Development, and Circular Economy
  • Track 8: Information Systems
  • Track 9: Operations Research
  • Track 10: Theoretical and Applied Economics
  • Track 11: Economic and Management Issues in Southern Europe and Maghreb

The IRMBAM-2015 conference also hosts several special sessions, workshops and roundtables:

Special Sessions on Financial Stability: organized by Prof. Bertrand Candelon (IPAG Business School) with research grants from ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). Invited speakers include, among others, Prof. Yin-Wong Cheung (City U of Hong Kong), Prof. Valentina Corradi (University of Surrey), Prof. Thomas Flavin (National University of Ireland), Prof. Christophe Hurlin (University of Orléans), Prof. Christelle Lecourt (University of Aix-Marseille), Prof. Katerina Panopoulou (Kent Business School), and Prof. Amadou Sy (Head of African Initiative Brookings Institute).  

Workshop “Ethical Finance, Governance & Human Capital”: organized in partnership with the Academic Journal "Gestion 2000" and chaired by JM. Sahut (Co-editor of Gestion 2000, IPAG), and B. Chamoine (Rector of ICHEC, Belgium)

Roundtable on Research Perspectives on Governance, Fraud & Ethical Finance with Prof. Roberto Di Pietra (School of Economics-University of Siena and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management & Governance), Prof. Meziane Lasfer (Cass Business School), Prof. Christine Mallin (Norwich Business School), Prof. Samir Saadi (Telfer School of Management), and Prof. Sabri Boubaker (Champagne School of Management). 



David AudretschDistinguished Professor, Indiana University, United States


David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He also is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. His books include Everything in its Place: The Strategic Management of Cities, Regions and States with Oxford University Press in 2015 and The Handbook of Local Competitiveness, also with Oxford University Press in 2015. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the 2001 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Augsburg, and in September, 2010 he received an honorary doctorate degree from Jonköping University. In 2011 he was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal.

He is a member of the Advisory Board to a number of international research and policy institutes, including Chair of the the Deutsches Institut fuer Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin (German Institute for Economic Analysis Berlin), Chair of the Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Foundation for the Promotion of German Science), New York Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, and the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany.


Meziane Lasfer, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, United Kingdom


Meziane Lasfer won a scholarship towards a master's degree and followed this up with accounting and corporate finance qualifications from the LSE and University of Bath. He joined the Business School in 1990. He has written extensively on Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance issues. His research is widely reported in the financial press and was sponsored by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the Finance Lease Association (FLA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and various companies (e.g., BP, Donaldson’s and Land Securities-Trillium). The outcome of his research is published in top academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Financial Management and European Financial Management. Meziane was the Director of the MSc Finance programme, the PhD programme, and acted as Director of Research. He teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Research project Management and Financial Economics to MBA, MSc and PhD students. In addition he taught executives in UK and abroad. His outstanding teaching performance led him to win the first Dean's Prize for Teaching Excellence in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2008. He was visiting professor at HEC Paris, University Paris Dauphine, and University Paris XII Creteil.


Christine Mallin, Professor of Corporate Governance, Norwich Business School, United Kingdom


Christine Mallin joined Norwich Business School (NBS) in September 2012 as Professor of Corporate Governance; She is also the Head of the Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) Group. Prior to joining NBS, she worked at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham for 12 years where she was Professor of Corporate Governance & Finance, and the Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research. She began her academic career at the University of Nottingham in 1988 where she was also awarded my PhD in Finance. She subsequently lectured at Warwick Business School and in 1995 was appointed to her first Chair at Nottingham Trent University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She has undertaken a wide range of corporate governance research over the years and published widely in academic and professional journals.

She was a Director (2000-2006), and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee (2004-2006), of the Aston Reinvestment Trust (chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury) which was launched in 1997 as a pioneer of social investment and has become the leading local community finance initiative in the UK. From 2000-2007 she was the Editor of "Corporate Governance: An International Review" and remain on the Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals including the European Journal of Finance.

The fourth edition of her book ‘Corporate Governance' was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She was also the Editor of several books published by Edward Elgar: ‘Handbook on International Corporate Governance'; ‘International Corporate Governance: A Case Study Approach'; and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study Approach'.



Sabri BoubakerGroupe ESC Troyes en Champagne & University of Paris Est

Patrick MussoGREDEG, University Nice Sophia Antipolis

Duc Khuong NguyenIPAG Business School & University Paris 1 

Frédéric Teulon, IPAG Business School



A selection of high-quality papers, presented at the conference, will be published in Special Issues/Special Sections of the following journals: Gestion 2000, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Strategic Marketing, and Management International. 

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Authors of high-quality research papers, presented at the conference, are also encouraged to submit their papers to regular issues of the supporting journals. We express our sincere thanks to the journal editors for the trust they place in our upcoming conference.

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  • Extended deadline for full paper submissions: May 15, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2015
  • Registration deadline: June 10, 2015
  • Conference event: July 2-3, 2015



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