The 5th European Interdisciplinary Forum 2017 (EIF 2017):


23-24 November, 2017, Klaipėda, Lithuania

Academic Association of Management and Administration, Lithuania ( in cooperation with
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania (,
School of Economics and Management in Public Administration in Bratislava, Slovakia (,
Brno University of Technology, Czech (,
Rezekne University, Latvia (,
Szczecin University, Poland (
Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland (
invite for the submission of papers!


The European Interdisciplinary Forum aims to bring together researchers and academics with their students, and presents an excellent opportunity for the exchange of ideas, insights and latest research.

In the year 2017, the European Interdisciplinary Forum is organized on General Theme “Innovations, Smart Growth and Sustainability” and four tracks:
A: Challenges for Networked Society
B: Economic Competitiveness and Global Sustainability
C: Business and Management Success Factors
D: Challenges for Education and Labour Market

The working language of EIF 2017 is English.

General Theme: Innovations, Smart Growth and Sustainability

The Europe 2020 strategy aims to deliver growth through effective education, research and innovation, an emphasis on job creation and poverty reduction. Thus, the EIF 2017 aims to attract researchers and practitioners, who are engaged into various fields to share their findings and insights. The empirical and conceptual papers, devoted to a wide range of issues, contributing to the sustainable development of countries and companies as well as Local Government, human welfare, social responsibility, marketing, trade and tourism, entrepreneurship, advances in innovations and business administration are being sought.

Track A: Challenges for Networked Society

The stream B is grounded on the idea that society is moving from the industrial era toward networked society and thus, raising a number of social, cultural and technological issues. The researchers and practitioners are invited to discuss how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) may affect labour markets and labour processes, mass self-communication, networks of people built around certain initiatives and social spaces of virtual reality.

Track B: Economic Competitiveness and Global Sustainability

Economic competitiveness in the long-run period depends on variety of development facets. Those development facets range from economic to social and even physical drivers of sustainable growth. The researchers and practitioners are invited to discuss a wide range of issues contributing to countries and companies, especially SME’s, competitiveness. Also, the papers investigating clean and efficient energy and its interrelatedness to competitive advantage are being sought.

Track C: Business and Management Success Factors

The track C invites to discuss current issues related to success factors in business management and entrepreneurship.
The discussion aims to answer the following questions: what sort of knowledge, competencies and skills, methodologies and practices shape the success of business organizations of different sizes, namely, small and medium-sized business units? What particular business and managerial success factors are prevailing in private and in public sectors? How do changes in business philosophy and business vision influence the implementation of new managerial practices? How management, entrepreneurship, inter-organizational relations and inter-sectorial interactions, business networks, collaborative leadership, innovations and creativity contribute to competitive advantages of entrepreneurs and SMEs? What is the role of media and culture in the contemporary organizational development of entrepreneurship and businesses?

Track D: Challenges for Education and Labour Market

The track D aims to gather researchers and practitioners to discuss the array of issues: major trends in society and their implications, future implications of migration and ageing, poverty, crime and conflicts, the role of citizen in the European Union.