Main Topics

Main Topics

Several tracks and related topics have been selected for this year’s conference. They have been grouped in the following themes:

1. Business and entrepreneurship

  • Challenges of business strategies
  • Entrepreneurship in the post-Covid economy
  • Marketing agencies, advertisers, media and customers
  • Public and private partnerships
  • Information technology and businesses
  • Small and medium enterprises finance
  • Commercial lending
  • Startups, incubation, and acceleration
  • Operations and value chain management
  • Challenges of financial reporting after the pandemic

2. Public administration and good governance

  • Public finance and diversification of financing sources
  • Role of Government in crisis management
  • Fiscalization, challenges and opportunities for the Albanian companies
  • Collaboration across public administration organizations
  • Citizen’s participation and engagement
  • Legal aspects of good governance
  • International accounting standards for sustainability in the public sector
  • National reforms and socio-economic transformation
  • Institutional and social marketing

3. Growth and development

  • Growth strategies for international business
  • Climate change, Energy transition policies and green growth
  • Trade and value chains
  • E-development
  • Financing of local and regional growth and sustainable development
  • Multilateral and regional trade agreements
  • Sustainable reporting standards (GRI, SASB)
  • Free trade

4. Financial markets

  • Monetary policy
  • Banking system
  • Central bank and crisis management
  • Non-banking financial system

5.  Migration, inequality, social injustice

  • Internal migration and urban change
  • Diaspora externalities
  • Remittances
  • Brain gain and brain drain
  • Gender inequality budgeting and auditing in RPO-s.
  • Education and social inequality
  • Poverty and migration
  • Social enterprise and poverty alleviation
  • The role of financial reporting in reducing poverty in developing countries

6. ICT, business, and society

  • Open innovation IT solutions
  • Governmental and business sector informatics, challenges for innovation
  • Shared economy
  • Integrating ICT in education and virtual learning
  • E-marketing and social media management
  • Digital and social media analytics
  • E-commerce and multichannel marketing
  • Marketing, sales and customer service automation
  • Logistics
  • Transportation

7.   Tourism

  • Promoting sustainable tourism
  • Tourism industry resilience and the Covid-19 aftermath
  • Protected areas and tourism
  • Destination marketing and management
  • Human resources and the tourism industry
  • Blue tourism

8.  Training and development

  • E-learning and blended learning
  • Professional development
  • Performance evaluation
  • Upskilling and reskilling
  • Alternative ways of teaching and creative teaching methods
  • Educational institutions and business

9. Trade and global value chains

  • Growth
  • Productivity
  • E-commerce
  • Free trade
  • Transportation
  • Logistics

In addition to these eight tracks comprising a non-exhaustive list of topics, papers can be submitted to the conference's general theme.

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