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7th International Conference
25-26 May 2012 / Poznan, Poland 
Conference program
will be posted after May 20th

Call for papers

Submission table


Professor Charles Wankel Associate Professor, St. John's University, New York.
Vice-Rector Honorary Poznan University College of Business
Author of forthcoming work, Contemporary Management: A Global Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan).
Keynote Speaker, 2012 Innovation in Management Conference.

Dr Peter Odrakiewicz, Dean of Managerial Philology PWSB,Adj.Professor

Human Resources Ambassador-Academy of Management USA,
Vice-Rector-Honorary Poznan University College of Business.
Partium Christian University-Visiting Professor
Co-chair Innovation in Management Conference.

The 7th International Innovation in Management Conference - Cooperating Globally is organized by the Poznan University College of Business in cooperation with the the Global Management Institute, the Canadian-Polish Management Institute and Human Resource Ambassador of the Academy of Management for Poland .

The keynote address, entitled “Emerging approaches to training and education for global sustainability in a time of change, challenge and opportunity” will be given by Dr. Charles Wankel, Associate Professor of Management at St. Johns University in New York. Columbia University’s American Assembly identified him as one of the nation’s top experts on Total Quality Management. In addition to his prolific writing of numerous scholarly articles, monographs, and chapters, Dr. Wankel is the co-author of the top selling textbooks in management. He is the leading founder and director of scholarly virtual communities for management professors, and currently directs seven such communities with thousands of participants in more than seventy nations.

This keynote address will be followed by introductory remarks which will be given by Dr. Peter Odrakiewicz, Human Resources Ambassador of the Academy of Management. Additionally, Dr. Odrakiewicz is the Dean and Honorary Vice-Rector for International Relations at the Poznan University College of Poznan, Poland.

We are inviting scholars and practitioners to submit papers, roundtable discussion proposals and posters for presentation related to the conference theme of cooperating globally. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative management
  • Competence management
  • Global economic and managerial issues in logistics
  • Human resources management
  • Public relations management
  • Organizational challenges
  • International business and management studies
  • Strategic management
  • Integrity and anticorruption
  • Social issues in management
  • Communication in organizations
  • Humanities and management
  • Intercultural management-the meaning of intercultural communication in business
  • Managerial linguistics,
  • European business and management studies
  • Ergonomics, health, safety and environmental issues
  • Finance, risk and marketing management
  • Networking, social media, new methods in management


Prof.dr hab. Peter Szaffko
University of Debrecen co-organized with Poznan University College of Business

The organizers are pleased to invite papers in a special field of study combining the three subjects in the above section title: Business related to Language related to Management. In our world of speedy globalization business cannot do without special language competencies (oral presentations, public speaking, translation, interpretation, etc.) and language learning requires a constant renewal of and alternative approaches to classroom management, curriculum management and language school management. English is the lingua franca of international business but languages of each nation should be appreciated and promoted as part of a multicultural world. The conference organizers would be happy to see papers on issues which touch upon the above aspects and present possible answers to the new challenges. The section is organized by Professor Péter Szaffkó, Director of Debrecen Summer School teaching Hungarian language and culture since 1927, Associate Professor and Ambassador of the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and Visiting Professor of Poznan University College of Business. If you have any questions regarding the section or the conference, please contact him at: szaffkopeter@gmail.com.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts and full papers by 20 March 2012. Each submission must be accompanied by the registration form found at: www.imconference.eu Follow only APA style /see apastyle.org for further details/

The submission of abstracts and proposals should be contained in a single file (MS Word), and sent to the Scientific Committee as an email attachment. The submission should include:
  • Title
  • Name of author(s)
  • Email address
  • Institution
  • Mailing address
  • Abstract (one page)
  • Completed paper (not exceeding 15 pages)

Authors are advised to visit the conference website (www.imconference.eu) for further guidelines on the submission of abstracts and full manuscripts. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all submissions and notify authors, no later than 10 May 2012, as to whether their submissions have been accepted, rejected, or are still undergoing review. Additionally, titles of accepted articles will be posted on the conference website. The full PowerPoint presentation, poster/scan/ or alternative (video + PowerPoint) presentation, must be received by May 15 2012.


The best papers will be considered for the publication in the Global Management Journal and could be considered for submission to major scientific journals. The scientific committee may include selected papers in a monography.


  • Members of cooperating institutions – 200 EU
  • PWSB faculty – 100 EU
  • General submission – 250 EU
  • Publication consideration only without presentation 100E/admin.cost/

The deadline for full payment of the conference fees is May 12, 2012
Please pay to:
ING Bank Śląski S.A.
ul. Piekary 7 POLAND
No BIC (Swift)
EUR 78 1050 1520 1000 0023 1820 4654

Account of Poznan University College of Business /PWSB Poland/. Please state your name and university or organization affiliation.


Scholarly Program Committee

Przykładowy obraz                        Przykładowy obraz        

Prof. Ch. Wankel    Prof. R.E. Berenbeim    Prof. P. Szaffko    Dr P. Odrakiewicz    Dr K. Czainska     
Prof. S. Magala    dr B. Kozyra


Charles Wankel, St. John’s University, New York; Katarzyna Czainska, Poznan University College of Business; Sławomir Magala, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management; Peter Odrakiewicz, Poznan University College of Business; Helena Desivilya, Max Stern Emek Yezreel College; ; Hamid Kazeroony, Walden University; Dr Beata Kozyra,Poznan University College of Business; Adam Sułkowski, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian Technical University; Alžbeta Kiráľová, VSO Prague - University of Business in Prague; Przemysław Żywiczyński, Poznan University College of Business; Buck Buchanan, Defiance College; Shiv K Tripathi, Mzumbe University, Tanzania

Cooperating Globally

The panoply of attempted solutions to the global financial crisis as we enter the second decade of the new millennium underscores the welter of connections in the global economy in which we live. Despite the feeling that one should attempt to disconnect from the wider global mess in retreat, it is not a real option. Global cooperation by managers is not an idle thought nor a plea for collective moral responsibility, but rather the key to worldwide success. This conference will explore the many meanings of global collaboration and seek to provide a sharing of strategic approaches and lessons learned relevant to confronting this business epoch’s unfolding reality.


Poznan University College of Business
(Poznańska Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu )
ul. Niedziałkowskiego 18
61-579 Poznań, Poland

Phone Contact

Dr Peter Odrakiewicz Co-chair

2009 Conference Co-chair (direct + 48 501 443 014)

University college tel/fax +48 61 833-1433

Email Contact:


Organizational Committee:

Tomasz Sworowski, Wojciech Grala, William Strnad, Aleksandra Knapik, Katarzyna Buczek, Krystyna Horemska