Thursday, March 11, 2010

International Conference Announces Speakers and Renews Call for Papers

"Contemporary Views on Business: Partnering for the Future" (Combi2010) is an important forum for knowledge co-creation and intellectual exchange emphasising partnering and international knowledge transfer as sources of competitive edge. In Combi2010, you are reserved plenty of time for lively dialogue, responsive thought transference and ideation.

Submit online your abstract of 1500-5000 characters or a full-length paper on 30 March 2010 the latest @

Combi2010 actively seeks to promote synergies between business and academia. Besides traditional Keynote, Invited and competitive paper presentation sessions, our international conference programme contains tailor-made modules such as Practicums, R&D&I Rendezvous and Academic Writing Tutorial to satisfy even the most demanding needs of faculty members, business executives and post-graduate students.
As part of the Conference social programme, Combi2010 participants will be offered an opportunity to visit for example one of the seven Unesco World Heritage sites in Finland, the Finnish Science Center and National Park. You do not want to miss the themed evening banqueting opportunities either with Reception and Gala Dinner included.
Combi2010 is hosted by four Universities of Applied Sciences from the larger Metropolitan region (HAMK, Helsinki Metropolia, Laurea, LUAS) and is being organised in collaboration with partners incl. e.g.
• International Chamber of Commerce Finland
• SIVECO Romania SA
• Efficient Consumer Response Finland
• Regional Organisation of Enterprises in Uusimaa
• International Network for Scientific Information
• 8 international scientific journals.
Combi2010 has 20 Tracks representing the subject fields of Business Studies, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Please consult the attached Call documents for details. The Track Chairs represent a large variety of both business and research specialists from Japan, Yemen, Malaysia, China, India, Romania, the U.S., the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Portugal and Finland. Also public bodies are involved such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD and the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control INRIA.
Combi2010 Keynotes and Invited Speakers represent both business and academia, and come from prestigious affiliations and corporations worldwide. Join the presence of for example

• Evert Gummesson, Stockholm University School of Business: “New service ideas about customers as co-creators of value together with suppliers, other customers (C2C) and other stakeholders in a network”
• Mary Lou Roberts, Harvard University Extension School: "Getting Paypack from Your Social Media Efforts"
• Tero J. Kauppinen, VIA Group: ”Mastering Managerial Leadership and the use of the G-factor for your own organisation”
• Vincent Dessain, Harvard Business School Europe Research Center: ”Social Responsibility and Innovation”
• Håkan Håkansson, BI Norwegian School of Management: “A jungle or a rainforest? – Business in Networks”
• Veli-Pekka Niitamo, Nokia/CKIR: “Innovating in a Networked Operational Environment”
• Erkko Autio, Imperial College London: ”Building momentum for innovation ecosystems”
• Jukka Ahtikari, Logica Finland: "Developing Open Architecture in a Heterogeneous Operational Environment"
• Richard A. Lancioni, Temple University: “The Impact of Strategic Pricing on Worldwide Revenue Growth”
• Alan Barrell, University of Cambridge/University of Xiamen: “Creativity, entrepreneurship and innovativeness”

Best Paper in Conference will be awarded. All the accepted papers will be published in the printed, ISSN/ISBN identified, Conference Proceedings and in an electronic format on a USB drive. In addition to this, the best papers chosen by Track Chairs are eligible for publication as double blind peer reviewed articles at least in the International Journal of Technology Diffusion, International Journal of Management Innovation Systems, Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Journal of Management Sciences, International Journal of Administration and Governance, Research Journal of Social Sciences and Current Science International.
If you are available to serve as a manuscript reviewer, and/or a session chair or discussant, please do volunteer online at In order to help the Track Chairs to prepare the assignments for you, please indicate your area(s) of expertise when signing up for the position.
Please feel free to circulate this email and distribute the attached Call documents among your peers. We would be also delighted, if your home institution could post online the attached Combi2010 banner and link it to the Combi2010 website.
Keep your eye at for the latest developments. The Calls close by the end of March 2010.

The Combi2010 Organising Committee awaits to see you in Finland next October!

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