November 11 – 12, 2016
The 2016 IEECA/JEECAR International Conference assembled in Prague, November 11-12 in partnership with University of Economics, Prague, MacEwan University from Canada, University of Hradec Králové from Czechia, and Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic. Fifty two conference delegates came from various countries including: Australia, Canada, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, USA, and many others.
Dr. Richard Brunet-Thornton, JEECAR Associated Editor and Professor of University of Economics, Prague was a main driver behind the Conference success. This year, the Conference was addressed by three guest speakers: Professor Henry Mintzberg, an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Professor Yadong Luo from University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida, and Thomas Hanson, IEECA Director and former Ambassador and U.S. diplomat to Central and Eastern Europe. Presentations were divided into four tracks: Organizational Development; Workforce Diversity and Multiculturalism; Process Improvement and Technology; and International Trade.
Dr. Nikolay Megits, IEECA President and JEECAR Editor-in-Chief in his opening remarks discussed the mission and objective of the Institute of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, putting an emphasis on Journal JEECAR published by Institute. The goals of both organizations is to bring together international academicians and business professionals by annual conferences to present papers to be published in the JEECAR journal. JEECAR is a multi-disciplinary biannual publication aimed at publishing high-quality, original, innovative, peer-reviewed research about current economic issues in the rapidly changing Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.
A main goal of this year Prague conference was to discuss the most current trends in management, international business, and trade through presentations by the authors.
During the two days, 19 research proposals and manuscripts were presented. List of research titles and authors can be obtained on the Conference website at http://ieeca.org/tracks-and-presentations/
This conference promoted a vibrant connection among the participants from around the world. Everyone was very interested in the presented research articles and the level of the presentations was excellent. Again, the scale of international collaboration and the discussion of global issues were collaborated with a great understanding and acceptance.
We look forward to the fourth IEECA/JEECAR conference slated for October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.