16th International Conference
Economies of the Balkan and Eastern European Countries
ΕΒΕΕC 2024

May 17-19, 2024

Vilnius, Lithuania


International Hellenic University, Department of Finance and Accounting

Mykolas Romeris University, Faculty of Public Governance and Business, Lithuania

Conference Venue: Mykolas Romeris University

Ateities st. 20, LT-08303, Vilnius


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Conference Theme: Resilience, Sustainability, and Social Progress

Abstracts of the EBEEC 2024 

Program of the EBEEC 2024



Call for Papers

The economies of the Balkans and Eastern European countries have undergone almost two decades of significant change, affecting their characteristics and their adaptation to the new economic environment. This course has brought significant difficulties to the fore, highlighted the many problems that the countries of the region face, and led to differences between states regarding their growth patterns and the enhancement of their economies. Thus, this conference aims to: engage in a comprehensive discussion and assessment of the economic policies implemented over the past two decades; address prospective challenges; and investigate sector-specific economy policies that are considered necessary so that these countries can be integrated and can attain as much benefit as possible. Moreover, continuous uncertainty, a lack of sustained stability, the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical upheavals, and energy crises present formidable challenges for researchers, policymakers, and both the private and public sectors. These disruptions have caused economic instability; hence, addressing them is paramount. Furthermore, this conference calls upon the research community to confront these challenges to foster resilient, sustainable, digitally driven, and globally competitive economic transitions beyond efficiency and productivity, and to reinforce the roles and contributions of human beings.
In line with prevailing global trends – as outlined in the 2050 long-term strategy, the Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, and the new European Innovation Agenda – this year’s conference will focus on addressing the following key themes :

  • Sustainability and Global Competitiveness;
  • Resilience and Economic Security;
  • Digital Disruptions.

The conference has a specific interest in the developing economies in the Mediterranean, Balkans, and Eastern Europe and in studies investigating the state of the debate around corporate governance in less-developed capital market states.

Papers accepted for the conference must relate to the broader field of sustainable economic regional development, specifically focusing on advancing Resilience, Sustainability, and Social Progress. In general, papers to be accepted for the conference must relate to the broader domain of economic science and health management, with particular reference to research and experiences that could be interesting for the Balkans and Eastern Europe regions.

EBEEC Special Interest Working Groups

Special Interest Working Groups (SIG) serve as a forum for dialogue and interaction around designated issue areas. Working Group participants discuss the issues of their group theme during the conference dates on site and remotely on specific dates during the year. The idea is to create an extended and focused dialogue between group colleagues. This form of engagement may stimulate new research questions and project ideas among other benefits. Each Special Interest Working Group works under the responsibility of a contact person who is the leader of the group. Each contact person gathers and coordinates the participants of the group. Special Interest Working Groups are open to all EBEEC participants. You are kindly invited to contact the responsible person for the group(s) you are interested to participate.


SIG 1. Prospects for Resilient Economies in the Face of Uncertainty

Bartuševičienė Ilona, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

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SIG 2. Marketing

Daskou Sofia, Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus

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SIG 3. Operational Excellence and IT Governance, Risk and Business-IT Alignment

Dilger Thomas, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

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SIG 4. Decarbonization and sustainability pathways: technology, climate change risk management and business bevahiour

Horobet Alexandra, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

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SIG 5. Bioeconomy, climate change, sustainability and the agri-food sector

Karelakis Christos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

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SIG 6. Corporate governance, CSR and ESG

Koufopoulos Dimitrios – Director of the Global MBA programme at the University of London Visiting Professor in the School of Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck University and Founder and Director of Research at the Hellenic Observatory of Corporate Governance.

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SIG 7. Management and healthcare systems in Balkan and Eastern Countries

Persiani Niccolò, University of Florence, Italy

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SIG 8. Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers

Gentjan Skara,  Epoka University, Albania

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Publication Opportunity

Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the:

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: January 31, February 16, 2024

Notification of decision: February 28, 2024

Full Paper Submission: May 14, 2024

Conference Dates: May 17–19, 2024

Conference Program

It will be announced soon


The conference topic list includes:

  • Accounting, Auditing, Taxation
  • Artificial Intelligence Opportunities for Development
  • Bioeconomy
  • Business Information Systems and Entrepreneurship
  • Cities, Regions and Digital Transformations
  • Comparative Economics
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance
  • Cultural Heritage and Regional Development
  • Demographic Change and Population in Economy
  • Digital transformation of local self-government
  • E- Government and E- Governance
  • Economic and Public Policy
  • Economic Growth, Development and Sustainability
  • Energy and Green Growth
  • Energy Economics
  • European Crisis and the Balkans
  • Finance and Investments
  • Financial and Capital Markets
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Globalisation: Critical Views
  • Health Economics, Education Economics
  • Hospitality industry
  • Human - Environmental Interactions
  • ICT’s, Big Data and Regional Science
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Regional Development
  • International and European Political Economy
  • International Business
  • International Economics
  • International Relations
  • Knowledge Economics, Management and Innovation
  • Labour Markets and Immigration
  • Machine Learning & Regional Development
  • Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Management and Marketing
  • Mobility, Transport and Accessibility
  • Monetary Economics and Banking
  • Multinational Enterprises and Foreign Direct Investments
  • Poverty, Income Distribution and Social Inequalities
  • Public Sector Economics and Public Finance
  • Regional Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Regional, Urban and Rural Development
  • Regional Integration with special reference to the EU
  • Smart Specialization & Smart Cities
  • Social and Spatial Inequalities
  • Social Innovation
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Sustainable Development & Agenda 2030
  • Technological development in the 21st Century
  • Tourism and Culture
  • Tourism Economics
  • 3D Printing & Regional Development
  • 4th Industry Revolution & Regional Development

Conference Venue

Address: Mykolas Romeris University,
Ateities st. 20, LT-08303, Vilnius