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 Call for papers


The World Economy Research Institute`s 14th Annual Conference
Fostering Innovation and Competitiveness:
Towards Smart Manufacturing and Services in Europe

Warsaw, October 16th, 2020

The World Economy Research Institute (WERI) together with the Department of European Integration and Law at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) are pleased to announce the 14th Annual Conference on Innovation and Competitiveness.

In contemporary economy, we observe the growing importance of service sector, with the simultaneous expansion of service functions in industry and agriculture. In many respects, the traditional boundaries between services and manufacturing are becoming less clear. On the one hand, there is the industrialisation of services and, on the other hand, an increasing emphasis on the service component in manufacturing activities, which is often linked to the development of new technologies. The above observations indicate the growing importance of the service sector for socio-economic development. Therefore, the following question arises: how may smart manufacturing and services contribute to a competitive advantage in contemporary world economy? The World Economy Research Institute’s 14th Annual Conference on competitiveness will seek to answer this question.

We invite papers related to the following topics:
  • theoretical and practical aspects of international competitiveness in particular with focus on service sector, especially knowledge intensive business services;
  • competitive position of selected economies, taking into account the development of service sector;
  • economic policy, in particular in the area of service sector development.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts electronically (up to 250 words in MS Word or PDF format) to:
Submissions should contain: the title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), address(es), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es). Templates are downloadable from the Conference`s website.
Papers may be submitted by the authors to International Journal of Management and Economics. They will be published in this journal if accepted accordingly to double-blind review procedure.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 10, 2020.
Notifications on acceptance will be sent to the authors by September 18, 2020.
Participants presenting a paper during the conference are asked to submit their full papers by October 5, 2020.
Registration deadline: October 11, 2020.

Conference fee
The conference is free of charge.

More information about the conference will be made available on the Conference`s website.


Anna Maria Dzienis, PhD
WERI, SGH Warsaw School of Economics
al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland
tel. +48 22 5649370, email: