Call for Papers

Tracks & Chair

In the last few decades, emerging economies have grown at extraordinary rates attracting spotlights to their global competitive and comparative advantages. Additionally, technological advances are transforming the strategy and growth trajectory of organizations worldwide.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) compose a major part of organizations responsible for growth rates in countries. Economic, social, human, and natural resources conditions shape the bright and dark side of this relation. In the same way emerging countries are highly populated and present intense market power, they are also face poor infrastructure and fiscal issues that need to be addressed. Several emerging countries have a lot to offer in terms of innovative topics to be studied by researchers all over the world. For that reason, we provide a new academic and entrepreneurial environment to discuss the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in emerging countries. India, the host country of GCSMES 2021 is a key member of BRICS, and along with other developing economies, offer researchers, practitioners and policy makers a great opportunity to convene and deliberate on issues around the opportunities and challenges facing the sector in the new millennium.

Submissions in the form of case study, conceptual, empirical and practitioner papers are invited in the following (but not limited) tracks.




Competitiveness and Performance

CSR, Ethics and Governance

Cross Cultural Issues

CRM and e-Business

Customer Engagement and Relationship Marketing in SMEs

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Environmental Quality Management and Sustainability & Green business

Family Business


Franchising and Outsourcing

Gender and minority issues

Healthcare services

Human Resource Management

ICT and Innovation

International Business/Management
Internationalization of Small Firms

Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Knowledge Management & Entrepreneurship Education 

Legal Issues

Mindfulness & Entrepreneurship

Multinational and Transnational Enterprise

Operations Strategy

Small Business Marketing Research

SME/Entrepreneurial Marketing Strategy

Service Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship

SMEs, Economic Development & Sustainability

Supply Network Management

Tourism and Hotel Research


 Women-owned Businesses

Important Dates
Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission* February 28, 2021
Early Bird Registration March 20, 2021
Final Registration and Final Submission (Proceedings Ready) July 15, 2021
Doctoral Colloquium and Industry Workshop July 26, 2021
Presentations (Parallel Sessions) July 27 & 28, 2021

* Extended Abstracts (between 1000-1500 words) will be published in the proceedings, as such authors who choose to publish extended abstract need not submit another full paper for the proceedings.

Paper Submission Format


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Manuscripts must adhere to the following format:

  • Times New Roman 
  • Maximum 10 Pages Single Spacing (for Full Paper)
  • APA Referencing Style

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Publication Opportunities

All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN. Selected high quality papers will be processed further for publication in special issue of top-quality journals and a research book.