Track & Chairs

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 2023 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