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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute a major part of organizations responsible for growth rates in countries. Recent developments in the world have created new opportunities and challenges for SMEs and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe. These developments have also intensified the need for these organizations to review their competitive contexts and strategies. Rapid technological advances, growth of the circular economy, non-ownership business models, global supply chain management complexities, environmental vulnerabilities, resources depletion, the pandemic, and recent propagation of nationalistic ideologies are just a few examples of environmental trends that are compelling small firms worldwide to redefine their strategies and growth trajectory.

GCSMES 2023 provides a great opportunity for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the light of these developments. Cyprus, the host country of GCSMES 2023 is a key economy in Europe with beautiful natural, heritage and created resources that offer researchers, practitioners and policy makers a great opportunity to convene and deliberate on issues around the opportunities, challenges and strategies of SMEs and entrepreneurial firms in the new millennium.

We invite submissions in the form of case study, conceptual, empirical and practitioner papers to the following (but not limited) tracks.

Track Chair

Accounting & Inventory Management

Alexandros Garefallakis - Hellenic Mediterranean University
Pratik Maheshwar – NITIE, Mumbai, India

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT & ICT Mgt.

Sachin Kamble – EDHEC Business School, France.
Surabhi Verma – University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Branding, Business-to-Business & Service Management

Chris Enyinda – Ajman University, UAE.
Maria Opulencia - Ajman University, UAE.

Circular Economy & Environmental Quality Mgt.

Charbel Jabbour - EMLYON Business School, France.
Beatriz de Sousa Jabbour - EM Normandie Business School, France. 

Crowd Sourcing, Creative Thinking, Creativity & Knowledge Management

Yi Li – Xidian University, China.
Marie Capel – KCC, Australia.

CRM and eCommerce

Obaid Al-Shuridah – KFUPM Business School, Saudi Arabia.
Zeina Reicha - American University of Cyprus.

CSR, Ethics and Governance

Pantelitsa Eteokleous - American University of Cyprus.
Avros Morphitis - American University of Cyprus.

Economic Development & SMEs

Shrabani Saha - University of Lincoln, UK.
Xin (Amy) Zhai – Peking University, China.

Entrepreneurship Education

Marios Katsioloudes - American University of Cyprus.
Marina Constantinou - University of Lincoln, UK.

Entrepreneurship Psychology, New Ventures & Start-ups

Marc Zabbal - American University of Cyprus.
Anabel Drousiotis - American University of Cyprus.

Entrepreneurial Marketing, Customer Engagement and Relationship Mgt.

Zeina Reicha - American University of Cyprus.
Nusarath Kutty - Qatar University, Qatar.

Family Business

Eleni Costea - University of Cyprus.
Rawa Alwadani – Qatar University, Qatar.

Finance, Fintech & Cryptocurrency

Aristeidis Samitas - Zayed University, UAE.
Polina Ellina - American University of Cyprus.
Soteria Charalambous - Cyprus University of Technology.

Franchising & Outsourcing

Arne Nygaard – Kristiania University, Norway.
Gibson Chunwe – Anambra State University, Nigeria.

Gender, Women & Minority Businesses

Eleftheria Atta - American University of Cyprus.
Andrie Georgiadou - University of Nottingham, UK.
Christiana Ierodiakonou - University of Cyprus.

International Business (MNEs), Internationalization of Small Firms & Cross-cultural Mgt.

Dilber Ulas – Ankara University, Turkey.
Hatice Calipinar - Hacettepe University, Turkey.

Hospitality, Luxury Consumption & Service Research

Fevzi Okumus - University of Central Florida, USA.
Nusarath Kutty – Qatar University, Qatar.

HRM, Leadership & Industrial Relations

Vicky Katsioloudes – Cyprus International Institute of Management.
Andri Michaelidou - University of Cyprus.

Information Systems and ICT Mgt.

Geetika Jain – Keel University, UK.
Ariana Polyviou - University of Nicosia.

Innovation Strategy, Service Innovation, Sustainable and Grassroots Innovations

Abdalkareem Awwad – Qatar University, Qatar.
Manoj Kharat – National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.

Operations Strategy

Khee-hung Lai - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Edwin Cheng - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Small Business Economics

Dario Pontiggia - American University of Cyprus.
George Anayiotos - American University of Cyprus.

Strategic Management

Sajid Alvi - DIMR, Pune-India.
Yasir Fadol - Qatar University, Qatar.

Supply Network, Logistics Management & Pandemic

Manoj Tiwari - National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India.
Diego Vazquez-Brust - University of Portsmouth, UK.

Sustainability, Sustainable Consumption & Production

George Hadjinicolas - University of Cyprus.
Giancarlo Pereira - Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, Brazil.

Tourism Mgt. & Tourism Entrepreneurship

Nelson Ndubisi – Qatar University, Qatar.
Giannis Theophanous – UNICAF, Cyprus.
Christiana Stylianou - Cyprus University of Technology.