5th International Scientific Conference on IT, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture

ITEMA 2021

October 21, 2021
ONLINE-Virtual

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The aim of ITEMA 2021 conference is to bring together academic community (experts, scientists, engineers, researchers, students and others) and publication of their papers with the purpose of popularization of science and their personal and collective affirmation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conference will take place virtually and ONLINE with 35% registration fee discount.

Program will combine presentations of the latest scientific developments in Information Technologies, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture, interactive discussions and other forms of interpersonal exchange of experiences.

ITEMA 2020 Selected Papers FINAL

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ITEMA 2020 Conference Proceedings FINAL

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ITEMA 2020 Book of Abstracts FINAL

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List of ITEMA 2020 papers accepted for publication in the conference partner publications

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The conference theme is

Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism,
Economics, Management and
Agriculture

All accepted full papers for the ITEMA 2021 International Scientific Conference will be placed in the ITEMA 2021 Conference Proceedings Pre-draft. Afterwards there will be three circles of full papers’ selection from the ITEMA 2021 Conference Proceedings pre-draft:

1st Circle – Selected papers will be published in the publication titled: ITEMA 2021 Selected Papers – the 5th Conference on IT, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture with an ISSN number. This publication will be submitted to indexation and / or publication and / or the listing at the ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SCOPUS, EBSCO, CiteSeerX, ERA, ProQuest, Google Books, Google Scholar database and so on.

2nd Circle –  Extended and improved versions of the selected papers will be published in a monograph as book chapters. There will be additional independent peer review process.

3rd Circle – Extended and improved versions of the selected papers will be published in highly esteemed partner journals published in different countries by different faculties and universities.

If the full paper is being published in one of the above named publications from the three circles, its abstract will be published in the ITEMA 2021 Book of Abstracts (ISBN  and ISSN numbers will be assigned). 

Other, non-selected full papers, but accepted for the conference, will be published in the ITEMA 2021 Conference Proceedings (ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers will be assigned).

Full paper and abstract publication does not require online or virtual presentation.

Certificate of attendance will be send by regular mail to all registred authors after the conference.

Official language of the ITEMA 2021 conference is English. Papers may be written and presented in English.

Except conference registration fee, there are no any additional nor hidden publication costs.

In order to avoid high commission of money transfer by bank wire transfer which may go up to 35% of the transferred amount, participants may pay the conference registration fee via PayPal (5% commission).

All received papers prior peer review process will be subject of plagiarism check with iThenticate by Turnitin software. Afterwards, papers will be peer reviewed by the reviewers drawn from the scientific committee or external reviewers depending on the topic, title and the subject matter of the paper.

Selection of papers which will be presented at the conference day will be based upon quality, originality, and relevance.

Publication of one paper prior requires payment of one registration fee, regardless of the number of authors (is there one author or two/three co-authors). Each participant may submit a maximum of two papers. Number of co-authors per paper is limited to three.

ITEMA 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate 1

FINANCIAL LEASING IN THE FUNCTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (STATISTICAL APPROACH)

Slobodan Subotić, University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Transportation Doboj, Doboj, Republic of Srpska, B&H

Goran Mitrović, Drina Insurance a.d. Milici, Republic of Srpska, B&H

Vladimir Marković, Drina Insurance a.d. Milici, Republic of Srpska, B&H

ITEMA 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate 2

EXPLORING SMART CITY RESEARCH FROM INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES

Mario Jadrić, University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Cvite Fiskovica 5, 21000 Split, Croatia

ITEMA 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate 3

Living on Croatian Islands – Perceptions and Realities of Island Development Policy

Željka Kordej-De Villa, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, Zagreb, Croatia

Sunčana Slijepčević, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, Zagreb, Croatia

ITEMA 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate 4

Creating Personalized Guest Experience Journey in Leisure Hotel

Suzana Markovic, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Rijeka, Ika, Primorska 42, Opatija, Croatia

Matina Gjurasic, Institute for Tourism, Vrhovec 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

ITEMA 2020 Best Paper Award Candidate 5

Safe haven, hedge and diversification for stock markets: Gold versus Silver

Ana Farinha, Escola Superior de Ciências Empresarias – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Rui Dias, Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal & CEFAGE, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Paula Heliodoro, Escola Superior de Ciências Empresarias – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Paulo Alexandre, Escola Superior de Ciências Empresarias – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Presentation mode for 5th ITEMA Conference

There are two options: virtual and online (live presentation).

1. Virtual: Participants who would like to join us via virtual presentation should email us their “voice over PowerPoint” presentation narrated in English in a duration of max 10 minutes (this short instructional video presents how the narration may be done, here you can find additional instruction on how to do it);

2. Online (live presentation): Participants who would like to join us via online (live) presentation will be able to present their papers live. Each presenter will have 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q/A.

Details about these options (software, submission deadline of “voice over PowerPoint” presentation, etc.) will be provided to participants after abstract submission.

МULTILINGUAL COMMUNICATION WITH GERMAN-SPEAKING BUSINESS PARTNERS

Elena Cickovska University “St. Kliment Ohridski”- Bitola, Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, Kej Makedonija 95, 6000 Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.952 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information...

A GIS BASED METHOD OF MODELING THE MAXIMAL RESISTANCE TEMPERATURES OF CORN IN THE TERRITORY OF EUROPE

Aleksandar Valjarević Dragica Živković University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad, Serbia University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.1030 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent...

BUSINESS PROCESSES IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Nataša Dragišić Jelena Joković DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.694 ​ 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture - ITEMA 2018 - Graz, Austria, November 8, 2018,...

INSURTECH: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INSURANCE SECTOR

Marija Koprivica Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Kamenička 6, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.619 ​ 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and...

THE IMPORTANCE OF SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION ON DIFFERENT LANGUAGES FOR SAAS BUSINESSES

Rodica Bogdan Jeanine Naomi Bogdan Ioana Claudia Horea Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Oradea, str.Universității nr.1, Romania DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ITEMA.2018.26 ​ 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information...

RETHINKING THE SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC PACKAGING FOR FOODSTUFFS

Rodica Pamfilie Alexandru Jurconi Department for Business, Consumer Science And Quality Management, Faculty of Business and Tourism, Bucharest University of Economic Studies – 41, Dacia Blvd., Bucharest – 1, Romania Business Administration Doctoral School, Bucharest...

SOCIOCULTURAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF EVENTS ON LOCAL COMMUNITY

Özlem Küçükakça Institute of Business Studies, Szent Istvan University, H-2100 Gödöllö, Pater Karoly utca 1, Hungary DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.702 ​ 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism,...

THE POSITION OF ENERGY SECURITY IN THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Andrej Zrak Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Bratislava, Dolnozemská cesta 1/b, 852 35 Bratislava, Slovak Republic DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.1072 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information...

MANAGING THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IN SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

Marija Dragičević Anamarija Pisarović Marina Jerinić University of Dubrovnik, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia Institute for International Relationship, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.716 ​...

FACTORS OF EMPLOYEES’ SATISFACTION IN WORKPLACES FROM A METHODOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW

Maja Vojinović Faculty of Management, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/itema.2018.812 2nd International Scientific Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture - ITEMA 2018 - Graz,...

ITEMA 2020 Keynote Speaker: Jasmina Gržinić

Full-time professor, Department of Tourism at the Faculty of Economics and Tourism «Dr. Mijo Mirković», at the Juraj Dobrila University in Pula, Croatia.

She has published over 90 scientific papers, 5 books and presented papers at over 20 international scientific conferences.

She is a member of the editorial boards of 7 international scientific journals.

ITEMA 2020 Keynote speaker Ulas Akkucuk

Associate Professor at Bogazici University, Department of Management, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Dr. Akkucuk has a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Rutgers University (USA). 

He has recently been appointed as editor in chief for International Journal of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technologies (IJESGT). Also, he is the assistant editor for Journal of Global Business Insights responsible for IT and E-Business area. 

He has edited 7 books for IGI Global two of which have been indexed by Web of Science and others by Scopus.

Special emphasis for ITEMA 2021 is given to the key topic:

Pandemic Crisis – Challenges and Forecasting for a Sustainable Future

 

The world is in a pandemic crisis. States, multilateral organizations, companies, entrepreneurs and citizens are in urgent need for strategies to fight, cope with and ease pandemic as well as to protect their societies and economies during and after the crisis.

We welcome empirical or theoretical contributions with general case studies and literature surveys which meet ITEMA 2021 conference criteria and deal with the key topic Pandemic Crisis – Challenges and Forecasting for a Sustainable Future. The following areas and key words are of the particular interest, but not limited to:

Information technology

  • Digital transformation of the society: opportunities and challenges
  • Technology and its values in the outbreak of coronavirus

 Tourism

  • Tourism in crisis: global threats to sustainable tourism futures
  • Resilience of tourism city brands
  • Local impact of pandemic on host-guest relationships in tourism cities
  • Changes in travel behaviors and responses from tourism cities
  • Innovation-based responses by smart tourism cities
  • Virtual city tourism perspectives as alternative experiences to physical travel

Economics and Management

  • Cross-country studies of pandemic impact on the economy
  • Economic history of pandemic crisis
  • Emerging markets and the pandemic
  • European Union, the Euro Area and the pandemic
  • Global competitiveness and pandemic
  • Long-term socio-economic effects of the pandemic crisis
  • Pandemic and employment

 

  • Pandemic and financial markets
  • Pandemic crisis and macroeconomic developments
  • Pandemic crisis and sovereign debt
  • Pandemic crisis and wealth distribution
  • Private households and pandemic crisis
  • The economics of shut down
  • The relationship of state and markets to overcome the pandemic
  • The role of multilateral economic organizations in a pandemic crisis
  • The role of national and international development banks in pandemic crisis
  • The role of the state in pandemic crisis
  • International collaboration in the outbreak of coronavirus
  • Policy reactions and implications to emerging countries
  • What does the future hold in terms of social change (e.g., localization, new norms of behavior)?
  • HR pandemic plan
  • Pandemic Planning: How companies should respond
  • R&D and innovation management during Covid-19

Agriculture

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on agricultural and food systems worldwide
  • Post-COVID-19 agriculture and food security

 

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    The ITEMA Conference is Organised by

    Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans headquartered in Belgrade – Serbia is a non-governmental and non-profit association, founded in 2014 to support the development of scientific thought in the region, development of management and economics profession, as well as education of its members and the general public.

    ​The Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans currently has more than 200 members who came from more than 130 different institutions, more specifically, members from Balkans countries as associate members and honorary members from other countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, etc.).

    PREVIOUSLY REALIZED PROJECTS

    Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans with other partner institutions has successfully organized numerous international conferences.

    ERAZ 2018

    Second International Scientific Conference on Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times - EMAN 2018 

    Ljubljana, March 22, 2018 - Hotel M

    ​In the Conference Proceedings of the EMAN 2018 conference 106 double peer reviewed papers and 65 abstracts have been published on more than 1.000 pages. Besides that, 79 papers accepted for EMAN 2018 conference have been accepted for publication in conference partner journals also.

    Participation in the conference took a total of 280 researchers with the paper representing:

    • 21 different countries,
    • 99 different universities
    • 66 eminent faculties
    • 8 scientific institutes
    • 13 colleges and other
    EMAN 2018

    Second International Scientific Conference on Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times - EMAN 2018 

    Ljubljana, March 22, 2018 - Hotel M

    ​In the Conference Proceedings of the EMAN 2018 conference 106 double peer reviewed papers and 65 abstracts have been published on more than 1.000 pages. Besides that, 79 papers accepted for EMAN 2018 conference have been accepted for publication in conference partner journals also.

    Participation in the conference took a total of 280 researchers with the paper representing:

    • 21 different countries,
    • 99 different universities
    • 66 eminent faculties
    • 8 scientific institutes
    • 13 colleges and other
    LIMEN 2017

    Third international scientific conference titled: Leadership and Management - Integrated Politics of Research and Innovations - LIMEN 2017

    Hotel Moscow, Belgrade, December 14, 2017

    ​Other partner institutions: Faculty of Engineering Management - Belgrade, Modern Business School - Belgrade, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Faculty of Business Management and Informatics - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Business Academy Smilevski - BAS, Skopje, Macedonia, BAS Institute of Management, Bitola, Macedonia

    Participation in the conference took a total of 203 researchers with the paper representing:

    • 21 different countries
    • 52 different universities
    • 44 eminent faculties
    • 8 scientific institutes
    • 14 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and private enterprises, multinational companies, associations, etc.etc

    In the Conference Proceedings of the LIMEN 2017 conference 97 double peer reviewed papers and 19 abstracts have been published on more than 800 pages.

    ITEMA 2017

    International scientific conference on Recent Advances in IT, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture - ITEMA 2017

    Hotel Vitta Superior, Budapest, Hungary, October 26, 2017

    Participation in the conference took a total of 248 researchers with the paper representing:

    • 18 different countries
    • 68 different universities
    • 62 eminent faculties
    • 5 scientific institutes
    • 15 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and private enterprises, multinational companies, associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the ITEMA 2017 conference 108 papers and 20 abstracts double peer reviewed have been published on more than 950 pages.

    ERAZ 2017

    Third international scientific conference titled: Knowledge based sustainable economic development
    ERAZ 2017

    Hotel Metropol, Belgrade - June 8, 2017

    Other partner institutions: Faculty of Business Studies, Mediterranean University - Podgorica, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy - Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies - Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance, Belgrade.

    ​Participation in the conference took a total of 132 researchers with the paper- representing:

    • 17 different countries
    • 46 different universities
    • 45 eminent faculties
    • 5 scientific institutes
    • 10 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and
      private enterprises, multinational companies,
      associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the ERAZ 2017 conference 77 papers and 6 abstracts have been published on more than 650 pages.​

    EMAN 2017

    ​International Scientific Conference on Economics and Management: Globalization Challenges EMAN 2017

    Ljubljana - March 30, 2017 - Hotel M

    Other partner institutions: Faculty of Management Koper – Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School - Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty - Skopje, Macedonia and Faculty of Management - Zajecar, Serbia
    ​​
    Participation in the conference took a total of 285 researchers with the paper representing:

    • 17 different countries
    • 56 different universities
    • 69 eminent faculties
    • 12 scientific institutes
    • 14 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and private enterprises, multinational companies, associations, etc.

    ​In the Conference Proceedings of the EMAN 2017 conference 127 papers and 24 abstracts have been published on more than 1150 pages.

    LIMEN 2016

    Second International Scientific-Business Conference titled: Leadership and Management - Integrated Politics of Research and Innovations - LIMEN 2016

    Belgrade, December 15, 2016 - Hotel Moscow

    Other partner institutions: Faculty of Engineering Management - Belgrade, Modern Business School - Belgrade, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Faculty of Business Management and Informatics - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Business Academy Smilevski - BAS, Skopje, Macedonia, BAS Institute of Management, Bitola, Macedonia

    Participation in the conference took a total of 192
    researchers with the paper representing:

    • 16 different countries
    • 36 different universities
    • 37 eminent faculties
    • 5 scientific institutes
    • 9 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public
      and private enterprises, multinational
      companies, associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the LIMEN 2016
    conference 97 papers have been published on more
    than 800 pages.​

    ERAZ 2016

    ​International scientific conference ERAZ 2016 was held on June 16, 2016 in Hotel Palace in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference was opened by Miro Simonič- PhD, professor at the Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences from Celje, Slovenia. Also in the opening session of the conference participants were welcomed by Vuk Bevanda - PhD, president of organizing committee of ERAZ 2016 international scientific conference and professor at the Faculty of Business Studies, John Naisbitt University from Belgrade, Serbia.

    ​Participation in the conference took a total of 104 researchers - 28 from Serbia and 76 from abroad representing:

    • 15 different countries
    • 32 different universities
    • 28 eminent faculties
    • 2 scientific institutes
    • 7 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and
      private enterprises, multinational companies,
      associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the ERAZ 2016 conference 69 papers have been published on more than 600 pages.

    LIMEN 2015

    The organizers of the LIMEN 2015 conference - Faculty of Engineering Management - Belgrade, Modern Business School - Belgrade, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Faculty of Business Management and Informatics - Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Business Academy Smilevski - BAS, Skopje, Macedonia, BAS Institute of Management, Bitola, Macedonia and Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans headquartered in Belgrade - Serbia – have recognized the problem that nowadays exists in most modern organizations: so much management and too little of leadership; so they organized International Scientific-Business Conference titled: Leadership and Management: Integrated Politics of Research and Innovations - LIMEN 2015 in Belgrade on December 10, 2015 at the Hotel Excelsior.

    ​​Participation in the conference took a total of 169 researchers - 77 from Serbia and 92 from abroad representing:

    • 14 different countries
    • 39 different universities
    • 38 eminent faculties
    • two scientific institutes
    • 8 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and
      private enterprises, multinational companies,
      associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the LIMEN 2015 conference 95 papers have been published on more than 750 pages.

    ERAZ 2015

    Participation in the ERAZ 2015 conference took a total of 136 researchers - 67 from Serbia and 69 from abroad representing:

    • 7 different countries
    • 28 different universities
    • 32 eminent faculties
    • 4 scientific institutes
    • 5 colleges
    • various ministries, local governments, public and
      private enterprises, multinational companies,
      associations, etc.

    In the Conference Proceedings of the ERAZ 2015 conference 73 papers have been published on more than 600 pages.

    ​Participation in the mentioned conferences took more than 1000 researches representing more than 150 eminent universities from 21 countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italia, Latvia, Libiya, Macedonia, México, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey.

    In the Conference Proceedings 562 papers have been published on more than 4500 pages.

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    A WORKSHOP ON METHODOLOGY OF WRITING HIGH-QUALITY SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

    for professors, researchers, post-graduates & students

    ​The workshop aims to provide information on a range of skills that are essential to develop a career in scientific research. It is independent of any academic subject, focusing more on the philosophy needed to make a successful career in research, whatever the subject.

    The course will be held in English and available online – video streamed.

    LECTURER – PROF. DR STEVE QUARRIE

    5th International Scientific Conference on IT, Tourism, Economics, Management and Agriculture

    ITEMA 2021

    October 21, 2021
    ONLINE-Virtual

    Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – UdEkoM Balkan
    179 Ustanicka St, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

    ITEMA conference publications are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.