15th Annual Global Business Conference

Dubrovnik (Croatia), September 25th – 28th, 2024



August 20th, 2024

Submission Deadline


September 1st, 2024

Conference fee payment deadline


To submit your contribution for the 15th Annual GBC 2024 you need to:

  1. Fill in the paper submission form
  2. Once you filled in the form, click the “Choose file” button at the end of the form and upload your contribution (abstract or full paper).
  3. Once your contribution is uploaded, click the “SUBMIT PAPER” button.

After you submit your contribution (paper/abstract), it will go through a double-blind review process. We will inform you about the acceptance/rejection decision within 7 working days of your submission.

To fully register for the conference, besides your contribution having been accepted, you need to pay the conference fee using any of the major credit cards via the secure PayPal system. To pay the conference fee please click here.

For any assistance please feel free to contact us at office@gbcsummer.com.

15th Annual Global Business Conference 2024 invites submissions of abstracts/papers that provide insights into key research issues. Submissions should be uploaded as Word formatted (.doc or .docx) file at Paper Submission no later than August 20th, 2024. Your paper should not exceed 5.000 words and if you would like to submit only an abstract it should not exceed 250 words. Your contribution should be written in English, submitted on time and be relevant with the overall conference theme objectives.

Authors should indicate the track in which they would like to present their contribution. Each contribution can be submitted only to one track. In order to include your contribution in the conference and the proceedings at least one author per accepted manuscript must register for the conference. One person can submit a maximum of two papers.

Contributions will go through a double blind review process. Letter of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed out within 7 working days from your submission. Acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors must attend the conference and present the paper. Upon acceptance, authors can decide to publish the full paper or only the abstract in the conference proceedings.

Contributions should be:

  • Single spaced throughout
  • Calibri 11-point font
  • Left justified throughout
  • A4 size page formatting
  • 2.5 cm margins on all sides
  • APA citation style

Submitting only an abstract

  • Cover page (page 1) – it should include title of the contribution and author(s) information – name, affiliation, address, phone contact, e-mail. In case of more than one author indicate corresponding author.
  • Body of the abstract (page 2) – it should contain title, abstract (max 250 words), key words (5 max.), conference track.

Submitting the full paper:

  • Cover page (page 1) – it should include title of the contribution and author(s) information – name, affiliation, address, phone contact, e-mail. In case of more than one author indicate corresponding author.
  • Title page (page 2) – it should contain title, abstract (max 250 words summarizing the main aim(s), findings and conclusions of your research), key words (5 max.), conference track.
  • Body of the paper (page 3) – maximum of 5.000 words (including tables, figures, footnotes, literature and technical details if required such as mathematical proof or development).


Body of the paper (maximum 5.000 words)

Headings and sub-headings

  1. Major Headings – Should be numbered sequentially, left justified and bolded. The first letter of each major word should be capitalized and all of the other words should be in lower case. Two single space lines should precede and one single space should follow a major heading.

1.1 Sub-headings – Should be numbered according to the main heading, left justified and regular. One space line should precede and follow a sub-heading. Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.

1.1.1 Sub sub-heading – You should avoid the use of sub sub-headings unless absolutely necessary. If you use sub sub-headings they should be numbered according to the main heading, left indented and regular. One space line should precede and follow a sub sub-heading. Only the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.

Reference Citations in Text

Throughout the paper please use APA citation style.

Works by a single author (the last name of the author and the year of publication are inserted in the text at the appropriate point) – “… from theory on bounded rationality (Simon, 1945)…”

If the name of the author or the date appear as part of the narrative, cite only missing information in parentheses – “… Simon (1945) posited that…”

Works by multiple authors (when a work has two authors, always cite both names every time the reference occurs in the text.; in parenthetical material join the names with an ampersand ‘&’) – “…as has been shown (Leiter & Maslach, 1998)…”

In the narrative text, join the names with the word ‘and’ – “… as Leiter and Maslach (1998) demonstrated…”

When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs – “…Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler (1991) found…”.

In all subsequent citations per paragraph, include only the surname of the first author followed by ‘et al.’ (Latin for ‘and others’) and the year of publication – “… Kahneman et al. (1991) found…”

Reference list

Throughout the paper please use APA citation style. Journal article and book references are given below as examples.

Journal article:

One author:
Ku, G. (2008). Learning to de-escalate: The effects of regret in escalation of commitment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 105(2), 221-232.

Two authors:
Capizzi, M. T., & Ferguson, R. (2005). Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century. Journal of Consumer Marketing22(2), 72-80.

More than two authors:
Van Vugt, M., Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. B. (2008). Leadership, followership, and evolution: Some lessons from the past. American Psychologist, 63(3), 182-196.


One author:
Harrow, R. (2005). No Place to Hide. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Two authors:
Frank, R. H., & Bernanke, B. (2007). Principles of macro-economics (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Edited book:
Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (2001). Children of color: Psychological interventions with culturally diverse youth. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

The publication of a paper in GBC Conference Proceedings reflects the quality of the work of the authors, reviewers and editors. If any stakeholder involved in paper publication has doubts about what to do and how to proceed, below are presented guidelines to follow.

For authors
Authors should conduct their research (from research idea to publication) in line with best practices and codes characteristic for scientific work. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts submitted for the conference are ethically prepared and submitted. This means that:

  1. all submitted papers must represent original work of authors (if another authors’ text if used, it should be properly cited)
  2. authors should avoid auto-plagiarism
  3. papers submitted for the conference and inclusion in conference proceedings should not be submitted or published in any other journal / conference proceedings in any language
  4. people listed as authors should be only those which contribution is substantial for the paper
  5. in reporting research results, authors should be ethical
  6. a paper should contain enough details and references to permit others to replicate the research
  7. if an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his / her own published paper, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify conference proceedings editor and to work with the editor to retract or correct the paper
  8. proper acknowledgment of any who financially helped in preparation of any part of a paper (from research to editing) should be written

For reviewers
Reviewers assist conference proceedings editor in making decisions about papers’ acceptance / rejection and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Therefore, reviewers must follow the below mentioned guidelines:

  1. if reviewer become aware of author’s identity, he / she should immediately report that to conference proceedings editor
  2. reviewers should maintain their objectivity during the review process and not discuss reviewed paper with anyone (any manuscripts received for the review must be treated as confidential documents)
  3. reviewers should review only those papers for which they feel competent
  4. reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  5. if a reviewer suggests that an author includes citations to the reviewer’s (or his / her coauthors’) work, that must be for scientific reasons and not with the intention of increasing the reviewer’s citation and paper visibility

For editors
The conference proceedings editor is solely and independently responsible for making decision which of the papers submitted to the conference should be published. To accomplish that, one should always keep in mind the following:

  1. editor must protect authors’ and reviewers’ identities
  2. editor must ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely (editor should select reviewers who have suitable expertise in the relevant field, taking account of the need for appropriate, inclusive and diverse representation, and at the same time avoiding any conflict of interest)
  3. editor should exclude him/her-self from considering submission in which they have conflict of interest
  4. all submitted papers should be evaluated for their scientific content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion etc. of the authors.
  5. editor should remain objective throughout whole process and provide platform that is ethical and equal to anyone
  6. editor must protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the conference and all communications with reviewers and authors
  7. editor must not be included in decisions about papers which he/she has written him/herself or have been written by family members or colleagues

Review process
All papers submitted for Global Business Conference are going through double blind review process. Reviewers are from academic circles (usually university professors or scientists working in research institutes). If both reviews are positive then the paper is accepted for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. If both reviews are negative then the paper is rejected. If one review is positive and the other one is negative, then we will send the paper to the third reviewer for a final decision.

Innovation Institute is a GBC conference proceedings publisher and it holds all rights of the publication including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

Q: How long does Global Business Conference exist?
A: This is 15th Annual Global Business Conference! First GBC was held in 2010.

Q: Will there be Conference Proceedings?
A: Yes!

Q: Will Conference Proceedings have ISSN?
A: Yes, Conference Proceedings will have ISSN 1848-2252

Q: Can I participate as on-line presenter?
A: Yes, for those participants who will not be able to travel, we will enable participation via one of the on-line platforms.

Q: May I submit a conceptual paper, without empirical data?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I submit only an abstract and participate at the conference?
A: Yes, you can submit only an abstract and if accepted you can participate at the conference and present your ideas.

Q: Is it possible that only an abstract is published and not the full paper?
A: Yes. If your paper is accepted, you can decide whether you want to publish full paper or only an abstract. Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts and full papers in Conference Proceedings.

Q: Can my co-authors register as accompanying persons?
A: No. All authors must register as participants and pay full conference fee. Accompanying person registration is intended for participants’ significant other/children/friend who will not participate at the conference but only at social events.

Q: In which format should I submit my paper?
A: In word format (.doc and .docx extension).

Q: Can I submit more than one paper?
A: You can submit a maximum of two papers, but for each paper at least one (different) author must register for the conference and pay conference fee.

Q: Will some of the papers be invited for publishing in scientific journals?
A: Yes, selected papers will be invited for publishing in partner journals. For 2024 GBC we have arranged special issues of two WoS and Scopus indexed journals (see more Publication Opportunities).

Q: Is it possible to present my accepted paper on the day and time of my choice?
A: Our priority is to organize papers in sessions that treat similar subjects.

Q: Will I receive some kind of certificate?
A: Yes, all participants will receive Certificate of Attendance at 15th Annual GBC 2024.

Q: Can an accompanying person attend the conference?
A: An accompanying person cannot participate in the academic program. She/He may attend only social events.

Q: I would like to participate in the conference for a day only, is there a special rate?
A: The conference fees published on the website are the ones that we offer to all delegates. GBC does not offer a daily rate.

Q: Could you please tell me if the accommodation and traveling costs are included in the conference fee?
A: No, conference fee does not include accommodation nor traveling costs.

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