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OFEL 2023

University of Dubrovnik

First Call

We are looking forward to welcoming the academic and research community to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik from 31st March to 1st April 2023 for the 11th International OFEL Conference "The Dark Side of Management and Governance: power, ideology, tensions, and destructive traits" and International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development hosted by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics.

  31 March-1 April, 2023


OFEL 2022 was our tenth conference to date, with high profile plenary sessions and over a hundred papers presented across 4 major tracks. The OFEL 2023 conference offers a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to leadership, governance, management, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship to share their thinking and latest research findings.

We are very pleased to announce a distinguished OFEL 2023 keynote speaker Viktor Dorfler, a senior lecturer at Strathclyde University Glasgow. A second keynote will be announced soon.

We would like to invite all scholars, postgraduate students and doctoral candidates interested in any of these fields of research or practice to join us in shaping the future of our discipline in a friendly and supportive environment.



  • Leadership, governance and inclusion
  • Behavioral corporate governance and boardroom dynamics
  • Board oversight and changes of corporate boards
  • Corporate governance: an institutional perspective
  • Corporate social irresponsibility
  • Governance in the era of disruptive change
  • Governance and implicit biases in interfirm collaborations (alliances, networks, open innovation)
  • Power, trust and diversity in corporate governance
  • Cooperatives and alternative governance models

Management & Leadership

  • Diversity and rethinking the role of manager
  • Managing organizational change in the era of diversity
  • Diversity management
  • Inclusion and evidence-based management
  • Organizational sensemaking and sensegiving
  • Leadership for new inclusive business models
  • Social networks and diversity in organizations
  • Critical approaches to management and strategic management
  • New leadership and participative management


  • Creativity and Innovation in the context of diversity
  • Entrepreneurship and diversity in times of digital transformation
  • Leading the inclusion revolution
  • Entrepreneurship, inclusion and innovative business models
  • Rethinking institutional entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Big data, diversity and entrepreneurship
  • Socially responsible investing
  • Entrepreneurship in the sharing economy

Organizational Behavior

  • Counterproductive work behavior
  • Group/team characteristics
  • Individual characteristics
  • Work and technology
  • Deviant behavior
  • Values and beliefs
  • Communication
  • Social capital
  • Careers



  • Registration (publishing only) 250 EUR / per paper
  • Registration (publishing & attending) 300 EUR / per paper
  • Registration (attending without a paper) 100 EUR / per person


  • Bank Institution: Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d. Zagreb
  • Bank/Branch Institution Address: Magazinska cesta 69, Zagreb, Croatia
  • S.W.I.F.T. (BIC): RZBHHR2X
  • Acc. Holder Name: VADEA d.o.o.
  • Acc Holder Address: Mihanoviceva 4, 42000 Varazdin, Croatia
  • IBAN: HR6124840081135190251
  • Purpose: 'Participant's Name - OFEL 2023'



  • Submission of abstracts for review: February 20, 2023
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 25, 2023
  • Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: March 10, 2023
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: March 15, 2023
  • Early registration: March 1, 2023
  • Final registration: March 20, 2023
  • Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: March 23, 2023
  • ESD Conference sessions: March 31 - April 1, 2023


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Studentski dom, Marka Marojice 2b, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Program Committee

  • Darko Tipurić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia (President)
  • Maria Aluchna, Ph.D., Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
  • Maria Angeles Montoro Sanchez, Ph.D., Compultense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Peter J. Baldacchino, Ph.D., University of Malta, Msida, Malta
  • Frank Bezzina, Ph.D., University of Malta, Msida, Malta
  • Maria Binz-Scharf, Ph.D., City University of New York, New York, USA
  • Duke Bristow, Ph.D., Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
  • Donato Calace, Ph.D., LUM University, Casamassima, Italy
  • Vincent Cassar, Ph.D., University of Malta, Msida, Malta
  • Marina Dabić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia; Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Katarina Djulić, Ph .D., FEFA – Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration, Serbia
  • Viktor Dorfler, Ph.D., University of Strathclyde Glasgow, UK
  • Mustafa Goktug Kaya, KTO Karatay University, Turkey
  • Jean J. Du Plessis, Ph.D., Deakin University, Australia
  • Jemima A. Frimpong, Ph.D., Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, USA
  • Olivier Furrer, Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzeland
  • Marli Gonan Božac, Ph.D., Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
  • Marijan Cingula, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Miguel Gonzalez-Loureiro, Ph.D., University of Vigo, Spain
  • Gerard P. Hodgkinson, Ph.D., Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
  • Timothy Kiessling, Ph.D., Bilkent University-Faculty of Business Administration, Turkey
  • Dejan Kružić, Ph.D., University of Split, Croatia
  • Francisco Linan, Ph.D., University of Seville, Spain
  • Danijela Miloš Sprčić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Michael W. Morris, Ph.D., Columbia Business School, USA
  • Mislav Ante Omazić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nelson Phillips, Ph.D., Imperial College Business School.
  • Davide Ravasi, Ph.D., Cass Business School, City University London, UK
  • Glenn Richey, Ph.D., Alabama University, Alabama, USA
  • Nebojša Stojčić, Ph.D., University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Aziz Šunje, Ph.D., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mile Terziovski, Ph.D., International Graduate School of Business Division of Business, Australia
  • Shann Turnbull, Ph.D., International Institute for Self-governance, Sydney, Australia
  • Jolan Velencei, Ph.D., Obuda University, Hungary
  • Gianpaolo Vignali, Ph.D., The University of Manchester,Manchester, UK
  • Ernest Vlačić, Ph.D., University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Ivona Vrdoljak Raguž, Ph.D., University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Lilian Soares Outtes Wanderley, Ph.D., Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Brazil
  • Marzenna Anna Weresa, Ph.D., Warsaw School of Economics, World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  • Alessandro Zattoni, Ph.D., LUISS – Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies, Rome, Italia
  • Victor Beker, Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sannur Aliyev, Ph.D., Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Azerbaijan
  • Khalid Hammes, Ph.D., Mohammed V University, Morocco
  • Mustapha Machrafi, Ph.D., Mohammed V University, Morocco
  • Nicholas Recker, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA
  • Douglas Rhein, Mahidol University International College, Thailand
  • Daniil Volkov, Ph.D., Russian State Social University, Russian Federation

SEECGAN Committee

  • Igor Todorović, Ph.D., University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (President)
  • Marijan Cingula, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sreten ćuzović, Ph.D., Faculty of Economics, University of NiŠ, Serbia
  • Maja Daraboš Longin, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Fran Galetić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Željko Garača, Ph.D., University of Split, Croatia
  • Ana Krajnović, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Davor Filipović, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ivica Filipović, Ph.D., University of Split, Croatia
  • Domagoj Hruška, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Stevo Janošević, Ph.D., University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Damir Jugo, Ph.D., Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, Croatia
  • Klemen Kavčič, Ph.D., University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
  • Ivana Kovač, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Mirjana Kuljak, Ph.D., University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • Tanja Kuzman, M.Sc., FEFA – Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration, Serbia
  • Tihomir Luković, Ph.D., University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Mia Mrgud, Ph.D., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lana Cindrić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Najla Podrug, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Danila Djokić, Ph.D., University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
  • Bobek Šuklev, Ph.D., SS. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
  • Veljko Trivun, Ph.D., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Emir Kurtić, Ph.D., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Davorko Obuljen, Ph.D., Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Humberto Ribeiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Organizing Committee:

  • Matija Marić, Ph.D. (President)
  • Ana Krajnović, Ph.D.
  • Lana Cindrić, Ph.D.
  • Mislav Radić, Ph.D.
  • Ana Aleksić, Ph.D.
  • Domagoj Hruška, Ph.D.
  • Davorko Obuljen, Ph.D.
  • Božidar Jaković, Ph.D.
  • Frano Barbić, Ph.D.
  • Dalibor Brnos, MA
  • Zvjezdana Tipurić

Reviewers are members of the Program Committee and the following scholars

  • Ana Aleksić, Ph.D.
  • Danica Bakotić, Ph.D.
  • Vinko Belak, Ph.D.
  • Vlatka Bilas, Ph.D.
  • Marijan Cingula, Ph.D.
  • Maja Daraboš Longin, Ph.D.
  • Robert Fabac, Ph.D.
  • Davor Filipović, Ph.D.
  • Ivica Filipović, Ph.D.
  • Sanja Franc, Ph.D.
  • Alica Grilec, Ph.D.
  • Tomislav Herceg, Ph.D.
  • Domagoj Hruška, Ph.D.
  • Božidar Jaković, Ph.D.
  • Ivana Kovač, Ph.D.
  • JakŠa KriŠto, Ph.D.
  • Davor LabaŠ, Ph.D.
  • Miroslav Mandić, Ph.D.
  • Dora Naletina, Ph.D.
  • Jasna Prester, Ph.D.
  • Tanja Slišković, Ph.D.
  • Boris Tušek, Ph.D.
  • Rebeka Danijela Vlahov Golomejić, Ph.D.
  • Ivan Novak, Ph.D.
  • Antonio Vlahov, Ph.D.
  • Ilko Vrankić, Ph.D.
  • Danijela Ferjanić Hodak, Ph.D.
  • Julija Perić, Ph.D.
  • Mile BoŠnjak, Ph.D.
  • Radoslav Barišić, Ph.D.
  • Ivan Matić, Ph.D.
  • Davor Labaš, Ph.D.
  • Miroslav Mandić, Ph.D.
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