Call for Papers

  • Topics & Tracks

    As the focus of the Conference is intended to foster interdisciplinary work, we seek research from various academic disciplines and approaches of contemporary political, economic, social and technological environment for international business practice(s) and their target market(s) with special emphasis on culture, management, retailing, hospitality, tourism and events. Empirical and theoretical papers are equally welcome. The subject range is broad. We invite papers, including but not limited to the following topics:

    • Marketing
    • Quality Assurance, Management and Economics Issues
    • Retailing Strategy
    • Tourism, Hospitality and Events
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Culture and Consumption Innovation
    • Fashion
    • Technology and innovation


    Track Conveners*

    Fashion, Marketing & Retailing Strategy

     Claudio Vignali, Circle International and Vitez University

    Tourism, Hospitality, Events & Leisure

     Razaq Raj, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, CIRCLE member

    Consumer Behaviour

     Vitor Ambrosio, ESHTE, Portugal, CIRCLE member

    Quality Assurance, Management and Economics Issues

     Tahir Rashid, University of Salford, UK, CIRCLE member

    Accounting and Finance

     Bernd Britzelmaier, Hochschule CIRCLE member

    Culture and Consumption Innovation

     Antonio Feraco, Nanyang University, Singapore, CIRCLE member

    Technology and Innovation

     Gianpaolo Vignali, Manchester  University, UK, CIRCLE member

    *Other tracks will open if abstracts received warrant it.


    Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words by 15th December 2012 to

    All abstracts and final papers should be submitted in English, checked for correct grammar and spelling and e-mailed to in Microsoft Word  format.

    Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Key words (3-5) should be enclosed to abstract. Please, provide full names, affiliations and up-to-date contact details (postal address, university/business address, e-mail, and telephone and fax numbers).

    Abstracts and final papers should be in Arial font, size 12. All images need to be provided as 300dpi.

    For a detailed style guide please refer to:

    Both abstracts and final papers will be double blind reviewed. Authors will receive abstract acceptance notice by 15th January 2013 – at the latest. Full papers should be submitted by 15th February 2013. Author registration is due to 1st of March 2013.

    All accepted papers will be published in Access Press Journals (details to be given at the conference.)

    Presentation Instructions

    English is the official language of the 10th International Circle Conference.
    Presentation should last approximately 15-20 minutes. After the last presentation of each workshop, the remaining time will be used for questions/discussion. Presentations will need to be in PowerPoint format, and can be forwarded in advance to the organizing team at
    Please remember to bring your presentation with you on a memory stick when you arrive.

  • Workshop Sessions & Chairs


    A complete schedule for the workshop sessions and chairs is available for download [-here-][last updated on 2013.04.02 15h30 GMT]
  • Airport Transfers Schedule


    A schedule for the airport transfers is available for download [-here-] [last updated on 2013.04.02 10h45 GMT]
  • Keynote Speakers


    Praveen Gupta (April 3rd)
    Greg Richards (April 3rd)
    Alan Clarke (April 4th)
    Sofia Almeida (April 5th)
    see details here

  • Important Dates [UPDATED]


    Abstract Submission
      15th December 2012 January 2013
    Acceptance Notice
      15th January 2013
    Full Paper Submission
      15th February 2013
    Author Registration & Payment
      1st March 2013
      3rd - 6th April 2013

  • Registration


    You can complete here your registration.

  • Contact Persons


    Carlos Fernandes
      mobile phone +351 967050038
    Gianpaolo Vignali

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