The 14th International Symposium on Management -- SIM 2017

SIM 2017The 14th International Symposium on Management (SIM 2017) took place in Timisoara (Romania) between 27-28 October 2017 and ran under the topic of “Challenges and Innovation in Management and Entrepreneurship.” The SIM conference takes place every two years and is organized jointly by Timisoara’s two major universities, the Politehnica University of Timisoara and the West University of Timisoara. With over 80 participants, SIM 2017 welcomed a significant number of international participants from countries as varied as Hungary, Ecuador, France, Israel, the United States of America, Slovenia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia.

The four keynote speakers delighted the audience with lively presentations on challenges in educating the millennials (by Ronny Adhikarya, World Bank and ex-United Nations Representative, USA); on the leader as synergy-broker (by Gyula Bakácsi, Corvinus University, Hungary); on strategic thinking in turbulent times (by Constantin Brătianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania); and on the use of management within a multinational company (by Samuel Cires from Heraeus Romania). Summaries of the presentations can be read here:

SIM 2017All papers submitted to SIM go through a rigorous peer reviewing process and as a result the previous two editions of the conference, published open access by Elsevier, were indexed in Thomson Reuters. The 2017 edition will also be published by Elsevier and sent for evaluation in Thomson Reuters.

The organizers would like to thank all participants for their valuable contributions and interest in the SIM topics and they hope to meet all of them again for the 15th edition of the conference, an anniversary edition, which will take place in 2019 in the same city of Timisoara.

SIM 2017