ASBBMC 2016 “Challenges of Business Sustainability in the Digital Age”

ASBBMCFirst Call for abstracts to Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference ASBBMC 2016 “Challenges of Business Sustainability in the Digital Age”.


Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference. ASBBMC 2016.

Challenges of Business Sustainability in the Digital Age

April 21-23, 2016, Riga, Latvia



BA School of Business and Finance, K.Valdemara str.161, LV – 1013, Riga

Conference Organizer:

BA School of Business and Finance, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration in cooperation with Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

In the face of a rapidly changing environment different industries have been affected in various ways: it has proven to be very challenging to sustain a balanced business development. It is important to share research results and discuss the ideas in seeking for new business models and efficient risk management principles in the digital age.

In order to investigate the most appropriate ways to sustain and develop business in the contemporary world the conference will focus on six main directions that will be represented by the following sections:

  •     Business models in the digital age
  •     Sustaining digital leadership: human resources and smart technology strategies for growth
  •     Start – ups: perspective areas, governmental support, available funding
  •     Striking the balance between risk and return
  •     Customers’ behavior and decision making in the digital age
  •     Cyber agenda: product development versus cyber risks

Working languages of the conference: English and Latvian.

There will be two types of presentations at the conference: plenary papers (30 minutes), section papers (15-20 minutes).

Registration open at the conference website from December 1, 2015.

The registration fee is:

  •     120 EUR before February 29, 2016
  •     150 EUR after February 29, 2016

Conference fee includes: coffee breaks, welcome reception, conference dinner, publication costs of abstracts and proceedings.

Method of payment – money transfer to the bank account of BA School of Business and Finance

Treasury Republic of Latvia     


Beneficiary: BA School of Business and Finance

Registration Nr.: 90000437699

Bank: The Treasury of the Republic of Latvia


IBAN: LV08TREL9150150000000

Beneficiary: BA School of Business and Finance

Registration Nr.: 90000437699

Bank: Swedbank


IBAN: LV93HABA0551031375321

Call for Papers

1 page (1000-12000 signs) abstracts clearly highlighting contribution of the research, methodology and key results should be submitted by April 8, 2016. Both empirical and conceptual papers are welcome!

Abstracts have to be submitted in English. The paper title must be in capital letters on the first line, with the author(s) name, organisation name, correspondence address, phone, and e-mail address under the title.

Following the blind review process, notifications about the acceptance of the papers will be sent by April 18, 2016.

The authors of the accepted papers will receive an invitation to submit a paper for the Proceedings of the Conference. The full paper should not exceed 10 pages. Instructions about format of the manuscript will be provided later.  The deadline for submitting the full paper is July 29, 2016.


Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Business Mangement (ISSN 1691-5348; indexed in the EBSCO Publishing Data bases) and sent to one of the Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) Web of Knowledge journals.

The best hight quality papers will be recommended for the publication in the Baltic Journal of Business Management (Emerald).

All accepted Conference papers will be published online in the Conference book of proceedings.

Having received the notification about the paper acceptance, the author(s) guarantee that the submitted paper has not been published, accepted for publication, or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Information and address for correspondence:

Home page

Questions regarding the conference should be addressed to the secretariat (e-mail).
Contact person: Andris Nātriņš

Phone: +37129226377