Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, Contact: +387 51 430 012,  redete@unibl.rs, jovo.ateljevic@gmail.com
HOST




University of Banja Luka
Faculty of Economics

PARTNERS



Ministry of Science
and Technology

SUPPORTED WITH





 
 




SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE and TRACK CHAIRS

David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK); Peter Rosa (The University of Edinburgh, UK); Hanns Pichler (Austrian Institute for SME Research); Ljiljana Erakovic (Auckland University, Auckland, NZ); Stephen Page (London Metropolitan University, UK); Anna Rogut (University of Lodz, Poland); Vassilis Fouskas (Richmond University, UK); Jelena Budak (Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia); Friederike Welter (Jonkoping University, Sweden); Irena Ateljevic (Wageningen University, Netherlands); Slavica Singer (University of Osijek, Croatia); Kiril Todorov (University of Sofia, Bulgaria); Fuada Stankovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia); Ljubinka Joksimovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia); Tony O’Rourke (University of Stirling, UK); Dejan Jovic (University of Zagreb, Croatia); Muris Cicic (University of Sarajevo, BiH); Marijan Cigula (University of Zagreb, Croatia); Bojan Zecevic (University of Belgrade, Serbia); Nikola Vukmirovic (Univeristy of Banja Luka, BiH); Zdravko Todorovic (University of Banja Luka, BiH); Sasa Petkovic (University of Banja Luka); Jovo Ateljevic (University of Banja Luka, BiH); Željko Vaško, (University of Banja Luka, BiH); Darko Petkovic (University of Zenica, BiH)

KEY SPEAKERS

Professor David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)
Professor Peter Rosa (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Professor Hanns Pichler (Austrian Institute for SME Research)
Professor Stephen Page (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Professor Friederike Welter (Jonkoping University, Sweden)

SPECIAL GUESTS

Representative of Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Int.
Professor Dejan Jovic (University of Zagreb; Chief analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Jovo Ateljevic (University of Banja Luka); Mario Milanovic (University of Banja Luka, Centre for Entrepreneurship Centre); Sasa Petkovic (University of Bnja Luka); Nikola Vukmirovic (Univeristy of Banja Luka); Marijana P. Milic (Hypo-Alpe-Adria Banka, BiH); Slobodan Markovic (Agency for SMEs developoment in RS -BiH); Dragana Sobot (Chamber of Commerce, RS -BiH); Goran Brckalovic (Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina); Bojana Popovic (Singidunum Univerity, Belgrade – Serbia);Zeljana Jovicic (Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Srpska);

Jelena Rozic, International Relation, University of Banja Luka
Branka Zolak Poljasevic
, Confernce Secretary

CHAIRPERSONS

Jovo Ateljevic (University of Banja Luka, RS - B&H)
David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)

CONFERENCE TOPICS AND CALL FOR PAPERS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES: A REVIEW OF CURRENT POLICY APPROACHES

More than 20 years have passed since the collapse of the single-party socialist systems, suggesting it is an appropriate time to review the state of play concerning entrepreneurship and economic development, and assess the extent to which current policies are appropriate to developing a sustainable SME sector and promoting entrepreneurship. Consequently, we are particularly interested in papers that critically analyze existing policy approaches particularly those that involve elements of policy transfer. We are also keen to encourage the submission of papers, which analyze the distinctiveness of entrepreneurship in developing and transition economies and the implications for policy development.

Conference Themes

Although papers on any aspect of entrepreneurship and economic development in transition economies will be considered, we are particularly interested in contribution which address one or more of the following questions:

  • How best should we finance business start-ups and business development in the longer-term?
  • How do we get the balance between the role of the state and the role of private capital in supporting entrepreneurial activity?
  • How can micro-businesses in transition economies compete in the global marketplace? Is public support an answer or should they develop self-reliance or use a mixed multi-agency approach?
  • Has insufficient attention be paid in transition economies to the success of entrepreneur-owned co-operatives in countries like Germany, Austria and Italy and other forms of social enterprise?
  • To what extent are we looking at future longer-term challenges to the stability and growth of our entrepreneurial sectors?
  • How do we move away from a reliance on complex financial instruments to finance business activity, towards simpler and more basic credit/savings or other microfinance models?
  • How best do we harness intellectual assets in the form of research that brings together theory and practice in a synergistic process?
  • What are the main economic institutions as far as entrepreneurship development is concerned and how they shape problems of underdevelopment and prospects for successful development?
  • What constraints significantly restrain accelerated growth in a partial business context?
  • Are free markets and economic privatisation the answer to development problems?
  • What is the impact of foreign aid, and should developing countries continue to seek such aid, and if so, under which conditions? Can foreign aid be better targeted?
  • Should MNC be encourage to invest in the economies of less developed countries, and if so, under what conditions?
  • What is microfinance, and what are its potential and limitations in developing countries and small economies?
  • Does entrepreneurship really reduce poverty? If so under what conditions?
  • Development of entrepreneurship culture and mentality - missing link in the value chain of economic growth and development?

Other topics that are highly relevant to the Conference but not explicitly addressed by the above questions could be derived from the following themes:
  • The role of the public sector in enhancing entrepreneurship and economic development
  • SMEs and regional development policies
  • The role of the third sector (NGOs) in building entrepreneurial and other capacities in the society
  • Characteristics of ‘new entrepreneurs’ or new business elite (commonly known tycoons) and their impact on the ‘entrepreneurial mentality’ in transitional countries
  • Corruption and economic development
  • Tourism entrepreneurship and regional development
  • Sustainability and green entrepreneurship; challenges and opportunities in transitional economies
  • Creative industry and economic development
  • Female entrepreneurs in transitional economies

THE IMPORTANT DATES and INSTRUCTIONS 

Abstracts - June 15
Papers: first draft - August 20    
Papers: final version - September 20  

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review

Papers will be published in the Conference proceedings (book of extended abstracts/full text CD)

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for possible inclusion in a special issue of The International Small Business Journal (http://isb.sagepub.com). Furthermore, a number of relevant/selected papers will be published in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cjsb).


 


Instructions to authors


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?

  • Researchers, educators and practitioners in entrepreneurship from all over the world, who wish to present their research and discuss their findings with colleagues
  • Representatives of governmental organisations, business and trade associations concerned with the promotion of entrepreneurship
  • Senior officials in entrepreneur development, economic policy-making, regional development, sustainability and administration
  • Suppliers of education and training services
  • All those interested in entrepreneurship

BEST PAPER AWARD FOR A JUNIOR RESEARCHER

1,000 KM (local currency BAM)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to see the conference main programme

Please click HERE to see the parallel session programme

Please click HERE to see the list papers



DOCTORAL SEMINAR

Chairpersons

Professor David Smallbone (Kingston University, UK)
Professor  Peter Rosa (The University of Edinburgh, UK)

A  Doctoral workshop will be organised at the conference thus giving a unique opportunity for doctoral students to present their work in progress and obtain constructive and useful feedback from international experts.   


PARTICIPATION FEE AND REGISTRATION

FEE : 

The attendance fee is €150
The special price of €100 is offered to the people coming from Central and Eastern Europe.
Doctoral students pay €50

Cancellations made before  (6 weeks) will be reimbursed minus 20 % of the total fee.
No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by:

Bank transfer

Instruction for Payment


REGISTRATION (Submission of abstract)


LOCATION - ACCOMMODATION - ADMINISTRATION


LOCATION

The conference will take place in the premises of the

Faculty of Economics
University of Banja Luka
Majke Jugovica 4
Banja Luka 78000
Republic of Srpska - Bosnia and Herzegovina

ACCOMMODATION


During the REDETE Conference you can stay in several hotels located in the City center and near the Conference venue. With a number of local hotels we negotiated special rates. We recommend you three hotels: Hotel Bosna, Hotel Palas, Hotel Vidovic and Hotela St. Georgije .

More useful information about Banja Luka you can find on official Banja Luka tourism website.

The local organisers will negotiate special rates with a number of local hotels.


ADMINISTRATION

Miss Jelena Rozic
redete@unibl.rs
00387 51 321 183
  
Mrs. Branka Zolak Poljasevic
branka.poljasevic@efbl.org
00387 51 430 064
 


TRAVEL INFORMATION


VISA INFORMATION

Entering in Bosnia and Herzegovina is relative easy. Procedures at the borders are standardized and uncomplicated. All you need is right documents. Bosnia and Herzegovina can only be entered with a valid passport, while for some country you will need only ID.

There are a plenty of countries which citizens do not require a visa to enter in the Bosnia and Herzegovina for stays up to 90 days.

For the full valid list of all countries exempted from visa regime when entering on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, please visit official site of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Furthermore, you can get Visa information for Bosnia and Herzegovina here.

If you need an invitation letter for the Conference REDETE 2011 please contact us at redete@unibl.rs.



CURRENCY INFORMATION

The currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the convertible mark (KM). There are many ATMs and exchange offices all around the city.

Current value is:

$ 1.00 = 1.38290 KM
€ 1.00 = 1.95583 KM


All hotels, restaurants, gas stations and all supermarkets accept credit cards.

GETTING TO BANJA LUKA

Because Banja Luka has a small airport with only a few regular flights, usually only from a nearby towns (such as Ljubljana), we recommend you to take a plane to one of the nearby cities such as Zagreb (3 hours), Sarajevo (5 hours) and Belgrade (5-6 hours).

When you arrive in one of these cities you can get to Banja Luka by several ways. Below are some information and advices that may be helpful.


Getting to Banja Luka from Zagreb

The easiest way to get from Zagreb to Banja Luka is probably by renting a car. There are plenty of rent-a-car agencies in Zagreb. Some of them offer the possibility to book a car online. When you rent a car and agree on term of use, personnel of the agency will pick you up at the airport or some other location you’ve specified.
Below are some links that you may find useful:

www.economycarrentals.com

http://hm-rentacar.hr

www.arguscarhire.com

Another way is to get from Zagreb to Banja Luka by taking a bus. Once you’ve arrived at the airport in Zagreb you can call a taxi in order to get to bus station in Zagreb. Number of the taxi service is 060 800 800. Also, there is a bus link between the airport and the bus station in Zagreb. The bus leaves the airport at 7AM every 30min between 8AM and 8PM. Between the last regular bus at 8PM and the first one at 7AM the next morning there is a bus leaving bus station every time a Croatian Airlines plane lands.

Here is a schedule of the bus lines from Zagreb to Banja Luka.

Departure

Arrival

06:30 a.m.

09:55 a.m.

09:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

02:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

03:30 p.m.

03:00 p.m.

07:10 p.m.

04:30 p.m.

07:40 p.m.

08:00 p.m.

10:40 p.m.

10:00 p.m.

00:45 a.m.

When you arrive in Banja Luka you can get to the Hotel and Conference venue by taxi or by public transportation.

The cheapest way would be using public transportation (bus). If you decide to go by public transportation, you can use every local bus which goes to the City center (for example Bus on route 6, 8 and 10). Your exit station will be: Post office. The ticket cost 1.5KM (it is approximately 0.7 €). Buses usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

If you prefer taxi to public transportation, here are the numbers of some of the taxi services: 1533 (Patrol taxi) 1550, 1554 (Bel taxi) 1551 (Maxi taxi), 1555 (Euro taxi). From Main Bus station to City center (hotels and venue) taxi will cost you about 10KM (it is approximately 5 €). Taxicabs usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

See also:Banja Luka - Zagreb map



Getting to Banja Luka from Sarajevo

There are several options at your disposal in order to arrive from Sarajevo to Banja Luka. One of the options is by renting a car. Below are some links that you may find useful if you decide for this option:

www.holidaycars.com

www.cito.ba

www.carsolution.ba

If you prefer to go by bus, you can get from airport to the bus station by direct public transportation with bus route 200E, operating directly to the centre. In centre you can take bus or tram that will take you to the bus station. Off course, there is always an option to take a taxi, in that case you can dial 033 660 970 or some of the other taxi services.

Here is a schedule of the bus lines from Sarajevo to Banja Luka:

Departure

Arrival

09:15 a.m.

02:00 p.m.

02:30 p.m.

07:30 p.m.

03:30 a.m.

08:30 p.m.

04:30 p.m.

09:45 p.m.

06:30 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

When you arrive in Banja Luka you can get to the Hotel and Conference venue by taxi or by public transportation.

The cheapest way would be using public transportation (bus). If you decide to go by public transportation, you can use every local bus which goes to the City center (for example Bus on route 6, 8 and 10). Your exit station will be: Post office. The ticket cost 1.5KM (it is approximately 0.7 €). Buses usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

If you prefer taxi to public transportation, here are the numbers of some of the taxi services: 1533 (Patrol taxi) 1550, 1554 (Bel taxi) 1551 (Maxi taxi), 1555 (Euro taxi). From Main Bus station to City center (hotels and venue) taxi will cost you about 10KM (it is approximately 5 €). Taxicabs usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

See also: Banja Luka - Sarajevo map



Getting to Banja Luka from Belgrade

Once you’ve arrived at the Belgrade airport you can chose to come to Banja Luka either by renting a car or by taking a bus. There are plenty of rent-a-car agencies in Belgrade who offer you the possibility to book car online. When you pick car that you find most suitable some of the employees of the agency will pick you up in location you’ve earlier specified.

Here are some links that you may find useful if you decide to rent a car:

www.smiles-rentacar.com

www.belrentacar.com

www.axiomrentacar.rs

If you decide to come to Banja Luka by bus, you can get to bus station by taxi or by public transportation. Here are the numbers of some of the taxi services: +381 11 3564 555 or +381 11 3033 123. If you decide to go by bus, use the bus route 72 that will take to the bus terminal Zeleni Venac.

Here is a schedule of the bus lines from Beograd to Banja Luka:

Departure

Arrival

06:00 a.m.

11:40 a.m.

08:30 a.m.

02:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

03:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

06:15 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

06:00 a.m.

11:30 p.m.

05:10 a.m.

When you arrive in Banja Luka you can get to the Hotel and Conference venue by taxi or by public transportation.

The cheapest way would be using public transportation (bus). If you decide to go by public transportation, you can use every local bus which goes to the City center (for example Bus on route 6, 8 and 10). Your exit station will be: Post office. The ticket cost 1.5KM (it is approximately 0.7 €). Buses usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

If you prefer taxi to public transportation, here are the numbers of some of the taxi services: 1533 (Patrol taxi) 1550, 1554 (Bel taxi) 1551 (Maxi taxi), 1555 (Euro taxi). From Main Bus station to City center (hotels and venue) taxi will cost you about 10KM (it is approximately 5 €). Taxicabs usually do not accept credit cards as a method of payment!

See also:Banja Luka - Beograd map