Academic Conference - Change, redirection and development

Change, redirection and development

The changing role of businesses, universities and policy in adapting to a rapidly changing world


Due to the pandemic situation, the conference is going to be held fully online. The plenary speeches are postponed, while the parrallel sessions are going to be organized according to a slightly modified schedule. The actual program can be found at the link below.

The last decade have shown several global tendencies from climate change through digitalization to the vulnerability of specialized supply chains which pose serious questions for businesses, higher education institutions and policy makers. These changes pose extremely crucial questions for lagging areas: how they are affected by, how they can cope with and finally how they are able to become more competitive in this changing environment.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its establishment, the Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Pécs organizes an academic conference for the discussion of these topics. We invite presentations to the conference in the following topics.



Conference presentation


Book of Abstracts


The conference page in Whova





  • Changes
    • in the focus of organizational management
    • in strategic thinking
    • in the field of motivation and employment types
    • in organizational communication
  • Changes
    • in consumption patterns
    • in the social evaluation of consumption
    • in the evaluation of consumption in different scientific fields
    • in the evaluation of touristic consumption
  • Changes
    • in the focus of accounting research
    • in the role, methodology and education of accounting and auditing
    • in the role of accounting information in decision making
    • in the content and judgment of accounting services
  • Operations management
  • Operations research
  • New methods of data collection and data analysis
  • Digital finance
  • Regional innovation- and development policies, smart specialization policies
  • Entrepreneurship policies
  • Entrepreneurial discovery process
  • University-based entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Small business competitiveness
  • Innovation networks
  • Networks, development and disparities
  • Economic impact estimation
  • Economic growth: catching up and divergence in regions


    Information about the conference

    The date of the conference: 5-6th November, 2020

    Conference venue: Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs. Rákóczi street 80, Pécs, Hungary

    The conference is expected to be held on a personal basis in Pécs, but adapting to the uncertainty about travel arrangements this year, we plan to organize online sessions as well.


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