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Economic Competitiveness and Sustainability

ECE 2018

21st Annual Conference Enterprise and Competitive Environment


The conference will be held at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Mendel University in Brno on March 22 – 23, 2018. It crosses traditional discipline boundaries and involves a wide variety of interactions ranging from traditional academic disciplines or schools of thought to the reality of business. Many of the issues provide innovative ideas and combine the best academic thinking with the industry expertise development in financial services, public sector/government, information and communications technologies.

Keynote Address




Luboš Pastor



Julius Horvath



Evžen Kočenda


Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago, Member of the Bank Board, National Bank of Slovakia



Member Academia Europea, Professor Central European University, former Dean of CEU Business School, and former Head of CEU Department of Economics



Professor, Head of Department of Finance, Institute Of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University


Conference Outputs:

Conference participants are invited to select one of the publishing options: 


Review of Economic Perspectives,  (ISBN: 1804-1663, indexed in Scopus)


Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis (ISSN: 1211-8516, indexed in Scopus)

European Journal of Business Science and Technology -EJOBSAT (ISSN: 2336-6494)  
  Conference Proceedings (will be submitted for indexing to Web of Science database)  

Only the high-quality papers successfully passing a review process will be considered for publishing.

All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review.


Conference Topic​s:

The conference is focused especially on the following topics:

  1. Bioeconomics
  2. Business Economics
  3. Consumer Behaviour and Life Quality
  4. Decision Making Processes
  5. Financial Markets
  6. Accounting and taxes in 21st century
  7. Law and Economics
  8. Management and Marketing
  9. Text Mining and Machine Learning
  10. Welfare Economics
  11. Ageing and Society


 Scientific conference board

  • František Dařena (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Radim Farana (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Jarko Fidrmuc (Zeppelin University of Friedrichshafen, Germany)
  • Roman Horváth (Charles University, Czech Republic)
  • Peter Huber (Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria)
  • Jitka Janová (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Svatopluk Kapounek (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Luděk Kouba (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Zuzana Kučerová (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Martin Kvizda  (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • Martin Macháček (VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • Danuše Nerudová (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • David Procházka (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Jana Stávková (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
  • Pavel Žufan (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)

 Organisation Board (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)

  • Svatopluk Kapounek
  • Veronika Kočiš Krůtilová
  • Hana Vránová
  • Barbora Šiklová

 Contact: Hana Vránová,