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USQC 2018 - UniME Scientific Quadrilateral Conference

Departments of Economics and Department of Political and Juridical Sciences

Giovedì 4 ottobre 2018 alle 09:00 - Venerdì 5 ottobre 2018 alle 13:00 (CEST)

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Quadrilateral Scientific Conference as a strategic alliance.

University of Messina welcomes Cracow University of Economics, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics and University of Kragujevac within Quadrilateral Agreements.

The USQC 2018 is dedicated to Professor Alessandro Anastasi.



Abstract submission. 

July 15, 2018



Notification of acceptance with amendments.

July  31, 2018


Full paper submission. 

August 25, 2018


Notification of peer review results.

September 10, 2018


Submission of revised full papers.

September 22, 2018


Conference themes and objectives.

Sustainable development is transforming the competitive landscape. It encourages companies to change the way they think about products, technologies, processes, and business models. Nowadays, innovation is also crucial to progress. By linking innovation and sustainability as a goal, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will develop new capabilities to improve the existing business model or creating new ones.

The Scientific Committee of the USQC Conference 2018 welcomes conceptual and empirical papers thatdeal with the common theme of "Sustainable Development and Innovation”. The purpose of the Conference is to build a bridge of different knowledge areas in order to provide a wide perspective related to innovation and sustainable development in a context where organizations are facing great challenges with the aim of promoting discussion within production systems (e.g. cleaner production, sustainable supply chains and operations), industries (such as technology, tourism, service, management, financing and accounting), governments (e.g., migration, inequality, taxation, good administration, poverty, and globalization) and education (including higher education, curriculum, skills and competencies, e-learning and education policy).

All authors are invited to submit abstracts of 250-500 words of their proposed papers to The board of reviewers will review all submissions and will provide prompt feedback to the authors so that they are best guided for preparation of high-quality papers. After the extended abstracts have been reviewed, all authors will be notified whether their abstracts have been invited for full paper submission and the amendments that should be made as the authors develop their full, peer-review ready papers.


  1. 1.     Innovation, Management, Economics and Sustainable Development.
  2. 2.     Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and accounting and reporting practices;
  3. 3.     Legal Framework to support Innovation and Sustainability. 
  4. 4.     Social and Political Sciences: the challenge of innovating for sustainable development.
  5. 5.     Multidisciplinary aspects of innovation and sustainability.    


Organization of the Conference.

The topics of the USQC 2018 will be discussed by plenary and parallel sessions that will take place onThursday,October 4th and Friday,October 5th. The plenary sessions, in particular, will be based on the contributions of renown academics who will take part in the debate as key speakers, discussants or interviewees. During the parallel sessions, the full papers that have been selected by means of a double-blindpeer review will be presented. 

Abstracts and full papers may be proposed in English. Submission of abstracts and papers is open and it shall not be obligedto attend the Conference. 

Selected papers and the 3 best papers among these will be acknowledged by the Scientific Committee with an award during the Conference social dinner. A certificate of presentation will be issued to all participants presenting their research papers. A certificate for chairing a session will be issued to chairs, thus acknowledging their contribution to the Conference.   


Abstract submission

To submit an abstract for the USQC 2018 conference, please send a file entitled ‘USQC2018_A’ using a Microsoft Word for Windows format. The length of the abstract should be no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words.

Files should be sent as an email attachment at


Paper submission

Only unpublished papers that have not been previously submitted for publication or presented at other conferences and that are not under review by other journals and/or conferences will be accepted for the conference and subsequent proceedings. 

Full paper submission: to submit a paper for the USQC 2018 conference, two separate files must be sent using a Microsoft Word for Windows format: - A file entitled ‘USQC 2018_IA’ detailing the authors, the title of the paper, information on the authors (e.g., qualifications, scientific disciplinary sectors, email addresses) and any paragraph attributions, acknowledgement sections and references to research projects that led to the drafting of the paper; and - A file entitled ‘USQC 2018_FP’ comprising the full paper (based on the conference template and no longer than 5000 words) that includes a structured abstract (no longer than 500 words), key words and a reference section. The abstract should be divided as follows: objectives of the paper, methodology, findings, practical implications, limitations of the research and originality of the paper. The insertion of figures and tables as images (i.e., .bmp; .jpeg; .jpg; .png; .gif formats) is not allowed; any figures and tables should be provided in a Microsoft Word format. Any related files of additional tables and figures must be attached in their original format (e.g., xls). Footnotes should only be used to make comments, provide more in-depth analysis and note further considerations, and should not be used to provide any bibliographical information. 

Files should be sent as an email attachment at

Scientific Committee University of Messina: Tindara Abbate, Patrizia Accordino, Gandolfo Maurizio Ballistreri, Grazia Calabrò,  Carlo Giannetto, Maurizio Lanfranchi, Elvira Tiziana La Rocca, Adele Marino, Daniela Novarese, Valentina Prudente, Rosalba Rizzo, Daniela Rupo; CracowUniversity of Economics: Andrzej Jaki, Paweł Lula, Bogusz Mikula, Renata Oczkowska;  Universityof Kragujevac:Zora Arsovski, Zoran Kalinic,  Nenad Stanisic; Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics:Anzhelika Gerasymenko  Anatoliy Mazaraki, Nataliia Mazaraki, Valerii Sai.


Board of Reviewers University of Messina:Italia Cannataro, Giovanna Centorrino, Francesco Ciraolo, Lidia Lo Schiavo, Carmelo Marisca, Francesco Martines, Salvatore Sidoti, Carlo Vermiglio; CracowUniversity of Economics:Marek Dziura, Anna Pietruszka-Ortyl,Tomasz Rojek, Renata Seweryn, Paweł Ulman, Piotr Wójtowicz. Universityof Kragujevac:Zoran Kalinic,  Nenad Stanisic; Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics:Olga Balalynska, Hanna Douginets, Nataliia Ilchenko,  Nataliia Latygina. 


Best Papers and selected papers Commitee: University of Messina:Giovanni Moschella, Augusto D’Amico; CracowUniversity of Economics:Pawel Lula; Universityof Kragujevac: Zora Arsovski; Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics: Anatoliy Mazaraki.


Organization Committee:   

Fabio Fragomeni:

Elisabetta Casella:

Pietro Corona:

Giuseppe Russo:

Monica De Cesare:


Conference registration and accommodation:

Standard registration fee covering access to all daytime Conference sessions, Conference proceedings, lunches, dinners: € 200,00.

More details about the fee payment, registration and accommodation will be announced later by the Organization Committee.


Messina is a window on the Strait where Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea melt each other. It is one of the most charming towns in Sicily for its history and its strategic position. 

With the coloursand the smells of Mediterranean greenery, Messina is a beautiful area to visit and the Sicilian weather makes it a perfect place any time of the year.

Do not forget to visit the Cathedral and the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani, the botanical gardens and the wonderful Sanctuary of Dinnammare.

You are welcome to Messina, so once you visit it you’ll never want to leave!

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Università degli Studi di Messina
1 Piazza Pugliatti
98122 Messina

Giovedì 4 ottobre 2018 alle 09:00 - Venerdì 5 ottobre 2018 alle 13:00 (CEST)

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