21st European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
2 - 3 June 2022, Aveiro, Portugal

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If, when it draws close to the time of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Welcome to ECRM 2022

The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies was established 21 years ago. This event has been held in countries across Europe, including Ireland, England, France, Malta, Portugal, Spain to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 25 countries. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods (indexed by Scopus) publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

The conference will once again play host to the Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards


Conference Co-chairs

Dr. Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira
Dr. Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira
Professor Carlos Costa
Professor Carlos Costa

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the University of Aveiro, Portugal in June 2022 for the21st European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies. We have been followers of the conference for many years and have always enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and network with a diverse group of ECRM participants. This year in Aveiro we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Notification of abstract acceptance19 November 2021
Full paper due for review05 January 2022
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)10 March 2022
Earlybird registration closes24 March 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)07 April 2022
Final Author registration date28 April 2022
Excellence awards abstract submission22 December 2021
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance05 January 2022
Excellence awards full case history submission09 February 2022
Excellence awards finalists announced21 March 2022

Conference Publications


Papers accepted for the ECRM after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN ( 2049-0968) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations


Proceedings of the European Conference on Research Methods (ECRM) are:

      • listed in the Web of Science (WoS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
      • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
      • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
      • listed in the EBSCO database
      • listed in the ProQuest database
      • indexed by Google Books
      • indexed by Google Scholar

Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.