17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
12-13 July 2018, Rome, Italy

Location of Conference

The University of Roma TRE, Rome, Italy

Welcome to ECRM 2016

Welcome to ECRM 2018

The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies was established 17 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. ECRM 2018 is being held at the University of Roma TRE, Rome, Italy where the Conference Co-Chairs are Professor Paola Demartini and Professor Michela Marchiori.  ECRM 2018, for the first time features Interventionist Research (IVR), a methodological approach to doing field research in business, management, and accounting across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This conference aims to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of IVR to deepen existing theoretical insights, and to contribute to the relatively scarce empirical evidence on the use of IVR.

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

ECRM Chairs

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Paola Demartini

Prof. Michela Marchiori






Programme Chairs

Prof John Dumay

Prof. Maria Serena Chiucchi






Dr Vicki Baard

A personal message from the Conference Chair

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business Management Studies (ECRM 2018) hosted at The University of Roma TRE. With over 4,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programmes, the School of Economics and Business Studies of Roma Tre University is one of the most well-reputed Italian higher-education institutions for Economic disciplines,  thanks  also  to  its  extensive  facilities  and  its  modern scientific and educational equipment. Rome is also known as the Eternal City therefore makes a great location for an interesting and productive conference on Research Methodology, and we look forward to welcoming you!

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline02 January 2018STILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Notification of abstract acceptance13 January 2018
Full paper due for review08 February 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)19 April 2018
Earlybird registration closes03 May 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)17 May 2018
Final Author registration date07 June 2018
Excellence awards abstract submission23 January 2018
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance03 February 2018
Excellence awards full case history submission15 March 2018
Excellence awards finalists announced24 April 2018

ECRM Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ECRM Publication Opportunities

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.

ECRM Conference and Journal Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings


ECRM 2016 Conference and Journal Accreditations

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

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI  (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.