22nd European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
6 September 2023, Lisboa, Portugal

ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal. 

Welcome to ECRM 2023

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 Chair

Prof Florinda Matos

Programme Chair

Prof Álvaro Rosa

Personal Message from the Conference Chair

Data are the fundamental ingredients for finding solutions to society's challenges and, particularly, for business management.  Finding the best methodologies to use these data in studies that allow improving the management of organizations is a priority for researchers. However, a question continues challenging researchers: What are the best research methodologies? At the ECRM 2023 which will take place at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, in Portugal, we encourage researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and all those who believe they can contribute to expanding knowledge in this research area, to share and develop knowledge that may contribute to answer this question and to improve the topic.

The Conference Chair for ECRM 2023

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline14 February 2023Still Accepting Abstracts
Notification of abstract acceptance28 February 2023
Full paper due for review05 April 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)14 June 2023
Earlybird registration closes28 June 2023
Final paper due (with any changes)12 July 2023
Final Author registration date02 August 2023
Excellence awards abstract submission28 March 2023
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance11 April 2023
Excellence awards full case history submission21 May 2023
Excellence awards finalists announced21 June 2023
We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. 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 contact

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.  Proceedings are accessible here:

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and 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.