20th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
17 - 18 June 2021,a Virtual Conference

Together with the university we  have made the decision to run ECRM as a fully virtual conference.  The conference dates will remain 17 - 18 June 2021. The virtual conference will take place using Zoom and be an opportunity to meet participants from around the globe, listen to important keynote  presentations and take part in workshops and networking session.

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACI and supported by University of Aveiro, Portugal

Welcome to ECRM 2021

The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies was established 19 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, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal are looking forward to joining online with participants in June 2021 for the 20th 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. ECRM is an event which brings like-minded researchers together from across the world. This year the global covid-19 pandemic has caused the event to move online where participants will meet in a virtual space to share their research and discuss issues related to Research Methodology in Business and Management Studies.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance04 December 2020
Full paper due for review14 January 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)25 March 2021
Earlybird registration closes08 April 2021
Final paper due (with any changes)22 April 2021
Final Author registration date13 May 2021
Excellence awards abstract submission06 January 2021 1st February 2021
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance15 January 2021
Excellence awards full case history submission24 February 2021
Excellence awards finalists announced05 April 2021

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:

      • indexed in the ISI Web of Science 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.