19th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
18-19 June 2020, Aveiro, Portugal

ACPI is continuing to prepare for our conferences scheduled for the remainder of the year and into next year. We are aware that the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may affect your ability to attend an event in person, but we are integrating interactive virtual participation where attendance is not possible. 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

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACPI and University of Aveiro, Portugal

Welcome to ECRM 2020

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

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 the issues closest to research methodology.

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 on the 18-19 June 2020 for the 19th 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 deadline27 November 2019Still accepting abstracts
Notification of abstract acceptance06 December 2019
Full paper due for review16 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)26 March 2020
Earlybird registration closes09 April 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)23 April 2020
Final Author registration date14 May 2020
Excellence awards abstract submission08 January 2020
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance17 January 2020
Excellence awards full case history submission26 February 2020
Excellence awards finalists announced14 May 2020

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 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.