• October, 15

    Abstract/paper submission

  • November, 10

    Abstract/paper acceptance

  • November, 16


  • November, 19-20




The main aim of the conference is to share knowledge and expertise in the wide areas of economy in the digital era. The fourth edition of ICOFEP will be divided into three major tracks: economy, finance and management.

Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  The impact of the digitalization on managerial processes, e.g. production, logistics, marketing activities.
  •  New digital business models and appropriate business strategies for the digital transformation.
  •  Changes in consumer behavior in the digital world.
  •  Digital media in the process of communication, value appropriation and customer collaboration.
  •  Collaboration in the digital era – the impact of digitalization on business and social relationships.
  •  Sources of competitive advantage in the digital economy – leveraging digital technologies (e.g. big data, augmented reality, artificial intelligence) to accelerate firms’ growth and performance.
  •  Sources and constraints of firms’ appropriate value in digital-based ecosystems.
  •  Internationalization of firms in the digital world – new business strategies and theoretical explanations.

  • ICOFEP 2019

  •  The fourth industrial revolution and its challenges to current economic research.
  •  Digitalization as a main driver of growth for businesses and economies.
  •  The role of human capital in the digital economy and in the production function.
  •  New market models and new consumption models.
  •  Education 4.0
  •  Labor markets in the digital era.
  •  Finding the value in Industry 4.0 – towards creation or destruction?
  •  Reconfiguration of global value chains in the digital era.

  • Finance
    •  Architecture of financial systems and financial supervision in the era of digitalization
    •  Banking 4.0
    •  FinTech
    •  Cryptocurrencies and their consequences
    •  New forms and methods of payments
    •  The impact of the digitalization on risk management in financial institutions
    •  Social lending platforms as an alternative to traditional banks
    •  Cybersecurity in financial institutions



Seth Giddings

    Associate Professor of Digital Culture & Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. His teaching and research address the relationships between digital technology, cultural economy, games and play. He is the author of Gameworlds: virtual media and children’s everyday play (New York: Bloomsbury 2014) and has published widely on game studies, toys, screen media and everyday life. He is currently working on the intersections of AI, robotics and play.

    Marzenna Anna Weresa

      A full professor of economics, since 2005 works as a director of the World Economy Research Institute; in 2016 elected as a Dean of the Collegium of World Economy at Warsaw School of Economics for the period of 2016-2020.

      Since 2012 she works as an expert of the European Commission providing an advice on policies for research and innovation. In particular in 2012-2015 she was a member of the High Level Economic Policy Expert Groups (“Innovation for Growth – I4G” and “RISE”), in 2017 she joined the European Commission expert group “Economic and Societal Impact of Research and innovation (ESIR)” providing economic analyses and recommendations in view of supporting policy implementation.


      Prof. Elżbieta Gołata

      Head of the Board,
      Vice Rector,
      Poznań University of Economics and Business,

      Prof. Iustina Boitan

      Bucharest University of Economic Studies,

      Prof. Pompeo Della Posta

      University of Pisa,

      Prof. Garry D. Bruton

      Texas Christian University,

      Prof. Jens Eklinder Frick

      University of Gävle,

      Prof. Malena Havenvid

      KTH Royal Institute of Technology,

      Prof. Emilia Mioara Campeanu

      Bucharest University of Economic Studies,

      Prof. Scheherazade S. Rehman

      The George Washington University,

      Prof. Anthony Sauders

      New York University,


      Head of Scientific Committee

        Jens Eklinder Frick

        University of Gävle, Sweden



        Head of the Committee,
        Director of the Institute of Finance

          Prof. Ewa Mińska-Struzik

          Track coordinator: Economics
          Department of International Economics

          Prof. Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek

          Track coordinator: Management
          Department of International Marketing

          Prof. Paweł Marszałek

          Track coordinator: Finance
          Department of Money and Banking

          Dr hab. Agnieszka Ignyś

          Department of Organization and Management Theory

          Dr Michał Borychowski

          Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics

          Dr Magdalena Dolata

          Department of Organization and Management Theory

          Dr Anna Warchlewska

          Department of Money and Banking

          Dr Aleksandra Wójcicka–Wójtowicz

          Department of Operations Research

          Dr Joanna Lizińska

          Department of Corporate Finance


          Abstract submission

          Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (in English) in doc/docx files no later than October 15, 2020 via e-mail icofep@ue.poznan.pl. Please note that the extended abstracts should be consistent with the required format. A notification of acceptance will be sent till November 10, 2020.

          Notification of acceptance

          A notification of acceptance will be sent within one week after submission.


          Registration should be online, no later than November 16, 2020 At least one of the authors of each paper must have a full registration for attending the conference. One person can register only once. Please do not register before the notification of acceptance from the organizers! (registrations cancelled as a result of an abstract not being accepted will be refunded 50% of the registrations fees less an administration fee of 20€). Please choose one of the options in the registration forms: "presentation only" or "full paper".

          Paper submission

          Submission paper is optional only for publication. The deadline for paper submission is October 15, 2020. Nevertheless, at least extended abstract should be submitted to be included in conference materials.

          Publication opportunity

          The potential publication in the monograph will concern only those who send full papers. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the monograph published by Springer or Palgrave Macmillan. All abstracts will be published in Conference Proceedings.


          Presenters as well as attending co-authors will receive a certificate of participation during ICOFEP. It will be obligatory to send a conference presentation.




          Poznań University of Economics and Business
          Al. Niepodległości 10
          61-875 Poznań


          Special accommodation offers for ICOFEP participants:

          NH POZNAN****
          Święty Marcin 67 | 61-806 Poznań | Poland
          The hotel proposes special prices for ICOFEP conference participants - price discount (10% lower than the current price) is offered for booking till 31 March 2020.
          Password: ICOFEP2020
          Rooms will be offered as long as they are available.

          IBB Andersia Hotel****
          Plac Andersa 3 | 61-894 Poznań | Poland
          For guests staying during 6-9 May 2020 the hotel proposes special prices for ICOFEP conference participants - 380 PLN per night for single Comfort 1 room with breakfast or 450 PLN per night for double room with breakfast.
          Password: ICOFEP
          Rooms will be offered as long as they are available.

          Other hotels in the neighborhood of the conference venue:

          Hotel Mercure Poznań Centrum****
          Ul. Roosevelta 20 | 60-829 Poznań | Poland

          Hotel Rzymski***
          Aleje Karola Marcinkowskiego 22 | 61-827 Poznań

          Hotel Royal***
          ul. Św. Marcin 71 | 61-808 Poznań | Poland

          How to get to Poznań

          By plane: Poznan Lawica Airport is located 7 km west from the city centre. There are direct, daily flights to Poznan from Frankfurt, Munich or Copenhagen.

          By train: by direct train from Berlin HBF or Warsaw Central station – both 2,5h travel.


          From Main Train Station: 10-minute walk
          Check on Google Maps

          Transport to and from the airport
          Right in front of T3 terminal (arrival hall) you may find a 24/7 taxi stand.

          By public transport
          Poznan Airport is well-connected with the city center by public transport. There are bus stops right in front of the passenger terminal and in its close vicinity. Currently four bus lines run between the airport and city center, one of which – L – is an express line connecting the airport with the main train station.

          Taxi corporations
          M1 Taxi Poznan +48-61-8-222-222
          Taxi RMI +48-61-8-219-219
          Euro Taxi Poznan +48-61-8-111-111


          Selected papers will be published in the monograph indexed in Web od Science Core Collection.
          Selected papers (reviewed and accepted by editors) will also be considered for publication in, among others:
          • Economics and Business Review (EBR) – indexed and distributed in EBSCO, ESCI, ProQuest, BazEcon, CEJSH and Index Copernicus.
          • Proceedings Of The Faculty Of Economics And Business in Zagreb – indexed in EconLit, EBSCO, ProQuest ABI/Inform Complete, ProQuest Business Premium Collection and ProQuest East&Central Europe Database, Social Science Premium Collection.
          • Review of Finance and Banking (RFB) –indexed in CABBEL, DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing, EconLit, Index Copernicus, RePEc, EconPapers, Ideas and Ulrich.
          • Research Papers in Economics and Finance
          • Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy (RJFP) – indexed in ECONSTOR, DOAJ, Cabell's Directories, Ulrich's, FIaF (Free Internet available Finance).
          • Studia Oeconomica Posnaniensia – indexed in BazEkon, CEJSH, Index Copernicus, PBN
          • Bezpieczny Bank – indexed in BazEkon, CEJSH, ICI Journal Master List.
          • Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny – indexed in BazEkon; CEJSH; WorldCat.
          Moreover, book of abstracts and e-proceedings will be edited.



          PLN payments EUR payments
          Beneficjent: Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu,
          al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań
          Beneficiary: Poznan University of Economics and Bussines,
          al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan
          Bank: Santander Bank Polska Bank: Santander Bank Polska
          Nr rachunku: 54 1090 1359 0000 0000 3501 8918 IBAN: 02 1090 1359 0000 0001 0062 7162
          SWIFT: WBK PPL PP
          Tytuł przelewu: ICOFEP2020, imię i nazwisko Uczestnika Message line: ICOFEP2020, first and last name of conference participant and affiliation
          The project financed within the Regional Excellence Initiative programme of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland, years 2019-2022, grant no. 004/RID/2018/19, financing 3,000,000 PLN