• September, 20

    extended untill end of September
    Abstract or draft papers submission

  • October, 10

    Abstract or draft paper acceptance

  • October, 20


  • November, 17-18





The phenomenon of the New Economy intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latter one has emphasized the necessity of reshaping the very structure of the economy, reformulating business models, financial systems, and economic policies. Dissemination and widespread use of new technologies has become crucial, especially in the face of multifaceted problems of economic social, ecological, and political nature that governments, regulators, entrepreneurs, and individuals have to face in the post-pandemic world. At the same time the very technologies – especially those connected with broadly understood digitalization – changes significantly. They have provided new opportunities but have raised at the same many questions about the sustainability of such new solutions, consequences and costs they could bring.

Digitalization, among other things, provides access to an integrated network of unexploited big data with potential benefits for society, economics, and the environment. The development of smart systems connected to the internet of things can generate unique opportunities to strategically address challenges associated with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to ensure an equitable, environmentally sustainable, and healthy society. The flexibility of digital services, however, can also lead to path dependencies that are difficult to reverse or otherwise correct unless they are discovered at an early stage. The use of a systemic risk-benefit perspective could shed light on the links and interdependencies between digital technologies and the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability.

The main aim of the conference is to share knowledge and expertise on the New Economy in the context of post-pandemic reality, technological changes, and its application to the economy, fastening digital transformation and the rising importance – also or even mainly due to climate change – of sustainable development.

The sixth edition of ICOFEP will be divided into three major tracks: economics, finance, and management.

Conference main topics include, but are not limited to:




  • Convergence of digitalization and sustainability
  • Challenges of paradigm shift in the New Economy
  • Reducing global and regional inequalities with digitalization
  • Social inclusion in the New Economy
  • Digital transformation of labour markets
  • New market models and new consumption models in the digitalized world
  • Regulations’ challenges for the governments and supervisors in the New Economy
  • Sustainable globalization
  • Reconfiguration of sustainable global value chains and supply chains
  • Role of social enterprises in linking digitalization and sustainable development
    • Architecture of financial systems and financial supervision
    • Sustainable finance after the pandemic
    • ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance in financial institutions
    • New patterns and frameworks for the financial institutions resulting from the pandemic period
    • Cryptocurrencies – safe havens, future money, or virtual casino?
    • NTFs and their application
    • New forms and methods of payments
    • The impact of the COVID-19 on risk management
    • Cybersecurity in financial institutions
    • Disintermediation or growth of digital banks
    • Robo advising and machine learning in finance
    • Digital sustainability
    • The impact of digitalization and sustainability on managerial processes, e.g. production, logistics, marketing activities
    • New digital business models and business strategies in post-pandemic world
    • Sources of competitive advantage in the New Economy
    • Changes in consumer behaviour due to increased awareness of sustainable attitudes
    • Digital media, communication and collaboration for sustainable development
    • The role of digitalization in business and social relationships
    • ESG – environmental, social and corporate governance
    • Sources and constraints of firms’ appropriated value in post-pandemic ecosystems




associate professor at Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland

    Patrycja Klimas, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Wroclaw University of Economics. As a researcher she conducts research within strategic management, focused on interorganizational cooperation, coopetition considered under dyads, networks, and ecosystems. In particular she investigates antecedents, drivers, outcomes of inter-organizational phenomena, i.e. multidimensional proximity, formal or informal relationships, and multifaceted innovativeness. Her interest as well as the research projects granted by National Science Centre in Poland and European Commission targets high-tech and creative industries including aviation, video game industry, entertainment, and tourism to the greatest extend. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods while specializing in multiple and multivariate regression, structural equation modeling and social network analysis. Her recent publications in top-tier journals (e.g. Long Range Planning, Industry Marketing Management, European Management Review, European Management Journal, Review of Managerial Science) include innovation networks, organizational innovativeness, cooperative processes, organizational proximity, antecedents of collaboration in dyads and networks, coopetition, and organizational culture. She is experienced in implementation of research projects at the local, national and European level. She is a member of European Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, European Group for Organizational Studies, and International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Currently she cooperates with the Katowice City Hall on the project of Technology and Gaming Hab aimed to be the largest innovation gaming ecosystem worldwide. She loves dogs and swimming.

    Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

    Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

      Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach is a leading economic expert in anti-poverty programs, food insecurity, and education policy. Schanzenbach is regularly quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio, and has testified before both the Senate and House of Representatives on her research. She is a leading academic voice on the impacts of recessions and income support programs on low-income populations.Schanzenbach is Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Professor of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She was formerly the Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a BA in economics and religion, and received a PhD in economics from Princeton University. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and serves on the board of directors of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), and Chicago HOPES for Kids. Schanzenbach’s work is motivated by a desire to offer evidence and solutions, based on rigorous research, to enhance opportunities for low-income children and their families.

      Patrick Papsdorf

      European Central Bank

        Patrick Papsdorf is Head of Payments Oversight Section in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payment at the European Central Bank. His team covers the oversight activities related to payment systems and the broader payment ecosystem, including payment innovations and cyber resilience. Prior to this, he has been Adviser in the ECBs Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments (DG/MIP) for Eurosystem operated market infrastructures. He contributed to the development of the Eurosystem’s FMIs with a strong focus on business continuity, crisis management and analytics. Earlier positions include a commercial bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Patrick holds a BA from the University of the Bundesbank, an MA in Global Management and the official recognition as bank officer in Germany.


        Prof. Elżbieta Gołata

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


        Bucharest University of Economic Studies,


        Bucharest University of Economic Studies,


        University of Southampton,
        United Kingdom

        prof. Wojciech Olszewski

        Northwestern University,
        Illinois, USA

        prof. Camelia Turcu

        Université d'Orléans,
        France, INFER

        prof. Francisco Serranito

        Sorbonne Paris Nord University,


        University of Hohenhein,


        Harper Adams University,
        United Kingdom

        Perna Andrea

        Università Politecnica delle Marche
        Uppsala University


        Head of Scientific Committee

          Jens Eklinder Frick

          University of Gävle, Sweden



          Head of the Committee,
          Director of the Institute of Finance

            dr hab. Beata Woźniak-Jęchorek, prof. UEP

            Track coordinator: Economics
            Department of Macroeconomics and Development Research


            Track coordinator: Management
            Department of International Marketing

            PROF. UEP

            Track coordinator: Finance
            Department of Money and Banking

            dr Katarzyna Schmidt-Jessa

            Department of Money and Banking

            Dr Michał Borychowski

            Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics

            Dr Anna Warchlewska

            Department of Money and Banking

            Dr Aleksandra Wójcicka–Wójtowicz

            Department of Operations Research

            Dr Joanna Lizińska

            Department of Corporate Finance



            Abstract or draft papers submission – September 20th, 2022
            - extended untill end of September

            Abstract or draft paper acceptance – October 10th, 2022
            Registration – October 20th, 2022
            Conference – November 17th-18th, 2022


            Please submit your abstract and paper to: icofep@ue.poznan.pl
            (publication guidelines can be found on Conference website)

            Publication opportunities

            Full papers will be considered for publication according to the aim and scope of:

            The decision of whether or not any of the papers can be included in the journal publication remains in the full discretion of the journal editors and is subject to the results of the double-blind peer review

            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: ICOFEP2022, imię i nazwisko Uczestnika Message line: ICOFEP2022, first and last name of conference participant and affiliation
            The project financed within the Regional Initiative for Excellence programme of the Minister of Education and Science of Poland, years 2019-2023, grant no. 004/RID/2018/19, financing 3,000,000 PLN