ICEA 2013 - Workshop: Retailer-Consumer Relationships

The workshop on “Retailer-Consumer Relationships” will be hosted on June 8th by the University of Bucharest, as a part of the 5th International Conference in Economics and Administration, ICEA 2013, and it is supported by the International Journal of Economic Behavior (IJEB).
Submissions should be directed to:
Professor Fabio Musso, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”
International Journal of Economic Behavior (IJEB)
Important deadlines:
Full paper submission: 1 March 2013
Confirmation of acceptance: 1 April 2013
Registration of the participants: 15 April 2013 
Details about registration fee and how to pay are available at ICEA Conference website:
The workshop invites conceptual and empirical papers in the field of the relationships between retailers and consumers and all the related dynamics. Workshop papers by senior and junior scholars as well as PhD students can be submitted. The accepted papers will be divided into specific tracks based on their common themes.
The purpose of this workshop is to offer a wide and interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the relationships between retailers and consumers. New theoretical and empirical research, including methodologically rigorous case studies, are welcome. Paper that can link the following topics will receive top priority:
-          Consumers' analysis, Consumer shopping behavior and Consumers' psychology.
-          Retail innovation and technology, E- commerce, E-retailing, Innovation in retailer-consumer relationships.
-          Store formats, Store environment.
-          Retailer-consumer communication processes, in-store communication and promotion.
-          Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty programs.
-          Shopping centers. Retail location,  Town Center Management.
-          Category Management.
-          Power-dependence dynamics in retailer-consumer relationships.
-          Retail change theories, Marketing strategies and policies of retailers.
-          Shopping experience, Retainment.
-          Retail buying strategies and supply chain relationships
-          Retailers Corporate Social Responsibility.
The papers submitted to this workshop could be considered to be published in the book entitled Retailer-Consumer Relationships which may be published by IGI-Global. Selected papers will be subject to a double blind review process.
Depending on their importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, eligible research articles will be invited for publication in the International Journal of Economic Behavior (IJEB) and International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics (IJABE). Selected papers will be subject to a double blind review process.
Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. In case of acceptance, the author or one of the co-authors should be available to present the paper at the conference.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Professor Fabio Musso, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”
International Journal of Economic Behavior (IJEB)
The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be send in one document in PDF format. To facilitate the blind review process, author and institutional identifying information must be remove from the text and send in a separate file.
The maximum length of the paper is 8,000 words (including all tables, appendices and references).
Papers should be:
·         Single spaced throughout;
·         A4 size page formatting;
·         2.5cm margins on all sides;
·         Title: centred, bold and times new roman 14-point font;
·         Abstract: left justified, bold and times new roman 12-point font maximum 150 words;
·         Keywords: from 5 to 10, left justified, regular, italic and times new roman 12-point font;
·         Main body of the paper:
1. Major headings: should be numbered sequentially, left justified and bolded;
1.1 Sub-headings: should be numbered according to the main heading, left justified, regular and in italics;
·         Tables and figures: integrated within the text;
·         Footnotes: at the bottom of the page should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.
·         References: must follow APA (American Psychological Association) style.
Book: Author, A., & Author, B. (Year). Title of the work. Place name: Publisher.
Book section:Author, A., & Author, B. (Year). Chapter title. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pp.xx-xx). Place name: Publisher.
Journal article:Author, A., & Author, B. (Year). Article title. Title of Periodical, x(x), pp-pp
Web page:Author, A., & Author, B. (Year). Title of the webpage. Retrieved from http://..
Published proceedings:Author, A., & Author, B. (Year). Title of the work. In A. Editor (Eds.) Title of the proceeding  (pp.xx-xx). Place name: Publisher.
Doctoral dissertation:Author, A. (Year). Title of the work. Ph.D dissertation, University, Place name.
A presented paper:Author, A., & Author, B. (Year, Month). Title of the work. Paper presented at name of conference, Place name.