Business Systems Laboratory - 2nd International Symposium


Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice

January 23-24, 2014
Universitas Mercatorum
Via Appia Pignatelli 62, 00178 Roma, Italy




Track Chair:

Josè Rodolfo Hernandez Carrion

University of Valencia (Spain)


The guiding vision of economic growth poses several challenges to researchers, evaluators and economists approaching some kind of Conscious Capitalism: that reflects and leverages the interdependent nature of life and business; moving from a conspicuous consumption to a calculated consumption; re-measuring wealth redefines economic growth and sustainable development; redefining the economic policy goals if "Growth is Dead"; including future generations perspective and their trade-offs; why don't a whole lot more money make us a whole lot more happy?


This track will bring together researchers and practitioners to share their experiences and gain greater insight into the prospects and challenges of debating metrics and measures of economic growth in a systemic globalised economy striking a delicate balance.



Friday 24 - Room "Emilia" - 9,00 - 13,30

  • The role of entrepreneurial environment in the fight against economic crisis in the EU - Janos Varga (Óbuda University, Hungary);

  • Challenges of Sustainable Productivity and Trends of Its Growth in Global Agricultural Sector - Ia Natsvlishvili (Tbilisi State University, Georgia);

  • Economic growth and child labour: empirical evidence from Albania - Fjona Zeneli (University of Tirana, Albania);

  • Economic Impacts of EPA's 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards on International Corn Prices and Mexican Welfare - Óscar Peláez Herreros, Rafael Pérez Peña, Enrique Salgado Sánchez (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico);

  • A Model for Reducing Pollution through the Channel of Reducing Income Inequalities. An application of an Indicator for Qualitative Progress: the case of Egypt and Lebanon - Maria Hilal (Université Antonine, Lebanon);

  • Growth Sustainability in Nigeria: Impacts of Trade Openness and Public Spending - Ikechukwu Darlington Nwaka (Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey);

  • Wine sector as a driver of growth for the Italian economy - Elisa Giacosa, Guido Giovando (University of Turin, Italy), Alberto Mazzoleni (University of Brescia, Italy);

  • Impact of the knowledge management on sustainable development in innovative economy - Vasja Roblek, Maja Meško (University of Primorska, Slovenia), Mirjana Pejić Bach (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Andrej Bertoncelj (University of Primorska, Slovenia);

  • Oil industry of Serbian – NIS Gasprom njeft - responsibility to the community - Branka Jajić & Jelena Jajić (Independent scholars, Serbia);

  • Brazilian economic growth: an structuralist model in a system dynamic approach - John Santos, Luciano Carvalho, Evantro Teixeira (University of Viçosa, Brazil);

  • Using the System Thinking to Study Sustainability of Colombian Livestock Systems - Raúl Andrés Molina B., Rómulo Campos Gaona (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Alberto Stanislao Atzori (Università di Sassari, Italy), Hugo Sanchez Guerrero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia).