International May Conference on Strategic Management (IMCSM) is a leading international conference in the field of general management. This conference is annually organized by Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade.

The 17th International May Conference on Strategic Management – IMCSM21 have take place from May 28 – 30th, 2021. Due to the still acute situation with the global Covid 19 pandemic, the conference was organized online, using the ZOOM platform for the web conferences.

The official opening of the conference was on Saturday, May 29th, followed by a plenary session, after which authors presented their papers. The detailed program with the presentations schedule is available on this LINK.

All papers accepted for presentation at the IMCSM21 will be published in the IMCSM21 Book of Abstracts and in the IMCSM21 Book of Proceedings. Final version of the Book of abstracts is available on this LINK.


The papers submitted for publication in the IMCSM21 Book of Proceedings have been reviewed and revised versions of the papers have been compiled into two issues of the IMCSM21 Proceedings by the Scientific Board of the conference:

Issue 1 | Issue 2


The platform that was used for communication and presentation of the papers was based on the Zoom software. 

For authors who were not familiar with ZOOM online platform, detailed instructions were available: Zoom instructions in English and Serbian

The Second announcement of the conference, was presented at following link: IMCSM21_second announcement 2021

Plenary lecturers of the IMCSM21 conference were:

Associate Professor. Ing. Aleksandr KljučnikovPh.D., Rector of the University of Business and Law in Prague, Czech Republic. Also, a member of the Board of the University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic, and an executive member of the Board of the Pan-European University, Bratislava, Slovakia. At the International May Conference on Strategic Management, Professor Ključnikov has presented the plenary lecture on the topic: “While usage of modern marketing channels positively affects innovativeness of firms, usage of traditional marketing channels does not affect innovativeness of firm. 

Assistant Professor. Veljko M. Mijušković, PhD, from theFaculty of Economics, Belgrade University, Serbia. His research fields are: logistics management, supply chain management and strategic management. At the International May Conference on Strategic Management, Professor Mijušković has presented the plenary lecture on the topic: ” How does the Covid-19 pandemic impact the performance of chosen logistics parameters?

Vojislav Genić, Managing Director of the SAP West Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia. At the International May Conference on Strategic Management, Mr. Ganić has presented the plenary lecture on the topic: ” SAP Concept of Intelligent  Enterprise – A new step in digitalization

As one of the sections of the IMCSM21, following Roundtable was organized:


In frame of this years IMCSM2021 conference thematic  round table was organized, within special conference session: National and regional strategies for rural NEETs social inclusion (

This round table was dedicated to the results of the COST CA18213 action:  Rural NEET Youth Network: Modeling the risks underlying rural NEETs social exclusion   (

Researchers form Technical faculty in Bor are members of this COST action, and have presented the results of the project research. This included presentation of the National report 2009-2019 – Rural NEET in Serbia, developed through the action research in 2020. The National report 2009-2019 – Rural NEET in Serbia is published through the COST CA18213 action and is available here: 

Round table was addressing the NEETs needs in this part of Eastern Serbia. Finding potential solution through strategic national activities that can be coordinated by the local government, unemployment offices and educational institutions, have been discussed.

The Round table was organized online, using the ZOOM platform.

Invited lecturers on the round table were:

Emilija Stojemnova-DuhDr., Assistant ProfessorSelena Radović, PhD candidateDanijela Voza, Dr.,  Assistant professorDaniel Yordanov Pavlov, PhD, Associate Professor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, SloveniaUniversity Paris-8, France (Pratiques et théories du sens), and Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy in BelgradeTechnical faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade, SerbiaFaculty of Business and Management, University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Bulgaria
Lecture topic: A chain is as strong as its weakest linkLecture topic: NEET as a Sociological category – Characteristics of NEET population in SerbiaLecture topic: Analysis of the National report 2009-2019 – Rural NEET in SerbiaLecture topic: The high education in intergenerational family business as an instrument to engage NEETs

The Round table took place on 29th of May 2021. 

Registration form for the Round Table was available on the following LINK

Organizers of the conference are happy to announce that the International May Conference on Strategic Management will be submitted to be covered by the Clarivate Analytics. The conference is already indexed in the EBSCOhost database, and in previous years was indexed in the Web of Science. WoS requires renewal of submission for each year, therefore, the Book of proceedings of the IMCSM2021 will be submitted to be indexed in the Clarivate Analytics Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science, this year as well.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Serbian Journal of Management – SJM an international journal for theory and practice of Management science. Serbian Journal of Management is covered by SCOPUS, EBSCO and SCImago database (SJR = 0.27 – Q3).

Also, there is possibility to publish selected manuscripts of the conference in the journal The Acta Oeconomica Universitatis Selye , which is indexed in ERIH PLUS base.

Conference topics are:

  • Strategic management
  • General management
  • Industrial and facility management
  • Material flow management
  • Environmental management
  • Management methods
  • Project management
  • Operational systems and technology
  • Quality management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Production management
  • Production systems management
  • Financial management
  • Management informational systems
  • Management informational technologies
  • Maintenance management
  • Management in practice
  • Healthcare and Sport management
  • Risk management
  • Tourism and Hospitality management
  • Agricultural and Forestry management
  • Special applications of management methods

Scientific Board (SB) of the Conference:

Prof. dr Živan Živković, University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, president of the SB.

Prof. dr Ivan Mihajlović, University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, vice-president of the SB.

The members of the SB:

Prof. dr Peter Schulte, Institute for European Affairs, Germany

Prof. dr Michael Graef, University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany

Prof. dr Jaka Vadnjal, GEA College Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. dr Geert Duysters, ECIS (Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies), Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Prof. dr Michale. D. Mumford, The University of Oklahoma, USA

Prof. dr John. A. Parnell, School of Business, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, USA

Prof. dr Antonio Strati, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Universities of Trento and Siena, Italy

Prof. dr Rajesh Piplani, Center for Supply Chain Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. dr Musin Halis, University of Sakarya, Business and Administration Faculty, Serdivan, Turkey

Prof. dr Rekha Prasad, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, India

Prof. dr Ofer Zwikael, School of Management, Marketing and International Business ANU College of Business and Economics The Australian National University, Australia

dr inż. Renata Stasiak-Betlejewska, Institute of Production Engineering, Faculty of Management, The Czestochowa University of Technology Poland.

Prof. dr Simon Gao, Edinburg Napier University, United Kingdom

Prof. dr Jadip Gupte, Goa Institute of Management, India

Prof. dr Jan KalinaInstitute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Prof. dr Vesna Spasojević Brkić, Universtity of Belgrade, Faculty of Machanical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. dr Milan Stamatović, Faculty of Management, Metropolitan University, Serbia

Prof. dr Jifang Pang, School of Computer and Information Technology, Shanxi University, China

Prof. dr Ladislav Mura, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovakia

Prof. dr Pal Michelberger, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Slobodan Radosavljević, RB Kolubara, Lazarevac, Serbia

Dr. Natalia Safronova, Institute of private and sectoral Management, RANEPA, Moscow, Russian Federation


Submission of applications for participation and abstracts in English (extended deadline)05 May 2021
Payment of the participation fee (extended deadline)15 May 2021
Submission of the full text of papers (the final deadline)20 June 2021

Publication: All abstracts of the papers from the IMCSM21 are published in the Book of abstracts, in the printed and electronic edition.

Also, all the papers will be published in Book of Proceedings of the conference, after the conference, in the electronic form (CD) and will be available for download.

Conference registration and submission of abstracts was available using online form at:

Abstracts: abstracts of the papers and reports should be submitted in English language (for authors from Serbia also in Serbian language). The abstracts should be prepared in following style and shall contain: title (font Times New Roman, Bold, Capital Letters, 14pt, centered), authors’ names and addresses (Times New Roman, Bold, 12pt, Italic, centered), text not exceeding 1800 characters (Times New Roman, Normal, 12pt, justified) with margins: top and left – 30mm, bottom and right – 25mm, in A4 format (210х297 mm).

Full Manuscripts: Full length papers should be submitted in English or Serbian language. Full length manuscripts should be submitted to the           e-mail    or to the e-mail 

The manuscripts should be written in MS WORD 2003 or a higher version and prepared according to the instructions for authors.

Preparation of the manuscripts and instructions for authors:

The manuscripts should be written in MS Word 2003 or in a higher version.

MS Word template for full paper preparation is available here: IMCSM-template – NEW2021

Conference fee:

Conference fee can be payed in EURO (125) or Serbian Dinars (15 000). Payment Reference Number is assigned to each submission after completion of the online registration form at and it will be sent to the corresponding author in the official letter of acceptance.

Details regarding payment in EURO:






FIELD 59: (Beneficiary Customer) /RS35840000000009279051 This is IBAN



For the payment in Serbian Dinars the following account should be used:

Technical Faculty in Bor, Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Account No: 840-1478666-37

All further information about the conference and future events you can obtain from:Professor Đorđe Nikolić, Head of the Engineering Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor. University of Belgrade. Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia. Contact email: or Professor Ivan Mihajlović, Vice – president of the Scientific Board of IMCSM20. University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, Management department. Address: Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia. Contact e- mail:  or  or  . Mobile phone: +381(64)227 36 21.

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