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Micro and small enterprise sector reporting in Central and Eastern European countries – the status and challenges

„We are not forming coalitions between States, but union among people
Jean Monnet

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

The transformations that have taken place in the Central and Eastern European countries, initiated in the late 1980s and early 1990s, are considered the most spectacular political, social and economic changes. One of the effects of these transformations entails the growing importance of the micro and small enterprise sector (MSE) in the economic development of countries which often differ in their level of development and are characterized by different political, social and cultural structures. Micro and small enterprises play a particular role in the economy, both because of their impact on the development of entrepreneurship and their ability to quickly adapt to the changing socio-economic conditions.

One of the key economic development problems a country can face is to create conditions that are conducive to the functioning of micro and small enterprises. This is not possible without confidence, on the part of investors, lenders and the socio-economic environment, in the information generated by the reporting of MSEs. Stakeholders, both external and internal, expect not only detailed information about the type of business activity and its financial results, but also about the impact it has on the environment. Comprehensive information constitutes, in fact, the basis for success, because if acquired in time, it allows achievement of competitive advantage and reduces the economic and investment risk on the market. As a consequence, more and more companies are obliged to prepare increasingly complex reports and disclose an increasing extent of information. MSE sector reporting, which constitutes the basis for both retrospective and prospective evaluation, serves as the source of such information

This sector is still not well diagnosed, which results in inadequate reporting, in terms of meeting the information needs of individual stakeholder groups. The International Scientific Conference on the REPORTING OF MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE – THE STATE AND CHALLENGES is an event offering an excellent opportunity to discuss the directions of improvement in the field of MSE sector reporting in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) against the background of systemic and economic transformations. It will also provide an impulse for deepening the cooperation between domestic and foreign research centers and business. The conference will present the results of the research conducted with partner universities from 9 countries: Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.

The thematic scope of the conference will encompass the following issues:

  • The role and importance of the micro and small enterprise sector in the economy;
  • Legal regulations on MSE sector operation in CEECs;
  • MSE sector financial reporting in CEECs;
  • MSE sector non-financial reporting CEECs;
  • Social responsibility of MSEs;
  • Process digitalization in MSEs;
  • Directions for improving MSE sector reporting in CEECs for their sustainable development.

The conference will be opened with a lecture by Prof. Jerzy Hausner, Chairman of the Open Eyes Economy Summit program council and the Public Economy and Administration Foundation [Fundacja Gospodarki i Administracji Publicznej] council, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Labor and Social Policy of Poland.

The conference will be held in Polish/English, with simultaneous interpretation.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE GUESTS

prof. dr hab. Jerzy Hausner

Professor of economics, Chairman of the Open Eyes Economy Summit program council, Public Economy and Administration Foundation (the GAP Foundation), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Labor and Social Policy

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Agnieszka Stachniak

Deputy Director at the Department of Public Expenditure Efficiency and Accounting, Ministry of Finance. Chair of the Accounting Standards Committee at the Ministry of Finance.

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Jakub Wojnarowski

Managing Director of ACCA Poland and Baltic Countries, responsible for development of ACCA and ACCA qualification recognition. Former Deputy Director General of the Lewiatan Confederation.

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Scientific Board

Chairman:
prof. dr hab. Teresa Martyniuk, Sopocka Akademia Nauk Stosowanych, Polska

 

dr hab. Mariusz Andrzejewski, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny Kraków, Poland
prof. dr hab. Jolanta Chluska, Politechnika Częstochowska, Poland
prof. Cristina Dolghii, Moldova State University, Mołdawia
prof. dr hab. Dorota Dobija, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego, Poland
dr hab. Małgorzata Gawrycka, Politechnika Gdańska, Poland
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Gierusz, Uniwersytet Gdański, Poland
prof. Irina Golochalova, Moldova State University, Mołdawia
prof. dr hab. Waldemar Gos, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Poland
prof. dr hab. Anna Karmańska, Szkoła Główna Handlowa, Poland

Members:

prof. Lina Kloviene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Luty, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu, Poland
prof. Natalia Ostapiuk, Kaunas University of Technology, Ukraine
prof. Anastasiya Piakarskaya, Belarus State Economic University, Belarus
prof. Petra Popek Biskupec, University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić, Croatia
prof. dr hab. Marzena Remlein, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny Poznań, Poland
prof. dr hab. Anna Szychta, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland
prof. Laurenţiu-Mihai Trepat, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
prof. dr hab. Ewa Walińska, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland

PUBLICATIONS

The conference papers accepted by the Scientific Council can be published through several periodicals: journals listed by the Ministry of Education and Science (free of charge), journals included in the Scopus index (against payment) or as chapters in monographs (against payment).

Central European Management Journal (indexed in the Scopus and WoS index) – 100 points – no fee https://sciendo.com/journal/JMBACE

Financial Accountability and Management (indexed in the Scopus index) – 100 points – minimum fee 3000 PLN https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14680408?tabActivePane=undefined

Theoretical Papers on Accounting [Zeszyty Teoretyczne Rachunkowości] – 70 points – no fee https://ztr.skwp.pl/resources/html/cmsi/649

Space Economics Society [Przestrzeń Ekonomia Społeczeństwo] (indexed in: the Index Copernicus, The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), BazEkon, Biblioteka Nauki, Google Scholar, Erich+ index) – 20 points – no fee https://www.ssw-sopot.pl/czasopismo-sopockiej-szkoly-wyzszej/

Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (indexed in the Scopus index) – 20 points – minimum fee 3000 PLN  https://www.abacademies.org/journals/academy-of-accounting-and-financial-studies-journal-home.html

Advances in Accounting (indeksowane w bazach Scopus oraz WoS) – 20 pkt – opłata min. 3000,00 PLN  https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/advances-in-accounting

Chapter in a monograph – 20 points – minimum fee 1000 PLN

The decisions regarding the publishing of an article in a given journal, chosen by the Author, is made by the Scientific Council of the Conference. When an article is accepted for publication in a journal indicated by the Author, the Author will be required to prepare the article in accordance with the editorial journal requirements. The Authors will be informed, via e-mail, about the editorial requirements and the rules of payment.

The articles submitted should address the following topics:

  • The role and importance of the micro and small enterprise sector in the economy;
  • Legal regulations on MSE sector operation in CEECs;
    MSE sector financial reporting in CEECs;
  • MSE sector non-financial (ESG) reporting in CEECs;
    Social responsibility of the MSE sector;
  • Directions for improving MSE sector reporting in CEECs for their sustainable development;
  • Process digitalization in MSEs.

Full texts of the articles accepted for publication should be prepared in accordance with the editorial requirements:

Editorial requirements (download)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

Abstracts should consist of the following:

  1. objective (aim);
  2. methodology;
  3. conclusion/s;
  4. implications;
  5. originality/contribution.

Please send abstracts of your articles to the e-mail address:

TIMETABLE

CONFERENCE OPENING COUNTDOWN:

30.05.2022

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

30.05.2022
31.05.2022

ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE

31.05.2022
31.05.2022

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION DEADLINE

31.05.2022
15.07.2022

FULL ARTICLE TEXT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

15.07.2022
15.07.2022

PARTICIPATION FEE PAYMENT

15.07.2022

CONFERENCE FEE

Basic fee for conference participation:

500 PLN or 125 EUR

The fee includes conference materials and participation in all conference panels – online or in person (depending on the declared form of participation). The fee does not include the cost of accommodation and the costs of article publica0tion.

The fee should be paid to the following account:

Santander Bank Polska

87 1090 1098 0000 0001 4920 4670

Payments in EUR:

77 1500 1706 1217 0005 9276 0000
SWIFT/BIC : WBKPPLPP

 

Conference participants can book hotels at special prices by entering the SSW password when booking rooms.

– Sofitel Grand Sopot  (*****)

Classic room SNG Park Side – 450 PLN
Superior room SNG Sea Side – 600 PLN

The above prices include:
– Buffet breakfast at Grand Blue restaurant with sea view
– Access to the Wellness Centre, with sauna, steam room, swimming pool and gym
– Internet access
– Business Corner
– Concierge services
– Access to the hotel’s private beach
– VAT and tourist tax.

https://all.accor.com/hotel/3419/index.en.shtml?utm_campaign=seo+maps&utm_medium=seo+maps&utm_source=google+Maps

– Golden Tulip Gdańsk Residence

Standard single room  – 255PLN
Standard double room – 305 PLN
Studio single room  – 305 PLN
Studio double room – 360 PLN

The above prices include:
– Buffet breakfast
– Wi-fi internet
– Entrance to the Wellness area with swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi

https://www.gdanskgoldentulip.pl/

– Opera Hotel (***)

Double room – 330 PLN
Single room – 290 PLN

The above prices include:
– Buffet breakfast

https://www.hotelopera.pl/

CONFERENCE PROGRAM FRAMEWORK

October 20, 2022  THURSDAY

8.00 – 8.45 – Registration of participants

9.00 – 9.30 – Official conference inauguration

9.30 – 11.30 – Plenary session I

11.30 – 12.00 – Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30 – Panel sessions I

13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 – Panel sessions II

16.00 – 17.00 – Free time

17.00 – 19.00 – Tourist attractions

19.00  – Integration meeting

October 21, 2022 FRIDAY

9.00 – 10.30 – Panel sessions III

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 – Panel sessions IV

12.30 – 13.00 – Coffee break

13.00 – 14.30 – Plenary session II

14.30 – 15.30 – Conference conclusion by special guest

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

dr Joanna Pioch – Chairperson

dr hab. Joanna Soszyńska-Budny – Vice Chairperson

mgr Katarzyna Socha

mgr Joanna Grott

Conference secretariat:

email: konferencja@ssw-sopot.pl
tel. +48 536 506 314

CONFERENCE PATRONS

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Become the Partner and gain valuable advantage in yours sector.

Be the part one of unique international event – be one of the MSE REPORTING Conference member which is organized by Sopot University of Applied Sciences. Our cooperation will enhance brand awareness among academic society and among micro and medium entrepreneurs as well.

“Reporting of the micro- enterprise sector in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe – the state and challenges” Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and establish contact with economists.

The partner will also gain the possibility to participate in the Conference and promote company logo, both offline and online.

We invite you to create this event with us.

To become the partner please contact Katarzyna Socha (office@ssw-sopot.pl)  or Helena Chmielewska (helena.chmielewska@ssw-sopot.pl).

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Conference location

Sopot University of Applied Sciences
ul. Rzemieślnicza 5

81-855 Sopot 
tel.: +48 585 558 369
tel. +48 536 506 314
email: konferencja@ssw-sopot.pl