Call for papers


The 2nd Communication Management Forum 2017 international conference

will take place on 12 and 13 May in Zagreb, Croatia on the topic

Living in crisis mode: Time to reconsider definition, meaning and practice?


About the conference:

Communication Management Forum is the first international academic conference on integrated communications in Croatia. The conference is organised by the Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, the first higher education institution in the region specialised for communication management and public relations. The first edition of the conference took place in May 2015, and it stirred significant interest in the professional public, gathering numerous renowned scholars and experts in communication management and related academic disciplines. Nearly 200 participants attended the conference, with over a hundred scholars and practitioners from 10 different countries presenting their papers. The goal of the conference is to become a traditional biennial gathering of professionals and researchers from the communications industry, a place where they will exchange ideas, knowledge and insights, as well as present the results of diverse research in the previously defined areas. 


Conference topic:

Modern society is characterized by numerous crises that require of individuals, as well as national and international entities, the ability to identify and control potential dangers in order to reduce the possibility of jeopardizing the existence and functioning of the business and social community. The crisis concept does not have a unique meaning, nor is it reserved for a particular academic discipline. While there are many definitions of crisis, common to all of them is that a crisis generates unpredictability, insecurity, uncertainty, time pressure, stress, tangible and intangible losses, and requires the timely adoption and implementation of decisions. In order to understand the nature and context of crisis situations and the procedures undertaken by individual actors, it is logical to question the definitions and meanings of crisis that provide a framework for the understanding of events in practice that indicate to us certain progress in understanding the crisis concept itself.

The programme’s focus is on the last two years, on 2015 and 2016, which were marked by major political, economic and social crises at all levels, and whose aspects can be explored from the aspect of public relations, media, management, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology and other related disciplines. Obvious crises at the international level, such as Great Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the debt crisis, Eurozone crisis, refugee crises, terrorist attacks, major natural disasters, political, as well as many other crises at the level of nation states and lower levels within the local or business community, have shown that the established and available instruments and mechanisms are not functional and do not provide timely and long-term solutions. This is why it is important to analyse and question whether we are permanently living in crisis mode and whether it is time to consider definition, meaning and practice.


Call for abstracts and papers:

The Communication Management Forum Programme Committee invites 250 – 300 word abstracts related to the above mentioned topics and the main topic by no later than 31 January 2017. The registration form is available on the official website of the conference - 

The applicants will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by the Programme Committee by 28 February 2017 at the latest.

Full papers will need to be submitted by 11 June 2017 and will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registrations and double blind peer review. Please note that the best papers from Communication Management Forum 2017 will be invited for the special issue of Communication Management Review ( 


Official language:

The official language of Communication Management Forum 2017 is English.



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